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Reality vs. Fantasy

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Just had a physical for the first time in longer than I care to admit. I've not been great at taking care of myself, and it's time to change that. That means that I need to be real about how much I weigh/what I'm putting in my mouth.

According to the doctor's scale I weigh 170 pounds which is a 20 pound gain in the two years I've been with DJ. I'm the happiest I've ever been, but it's not healthy. This is absolutely the most I've ever weighed and it makes me really ashamed of myself. I'm lucky that I've found someone who loves me just the way I am, but we've both gained weight (DJ had a physical today too and weighed in at 199-which is a 50 pound gain in two years).

DJ and I have been talking a lot about having a baby within the next 2-3 years, but with our weights where they are; that's not going to happen easily. So something needs to happen.

I have been wearing my pedometer at work (3 days a week) and in the past four days I've walked 23+ miles just around the unit. That's at a very leisurely pace, but it's better than nothing! I've GOT to stop snacking at work and drinking soda though-I might burn a few calories with the walking, but it doesn't do me any favors to be putting them right back into my body with empty sugars.


SO. I've successfully avoided McDonald's and that's great. It'll be a whole year in three weeks. Next up is cutting out the soda. Then the coffee AND the soda. I've tried to stop drinking both at the same time but it was a terrible two weeks.

For the next week:

Wear pedometer every time I leave the house in addition to while at work.

No soda. Drink more water.

IF I meet my goals for a week, I'll reward myself somehow. Any ideas?
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LAURAHNTR6 12/11/2012 8:01PM

    Hi there! I was a 1 - 3 soda a day addict. When I got serious about getting healthy, I stopped - gradually at first, but pretty soon, I wasn't having or craving soda at all! It's been about 3 or 4 months now that I've been, what I consider, "Soda-free." Everyone once in a while - usually at a restaurant - I'll slip and have Coke Zero; but I try to get either water or unsweetened Iced Tea. It's difficult, I've never been a huge water drinker, but now, I drink about two bottles a day. And I feel alot healthier.

Rewards - it can be something small, like having a portion-controlled dessert or bigger, like getting a manicure!

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