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Friday, July 23, 2010

Take a hike: Getting back on track

So if you read part of my description my blog is supposed be about healthy eating with Crohn's Disease.  Well, I got a bit off track with my obsession with cupcakes, cake, and sweet stuff in general.  I had a huge wake up call over the past few weeks. I went to pack for my Grand Canyon trip and decided to try on some of my clothes and was horrified to find out that my hiking shorts I purchased at REI at Christmas, did not fit!  AAAAAAAAAAH!  I was not happy about this.  I am not willing to buy a new wardrobe to accommodate my ass!  One would think that with all my missing intestines and trips to the bathroom I would be a stick.  In theory it sounds like a perfect plan.  It, however only works if two things are in place, 80% eating clean, pure food, that is grown or raised and not processed in a factory and getting this ass back on the trails!
Me on the top of Sunrise Peak, McDowell Mountains 
(Me and my big butt could not make it up there now and this pic was in January!)
To say the least, I am mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore!!  Something has to change.  Food is food and it's my choice as to what I put into my mouth!  Exercise is not lifting my hand to my mouth!  Things are going to change.  How you ask, I will set small goals.  Starting with my first one.  For the next week, Starting Monday,  I will post only healthy food that I have prepared myself.  (Okay people if you see a cupcake post call me on it)  I also hike or swim for seven days!  This is a small goal but ya know I want to be successful so baby steps people, Baby steps!  My long term goal, you ask, is to fit into my Mountain Hardware Capri pants and my REI hiking shorts in 6 weeks or less.  Wish me luck.  Come back and read my Clean Eating Posts.  No sugar people!  I know shocking!! 


  1. Becky Sue,
    You are such a vivacious and caring individual, and I know that you are going to do wonderfully! I loved seeing all of these pictures of you, doing things that you love. I look forward to reading your Clean Eating posts!

  2. Thanks Monet! I enjoy your blog so much. Have a wonderful weekend.