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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

I've been feeling like I have a bad attitude about things lately... Not happy with boyfriend, not really excited about work, not really jazzed to do anything. I'll call it a mini-depression. I've been praying for a better attitude lately and for help to be happier. I know that counting my blessings and remembering all the good things I have going for me helps to.

So, here's some of the many things I'm thankful for!

My family. My friends. My beautiful apartment. My car that runs faithfully. A job I enjoy. A great manager. Good relationships with my coworkers. Lots of really tasty food to eat. Vodka in my freezer. My good friends. My abundant wardrobe. New running shoes. The ability to run. My iPod. My cell phone. My great relationship with my brother. My grandmother. My Quaker upbringing. My leave-it-to-beaver childhood. The opportunity to travel all over the world. Love in my life. A good doctor. Good health. Good credit. Motivation. Living in downtown Portland. The coming of spring! And so much more...

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OLSON3LJA 3/9/2011 4:20PM

    Just remember...life is wwaaaayyyyy too short to spend it unhappily. If you need to change some things in you life, people too...do it!!!! You need and deserve to be happy!!! If you need change-make it happen!! emoticon

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Times Have Changed

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The times have changed, oh yes, they have! Summer of 2008, I decided to change my lifestyle, because I didn't want to have 20 or 40 extra lbs. to lose when I hit middle-age. Also, because I knew that if I lived healthier and ate better and excercised more, every area of my life would improve... I would feel better, have more energy, have better self-esteem, be able to wear smaller and cuter clothes, and be able to be involved in activities I never thought were possible for me.

Year-to-date. I lost about 10 lbs. I've been fluctuating between 115 and 125 for the last couple years, which is great. My goal is to be at 115 permanently in the future. I stopped eating beef, pork, and lamb for several reasons. I don't miss eating them at all. I only eat whole grains - bread, rice, pasta, if I can possibly help it. I eat WAY more fruits and veggies than I used to. These days, it's an apple a day at work and fresh veggies with whatever I'm having for dinner.

I don't eat much dairy. This is largely due to the fact that I'm lactose-intolerant in the mornings. I eat organic soy milk with my cereal and tea. I absolutely LOVE cheese, but try to eat this is moderate amounts. I eat raw almonds almost daily. I hardly ever eat out, and bring my own lunch almost every day. I drink my coffee black. I drink water all the time... I'm never without my Nalgene.

I've learned to love things I never thought I would... black coffee, raw unsalted nuts, eggs. I almost never buy canned or frozen foods, with the exception of canned beans (low sodium), salsa, and frozen chicken.

I also changed my activity level in a big, big way. I ran the Shamrock Run 5k in March this year, the Warrior Dash and Race for the Cure 5k in September, and I'm running the Give and Gobble 5k on Thanksgiving this year. I've learned to love to run outside. It's never dull running in downtown Portland, with the street people and restaurants and cars and bikes and other runners. And I've been taking my Women's multi-vitamin with iron and calcium and Vitamin D every day for a couple years now.

I'm always striving live better and eat better and excercise more every day. Life is good.

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ASHLEYROXX 11/16/2010 4:26PM

    Congratulations on your successes!! Keep up the great work!

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My crafty diet strategeries

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Limit calories to between 1200 and 1500 daily
No soda... not even diet!
No fast food
Stop eating when I feel full, even if I have food left.
Eat at restaurants no more than once a week.
Limit alcohol to 1-3 per week
Bread choices: first ingredient = whole wheat flour, less than 100 calories per serving
Limit sugar/candy/high-fructose corn syrup intake
Limit sodium intake
Eat more fruits and veggies!! 3-5 servings daily
Cardio: get 30 minutes a day every day or 50 minutes/5 times a week
Take my lady multivitamin + calcium
Light weight/high rep lifting a couple times a week
Walk everywhere instead of driving
Stretch after exercising to decrease risk of injury/increase flexibility
Tell everone I know about it!
Eat protein every meal


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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Okay, I think I deserve rewards... or at least incentives, so reward myself in small ways for losing weight, eating better, and striving toward my ultimate goal: a healthier lifestyle. Right now, I'm at 125 lbs. Not bad at all, but still flabby and over my healthy BMI. The goal: 115, ultimately, and the harder goal of maintaining it for a lifetime.

125: achieved, yay! Kudos all around!

123: Get a hair cut

120: Use my Barnes and Nobles giftcard

118: Use my XXI giftcard

116: Buy a new bra

115: Get an awesome tattoo