I haven't posted since having Ethan, but we have been participating, nevertheless. Here are the habits we (the girls and I) have done:
first week after Ethan was born- we cut out caffeine (Emmy's never had any and Britt only had one a day but now none of us have it. In fact, without ever making it an issue we don't have pop anymore at all)
second week - we started having a serving of fruit with every breakfast
third week - we added a veggie to every lunch
fourth week - we changed snacks from carbs to protein or fruit or vegetable
fifth week - we started noticing portion sizes on labels and reading ingredients. we also switched most of our products from white flour to whole grain.
sixth week - we started charting what we are eating each day in each food group using the food pyramid. We didn't have to stay under the amt for each group, I just wanted them to see what they eat every day.
this coming week - continue all above and start walking. I am not going to make the girls continue charting their food, but I think they both want to! They think it's fun...go figure. Also, I am going to try to stay within the old Weight Watcher point system for nursing moms.
I love our new way of eating and it definitely already seems like a habit. We have so many fruits and veggies around, it makes healthy eating and snacking easy. Because we don't ban any food (except caffeine) we haven't felt deprived at all. And because I am already down two dress sizes (see last post), it has been easy to limit myself on the indulgences. I bought myself those new Hershey's truffles in a tin and I have one a day. It might be my favorite part of the day. Not so much the chocolate as being proud of myself for being able to control how many I am having! WooHoo...Babysteps :-)
If you would like to see other SHS pots, go to Lazy Organizer. See you next week!