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Focus on Healthy Lifestyle

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

I think when I had lost almost 250 pounds I became too focused on weight loss and not enough in healthy lifestyle changes. Yes I learned to love how exercise made me feel and ate healthy, but the fact is I believe I was still too focused on the weight loss and the number on the scale. I need to rethink this philosophy this time. I am working on meditation and other coping strategies so I don't use food to cope as I have in the past. Health is not just about weight, food and exercise. It is about life balance, managing stress, eating well, and exercise- the whole package. I also believe that I need to focus on the journey more. I got caught up in the destination of weight loss and that dang number on the scale. Our journey is not a destination. We are on this path for the rest of our lives and if I want to have quality of life as I approach my sixties I better get focused on my health and taking better care of me -
because I am worth it!!
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  • TBRYAN-LU
    You are worth it!! All the up & downs get to where we want to end up is still the same journey! You are worth all the work you put into your journey! I have gone up and down also! I had gotten to my highest weight 360-365 I have gain my weight back but never that high!! So I struggle also & will not do this again, I'm up in years so have to watch all I do!
    1009 days ago
  • KOBER9999
    Woo Hoo! Yep! Health always comes before weight loss!

    1107 days ago
  • _BELINDA
    You are absolutely worth it and I could not agree more with everything you said. I too focused on that final number really forgot to enjoy life along the way. Absolutely everything was about my diet and exercise. I too want to make it a healthy Journey this time around.
    1111 days ago
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