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Starting Over again......

Monday, September 30, 2013

We all do it at one time or another. Start over. Today I'm starting over again. I have been off my weight loss game for about a month now and the last 2 weeks I was literally benched from activity by a case of Bronchitis which I did to myself. Aprox 3 years ago I quit smoking but once in a while I will take a puff or two from a friend and almost immediately I feel what a bad idea it was deep in my lungs. I know, I know...you would think I would learn. Of course this time a beer or two was involved and it felt fine. That is until I woke up the next morning. Drainage, scratchy throat, runny nose, and the dreaded cough. By the next day I couldn't take a full deep breath because a heaviness was in my chest. I was supposed to play softball that night on my Coed team and I knew I wasn't going to be able to breath and run the bases. By noon I felt sick to my stomach and had to let my team know we needed a fill in player. Needless to say I've now missed 2 weeks of games all because of one cigarette. Bad choice!!!!! Well 1 bad choice leads to another. Due to my bad choice 2 weeks ago I haven't had to lung capacity to do any real cardio so I've gained......wait for it (cringe) 7lbs. Which leads me to starting over again.

Here's my official starting over pics along with Yume (who looks thrilled by the way).

276 lbs today, and my goal is to lose at least 76 lbs by my son's graduation in may but my ultimate goal is to hit 150. I intend to reach my goal by making better food choices and completing a minimum of 30 mins cardio 6 days a week. I'm still coughing my head off so it will be a gradual increase over the next couple of weeks. This week I plan on returning to softball so say a prayer. I appreciate your thoughts, prayers, and support. Remember there is no shame in starting over, the shame is in Not starting over. Change your thinking and for the love of God don't smoke.
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