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Muriel Watson writes: This has been another good week for me and my weight- loss journey.  My friend, Teresa, and I are continuing to go to the gym daily and enjoying our workouts.  I am still working out on the eliptical every day at the gym for at least 65 minutes. It feels so good to go workout at the gym and then have so much energy afterwards. Iam still watching what I eat and writing it down daily.  I have found that this seems to be helping me more than any diet I have tried so far.  I am keeping track of my vegetables and fruit.  I am  trying really hard to eat at least five of each every day.  Sometimes it is hard for me to eat five vegetables daily, so that is when I turn to my favorite veggie drink....V-8 juice.  It's very convienent and gives me something to drink besides just water. 

Since being diagnosed with diverticulitus, it is very important for me to eat lots of fiber.  However, I still have to be careful about what kind of fiber I eat.  I stay away from anything with seeds, hulls or skins.  I try to make sure that I eat foods high in fiber and not rely on fiber supplements alone.  My current goal is 25-30 grams of fiber daily.   I don't always reach that goal, but keeping track of it makes me more self continous about eating healthier.  If anyone has any ideas of ways to increase fiber intake without supplements, I would really appreciate the information.  If you could post them here, that would be great!

I am very happy to say that I have lost another 2.7 pounds this week!  That brings my total weight lost since January 1, 2011 to 26.7 pounds.  I know that is not an impressive amout of weight and by this time last year I had done so much better, but it is progress!  I know that I am on the right path now and have so many friends that are there to support me. I have Teresa going to the gym with me every week and another friend, Robbie, making sure that I don't skip breakfast anymore! I have wonderful customers that cheer me on about the blog and give me encouragement to keep up the good work.  I really appreciate one that cares enough to even bring my blog in to the store every time it is printed in the N&O!  It really helps knowing that you have support there to cheer you on. 

I want to thank everyone that takes time out of their busy day to read my blog.  I really appreciate it more than you know!  Hope you all have a great and safe Happy Fourth of July!!!  God Bless!!!


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