My Why and My 100+ Journey

Where to begin?  This is a raw topic for me overall and one that I have revisited many times over the years, but just eventually push aside when it seems too hard to deal with. 

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I was pretty much always an overweight kid, and that transitioned into being an overweight adult, and eventually, an obese one.

This past year I turned 50 and in a few short months will turn 51, and in looking back over the years there is a feeling of time wasted. Why have I not taken control of my health? Why have I allowed myself to miss out on so many social events, either because of embarrassment, lack of energy, or simply knowing I could not participate in whatever was going on. Admittingly though, sometimes it was just wallowing in my own self-pity and feeling tired of always being the largest person in the room. Worse yet, actually going to an event and not fitting in the chairs, or being over the weight limit for rides, etc.

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Brush Your Teeth

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If you have a challenge with snacking, shortly after a meal, try this trick.  Brush your teeth.

I was one of the many people who find themselves snacking shortly (within 30 minutes) after a meal.  But why?  

Sometimes boredom, other times the “fullness” of the meal had passed, and I felt it was time for something sweet.  Yes, unfortunately, the snacks were rarely healthy. Continue reading “Brush Your Teeth”

Let’s Get Moving Tip – Dealing with a Setback

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How do you deal with a setback in your life?  Do you have the determination to keep going?  Do you give up, feeling it will never work anyway?  Or do you find yourself somewhere in between?

For our purposes here, let’s just talk about setbacks in relation to improving our health, increasing our movement and in turn, having positive results in reaching our goals.

I have spoken many times about my love (obsession) for my Fitbit One Wireless Activity Plus Sleep Tracker.  For me, it’s been a fabulous way to track movement and keep me motivated.  But, even with a tool like this, there can be setbacks.  For many months I’ve not reached my minimum daily step goal, and in turn have not hit my desired goal.  So what do I do when things like this happen?

I can only speak for myself and admit to having MANY setbacks while working to improve my health and movement.  Sometimes I set my goals too high and when that goal is not achieved, “perfectly”, I feel like giving up. Continue reading “Let’s Get Moving Tip – Dealing with a Setback”

Dietbet – getting started

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I am taking the plunge!   I just joined 2 dietbets and can’t wait to get started!
One is for 30 days and the other for 6 months.

Want to join me?
http://dbet.me/hvuR9l  for 4-week challenge
http://dbet.me/Gbb3qy  for 6-month challenge

What is dietbet?

From the dietbet site: 
Could weight loss actually be fun? Ask the 400,000 people who’ve played DietBet. Continue reading “Dietbet – getting started”