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Blog Challenge- Day 4

Sunday, November 03, 2013

4. What motivates you to stay committed to a healthy lifestyle?
Misery! Let me explain... When I was over 300 pounds I was miserable. Everything hurt. I was unhealthy and unhappy. In the process of getting healthy and losing weight, I somehow found some happy. Now I remember what joy feels like I don't want to lose it again. So, it is worth some effort and self discipline on my part now to maintain that joy.

And my dog. Can't forget Cooper! He has been instrumental in keeping me moving on those cold Winter days, when I would rather stay inside and do nothing. He can't do everything with me, but having to walk him means I have to do SOMETHING!!

Had a family dinner tonight. I purposely ate lightly at breakfast and lunch so that I could eat more at dinner. It was very yummy. My youngest niece made black bean brownies, which are black beans, cocoa, sugar, egg and vanilla. Very low in calories... but very rich and chocolatey.

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BONNIEMARGAY 11/4/2013 3:28PM

    Misery and Cooper could be a great name for a band.

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BABYSOX 11/4/2013 5:45AM

    I love black bean brownies.

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_LINDA 11/4/2013 1:26AM

    Right on! Nothing is worth going back to the way you were!
Here is to maintaining and having the greatest workout buddy on Earth!
Go Chandra! Go Cooper!
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CHERIRIDDELL 11/3/2013 9:58PM

    I'd love that brownie recipe too. Good luck keeping the handle on joy.Youhave done so well you need never go back to misery!

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COCK-ROBIN 11/3/2013 8:07PM

    Have a great day!

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    Plz Chandra, post that recipe for the brownies, tomorrow. :)

GOOO GIRL GOOOO !!!! I was almost up to 300 (That's what spurred me to DO SOMETHING ! And a Dr's EMBARSSING REMARK ! And also looking like a friend,, I had ALWAYS considered "FAT" than I saw "I AM FAT !). I do also remembah how UNFCOFMTY it was !! EVERYTHING rubbed,, and HEAVY !!! EWWWIE !! Still have a ways to go kiddo, but I WANT IT !! That's to me is the HARDEST part to maintain !

Plz Pat Cooper on the head !! Here's what we are considering for the next Chal,, see if Cooper approves, for he will be IN ON IT !! What we'd like to do, that instead of using a pic we find for the TEAMS PICTURE, that we ROTATE OUR DAWGGIES !!(Can Izzah count? She THINKS she's a DAWG!! Even ANSWERS the door ! MEOW !! LOL). So we will want pics of everyone's Dawgs,, ,if they so want,,, depending on how many pics, will determine how long the Dawggies show that you all own. :) If we have 8 Dawggies, that'll be a DAWGGIE A WEEK !!! And of course ,,, we would LOVE for how "does ur dawg help you to exercise?"

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DOGLADY13 11/3/2013 7:17PM

    Send me the recipe for the black bean brownies, please!

I often say,nothing like feeling better to know how sick you were. I cannot imagine how uncomfortable you were at your highest weight. Remembering that feeling in comparison to how good you feel now must be a powerful motivator.

And of course, Cooper. We'll do just about anything for our dogs...

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    So glad you found some joy and I am sure Cooper is happy too

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MRSKATEDUVALL 11/3/2013 6:19PM

    It's good to know your motivation.

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BIGPAWSUP 11/3/2013 6:10PM

    You are wonderful and amazing!! And Cooper deserves a big bone!!

The brownies sound delicious!! If you have the recipe, share?

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