21 Day Fix, climbin, Exercise, Journey to happiness, Shakeology

from victim to victor

I have an addictive personality, and up until the last 10 weeks it did not work out well for me. As a kid I became addicted to drugs and alcohol and cigarettes, when I got off the drugs and alcohol I became addicted to drinking an 8 pack of Dr. Pepper a day, I switched that addiction to gallons of ice tea a day. If you have been following me you know my addiction to food was a way of coping with my sadness and pain. I quit cold turkey a 3 pack a day smoking habit 21 years ago but alas started eating more food as well. I have now become addicted to clean eating and walking, like super addicted to walking. OBSESSED with walking!! I never thought I would be THAT person.

The last week I have been staying at a friends house dog and cat sitting. I blogged about walking Mt. Tryon and Mt. Talbert on Saturday and how I did not make it to the top of Mt. Talbert. I decided I was going to conquer that mountain before I headed home. I am still proud of my stats for that day!

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Sunday & Monday I walked at Happy Valley Park and the big parking lot at New Seasons, topped it off with a jaunt around the neighborhood.  Happy Valley Park is awesome it is this great area that has boardwalks built through the fields.

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Tuesday I decided I was going to attempt get to the top of Mt. Talbert again. I made it 3/4 of the way and had to stop I got the WORST cramp in my calf and new I had to make my way back down. I was so bummed, I was so close. I went for another walk around the neighborhood after dinner. I still kicked butt that day.

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Wednesday I was determined to conquer that mountain… and I did, I got to the top!!!! I broke out in tears, 10 weeks ago I could barely walk without pain and now in 3 tries I made it to the top of that mountain!!! NOW I was thinking it would an amazing view… not so much, there are lots of trees so instead I took a picture of the sky.

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Thursday I went for a walk with a friend and her dog after work and ate Mexican food. I eat so clean this was scary to me but I did salad with black beans, chicken and Pico NO sour cream!!

Cha Cha Cha is a great place to eat for you Portland peeps, all locally sourced and hormone free.

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As fun as it was to hang with the cute furbabies, and get all sorts of exercise in, I am happy to be home. I did get some prepping in using her awesome kitchen and my  new pot! Chili and all my fruits and veggies!!

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I have not gotten to weigh in over a week. Cannot wait to step on the scale tomorrow and see if I am finally off my plateau. Sunday is my weigh and measure day so will be interesting. Even if I did not lose weight or inches that is ok my NSV this week are beyond better than losing a pound or inch!!!

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