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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Just sitting thinking over the past year. Wondering how many times I've heard people say I am in shape, round is a shape. Myself included then laughing about it, but inside myself not happy with the size I had become.
Like most people on SparkPeople I had tried some sort, if not several, forms of dieting in the past. All seem to work at that time. Weight came off, felt better, was happy until I quit following the diet plan. Therein lies the problem, you must follow a certain diet restriction. With SP and few other people I have learned about eating healthy. This to me is not a restricted diet, it is a lifestyle, or should I say "LIFESAVING", change. I now eat fresh fruits and vegetables everyday. Who knew there were so many wonderful flavors to enjoy out there. Everyweek I am trying something new. This past week I tried out garbonza beans in a recipe, bean sprouts in another, and fennel in another. Three new foods added to my "DIET" All good and good and good for you. How good is that to get to do 2 things that I love to do, 1)cooking and 2) eating on this plan. Not too mention the fun time the family and I have in the store now learning about new things. Yes you do have to watch how many calories you eat, but a couple of weeks ago I fixed a sweet potato minestrone that will fill you up with only 200 calories and still has your carbs and protein.
So now when people ask me what diet I'm on I tell them "NONE, I have changed my lifestyle. I eat right and exercise. And by the way, ROUND is still a shape,but no longer mine!"

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CARDAMOMMA 3/11/2012 1:21PM

    Can I get your sweet potato minestrone recipe? :-)
You're reminding me how good it is to live a healthy life not just for me, but for my family. It's a great way to express how much you care for your family, by cooking delicious food that makes us all healthier.

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JUNODANCER 3/10/2012 7:11AM

    Thanks for the post. Great reminder of how this really works best. emoticon

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JUNODANCER 3/10/2012 7:02AM

    Thanks for the post. Great reminder of how this really works best. emoticon

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RIDLEYRIDER 3/10/2012 6:49AM

  Is IS all about a lifestyle change you can make permanent. That is how I have maintained an 87 pound weight loss for 13 years.
I wish more people would understand that is is NOT a 'diet' you can go off of when you reach goal!

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MBW209 3/10/2012 6:44AM

  Good for you! Thanks for reminding me about the basics...which are all too easy to forget.

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Have a great day

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Hope everyone has a great day today, is suppose to be great here. Started out good with a nice workout. Should only get better.


Nice Morning

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Nice morning for a walk. Yesterday was cold and snowing. Today a little chilly and windy but better then yesterday. Weather forcast for the day is to be in 50's by end of day, maybe get rid of the last of the snow. YEAH!!!!

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AZMOMXTWO 3/6/2012 6:21AM

  enjoy the walks as you can
have a great day

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Good Week

Sunday, March 04, 2012

This has benn a good week hit a goal by getting blood pressure down to 122/70. feel much better. Bad week for cravings, but was glad to see at weigh in a 2 pound loss. Had a biometric screening that came out better than I thought it would. Total cholestrol was 203 and HDL cholestrol was 29. NUmbers not where they need to be ,but a whole lot better than I thought they would be for only being 2 months into a new lifestyle.

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POSEY440 3/4/2012 1:45PM

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LMCBUD 3/4/2012 11:45AM

    Awesome! Keep it up. I deal with Hugh BP too and it's amazing how a quick change in activity can improve it. We definitely have control and you are seeing you efforts work.

Keep moving!!!!! emoticon

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TWINNYGRAN 3/4/2012 8:27AM

    Well done! The numbers are going in the right direction! emoticon

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    Good Work. Even a little change is better than no change at all. :)

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