My husband and I
Hi everyone, my name is Diana. I heard about SparkPages through my daughter, CKAY22 who recently brought home the book. All i have heard about is how great the program and people are. They have really motivated her, and i decided to pick up the book and give it a read. It was very inspirational, so here i am.
*Go on a motorcycle trip with my husband in August 2010
*See the scale go below 200
*Stay away from chocolate bars and McDonalds, my two biggest weaknesses.
Eating a lot more fruits and vegetables, and picking up my daily movement tremendously.
Diana Kay, from Ontario. Married 32 years. Two grown kids, one still at home. New grandson, 1 year! Have a cat named Penny, and a new dog named Tessa.
*I love Oprah, and Dr. Oz.
*I read a lot about health and nutrition, both books and magazines
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| current weight: 280.0
Merry September & Happy Labor Day! I hope that you're enjoying the holiday with lots of fun & fitness with family & friends. I've found that SMILES are contagious. I am trying to start an epidemic. Here's a smile to brighten your day. Thanks for being my spark friend and for being on the journey to better health & fitness with me. Bright blessings to you! Love, Dawn
2329 days ago
Thank you for adding me as a spark friend. I am so glad to get to know you better! Let's walk the path to better health and happiness together and make 2010 our healthiest ever! Spark on my friend. Love, Dawn
2424 days ago
So glad you decided to become a SPARKER. Don't quit. That is all that matters. Stay with this!
I'm reading the BECK DIET SOLUTION, which isn't a "diet" but she teaches how to THINK like a THIN person. (Got a copy from the library.) I recommend it to everyone. (We have a support team here at Sparks.)
BECK Diet Solution WEIGHT LOSS ADVANTAGES:
1. I’ll look better.
2. I’ll be more attractive.
3. I’ll be able to wear a smaller size.
4. I’ll be able to wear nicer clothes.
5. I’ll like what I see in the mirror.
6. I won’t feel so self-conscious.
7. I’ll be healthier.
8. I’ll be able to exercise without discomfort.
9. I’ll live longer.
10. I’ll feel better.
11. I’ll have more energy.
12. I’ll be fitter.
13. I may actually have romance in my life!
14. I’ll like myself more.
15. I’ll feel like I’ve achieved something important.
16. I’ll be MORE CONFIDENT.
17. I’ll have more self-esteem.
18. I’ll be less self-critical.
19. I’ll be more outgoing.
20. I’ll do more things!
21. I won’t have to listen to anyone commenting on what I’m eating.
22. I won’t have anybody bugging me re: my weight.
23. It might help my career.
24. I might make friends in the vicinity.
25. I might get a new love life.
26. My back won’t hurt any more.
27. People won’t make snide comments behind my back.
Cravings are usually more emotional and physiologically intense than hunger. The moment I decide I will ABSOLUTELY NOT EAT cravings will diminish.
When I experience a craving my attention gets fixated on food. It is important to remember that the experience of eating goes far beyond the actual time that food is in my mouth - It includes everything that happens afterward: feeling weak, guilty and out of control and gaining weight. In the past when I tried to diet, I gave into cravings, and I felt upset with myself.
I know I don't care at this moment, but pretty soon I'm going to feel really bad that I ate this. When I get on the scale, I'm going to care very much. If I don't learn to resist eating food I'm not suppose to have, I'll never be able to keep off the weight I lose.
I have to become an expert at resisting all food that I haven't planned to eat. If I want to lose weight and keep it off, I just can't eat what I want unless it is on my plan.
I am choosing to say NO CHOICE.
If I want to lose weight, I have to do what I need to do, not what I feel like doing.
Successful dieters and maintainers stay successful because they don't eat whatever they want, whenever they want it. They stick to their plans.
It is true that I don't care at this moment. But if I eat this unplanned food, I'm going to care quite a lot in a few minutes. I know I'll feel really bad if I give in now, but I'll feel really terrific in a few minutes if I resist. I need to do something else!
2425 days ago
Your daughter and i are really good sparkfriends. We have a weigh in ay each week and it really helps to keep the both of us motivated. You can join us in our weigh in day if you'd like!
When i first started losing i started changing really small things, walked alot more places, tried to drink 8 glasses of water a day. Tried to get a fruit or veggie in with every meal. etc.
There are a tonne of supportive people here! I wish you lots of success on your journey! I added you as a sparkfriend, feel free to check out my page and add me back!
stop by my page anytime, you need someone to listen, or someone to vent to.
2425 days ago
and to SparkPeople! I hope you come to enjoy it as much as I do. The tools and resources here are awesome! Join a few teams and get unbelievable support and make lots of new friends. Best of luck to you with your goals.
2425 days ago