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What I've Learned

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Okay, so I'm just getting started on this weight loss journey, but I have to admit that I'm feeling better already. I used to suffer from indigestion a lot, but that is not as big of a problem anymore. I have learned I should wait 2 hours (at least) after eating before I work out unless I want a bellyache. I've practiced some self control too---stopped by Wendy's on the way home from work and got the ultimate chicken grill combo, with Chili for the side and a lemonade light for the beverage. I ate the chicken grill and saved the chili for my lunch tomorrow. Yay! Before, I would have gotten the combo with fries and eat the entire combo for one meal. I have learned not to let myself get hungry. When I do, that is when I start to think irrationally and want to eat anything I can get my hands on if I do not eat something QUICK. I've learned I can always find an excuse not to choose to do the right things. I have to make the right choices one by one or else I will not see any progress. I've learned that working out is not going to kill me, but I do need to do it within my limitations. The P90X and all the other advanced stuff can come later. For now, my walking dvd with cardio is enough challenge for me. I've learned that drinking no sodas and eight glasses of water is not going to kill me either. I actually feel better. I've realized if I had continued to do the things I was doing, I was going to get the same results I'd always gotten-extra weight. I've learned this journey is going to take determination-hour by hour and sometimes minute by minute. I've gotten off to a great start, but it's not the beginning that's important. It's how you finish in the end. I want to be a winner!
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