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No more days to count

Sunday, July 13, 2014

My last status update occurred 98 days ago. Counting the days is weighing me down, not encouraging me. So, I am not going to do it any more. I am starting at the beginning. I just printed off the "Mind Over Body" series featured on SparkPeople. Instead of being devastated at my most recent descent from a healthy lifestyle, I have decided to print out these basic articles and get my head back to where I want it to be: healthy and alive. I will read these articles regularly. I cope with food, pure and simple. That IS NOT HEALTHY or necessary. I want to be free from this cage that I have so carefully constructed. I am the one who holds the key. I MUST let myself out. In order to do this I have set a goal of 17 months to lose the 75 pounds I would like to lose---that's 1 pound a week. I am looking at the "basics" through the articles I printed each day. It's going to be tough to get back into exercise but I can do it. Surely, through all of these trials of error I have learned some things. I will use those good thoughts to propel me forward.

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MOM2ACAT 7/14/2014 5:09PM

    You can do it! I think you are on the right track, starting with the basics first.

As for the exercise, even starting out at just 10 minutes at a time will help; that is what I did when I first started Spark, and you will be surprised, when you track those minutes, how fast they add up! I also found with exercise, the more you do it, the more you will enjoy it, if you find an activity you like to do.

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Day 376

Monday, May 05, 2014

This weekend was full of treats I adore. I chose not to overeat. I did have a piece of cake at the wedding Saturday. Sunday, I brought a chocolate cake and a white cake to my father-in-law's 90th birthday celebration. (That was my assignment. They were both purchased at Costco. The chocolate cake is my absolute favorite. I never buy it because it is too large for my husband and I to put a dent in. (Hey, I just realized THAT'S PROGRESS! Years ago I would have found a way to eat away at that cake until it was gone. I'm so glad I recognized that I have changed at least somewhat! emoticon ) I did allow myself a piece of the chocolate cake. Guess what? I had several bites and then threw the rest away. I just enjoyed the bites I had and didn't WANT anymore. I couldn't believe I felt that way. This was no deprival thing; I just simply was satisfied and didn't want any more. Can you believe this??? I was thrilled with myself! I'm happy to be home and back to healthy eating. Thursday I am off again. Then life will settle down for a bit.


Day 373

Friday, May 02, 2014

I did well today but I am off on a trip again tomorrow. I'll have a wedding reception and a birthday party for my father-in-law (his 90th). Junk food heavy events. I will do my best---wish me luck. emoticon


Day 372

Thursday, May 01, 2014

I'm actually functional today. I still either have a superior case of allergies or a cold, but I am better. I did not exercise today though. Food went well though.

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ROBBIEY 5/1/2014 8:18PM

  I have been battling allergies and cold myself. I hope you feel better soon!!!

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Day 371

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Wow. A lot has happened since I last blogged. I went to Charleston, West Virginia and drove with my son to Springfield, Illinois. He found housing for this June when he will move there. Made it back to Charleston and then home safe and sound. I even lost a pound. Just needed to check in.


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