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- New Hepatitis C Drug Approved by FDA December 7, 2013
- New Combo Approach May Ease Severe 'Ringing in the Ears' December 6, 2013
- Switching to Healthier Eating May Cost You More December 6, 2013
- Some Diabetes Drugs May Affect Cancer Risk in Women: Study December 6, 2013
- Higher Income Affects Obamacare Subsidy December 6, 2013
- Vitamin D Supplements Won't Help Prevent Disease: Review December 6, 2013
- Good Body Image Goes Hand in Hand With Happier Relationship December 6, 2013
- Nelson Mandela Dies December 5, 2013
- Meningitis Outbreaks: FAQ December 5, 2013
- Measles Still a Threat, U.S. Health Officials Warn December 5, 2013
Berry picking this week was positive in so many ways. It was a great family activity, good for exercise, and met my goal to eat raw/fresh food. Wow, were the strawberries sweet and fresh. The blackberries were more tart, but so fresh and potent. When fruit is eaten right off the vine that is the height of possible vitamin content besides the amazing flavor. The other interesting result was that it increased the sense of importance of the fruit because I had worked harder than just dumping some frozen berries into my blender drink. I am finding that I eat more unconsciously when the food is cheap and had little effort to prepare, whereas when I put a little more TLC into the meal it means more to me and tastes better, and I eat less because it’s more satisfying… interesting to experiment with being more in the moment when it comes to feeding myself and others, maybe just because I am slowing down, hmmm, maybe that’s the key.
This was my first half marathon last May. I was moments away from the finish line and I was SO tired but SO exhilerated!! I have found walking to be my “thing” . I cant run – yet- but I can say from that first half marathon to today I am hooked!! I will be walking in my fourth half marathon in two weeks in Anchorage Alaska. I also have found another passion to keep up the cardio- ZUMBA!!! I love it. I go two nights a week and its a non-stop workout for 1 hour. Anyone want to join me? Its in Salinas on tues & thurs nights. I have found that although I really haven’t lost a whole lot of weight I feel amazing and I can say that I am in better shape than most. I still have a long way to go, but I don’t look at the scale anymore. Its just a box of numbers. I look at how I feel, how my clothes feel, and how what I eat makes me feel. I am almost off all artificial sweeteners. I used to HATE water, I always drank it with a mix-in to flavor it, now I drink water with a lime wedge in it. I have a soda maybe once a week.
Now that my daughter is out of school I will be walking at lunch everyday. I work in a beautiful location and am able to walk to the beach.
To all of you who might read this, take one step at a time. Do one good thing for yourself everyday and dont beat your self up for ordering those fries today, just don’t do it again until next week. Allow yourself to splurge a little. Don’t judge yourself on how you look, judge yourself on how you feel. I have a long road ahead but I am not letting my weight judge who I am or what I can accomplish
It took so long to establish a habit of walking during my lunch break, but finally was successful because I found a walking partner. I have realized that I really don’t stick to my plan to exercise unless I have somebody in it with me. Now that I have figured out that I am capable of exercising regularly (with the help of a walking buddy) I am starting to feel better about myself. Half of my battle turns out to be my own self-image. When I’m not exercising I feel fat and give in easily to all the goodies sitting out in the office. When I’m exercising I feel lighter and then more positive about self-control when it comes to eating. Wow, interesting how exercise, eating and body image are all related for me.
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