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I control my weight, my weight doesn't control me

I started off at 179 and am currently in the 150s. I never want to be the me I was at my biggest! I have completely changed the way I live. I can no longer imagine eating the type of food I used to eat. I want to make this a lifestyle and even after years of trying and failing I think I have finally got on the right track. Here is what I do:

It took me years to finally get my head in the game. Now I know what works for me. I don't follow anyone elses rules just ones I have picked ...
I started off at 179 and am currently in the 150s. I never want to be the me I was at my biggest! I have completely changed the way I live. I can no longer imagine eating the type of food I used to eat. I want to make this a lifestyle and even after years of trying and failing I think I have finally got on the right track. Here is what I do:

It took me years to finally get my head in the game. Now I know what works for me. I don't follow anyone elses rules just ones I have picked out from multiple diets, websites, trainers, nutritionist, books, documentaries, and common sense.

I keep a food diary and track everything I consume.

I work out at LEAST 4 times a week.

I eat 1200-1300 calories a day.

I try to stay away from simple carbs all of the time.

I eat AT LEAST 3 vegetables and 2
fruits a day.

I eat AT LEAST 4 servings of protein a day.

I eat smaller meals more often- 6/day usually

I try to get different types of protein and vary what fruits and vegetables i eat.

I don't weigh myself very often-once a month to every six weeks.

I don't let slip ups ruin my plan. I try to just keep counting which helps me not binge.

I let myself have a treat on the occasion.

I drink SO much water. I'd say around 11 8 ounce servings a day. I drink one 16 ounce glass with EVERY meal

I think of food as fuel.

If I ever see myself doing something obsessive or unreasonable when it comes to dieting and exercising I stop that action IMMEDIATELY! Mind and body should always work together to be healthy. You can't turn your body against your mind cuz thats when eating disorders will sneak in.

I have learned that you can make yourself like any vegetable. (I started out only liking about 4 and now I eat almost every kind I have in reach)

I try to stop eating when I am full regardless of how much is left on my plate even if it is healthy food

What I am working on now:

Maintaining my lifestyle in different environments

That is a good overview of my plan. I am sure I left a few out but you get the idea.

Best diet advise I can give: don't weigh yourself often! That was the best thing I have ever done and I truly believe its the only way I ever starting loosing weight. It is not about the number its about taking steps to make a better healthier you. If you focus on that the weight lose will follow.
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Member Since: 1/25/2010

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My goal is to be in a healthy BMI range and to feel comfortable in my own body. At first I wanted to be 130, now looking at that being 34 pounds lighter I have a new perspective.

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I am from Boise, Idaho!

 
 



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