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Fresh Start

Sunday, April 03, 2011

I have been on my "Fresh Start" lifestyle change for about 2 weeks now. I only lost 3.5 pounds this week.....but I'm not going to let that bring me down.........I have worked really hard to get the control back.......ever since the death of my cat (whom I had for 17 years and loved unconditionally) last year, I have been on a downward spiral. Things have just gone from bad to worse...........enter the "eating anything I want" stage......I gained about 10 pounds........luckily, I have been able to drop it within the past couple of weeks.....

Now, I am moving on to my ultimate weight loss goals........what brings this epiphany on? Recently, I had a visit to my physician for a physical.....and my blood pressure is extremely high....(it doesn't surprise me because it runs in my family). The doctor said "keep up the good work with the weight loss, but you need to do something about your sodium intake".......I have another check up with her this week and I am sure that she will be giving me some kind of drug to control the blood pressure..............so, with that being said, I have decided to take it a step further and begin my SparkPeople diet again! I have had great success with this website in the past and all the tools that come with it.

I have decided to NOT set my goals so high.......I am starting small this time........just 30 pounds......when I reach that goal, I will add another 30.......then I will be at or near my ideal weight......

It will not be easy, I'm sure.........as I work in the food service industry, but I am optomistic right now and as long as I "stay motivated" I am sure that I will reach my goal! I am surrounding myself with weight loss items.......I love watching "Ruby". She is an inspiration. I love watching "Heavy", as they inspire me, too! I am making "smarter choices" with my food intake and have increased my water intake, as well. I have all but eliminated "diet soda" from my diet.......as this is a carb and really has no nutritional value at all.

I love the recipes on Spark! I am so looking forward to making some of them in the coming weeks! I have made my "cookbook" on here.......(great feature, by the way) and I hope to get some kind of support system here.......I am looking for Spark Friends!

I am resuming my walking regimen, as well. I love walking at the local track.....it helps me with my mind/body/soul..........

Have a great day!
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    Thanks Waugh55 and Gailruu for reading my blog, I hope you don't mind that I added you to my friends list......I could use all the friends (support) that I can get emoticon
    2937 days ago
    Spark has been very helpful to me in losing the last 20 pounds (although I am spending far too much time on the computer!). I started tracking my sodium a few weeks ago and the amount is a lot higher than I thought! I am working on getting that down although my BP is well controlled with HCTZ.
    2937 days ago
  • WAUGH55
    Good luck with everything. I'm on high blood pressure meds, and hopefully I will be able to get rid of them one day when I get this weight off. I enjoyed reading your entry. I haven't blogged yet, but am thinking of giving it a try. emoticon
    2937 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/3/2011 11:02:04 AM
    Thanks emoticon
    2937 days ago
    emoticon Starting by setting small goals is one key to success. Another is blogging, well done by the way, and staying connected to your SPals and SP teams. Know that emoticon

    Hope all goes well with the doctor and that the two of you together work out any issues that arise alone the way.
    2937 days ago
    emoticon On your loss so far and good luck with the rest of your goals. You can do it, just take one day at a time. I hope all turns out well for you with the doctor!
    2937 days ago
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