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Sunday, March 08, 2020

Hey Sparkers, Hope you're having a wonderful weekend and doing something that truly makes you happy.
Once again I feel I'm at a crossroads and undecided on which way I want to go. I've been doing pretty good weight wise since the first of the year, but I catch myself thinking more and more about the numbers instead of the healthier aspects of losing the weight. Right now I've been weighing twice a month when I do the grocery shopping since I weigh on a customer scale they have for people to use that don't own a scale. But I think I need to drop the second weigh in each month and just stick to weighing on the first of each month. That way I don't feel the need to push myself extra hard every 2 weeks so the numbers show a loss. It's not supposed to be about the numbers, but about better health.
Lately, even though the numbers have been down, I've realized I'm still eating crappy food; just not as much of it, so I need to make some changes over all to what I'm allowing myself to eat. I need more veggies for certain and less of the bad carbs. And I've been eating more dairy products than I really should be eating ( cheese, anyone?). So for the rest of the month and here on out I'm going to work more on getting in my 5 a day of veggies and fruits and less of the junk carbs. And I feel I need to cut calories somewhat. I've been allowing myself between 1500-2100 cal. a day. I think I need to cut down to no more than 1800 calories a day. I know some will still feel that's too much but remember, this is a lifestyle change and I have no intention of going to bed hungry like I did in the past when I did anything to get the weight down and keep it down. Now it's healthier foods that I can live with and stick with thru the long term. We'll see what the scale actually shows on April 1st. But even more important, we'll see how I feel physically and emotionally by then by making the necessary changes.
Stay tuned...
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