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The learning curve

Thursday, September 20, 2012

It is hard to imagine how often I have to remind myself that real nutrition doesn't come pre-packaged, conviently, or manufactured. Unless you count GMO's, but lets not go there just yet. The desk where I spend half of my work day is located, facing into a row of vending machines, bursting at the seams with enough pre-packaged junk to make a trail the length of the great wall of china. When I first started working here it was my go to source for a snack, and all the money wasted aside, I can't believe that, looking many times I have run to vending machines, enough to sadly say probably got me to where I am today, at only a few pounds shy of the heaviest I have ever been. I have made a vow, to make my pack my own healthy lunch for one week, starting tomorrow. (since the oppertunity to pack a lunch today has long past). I have been packing healthy veggies for two days in a row, I've almost eaten my way through a whole cucumber, an entire head of celery and 2 medium tomatoes. I have already felt like I had more energy in the past 2 days than I have in the past year. Enough to fix the dryer, and move the compost bin in the back yard so that I can prep the new space for a garden next year. I am working on my life, I never expected it to be so much of a learning experience, but it really is. If you don't keep working at it, it literally, and physically falls through your fingers. I have let things go, for far too long.

Last weekend I hiked 6 miles, part of a trail around Mt. St. Helens (WA, USA) and it was an incredible experience, this weekend I am hiking saddle mountain (OR, USA) for a second time. The first was 7 years ago, when I was at my skinniest. I am hoping to prove my celulose wrong this weekend, that I can hike past it! Wish me luck!
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    I love your attitude! It makes me feel positive about my own journey too.

    1851 days ago
    It really is a learning experience, isn't it?

    Congratulations for making peace with yourself and recognizing how frustrating those vending machines can be. And more congrats on eating so well - it is amazing that when we put good food into our bodies that we feel so much and learn, like you said!

    Great work on the hikes. What beautiful scenery you get to enjoy! Best wishes on the upcoming saddle mountain hike. Sounds like a fantastic time! Pack some healthy snacks for that hike! :-)

    1852 days ago
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