I have found an easy way to keep track of my water intake at work.
Using a styrofoam cup, I make a little hatchmark with a pen or pencil on the bottom of the cup for each finished cup or water. (bottom on the side, not underneath the bottom, this is visible on the cup when I look at it)
Currently working on my 5th.
I’ve been much better at shopping for groceries, and cooking for my husband and myself. (And occassionally, company) I’ve also bought healthy microwave lunches for myself, which means, at least one meal a day is healthier for me.
I’m learning that cooking becomes easier when you have the correct ingredients at hand, and also when you cook more than once a month. (And it’s always handy to have a tube of rolls or breaddough on hand)
Recently I have: Cooked rum cake, cooked marinated ginger teriyaki chicken, cooked a poppyseed chicken cassarolle(with sour cream, yummy).
I also find it easier to unload/load the dishwasher when I’m already in the kitchen, waiting for things to finish cooking, so that’s a bonus.
I’m still struggling to get to bed earlier, even though as little as 1 hour extra really helps me the next day.
I’m drinking a little more water than before, but not as much as I should.
Still, little steps, right? I’m also happy to be eating less fried food. Fries are good, but after having them almost everyday, you really feel ick.
I am trying to acknowledge the fact that parts of my lifestyle are unhealthy, and may be slowly poisoning myself with my poor choices.
Here are some things I’d like to work on:
*shop for groceries regularly(2x a month is fine)
*Cook dinner a couple times a week (crockpot is fine)
(These two points will help me eat better, and look forward to having nice meals, usually I come home, have nothing in the fridge and am too tired to cook. Thus, the takeout/delivery option. Easy, yes, but also expensive and usually not healthy)
*Drink more water
*Get better sleep
(I know these two will make me feel better quickly)
(but I’m really more concerned about the above 4. I think if I can make those a priority the rest will be easier)