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Today we went to the gym again even though I was thinking of an excuse not to. As a way to stop myself from not going I asked the kids if they wanted to go swimming today which I knew they would. The boys swam while I went upstairs and ran. Starting out I felt pretty good but withing less than a mile I started to feel winded and wondered if I could continue past one mile. The mile came and I slowed down a little to catch my breath then started up again. The second mile came easier and I got into a pace slowing down again to lower my heart rate then going once more for a total of just under four miles. Stepping off the treadmill my legs were a little wobbly and I wondered if anyone saw me wobble a little. This is a good start and I can’t wait to go back for more but my legs are already sore and will be more so tomorrow.

My eating habits continue to be good too with my choices of meals today being granola for lunch and a vegetarian sandwich for dinner. I’m not even craving anything bad and am determined to stay on the right path. My guess is by this time next month I will have made great progress. If I can keep the kids involved that will drive me.

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So far this week I have been really good with my food choices managing to stay away from the wrong things and especially too much of anything.  I do contribute much of this to stress which kills my appetite but even so when I do feel hungry I reach for a healthy choice. Actually I remember on Friday last week I ate two slices of pizza but I picked smaller slices and stopped at that. In the past I would have eaten four and not been picky about the size of each slice. On Saturday I ordered the boys subs but picked a vegetarian sandwich for myself.

Over the past five days I’ve lost seven pounds, down to 177, by eating right. The exercise has not started yet but the family gym membership should be active and ready for tomorrow. The kids are also excited about the gym as they have a nice swimming pool, kids club and other activities. I’d really like to take full advantage of all the things they offer and by incorporating the family into it I know my chances of sticking with it will be better. I’ve also tightened up my work schedule allowing more time for the gym.

This is the weight loss stage so cardio and better eating choices are what I will focus on for now. Really I don’t have a lot of weight to lose, just 15 or so pounds, but will need to work on strength too which will bring weight back up but will less fat over the muscle.