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Ugh

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Yesterday was not a good day for me. My oldest teen aged son and I spent the majority of the day is a series of power struggles. All day I had been wrestling with stress and emotional eating. Finally in the evening I gave in and CHOSE to binge on sugary grossness. It made me feel sick and I didn't feel any better for having done it, but I knew that when I chose to do it. I guess that in itself is a small victory...I didn't do it mindlessly.

  
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Half way there!!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Today is day 50 of my 100 day exercise goal!! I cant believe I've come this far. That's not true... I can believe it.

Some things that have happened during these 50 days:

1. I've lost 6 1/2 pounds
2. I've done a 5k
3. I've run 10 straight minutes on the treadmill
4. I've tried yoga and will go back!
5. I've been sleeping a little better.
6. I was able to go 37 days without eating any sweets. New streak has started.

Not bad for a gal who used to sit on the couch all the time! I feel better than I ever have and I have a better attitude about taking care of myself. It has still been a daily struggle to get up and get moving, but once I do I feel better.

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I did it!

Saturday, April 05, 2014

I completed my 5k today!!! WooHoo!!!! I walked 3.25 miles in 1:00:06. So pleased.

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5k on Saturday

Thursday, April 03, 2014

In February I set a goal to do a 5k. First step was to actually register for it. I did that. Next step was to train for it. I've been doing that. Today I walked the distance of the 5k to get a baseline for the race since this is my first one. My time for 3.11 miles is 1:03:02. That's the time to beat!

I cant wait until Saturday!

  
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    Wishing you the best!

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    You can easily beat that because you will have motivation to beat it. Good luck to you

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Day 39

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Today is day 39 of my 100 days of exercise and day 37 without sugar. I have to say I feel pretty good.

This week has been a rough one emotionally for me and my family. I have a special needs son and living with him is sometimes very difficult. Yesterday was a particularly bad day when I felt like giving in to my depressive feelings and staying in bed. However, my commitment to exercise took over and I decided to go for a walk. About 15 minutes in I started to feel a little better. My body felt lighter and my mind felt clearer. I was able to face the day with a little better attitude.

Today is a new day. I have already been to the gym and look forward to a walk later this morning. It is going to be a beautiful day here today.

I now know that exercise, for me at least, is a strong tool in battling the depression that kept me down for so long and that I continue to fight daily.

I can do this!

  
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