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Sunday, October 25, 2015

I am on day 16 of smoke free. Made it through 2 weeks and starting week 3. The support from my sister who has over 240 days smoke free has been amazing. I also have an I CAN QUIT group that I participate in.

Today was the weigh-in for my 50+ Members with 50-99 lbs to lose. I have posted a gain for the week- yikes!! It isn't a huge deal, but I want to watch those sneaky little one pounds, they add up. My mini goal was to weigh in at 275 today- and I weighed in at 284.5 about 10 pounds short- so I need to reset my goals and expectations. If enthusiasm counted, I would be skinny- LOL. You have to do the hard work needed to achieve the goal.

I am not being mean to myself, but the reality is that you don't get to take short cuts and expect outstanding results. I have been cutting back on the calories, even though I know that you have to eat to lose weight ( weird huh). I haven't remained as focused on food, because I am using all my energy to fight my inner brat on the cigarettes. I think I am wearing her down. I had put my food on autopilot, which is great. I am getting my daily requirements 95% of the time, but I haven't been eating enough veggies.

The biggest thing that I am not doing is getting enough movement. I am beginning to hate the word exercise, but I can accept that I need to move more. So less computer time and more time doing something that doesn't require sitting.

I cleaned out the pantry yesterday, and I can think of quite a few projects that will keep me moving. After church, I will paint our address numbers, and spiff up our front patio. And then I will prep the veggies I got yesterday so they are ready without having to anything but grab them. That should keep me out of trouble for a couple of hours ;)

More later- gotta get off the computer!
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    Congratulations on being smoke free! What an outstanding accomplishment!
    1997 days ago
  • CHARMIN944
    Household and outside maintenance chores are the most gratifying activities to do. Your hard work will not only show on the scale, but your home as well.
    1997 days ago
    1997 days ago
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