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Let's Get Serious Now

Thursday, January 17, 2013

I can always tell when I am getting serious because the food tracker always comes back into play. I feel a need to get more serious about my food choices especially the fruits and vegetables. I have been to the doctor more times than I want in the last month and truly believe that most of the issues could have been eliminated by eating more fruits and veggies. That is one of the reasons I came to Spark to begin with. I enjoy them, but don't usually go for them first. I am working hard at retraining my mind. I don't want to be tied to medications and have a limited type of foods I can eat. That isn't freedom. I have always said if I can't enjoy the ride then I am not going to take it. I just have to learn to enjoy something different. Just because Mama served it doesn't mean it was what I preferred or that it truly was the best thing for me even if she was a home economist. I don't want to get five years or five months down the road and say that I wish I had done something different. I am choosing something different starting today. I want to enjoy life and I cannot do that if I cannot eat what I want and that what I want is actually going to keep me healthy when I am old. I just wish I had an healthy attitude towards health forty years ago.
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3CATSLEP 1/18/2013 9:23AM

    emoticon I weighed in on January 1 at 173 in the gym (clothes on) and have done my workouts and have been filling out my food tracker to stay under 1200 calories a day. I just weighed in at 166.5 this morning (in my bathroom)! It's working!

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KJELLYBEAN15 1/17/2013 11:43AM

    I hear ya. My (older) sister used to tell me when I was very little that all of the veggies that I was eating (and enjoying) were yucky. I have never liked veggies since. I really wish I could make myself enjoy them more or more of them. I have been pretty good about getting in my fruits/veggies (what I like) lately. It might help to be sure to have some ready to go. Pre-measure carrots, grapes, strawberries, celery, etc... and have them ready to grab and eat. If not eating them is causing health problems you really do need to do what you can to eat them.

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TCANNO 1/17/2013 11:03AM

    I am sure that you will get into a good stride as time goes on.

It iis easy to look back but by looking back you can see what went wrong and then put it right

Good luck



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