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6/28/13 - Day 5 of my healthier lifestyle...


Friday, June 28, 2013

Last Friday was my birthday, and I made a commitment to myself to live a healthier lifestyle in effort to be "Fit by fifty". Well, instead of having a birthday party, I had my own self-pity party on Sunday. Now that I have that out of my system, maybe I can stick to my commitment.

I didn't get to talk with the dietitian as planned last Friday because my brother was here doing some carpenter work on my home. We rescheduled, she called me on Monday and we talked about 30 minutes. She asked me what I was struggling with and gave me some suggestions. One of my downfalls is being so hungry when I get home that I snack as soon as I come in the door and end up grazing all evening in stead of eating a nutritious dinner. She made some snack suggestions that included protein and carbs around 3:00 pm. I started doing this, and this is working. Now I am not hungry when I get home, and I take time to fix a healthy dinner.

I started walking at a park near work during my lunch break last week. I walk for 30 minutes then go back to work and have lunch at my desk. I checked with my boss on Monday for his approval and he said "that is great!". Wednesday morning I had a foot doctor and was late getting to work so I didn't plan to walk. The boss encouraged me to go on and walk, so now I have a support system at work. Yesterday, I realized how much better I felt about myself since I have started walking. It is amazing! the way I feel this week in comparison to the way I felt last weekend.

I am sure I gained weight last weekend, as much junk I ate during my pity-party, but when I weighed at TOPS Thursday I was down 1/4 pound. Staying within my calorie range and walking since Monday has helped me not only to not gain, but to even lose despite my self-sabotaging over the weekend. This weekend I am planning and scheduling my meals and snacks to stay on the same schedule I keep through the work week. Now I just need to figure out where I can go take that 30 minute walk close to home.....

"Try? There is no try. There is only do or not do." Yoda
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