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Starting Fresh and learning moderation


Wednesday, February 27, 2013



Today has been a good day.

I pre-ordered the new Spark book, and started my 3 month trial with Spark Coach. I'm going to let go of this "perfect" mentality. I'm going to, hopefully, for the first time in my life, learn some MODERATION. What a weird word. But I'm gonna do it.

I got to sleep in late this morning, ok not "sleep" but lie in bed with my dogs and read anyway, had a green smoothie for breakfast, work was a short day, grocery shopped (OMG spent over $200 but I'm stocked! Lots of whole foods! NO junk! And no weird crap I don't even know what to do with), reorganized the fridge and pantry, walked! and started Coach Nicole's Firm, Fit, and Fired up DVD. I did the first 10 minute workout - lower body. It wasn't bad at all. I've not done any strength exercises in so long, mainly because of my knee - and that I can't even straighten it fully. I have bad arthritis in my knee for some unknown reason. The only thing I an do is get the cortisone shots, and even they don't really last that long.

I love walking with my husband - and we walked all four of our dogs - my little shih tzus for 18 minutes around the block, and my pug and hound mix the rest of the time. My tzus never get walked, and my little Sashi is pooped! I'm really going to commit to walking myself, my hubby, and all four of my dog-babies.

So I'm sitting at right about 1430 calories eaten for the day, and 45 minutes of walking + 10 minutes of strength. And that's mighty fine moderation for me :)

I also had fish today. Not that I don't eat meat... I don't eat meat when I eat "healthy." I'm so obsessed with being plant-based vegan... I either only eat plants... or everything else. Herein lies my problem. I'm going to just accept myself as an opportunistic omnivore and get over it. I want to be vegan, and I've done it in the past, but I'm just going to get over it. I'm so tired of holding myself to standards that no one else is lol.

I just want to be healthy. I want to get this weight off of me - for the last time (except baby weight! :))

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MYWALK2FITNESS 2/28/2013 1:54PM

    That's awesome! Great action plan! That's the spirit! :) We are all routing for you! One day at a time...

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GINGERHAWK 2/28/2013 1:25PM

    What an awesome day! Good for you for taking a step back and making a plan that works for you and your needs - that's awesome. I've been a vegetarian for ages and often felt guilty that I couldn't make the switch to being a vegan. After a while I realized how silly that was and I've embraced the fact that I'll likely never be a vegan and that's okay with me. Keep pushing!

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STEPHANIE302013 2/28/2013 8:47AM

    sounds like a fantastic day!! keep up the good work :)

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FITFRANNIEK 2/28/2013 8:43AM

    Moderation is always key! good job and good mind set! you can do this!

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DSORGNZEDCHAOS 2/27/2013 11:56PM

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MARYONAMISSION 2/27/2013 11:28PM

    Sounds like you had a great day! Moderation is definitely one of the biggest keys to success. Hope you have lots more days like today!
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