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Measuring success.....

Monday, February 04, 2013

I'm learning that success isn't only measured on the scale. Here are some bits of success I've accomplished in the last few weeks since starting this journey:

1. I started with cutting my soda intake to 1 can a day (yes, that is still enough) - - - and made it diet. There have been a couple of days that I caved for my pepsi, but with the tracking, I realize that those many empty calories take up too much space!

2. I track what I eat now, and look at what nutrients I'm low or high on. Still working on an overall diet where all needs are meant consistently, but at least I know where I'm supposed to be.

3. I have more energy. Today I got up at 5:00a.m., something that has been virtually unheard of for quite a few years now, unless I absolutely have to. This also involved an earlier bedtime so I got enough sleep. For this nightowl, that was quite an accomplishment!

4. Yesterday was the first day I can EVER remember having NO soda pop, diet or otherwise. And, I didn't feel the need to run down the street and get a bottle of that stuff I seem to love so much!

In all of this, I've also lost 5.6 lbs. Some days I would like it to come right off magically, but I know if I do that or go on one of those crazy diets.....it won't be longlasting. This is a lifestyle change for me.

So, as I head out for the day - - at a time that is an hour earlier than when I have normally drug myself out of bed (!) - - I'm happy to have the energy I do.

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ELLENIRENE 2/5/2013 6:27AM

    great job! You can do it!!

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MICHELELYNN777 2/4/2013 9:37AM

    emoticon Those are some GREAT non-scale victories! You are doing it right by changing your lifestyle one step at a time. Plus, you did get a victory on the scale with your 5.6 lb loss!
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1935MARY 2/4/2013 7:03AM

    Awesome. I cut out soda a long time ago. Since Aug I have had two, because ,they were brought in by some else. They sat here for weeks and it took me days to drink them they were 20 oz . bottles. I use to drink 3 or 4 a day, they were diet , and I don't miss them either. Good luck, and you are doing great.

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