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Monday, June 17, 2013

So, I've been think about the fact that I need to lose a little over 150 pounds. If I lose an average of 1 pound a week, which seem to be what I do, It will take about three years! That is very daunting, might as well break out the candy bars! But then, four things occurred to me:
First: If I don't do something about my weight, will I be here in three years? Morbidly obese means so fat you could die. I have a lot I want to be here for in the next three years and beyond. My son is getting married this year and it is possible I'll finally be a grandma within the next three years. I hate to miss that. I hate to miss all the wonderful thing that are yet to be!
Second: I'm tired, and why wouldn't I be, I'm carrying around the equivalent of my next door neighbor every where I go! I'm sure my heart, lungs knees and poor feet would be very thankful if I set that other person worth of weight down!

Third: If I'm going to be living the next three years anyway, why not live them health? It really isn't that hard to eat good for me food, to exercise a bit more, and give up the foods that end up making me feel bad anyway. The momentary high of junk food is always followed by the hated crash, both physical and emotional, why put myself through that for another three years.
Fourth: By living healthy for the next three years, I'm learning how to live healthy for the rest of my life! In three years I will be sixty, and would love to be able to do all the things I can't now. I would love to go hiking and travel with my husband. To be fit and able to spend the day walking around the zoo or park without have to sit down every few steps.
Three years start today, and I'm ready, lets go!

Five things that make me happy: the beautiful golden wing butterfly that landed on my flower as I was watering them, watching the chickens run around the yard just being chickens, picking the first squash of the summer, spending Father's Day with the soon to be in-laws, hugs.

  
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NHES220 6/17/2013 6:25PM

    You are so right, why not live them in health. 1 lb a week? In 1 year, you will weigh 50 lbs less. Did you know that for every 1 lb you lose, you take 4 lbs of pressure off your joints? Think of the good you will be doing for your knees. Think of all the extra pressure they carry around right now. At 25 lbs weight loss, that is 100 lbs of pressure off of your knees. You can do this and you can do it without making drastic changes. Drink more water. Eat more fruits and veggies. Move more. More calories out/less calories in. You have come to the right place and with the right attitude you can manage this!
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Friday, June 14, 2013

I've never done a blog before, first time for every thing!
I'm a writer so this should be easy for me , but it's a new format and a new group of readers. Writers write for readers.

Reflection: my garden is growing like crazy. The plants are high and their leaf broad, but there was little to no fruit until I stopped over watering. You see with so much water the plants had no need to fruit they just grew bigger and bigger. Too much of a good thing inhibits growth and stop the natural development of the fruit; a good thing to remember as I reach for my goals.
Five things that make me happy: watching the birds eat from my backyard feeder. Eating food fresh from my own garden. Long phone conversations with my son. Working hard enough to go to bed tired.

  
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FEMISLIM 6/16/2013 7:49PM

    It is well with you!!!

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BUTEAFULL 6/15/2013 12:32PM

    that's not my garden's problem, gophers and too few bees, I'm not getting fruit either except my lemon trees always come through for me

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BOSS61 6/15/2013 10:19AM

    Nice blog to start with! Sometimes mine are straight-forward, political, humorous, irreverent, and un-derservadly popular for reasons that remain mystifying. I should learn from you (seriously).

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MI-ELLKAYBEE 6/15/2013 6:13AM

    May God bless your success on this journey we all share!

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ANDREA0301 6/14/2013 1:50PM

    I so wish I'd put in a garden this spring. It's so hot here in Dallas now that I fear I've waited too long to grow anything... Think I'll go consult some growing guides and see if there's any chance of still planting something. Thanks for the inspiration!

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