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Thursday, June 05, 2014

The entry on my scale is slowly shrinking. I am not starving to death, nor dealing with the extreme headaches that "dieting" bring to my life. I am not dieting at all. I am making a conscious decision to be more healthy.

I quit smoking, gave up my 2 Monsters a day habit, and eliminated sugared soda from my diet in August, 2013. After the holidays, my weight had crept up to an "overweight" BMI... and I knew that I had to get it under control, or I risked resuming the bad habits I had given up.

I am now working out 6 days a week. Mostly 30 minute DVD's... Jillian, Trainer Bob, Yoga, or running with my 25 year old daughter. (We ran our first 5k together in April and finished in 31 minutes.. not bad for first timers!)

My BMI is currently 24.5, which is considered healthy, but barely! I have cleaned up my diet to include primarily whole foods... fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, lean meats, whole grain rice and breads, limited potatoes and white starches. Admittedly, I have a sweet tooth, and an incredible urge to snack... mostly in the evenings. Lately I allow myself a half cup serving of Edy's Churn Style ice cream occasionally after my workouts in order to satisfy those urges, and not destroy my calories for the day!

The point to all of this is that I can do this. We all can do this. In my 44 years, I have been through many challenges. It may take a while, but I always get through them. We all do, or we wouldn't be here to read this post!

I will reach my goal weight. It may not be by June 15, as I had initially hoped, but it WILL happen. I will run another 5k, and I will do it faster than the last! It may not be the NEXT one I run, but I WILL beat that time. I will not ever smoke another cigarette, nor drink another Monster. And I WILL be a healthy, happy individual! Mind over matter! I got this!
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