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May 2018

Tomorrow is a New Day...
May 13, 2018

Well, the past 4+ months have been crap. I don't think I've gained much since my last weigh-in in January, but I keep falling off that damn wagon. I think from now on, I'm just going to walk on this journey.

I've not been eating the greatest and casual walking is the only exercise I've been doing. At the same time, I really want to lose this weight and keep it off… for a number of reasons. Mainly, I want to be as healthy as I can be. To avoid or control diabetes through diet and exercise alone. For my joints to not ache. I'd like to be able to do things without worrying that I'm too fat/heavy for them. And, I want to show myself and others that I can do it.

I want to cut out all added sugars, refined carbs, and processed foods. This will be difficult, because I'm addicted sweets and processed foods. We'll begin by not bringing anything new into the house. If we want something sugary/processed, we'll have to go out for it. Hopefully, it'll eventually become a "treat" (maybe once a month or less). And hopefully whatever processed foods we still have in the house will be gone before the end of the month.

I want to do a mix of exercises that I'm able to do. I am so out of shape that I can barely exercise without feeling sluggish and out of breath. And when exercise is difficult, I end up not wanting to do it at all. So, this is where I need to push myself as well. I'll continue walking until I see my doctor next month and then ask her what exercises she thinks I'm able to do.

I want us to plan meals like we had started to do and try to keep up with it this time. I would like to stick close to a Flexitarian diet, where meat is sort of like a side dish… if it's present at all.

I plan to cut out all diet soda and replace it with flavored seltzer water (I have a couple of favorites already). I already drink at least 60oz of regular water a day, but I still crave fizzy drinks. I know soda and diet soda are bad for you, but I've not read anything about seltzer water being bad. So, that's what I'm going to have if I'm craving something fizzy.

I know slow and steady has worked in the past. I'm in no a rush to lose 130 pounds. Though, it would be pretty cool if I got below a certain number by my 40th birthday (in roughly 9 months).

Anyway, this new beginning of my weight-loss journey will be slow... starting tomorrow.

I can do it!

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