I used to be much better about eating fruit and veg. It is so easy to get sucked into those easy high-carb dinners... particularly in the winter when it is cold out.

So, we bought a watermelon the other day, and my spectacular significant other sliced it up for me so that it was easy to eat... and I bought a bag of cuties, and I'm sitting here eating carrots...

Diet is one of those things that CAN be easy to control - but you have to want to do it.

I'm one of those people who has cravings - like crazy pregnancy type cravings - and have allowed myself to have whatever I want, knowing that I work out every day.

So... how's that working out for me? Not at all. Yes, I am active, 2-3x per day, at least 5 days per week, but usually every day.

For me, exercise alone doesn't cut it. I need the diet component.

I inherited my mother's family's genes, which mean that I'm already "big-boned", no seriously, that's a thing. Add ANY weight gain to that, and you're almost instantly considered overweight according to BMI. Right now, even with my level of activity, I'm considered obese.

Which brings me right back to eating carrots. In a previous weight loss endeavor, I followed the new WW points plus plan. One of the things that I really liked about WW is the emphasis on fresh fruit and veg. I felt healthiest when I was consuming more fruit.

So, while I haven't quite decided to grace WW with my presence, I've decided that I can utilize some of the principles learned, eating healthier, nixing those comfort food dinners, and restructuring my routine.

I'd encourage you to consider adding more fruit to your diet, and to drink more water. Not just more water, but lots more water.

Now heading to the gym for a quick bout on the bike before finishing the work day and running back home. I suppose I'm lucky in that I can force myself to walk/run to work. At least there's that.