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Long, long ago. . .

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

and in a blog far away. Last time I posted, my back was feeling better and continued feeling better for a few weeks. I went back for a second ESI and then, not so much. Since that time, I've tried rest which just caused my ass to get bigger. I've gained 15 pounds over the fall/winter and most of the time have felt just rotten. Many days I've had to force myself to get moving and get to work or do the bare essential housework. It's been a long, depressing winter.

However, hope "springs" eternal, right??? So here I am, at it again. Our family (DH, DS, DDIL and 2 DGK (darling grandkids!) have booked a week at the beach at the end of May. I realized I had 2 choices: buy a new swimsuit (or a big tent - LOL) or get busy and lose those 15 pounds and maybe a few more.

I've never taken any kind of weight loss pills or supplements, but this time I really felt like I needed some extra help. My DDIL's cousin is selling ACE so I decided to try it. If you aren't familiar with it, it purports to suppress appetite and increase energy. It contains, among other things, green tea extract, caffeine and garcinia cambogia. I thought I would try it; at the very least hopefully there will be a positive placebo effect.

I've been taking it and "eating mindfully" and logging my food/drink for almost a week. This morning, I actually felt good - not just "okay" or "pretty good" but actually good. DO YOU KNOW HOW AWESOME THAT IS? If you've had months of draggitis, feeling GOOD is amazing. Perhaps it's the healthier food, certainly I'm better hydrated or maybe it's the supplements. Whatever. Just gotta keep it going.

Planning on going to the track this afternoon for at least 1/2 mile.
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