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Assignment: What is your true motivation?

Saturday, March 02, 2013

I want to be healthy.
I don't want the cancer to come back a third time.
I don't want to be in pain daily.
I want to be able to be independent, taking care of myself.
I want to feel like I have contributed, paid it forward.

So
I use the tracker to be sure I'm eating nutrient dense foods that support healthy body functions.
I stay away from foods and beverages that have no health nutrients or that present them in unhealthy combinations like hydrogenated fats + salt + sugar in all its glory.
I find ways to move that keep the peripheral neurapathy away, and then actually do them.
I force myself to do the mundane daily household tasks when all I want to do is sit.
I give myself time for creative activities.
I try to spread the word about anti-angiogenic food choices to others.
I plan healthy meals, buy tons of produce, and prep it when I get home so It's ready to go for meals through the week. (also saves time on clean up, since I'm only chopping and cleaning up once, except for bananas and apples)

I am grateful for the SP Nutrition tracker, Fitness tracker and Route Mapper, and my teams.
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  • MATTEROFHEART
    Great motivators! I am so proud of you! You are a survivor!!!!
    1375 days ago
  • NELLIEC
    I know that when I joined SparkPeople, I was very impressed at the information feedback I was getting from the Trackers. It is especially helpful to keep my diabetes controlled.
    1375 days ago
  • LESLIELENORE
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    1375 days ago
  • CHRISTINASP
    emoticon You are such a trooper and an inspiration.
    1375 days ago
  • BUDDHA33
    Didn't know you had cancer twice, Bravelute. I will send you healing (and staying healthy) thoughts when I mediate.

    My own motivation is similar to your own. I would add that I'm trying to stay strong for my 2nd gen foodie mom, since I want it to be possible for me to be around for as long as she needs me to be. Think she may make it past 100....

    PS
    Did you write a blog on how you get in a ton of veggies every day? If so, so you help me find it. Didn't get a chance to read it yet. Thanks!

    1376 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/2/2013 11:45:54 AM
  • SAGELADY2
    Good things to have there. I have noticed as long as I have healthy stuff here to eat/snack on I'm good for the week. Even though I know roughly the calories and stuff, I still use the nutrition tracker to keep me focused.

    Sounds like you have a great game plan. emoticon
    1376 days ago
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