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Warm Weather, Outboors, and Eating

This has to be the 4th time I have tried to write this post.  I have been doing several things that keep derailing me.

I have posted before about my addiction to food and the trouble I have had.  I want to also talk about some success.  I have come down 1.5 pant sizes and am still moving down in my waist size.  I am not working out in any way, until this last Saturday when I started yoga again.  I am eating much healthier over all; but I still enjoy the treats or deserts that are my favorites.

I have to admit that I am amazed that 2 changes I have made in the last year have made the biggest difference for me.  The first is eating 6 to 8 meals a day.  I say meals, but you could say 3 meals with healthier portions and then snacks like a piece of fruit, a handful of crackers, sometimes snickers bar.  It depends on what I have at hand.  The second is keeping fruit about a half-hour from other foods.

It has been an amazing journey over these last 7 years. I still fight the temptation to eat a pound of M&Ms, but the point is I fight it.  I hope to finish this year by coming off the medication that I am on.  I have a second objective for improving my health and that is getting my bike fixed and starting to ride it.  It also means that I will have to buy a tow behind for the boys.

Now that the weather is warming up I hope to spend more time outside with the boys, whether it is around the yard or on the canal.  I want to get them interested in the outdoors, mostly because I had a love for it once.  I want to rekindle that love and at least take up hiking and I think mountain biking.  Maybe the wife will get a bike and join us boys.

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