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Over a Year Later... I didn't make it 17 days

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

I couldn't even get through the first set of 17 days on the 17 Day Diet. I am a loser, and not in the good way! I have decided I just can't do diets. I'm done. It's too much for me to have to follow a set menu, let alone shop for it and cook it. It's just too stressful.

You know what else is stressful? Looking in the mirror and seeing a 45 year old morbidly obese woman who can barely manage keeping the house relatively clean, let alone go out and ENJOY LIFE. THAT'S stressful!

I have been obese or morbidly obese since I was around 8 years old. That's too dang long! And I don't feel like I've EVER really enjoyed life. Well, I WANT to enjoy life! I want to enjoy time with my grandbabies! I want to be able to take a little walk up the street without hurting and getting winded. I'd like to be able to actually RUN for once in my life!!!!

So what am I going to do, if I'm done dieting???

I'm going to learn to eat much more healthily and get off my dang butt and exercise!!!! That's what!!

Today, I opened up my brand new Ninja Ultima blender that I got for Christmas, and made my family a fruit smoothie. And I'm going to start having them every day. I also went out and walked for 5 minutes on the treadmill that's been in the garage for almost a year. I know 5 minutes isn't much, but it's all I could do without making myself hurt really bad, which would probably be my excuse not to do it tomorrow. So, small steps!

And NO MORE DANGED DIETS!!!! Life changes! Yes! Perfection? Probably not. But if I can stick with healthy changes 99 percent of the time, then I think I'll be ok!

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MJREIMERS 12/31/2013 11:12AM

    NO MORE DIETS is right!! This is a lifestyle change! One step at a time is what you do and 5 minutes is a lot of steps! emoticon

emoticon You are ready, willing and able to start this journey to better health. Log your nutrition, log your exercise, blog, join teams, get support from others that are on the journey or have met their goals and are on a new journey of maintenance. Everyone is here for you! Reach out and we'll help you up.

2014 is YOUR YEAR. Now DO IT!

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Day 6 of the 17 Day Diet

Monday, November 19, 2012

I haven't done well at keeping track of my foods the past few days. My 1 year old granddaughter was here over the weekend, and I was a little busy. But I did do pretty well at keeping with the right foods. I did a very small little cheat on Friday night. My hubby made homemade pizza and I cut a couple little bites off. It was weird, cause I had been feeling very exhausted and after having those couple bites, I actually felt better. I haven't been having my tea, but other than that, I've been doing good. And, if my old bathroom scales are being truthful, I have lost about 13 lbs! Can you believe it?? I know it can fluctuate, so I"m not going to get to crazy about it, but that makes me feel good!

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40PUDDLEJUMPER 12/16/2012 11:46AM

    Keep going your doing so well x emoticon

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SARALEE11 11/19/2012 11:10PM

    Great job, SHANDOO!!

The fatigue due to detoxing shouldn't last more than a couple of days, so if you are feeling overly tired after a full week, you might not be getting quite enough nutrition. Just make sure you are eating plenty of allowed protein along with tons of veggies! Amounts are virtually unlimited in C1 .

The tea really helps with metabolism - I drink decaf after lunch and brew it kind of weak since I don't love it.. or I brew it strong and add lots of ice. I do use a little stevia for sweetness.

You should feel good! Keep up the great, hard work!!

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Day 2 of 17 Day Diet... The Cravings Begin

Thursday, November 15, 2012

I want CARBS!!!! *in my best Cookie Monster voice*

I am quite sure that I am a carb addict. No, I don't eat candy bars and donuts. I want NOODLES!!! Ramen Noodles, Egg Noodles, Spaghetti, I don't care, just so long as it's some form of pasta!!!

Why are you laughing??? This is serious withdrawal, folks... ;-)

I know it's only my 2nd day. So, what's your point?? Pffftttt.... I made NO CLAIMS of being strong willed, did I?? No siree Bob.

Hello. My name is Shannon and I'm a carb addict.

Hey, you in the back there.... would you please stop laughing????

All kidding aside, the cravings are badish, but I'm hangin' in there! Only 15 more days to the next cycle!

...I get carbs then, right?? emoticon

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HARPERLADY 11/17/2012 3:48AM

    it can be hard to give them up, I know I love em! lol changing your mind set might be helpful, if you think about it to much you might give in so every time it creeps up switch your thoughts , it may help, lol

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SHERRYGAYL 11/15/2012 10:38PM

    I, too, am a carb addict. I find it really difficult to balance my carbs and protein because I really just like one more than the other! Choose whole wheat whenever possible and have your fries baked instead of deep fried (yes, I know but it's better than no fries!). Mmm Now I'm getting hungry again! emoticon emoticon

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Day 1

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Ok, so I finally decided to actually start the 17 Day Diet today! This is what I look like now. Let's see how different it is at the end of my first 17 days!

I am totally psyched about it! I've done really well so far, and it's almost 7pm. I've only had 2 meals today, though, cause I got up late, which is a matter that needs worked on all by itself. So far, I've only eaten around 450 calories today! Can't say that I burned very many, since I only walked about 10 minutes, but it's a start. I have been feeling so exhausted here lately, though, and just couldn't do any more than that. It's better than nothing. :-)

Till tomorrow!

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FP4HLOSER 11/14/2012 7:27PM

    emoticon You can do this! Get that breakfast in tomorrow so you don't starve! The 17 Day Diet is great and you shouldn't let yourself get hungry!

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LILLEAN 11/14/2012 7:06PM

    Good luck on your journey and hope you stay focused emoticon

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Grrr Me!

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

I'm back!


I really do feel like such a failure now. I get all excited and say "I'm really going to stick with it this time.", and then, here I am, months later. Not a pound lighter. Actually, several heavier.


I've become The Blob.

I am so ashamed of myself that I just want to crawl into a corner somewhere.

Or do I?


I don't want to crawl into a corner. I want to get up and enjoy life! I want to work in the garden. I want to jump on the trampoline with my kids. I want to go jogging, for pity's sake!!!

But I can't do those things if I crawl into a corner, can I? It's not likely.

So, here I am. Again. With the best of intentions.

Isn't the road to H. E. Double Hockey Sticks paved with good intentions??? Yeah, that's what I thought.

So, how do I keep myself on track? Could somebody puleeeeeze tell me this??

Well, either that, or a Spark Mentor could come live with me. What?? There are No Spark Mentors that come live with you??? Geesh!!! LOL

I guess it's up to me. I know there are all sorts of people out there that are wonderfully supportive, but somehow I still feel very alone right now.

I guess I'll just take it one day at a time.

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RDY4THIN 1/4/2012 2:12AM

    YOU ARE AWESOME!! How long I felt the same way.... not a pound lost for what effort I could put into it!! Worked hard, scale didn't notice. Didn't work, scale didn't notice that either. One day at a time, and eventually... in my body's own time... the scale started to move down. don't give up ever!! happiest of new years....

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