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Summer Plan for Progress

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Today for Spark Coach I'm to blog about feelings of anxiety,etc. about losing weight. I wouldn't say I feel distress or anxiety, except for the feelings of failure I have for not following through. I know what I need to do - I just don't do it. If I feel great, I can eat healthily and exercise. It's when I get busy, I'm tired, other things get in the way, that I fall. And that seems to happen quite frequently.

This summer I am trying some new things. I'm experimenting with going gluten-free - more of a paleo approach. I say I'm attempting a whole30, but it's not really. I know what the rules are for the whole30, and I can say I'm not there yet. I'm still having dairy. My focus for this month is just trying to go without the grains. I'm still weighing and tracking food. So I know it's not a whole30 - but I'm going to be trying a lot of the recipes from the book It Starts With Food.

Another reason for trying this - I just don't feel well. By not feeling well I mean joint aches and pains. I don't have an irritable bowel, etc. but I hurt a lot. I deal with chronic pain at night - not so much during the day. My hips just ache at night and sleeping is very uncomfortable. I must work on eliminating items to see if it helps. I'm aiming to bring the level of carbs way down - plan on eating primarily fruits and veggies for carbs - not grains.

My plan for exercise is to walk, do yoga, and work on a strength training program with dumbbells. Keep it simple.

I'll blog my progress - and I'm believing I'll see progress. I've been upset with myself. I look back at my eating and I can see where I've eaten a lot of burgers and fries. I tracked everything - it's just that I was eating way over and eating a lot of junk. It's been a lot a talk, and not a lot of action. I'm 50 yrs old now, and I'm so tired of hurting. I just can't keep living like this. I'll be in one of those scooters before I know it. I am so stiff when I get up to walk. I hate it! I know there's a certain aspect of aging that I can't help, but this just doesn't feel right for my age.

Here's to the sizzle of summer!
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    I am interested in seeing how this works for you! Keep us updated!
    2090 days ago
    I think eliminating some things from your diet and seeing how you feel is a great way to understand how your body reacts to food. I think improving your nutrition could help you with your aches and pains. You are right that at your age you can feel better and move without pain. Go for it! emoticon
    2092 days ago
    I think Roberta makes a LOT of sense!
    2092 days ago
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    CAREBEAR, I finally came to the realization that I can't do everything on my list of TO-DOs these days. Some days I can only do one errand. Good days, maybe two or even three. I had to make myself slow down, realizing that one step at a time will take me where I want to be. Treat yourself like you would a beloved child. Be kind. Be gentle. Be loving. emoticon emoticon Roberta
    2093 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    Let's sizzle in summer.
    2093 days ago
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