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First Blog and Confession and Revelation

Friday, July 19, 2013

I have not written a blog in two years, so in my book that counts as a first blog. Reading other blogs frequently helps me. Some blogs inspire, some make me laugh, some give me good tips, and others give me the opportunity to give. I am always so satisfied when I encourage other people in their goals. I hope that through my blog I can help others as well.

Now to the confession... right now, anyway, what I am going to confess is my fears. I have lost 20 pounds in 10 years. I am proud of that accomplishment. I am happy with my healthy lifestyle, and I am happy that I am happy with my healthy lifestyle, if that makes sense. Fears? I'm afraid I'll lose it all. That I'll gain it all back. I see so many overweight women in their 30s and 40s, and I think, "What's to keep me from being like them in a few years?They were probably thinner when they were younger, too." I'm already so busy, with good things mind you, that I find it nearly impossible to exercise. So maybe I'll get too busy to eat well? To even care? To just say, "What the heck, I can eat doughnuts for breakfast." I really, really don't want that to happen. I don't want to gain weight back. Now or ever.

Now that I got that off my chest, I want to point out one thing that works for me. I absolutely love how I can view my food diaries from past weeks easily. I see that my best eating days include a healthy breakfast. If I don't have breakfast in the morning, my eating for the day inevitably stinks. I need to keep that in mind.

Well, even though I had a bad veg-out last night (I logged my weight anyway, even though I know I didn't gain 2 pounds) I am feeling better now. I want to be healthy within my body, and a healthy relationship with the food I eat.

Have a good weekend!
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  • DEATHY13
    emoticon The fact that it scares you that you'll gain the weight and your using spark people now tells me that you'll either maintain or you'll keep losing but either way you'll do great.
    1793 days ago
    I think if you build healthy habits now, it makes it easier to maintain those habits as you get older - and thus maintain the healthier lifestyle, and keep the weight off as you get older.
    1794 days ago
    Nope I say this would never happen to you...you fear it to much and you take the time to care for yourself...and that feeling will never go away and thus it won't happen to you!! emoticon (and this I get just by reading this blog!!)
    1794 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/20/2013 7:09:47 PM
    1795 days ago
    I'm not big on blogging here either, but it's good to get your thoughts out every now and then. emoticon

    It is scary to think about what's down the road 10, 20 years from now. But know that you are well equipped with knowledge about how to live a healthy lifestyle! That puts you a step ahead of the rest.

    Since it sounds like you are pressed for time because you are busy, it is worth looking into exercises you can fit into any part of your day (e.g. calf raises & squats while you're brushing your teeth, wall push-ups and standing up to stretch every half-hour or so while you're at work). The small stuff adds up!
    1796 days ago
    emoticon to the team. It sounds it's right were you need to be. I can understand your fears, but the longer you keep the weight off and feel good, the better you should feel. I'm almost 46 and have kept 40 lbs off for over 2 years.

    Yes, breakfast is so very important. Even if it's toast with peanut butter, it's necessary. I'm glad you are discovering this.

    I'm glad you are here and I hope to get to know you better. I hope that you find what you are looking for.
    1796 days ago
  • PATTYR81
    Reading your blog has helped me!

    1796 days ago
  • RENATA144
    Welcome back !!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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