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I originally started in Aug. 2008, but I quit. I'm starting again. I'm now at my WAY top weight, and really need to shed it. I'm sick of being embarassed of my body, and I'm sick of shopping in the plus-size departments.
Here is a site where I found some really great veggie and soup recipes, including Weight Watchers recipes:
35 lbs. off by October 31. Then, lose 40 more pounds after that.
Less Diet Coke and more H2O.
Work up to 30 minutes of exercise daily.
Counting carbs and fat grams is too complicated for me, so I'm going to keep it simple.
Cutting daily caloric intake to approx. 1200, and consuming a lot of fruits and vegetables.
Lean Cuisine and Healthy Choice frozen food for some meals, simply for the convenience factor. Also, trying out some "Best Life" approved soups for lunch. Finally, occasionally substituting meals or snacks with SlimFast bars or shakes.
I make glass beads and jewelry.
I'm married and have 2 kids.
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| current weight: 204.7
Glad to see you joined the HCG DIET SUPPORT TEAM.
I'm getting ready to go on R4P2 as I did 3 rounds of the REAL HCG (HuCog) by injection last summer, then had a horrible gallbladder attack & had to stop. I had surgery in October & regained, so now I'm starting anew, but I know it works.
Don't quit. That is all that matters.
I'm reading the BECK DIET SOLUTION book, which isn't a "diet" but how to THINK like a THIN person. (Got a copy from the library.) I recommend it to everyone as she helps you learn to deal with sabotaging thoughts.
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.
2516 days ago
Hi! That blog post is a good idea, because I get asked that a lot. I'm terrible about maintaining my sparkpage and writing blogs, though! I can tell you that while I was losing I really enjoyed a large bowl of soup with lunch and a giant salad with dinner. For entrees, losing weight for me was an opportunity to learn new ways to cook, and my favorite meals were (and still are!) "old" favorites made healthier and lighter. I do it mostly by reducing fat, adding veggies, choosing the whole grain option, and portion control. For example, whole wheat crust pizza, pasta with tons of veggies instead of tons of (white) pasta, chicken enchiladas with reduced fat cheese, nachos with home-baked chips, etc etc etc.
Good luck with your goals, and I hope you find it worthwhile to stick with spark after your reunion!
3141 days ago
WELCOME TO THE SECRET WE ARE HAPPY TO HAVE U WITH US! LOVE THE BRACELETS,
3145 days ago