Day 12 on Holiday Weight Loss Challenge

Part of the You Can Learn Good Health series.
By Ken Brown
January 27, 2005

Another day on the challenge. Did you diet today? Was eating right and eating good foods on your mind? Did you take the time to eat healthy? Or did you fall back into your old habits?

They say that it takes 21 days to change an old habit into a new habit. If you are able to push through and stay the course for 21 days then you have the old habit beat. You are now doing the things you need to do to change your life. For the better.

Most people have problems getting through those first 21 days. Actually the first 2 days are a problem. But that's okay. If you fail, do you know what you do? You recommit to the goal
and try again. There is no shame in trying and then failing. You look in the mirror and say today is the day I succeed.

Did you exercise today? Were you able to get outside and walk? Did you take the time to lift weights? Did you do Yoga or run or play basketball? I remember about 3 years ago I was playing basketball three times a week and I went for my annual checkup at the doctor's office. He couldn't believe how thin and young I looked.

The group played basketball from 5 am until 7 am. So two hours of running up and down a basketball court. I finally quit, because of the impact to my knees. I don't want to be one of these 75 year olds that destroyed their knees in their youth and now they can't walk. So now I am down to walking instead of playing basketball.

But that is okay to me. There is such joy in walking. It really gives you a chance to clear your mind and to enjoy nature on a different level. Most of us go to a park maybe once a year. We stand in awe at the beauty of nature. Imagine if you were experiencing that beauty every single day. I don't mean you have to go to a park everyday. The changing landscape of the nature around your house is just as fascinating. You won't see the wonder of it all until you see it everyday.

For breakfast I had one scrambled egg , 2 servings of Instant Grits with butter, 6 ounces of milk and 8 ounces of orange juice. Lunch was quick with a turkey sandwich with Colby Jack cheese, 2 slices of bread, a tablespoon of mayo and 1 serving of green beans. Plus, later in the afternoon I had a candy bar, an extra 250 calories.

Dinner was 2 hot dogs, 2 slices of bread, a serving and a half of potato chips and 1 apple. Sometimes it is simple foods and simple menus that help you on your way. The amount of preparation time was minimal. The food was good, but I limited it to a manageable amount and I think I did okay.

I have definitely changed my habit of eating large amounts of Christmas cookies, candy and candy bars. I am losing weight. Not large amounts. But, I notice my pants fitting me better. My belt doesn't feel quite so tight. The diet is working.

You keep doing the right things most times. Keep your spirits up. Eat right and try to get a good nights sleep and you will lose weight also.

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