II have a good friend who has cancer, so when I got the opportunity to run half a marathon and raise some money to help fight this dreadful disease I couldn't say no.....It's very motivating! I have a training schedule and when I'm tempted not to bother I remember why I'm doing this and find my motivation comes back!
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Every time I feel like I'm not getting anywhere, I envision myself slimmer, healthier, and fit. Knowing that what I'm trying to do is for a good cause (even if it's my own) makes me feel a lot better, and it gives me a spark of inspiration to work extra hard!
Through alternative medicine such as acupuncture I have learned that some foods that may be healthy for some people are not healthy for others. For example, currently I should not eat any cold or raw vegetables or salads since I have a spleen/chi deficiency which produces way too much phlegm in my body. I have gone from being on 14 different prescription medicines at one time to only one for my thyroid. I have found that the prescriptions that I was on were actually causing my health problems.
I have lost 15 pounds just by getting off of the medications some of which were causing me to gain weight.
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