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Deana

Trying Out Healthier Living

August 20, 2014

So in the last 4 years, I have had my gallbladder removed, gone through a divorce, started smoking again (after quitting for 10 years) quit again and gained probably 40 lbs. in the process.  I feel like a slug, I have no energy at all- and really would like to get healthy again. I’m not depressed by any means- just tired of all this nonsense!

So I am snacking on strawberries instead of chips and trying to eat more protein than carbs. Which all seems really confusing…… I never know what I’m supposed to eat and what I’m not. Is it no carbs, high protein? What about the fat content? I’m getting help from a calorie counting app- which is a little bit of a learning experience. I learned that you can eat all of the calories that you should have in your entire day- and then some- in one meal. How is it that I’m 37 years  old and I’m just now figuring this stuff out?

I quit smoking again, which was a lot easier than I expected. It helps that I am not surrounded by other smokers this time and I really have the desire. Plus, at this age, the consequences seem more real than they did when I was 25. It really could kill me. And in the months that I have quit- I have a more energy. I’m really hoping that picks up a little more. We’ll see.

I started taking Zumba classes. My motivation is lacking. I think I need a buddy. Maybe a full length mirror at home?

 

Wish me luck!

 

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