The hospital I work for started a weight loss challenge last week. So far so good. I'm eating healthier and exercising more. If I can keep my motivation up things should go well. We are contributing to a bi-weekly payoff for greatest percentage of weight lost, so that's helpful. One of the tools they gave us was SparkPeople.com. It's a FREE weight loss site. It helps with meal planning, exercise tracking, etc. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! It's really helpful and motivating for me.
Until I started tracking my salt intake I had no clue that the "average" American diet was so freaking high in sodium. I always knew it was high - but THAT high! I've never really liked salty foods* and usually stay away from the table salt, so I thought that I was at least in range for the daily recommended dose. But nay! It is not so! Even with the "healthy diet" that I've been on my salt intake is still out of range. I can't imagine what it would be if I actually added table salt to my meals.
Well, off to run (if I can make it out the door - it's cold out there!).
*I don't regularly eat crickets - salty or not.