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One Year To Get It Right

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

First of all....Happy New Year!

This month is my 2nd year anniversary on Sparkpeople. I remember the year when I signed up. I was watching football with my boys and noticed that I weighed more than every player on their team. YIKES! emoticon Guess what? Two years later...I still do. However, according to my blood work results, I am healthier. That's important. I'm much more conscientious of what I'm putting in my mouth.

Since Halloween, my sugar intake doubled. The more I ate, the more I wanted. But I've gotten that back under control in December. Thank goodness.

I'm still trying to talk myself into buying an elliptical. I love that machine and I know I will use it. Everyone in my house will actually. I want to get a good quality one because I know how the "economical" exercise equipment will end up by the curb within a few months of purchase. I also need to spend money for delivery and set up, because again, to get my hubby to do it might take longer than I want. As you can tell, I've been having a lot of internal dialog with myself. I need to start worrying when I begin answering myself. emoticon

Now that my kitchen is completed emoticon I promised my family that I would start cooking real food. I was the queen of microwave, frozen and take-out. As my old favorite sign implied. The sign is now at the Goodwill.

Everyday I'm searching the internet, cookbooks, magazines and watching cooking shows for new recipe ideas. So far, my meals have been well received. I try to take regular recipes and switch high fat/calorie ingredients with healthier choices. I don't do the artificial sugar thing. I'd rather eat pure sugar but monitor my intake. Wheat instead of white. Water instead of soda and juice. Lots of fresh fruits and veggies.

I did get my allergy testing from when I had that allergic reaction to something I ate (ouch). Can you say "pincushion"? And thankfully, I'm not allergic to nuts, which I love. Almonds come to the rescue many times when I'm famished and can't satisfy my hunger.

Now if I can just stay on my exercise and make it part of my daily life, hopefully next year on the 1st I'll finally be able to say that I weigh less than the NFL players. emoticon

Here's to another year of meeting our goals. Enjoy the journey. emoticon

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    It sounds like very reasonable steps you're taking and I am so glad to hear about your health improvements! The thing is, it takes this type of changes to make permanent weight loss. Even if you haven't started losing yet, you are laying a solid foundation of healthy habits that will get you where you want to be and help you stay there instead of gaining it back. I don't know what the NFL players weigh but I weighed myself this morning and I am up to 237.2, my all time high. This is the year that I'm going to lose weight and get fit. Well actually, I am going to get fit and I don't know if I'll lose weight or not but I hope so. I am focusing totally on fitness, this year.

    I think it was a wise decision, taking your little sign to Good Will. Those little sayings, plus the images we surround ourselves with, talk to our subconscious minds and "tell" us what we think is important. We'd probably all be better off if we surround ourselves with little signs that say "I love lettuce" or "Veggies ROCK" or "Healthy Cook, here!" Or a big color photo of a veggie harvest lol
    2604 days ago
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