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We’ve committed to getting healthier together a step at a time.  So where do begin?

Start by knowing exactly where you stand today.  Since we will be talking about fitness and diet, let’s start with your diet.  This is NOT going to be difficult (promise), but it’s not going to be pretty.

I want you to  write down everything you eat for a week.  Get into this habit.  It’s a good one.

Some websites that will become your friend:

[Link Removed]  Register with this site, and use it's many tools.  How many calories do you need to eat to maintain your current weight?  What is the nutritional breakdown of what you've eaten?  Are you staying within your goals for the day?  

This website will help with much of this information.  I think you can also track food and calories for the day here, though I’ve never used it that way.
[Link Removed] they, too, have an online compotent.

Now, before we start thinking that we‘re “on a diet“.. because I won’t be emphasizing that idea... let’s just see what we are eating in a week.  Just as an assessment.  For the next week, write down every food.  Be honest with yourself. I really find online journals (or desktop software) the easiest way to do this.  

Play with the programs and see how many calories you‘re averaging over the week, how much are carbs, how much are fat (and what kind?), how much are protein.  A simple assessment. Where do you stand right now?

I will not ask you to share your information with the group.  Your stuff is your stuff.  But in the interest of transparency, I’ll post some data about myself next week.

Better Every Year is the goal of writer Debra Roby. She has been published at [Link Removed] 

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