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It's not about whether I CAN do this, but about whether I WILL.

I was made for more than this - the constant self-deprecation, yo-yo dieting, and huffing and puffing. Rather than continuing to make excuses for the ongoing rise in the number on the scale, I am choosing to take control of my life and learn to be a healthy individual.

While I am not obese (but definitely overweight, I need to lose 30 lbs.), I have found the continuing rise in my weight disconcerting. I already struggle with depression and anxiety, and having one more thing to deal ...
I was made for more than this - the constant self-deprecation, yo-yo dieting, and huffing and puffing. Rather than continuing to make excuses for the ongoing rise in the number on the scale, I am choosing to take control of my life and learn to be a healthy individual.

While I am not obese (but definitely overweight, I need to lose 30 lbs.), I have found the continuing rise in my weight disconcerting. I already struggle with depression and anxiety, and having one more thing to deal with (an unhealthy weight) doesn't help.

I've been told that some of the most important factors in resetting one's brain chemistry include getting enough sleep, exercising and eating right. This tells me that my emotional health depends (in part) on my physical health.

So I have decided that I can't complain if I'm not doing all I can to be healthy physically. And that explains the beginning of my journey...I'm done with the excuses, the self-pity. I will, with God's help, do what I can to overcome the creeping weight along with my emotional struggles.
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My Goals:
Goals: Run a 5k, learn to cook/eat healthful food, lose 25-30 lbs by maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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My plan is primarily one of inserting healthful foods (fruits, veggies, whole grains) into my diet and lowering my intake of empty calories. I am jump-starting this program by cutting WAY BACK on sugary items (desserts, sugary drinks and snacks) normally in my diet. I have done a "lot" of research and reading so that I know how to implement these changes. My activity goal at this point is to get 30 minutes of exercise at least 5 days/week. I will start with low impact activities and gradually increase.

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I'm live in the state of Ohio, but have left parts of my heart in Idaho and Florida. I love trying new foods, being with my friends and reading and researching health information (geeky, huh?). Fashion blogs are fun "mindless" reading for me as are the occasional fiction books. My dream (going big here) is to one day be able to complete a 10k run.

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My greatest desire in life is to seek God first and live in a way that brings honor to Him. I have come to believe that this includes taking care of the body that He has given me by maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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MICHIGANLORI
12/31/2013 8:11:31 AM

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Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS
3/12/2013 2:15:44 PM

Thank you for your comment on my blog, "A Noisy NSV." Have a great week! I hope you find some NSV's to celebrate!
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PIXIE-LICIOUS
2/22/2013 9:27:59 AM

Thanks so much for commenting on my blog, "Today is a Fresh Start." I appreciate the support and encouragement! Have a great day!
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"I Can Do Anything - Starting Right Now. I have my dream, I have God,
and I choose to move in the direction of my goal, even when I am afraid or unsure. Whenever I fall, I stand up, brush myself off, and keep moving toward my goal."
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CLOVER2
2/19/2013 3:53:09 PM

Thank you so much for the kind words on my blog. It is very much appreciated! I am sure I'll be fine, I just have to remember where there is a ton of support, just there for the taking!
Welcome! You have come to right place, the people here (like you) are so very helpful and supportive!
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2/18/2013 10:22:34 AM

Thank you for commenting on my blog (Losing....Gaining...and Losing Again.) Have a healthy week!
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