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Thursday, December 20, 2012

I am a month into my new healthy lifestyle and everything seems to be going well. My cravings have mostly been curbed and my appetite has decreased. During this last month I have kept track of everything I have eaten. Because I am extremely overweight exercise is very hard on my body so I only started exercising last week. Now I have lower back pain that varies from slight to extreme from one day to the next so, needless to say, my activity has been very limited. It has thrown the proverbial wrench into my plans. Seen the doc today and got x-rays. I got an anti-inflammatory and I'm hoping that it will help so that I can get physical.
On a different note, my wife is making candies for Christmas. Yummm... emoticon Turtles, peanut clusters, candy cane pretzels, rice crispy treats, almond roca, peanut butter cookies with chocolate kisses and sugar cookies with icing... talk about temptation. Lol.. Gotta love her though. I decided I get to try at least one of each but I will spread them out over the holidays and always count them. emoticon Stay strong fellow sparkers the holidays will soon pass. Lol emoticon
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    Keep foused for success. You can do it. Go for it.
    1976 days ago
    Great forward planning for the treats! You can do it!
    You might want to check out some of the videos for seated exercise. It will help get you moving, but they have lower impact.
    And remember, whatever exercise you do, do at your own pace!
    Good Job and Keep it up!
    1976 days ago
    Especially now, I increase my cinnamon capsule intake as it helps a lot with the sugar and bad foods cravings

    1976 days ago
  • RG_DFW
    Congrats on the first-of-many blogs!
    1976 days ago
    Awesome plan on the goodies. As far as the exercise I would suggest you talk to your Dr and see what he recommends you start with. Then I echo the comments about the video's on this site that can be done from a chair. there are both cardio and strength which would both be good for you at this point.
    Best wishes on your journey to better health emoticon
    1977 days ago
    Skeewee2mek thanks for the heads up. I will definitely check that out. emoticon
    1977 days ago
    Thanks for the encouragement. Ohhh, the cookies, lol. I'm with you eating some but counting them. And I too am glad the holidays are almost over! emoticon
    1977 days ago
    emoticon on your progress so far! Also, good luck with your plan of attack for the holidays. When you feel up to it, maybe try one of the SP seated workout videos. Those are pretty short workouts and you do them sitting down. emoticon
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