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You Have GOT To Be Kidding Me!!!

Monday, July 15, 2013

As I have posted before, I have been struggling with motivation. This past month I’ve been mostly eating healthful foods but not exercising as regularly as I should. In fact, there were about 10 consecutive days that I did not work out. I have been keeping up with doing my 10-minute walks during my work breaks but that was the extent of my physical fitness. Then there was Independence Day weekend which had many temptations, some of which I did not resist (ice cream and beer). I have been avoiding the scale because I knew that I just un-did some of my hard work. So, yesterday I decided it was finally time to face reality and get on the scale to see what damage was done.

I lost 2 more pounds!!! I am now down 23 pounds!!! You're kidding me!!!

What this really shows me is how important the food is. Yes, exercise is a crucial part of it, I will not downplay that fact at all, but nutrition is definitely HUGE in losing and maintaining weight. The fact that I did not have junk in my pantry or refrigerator saved me from myself. When I raided my kitchen for snacks, I only had healthful choices. I ate an extra apple or banana. I grabbed a handful of almonds. I toasted a sprouted grain english muffin and spread honey on it. I sliced up a cucumber and ate the slices like potato chips. Awesome! I also have healthful snacks on hand for my family members. I froze a bunch of seedless red grapes this weekend and loved seeing my mother and older brother happily snacking on them while watching TV yesterday afternoon.

Although my motivation to workout comes-and-goes and I have occasional days of eating no-no foods or portions that are bigger than they should be, at least I know that I am the right track with my overall nutrition because my body is still improving and I am finding it so much easier to stick with the foods I should eat.

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    2382 days ago
    Great job!!!! emoticon I haven't been exercising as often either because I took on a 2nd job. I really need to create a work-out schedule so I can back on track. Its so true what you said about how important food is.. a friend of mine who is very knowledgeable in this area said its 80% of what you eat and only 20% exercise to lose weight. Take care! You are emoticon
    2382 days ago
    i was excited when i had a 3 lb loss 2 weeks agbut not the 1 lb gain. last week. i am working on trying to keep up with my mindful eating and adding intensity to my routines.
    2383 days ago
  • KAB7801
    It's feels good to eat healthy?
    2383 days ago
    Good for you!!!! Keep it up!
    2383 days ago
    My friend that is great. Keep it up I was down 2 pounds this weeks too. We r starting to get back on track. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2383 days ago
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