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Friday, May 27, 2011

So, I don't keep track of how many days I've been on this journey or anything like that because I feel like if you're counting the days it means you're going to stop as some point. But I was checking out my Spark streaks and saw that this was day 150 for me on SP. Wow. That seems like a milestone of sorts and something that I should make a note of.

I'm still feeling pretty good about everything I'm doing. I've been really consistent with my fitness which is something I've struggled with in the past. I'm not someone that you would ever describe as lazy but I haven't been active since high school (and only because I played sports). My activity level definitely increased when I moved to NY five years ago though because you're pretty much forced to walk a lot. I mean, A LOT! But I love that "forced" exercise.

My eating has definitely improved. I kind of gave up eating healthy for a long time. One of my favorite foods is French fries but I stopped getting fries with everything a few months ago. I've had a few fries here and there but I'm proud of myself that I rarely eat them anymore and it hasn't been an issue. I also love sandwiches and Mexican food but have done a good job of just modifying what I used to eat to make it healthier.

I think the biggest difference in what I used to do and what I'm doing now is that my lifestyle hasn't changed dramatically. I'm not depriving myself of foods because they're "bad," I just eat healthier versions of things I've always loved. And I'm eating more vegetables and fruit and being aware of calories. And that is why this is my lifestyle, not a diet.
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    That's a great streak!! You should be proud!!! Also I totally agree this is a lifestyle, not a diet! I'm glad you don't stop yourself from eating what you love!
    2880 days ago
    You are rockin' it, girlfriend! That is the point of this whole exercise we are going through ... to make it permanent and natural! Good for you getting that in place early! Wahoo ... There's no stopping you now! I don't know that I would like to live in NY but I can imagine how exciting and interesting it must be! Glad to know you are livin' your dream! Hugs! Keep up the most excellent work! You got this! emoticon
    2883 days ago
    Sounds like you are doing an amazing job!! Congratulations!!
    2883 days ago
    Youre actually making a lifestyle change, that take courage and determination emoticon

    And for the Mexican food, I still have to give into those cheese enchiladas, but instead of three, I'll have one. emoticon
    2883 days ago
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