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No More Excuses or Pity Parties--Just Health

I am focusing on the following:
***I am going to learn to stop negatively talking about myself all the time. ----DONE! After nearly 4 years of counseling, I love me! I really & truly do!
***I am going to put God first in everything I do; then my husband and my son. Nothing is more important. ----This is never a finished project! Always room for improvement!
***I am going to refocus my nutritional efforts--menus every week. ----Still trying to get this accomplished, ...
I am focusing on the following:
***I am going to learn to stop negatively talking about myself all the time. ----DONE! After nearly 4 years of counseling, I love me! I really & truly do!
***I am going to put God first in everything I do; then my husband and my son. Nothing is more important. ----This is never a finished project! Always room for improvement!
***I am going to refocus my nutritional efforts--menus every week. ----Still trying to get this accomplished, but spark is helping.
***I am going to ensure that I work out a minimum of 3 times each week. ----Have not been able to work out for a LOOOOONG time due to chronic illness. Hopefully I can accomplish this now.
***I am going to make some time for myself. My mental and emotional well-being is just as important as my physical health. ----Still a struggle to find this time. Someday...
***I am going to treat my body better. I will no longer trash it with junk. I have to make this body last for a very long time. ----Mostly DONE! I have been gluten free for a full year, with only one accidental slip--and I paid for it dearly. No sodas in nearly two years. I have recently given up caffeine too!
***I am going to be healthy--body, mind, spirit. Love each day, enjoy my blessings, embrace every moment. ----I am doing this right now!!! RIGHT NOW! It's a wonderful feeling!

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For years, I have desired a healthy life from afar. I would watch others jogging in the mornings, or riding their bicycles, or even picking out health foods at the grocery stores. Finally, one day, after 7 years of smoking, multiple years of eating whatever I wanted with no concern for how I was trashing my body, and spending almost my entire life sedentary, I decided to change it all. I quit smoking February 29th 2012 with my husband. Since that time, we have been eating cleaner and respecting our bodies with better nutrients instead of fast food 3 times a day. We are still working on fitting in all of the fitness we desire, and we are still trying to lose weight and get in shape. However, most importantly, we have built in a healthy lifestyle that is permanent. I say "we" a lot because I couldn't have done any of this without the love of my life encouraging me and helping me accomplish the goals I had always desired for my life.
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My Goals:
My goals are simple. They have changed very much over the years, but are now simply this:
Thank God everyday for the body He has blessed me with by treating it with respect, love, and healthy nutrition. Eat the foods He so wonderfully created. Do what I can do, and be proud of those accomplishments. It is not about the scale or a measuring tape anymore. It's about waking up each day, taking a deep breath in healed lungs, free of pain and diseases because the food I consume is whole, nutritious, and enjoyable. Food does not have to come in a package, box, or plastic to be wonderful. I look forward to the day when my physical state reflects what I know in my heart to be true. But, until that time, I will treat myself with love and respect. Each day is a new opportunity to make a positive change, no matter how big or small.



My Program:
Eat whole fresh vegetables and fruits daily--and lots of them. Organic, free range, grass fed--yes to all please. Eat when hungry until full (not overstuffed). Listening to my body for what it NEEDS! Treating myself with the nutritive, physical, and emotional well-being that I deserve! Enjoy the small moments. Take deep breaths. Stretch, play, take it easy, exercise because I want to.

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I love the Lord with all my heart, love my husband, my amazing son, my family, my friends and my three wonderful puppies!
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

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DSHONEYC
7/29/2015 12:15:24 PM

Caiti, thanks for the goodie. It was wonderful to read about your transformation and progress. I nominated you for "inspiration" too as I was so impressed with your journey. It rings true.

PS and Clark is growing up so fast...what a little doll!



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ELSAT137
4/13/2015 5:21:24 PM

Caiti!
How are you doing? How have things been in your life? Great but busy here. I am ready yto get serious with my healthy living journey again. I gat pretty sidetracked in these last 9 months. I am returning to BLC for the support. I'm not gong to focus on the scale but return to healthy habits with BLC for support and accountability. How is your journey going. I' m pretty sure when we were onBLC together I was or had been eating very strict. I am having a hard time trying to get back to that so for now I think I need to just work on portion control. How are Clark and Justin? How old is Clark now? Hope you are well!!



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3/14/2015 12:26:04 PM

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2/14/2015 2:57:24 PM

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