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The Perks of Healthy Eating & Exercise


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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Other than the scale I've noticed other things this past week.

1) I have SOOO much energy!

I literally can't sit still. It is amazing! I used to sit on the couch in a comatose state,and
now I am lucky if I can sit for 45 mins.

2) Stabilized Mood

I've noticed that I have been waking up in a great mood every morning. My stress level
has decreased, and for the first time in a LONG time my Bi-Polar moods have been
stable!!!!


3) I feel good!!

I have much more self-esteem and feel like I have control. Someone told me I looked
good yesterday, and I was finally able to say, "hell yeah I do" :)


4) Better Sleep

Since I am now being much more productive during the day, I'm actually tired at
normal bed time hours. No more staying up until 1 or 2am and only getting 5 hours of
sleep. I am having a good solid 7-8 hours nightly, and I am no longer so tired that I have
to nap during the day.


5) Exercise & Food Tracking

If I don't make it to the gym, I find myself craving it! I NEVER thought that I would be one
of " those" people!! I enjoy the time to myself, and I feel so accomplished when I am
done. Plus for me, it makes drinking water a lot easier!
I have also found that I find the Food Tracking aspect of Spark, FUN! I like knowing
exactly what I am putting in my mouth. (Even if it's a cheeseburger). It really makes you
think, and going grocery shopping is a new experience. I finally find myself looking at
labels and comparing items.


So really, when I think about it...all these other "perks" makes losing weight that much sweeter! I am a "new" me, and it's super exciting and inspiring. This is it....it's really going to happen this time!!!



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EFFRAYECHILDE 2/10/2013 11:58AM

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TERRIJ7 2/6/2013 12:33PM

    Woo Hoo! That is so great!

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MARYHENNIG 1/30/2013 11:24PM

  Awesome...a total lifestyle change!

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JEFEIST 1/30/2013 4:07PM

    Kind of nice to notice all the cool changes isn't it. I am making the same discoveries - way more energy - way less "feeling down" - and much better sleep (except that wonderful lovable snorer next to me). What great motivation

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SMCDONALD624 1/29/2013 10:16PM

    You go girl!! Your Blog is inspiring! I added you as a friend .. a fellow moodie here ;) emoticon

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MSKIZ69 1/26/2013 10:49AM

    Woohoo for you! Feeling and sleeping better are the best aren't they? You ROCK!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1MYSTERY_LADY 1/23/2013 8:13PM

    Way to Go

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KA_JUN 1/22/2013 2:17PM

    Excellent synopsis of things we'll see with progress on our programs! Great job! emoticon

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FARIS71 1/21/2013 6:55PM

    What awesome observations! Relish them! Remember them when you hit bumps. Way to go!!!!

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MDERGA 1/21/2013 5:16PM

  So many of your "perks" are ones I forgot about. Thanks for reminding me that all the effort to get started again WILL end in a lot better life in so many ways. Thanks for the boost! You are inspirational! emoticon emoticon

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2NDCHANCEWITHEY 1/21/2013 2:34PM

    That's great! I guess a fellow bipolar woman the only thing I would be worried about would be that you don't sling shot into a manic. However I think its great you are a feeling stabilized. I know that I have been working for a long time to get to that point and am still not there. Just remember your support system and good job on the nsv!

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    Congratulations!!

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RAINBOWBRITE152 1/21/2013 10:35AM

    Feels great doesn't it? I enjoyed reading your blog entry! Keep up the great work! emoticon

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DUTCHONEY 1/21/2013 2:37AM

  What a great story! Thanks for sharing!

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  Oh hpw WONDERFUL for you. CLAP, clap awesome! emoticon

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SPSPSP1 1/21/2013 12:36AM

    It's not "going to happen". It's happening! Congrats!

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CHARTHESTAR 1/21/2013 12:32AM

    I am going through the changes too. I still backslide sometimes.... but as long as I get back on my journey- I will succeed.

The perks you mentioned- are so very important to your ultimate happy life!

Congratulations on your progress--- Keep up the great job. 80# is fantastic in a year!

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AMYABELL 1/20/2013 11:31PM

    So glad you have tons of energy! I started feeling this way this week too:) I know what you mean about craving the exercise. I am so tired when I don't get to work out. It also puts me in a good mood:)



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FATHINSN 1/20/2013 10:57PM

    Great positive changes, WooHoo!

I need to get back to my consistent exercises - lately, I noticed that I'm feeling more depressed, higher food munching (but still feel so hungry and thirsty!) and weight is creeping up again! And also, I'm lacking of discipline to go to work early!

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    That's amazing! Great job! emoticon

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DANIOS 1/20/2013 9:38PM

    Great to hear, looking forward o experiencing some of that. Thanks emoticon

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    It is so good to feel good about yourself! Fantastic! emoticon emoticon

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    Congrats

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GODSBEST 1/20/2013 7:31PM

    Don't you just love those non-scale victories?

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DMORGAN1009 1/20/2013 7:21PM

    THANK YOU EVERYONE! I was totally not expecting all of this support from my blog. I'm truly touched by your words. Such great motivation to keep on pushing! emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 1/20/2013 5:10PM

  Congratulations! It's so great to see real progress and know you can do it. :-)

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  keep up the good work

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MANILUS 1/20/2013 4:20PM

    Excellent, keep it up!!

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ROCKYCPA 1/20/2013 3:37PM

    Good for you - keep pushing!!!

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SJKENT1 1/20/2013 3:34PM

    Awesome!

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CROWLEY123 1/20/2013 2:21PM

    Can't think of anything better!

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    Isn't the difference amazing??!?!?!

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