Paying Attention

Sunday, May 01, 2011

I have been looking back on my eating habits of the past and present and I have noticed a big difference. Before SP I never really looked at the nutrition label of what I was buying. If it looked good, or better yet, tasted good I bought it and ate it with relish. Now I find myself reading the nutrition label before I put anything in my shopping cart.

I look to see what the calorie count is and mainly what I look at is the sodium. I never payed attention to these things before. Now I look for fresh produce and fresh fruit. I love to visit the local farmers market when our local produce comes in season.

I find myself reading articles and books on nutrition, which give me other ideas and tips I can use to take better care of myself. I am starting to pay attention and listen to my body. I take my time with my meal now so that my body can tell me when I have had enough.

I have started going to a gym again and working with a trainer. As I have gotten older the abuse I did my body when I was younger is coming back to haunt me. All of the jobs that I have done have been physical. When I got out of high school I joined the Marine Corps and was an MP ( Military Police). Well, that was pretty physical and that was the first time I dislocated my knee. Then I was a civilian police officer for three and a half years. For the last twenty-eight years I have been in retail. I was in receiving and also stocking freight. Twenty-eight years of lifting, twisting, bending and turning takes a toll on you. So now I am learning the right way to exercise so that my aches and pains don't put me down. It is a work in progress and I figure I will keep working on it till the day that I die, but that's ok. It gives me a goal to work toward every day and a reason to get out of bed. To me getting older is not that bad if I can get a little wiser too. Here's to the journey !!!
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    Sodium intake is a challenge for me. It doesn't take much to make it soar above the recommended amount.
    I am a retired nurse and the wear and tear on my body from all the lifting and working nights for many years has been a big problem. I have to say that after getting my weight down and making exercise a regular part of my life I do feel better than I have in 20 years so progress is possible. Good luck to you!
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