I am also half-way down (well, within half a kilo). I have 80 KILOS to lose, and as of this morning, have lost 39.5 kilos. Simply one needs to decide to eat healthly, in a way that you can live with for the rest of your life. I also discovered that walking DECREASES my appitite. I feel that if one is abandoning using food as a pick-me-up, you need to substitute it--- with music, crafts, activities, volunteer work, etc. PS I am also having fun on this journey!
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(Ruth) I am an American living in Israel , and have lost 80 kilos. Member of Panthers Team BLC 20,21,22,23, 25,26, 27, 28, 29 Team captain Powerful Prism Panthers BLC 27, 28, 29 * * * * Don't worry needlessly: "Let Go and Let G-d" BLOG: beneaththewings.blogspot.co.il/
I think it's the recommitting myself daily to eating well that's been the biggest challenge. We're so set up to reward ourselves for "good behavior" that my brain tells me it's okay to enjoy something I know I shouldn't after a string of good days. Thanks for putting it so simply. Good work and stay at it!
Congrats on being 1/2 the way there! I liked what you had to say, I think it is just being real with yourself. I like the idea of re-commiting to yourself everyday because healthy eating is an everyday event 3-4 times a day,7 days a week, and if we could all stop before we grab that sugary salty food ask ourselves why would we want to do that when there are healthier alternatives that could be just as satisfying. Then we would feel better because we made a better choice. Good luck on the rest of your journey, I know you will be there soon.
I agree with you...Spark is not a tough diet, it is a way of life. It is not hard to follow, but it does take a little of you time. But what goals do not require some time and effort to achieve? Wishing much success for you!
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Thanks for sharing your success! Congrats on your weight loss thus far! And how appropriate that you lost 25 lbs. on the 25th of June. Continue plugging away and best wishes to you!
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Thanks for the post! good positive vibes today! I have not found any weight to come off easily since my 20s. Im in my 40's now and it has been a real challenge. I know I can do it though, with the mindset of one pound at time in the right direction and no hurry, since it's the lifestyle, not a short term goal.
Finished the 28 day Bootcamp Workout Challenge! YAY! www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i ndividual.asp?gid=42559 Every day, you have a choice, from the moment you wake up: to make this day a good day or something else. You can choose your attitude. You can change your life! What will you choose today?
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That is sooo awesome.I will turn 60 on 9/11. I have been dieting all my life just to stay 30 pounds overweight. I started Sparks end of June. It is fun, is a journey, is helpful to hear great accounts like yours, and rewarding to see weight come off painlessly. Thankyou for sharing. congrats
I love your post, your attitude! Thanks for sharing. I'm saving it as a 'sparkfavorite.' The element of choice, of giving yourself a gift, resonates with me. Way to go. Would love to hear an update in another month or so, and add you to my sparkfriends for motivation.
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Wow - you are so very confident and so very positive! Great attitude.
I am so proud of you - and very "sparked" by your story. I can't wait to hear you have met your total weight loss goal!
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