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NORTHERN VIRGINIA, CONSCIOUS DIARIES IS A BLOG BY TINA UNRUE.
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Health: Day 1

Day 1 was hard...at times.

The novelty of this change is exciting. That excitement helped keep me on track for the most part. I was conscious about every food decision. With that said, I didn't make decisions always for the best reasons.

I'm now two days without coffee. I used to drink coffee with sugar-free creamer. I've decided to ditch that for now, although I may decide to incorporate that again sometime in the future.

For breakfast, I had yogurt and blueberries. After a few hours, I was hungry again, so I had about six Triscuits. I was fairly happy with my morning choices.

Lunch is where things went a bit south. I chose to eat two slices of leftover veggie pizza. Why? Because I don't like to throw food away. I'm a clean-plate-club member.

(Yeah. That's something I gotta work on. I'm sure that'll be another post during this adventure.)

After lunch, I made some "healthy" chocolate chip cookies. I've made them before and really like them. I usually make enough for my husband and I to share all week. These cookies are quite filling and satisfying, so they are a great treat to have on-hand.

After lunch, I continued to make some poor choices - two, in fact. I chose to take a small bite of two pieces of fudge I bought while out of town last week. I brought the candy home for the family, and the temptation of at least tasting it got the best of me when I was cutting some for my daughter. Although I ate the fudge, I was still proud of myself, because I made the decision to indulge. I was conscious of the choice and ensured the pieces were small. (With that said, I'm gonna take a huge hunk of the fudge into work tomorrow to share with others and get it out of the house. The less temptation I have, the better.)

For dinner, I'll have salmon and a sweet potato. We eat lots of salmon in our house, and I'm excited to try out a new recipe!

My overall thoughts on Day 1... I was conscious of each and every choice and bite of food. That's significant. Being aware of my choices is necessary on this journey.

I'm used to eating what I want, for the most part. I don't have a terrible diet currently, but I obviously don't have the one I NEED because I'm not where I want to be. But, I haven't really decided WHERE I want to be. I gotta get clear on the goal so that as I'm making decisions, I understand the impact to the goal. Hopefully I'll write about that tomorrow.

Be open to what comes.

Health: Day 2

Making My Health a Priority