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M - Measurements. Not only do I weigh myself every day, I also measure myself once a month with a tape measure. In the past I have seen that sometimes the weight just doesn't come off, but I have lost inches from various parts of my body. Measuring myself is concrete proof that my efforts are having an effect. So far to date I have lost more than 24" across various parts of my body, and two full clothing sizes. While my moods may change with the wind and the scale torment me, measurements are real.
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T -Time. Working out takes time. Planning and preparing healthy meals takes time. Getting enough sleep at night takes - you guessed it - time. I find that my billable work time is getting compressed by all the demands on my time related to my new healthy lifestyle. There are only so many hours in the day, and I am finding it a challenge to do the things I need to do to be healthy, and still bill a full day, without staying too late at the office. Over time, I hope that I will be better able to balance things, but for now, the multiple competing demands on my time are very stressful.
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