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Jun. 16th, 2010 @ 08:28 pm A secret...
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I have a secret:

I guess it's not really a SECRET but...I am really trying to be healthier. The last few year, basically since college ended, have been very poor, health-wise. I drink way too much pop and eat way too much stuff that I shouldn't. I also got in the habit of going to Starbucks and ordering possibly the worst drink ever (white chocolate mocha) EVERY SINGLE DAYYYY...that is so bad for me:( I weigh way too much and feel tired much of the time. I'm only 25. I shouldn't need to nap at 1 pm every day!

I think that it is ridiculous for me to assume that it is going to be easy to lose 40 pounds. I think it would be very hard on my body and my mental state to immediately, completely cut back on all things I have indulged in too much. In the last two weeks, I have been cutting back on my sugar intake. I have only been to Starbucks twice. I have been trying to eat more fruits and vegetables. I have also not had any rootbeer, which I drank nearly every day (sometimes several times a day). I have had gingerale, though. I have been making small changes that I think will be able to stick with.

These are the short term actions I plan on taking:

-Make a solid effort to exercise for at lest 30 minutes every day (including weekends)
-Reduce sugar (white table sugar=bad)
-Eat breakfast everyday.
-No Starbucks.

I am telling people I know about this because I think it will help me. I'm not sure how it will help. Maybe knowing I have support? Adam is supporting me by doing the same things. He works out most days, doesn't really drink pop, and even though I know he loves me the way I am, he encourages me and helps me be better.

Does anyone have any tips/suggestions? I really need help.
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Date:June 22nd, 2010 01:01 am (UTC)


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I'd say that you need to find something athletic that is really fun for you, what ever it is. Find something that you love and never look back. And, just be smart with eating. You'll always find that if you eat well, you feel well. Drink lots of water. I think it's the best thing you can do for your health immediately. It's no calories, filling and a water rich diet has been shown to diminish a persons propensity to particular cancers.

All in all - Have fun and be well:). Best of luck! We all support ya.