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Ever Wonder What It's Going To Take?

I'm so frustrated with myself right now. I weigh 110 pounds more than I want to weigh, almost a whole other person. It wasn't so bad when I was a fat healthy person. Sure there were things that I found disappointing, like not being able to ride roller coasters, but I was healthy.

In the last 3 years:
I was diagnosed with diabetes
Have tendonitis in my elbow and glutes
Worsening sleep apnea
Arthritis in my knees
andthe latest

While obesity doesn't necessarily cause any of these illnesses, it certainly contributes to all of them.

Problem is...

I like food, good food. I'm not a fast food junkie, though more and more often it's become my breakfast of convenience on my way to work. Other than that I try to avoid fast food. Oh no, it's steak and potatoes with creamy salad dressing for this girl... or something similar... and it would cost more to add a salad to a lunch portion, so I may as well get the dinner portion, right? I'm not talking about once and awhile here, I'm talking about nearly every day.

And let's not forget Free Cookie Wednesday at Max & Erma's!

Nevermind the amount I'm spending. I could probably fund a 3rd world country with the moeny I use eating out at lunch.

So at the moment I'm trying to cut myself back to one nice lunch a week.

Dinner I tend to do better on when we eat at home. I don't often eat dessert, even out. However, since being diagnosed with diabetes I've gone from someone who ate sweets once in a while to someone who eats something sweet nearly every day. Often it's just a sweet bite, like a miniature candy bar... but what is driving this desire? I don't know, unless it's simply rebelling against my diagnoses.

And so, today I'm picking myself up by my boot straps and trying to eat healthier. When I begin to feel better (the GERD is really a problem right now) I will begin to be more active.

If you've read the book SWITCH, you'll understand when I say it's time to motivate the elephant.

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