What Should I Do?

a cherry tree


President’s Day, what am I suppose to do with it? 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas are all pretty clear. But President’s Day? I suppose I could reflect on honesty and the story of Washington cutting down the cherry tree (oops, I forgot. That was a myth). Or I could reflect on hard work and how Lincoln was born in a log cabin built with his own two hands.

President’s Day is a lot like weight loss used to be for me. What should I do? Should I do anything? The answer to the second question was yes. If you want to know why just Google “Why should I lose weight?” and see what you come up with.

Here’s what’s working for me:

  • Eat lots of fiber-rich foods and eat them first. This leaves less room for the higher calorie foods
  • Drink lots of water (8-10 glasses a day)
  • Walk 5-miles a day (I’m writing this blog while walking 3.5 miles an hour on a Trek Desk at work)

This seems to be working for me; what’s working for you? If the answer is negative, don’t give up, just think of one thing you could do this month that would improve your chances.

By the way, I’m open for suggestions on what to do with President’s Day.


Lonnie Carbaugh

Lonnie Carbaugh, LPC, NCC,  is a Behavioral Health Counselor at Full Plate Living who has shed and kept off 25 pounds since working for Full Plate Living. He is as dedicated about walking 5 miles a day as he is about his favorite sport, baseball.

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