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Reclaiming my health

Sunday, January 05, 2014

I have joined a challenge with Angel and Michelle two of my weight loss buddies to get in 600 minutes of exercise this month, and I am going to do it!!!! Yesterday I only got in 20 minutes of walking with the dogs and blamed the cold and wind. Angel pointed out that it was twenty degrees where she is, and walked longer. I love that she held me accountable!!! I realized, OMG I am making excuses, and this is what is keeping me fat. (Not that I just realized it, it is just that actually reading it, hit home for me. I've known for years that I can exercise and eat right if I want to. I just choose not to. Yep, it has been a choice, and it has helped me gain 57# more than when I started back in 2000). I can choose to lose this weight, and that is my choice. Last night I cleaned the house vigorously for over a half hour so I am going to call it 30 minutes for a total of 50 minutes yesterday. Today, I started out doing 20 squats. I am going to focus on the positive things happening and what I am accomplishing this year. I am going to make more time to enjoy life and quit living in the past. The past is gone, and it has been dreadful. I need to move on from this point. I found a great website today, and read the following article and several other articles on the website, and I am feeling pretty positive today.

I am down 7.4# :) Of course most of it was from being sick, but I am claiming it :)
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  • TROOPER1961
    Great job on recognizing and taking action!! This is going to be your best year wait and see!!

    Your pups are sooooooo cute!!!
    1502 days ago
    Remember today, for it is the beginning.Today marks the start of a brave new future.

    This is the quote from the website you mentioned. So start with number one.

    1.Start spending time with the right people.

    What better way to start sparkling then to be with sparkle people. Log in each day to lift yourself out of the everyday mundane, and dream big. See yourself at your healthiest and happiest.

    We can do this!
    1533 days ago
    Great job! Keep it up!
    1536 days ago
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