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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I've reached the mellower part of a new weight loss endeavor. Of course, I have to keep reminding myself it's about more than just losing the weight. That helps to keep me going. I want to develop healthy habits - and stick with them.

And I was thinking the other day, as I was enjoying a plate of yummy hummus and fresh cut veggies, that it's amazing that I even want to eat the not-so-healthy stuff. I absolutely love healthier foods. There's nothing quite as pleasingly sweet as a ripe piece of fresh fruit. Nothing satisfies the need for a crunch like a crisp celery stalk. Other things leave me feeling so ........ yuck. I always feel bright and alert after a nice healthy meal. Ah, it's a process, I know.

And now I'm thinking about the exercise end of things. I need to work that habit back into my life. In fact, I WANT to work it back into my daily routine. But I'm having a hard time making the time for it. And then making the commitment to it. I guess I'll keep working on it, like I did the healthier eating. Eventually it will take hold again and become a passion. Part of it is the fact that I remember how good I felt when I was exercising regularly before. That memory is both good and bad. It's good because I long for it so much. It works against me though because I want it RIGHT NOW. I had it once. Why did I ever let it go? Life. It gets in the way of the best of intentions at times.

That's all for now. I'm just popping in to announce that I'm still hopping and I'm still looking up!
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    I am with you on the exercise path being a difficult one when life is so crazy. It is hard to make time. A couple of my friends go in the early morning before work, but I can't since my hubby doesn't get home until I am leaving for work - can't leave the kiddos alone. So, I have put my cardio glide near the TV downstairs and am doing that while watching part of a movie each night before bed. I am still having a hard time committing, but at least the effort is there. One day at a time! :)
    3107 days ago
    Teresa, why is it when I read your blogs I think, "I could have written this myself."

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    3357 days ago
    I ate candy yesterday and had a headache all day....why do we do these things. I love veggies....and fruit and all the good stuff. There is absolutely no reason to feel bad after eating the unhealthy stuff. emoticon
    3358 days ago
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