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Success! :)

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Yay! I have lost 4 pounds so far! Woohoo! I know that it's slow, but I don't care. I am very happy with my progress. It is so much better than no progress or even worse, gaining. I must be doing something right! This makes me so happy (and encouraged)! My diligence is paying off. :)
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So far I have been sticking to my planned diet and focusing on being happy with and excited about all the healthy foods I do eat (fresh fruits and veggies that I love), and avoiding feeling like I am being deprived of the junk foods (they are unhealthy anyway and do bad things to my body), and being proud of myself for making healthy choices.

Another thing I have been doing is a small and simple workout. I am starting out small in the hope that I will be more likely to stick to a workout if it is small and simple, plus it is much easier on my arthritis and aging body to start out slowly. But I intend to grow my work out slowly in the future as my body can handle it. It's only about 30 minutes a day so far (20 mins on eliptical, some mild yoga, and a few strength building exercises) but I have been sticking to it so far.
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I have also been investing a lot of time and energy into gardening this spring. It has been a lot of fun so far and it keeps me active and I am really excited about growing my own fruits and vegetables to support my healthy eating and lifestyle. I have already been eating some collards and early lettuces from my first harvest this spring.
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So far so good! Wish me luck!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
-NORMA- 7/11/2014 4:00PM

    emoticon 30 minutes of exercise per day is GREAT!

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MCJULIEO 5/8/2013 10:44PM

    Slow is best!

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JACKIE542 5/8/2013 10:24AM

    emoticon You are going, keep moving emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 5/7/2013 4:15PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon God bless, Dee

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PINKYYSUEE 5/7/2013 3:55PM

    Good job! Congrats on the loss and keep up the good work!

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THINAGIN2 5/7/2013 3:54PM

on a job

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SUECHRIS50 5/7/2013 2:42PM

    great news!!!!

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MJ7DM33 5/7/2013 2:19PM


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XKRYSX 5/7/2013 12:52PM

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