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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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KLMEIRING 1/20/2013 1:37PM

    emoticon Congratulations on creating a new you!

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KARRENLYNN 1/20/2013 1:30PM

    Good for you! NSV's are so cool!

Have a great week!

Karen

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PATRICIAANN46 1/20/2013 1:15PM

  YOU are proof of a wonderful Lifestyle Change. emoticon

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IAMAGEMLOVER 1/20/2013 12:52PM

    emoticon Doesn't it feel wonderful?

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JUSGETTENBY42 1/20/2013 12:07PM

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ILIKETOZUMBA 1/20/2013 12:05PM

    Yaaaay!!! I'm so happy you're feeling so good - and being healthier really does feel SO good! :)

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  i enjoyed reading this!

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    Good job! You have made quite a few healthy changes. emoticon emoticon

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NEWTINK 1/20/2013 10:58AM

    there are many benefits to healthy eating and exercise and it looks like you are finding them all emoticon emoticon

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CICELY360 1/20/2013 10:53AM

  good blog

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YMWONG22 1/20/2013 10:36AM

  Hahaha .... I believer those are the few "consequences" of many people who made the change to a healthy lifestyle. Ditto that. emoticon
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WVICTORIA 1/20/2013 10:21AM

    ha ha, I was going to write a blog just like this today! I hear you, sister!!! emoticon

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DJSHIP46 1/20/2013 8:53AM

    Counting our blessings is always a good thing... CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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OFGREENGABLES 1/20/2013 8:47AM

    this IS the time!!

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MOMMY445 1/20/2013 8:41AM

    woo hoo! way to go! you can do this! you are worth it!

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JIBBIE49 1/20/2013 8:36AM

    emoticon Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. What an honor. Spark Guy claims it is read by one and a half million readers, so YOU are an inspiration to MANY today. Big responsibility, but I know you can take it on. emoticon

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PENOWOK 1/20/2013 8:11AM

    AHA! You have found the pleasures of non-scale victories and they are VERY sweet!! Congratulations!!

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TRYINGHARD54 1/20/2013 8:11AM

    your awesome, keep up the good work.

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LRSILVER 1/20/2013 7:25AM

    Keep it up. You rock.

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    Keep it up!

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SANDYCRANE 1/20/2013 7:01AM

    You can do it. Things will get better and better every day.

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NEWCHINELO 1/20/2013 4:41AM

    This is just the beginning of healthy living,because in a little while you cannot do without exercising no matter where you find yourself.

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AMANDACOETZER 1/20/2013 4:04AM

    Thats gr8!

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KUTEY5041 1/20/2013 3:40AM

    That gives me great encouragement. Just started back a few weeks ago and your words want to make me stay with it

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JOYFULJUDYLYNN 1/19/2013 5:02PM

    Isn't it amazing how our cravings/wants CHANGE with a healthier lifestyle?!?! Good for you!

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KIMBERLY19732 1/19/2013 4:53PM

    You know, during my walk today I was thinking almost all of those same thoughts! emoticon

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EWL978 1/19/2013 4:42PM

    And, just wait till your clothes feel too big!!!!

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