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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I went out with my fabulous friend, Morgan, last night and we discussed our healthy lifestyles. Oh! and we walked around Arlington for 2.5 miles - BOOM! Anyway, I don't have the best track record with losing weight - special occasions, my wedding I have managed to lose some but overall my weight just seems to go up. I want to start a family but before we do, I need to get healthy. It is my number 1 priority and I will make it happen.

Morgan and I chatted about our eating plan. I have IBS/stomach issues so I am planning on cutting down on the dairy products and really going full force with freggies. Lots and lots of them! I also want to cut down on the caffeine and focus more on water. Seems pretty easy, right? The funny thing is that I know what I need to do. I have done it before. I just need to stick with it. A bad meal doesn't mean a bad day. I have done pretty well on the exercise front so I will keep up with daily workouts and will get to Zumba at least once a week. My back is not always happy when I go so I need to monitor that.

After talking with Morgan, I think I am mentally ready. I have always wanted to drop the pounds but my head wasn't always ready. I feel like it is go time! Pounds be gone!!!

So here are my goals:

-more water emoticon
-lots of freggies emoticon emoticon
-use SP/MFP for tracking and motivation emoticon
-exercise daily emoticon
-cut down on dairy and caffeine emoticon emoticon
-be happy!! emoticon
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ROBYNROSE26 5/24/2013 4:46PM

    You can do it!

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HLTHYRNRMOM 5/24/2013 4:06PM

    I track on MFP too, if you want to add me I could use the accountabilty! i have the same name on MFP

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STARBRIGHT_D 5/23/2013 7:38AM

    I'm with ya! Those seem like simple, mostly doable plans. The exercising daily could be a tough one. For Zumba, do you have a really really supportive sports bra? I have a lot to support and I feel my back can endure the longest when I wear this really unattractive but extremely supportive sports bra. After I bought it, I realized it was the same one the Biggest Loser contestants would be shown wearing in their before pics (or at least a while ago since I haven't watched the last few seasons). I also like it because it has a front hook closure (actually probably 12 or more of them) so I don't have to wrestle it on over my head. I've been stuck in the vice grip of enough tangled sports bras to value a strong front closure!

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A-NEW-LAURIN 5/22/2013 5:07PM

    Sounds like a wonderful plan!
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BALANCEDLIFE4ME 5/22/2013 5:04PM

    emoticon I'll be here cheering you on! You've got a great plan.

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FEARLESSNOW 5/22/2013 2:18PM

    We're all here to cheer you on! emoticon

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AWOLF24 5/22/2013 10:55AM

    WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!! Yea Christine!!!!!!!!!! Sounds like an awesome awesome plan and I'm happy to see you are so excited about it!!!

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CANDACEMM 5/22/2013 10:46AM

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You and I have a ton in common! I'm Candace (from Maryland). I got married in October and I'm hoping to start a family soon. We're trying/not trying too actively ... I realize that I need to lose weight to help ease the process along, so I understand the need to get healthy!

I too have IBS/Stomach issues and have suffered for quite a while. I am trying to eliminate a lot of junk and processed foods from my diet and incorporate more fruits and veggies. I have noticed a significant decrease in tummy issues since I've added more fruits and veggies. Give it a shot - it's so worth it!

I see that you're trying to drink more water - add oranges, lemons, cucumbers or even mint to water! It helps to add a little something to the water!

BTW - I'm adding you as a sparkfriend. emoticon

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