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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 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!

Healthy Diet for Smart Weight Loss

I’m trying to take it off slow because it went on slow. Why is it I want to wreck my healthy diet motivation by going for a rapid weight loss?

It went on slowly. Creeping on. And I never had trouble motivating myself to eat things I shouldn’t.

Today I’m going to focus on my healthy diet motivation which is filling up plastic bags with cans of food and then standing on the scale with all of them to look at what I used to weigh and how heavy that is.

Man, last time I did that I could barely lift it all. No wonder I was feeling tired.