A key element of my New Year's Resolutions (and because my doctor told me I needed to) is my drive to reduce my weight and eat more healthily.
To encourage me in this quest, Rachel has produced a folder (see above) to record my daily intake of fruit and veg (a key element missing from my old diet) to ensure I hit the recommended "five-a-day".
She even invested in product-labelled stickers so I can keep track of what I am eating as well as how much.
A big step towards this healthy-living goal is my new-found enthusiasm for making myself smoothies, which usually manage to embrace at least four of my daily recommended fruit and veg portions.
Last night, for instance, I cooked up two-and-a-half glasses-worth of a smoothie cocktail containing apples, melon, cucumber and tomatoes (sadly I'd run out of bananas, as I usually like to stick a couple in every smoothie I make).
As I noted the other day, I've already lost two-and-a-half pounds this month, but I won't be weighing myself again until the end of the month.
The last thing I want to do is become a slave to the scales and be fretting over my weight every single day. I reckon weighing myself twice a month (middle and end) is enough to keep an eye on things, make sure it's heading in the right direction!
I realise my diet is not the most riveting subject to blog about, but by publishing it here online, it somehow makes my resolutions more concrete.
However, I promise you it won't become a regular feature. Hopefully, eventually, it will just become the norm and I won't even give it a second thought.
|Last night's smoothie-making produced two-and-a-half pints of health drink|