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Back in the saddle again...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Wow, time flies! I can't believe it's been about 5 months since I last Sparked. I started a new job, then transferred to the night shift, plus it's a very physically demanding job. Which I'm actually grateful for because it's probably the main reason I've lost more weight but needless to say it has taken some time to get adjusted. I would just come home and pour myself into bed, take care of the main stuff and everything else fell by the wayside. I'm also dealing with some medical issues that have surfaced because of the physical aspect of my job. But you know what, I'm grateful because had I not started this position I would have never known and it would have gone undetected. So really it was a blessing in disguise.

I'm going to be starting on a new plan. My plan is to get 95% of my calorie intake from nutrient rich foods. I haven't been eating healthy all the time and I'm feeling it. I am always telling myself that I'll just work it off at work. But the truth is I just feel more worn out, tired and sick when I eat crappy. I'm not doing myself any favors. I can either be my best friend or my worst enemy, the choice is mine. I don't think I'll be counting calories anymore. It didn't help me. I always felt like there is just too much left to chance when calorie counting. For example, did I get the correct calorie count or did I measure it correctly. Also, sometimes when I would have calories left I would force myself to eat when I wasn't hungry. This would often actually start a binge or I would use it as an excuse to binge because I had eaten so few calories the day/s before. Not that I'm knocking anyone for doing it, ESPECIALLY if it's working. It just doesn't work for me.

So for now, I'm focusing on eating healthy food and I want to add walking 6 days out of the week but I'm going to build up to that. Right now I'm going to add it as often as I can but keep my focus on getting nutrients into my body. This always works best because the healthier I eat, the better I feel and then I'll automatically have more energy for walking.

I'm so excited to get back into the swing of things again. I really missed this. I hope every one is doing amazing! Have a blessed day, week, month, etc.... LOL :)
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    Best of luck to you on your lifestyle journey! I'm so wanting to get started again!

    2187 days ago
    So glad work is going well as weight loss. That's great you've found something that works for you. It makes sense that what works for someone else doesn't work for you cause we're all different like God made us!

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    2187 days ago
    So glad you are back---awesome that the new job helped you lose some weight--and yes, eating healthier will give you better energy. I agree with you on the calorie counting--if you are full, you should not eat more to reach that number---but you don't want to go too low every day---but a day where you eat soup or salad often is low on numbers but not on nutrients.
    2187 days ago
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