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the journey of healthy living

Friday, September 07, 2012

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My journey began almost 11 years ago - when I decided to quit smoking!
I was in a nutrition class learning about how different foods and cooking methods effect our health. I knew if certain foods contained toxins... well I did not want to find out how many toxins I was putting in my body through a smoke.

I enjoyed smoking...especially that after dinner relaxing cigarette, if you are or have ever been a smoker you know what I am talking about.
I quit 10 years ago! Every anniversary month I crave cigarettes as if I put down my last yesterday - however, I have not smoked one toke in over 10 years! Enough on the smoking!

There are days I trudge through motivating myself and doing my "stuff".

Food is now first nature without a second thought - I do not have to really calculate how many calories, how much is a serving, and how long do I have to work out to "wear that out" of my system. I know pretty much...but that does not mean that I do not measure my servings. I still do that!

Exercise is challenging for me due to my ankle... so lately it is whatever I can do.. I do. I mowed yesterday for 3 hours... I burn 203 calories an hour on the mower,but am not really exercising... just giving my arms a good work-out... grrr!

Each of us have to make OUR choices about what food to eat and to exercise or not - no matter what our situation.

My journey has been challenging but I continue on - knowing that the process make take a while due to my health and limitations, but that I can still reach my goals.

I am alone in this journey to health until I decide to reach out and say HEY, I need support, I need encouragement, I need YOU. How about you?

Are you Alone on your journey to health? Do you have someone who motivates you and helps you stay on track? or helps to encourage you to continue?

Jean



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DEE107 9/8/2012 12:07AM

    hugs its a long journey

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STRINGI719 9/7/2012 10:22PM

    I am blessed to have the biggest support in my amazing husband. NO way I could have lost the 60+ pounds and kept it off if he wasn't on board, too.

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WENDYJM4 9/7/2012 8:41PM

    i am also alone. Same as Claire, nobody really cares except me. This does make it harder but I am doing it for me, so that said no-one else really matters.
This is why this site has been so good, in that strangers care about me and will give their support and encouragement to me to help me lose my weight. These people who will will never meet willingly give support because they are on the same journey as you and do understand what you are going through.

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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP 9/7/2012 7:43PM

    I am alone. No one around me cares if I change my looks (lose weight) and don't 'get it' with the healthy lifestyle stuff.

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