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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

My a-ha moment came to me last night while trying to fall asleep. The last time I had big success with my weight and fitness came while I was eating mini meals throughout the day, and had "a protein and a fibrous carb." I ate stuff like turkey, string cheese, yogurt, fruit and veggies. It was not that hard to follow as long as I did not fall prey to junk or sweets. So that's what I am going to go back to do at least for a while. I think it will help me to keep it simplified, and it has a proven track record with me that it works.

My sister also suggested using the "Lose It" app which I fired up on my phone yesterday. I know SP has an app too, but I am not so fond of their food log. I am willing to try to anything to help me along, because sometimes I forget about my need to look at the path directly in front of me, and I start fretting about the long haul. I'm trying to work on my focus, my mettle, and my willpower.

When the going gets tough, I remind myself that no one is forcing me to do these things or behave in a certain way. I am doing this because I want to become a healthier person, and feel "normal." Not normal as in average, because I don't think I could ever have those qualities (I have tried, but it does not work) but "normal" where I can be as active and agile as I want, without obsessing about things that affect the quality of my life. I don't want to obsess about eating, sitting and doing. I just want to live free and happy.

To get from here to there, I need to make some changes, that include eating more healthy and within a given calorie range, pass on binging, move more than sit, and believe in myself to the very core that I can do all of these things. Maybe this app will help me to be aware and accountable. It can't all be about the scale, but some of it has to be in my case. That's about all I've got.

Peace out, sparkies!

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    Ah ha. Me too. Protein and fiber are my best friends. Sweets, junk and white Carbs lead me into troubled waters.
    Make yourself a list of healthy choices to go to when you feel unexpectedly hungry. Go grab one and you are feeling fine.
    1460 days ago
    Great that you're open to change. Sometimes that's all we need to keep going. I too try not to look at the long picture. Just a day at a time.
    1460 days ago
    You are so on the mark with this one!
    Thank you for sharing and for the honesty!
    1460 days ago
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