- Reduce portions at meals - I've actually done okay at this. How can I tell? I'm hungry almost all the time! I assume it is just my body adjusting to the reduced intake.
- Healthier snacks - This is a hard one for me, but I have done well, mainly because my wife hasn't made or bought sweets in the last week. I mentioned in the original post that I wanted to replace my nighttime junk food with healthy food, but as I thought about I decided it would be better to eliminate snacking after supper. I estimate that I would eat 250-500 calories of junk every night, which is about a pound a week. If I can eliminate that along with more activity I should lose a couple of pounds a week fairly easily to start.
- At least 20 minutes of purposeful activity 6 days a week. I made 5 the first week. One day I played basketball, but didn't do the extra 20 minutes, and 1 day I was sick. Pretty good, although I need the 6th day to be honest. I either swam or walked. The swimming is a real workout.
- Sit-ups and push-ups every day adding 10 to my beginning total. Believe it or not I made this one. I started at 25 sit-ups and 15 push-ups to start and ended with 35 and 25, so my goal for next Saturday is to be up to 45 sit-ups and 35 push-ups.
Well, I made it through the first week of Active August (Twitter) without killing myself. In my first Active August post I outlined my goals and I'll recap here.