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STARDUST2K4 Posts: 1,344
2/17/13 4:57 A

I agree. I try to only weigh in once a week to make sure I'm on track. As far as 'diet' is concerned, if you mean a short quick fix, then yeah. Throw it out. I see a diet as an every day meal pattern. I'm not ON a diet, I have to CHANGE my diet.

JOYOUS1917 SparkPoints: (19,771)
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2/16/13 11:25 P

I really needed the help with portion control and calories per portion. I really had NO clue. I found that the food tracking was extremely helpful for me. Also, KNOWING that I would need to report my physical activity somewhere has helped motivate me to move.
I guess I was really depressed and not engaging life. emoticon I do get the point about the scale though, it can be terrifying...however...it does help reaffirm once in awhile that 'yes' I'm on the right track! emoticon

Edited by: JOYOUS1917 at: 2/16/2013 (23:26)
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2/9/13 11:51 P

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DIDS70 Posts: 5,070
2/9/13 11:31 P

I sort of agree with the scale especially if it controls a persons weight loss and how they feel about how it moves. However, I don't agree with throwing the word diet out. Diet as in cutting calories and the possible deprivation is only one way to look at the word. But there is also diet as in what are the selections in a lifestyle. Nothing bad in that definition.
Too many people look at losing weight and getting fit in very negative terms and that has just got to stop. They look at it as too hard to succeed. Your body was made perfect. It can heal itself. It knows what to do, the problem comes in when people try to control the outcome in poor ways and more with a poor attitude. They make excuses. I truly feel if people are just making excuses they are truly not ready to go on this journey.

TUNISIAN_PURL SparkPoints: (6,792)
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2/9/13 7:54 P

Want to know if your body is changing? Find the sun and look at your shadow. See some new curves :) Find a snug pair of pants and try them on in a week or two.

If you're like me and hid behind baggy clothes you may have to get clothes that fit before you or your family notices the new you.

Don't let the scales stand in your way or dictate your life's healthy journey. Throw it and the word diet in a closet and throw away the key. Diets are out healthy changes that last forever are in.

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