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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Well, I am down 4.2# since Monday or Tuesday. So it definitely was processed foods and perhaps Advil. So good lesson learned. Either avoid processed foods as much as possible, or be prepared for the consequences!

I am also experiencing a freedom with my decision to make this plan fit me. I am so happy to be concentrating on "healthy" instead of "diet". Healthy is a better sounding word anyway. And I can still accomplish my goal of healthy even if I don't drop pounds that particular week!

I am now in the process of deciding which things I want to work on first, second, etc. I think tracking every bite, every day and getting enough hydration will be my first two. I am going to work on those for 3 or 4 weeks. Then when I feel they are second nature, I will pick another one or two to work on.

I have also been thinking about rewards. For consistency, not pounds lost. This has been such a boost to my motivation. Not the rewards per say, but to know I am succeeding when I am consistent! Wow! What a discovery!

I hope this in some way helps some of you. I have been struggling for so very long to find my motivation and reason why I am doing this. I hope I am consistent and do not fall off the wagon too often. Or if I do, I hope I jump up and get right back on.
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    332 days ago
    Yu are doing very well with the loss of weight---
    Yu deserve to have a smile on yer face-- *S*--- Hugs, Lynda
    333 days ago
    Healthy is definitely the long term way to go! We want to be healthy for the rest of our lives! Good choices to begin with too! You are definitely in the right track, just keep on rolling! emoticon emoticon
    966 days ago
    So happy to hear that consistency is working for you! KUDOS
    1946 days ago
    I enjoyed reading your update blog.

    While I am not one for giving myself rewards for doing what I should, I do believe that if one is giving themselves rewards, your idea of rewards for consistency over pounds down is super.

    "Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns. Let us be glad and rejoice and honor Him.” ~ Revelation 19:6b NLT

    2391 days ago
    Love the idea of giving ourselves rewards for consistency!! Your blog has reminded me that I too am in this for the long run and for my health....motivating me to review my goals and get moving again after being sick. Need to not get down about this time of illness and just get back to making healthy choices. Going to go for walk in the park with my DH tonight and enjoy a day of sunshine and time relaxing to celebrate that I am feeling better. Thanks for the blog...I needed to hear what you had to share.
    Smiles Barb
    2457 days ago
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    Making excellent and sound plans. Way to go!
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    2459 days ago
    By tracking every bite you'll always have the info to figure out where to go next. It's the food version of a ship's log. It really does track your journey.
    2462 days ago
    Sounds like you are on the right track and are doing great! I agree about processed foods. They suck!
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