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Today I Begin

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I read somewhere that blogging can help your health. . .So here's where I'll start. I've been on the lifestyle change track for around 5 months now, and I'm definitely seeing a difference. I've lost weight, and I'm eating better. The hardest part for me is to consistently exercise. I really do like to exercise, but at the end of a long day and I still have to make dinner for my husband, I just don't feel as motivated as I did when I thought it would be a good idea before going to volunteer in the morning. Yes I volunteer, but not because I'm selfless, but because I'm jobless and I was doing absolutely nothing at home.

Staying at home, I decided today, was good for me. I realized that I need to work. I need to have purpose day to day, or I'll just watch tv and not take a shower. emoticon Not good for anyone right. But since I had so much time, I worked out usually once or twice a day. I made myself drink 8 glasses of water, and I made healthy food more often. Now that I understand portion control better, I am in general doing better. I recognize what 3 oz of meat is (before I'd eat from 6 to 9 oz). And I know that I should eat a big, healthy breakfast. Also a perk of staying home, I got to recover from my eye surgery, which was a lot tougher than I thought it would be.

So next where do I want to go? I'm really not sure. I'm glad that I have my weight in my control for the first time in my life. I enjoy volunteering because I feel like I'm helping people. But a job would be nice. A good one. I know that right now that's a lot to ask for since so many people can't even find jobs, so I won't be upset if I don't find a good one. I'll just be thankful for what I've got. And some day I hope to be as healthy as my mother, and as motivated. Don't know what that has to do with anything, but she's pretty amazing. She works hard, helps others more than herself, and she's in better shape than most people 20 years younger than her.
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  • LILSWEETIE
    Good for you to volunteer! I know a lot of people that would take that time just to be selfish and sit at home and watch bad soaps... I have to say I think I would be one.

    Planning and pre-cooking or pre-prepping food for the whole week is key for me. Or else finding healthy easy to cook foods. I use my george forman grill to cook lots of fish and then just serve it up with a nice portion of veggies or salad. Takes 15minutes for a dinner like that.


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