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Thursday, May 09, 2019

Recently, I was looking through old photo albums. My FIL had just passed away and we were reminiscing and enjoying the old photos. One of the photos was of me, DH, MIL, and FIL in front of our first house thirty years ago. I thought to my self - Hey, I look pretty good in that photo.

Of course, I was much thinner then but the realization is - even back then I thought I was fat.

Another realization - I have not been kind to me. Years of neglecting myself have resulted in poor diet and exercise habits. I worked too hard and rewarded myself with food. I have lost weight and gained it back.

I am finally at the time where I feel I must do something lasting. I feel bad everyday - headaches, heartburn/indigestion, and backaches. I take numerous prescription medications - for headaches, cholesterol, blood pressure. In my head, I know that most of my problems are related to my weight and my nutrition. I have known this for a long time but I have not been successful in sticking with a lifestyle change long enough to see a positive difference in how I feel.

In the past, I have tried to make too many changes at once and I get burned out. This time, I am going back to basics - drinking my water, logging my food, and exercising 10 minutes each day.

I have to develop a new mindset and a new relationship with food. Instead of telling myself that I deserve to eat whatever I want, I will tell myself that I deserve to feel good and be healthy and strong.

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    490 days ago
    sounds like you are in the right state of mind to make some changes!

    I will share one of my favorite quotes with you:
    "When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur. When you improve conditioning a little each day, eventually you have a big improvement in conditioning. Not tomorrow, not the next day, but eventually a big gain is made. Don't look for the big, quick improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at a time. That's the only way it happens - and when it happens, it lasts."
    -- John Wooden

    Be patient with yourself!

    498 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    Good job, I think you have a good plan in place moving forward. Good luck on your journey.
    498 days ago
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