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Sunday, March 24, 2013

This has been more of a challenge than I anticipated. Is that stopping me? Hell no!
Getting myself up to exercise is the hardest hurdle for me to get over. I can motivate myself to get up and clean house and do a little strength training, but anything more strenuous than that takes some stern talking to myself. It's just all so unpleasant! My heart starts beating hard and I'm sweaty and out of breath.. it takes more to move a 300 lb body than I realized! It doesn't always work, but I just keep reminding myself that it will feel good when it's over and it will get easier over time.
Eating is the easy part! I have no desire for unhealthy foods anymore. I LOVE HEALTHY FOODS! I'm very much into cooking and I love trying new recipes and trying low calorie ways to make plain food taste great. Who says 'diet' food has to taste bad? I'm also learning to love eating veggies. I still can't seem to take eating them raw.. I have loose teeth from bruxism (grinding teeth at night) so biting down on crunchy things is difficult. I'll find a solution eventually.
Money has also been an issue, I only have $65 a week and it costs so much to eat healthy, especially if you buy organic like I have been. The amount I have would be fine if all I was buying was food.. but the cost of other things I need added on it gets frustrating sometimes. It feels good though to walk away with a bunch of healthy choices to last me through the week.
So far, I've lost 8 lbs and I am getting excited to dip below the 300 lbs mark soon. I am so glad I found this site because not only does it help you with the weight loss but it teaches you how to live healthier too after the weight is gone.
The weight loss is not just the only thing I've noticed, I've noticed I am starting to have more energy in the day and I am losing interest in sitting in front of the computer so much and look for things to do around the house. My mood has improved. I feel more optimistic about things in my life and I don't have the same problems with depression that I used to. I never expected to feel like this in just 3 weeks! Over all, I might complain and not want to exercise, but I have honestly been enjoying these challenges along the way. I feel alive now instead of just existing. There is a big difference!
Well that's all for now, I'll be posting more in weeks to come! emoticon
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    1819 days ago
    It sounds like you have made some very healthy changes! Good job! Keep up the good work.

    One thing that helped me in the early days as far as fitness was concerned was doing the exercise in small amounts...10 minutes here, 10 minutes there really add up.

    1823 days ago
    Thank you! :D
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    Comment edited on: 3/24/2013 3:54:26 PM
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    1823 days ago
    You make me feel inspired :) Congrats on your progress so far! I recently had the same experience where I no longer crave unhealthy foods. It really does feel awesome to eat healthy. Keep up the good work!
    1823 days ago
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