Hi Gang,

In the middle of week # 2 of the Big Wally healthy lifestyle change.  I have to admit that I would like to be a little more with-it when it comes to posting all I eat at Myfitnesspal.com. Well, I am getting better at it.

I have to admit that the weekends tend to be a little tougher for me to adhere to the strict letter of not putting anything not healthy in my face. I run the Farmers and Flea Market in Greene on Saturdays and there are always tasty new things each week that the ladies love to shove in my face. But I'm getting better at it.

I'm learning that if I eat a piece of fruit, or some other healthy item at least every 1 1/2 to 2 hours, it curbs the hunger pangs and keeps my energy level up. Each day when it gets a little tough to keep my appetite under control, I just have to tell myself that 3:30 (dinner time for me) is only a few ticks away and I can make it till then. I'm not always good at doing that,  but I'm getting better.

I lost 5 lbs last week by simply reducing my portion sizes, and cutting out fats as much as I can.  Starting tomorrow, it's back to walking daily and to the gym. The best way for me to lose weight has always been getting busy with it in some form of physical activity.  So that starts tomorrow. In the meantime, if you haven't joined the rest of the Big Wally Losers at Myfitnesspal.com yet, what are you waiting for? It helps to track your food, your exercise and allows you to network with others who are doing the same thing.

Below is a snapshot of my own Food and Exercise diary from yesterday at myfitnesspal.com.  It's from yesterday and I have logged in 2 hours of lawn work too.  (yes it even gives you how many calories you burned doing various every day things). This day shows that my calorie goal for the day is 3502, and that's because of the yard work. Normally it's at about 2000.

Take a look, and join the Big Wally Losers Club. Thursday is weigh in day and I'm not always great with my new healthy lifestyle change, But I'm getting better!

Your Food Diary For:

 Sunday September 23, 2012 
Breakfast Calories Carbs Fat Protein
Apple - Fresh, 2 apple 160 44 0 0 Ico_delete
Generic - Banana , 1 Banana (126g) 110 30 0 1 Ico_delete
Fiber One - Chewy Bars - Oats and Peanut Butter , 2 bar 300 56 9 6 Ico_delete

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570 130 9 7

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Pie - Apple, 1 piece (1/8 of 9" dia) 411 58 19 4 Ico_delete
Pork - Pork Loin Chop Boneless, 8 ounces 260 0 9 46 Ico_delete
Potatoes - Russet, flesh and skin, baked, 2 potato large (3" to 4-1/4" dia) 580 128 1 16 Ico_delete

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1,251 186 29 66
Fit & Active (Aldi) - Wildberry Sorbet & Ice Cream Bars, 1 bar 110 31 1 2 Ico_delete

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110 31 1 2
Totals 1,931 347 39 75
Your Daily Goal 3,502 481 116 131
Remaining 1,571 134 77 56
Calories Carbs Fat Protein
*You've earned 1422 extra calories from exercise today