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  • Changing up food intake

    7/20/2016 5:53:47 PM, by PATTIA1311

    So I have been working on staying within my new numbers and let me just say it is hard!! I find carbs are the hardest. I am trying to stay away from bread and potatoes. But there are carbs in just about everything else!! Including fruits and veggies! Why is that? I mean, it would be okay if there w... Read more

  • Well, that was unexpected...

    7/19/2016 2:14:19 PM, by PATTIA1311

    My b/f and I ended up joining the gym last night. I had not planned on it. My b/f wanted to wait until he quit smoking. But we were able to get the sign up price down to $100 and it is only $50 a month for the two of us. Plus we will be able to work with our neighbor who is the trainer. I definitely... Read more

  • Helpful conversation with a Personal Trainer

    7/18/2016 4:03:22 PM, by PATTIA1311

    I am very blessed to have such an awesome neighbor! She sat and talked to me for almost two hours going over what I am looking forward, what my needs are based on my goals and current situation, and focused on future needs. My b/f and I are talking about getting memberships at her gym and even havin... Read more

  • Follow-up to yesterday's blog

    7/17/2016 6:15:43 PM, by PATTIA1311

    I am going to meet tomorrow with my neighbor who is a trainer at a local gym. She is excited to work with me on my nutrition. This will be her third niche in her training program (I didn't get to find out what the other two are yet, hopefully tomorrow!!). So I am super excited! I've always wanted to... Read more

  • Track nutrition and what the numbers mean

    7/16/2016 5:47:29 PM, by PATTIA1311

    Okay, I just want to start out by saying I know how important tracking what goes in my mouth, every day, all day and every single item. I honestly believe it keeps me more accountable and helps me know where my calories/fat/protein/fiber/etc are coming from. Where I can cut back. What I might do dif... Read more

  • Choices

    7/15/2016 8:56:56 AM, by PATTIA1311

    Life is full of choices, the good, the bad and the ugly! Some choices are automatic, like drinking water when you are thirsty. I do not have to think about, I just do it. Some choices are painstaking, what car to buy?!?! But for someone that has lived an unhealthy life style, every choice is vital o... Read more

  • Positive Self Talk

    7/14/2016 7:23:03 AM, by PATTIA1311

    Love this article from Sparkpeople:
    1206 We are so quick to put ourselves down and that only defeats the purpose of trying to become healthier. My favorite part of the article is: "If that doesn’t work for you, imagine that y... Read more

  • So many things to ponder....

    7/13/2016 6:59:10 PM, by PATTIA1311

    There are so many things to shake one's head at. If you think about it. I'm going to focus on clothing size for this blog. I wear anywhere from a 12 to 16 depending on the brand/cost. Or a medium to an extra large depending on the cut or style. Why is that? How can two pairs of pants labeled t... Read more

  • My first Sparkpeople Blog

    7/12/2016 10:56:55 AM, by PATTIA1311

    Well, here goes nothing! This is my first blog and I'm not sure where to begin! Life has begun to slow down lately and I am grateful for that. But I know I will miss that hectic life once my children have grown up and move away. My son will be leaving in September for his first year of college and I... Read more