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End of month 1 getting back on track. On to month 2!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

It has been a successful month! You have no idea how happy (and relieved) I am to be able to write that. I started the month in trepidation, not believing I could stick with it, but hoping I could. Kept telling myself that I would feel better at the end of the month if I just stuck to my program, and yes, it is true, I feel much better.
Started March feeling depressed, had little energy, defeated...
Starting April tomorrow feeling alot lighter, emotionally and lighter physically as well, having lost some weight.

What worked?
Planning my meals, tracking religiously, my bento box of fruit and veg that kept me from unhealthy snacking.

Limiting eating in restaurants to only once a week and making that a lunch date with DH! I know others are able to go out and eat healthily but I always seem to binge in the days after going out to eat. I saw that looking at the notes I made next to my weigh-ins and so decided to nip that in the bud. For me it works. At least for now.

Increasing my walking on the treadmill and outside if the weather permitted. I have had more days of 10,000 steps and am happily walking the Scottish Highlands virtual trail at the moment.

Spending more time on SP. That's what I did last time I lost the weight and so decided to try again. I am a big isolator and it has been challenging at times to get out there but I am glad I did and enjoy reading more of everyone's progress. It makes me feel more of a community. When I isolate or stop contributing to SP, you can bet I am binging...

Have been doing the free 3 week meditation with Oprah and Deepak on shedding the weight. It is so soothing to be meditating again and am enjoying this new series. As weight is much more than physical, they address the emotional and spiritual side as well.

Being grateful. I have so much to be thankful for, my husband, my family, even if they live so far away, we are able to connect via facebook and skype. My friends. My spark friends. You have no idea how much it helps to be supported by spark friends. No wait. You do.... We understand each other.

A million other things to be thankful for. I am alive today, healthier than a month ago and have a willing spirit that is ready to continue on this path of finding myself again. Living a healthier life. And believing it can happen.

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