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Assignment: Blog about all the improvements

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

This picture says 500 words because it was taken about 3 months ago, and the other half of the story has continued.

In the bike pic, it says I had lost 35 of the 46 total pounds.
It says I'm happy.
It says I'm active, doing fun things.
It says I'm alive, with a blood pressure in the normal range.

The other half you can't see shows I'm eating healthy food, doing routines to go to bed earlier to get a good night's sleep. It shows I've started a team to share anti-angiogenic food concepts with others. It shows I've stopped drinking sugary drinks. It shows I eat a ton of fruits and veggies daily. It shows I've streamlined my menu planning, prepping, and cooking so I'm not in the kitchen all the time. It shows I'm in the pool 4-7 days a week. It shows I walk at least a mile a day. It shows I'm eating whole food which I process 90% of the time. It shows I'm even growing a lot of my own food organically in 4 raised beds on a small lot in a 55+ mobile home retirement community. The other half of the picture shows that I'm creating habits for a healthy life for the long term.

The last 6 months is the longest I've ever stayed on a diet program. That is because I finally get it, that losing weight fast is for the short term, because it doesn't give me time to set myself up for long term success. So, while my streaks aren't consecutive because of techie issues, I AM establishing a long running streak where I will continue to
drink the water,
eat 2 pounds of veggies and 4 fruits as the basis of my eating plan,
choose 10+ anti-angiogenic foods daily, maintain fiber intake at 30+,
avoid processed foods with lots of additives which I can't pronounce
avoid sugar
buy whole foods and process it myself
keep my organic garden growing veggies (and a little fruit)
take vitamin D3 supplement
do daily cardio,
get 8 hours sleep

And now, I must go start some seeds and set out some transplants.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LAURAAT 2/21/2013 2:46PM

    What an awesome, awesome blog! So inspiring. And, a lot of the things you said you can't see by the picture, you can, in a way. It shows in how happy you are, that you're making good choices, it shows in the glow you have.

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CATHEMARIE 2/20/2013 2:51PM

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CHRISTINASP 2/20/2013 12:28PM

    I hope you take the time to feel and enjoy and celebrate all that you learned and changed! emoticon

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CHRISTINASP 2/20/2013 12:28PM

    I would say that it is 'incredible' be it that I DO believe it! You made huge, amazing changes! Congratulations!

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L_SADHANA 2/20/2013 11:38AM

    That is awesome - good for you!

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ANRU7695 2/20/2013 10:17AM

    What a great, positive blog! :) I enjoyed reading it. Celebrating your success is a sweet thing! Way to go, and keep it up!

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LESLIELENORE 2/20/2013 9:58AM

    emoticon Isn't it amazing what a change in mindset can achieve?!

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NSTARSMITH 2/20/2013 9:03AM

    You definitely deserve an "A" on your assignment! Counting blessings is an excellent mobilizer! Spark ON!

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