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3 months of SparkPeople

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Today I have been on SP for three months. I now think about every bite I take, partly because of eating healthier and partly because of the possible celiac. I get my carbs from vegetables and fruit. Hard to believe when I started I probably had one serving of fruit a day and if I had veggies they were most likely in the form of French fries and tater tots. I always baked them so it was ok. I've always loved fruit so I really don't know why I didn't eat more. I'd get some with the idea of getting healthier and ended up tossing it out. I guess I just found it easier to eat the junk my husband liked.

I've had an active job for awhile so that hasn't changed much. I started thinking about what I was doing and purposely moved around more when I wore a pedometer. I had one day where I didn't hit 10,000 steps before leaving work and that was when I was having a lot of trouble with my stomach. Now I no longer wear the pedometer regularly and I walk 1 - 2 miles on my lunch break and often walk or do other exercise when I get home. Granted, that part is till new, but I have been walking after work regularly for some time. Now I forget about the exercise I get without thinking and exercise for the sake of exercise.

Before joining SP I would start working to get healthier but give up when I didn't see results right away. Now I see that I am getting healthier because, while the scale isn't moving much, I can walk faster and have fewer issues with my asthma. I'm still triggered by allergies, but I can do quite a bit more than I could before. I'm not running any marathons any time soon, heck not even running, but that's ok. Today I did a 3 mile walk aerobics workout that I had never even looked at before. It's the first time I wasn't able to stay with her 100% of the time, but that's ok too. I did the whole time and did what she did probably 90% of the time. Part of it was I got confused and part of it was the fact that it was a new program that I had never seen. Maybe I should have done one of the shorter workouts first so I knew what to expect, but I still did a 3 mile workout. In the past I've done different 3 miles maybe 5 times. All in all I'd say it was a success. Minus the fact that I wasn't paying attention to the cat in there with me and poor Cleo got kicked. Not hard and she's ok.

I haven't decided tomorrow's exercise yet, but if the weather cooperates it could very well include the wildlife sanctuary. We shall see.
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  • no profile photo CD10429908
    I AM SO HAPPY THAT YOU ARE SEEING THE POSITIVE CHANGES IN YOUR LIFE. THEY ARE BECOMING A HABIT AND THAT'S A GREAT ROUTINE TO BE IN.
    ERIN
    2802 days ago
  • DARWHOHOO
    I love the improvements and the changes you have made..Keep on my dearie

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    Dar
    2802 days ago
  • SPARKARINO
    You are doing great, congratulations on the lifestyle changes you have made! The wildlife sanctuary sounds wonderful -- hope you go!
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    2802 days ago
  • 1STATEOFDENIAL
    It's wonderful to hear about the progess you've made! That lying scale might not be showing progress, but you're definitely pushing forward and getting closer to your goals. Keep it up!
    2803 days ago
  • TIGRKITTN
    I started just three days after you did! It sounds like you're doing a lot better with the exercise than I am -

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    "Slow and steady", and "it's a lifestyle change, not a diet"

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    2803 days ago
  • CAROL6X
    Weightloss is a continuous journey of learning and working things out yourself.
    The information, motivation and support is on sparkpeople, but, ultimately it is up to you to apply what information you have learned.

    It is a bit by bit journey-things do not happen overnight.

    Keep it up you can do it!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2803 days ago
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