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Long time, no see!

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

I know it's been a very long while since I've posted anything but I thought I'd update. Still doing pretty good on the weight loss, though it's not a rapid thing at all. That's actually fine with me because I've been working mainly on watching food portions and trying to eat a more healthy diet. I just went back to see where I started. My starting weight was 172 (at least that's what I recorded here) and currently I'm at 154.4. Exercise has always been a battle for me because I don't really enjoy it, but I am mindful to keep moving in one way or another.

A few months ago I found a puppy at one of my worksites and wound up keeping her. She's about a year old now and very energetic. We run half a mile every morning (okay, run/walk...still can't run the whole way) and then my older chihuahua joins us for a half mile walk. Cesar Millan has a saying, "You don't always get the dog you want, but you get the dog you need." Well, in order for her not to get too stir crazy in the house, she needs the run and to be kept busy most of the day, so I suppose she came to us to get my butt off the couch!

My husband and I have also started skating. He bought some inline skates and I bought Land Rollers. I used to skate all the time in middle/high school and I ice skated as a child, so I really enjoy this and it doesn't feel like working out. His mom also brought us a bowflex, so we've been using that often. I rather enjoy lifting weights. It's the cardio that gets me.

We're doing our best to create a healthier lifestyle and we're both noticing progress. Perhaps I'll post more about the food aspect later.

On a less positive note, I've been having anxiety issues for the past few months. I'm hoping the exercise will help alleviate it a bit. Has anyone had any experience with this?
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