Avocado Madness

I am severely allergic to avocados.  In the past this was only an issue when I went to a Mexican restaurant.  However, things have changed and avocados are becoming more popular.

I noticed avocados showing up in salad dressings, soups, and sandwiches.  It also can be found in shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.  I even encountered a cake made with avocados.

This avocado madness is making me nervous, because now I have to look for it everywhere.

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Unexpected Consequences of Weight Loss

Since I started my weight loss journey, I have lost a little over 100 pounds.  In that time I ran into a few unexpected consequences.  Here are two that happened to me recently.

  1. I had to move the seat up in my Jeep, because there is less fat on my back and I was struggling to reach the pedals.
  2. My bike helmet needed to be adjusted, because there is less fat on my chin and face.  This is obvious when you think about it, but I never thought about it being a problem until it happened.

My journey has not been smooth sailing the whole time.  I still struggle with overeating and don’t always want to exercise.  However, all the difficulties have been worth it.  My life is so much better now.

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Thoughts on Exercise

True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.  – Wilhelm von Humboldt 

The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy.  – Kenneth H Cooper

When it comes to health and well-being, regular exercise is about as close to a magic potion as you can get. – Tich Nhat Hanh

If you don’t make time for exercise, you’ll probably have to make time for illness. – Robin Sharma

To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise. – Gene Tunney

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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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