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The Fire Burns Within

As I am continue with eating clean I’ve been preparing for the 5K walk coming up this Saturday, March 14, 2015. Along with eating clean I also get up early in the mornings and go walking for 30 plus minutes. I usually do about 1 – 2 miles but I wanted to walk the 5K (3.1 miles) before officially walking it the day of. I started doubting myself and that I could actually complete this goal I set out to 3milewalkdo months ago so I was determined I would walk it before the event. So it was on Tuesday I told myself when I get home tonight I would do it then. I got home from work, ate dinner, worked on a few projects and got ready to go walking at 10 PM. Just before leaving I drank lots of water, did some simple stretching of the legs and then set out on my pre 5k walk. I was so determined to walk this I forgot my cell phone to track what I’ve been walking so I walked back to my place, got my cell phone and started tracking my walk. An hour and 8 minutes later I had walked 3.17 miles. Up hills, down hills, here and there, all throughout my neighborhood I walked till I had reached my goal.

Determined to Reach My Goal

I still get temptations to eat sweets but I am now keeping my guard up. Yes I wish I could eat just one of those red vines I talked about before but I’ve been very good and again I am determined to lose the weight to become healthy for life. People still asked when I will allow myself to eat sweets, chocolate, dark chocolate, etc. I thought about it before and said, “I first need to reach my desire weight and then 1 year after maintaining this weight I would possibly consider eating dark chocolate or have a small slice of cake!” Now that I’ve thought more about it as I continue to learn more about foods and what foods can do to you I am now more then willing to give up such things and possible never eat sweets again. After working for so long to reach my desired weight (I believe I have just over a year to 1 year 6 months left) I do not want to start feeding my body with food that is so harmful. I find as time goes on the fire burning within me only gets stronger. As I stated before, yes the temptations are still there urging me to just take a little nibble, I only expect to myself that yes it would be nice but “I don’t eat that!”

I would like to thank all of you who are encouraging me and complimenting me on my accomplishments I’ve made the last 6 months. I will continue working hard at reaching my goal as I continue eating clean and exercising daily!159daysMGW

Till next time try to go 24 hours without eating sugar, chocolate, candy or junk food. If you want to go 7+ days I would then tell you to first go 24 hours without sugar. Then on day 2 – 4 use about half the sugar you normally consume (if you drink soda, drink only half the soda – this includes diet sodas too). Then on day 5 go another 24 hours. Then on day 6 – 7 choose one thing to eat that has sugar in it. Then day 8 through (you pick the days) continue avoiding things with sugar. If you need help please feel free to contact me.

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  • Michael you are such an inspiration and you can totally see your progress good job! I read one of your posts prior where you shared the original quote that inspired you. I found it and posted that on my fridge. I would like to do what you are doing. You gave really good advice today. What are some ideas of meals you eat for breakfast and lunch. That is what I struggle with. Thanks in advance

    • Hello Sarah – I am glad my journey is inspiring others and thank you for your comment!

      In general I am eating oatmeal most morning and two eggs other mornings. For lunch I eat salads. The salads I mix up different ingredients it depends on what I am feeling like.

      Hope this gives you some ideas and if you need any encouragement or support please let me know.

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