Saturday, April 03, 2010
I finally managed to lose 100 pounds. My body is much more shapely and toned! I will not stop exercising or change my diet and life style. I chewed tobacco for 35 years and drank. I do neither now. On occasion I will have a drink but it certainly is not daily. This last year I had a six pack total.
Tobacco has no place in my life and I feel sorry with those still struggling with addiction. It is tough to quit! I choose to stay away from smokey areas and no one is allowed to smoke in my home or car.
Soda pop is another item not welcomed in my body. I do not care if it is diet or what flavor it is. I have not drank a soda in four years. I have got my children to cut down on how many they drink as well.
Beef is still a favorite of mine but I eat it about once a month unless I can find grass fed only. I was on a meat judging team in college. I know that meat grades prime on the amount of fat it has marbled in it. Therefore, that expensive steak you are buying....you are paying for fat. I know fat makes meat taste good but I also know that your taste will change if you buy grass fed only beef.
I was athletic in high school and college and then I got out of the habit of exercising. I know now that I will fight to keep this from ever happening again. I have some excellent friends that support and push me. They are all athletic and helpful. They got me into triathlon, duathlon, and bike riding which are three of my greatest loves.
All in all, the choices one makes define the problems one has to deal with. The body you have is the only one you get. I feel the hand you where dealt can be turned in for another with some work. It is your life, live it, but do so wisely. I could not have lost the weight if I had not changed the rest of my choices!