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Misconceptions about olives, and LOTS of walking!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

As I was logging my food today, I added 2 green olives for 10 calories. TEN! I remember as a kid I LOVED black olives, but my mom warned me that olives were so high in calories. So I have avoided them, or eaten them and felt guilty, for about 50 years!!! And now I find out that 5 large black olives have 25 calories. IF I HAD ONLY KNOWN!!! I may have actually chosen them over worse snacks! Better to even "binge" on 25 black olives (125 calories), a food I really enjoyed, than to turn to half a bag of potato chips (1,100 calories!!!!). Just shows that knowledge is power.

In the last few years, I have let my weight prevent me from doing things like putting myself "out there", meeting and interacting with people. Since I have been taking control, and with my successful record on SP, I decided to go to a work conference in Boston this past week. Here's how many steps my Fitbit recorded for me over the days I was there:
Mon: 19,565
Tues: 10,252
Wed: 13,749
I got my Fitbit in January and have been just trying to get to 4,500 steps/day, some days I wouldn't even hit that. Prior to this trip, I think I only got over 10,000 steps twice in nearly 3 months. So YAY ME!!! for deciding to go and for being able to walk this much! My feet sure were tired, but I'm pretty proud that I was able to do this!

So I am grateful to have started "re-booting" my life and attitudes about health, nutrition, fitness and my psyche! SP has really helped.........
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  • NOCALORIES
    Thank you for sharing this blog. You are achieving much Keep Sparking!
    380 days ago
  • TANGERINESPY52
    Hooray ! and kudos on the olives.
    380 days ago
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