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What is it with DIETING?

Friday, June 18, 2010

I have learned a long time ago to get rid of that word "DIET" from our vocabulary. As my favorite fitness person has stated: "The word diet is a four letter word and if you split it up, you have a two syllable word! "DIE - IT." No one wants to die, so I agree with Richard Simmons, that we need to get rid of that word and just make it a lifestyle change. That is what I have done! Two years ago, I got married, then I was laid off. I took a good look at myself and said, I am not going to feel sorry myself any more. I need to compete with everyone else out looking for work, so I began going to the gym. I spent some eight hours a day in the gym. I studied hard, and I succeeded at losing 40-pounds and becoming a certified personal trainer. Yes, I am still working on losing more weight, but I lost the majority of it. The weight that brought me down and got me to feel so lifeless and tired all of the time.

Now, I have tons of energy. I walk all the time and go hiking now and on occasion, I go for a light jog.

If I can it, anyone can do it! Losing weight is not difficult! It is a mindset!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HEWIES 6/18/2010 11:47AM

    SP article said I am not dieting, I am changing my life style. I can live with that.

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LINDA_ELLEN 6/18/2010 9:47AM

    Thank you and I truly hope that many more people learn to believe the same thing. They need to take the word DIET out of the vocabulary language! Start saying "Liv-it!"

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VICD25 6/18/2010 7:26AM

    right on!

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CHARANN3 6/18/2010 6:47AM


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KOMAL53 6/18/2010 2:21AM

    I agree with every word you've written!!!!It's nothing but sheer determination and hard work that sees one through any trial and tribulation successfully-----PERMANENTLY!!!Temp
orary measures never have had and never will have lasting effects.I salute your "Never say Die" Spirit My Friend-----May God bless you with even greater Success!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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