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December was my restart month, finally.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

For quite a few months, in my mind, I kicked around restarting my better eating habits and exercise. But my heart was not in it.

Then sometime near the beginning of December, I started eating less, even though enjoying a holiday meal and some treats, still noticed the once a week weigh ins, showing some loss.

I weigh every week just to keep mindful of my size, not just when I am trying to improve my health.

I eat when I am hungry, keep distracted by doing things, and drink plenty of water or hot tea. I ride my recumbent bike that is located in a frozen unheated room 3 or 4 times a week until I reach 300 calories burned. At least you don't sweat much in a very cold room, and it encourages me to keep going.

I watch call the midwife while pedaling, if the internet is up. We are having extreme unusual cold snap. The other morning was 21 below zero. All week has been at most a high of 5 above.

Though I lost ten pounds, I don't' take it for granted. Do feel much more energetic, sleeping better, so many benefits to enjoy for January.

I hope that my friends here are thriving this winter, and will emerge like a butterfly out of a cocoon this spring.
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    Good on you for losing ten pounds Karen, that is so cool emoticon . That is great that you are distracting yourself from eating. That weather sounds so cold, good on you for getting on the bike even though it is a very cold room. Over here I am sweating whether I am doing anything. It is so hot here at the moment. It is the middle of summer, we have had lots of hot weather, some rainy days that are so hot as well. And at work it is crazy working in this heat sweating like anything. Keep up the great work Karen emoticon
    1297 days ago
  • EABL81
    Good for you! You're a month ahead of me. I just started my re-set today. So far, so good, but then it's been less than a day :-). Love "Call the Midwife." Great series. Hope you have a great New Year.
    1298 days ago
  • LINDAK25
    Fantastic! Good for you! Have a great January and a Happy New Year!
    1299 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I am so happy to hear that you have decided to only eat when you are hungry. I should do the same thing. Glad that you have lost 10 pounds. emoticon I also enjoy watching Call The Midwife. One of my favorites.
    1299 days ago
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