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Dealing with the Pain of Arthritis? That’s Motivation

I have the early stages of arthritis showing up already in my hands. Avoiding bad arthritis is part of my motivation to have a healthy diet.

I want to lose the weight and keep it off because, just like the LA TIMES reports:

• If you’re overweight, try losing a few pounds. When you walk, your knee bears the pressure of five times your body weight, Gillespie says, so losing 5 pounds will take 25 pounds off your knee.

Twenty five pounds… that’s like two or three milk gallons right?

Just walked a mile

Having lost weight is not enough… I have to keep it off.

Just took the dog for a walk. Jogged a bit.  Then it started to sprinkle, then rain, then pour.

Turned around.  I had 3 miles in mind.  Maybe I’ll get 2 more in tonight.

Just keep tracking that chart

Filling in the weight and the dates once a week is helping me keep on track.
Just filling in the dates and the weights helps keep that slope heading down, not up.  Gotta maintain the motivation.

Have a new pair of shorts hanging outside my closet.  They’ll look good with a couple more pounds gone.

Had green beans, broccoli roasted in the oven for lunch.  Sweet potato for snack/dessert.  Yum!  Shorts. Here I come!

Nothing tastes as good as a Healthy…

My healthy diet motivation thought for the day has to do with being thin.

Ever hear the quote:

Nothing tastes as good as thin feels.

I gotta keep thinking that each time I open the refrigerator looking for something to stuff in my mouth.