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December 18, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

So much information today. I continue to reflect on this past years & years gone by. What I have realized is that I truly am stronger than I give myself credit for. In the past eight years I have taken steps to improve my health. I'm now a non smoker, I no longer drink soda. My beverage of choice is water. These to me are huge steps in the journey to getting healthier. Eight Years ago I didn't belong to Spark People, yet I was beginning to realize & accept the fact I needed change.

When I joined Spark People in 2011 it was due to a diagnosis of Diabetes. My Diabetes Educator felt I didn't have enough support, suggested I check it out. I did, but was in denial. I wasn't ready, & didn't put in the effort until recently. Shortly after that more health issues arose, again I went in denial. It wasn't until this year that I truly started getting my act together. I still have a long way to go, and as more health issues continue to confront me, I now know that I must get serious .. get consistent ..& find a way to deal with things I can't control.

Reflecting on this year I do have accomplishments. I have lost 25 lbs this year. That number may appear to be small when compared to the amount I still need to lose. It's proof that small changes do work. With this accomplishment under my belt I will aim to lose another 25 lbs in 2014. I may lose more, or I may lose less, what I have gained in knowledge is priceless.

I'm starting to be intrigued with the idea of juicing. It seems like a good way to get your fruit & veggies in. That's a problem area for me. I plan to explore more on this.

Yesterday I did 20 min's of walking in place. Didn't feel like it, but my Fit Bit said I needed more steps to reach my goal. Mission Accomplished!!

I still have a long way to go. Each day I am learning more about myself. I feel I'm getting stronger. Trying to reduce stress by doing Meditation. Right now that seems very hard as my mind wants to wonder, but in this I will be successful. I'm learning to be grateful & appreciate everything that comes into my life. I am blessed!
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    not loss is small... A loss is a loss is a loss....

    You've changed things and it is working. Keep going in that direction and eventually you will have lost what you want to lose
    2465 days ago
    I am so proud of you!!! emoticon
    2465 days ago
    emoticon Those are amazing accomplishments! You should be VERY proud of yourself!! emoticon emoticon
    2465 days ago

    You are doing just emoticon .I am also diabetic and It is tough to handle sometimes.The fitbit sounds like a good idea.I have a pedometer.Exercise is the key to helping weight loss. emoticon
    2465 days ago
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