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I made some good choices today

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Today I did something that I have been avoiding for weeks: I took a 20 minute walk and did 25 wall push-ups. I have NOT been getting my exercise minutes in at all during the past month and a half or so. I had a really bad pain flare-up in the ball of my right foot and Achilles pain in my left ankle and I just got tired and discouraged and I gave up for awhile. Right now, the idea of actually losing weight seems impossible; what does seem possible is making healthy choices. I can drink water, walk, do Pilates and yoga, eat more vegetables, and get more sleep. Those things feel manageable. What I cannot do is stress about not losing weight. The more I think about weight loss, the more stressed out and discouraged I feel. I'm not going to focus on a goal weight or a pants size; instead, I am going to just try to make healthy choices and treat myself nicely. I am going to focus on taking care of myself. I am going to treat myself nicely and take good care of my body. I can do that.
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    yes by all means, be nice to yourself!
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    1530 days ago
    I agree, focusing on making healthy choices is the key. I am working on this too right now. Thanks for writing this blog! emoticon
    1532 days ago
    So sorry you're going through a hard time. I soooo don't like aches & pains. I have arthritis in my feet & doc suggested filling a small water bottle 3/4 full & freezing it. Roll the frozen bottle back & forth on the arch of your foot. Works like a charm. emoticon
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  • JACKIE542
    I agree, taking care of yourself is so very important. Healthy choices is the way to go!!
    1533 days ago
  • KAB7801
    That sounds like a great plan! Take care of yourself and the weight will come off!
    1533 days ago
    Woohoo! That's fabulous! Making healthy choices is great for you, no matter what happens with your weight. Stressing about weight loss really doesn't help, so I think that your focus is fantastic!
    1533 days ago
    Focusing on being good to yourself is a great attitude!! Continue making healthy choices and they will become healthy habits and you will find that you are happier in your own skin no matter what the scale or size tag is telling you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1533 days ago
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