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~No More Diets For Me~

Monday, January 30, 2012

Today my daughter asked me if I was on a diet, and I explained to her that I am no longer going on diets, that I want to live to see 100 and in order to do that I need to live a healthier lifestyle. I always figured I could go on a diet for a few months and lose a little weight just so I could go back to eating the same way I did before the diet and gain all that weight plus some back again. I am sick and tired of the up and down numbers. I want to be able to go in my closet and pick out anything I want to wear that day, instead of saying oh no I can't wear that because I stopped dieting so them jeans don't fit me anymore, so I guess I have to go another diet.

I will NEVER again go on another diet!!! I want to be able to get down to 160 pounds and maintain that weight for the rest of my life, unless I see fit to lose a little more. I want to have fruits, vegetables, lean meats and lots of water be part of my daily eating plan. I am not looking for perfection, but most definitely progress and I am definitely on my way.

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FLORIDASUN 2/2/2012 6:19AM

    It's so awesome when the switch goes on and we realize that we've been fooled all these years by the big foodies peddling their wares. REAL food..which by the pretty hard to come by helps us by providing the nutrients we need to give us the energy we crave and the fullness factor we always seem to be chasing.

Good for you in your new journey, I'm cheering you on! emoticon

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RAINBOWFALLS 2/1/2012 11:50AM

    Great attitude! emoticon

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4EVER21B 1/31/2012 4:12PM

    Wonderful!!!! emoticon

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SHRINKINGLULU 1/31/2012 2:14PM

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RAINBOWCHOC 1/31/2012 10:51AM

    you have achieved the response Sparkpeople aim for...dieting is for losers, you are a WINNER!
congratulations on making such a wise decision! Keep on Sparking, it helps to have the encouragement of your Sparkfriends and the resources from the site.
best wishes, Sandra

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NOMIS1 1/31/2012 9:18AM

    Sounds like a great idea and you seem to be in a place where you can do it!

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OOLALA53 1/31/2012 8:43AM

    I've been (mostly) eating three meals a day (mostly fresh, whole food) with no sweets on weekdays and free eating on weekends for two years. It's a great way to live and has gotten easier. I'm pleased and don't plan to change. I've lost about 25 lbs. without much exercise. I still find myself looking at a diet once in awhile but it doesn't take long before I think I don't wanna and I don't hafta. emoticon

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MARISERV 1/31/2012 5:48AM

    emoticon Val!!

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SLIMLILA 1/31/2012 12:25AM

    emoticon emoticon I wish I could too. such a great idea you have.

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Thank You Sparkpeople!!!

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

After so many years of having one self lost, where do I begin to find myself again? Since I wasn't sure where to begin, I decided to start with Sparkpeople. I just knew Sparkpeople would assist myself in getting me back to where I was long ago mentally/physically. I was right!!! I have joined Sparkpeople a little over a month ago and I can already feel the difference mentally/physically.

Where else can I go and correspond with whole bunch of people that have very similar goals, read TONS of information on recipes, health, nutrition, physical activity, motivational, success stories and etc. for FREE??? Sparkpeople

Where else can I track all of my food intake?

Where else can I track my water/veggies?

Where else can I track my exercise?

Where else can I track my weight/measurements?

All of these questions, can be answered with the same answer and that is SPARKPEOPLE!!! emoticon

Thank you Sparkpeople!!!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

FLORIDASUN 2/2/2012 6:30AM

    I'm cheering you CAN do this...treasure your own sweet self and KNOW that you SO deserve to be happy, healthy and fit! emoticon

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LINDA! 3/10/2011 7:45PM

    I am so happy to read this blog. It is wonderful to see the changes and how good you are feeling!! emoticon

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RUBYCLAIRE 3/6/2011 1:09PM

    See, I told you you'd love it here!!
Woo Hoo!

I'm glad you wrote a blog. I personally think it helps with committing to oneself because you get so much feedback in the comments people write.

SP is the VERY best of anything I've found out there, especially the comradery, support & motivation that is given with so much love from the members.

Hope the kids are doing well with their SP teens.

Watch out world here she comes!!

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RAINBOWFALLS 3/2/2011 8:42PM

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ELLFIN3 3/2/2011 8:29PM

    I am so very glad you found Spark People! I is awesome that you kids are on Spark Teen! Enjoy your new beginning!!!!!
Susan emoticon emoticon

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LJCANNON 3/2/2011 6:28PM

    emoticonI am so glad that you are enjoying Sparking and you should get an award for getting your Kids on board!!
emoticonHeres to a long and healthy SparkJourney for your whole Family!!

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BRANEWME 3/2/2011 3:48PM

    glad you found SP.


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EARTHSEAME 3/2/2011 1:19PM

    emoticon Enjoy exploring SparkPeople -- there are so many great tools and wonderful team members.

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CAROLIAN 3/2/2011 4:43AM


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JOYCERN12 3/1/2011 11:26PM

    emoticonSP HAS IT ALL!

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