SONGBIRDPAULA   77,111
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weight = 380 lbs...I could never have accepted it until I found this picture.





March... 2009





Summer...2013



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A Story of a Journey ... Just cold turkey

I began my original journey in March 2009 weighing 380#. I knew that I had been on so many "diet plans" in my life that I finally threw it all out the window and just began using a "portion control with a little extra protein and a little less sodium" and that is how I arrived to where I am today. I have had no surgeries, pills, shots, hypnosis, anything....only eating less! I don't count anything, calories, carbs, points, etc. I realize, ...
A Story of a Journey ... Just cold turkey

I began my original journey in March 2009 weighing 380#. I knew that I had been on so many "diet plans" in my life that I finally threw it all out the window and just began using a "portion control with a little extra protein and a little less sodium" and that is how I arrived to where I am today. I have had no surgeries, pills, shots, hypnosis, anything....only eating less! I don't count anything, calories, carbs, points, etc. I realize, that now, they haven't and don't work for me. My style is.....I eat what is prepared at any time or any where......I just don't eat all of it! I have numerous disabilities that leave me unable to exercise only minimally. My doctor's tried me on a new medication for one of my issues which caused me to gain 42# back, but since then she has stopped that one and I'm on my road back down from there. I will not change "my journey style" as it works for me. I don't know how far down I will lose, but I leave it in God's hands.


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Member Since: 12/20/2011

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Fitness Minutes: 52,242

My Goals:
1. My goal is to be the healthiest I can be.








My Program:
Portion control only.



Motto: "Always try to leave the last bite."

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Personal Information:
I'm 62 years old

Live in Texas

Married 38 yrs to BFF

1 daughter

2 grandsons

I have numerous disabilities allowing minimal to no exercising.

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I can do all things through Christ, Who strengthens me.

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LAGIRL0547
5/6/2016 8:52:12 AM

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LAGIRL0547
5/6/2016 8:50:23 AM

For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword... it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Heb 4:12



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5/5/2016 6:41:09 PM

emoticon emoticon How many times have you or someone you know set out to lose 50 or more pounds, or exercise for an hour day for six days a week, only to fall off the wagon a few weeks (or days) later? Even when people have the best of intentions and or the willpower to set out and do something huge like losing weight, without a plan or a smart goal in place, they stumble along the way—and are more likely to fail. Now that you've been exercising for 10 minutes a day over the past week or so, it is time for you to set some fitness goals that can last a lifetime! emoticon So get started and plan to win!



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5/5/2016 11:24:59 AM

All goal setting must be immediately followed by both the development of a plan, and massive and consistent action toward its fulfillment
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5/4/2016 5:59:51 PM

emoticon sometimes we all reach a weight loss plateau. What are we to do when that happens?

DO focus on fruits and vegetables. Most American's don't come close to eating the recommended minimum of five servings per day, but vegetables and fruits of all kinds and colors should take center stage in a heart-healthy diet. They're rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that promote a healthy heart and body, plus they're filling and low in calories, which can promote weight management. Fresh, frozen, dried, canned (without sugar/syrups or added salt), raw, cooked—all fruits and vegetables are good for you.

Try filling your plate 3/4 of the way full with healthy veggies. Make sure they are baked, roasted or steamed. This way you will be getting the most health benefits they have to offer. Such as fiber, antioxidants and vitamins.

Double check what you are drinking. Some of us don't realize those delicious lattes and iced coffees are loaded with calories. Check out SP's Chef's Megs recipes for lo-fat & lo-cal coffess. They are so delicious.

And last but not least, try revamping your exercise routine. That's right, sometimes that is all it takes. Revamping your exercise routine by adding a couple of new exercises or switching up a couple of things.

Remember, a plateau is just temporary and you can restart your weight loss! emoticon



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