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Feeling Good

Sunday, February 16, 2014

It's been a week since I started implementing healthy habits in small steps. I didn't build up to as many healthy things by the end of the week as I would like to have but I still did ok. Today was the first day I truly feel good in a month. The sun is shining and I'm off work today, so it is a great day to really work hard. I have already worked out and feel so much energy afterwords! I have been counting my calories and drinking lots of water so far today too.

Today was also the first day I weighed in a month. Gained 2 lbs. That was pretty motivating to see. Seeing how my bad choices affect me on the scales really made me realize I need to do better.

I really have been wanting to get healthier not just to lose weight but because I am now in my 40's and I am starting to worry about things like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes. Although I've been overweight for many years, I have always had healthy reports from doctor. I've been blessed not to have diabetes or high blood pressure/cholesterol. But I know if I continue my poor health choices they will catch up with me. Tomorrow is my annual physical. I was hoping to go in there showing my doctor I have been making some changes but my setbacks this month won't give me any bragging rights. I hope I still get good results and get another chance to get healthy. I really don't want to have to be put on any medications.
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F70176555 2/16/2014 3:00PM

    Let us know how your appointment went!!! One of my goals is to do good this year and then next year get my physical and have some big bragging rights=)

I tell you what exercise really helps me stay on track so good for you for exercising!!! emoticon

I am so glad you only gained 2 pounds that can be lost in a snap! I am glad your on track!! emoticon

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HWNHMMBRD 2/16/2014 1:37PM

    Here's to owning our choices and making better ones. emoticon

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DEB9021 2/16/2014 11:47AM

    Whatever you do, just don't give up! And my advice, don't try to do too much at once. For example, just pick one small goal for each week and wait until the next week to add another. I know it is tempting to do it all at once, but it is better to build consistency.

When I started, I found tracking spark streaks to be really motivating. Every day you meet that goal, you check the box, and you watch the number of days grow. Soon you will not want to skip a day and have to start over, and it all becomes habit so quickly that you can keep focusing on new goals without feeling overwhelmed. Tracking calories and drinking lots of water are a great place to start, as well as exercising every day. Way to go!

I am 46 (47 next week!) and have lost more than 30 lbs, and lots of folks on SparkPeople have lost a lot more in their 40s and 50s. You can do it, too! It is soooooo very worth it. For your health, as well as your happiness. It's so awesome to have energy and enthusiasm for life!

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