National Take a Walk in a Park Day

Parks are often overlooked and underutilized by people.

Parks are peaceful places for relaxation, and they also offer opportunities for recreation.  Spending time in a park can refresh the soul and calm the nerves.  Take a few minutes out of your day to walk through a park or just sit on a park bench in quite contemplation.

Happy National Take a Walk in a Park Day 

Why I Eat When I’m Not Hungry

There are a lot of reasons for people to eat when they are not hungry.  My main reasons are:

  1. Boredom
  2. Taste
  3. Comfort

If I am going to be successful in my weight loss journey, I have to find a way to deal with the craving to eat when I am not hungry.  I have to find another way to fill that desire.  I need replacement behaviors like:

  1. Change tasks
  2. Take a Walk
  3. Talk to Someone

Do you struggle with the desire to eat when you are not hungry?  If so, how do you handle your cravings?

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Virtual 5k’s

When I started my weight loss journey I was participating in 5k races.  I usually came in last, but I kept trying and was determined to improve.

Finally, I was able to get weight loss surgery.  I was excited, because I would be able to lose weight faster and increase my odds of winning in my category (females aged 45-49).

Unfortunately, I injured my knee.  The meniscus was torn in two places, the kneecap was damaged, and there were other issues.  I had surgery to repair the damage and was hoping for a full recovery.

However, the doctor said I shouldn’t run or do any high-impact activities on a regular basis.  My knee will always be sensitive and prone to injury.

I was depressed by this whole situation, until I discovered virtual 5k’s.  Basically, you register for the event online and complete the run on your own.  It can be done outdoors, on a treadmill, or even on an elliptical.

The elliptical is low impact and will not damage my knee, so this is great for me.  You can even get cool prizes for every event you complete.

Once again, I am excited to have something in which I can participate, get prizes, and feel proud of achieving.

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