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A different way

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

So over the course of my new job I've been noticing a trend. i have been eating poorly and not exercising. Weird how that is correlating with my gaining weight trend, huh? :P Anyway, I'm trying to use this to my advantage to analyze what I'm doing differently. First I'm not keeping track. That needs to change. Second I'm choosing poorly-which would be okay sometimes, but I'm doing this all of the time. Third I haven't been regularly exercising or moving much at all..(stupid sit down job). Those are really it. It's funny because sometimes i almost feel as though gaining this bit of weight makes me a failure but really I'm not. I have no reason to label it as that. I'm still so much further along then I was back in 2007 weighing over 250 pounds. I want to live healthy and know that I'm doing everything I can prevent future health problems and I feel like I have recently pushed that aside. Well now is the time to change that. I feel that this day is the perfect day to start a new and get back on the journey to a long life of prevention and fulfilled living.
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DICHOTOMYGIRL 3/30/2010 11:43AM

    I recently read the book "The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl" by Shauna Reid. (http://www.dietgirl.org/)

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nd what I really liked about it was that it was about the first 5 or 6 years of her journey. During which she lost and gained weight, got to know herself better, moved to a different country, and just basically lived her life.

I suppose there are some, who wake up one day and say "I'm going to lose this weight" and then proceed to do exactly that. Exercise, eat right, lose the weight. Boom. Done.

But most of the people I come across, it seems to be more of a hilly windy road, that a straight shot from point A to point B. In my case I started in 2006, lost 80 pounds in less than 6 months. Gained all but 10 of it back over the next year and a half. In the middle of 2008, I started again. But this time I wasn't in a rush, I wasn't trying to get skinny, or prove anything to anybody. I just wanted to be healthier, and be a better me. I think the difference was the first time I made my life ABOUT exercise and eating right. Now those things are a part of my life, but they don't define my life.

Anyway, I think you're doing emoticon !

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