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Happy Spring!

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The weather here today was perfect... sunny breezy and not too hot or cold. I love it! Spring always cheers me up... it is hard to feel depressed when everything is blooming. I have been walking and it hasn't been hard to get myself out of the house for a change.

I am back after a hiatus, or more honestly, a relapse into old habits. I gained a little weight and I am back once again to get myself on the right track. On the positive side, it wasn't much weight and I am feeling very positive about getting back in the groove. I joined a 5% challenge on the Transformations team, so that will give me a little extra nudge in the accountability department.

I really need to work on MODERATION... I have the "diet mentality" ingrained so deeply in my thoughts, and it really causes me a lot of turmoil. You are probably familiar with the cycle: restricting myself until I feel deprived, then overeating foods I have labeled "bad", and then the resulting toxic guilt. My weight constantly going up and down, and never stable. This has been my life since adolescence. My ultimate goal is to someday be free of this ball and chain, and eat intuitively and without so many rules, while maintaining a healthy weight.

Here is hoping everyone will have a successful spring!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MORTICIAADDAMS 4/10/2014 12:17PM

    I love spring! It's my favortie time of the year.

Moderation is something I need to work on as well. I want to eat intuitively and mindfully.

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GAILANN48 4/9/2014 4:51PM

    There's so much wisdom here - thank you for being willing to share what you've learned. ...I think I need to just listen. :)

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REFFIE1 4/9/2014 11:51AM

How well I know the cycle you refer to. The trick is turning good habits into a permanent lifestyle. So glad you are back on track and enjoying lovely Spring. emoticon

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KNYAGENYA 4/9/2014 7:54AM

    Congrats on getting your groove back. Please send spring to Ohio.

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HEALTHY_IN_2014 4/8/2014 11:41PM

    You are telling my life story. The scale goes up and down, food is bad or good.
At least we didn't give up and the scale just keeps going up.
You will be successful! emoticon emoticon

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MICKEYH 4/8/2014 10:32PM

    Happy Spring to you too. I can so relate to you on this blog. So glad that you've joined the 5 % challenge too. emoticon emoticon

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