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It's Over

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

This is going to sound a lot like pregnancy/childbirth, but now that I'm done student teaching, I'm ready to get my body back!!! ;)

I stepped on the scale this morning and got just the reality check I needed! I hope I can stay eating clean now. So far this morning, so good. It's nice to have a bottle of water next to me and my laptop instead of a stack of Fudge Stripes. :/

Also this morning, I got my first bike-swim-bike of the summer season, and that was fabulous and renewing. I've missed doing that! I swam a full mile for the first time in almost a year, plus the 4 miles round-trip on my bike, and my muscles are super tired now. It feels great to be back, it feels great to be DONE with school.

I got some great ideas while I was exercising too, and I'm already implementing a few things. I do my best thinking/brainstorming when I'm at the gym. I need to remember this when I'm teaching; no matter what life is throwing at me, don't forget to do that thing for myself, and I will get the payback.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JWARD199 5/8/2014 5:37PM

    I'm sure you can get your nutrition back under control now that you have more time. It takes effort to plan, shop, and cook!

I'm going to share something with you, and all our SP friends. I read Wheat Belly and decided that I had one and was going to get rid of it. I have given up sugar (only use small amounts of honey, maple, or molasses for sweetening) and wheat.

At first it was difficult. I was so hooked on constant, every two hour, carb snacking. I substituted raw nuts, no salt, roasted in a skillet, which I measure out to 1/4 - 1/2 cup per snack, or peanut butter cabbage rolls and that sort of thing.

Since Jan, when I got back from visiting my daughter in Colorado, I have been doing this (also cut out my nightly martinis which I realized are made from wheat and metabolized like sugar). I have lost 12 pounds and 3 inches from my waist.

I've been here at SP since 2007, trying, dropping out, trying etc. I lost weight, but then stalled, and my waist didn't change. In the 4 months I've been sugar and wheat free, I have dropped 3 inches from my waist! I thought at my age, 59, I was doomed to have my mothers stomach. I now realize that I can lose my wheat belly.

I think I'll post this as an update to my blog.

You can do it! emoticon

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KG4PVOWIFE 5/8/2014 12:31PM

    I get the best ideas when I am swimming. Which I am gonna be doing tonight. Come on epiphany!

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CONFUSEDBIRD 5/7/2014 1:37PM

    Happy to hear your healthy summer is beginning!

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LJOYCE55 5/7/2014 9:54AM

  Um, so where did you put the fudge stripes?

Sounds like you are getting a great start to your summer.

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