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350 - 4.5 lbs down!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Alright! 4.5 lbs down since I started a walking challenge with my family. I'm averaging just under 12,000 steps a day, ~ 5-6 miles a day. On Tuesday, I walked 12.5 miles! Overall, I'm not being 100% good about logging food, but mostly because I'm tired and don't feel like logging rather than because I overrate that day. Heck, 4.5 lbs down in 2 weeks!

My acupuncturist asked me to start journaling. We had a great talk and basically came to the conclusion that I'm addicted to stress, which is why I am always searching for something to obsess and stress about. That's why I stressed about everything in the army, why I stressed about school, about vet school, about having kids....I'm not talking regular, run-of-the-mill stress...I'm talking the daily kind of stress that causes me to SEARCH for a reason to obsess. I can never just relax. Anyway, that's what she wants me to explore...I've never really journaled for myself, so we'll see. Can't be harder than blogging!
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    LOL. I had a little giggle about you being addicted to stress. I was born stressed out. As a child and all the way through high school I was always accused of being capable of doing better though and they were right. I could push myself and push myself and push myself to do better. That changed in college when I finally decided to do my best. I used to turn everything into a competition with myself after I ran out of people to compete with. I was obsessed with perfection when I worked as an R.N. in ICCU - it was great for my bosses and for the patients but a real killer for me. My former doctor said that I was the case study for type A personality. LOL. I got high blood pressure at 31 years old. At some point I had to change and I have some but I still have to fight my basic urge to make everything a priority. I don't work now. Everything does not have to be done STAT. No one cares but me if the dirty dished sit in the sink all day.

    Hopefully the journaling will work for you. You are doing excellent on the steps! Congratulations on the weight loss!!
    1318 days ago
    Way to go! Keep it up :)
    1319 days ago
    Wow you are kicking butt with that challenge! I thought it would be easier to get 10k steps but u gotta do some kind of exercise everyday to actually reach that. That is awesome your getting 12k!
    1319 days ago
    You might be addicted to the adrenaline produced by stress. Not sure how you get over that.
    1319 days ago
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