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I started this blog 11 years ago with this post. In that time, much has changed, but many things have remained the same. I am still struggling with my weight. As far as my weight goes, not a lot has changed in 14 years. Still struggling with consistency in workouts and eating. Ugh!! Will I never learn!!!


But other things have changed significantly. I was able to see patterns within myself. I have been able to make some great changes in other areas of my life. So I guess it hasn't been a totally lose. Also, I think people make the changes they need to at the times they need to. I've never been one to learn something the first time. I've had to relearn things over and over. I'm okay with that, I just wish the weight loss part would stick.

But over the years I have learned a lot about myself and as a result have been able to change some bad habits. Heck, I was horribly with money and yet I managed to get us a house. So things are improving.

One of my problems seems to be that I can only focus on one thing at a time. If I'm focusing on getting the money in order, the diet falls by the wayside. If I focus on the diet, other things get shunted aside. So it is time for some integration. I have gotten into the habit of checking the bank account every night, so I'm keeping a close eye on the money. Going to continue that. It was a bit of a process getting into the habit, but the habit is there now and I just need to keep it up.

The next thing to add is working out. I need to do it every single morning. Every. Single. Morning. I want to walk on the treadmill for at least 30 minutes. Every. Single. Morning. I also want to walk the dogs at night. Reading my old posts, I see that I did video workouts in the morning and another one at night. I worked from 8 - 5 every day, so how exactly did I do that? I would go to WW on Saturday morning and then walk 6 miles - there is a loop through Kailua I would take. I was far more active than I am now. I need to get back to that. So, walking in the mornings and walking the dogs will be the start of that. I only have 2 more weeks of school and then it is Christmas break. I plan to use that time to be active.

One of the ways I'm going to achieve all this is through writing. I need to write to explore my feelings and how things are going with me. I will be writing here more. Hopefully every day or every other day. I'm also going to give AltShift a real go and I want to document here how that works. I think a daily accounting of my AltShift journey will help. So there it is. Moving, eating, writing. I think it will help me get to where I want to be.

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