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    ERINT75   12,856
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May 14th

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I started on April 1st weighing 329.6, I got on the scale today and it said 301.1. I almost cried because I realized how much has changed in 44 days. When I decided to restart my journey I knew it wouldn't be easy, but it would be worth it. I made the decision to eat better and to exercise more. It's the same thing I say to myself every time i hit the restart button, but this time so far it's been different. With food I still make bad choices , but I don't use it as an excuse to blow the whole day. If I want chocolate I eat a piece of chocolate, but not a whole bag. I don't hate myself for having a cookie. I eat more fruits and veggies (actually I drink them), I drink more water than soda, and I eat less fast food. As far as exercise I did something I never thought I would do, I joined a gym. I was so nervous the first day I almost backed out. I have gone no less than 4 times a week since I've joined. My favorite thing right now is the hill setting on level 20. I also really enjoy putting my headphones on and just going for a walk. I feel proud of my progress and am determined to keep going!

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MOTHEPRO 5/15/2013 5:19PM

    Wow! Congratulations! Keep up the great work!

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1STATEOFDENIAL 5/15/2013 3:56AM

    You might have said the same thing you always do - that things will be different - but you actually did something different... Looks like you're being kind to yourself, going slowly, trying for better instead of perfection, and you're finding the pleasure of making enjoyable choices (as you said, using the hill setting and taking a walk).

I would like to challenge one thing though. You said: "I still make bad choices" - try taking out the word 'bad'. You are making choices. Having an occasional indulgence and moderating the changes are not bad - it's actually good. Our bodies actually reject instantaneous changes in diet, which derails progress. Labeling food as 'bad' leads to negative feelings, whereas making a conscious choice to mindfully indulge in moderation gives you power and enhances positivity.

Best wishes on your journey. I wish you continued success!

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HARMONYAGAIN 5/14/2013 10:06PM

    Wonderful start

Be proud
You can do this

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SHAPESHIFTER09 5/14/2013 7:57PM

    Way to go! You can do it- just keep going and eventually you'll reach your goals!

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METALJEN73 5/14/2013 4:59PM

    Wow, congratulations on your big accomplishment. You should feel so proud of yourself. Thanks for the inspiration!

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REDTHREN 5/14/2013 4:58PM

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You're off to a great start, you can keep it up!

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