Hi Rosey. I know you're absolutely right. This time of year it's tougher than usual. I'm totally messing up, but am still trying to eat meals that are healthy. For breakfast I had rolled oats with sliced banana and about 2 tablespoons of toasted hazelnuts, plus coffee with soy creamer. At lunch I ate brown rice with salad greens, alfalfa sprouts, spinach, shredded carrots and about 1/3 of an avocado with 2 tablespoons tahini dressing which I could have done without. I had satsumas for snack, but then blew it with holiday treats from work. Blasted holiday baskets are so tempting. Tonight for dinner it's spaghetti with nonfat marinara and a salad with fresh lemon.
No walk unfortunately. I've been awfully busy at work for weeks and am truly having trouble taking the time for myself to even go for a daily walk. I know there's something wrong with this picture and this just has to change in 2012. Strength training and daily walks are my goals for the new year. You know the expression "Eat to live, not live to eat?" Well, for me there's also the backwards thing of living to work, not working to live (in terms of not finding the time to exercise).
I just listened to one of Dr. Michael Greger's pieces about heart attacks and cholesterol levels. It turns out the average cholesterol level of people admitted to ERs for heart attacks is 170. Well below the supposed desirable level of 200. And the only way to get below the true safe level of 150 is, as we all know, a low fat vegan diet.
I wish you all a very wonderful Merry Christmas!