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in the wadding pool (aka, back on track) day 6

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

i walk during my lunch break. i go about a mile and a half down to the river and back. it's a nice walk and i really enjoy it. sadly i live in a place with 4 seasons so i can only do it 3-4 months out of the year. i like it cause i get some exercise in during the day and i get to think without any distractions. yesterday i was thinking about where i'm at and where i need/want to be. i have a long way to go. i'm not ready to step on the scale as the last time i did it was the scariest number ever. i'm not ready financially to eat well all the time, so i eat ok most of the time. i realized i'm not really back on track. i'm more just getting my feet wet and trying to establish some good habits, or break bad ones. it's more like i'm in a wadding pool, testing the waters before i dive in.
i'm hoping to dive in in the very near future. i'm hoping to be able to afford to eat healthy all the time very soon. i know from past experience that once that happens, and i stick with it for more than a week, everything else will fall into place.

until then i'll keep working on my goals of cutting out the alcohol and stop with all the junk food. it's killing me. literally.
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    1677 days ago
    good luck in your journey! I had to step on the scale to scare myself straight.Look at the money that you are saving by not drinking and use that to buy better food with.
    you can do this!
    It is hard work and you are worthy of this effort!
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    1682 days ago
  • CAROL_31649731
    Neat analogy & nicely worded blog! Thanks for sharing . . . maybe you will be better able to afford those good-for-you foods--with all the money you are saving by not buying alcohol as often!!!

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    1682 days ago
    I'm on a budget too and found I really save money growing my own.mObviously summers are better for this than winter, but, I plan on eating beets, turnips, swiss chard and carrots in the months to come.

    It really was worth doing this. Fresh food at a lower cost can be done.

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    for about $12 in Sacramento you can almost daily salads for four months.

    1682 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/14/2013 9:07:54 PM
    emoticon I live in New England by the ocean and walked during my lunch break every day but two in a year. emoticon
    1682 days ago
    Small changes make a big difference! If finances are an issue, capitalize ont eh cheap produce (fruit/veg) season --- that's now! I live in 4 season climate too, and walking is an all-year long activity --- dress in layers, and use appropriate footwear. If it's "indoors only" weather to you, check out a local mall - especially a big one and start walking. It's too easy to find excuses... find ways to make it work - diet and exercise --- the only way to lose weight.

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    1682 days ago
    You're on the right track, making small changes in the right direction. That is what is important. emoticon

    I live in western NY state where we have 4 seasons. I walk outside except for when it's icy which is maybe 3 months at the most. During the summer, I may miss a few days due to heat and humidity but that's not usually a problem as long as I get out early in the morning.
    1682 days ago
    Of course you can do it more than 3-4 months. Today I was introduced to what the Scottish philosopher Billy Connolly (yes the comic) said: There is no bad weather, just the wrong coat.

    Dress warm. Winter is coming.

    1682 days ago
    One goal at a time is a great way to go. Good luck as you make more healthy choices!
    1682 days ago
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