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Friday, July 15, 2011

Why do we use food to numb the pain or to celebrate a joyful occasion. Why do some of us have trouble with food and other don't? How do I make it work? I am not so concerned with being a skinny woman, as an active and adept one.

For me to do that, I have to manage the food and exercise issues. I cannot let what is going on right now continue. I cannot use the heat as an excuse to not exercise. I cannot use not being who I think I should be influence choices. I know this but now I have to exercise those choices every day.

I can splurge sometimes. It is when the spluge becomes the everyday reality. It is not acceptable. I know how to choose. Now I have to find ways to choose realistically on a daily basis.

I have to walk every day 30 minutes. I have to log my food. I have to think about choices not only in food but how I can add spurts of exercise to my daily routine. Park farther from the door, use the stairs, whatever is needed, to make me better.
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  • HEALTHY.ONE
    You're on the right track, Mirbah! I love how you're setting realistic goals for yourself to deal with the things you know need to happen (and CHANGE!) in your life. So proud of you! Sending love, encouragement, and support your way today...

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    3585 days ago
  • KNITTINGKITTY
    Writing it down reinforces the positive behaviors. It is so easy to eat without thinking, or to let the day slip by without exercise. And a little at a time doesn't seem so bad, but it all adds up.

    Do you make to do lists? It really does seem silly, but being able to cross tasks off a list is positive reinforcement. Today my bank teller asked me my plans for the weekend. I told her I didn't know, but in reality, my head was swimming with "do this, do that". I told her I'd better go home and make a list! And I will. Maybe that will help you too...

    Have a good weekend!
    3585 days ago
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