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25.8 pounds gone!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I stepped on the scale this morning and saw numbers I haven't seen in quite a long time! I was so flustered by it that I couldn't think of how much I had lost. All I could think about was getting out of the bathroom and logging into SparkPeople and tracking my weight. The total was 25.8 pounds lost, and I was so happy, I almost cried. This is a great accomplish for me! Thank you SparkPeople!

  
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HIMELISSA2007 6/1/2014 7:49PM

    congratulations. Keep up the good work!!!

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JOANNIE02 4/16/2014 1:33PM

  Doing good girl--keep it up!!! emoticon

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MJEFFERSON23 4/16/2014 11:09AM

  How cool is that? Happy happy joy joy! emoticon emoticon

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/15/2014 9:10PM

    Awesome! Keep up the great work!

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GRLTAZ 4/15/2014 5:47PM

    Congrats !!

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STAGPIPE 4/15/2014 2:52PM

    Over 25 pounds! That is amazing!! Congratulations on your success, and keep on doing what you are doing!

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Making Progress

Friday, December 13, 2013

Today is my second day of living a healthier lifestyle. I have taken some baby steps towards a healthier future. Drink more water. Get those 8 hours of shut eye. I had a 6 in sandwich at Subway instead of a footlong yesterday. I very rarely buy coffee drinks outside the house but was wanting one today and instead of a large, which I usually automatically order, I thoughtfully ordered a medium and had them use nonfat milk!

But what really stands out for me is that the act of eating or drinking something that I usually deem "bad" didn't set off a binge. That is huge for me. By choosing smaller portions of something that I usually eat instead of jumping headfirst into a diet, I was able to control my THOUGHTS. Like I said, that is huge. Plus, with the smaller portions I was satisfied instead of stuffed. I just have to remember baby steps and to take it one day at a time!

  
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MUSICMOMOF2 12/13/2013 8:15AM

    Way to go!! Have a great Friday!

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SLIMMERKIWI 12/13/2013 12:20AM

    It sounds like you have got a good handle on how to go about this :-)

Kris

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ZRIE014 12/13/2013 12:19AM

  keep it up

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A Healthy Lifestyle

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

What is a healthy lifestyle? That is a really good question. I did a Bing search for "healthy lifestyle definition" and got no results. So I did some variations on the subject and still got no results. After completing this exercise I believe that there is no true definition of a healthy lifestyle. I believe that it differs from person to person on what it means to them.

What is my idea of a healthy lifestyle? Moderation. Balance. I have a picture in my head. I'm having trouble putting it into words.

How do I achieve this? Portion control is a great start. Rebel against the clean plate mentality. Don't bring trigger foods into the house...save them for special occasions or outings. Learn how to turn that inner voice from a harmful one to a helpful one. This is my biggest challenge. I believe that at least 75% of my weight struggle goes on in my head. I know that there is more but I am still learning.

So, today, right now, I make a promise to start a new, better, healthier lifestyle. I will start slow and make small changes. I am doing this for me. I can and I will do this.

  
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UPTEACH 12/13/2013 6:41AM

    Wonderful! You can do it!
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MUSICMOMOF2 12/11/2013 8:03AM

    Wonderful description! You can do it!

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JOHNWBROCKSR777 12/11/2013 6:20AM

    I like the word "Moderation" You can do this....Stay the course!

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SUPER_ACE115 12/11/2013 5:49AM

    Great definition. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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