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Sunday, June 09, 2013

About 1 1/2 years ago, I decided to start the 17 Day Diet....I did really well, I lost about 55 lbs and I felt wonderful....then I got all cocky and started eating some of the things that I knew in my heart I shouldn't eat. Well 1 lb went on, then 2, then 10, then 20 and now I am sitting with 32 extra lbs back on me and I KNOW I have to get them off.

Exercise has always been an 8 letter word that I never utilized....I figured I could lose the weight without it, I did it before, I can do it again. I don't know why I feel this way. I mean one of my very favourite reality shows is THE BIGGEST LOSER!!!!!!! I am a faithful watcher of that and think OMG, if only I could do that....well, I decided this time that I would incorporate exercise into my diet program.
How is it going? Not great right now....very slow, but it will pick up eventually. I am happy that I am at least doing something and not just sitting around seditary like before.

Is my weight coming off quickly????NOPE, but then I have a sluggish thyroid and take meds for it...well it is more than sluggish, it is that slows my weight loss down. Am I worried? NOPE, I know that if I continue doing what I am doing, it will come off and hopefully stay off (as long as I am mindful of what I am putting in my mouth).

How long do I hope to do this before I get to goal? That is a hard question....I hate putting a time limit on it as if I don't make it in that time, I will be really disappointed and may give up, so I will goal will be attained, when my goal is attained. Right now I am looking to get down below 200lbs and get back to ONEDERLAND once again and to get into the summer clothes that I was wearing last summer. That is my goal for now.

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MELP06 6/12/2013 12:43AM

    Just remember to take it one step at a time. emoticon emoticon

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DLG0505 6/10/2013 1:47AM

    You can do this! We can do this! LOL and I had to go back and count exercise is really an 8 letter word!!!

You go girl! If you don't stay on task I'm coming out to kick your tushie!
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KTISFOCUSED 6/9/2013 12:23PM

    Good job, my friend. Those are easily attainable goals. emoticon

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ANGEL1066 6/9/2013 11:02AM

    Excellent! Consistency counts more than quantity when you are starting exercise after a long time without. Keep plugging away and your abilities, and enjoyment, will grow. I am rooting for you!

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TRUTHNOW2 6/9/2013 10:22AM

    No matter what plan you are on... I am totally cheerleading for you!!!! Thank you for posting this blog... full of hope and determination...

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Thank you 17 Day Diet and 17 Day Diet Team

Monday, November 14, 2011

On a day if March, 2011, I decided that enough was enough and it was time to get this tired old, fat self healthy again.
I had watched an episolde of the Doctors and there was this young doctor on there talking about his new diet. The 17 Day Diet.
I thought to myself, "this is just another one of those diets", but continued to watch it for a few weeks until the challenge between
The Doctor's show and Dr. Phil was over. I saw the transformations of those people on that diet, and thought OMG, could I do this????
I wanted to read the book so badly, but when I went on line to check it out, it said that it was only available ON-LINE!!! So that was that.
I don't have a credit card, I couldn't order the I decided to give up on it and maybe try to go back to Weight Watcher's. That always worked for me before...but I don't have a car, so getting to the meetings is a little difficult. The meetings are when I am either working or have a meeting of my own to go to....isn't going to work for me. What to do, what to do, what to do??? So I sat down and ate a bag of potato chips. At this point, I have no idea what my weight was...I just knew that I huffed and puffed going to and from work. I also have COPD, so having
extra weight on me isn't a good thing.
Food comforts me when I am lonely. Food is there for me when I need a friend. Food is my go to thing when I am upset, angry or sad.
Food is my everything. No one is going to take that away from me. And my diet coke....OMG, I need 4 750ml bottles of that stuff a day, at least. I NEED MY FOOD!!!!!!!! I NEED MY DIET COKE!!!!!!!!!! They are all I have when my kids are too busy for me. When I don't have
my best friend to talk to. When I am just down and out and lonely....they are there.

So one day, I got to work a little bit early and was walking through the store, looking for something to eat...hello!! lol. When I walked by
the book section of the store...THERE IT WAS!!!!!!!! The 17 Day Diet Book!!!! I couldn't believe my eyes, so I picked it up, walked to the
back of the store where the Post Office is, put it on the back shelf and punched in to start work. Luckily for me, it was a slow day. I
started thumbing through that book between customers. Every page I turned, I said to myself...I CAN DO THIS!!!!! THIS IS A DOABLE
DIET!!!!!!!. I decided right there and then, to buy that book. I decided right there and then, that on the weekend, I was going to start this
diet. So I bought it. I didn't just buy one copy, I bought 2 copies. I gave one to my oldest daughter...she needed this diet too. She is 30 years old and is where I was about 3 years ago when I was at my highest weight. Breaks my heart to see her like that. So I bought her the
book for Mother's Day...sure it was 2 months away, but I gave it to her early so she could do this with me.

We took pics of ourself on the first day of the diet (April 2/2011) and then after each cycle and we could see a difference...Not only with
the weight, but inches...OMG, I was losing INCHES!!!! I was feeling so on fire for this diet by the end of cycle 3, that I couldn't wait to start
cycle 1 all over again.
By this time, I should say, I had found the 17 Day Diet Team on SparkPeople. This team was amazing. It kept me on Fire!!! They were so
supportive and one day, they asked me to be a co-leader of the team. OMG....I cried like a baby. Ever since, I have been a co-leader. I love the job, I love the team, I love the diet ....STILL!!!!!!

This diet works, but you have to work at it to keep it working. No it isn't a FAD diet. It is a totally new way of life Diet. It is a lifetime PLAN.
A healthy way of eating for the rest of your life.

We have had a couple of people come into our group, who have tried so very hard to sabbatoge it. The group sticks together.
We are all in the same boat. NONE of us are professionals at this. We are just people trying to lose weight and trying our darndest to
love and support others that are doing the same.
I don't think any one of us has ever said in any of our posts that WE the leaders, know what is best for the rest of the team.
We don't profess to know everything. We have read the book, and we have been working our butts off to get results. We only give advice
on what we know and if we don't know it, we give people a website to go to so they can find the answer.

I love this diet. I am proof it works. I could never in my life stick to something for 6 months and lose 46 lbs and feel as excited about it as
I do, if I didn't love it.
It is a healthy diet. One you can continue to follow for the rest of your life.

OK, have I said I LOVE THIS DIET!!!!!! Because it is the truth.
I love my 17 Day Diet Team and Co-Leaders. I am also beginning to love me again!!!

Thank you 17 Day Diet!!!! Thank you Dr. Mike Moreno for coming up with it. I started this diet at 222.6, today Nov 14/11, I weigh works.

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JJ4493 8/6/2013 1:48AM

    What an amazing transformation! I also have the book but it has collected more dust than anything. Your results have definitely given me the nudge to pull it back out and give it a second look.

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IAMMYBFF 8/13/2012 8:38PM

    I love your spirit! I'm glad I have you as a leader, too. Looking forward to getting to know you better. ~Tammy

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CUDDLEY51 6/25/2012 9:00AM

    Wow, I had not heard of the 17 day diet, but I must say reading your blog has inspired me to check into it.....obviously, I will be checking into your team as well, should I decide this could work for me! Thanks for sharing your story!

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SIMPLY-VICKI 6/8/2012 5:39PM

  I haven't read the book but you make me want to. I'm also going to check out the team. Hope you don't mind; I added you as a friend too so I could hear progress reports. Hope you'll add me as one of your friends.

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SAPPHIRESUE911 3/18/2012 3:25PM

    Incredible story! I feel the same way about the 17 Day Diet. You look amazing and I admire your stamina! Congrats Linda!

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XXFEARLESS 3/4/2012 2:48PM

    You look fabulous! Truly inspiring and amazing.

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CHICAGOHOPE 11/16/2011 6:21PM

    What an amazing transformation, right before our eyes!! You should be very proud of yourself and the wonderful success you are having.

This is your moment!!!

I am so happy for you and proud of your commitment to continue this journey. I am happy to see you succeed, and wish you all my best for your life journey. I hope you are enjoying your new found life, it shows in your face.

Keep inspiring all of us!!!

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SEARCH4BALANCE 11/14/2011 8:48PM

    You look so vibrant now! Good on ya!

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TERRRI 11/14/2011 1:40PM

    What a great blog post! I had to laugh about your not knowing what to do so you ate a bag of chips! How many of us have done that?
Yes, this diet works and as you say is doable. I like how it gradually returns us to a proper way of eating. There is nothing fad about this. The lower calories in cycle 1 help get the weight off a little quicker, as an incentive, to show yourself that you are capable of losing weight.
Thanks for being a great co-leader!

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LILSPARKGIRL 11/14/2011 1:35PM

    Holy smokes you have lost decades in your face. AMAZING CHANGES!

Thank you for being so sweet and helpful and encouraging.

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JNCWHALEY 11/14/2011 1:26PM

    Congratulations!!!! I feel the same way about it. I LOVE this diet. I think that's a first for me.

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ICHOOSECHANGE 11/14/2011 12:02PM

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Thanks for being such a great example for the rest of us. Nearly 50 pounds in 6 months?! That is wonderful!

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SHRINKINGG1 11/14/2011 10:44AM

    You are so awesome!!! I am so proud for you!

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VIKINGBABE 11/14/2011 10:40AM

    Look at you, gorgeous mama in your profile pic! I am so proud of you, and you are such a gentle and STRONG leader to our Team! You Rock Linda!

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GABBY308 11/14/2011 10:22AM

    I don't have the words to express how proud I am of you. You're such an inspiration! emoticon

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MOMOFLILGS 11/14/2011 9:58AM

    What a great, honest, and inspiring post! I, too, love the 17 Day Diet. It gave me the jump start I needed and tools to live by.

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FINALLY........I made it to ONEderland

Saturday, June 04, 2011

OMG, this has been a long time coming...well not really, I started the 17DD on April 2/11 and I weighed in at 222.6 . I have been hovering around the 200 lb mark for about 2 weeks now and this morning I got on that scale and almost cried. Yup 199.8....I couldn't believe it. I am in ONEderland finally and I do not want to see those 2's again.
I am now on my second time of c1 and I loved it the first know, something new, something that finally works and it is only for 17 days. You can do anything you want for 17 days. Well this time around, I want those 17 days over lol. I am ready for my oatmeal and other things that are added.
I think on my next time around.....and yes there will be a next time around....I am going back to c2 instead of c1.
Maybe I should tell you about my weight loss during these 3 cycles.....cycle 1 - I lost 5 lbs and 5 ", cycle 2 - I lost 7 lbs and about 3".... cycle 3 , I lost another5.2 lbs This time around hasn't finished yet but I am guessing at about maybe 7 lbs again.
To date (not finished c1 yet) my total weight loss is 22.8 lbs. I am totally thrilled with that and looking so forward to losing so much more.
I have a wonderful team in here .... the 17 Day Diet Team is amazing.
The other day they voted me Motivational Member of the Month and then on top of that, they asked me to be a co-leader in the group. I am so honoured and I feel so loved. ~Thank you everyone, I couldn't have done it without you and I mean that from the bottom of my heart~
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KIMQUILTS55 6/13/2011 11:23AM

    emoticonOnederland is a great place to was one of my most exciting milestones........another great one is when you buy clothes than don't have that W or multiple x's. You are on a roll....keep up the great work!

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I will be joining you on the team as soon as the wedding is over, next week!

Love & Hugs,

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JAHMS1970 6/5/2011 10:15AM

    You have worked hard and you DESERVE that weight loss and a bunch of pats on the back!!! Way to go, Linda!!


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REDVELVET21 6/4/2011 8:07PM

    Congruatulations!!!! I am so proud and happy for you. I know its a big accomplishment. I agree with you the 17 DD is very doable and I don't feel like I am missing out. Keep up the good Work!!! emoticon

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GABBY308 6/4/2011 4:47PM

    emoticon emoticon So how are you going to celebrate? You should reward yourself with something really special - you deserve it! Now don't you want to update your status to onederland?

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ONTARIOWENCH 6/4/2011 2:09PM

    I'm new to the group but I wanted to say congratulations! And I'm sure if you decided to switch to Cycle 2 instead of Cycle 1 you could do that you know. I've heard other people say the same thing about finding it hard to go back to Cycle 1 from Cycle 3. ;)

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JKTENTATIVE 6/4/2011 1:40PM

    Congratulations!! You have worked so hard...and the results show it!!
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    I am SO happy for you....that is wonderful and sounds like this program is just what you needed. I pray that you can continue being so successful. Keep up the good work and let us know how it is going.
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TERRIREDUX 6/4/2011 8:57AM

    I am so proud of you! What a wonderful accomplishment - you should be so very happy with your results! I know my first MAJOR goal (aside from all my little ones) is to drop below 200 pounds. I hope to reach it by the end of the year - if so, then I will have dropped 34 pounds this year. That is such a wonderful thought - to start next year less than 200 pounds.

You are truly an inspiration to me - I am so happy to have found the 17DD group and I know I will be able to follow in your success!

Congrats to you my new friend!

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QUIETGIRL1971 6/4/2011 8:43AM

    Congratulations That is awesome!!! Celebrate by doing something wonderful for yourself!

I love the 17DD!!

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Almost to ONEdeland

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Not too much farther to go before I am in ONEderland. I am so excited.
I have never before felt so good about a "diet" in my entire life and I have been dieting for most of my life. I will never again "die"t. To me the 17 Day Diet is the best thing since (should I even say it) sliced bread.
I started this Journey on April 2/11. I started it at 222.6 lbs. I am now sitting here typing this at 201.6...almost into the 100's again and I can't tell you how long it has been since I have been there.
I am so excited about this plan. I am so excited that I have such a great support group on this site.
If any of you out there haven't heard of this plan or haven't even considered doing this because you think it is another one of those "fad" diets. Then, I urge you to read Dr.Moreno's book or to go into the site , the 17 and look at it. It is a way of healthy eating for the rest of your life.
I was a diet coke junkie. I had atleast 3 or 4 bottles or cans of diet coke in an afternoon. I couldn't go a day without it. I haven't had even a taste of it since I have been on this, and that is since Apr 2/11....Long time to go without. But I don't miss it.
I would never in my life try a VEGGIE BURGER!!!!!! I love them. I probably won,t eat a beef burger again. Well maybe lol. They are allowed on this plan, veggie burgers just have a better taste to me now.
I tried eggplant, Loved it.
What I am trying to say is there are so many foods you can eat on this plan, that it isn't boring at all. It is wonderful.
My next goal is ONEderland...down from the 200's to the 100's. almost there. If it takes me another few days to do it, then it takes me another few days to do it. I WILL get there.
Won't you come join me on my journey? You won;t regret it. emoticon

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MISTYGOES4GOAL 5/25/2011 10:36PM

    I am so happy for you! Sounds like this plan is a great match for you! Great job!

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GABBY308 5/25/2011 9:36PM

    You are such an inspiration! I read your blog back from March when you joined WW. You sound so much happier now.
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ERIN1957 5/25/2011 8:04PM

    well I am thinking about it, just thinking LOL I will try and find the book and check it out. I am intereted for sure. You sound so happy and look what you have done amazing!
Love ya,

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NEWLYFE74 5/25/2011 2:14PM

    Angellinda I am so proud of you and happy for you. Ever since I discovered this plan I, I follow it as if my life depends on it. And you know what, my life does depend on it! I have never been so serious about changing my life as I have been with this plan. I hope you have a speedy transition into Onderland. I have a ways to go before I get there, but like you said, I WILL get there!

Congrats again and can't wait to celebrate with you!

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QUIETGIRL1971 5/25/2011 1:13PM

    Congrats! I'm so happy to see so many of my SparkFriends & teammates doing well. The 17DD has definitely been amazing. Keep up the great work and celebrate your accomplishment.

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Hello my dear friends

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Well, here I am again and this time I am sooooooooooooo motivated to do this. I started the 17DayDiet on April 2/11 and my starting weight was 222.6. Well today I am 3 days away from beginning cycle 3 of the diet and I weight 210.2. I am sooooo excited about this diet. It is the best diet (or lifestyle eating program) I have ever been on and that includes Weight Watchers. If you haven't heard of the diet, go to the 17Day Diet site and check it out. There is a book out called the 17 Day Diet (go figure eh?) and this diet has been on The Dr's show and on Dr. Phil and on Rachel Ray. It is so easy and so do-able. You start Cycle 1 by eating more protein than carbs (but you do get carbs, just not breads yet). Then after 17 days, you go to cycle 2 where more things are added and you eat Cycle 2 foods one day, Cycle 1 foods the next and so on for 17 days. Then you go on to Cycle 3 (which I am sooooooooooo excited about), they add even more food and you do that cycle for 17 days, then go to cycle 4 for 17 days and then if you need to lose more weight, you go back to Cycle 1 and start all over again.

I am not hungry on this plan, I am not craving all the crazy sweet stuff and I am fully satisfied.

On my first cycle, I lost 5 lbs and 5 1/2 inches. So far on Cycle 2 (and I have only 3 days left on it) I have lost another 7 lbs. Not sure about the inches, I will measure on the weekend. It isn't one of those boring salads only diets. Right now I am sitting here eating my lunch of a HUGE salad with Chili topping it. Yes chili and it is delish.

So if you are bored with your regular boring old diet, try this one. Even if you just try it for 17 days, you will see a change.

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TORTILLAFLATS 5/21/2011 6:16PM

    Linda, Hi my name is Gail and it was so nice to see your blog. I am going to run right over and check out that site. I hope, it is OK, I am adding you as a friend so I can watch your progress and of course, get to know you. Have a good day emoticon You are doing fantastic

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ERIN1957 5/12/2011 7:31AM

    Hi Linda! Oh my gosh your are doing so good! The excitment in your voice is apparent! Bless you and my prayers follow you for continued success and happiness.Keep the fire going!

Love and Hugs,

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TIBANKS 5/6/2011 11:13PM

  Hello Angellinda, I'm Tina-tibanks from the Dr's forum I see you post a lot over there figured I'd look you up here too. Way to go on your Loss, it's so motivating to see that scale moving down isn't it? Glad the new plan is working for you, and me as well.

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ANGELLINDA 5/4/2011 11:53AM

    Check it out angegotengaged....go to All the info is there and then go to your nearest bookstore and pick up a book. This book is my bible. I couldn't do this without it.

Let me know how you do.

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    Thanks so much for the info! I've heard of this, but wasn't sure of the details. emoticon

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ANGELLINDA 5/4/2011 11:50AM

    Thank you so much. I appreciate that. emoticon

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IMNENA23 5/4/2011 11:48AM

    Sounds interesting! Good luck--you can do it!

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