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Slowly Starting Again

Monday, July 23, 2012

So I started by drinking lots of water and trying to get back on my sleep schedule, so far so good. Meals have been a bit harder. I don't care what I eat at what meal as long as it is a meal at least 3 times a day. I have been having one of the chunky soups loaded with vegetables and I split the can before even heating it saving me a meal for later. I also have been trying to watch the portion size of my meals but not being strict on it. I haven't been to the store in a week so we are running low on fresh vegetables and fruit but I am finding the apples have been a great snack and sometimes if I drink enough water I won't be hungry. After my mom passed I knew I wanted to continue my education as I had been looking into it and have decided to pursue the open house offering and picked out the next 4 to go to so I don't miss it. I will get CPR/First Aid training if I am one of the first 20 to any of them so I am excited about that as it will save me $50-$60. Not only that but I am getting everything in order at home and rearranging things so I am burning calories cleaning and moving things but I am still trying for short walks. Up until last week I had only been doing 2-3 short walks down the end of the street and back(our street has 6 houses each side on a cul-de-sac) but last week I walked ~4-5 blocks to Walmart and felt great about it. My back didn't hurt in pain at all for 2 days but once I was relaxed I noticed a slight flare up and iced right away. We also had a huge dust/rain storm move through Saturday so my arthritis flared up Saturday and Sunday and was only able to do half a days work but I got a lot accomplished. Speaking my emotions and being truthful has helped me to feel so much better about myself as well as how I treat others. While I may be down to 208 right now I feel I should still be 210 as I was skipping meals a bit, I will take it though as I am getting back on the healthy and proper way to lose it. Next step 10 lbs in the next month starting the 22nd of July to the 22nd of August, my mother's first birthday since she passed. Today will prove to be a challenge in itself as it marks one month.
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    My Mom is currently in hospice care at the care home she has lived at since she had a stroke which led to dementia. My Mom was an elementary school teacher and education was always been important to her. For many reasons I never finished a college degree. Starting on September 4th I am going back to college to honor her dreams for me. I plan on earning a degree in Economics, I love numbers, stats and of course money! Wish me luck. I plan to take it one course at a time and learn more from each course.

    Congrats on not being too obsessive on your nutrition, moderation in all things is the most important thing. If you stress the numbers than not succeed you get confused and discouraged. The weight will come off at its own pace, if you maintain healthy nutrition and exercising. I see you are exercising despite the pain ~ congrats~ do not give up!


    1982 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/16/2012 2:31:11 AM
    Excellent goals! *Cheers*
    1999 days ago
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