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Recommit Time...Again!

Friday, April 09, 2010

I spent part of the month of February and most of the month of March in medical testing, evaluations and various procedures in preparation for lung transplant surgery. So, I had maybe 2 days each week to exercise and was pretty much off my routine. This was not good because I thrive on routine and consistency. By not exercising, I was off of my schedule and also off of my eating plan. Each day when I went to the hospital or clinic, I packed a lunch or snack of fruit, nuts, water and sometimes a sandwich. There were times though that I had a breakfast sandwich because I had time between appointments. Also, after one really gruelling, painful procedure, I was feeling vunerable, helpless and defenseless. My sister asked what I wanted to eat. I told her something decadent, understanding that I wanted to lick my wounds with food. I did! I had bbq ribs with all the fixins'. I felt kinda bad, but I knew exactly what I was doing...emotional eating to assuage my pain. Immediately after the last test, I went to a fundraiser in my hometown three hours away. I spent a week there and only exercised once! Of course I watched my eating but took some liberties!!

Now I'm taking the month of April to get back on board and get to ground. I have a major weighin next week and I'm watching my choices very closely. I am thankful that I can recommit instead of throwing in the towel, as I might have done a few years ago. I'm getting back on the boards and involved in the discussions so that I can stay motivated and challenged.
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SLAYINGDRAGONS 4/10/2010 3:45PM

    Good for you! I am so glad to hear about all of this and your way of thinking it through, giving yourself some breaks, and then getting back on track. This is all about a new way of living and making choices that maintain good health and positivity. You are doin´ it girlfriend and I am proud of you!
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NEWGUN71 4/9/2010 11:20PM

    The fact that you can recommit where you previously would not have shows how far you have come. Success is not just measured on the scale but in how you change on the inside. The outside will follow. Good luck to you.

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