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7 more days of writing down my food makes my 365 day streak

Friday, April 05, 2013

So last year on April 12 2013 I began a food journal. And set a goal to write what I ate every day for a year. This morning I am 30 pounds lighter than I was last year, have been around that goal weight give or take one or two pounds since November 2012, and if I write down my food for the next 7 days I will have a record of every bite for an entire year.
About a month ago it was my intention to continue that goal for another year.
Today I have set a new goal. To weigh myself each morning. If I go up to my "scream" weight of 163 (my WW lifetime says 166.1 and I have to pay) So if my own scale say 163 or above I am going to do the Spark nutrition journal until it goes down below that. Otherwise, I am not going to write. I am going to listen to my increasingly reliable body signals that tell me when I need fuel, and live my life. Last year this time when I would need to jog a bit on my walks or at work to get somewhere quicker, I lost my breath very easily and would have to drop back to a walk after less than a block. This morning I RAN at a slow to moderate jog depending upon how fast my old dog would move, for almost 3 miles. Near the end he was pooped so I began jogging with a bounce in place raising my knees up and putting my feet down on imaginary marshmallows. I jog in Vibram 5 finger barefoot shoes, and my knees are happy. Life is New. I am completing my retirement papers. I am planting kale in a small raised bed, to see what that is like. There is just nothing at all that can describe the joy I feel at this moment.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CMCGRUN 8/21/2013 11:31PM

    I really enjoyed reading this !!!

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MOM4407 4/6/2013 4:59PM

    You are an inspiration. How about those shoes tell me more.

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