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December 11th, 2014 at 11:47 pm

Converted my desk to a standing desk
I’ve been doing this for a while now and what a difference it has made. At the end of the day, I don’t feel mental and physical fatigue any longer. Plus, after dropping 5lbs, I indulged and ate a ton of ice cream during the summer; yet the weight didn’t come back. Still keep my chair for those lazy days.

Gone Veggie
Not quite 100% yet. I recently discovered that adding an extremely full bodied, hearty veggie both as well as incorporating food such as seaweed, soybean paste, coconut water, etc… to veggie dishes make them so delightfully satisfying. Swapping out sugar for coconut water significantly increased the deliciousness. Even when I only ate to 80% full, my body didn’t give me that nagging feeling as if it lacked some nutrients. If this keeps up, I might be able to say good bye to the carnivorous me one day.

Started WO wash
I was prepared for the worst when I started this, but weirdly, people reactions were better than when I used shampoo and conditioner daily. Who would have thought? Still in the transition period though.

Incorporated a 2 miles walk into my daily commute
I’m not a fan of exercising for the sake of exercising. Scenic hikes are ok. Functional fitness is ok. Setting aside time to sweat ……eh……no. So knowing myself, I often try to make my daily activities more physically demanding. Finally managed to convince my boss to shift my work hours so that I could take public transit, which comes with a 1 mile walk, without much increase to commute time. I'm excited.

Going to try oil pulling next.

5 Responses to “Lifestyle Changes”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    What is WO wash?

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Good way to go veg.

  3. FS Says:

    LuckyRobin - WO stands for Water Only

  4. Buendia Says:

    I've always wanted to try the standing desk... My big goal for 2015 is less sugar (very hard for me!). I already exercise a lot, but I badly want to stretch more! I'm going to go stretch right now (it's a start, right?)

  5. Firstofmanysteps Says:

    Buendia - Be prepare for sore legs if you want to try the standing desk, especially the first few days, and make sure you have good shoes. I had to go bare feet the first few weeks and then gave in a spent a couple hundred on more comfortable shoes in order to continue.

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