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Offline txojhmoo211

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Love thy soul
« on: September 19, 2023, 08:04:18 AM »
It's important to share the wins in life - this is part of being healthy.  Ever heard of "digging your own grave?"  I think the misconception can be how our perspective is on things.  An example being is how do we view a glass that's either half empty or half full.  What I'm getting to is that sometimes we have to dig until we find what we are looking for. 

Like everyone, I'm sure, money is important.  When our bills are paid and bellies are full, our minds can relax a little bit.  I finished my Masters Degree in Education last year.  It was such a relief to finish.  I'm currently 34 and feeling much younger now days.  I don't make a lot of money but I get by.  People often forget that social emotion success is part of the health game.  Treat your mind well.  My grandma is in her 90s and she's just starting the stage of dementia - it's really sad.  I hope to be as healthy as she is.  I also started the real estate business and got my first rental up at the beginning of this month.  Even though it's just a few hundreds, it's nice knowing I don't have to work hard to see that money come in each month - HOPEFULLY! 

Eating has always been a big part of me.  Growing up poor, a good meal was often finished and NEVER wasted.  Even now days, it kills me to waste food.  My own family wouldn't understand why I stress over it.  My weight gains have been an example of my eating habits.  I've always enjoyed jogging and so I usually jog daily.  Up until July, I decided I needed to change my eating/exercising habits because my weight isn't where I wanted.  I reached out a to a family member who is knowledgeable in this field and he was more than happy to help.  I started at 220 pounds at the end of July.  As of this morning, I weighed 182.2 pounds.  This is how I did it:

30 minute walk in the AM and PM
Stayed at or below 2100 calories - this was hard to measure but I simply counted macros in hopes of meeting this
Different workouts - Saturdays and Sundays off

It's not easy but I'm slowly doing it.  I feel better!  The goal was to get down to 190 pounds but I'm still pushing.  170 would be great as that was my days before college weight but I'm happy either way.  I recently moved, AGAIN, and it was something to see everyone taking breaks, and struggling to push through, when I kept going.  Not to bash on them but to realize my capabilities because I'm taking care of myself.   

One of the hardest things for my health is alcohol.  I'm no alcoholic but I enjoy drinking.  My first two weeks was probably my hardest due to a family wedding.  The food, company, and drinks were great.
 While it was hard, it was nice to be sober. 

I have no idea where my post was going but I'll stop it here for now. 

Love thy soul, it'll be the only thing we have left when we take out last breath.

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Re: Love thy soul
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2023, 02:42:00 PM »
Salud! Cheers to health, yours and mine!

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But true love is a durable fire, In the mind ever burning, Never sick, never old, never dead, From itself never turning.<br />               --Sir Walter Raleigh