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Thursday, September 20, 2012

I'm still chugging away and doing pretty decent. Not eating perfectly, but not poorly either. I've been focusing my efforts on getting at least 1 green vegetable every day. I'm good at getting fruits/veggies and I'm good at getting whole grains and even good at getting enough water and exercise. But green vegetables have been a challenge for me. I'm adding frozen spinach to recipes that I'm making, and I'm adding a side of broccoli to meals that I plan, and at lunchtime, if I meet my husband at McD's, I have a side salad with Southwest dressing and a yogurt parfait.

Exercise is going okay, but I'm feeling lazy this week! This morning I got up at 5am but I felt achy and tired, so I skipped the gym and just got my 4 miles to school and back. I really need to lift weights. Maybe tomorrow. This week has taken a lot out of me; my grandmother passed away last week and we ended up driving down to Florida for her wake and funeral. I'm at peace with her death because she was suffering for quite awhile; but that was a long car trip for a family of 7. And we get to do it again at Christmas for my sister's wedding. :/

On a positive note, I got my picture taken with my family, and I was the smallest sibling in the picture for the first time! Then I noticed that they all still drink soda and eat chips, and no one gets any exercise at all. These are all small habits that took several years for me to change/implement, but in the long-term, I've done really well with my goals. So all of that makes me pretty happy. Spark On. :)
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    You're doing great all things considered. Considering your trip last weekend, it's totally understandable that you'd have to cut yourself some slack this week. Rest is just as important as exercise and eating well. Keep up the great work!

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