Sunday Update: Drew’s Advice

IMG_1682Drew McLellan is a friend and a pretty smart guy.  He’s been on the journey to better health and looks fabulous.  I asked him what he’s doing.

He said “I get my 10,000 steps in and eat half the food I order.”

Yes, he’s trying to eat better.  But Drew travels for work all the time.  Lots of times eating better doesn’t happen.  But you can always eat half of what you order.  I was in Sioux Falls this week for work and I tried Drew’s approach.  First of all, there was a lot of pasta served in the meals.  I am trying to stay away from so many carbs, so eating less was pretty easy to begin with.  I had breakfast in the room one morning and ordered blueberry pancakes.  I ate 1/2 of them.  I also ordered berries.  Blueberries and strawberries – and they were scrumptious!  I ate them all.  lol

The 10,000 steps was a bigger challenge.  My current goal is 4,000 steps each day by the end of May.  I did hit my goal each day.  I didn’t have my bike, and I really missed it!  There’s joy in riding with the wind blowing in your face.  When I got home I rode and went just a little farther, and the one hill was just a little easier.  I’m working on getting more familiar with using the gears properly.

I am holding my own at the same weight as when I left – and that’s a victory in my book!


That’s a Zombie Killer from JL Beers — ale, gluten free with peach and cherry.  It was awesome.  I drank half of it.  


  1. Eric Brown on May 10, 2015 at 11:49 am

    great advice Deb,
    Keep moving, after crossing the fifty mark a few years ago that became a challenge, naps became my norm. Today I am moving more and more each day. Most days I get 5-7k steps, some days over 10k, but for sure it has helped me to Keep Moving!

    Wishing you the best of luck!

  2. deb on May 11, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Thanks Eric – hey, I’ll be in Tucson in January, any chance we can meet IRL?

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