Getting Back to Eating Healthy

May 10, 2007 at 12:22 pm 10 comments

For May, I have re-dedicated myself to my beginning of the year goals.  Last week I got my exercise back on track, and ended up cycling 66 miles.  This week I already have cycled 45 miles, and I am riding the 62 mile ride for the Skagit Classic on Saturday, so I should easily pass 100 miles this week.

What I want to focus on next is getting back to basic, healthy eating.  The last couple of months I have been putting anything I want in my face, and it is starting to show on the scales (and probably the mirror as well- but I’ll stay in denial for that).  Here is how I want to focus on eating:

  • Eat oatmeal every day – but now give up the sugar oatmeal and start eating the organic healthy stuff (suggestions on how to make it taste good are appreciated).
  • No eating 2 hours before bedtime.  I have keep this practice faithfully, and it probably has saved me from gaining even more weight the last six weeks.
  • Drink half my body weight in ounces (daily) – water of course.  Now that I am cycling more, I notice that most of the time I am dehydrated.  I want to stop that practice – plus I hear drinking water is good for weight loss.
  • Give up sugar and highly processed food.  Everyone knows this stuff isn’t good for us, so enough said.
  • Eat more natural, organic, and whole foods.
  • Eat 6 or more times a day – smaller portions of course.  This accomplishes two things – by eating more often I can focus on more realistic portion sizes (a huge problem for me), and eating more often is better for revving your metabolism.

That’s my game plan.  I’ll let you know how it goes…


Entry filed under: 2007 Resolutions, cycling, fitness, fitness over forty, Goals, health, male over forty, over forty, weight loss.

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. John  |  May 10, 2007 at 7:33 pm

    Hello Phil,
    You wanted a suggestion for your oatmeal so here you go:
    1c mixed berries,1 tsp of cinnamon,1/2c oatmeal,1c yogurt(low fat and lower sugar the better),1-2c water

    Directions: for me I have a big cup and I throw the ingredients in it in the order I listed them and then using a hand wand I blend them together. The amount of water to add depends on the consistency you want it. Use the large flake oatmeal.

    I have this every morning for breakfast since I’ve been on my weight loss journey.I don’t even have to cook the oatmeal and it’s ready in a few minutes! I also use it for a pre-workout meal as well with one difference….extra 1/2c oatmeal.

    The berries can be any berry but is recomended to be berry. I change it up once in awhile using an apple or banana.

    As for the no more eating 2 hours before bed: my instructors want me to eat 1 hour before bed BUT only to have protien. This keeps the furnace(your metabolism) burning while not adding fat that carbs would.

    For the most part it seems you are going by the same plan my instructors have me on. And my issue with it still remains to be portion control but I must not be too bad as I’m still dropping the lbs. It helps that I try and only over eat foods I’m allowed to have. I’m having an issue with ice cream since the warm weather started though 🙂

    Hope this helps and I hope you get back at your goals and succeed. Enjoy your ride this weekend!

    P.S: a lot of what I wrote above I posted on my blog. There’s a whole day “ideal” meal plan there for me if you’re interested. I included the link below

  • 2. Neel  |  May 11, 2007 at 1:34 am

    Having a bowl of oatmeal (without sugar) for diner everyday is sure to pull off the weight.

  • 3. Phil Sabin  |  May 11, 2007 at 6:11 am

    John – thank you, that sounds exactly like what I’m looking for.

    And for those who haven’t visited John’s site, it’s a good one. great job on losing weight so far…


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