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    MICKEYH   43,621
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My weekend pep talk. 6/22/13.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

When I first started my health journey, I was a lot heavier then today.
Back then, I was tired all the time and just doing 20 minutes of walking on the treadmill was very tired some. Could not move easily, such as just to get out of the couch. But this morning I walked over an hour for 4miles. While exercising, I felt so good and wanted keep going. And truly appreciate and How feels great to be fit and healthy. I am not saying my health and physical looks are perfect. I am still in the progress of getting better myself. And I am not regressing.

I am so grateful that day, I finally came to the conclusion. if I am keep doing same thing, eating same un healthy junk foods, being depressed and lazy. How my going to expect different result ? I made my decision to become healthy. And glad I haven't look back since. Everyday, I try and find my motivation to keep moving, doing exercise and find something healthy to eat and moving forwards on my life. One exercise at time, one healthy meal at time, yes.."one day at time."

Today is a day 6 of my veggies and fruits challenge. So far so good. I haven't consumed any meats nor dairy product. And I feels great !! I am not a vegetarian. But I have learned many great benefits of just consuming lots of Plant based foods. And its really working for me. I was at my plateau until last Sunday. Actually I gained 2 pounds last week. But it finally broken. This week I've lost 4.5 lbs. total. Yay!! I haven't done nothing special, all I did was changed my diet to plant-based diet. Lots of veggies and fruits. I could eat as much as I want and not have to worry about how many calories I had consumed. Thanks to low calorie high nutrient veggies and whole foods. I can now understand the words saying " You are what you eat." Or " Eat to live, not live to eat." And " Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork." So make sense about not eating junk foods with all the additives and preservatives, that making shelf live longer but make yours shorter.

I'm just feeling in sync with universe at moment who is helping me to get better myself.
I don't even know how long my good habit of today will last. But hopefully I love myself enough to keep going, making a one good decision at a time. I am motivated !!

** Have a wonderful and healthy weekend Spark Friends. I've started move forwards. Let's move forwards to our next chapter of health journey. I've got this, and you've got this. We can do this !!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
1CRAZYDOG 6/23/2013 8:30AM

    Doesn't it feel good to appreciate how good we feel with the progress we've made! Keep it up. Great job.

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POPSY190 6/23/2013 3:16AM

    I always feel better on plant based eating plans. Good for you!

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MSGRANNYMAE 6/22/2013 8:32PM


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CHRISTASP 6/22/2013 2:42PM

    Wonderful blog. I love the content and the pics!
Good luck with your challenge. Do you intent to keep eating this way?
love, Christina

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KIRSTENLYNN62 6/22/2013 1:47PM

    Very cool, Mickey! Sounds like you are in a great place right now! emoticon

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BELIEVING-N-ME 6/22/2013 1:25PM

Hi Mickey! emoticon on your weight loss. you are doing great! You are an inspiration!! Thanks for sharing such a Postive blog.

Have a great and healthy week.

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GINA180847 6/22/2013 12:53PM

    Wow, 4.5 lbs! That is awesome. I am happy just to have finally gone below 145. That is a powerful motivator to stay with exercise and eating clean.

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DALID414 6/22/2013 12:50PM

    Wow Mickey, I didn't know you cut out meat and dairy! Good luck amiga!

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PEPPYPATTI 6/22/2013 12:39PM

    You are doing so fantastic Mickey! emoticon emoticon

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GEMLADYONE 6/22/2013 11:06AM

    Way to go Mickey! I'm glad you're feeling so good about all that you've accomplished. It's no small thing and took a lot of time and hard work. You should be so proud, and I know it's your well deserved reward to feel the energy and improved sense of well-being! emoticon emoticon

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TEACH4110 6/22/2013 10:25AM


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WORKNPROGRESS49 6/22/2013 9:48AM

    emoticon blog post!!!! You are an inspiration!!!!
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AWESOMECHELZ 6/22/2013 9:27AM

    What a beautiful and positive blog!! Means a lot to me because you are sharing how you are benefiting from the changes you are making, and that gives me hope for myself. emoticon AND emoticon for the weight loss. emoticon
Love, Chelsea emoticon

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