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It is a choice!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A friend that I work with was complaining because she wanted to lose weight but she didn't really want to put the work into it.
She didn't really want to cut back on what she likes to eat, such a chocolate and she didn't want to have to count calories and she really didn't want to exercise.
She said she was too tired, and that when she went home she wanted to relax.
With each thing that she said, I replied, it is a choice!
I told her that exercise actually will give you more energy.
You don't have to cut out all chocolate, but you also probably shouldn't eat 10 "small" pieces either.
You can eat what you want, you just have to figure out how much of everything you can eat.
I am not sure that I convinced her, but it is a choice.
It is a choice to be healthy.
It is a choice to get fit.
It is a choice to control as many things in your health as possible, for example, your blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides and your weight.
It is a choice to pick the lower calorie food over the higher calorie food.
It is a choice to drink plenty of water.
Is it easy? No it is not.
But it is a choice.
I look at the pictures of me one year ago and I am glad that I made the right choice.
Some days I really wish I could order the everything omelet, or do I, am I just thinking it will taste better than the egg white, spinach, mushroom omelet with 2 pieces of turkey bacon that I had this morning. It probably doesn't, and I would not feel well after eating it either.
So it is always about choices.
What is your choice? If you are here, then you are obviously making some good choices!
We can do this everyone- Stay strong and make the right choice.
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  • no profile photo CD11169568
    That's right, great job!
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    emoticon blog! Love this!
    2880 days ago
    Thanks for writing this blog. It's just what I needed to see. emoticon
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    emoticon Blog! Thanks for the encouragement and showing us it can be done! One choice at a time! It takes time, hard work and no it isn't easy. You definitely made the right choice and it shows! emoticon
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    Love your blog Holly, and it is all so very true, we have a choice and you have proved that 100% with those pictures of yourself. You made the right choice and we can too, WAY TO GO!!!
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    Comment edited on: 6/12/2013 11:11:47 PM
    Well said. Things that come from experienced ones help me learn what is important to help me move forward. You are so right. Thank you for sharing what you have learned so others like me can learn too.
    2889 days ago
  • ANGGEL40
    Yes there is always a choice and if you want it you will do it...it's not as easy or hard as we think.. it just takes time and some motivation..thanks for sharing emoticon blog!
    2889 days ago
  • AUNTB63
    I am with you all the way with this......choices are made everyday...good, bad or indifferent. I like it when I choice healthy foods and momentarily like it when I don't.....I still do my portion control 97% of the time. Sometimes that 3% can get me into trouble, but it was my choice. Sigh! I no longer get down on myself for making a poor choice....I suck it up and get over it. That's by choice too. Thanks for the inspiring blog....have a great night . WE WILL do this. emoticon
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    Powerful Holly - way to go ! Its is a choice that only the individual can make for themselves. I think that we all have to make the decision to cross the line of fear of letting go of the bad habits replace them with new healthy habits. No you do NOT have to give up chocolate ( thank goodness ) just cut back - You look stunning !! I am so Happy for you and very glad that your my buddy !! Hugs Karen - Rock on Girl Friend !!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2889 days ago
    I choose to be healthy and fit like you. my only wish Is that I could run and sometimes walk without chest pain. that is a wish. you are doing so well and really into this heart mind and soul you will succeed.
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    emoticon Blog! emoticon for the encouraging thoughts.

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    Comment edited on: 6/11/2013 5:57:13 PM
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