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Learning some new things

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

I have been amazed at the calorie count of things I have been eating. I had no idea that things like broccoli and brussel sprouts have so many calories. Sure, they are a better choice in the long run but I was unaware of the calories I was consuming even in things I thought were "0" calories. I realize they aren't a "Lot" but they add up more than I realized.

I knew this was gong to be tough but this is a real wake up call. I can't believe how easy it is to keep track of what I eat here. I'm learning new things every day.


This isn't going to be easy....

Sunday, February 03, 2008

It has been a rough road. The past few years have taken their toll on me and now it's time time to take back the reins and start over. In 2005 I had a hysterectomy. Since then I've gained almost 20 lbs. On top of the 20 I already needed to lose, needless to say I've got some work to do.

My husband left close to two years ago. When a marriage is over it takes time to sort out ones feelings and get emotions back in check. It was impossible to lose weight and change my life at the same time.

I had a recent health scare. Lucky for me I'm just fine. During that waiting time I didn't think about what I looked like for a moment. I just wanted to be OK. And I am.

Now is the time to start over. I am glad I found a place that I can glean motivation from and it's nice that I have a friend here as well. Hopefully, I'll make more friends and we all can root each other on.

Yup, today is the first day of the rest of my life. Corny but true.

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BARCINTL 2/3/2008 11:14PM

    And here I thought you'd gotten rid of the rein...

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  I am so glad to hear that your health is fine-that is always the most important thing!! Congratulations on starting out and thank you for the encouragement on my blog. We can both do this!!!


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DOUNIAGLEZ 2/3/2008 4:30PM

    Thank you for sharing your story. It gives me encouragement to know that there are others on SparkPeople that share similar stories. We can do it with the support of one another. My weight gain sneaked up on me as I was living for others rather than taking care of myself. Health is a gift and a responsibility. Please hang in there and reach out when you need an encouraging word.


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