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Friday, August 12, 2011

Yippee!!!!!! !It is unbelievable that I have lost 1 lb in a day. This is a new dynamic of loss for me where loss results in gain. I have gained so much happiness, renewed zest to better my lifestyle, improved self esteem et al.
Life is so much easier when we express ourselves honestly and listen intently. We often call weight loss a lifestyle change but lately I have been thinking of it as a conversation. On my sparkpages, blissful walks, exercise mats and weighing scale, it becomes an intimate dialogue between my body, mind and heart, in which each part learns to express itself and listen to others. Sometimes, one of the trio is lazy, bossy or affected by virus excusitis and sparkpeople is a safe place for it to have its say and for others to show compassion and provide support.I have actually become addicted to sparkpeople and am logged on to it through the whole day.
I am trying to alter my relationship with food and look at as my friend. There are a million spins and angles that can be focused on for weight loss. Motivation to stay on top of things is the most essential element. Motivation is essential to lose weight. The success of any task depends upon a number of facts, but if one has to point out the most important and decisive of these facts, then it is definitely going to be motivation. It is a fact that although it is very easy to long for that perfect figure, it is extremely difficult to pull up my socks and stick to a slimming regimen rigorously. It is easier to work towards a goal where the result is obtained early. But losing weight is an arduous process where I have to watch what I put in my mouth and exercise regularly forever. The results of my efforts may not reflect on the weighing scale fast enough to make me happy. It is only the level of my motivation that can keep me going. The motivation to lose weigh makes me get up and exercise and to stick to a healthy, low carb diet. The initial few kilos are easy to shed. However, as the slimming regimen progresses, it becomes more and more difficult to maintain a steady fall in the weight. It is at this point that the motivation to lose weight plays a major role. And to remain motivated, I have to focus on all the benefits I will get by losing weight.
Itís time I bid adieu to losing weight so that it doesnít find me again like a stray animal. It is time to say a final goodbye to extra kilos.

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AWESOMECAROL55 8/12/2011 6:53PM

    Good blog..Yes I had to admit to myself that in order to maintain my weight loss, I have to pay attention to nutrition and exercise the rest of my lifetime! Is this a punishment..I think not, because the good benefits far outweigh the negative! People tend to want results quickly, but just remember..It's a marathon not a sprint!!

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One pound a week is GOOD ENOUGH

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

"Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time". Mark Twain

The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken. In the past 1 lb loss was 'NOT ENOUGH' for me, I was not satisfied and focussed on the fact that people lose 10lbs with this much effort and I gain much faster than this etc.......

However my new mantra is 'GOOD ENOUGH' and I can see the positive in me with a shift in paradigm. You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can.

I have learned to realize that those who wish to sing, always find a song.


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KOMAL53 8/12/2011 10:56PM

    I agree with you--my thinking is that one must gradually turn one's routine around---changing too many things at the same time can be tough to handle!!One should always start cautiously!! emoticon

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SAASHA17 8/12/2011 3:49PM

    Awesome work...and thanks for the ad.


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BLACKROSE_222 8/9/2011 4:41PM

    One pound a week is amazing. Good for you for realising that. Congrats!

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Good Enough is my new Perfect

Monday, August 08, 2011

Today I am reintroducing Me to Myself. Today I am taking control and accepting that I am the only person and factor incharge of my life.
I have always had a lot of knowledge about food and nutritition which made me think I can lose weight whenever I want to. I kept myself abreast in all updates in nutrition industry. Over a period of 20 years, I went from gyms to slimming spas to nutrition consultants. I lost only to put it back with a multiple of 2. The only person I never went to was I myself. As I gained and I gain pretty fast, I blamed my metabolism to my genes to my underactive thyroid or a dysfunctional menstrual cycle. My belief throughout the process and later was it is 'NEVER ENOUGH'. On 10 July 2011, I decided to call it 'QUITS'. I have Quit this blaming .
My new mantra is 'GOOD ENOUGH'. From NOW on every action that I take is good enough and I am in TOTAL CONTROL I am enjoying this journey to the hilt. Initially I started with only control on my food, now I am adding exercise and movement to it with renewed verve everyday and I am seeing an exponential change in my lifestyle with inspiring results.
I thank the entire sparkteam and the amazing sparkpeople especially the ones who have lost weight and have been the trail blazers.

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CANNONSMC 8/8/2011 6:35PM

    I've lost and gained myself over the years--and like you I know a lot about nutrition. Over the years, I've lost weight, gotten derailed by other demands, stopped exercising, and put the weight back on. That's because I'm a "stress" eater--and being short I can't eat as much as my 6'2'' husband who likes to snack. In January, I decided to stop the "yo-yo."

I like logging in my food and nutrition on SparkPeople. Now that I've lost most of what I wanted to, I realize I can't get derailed again. Sticking with Spark People is how I plan to maintain my exercise and eating plans.

Glad that SparkPeople seems like a good solution for you as well! Good luck--you seem to have really gotten in touch with what will work for you!

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