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Confession-tried a fad, and didn't succeed.

Friday, October 08, 2010

So, here it is, a little over 3 months since my last blog. You might wonder where it is that I have gone, and I will tell you. To fad diet world. Yes, I was sucked into a "2 shakes a day and one healthy meal" diet and got no results. Now, it is not the famous diet you here of all the time, SF, it was of a different name, but same concept. I won't divulge the name, but I will admit the fact that I had no results, was not because of the program but because of me. I cannot do shakes! I am a food junky and I need food. Shakes don't cut it.

No matter if a shake can satisfy me, I still want some food. So, I'd have my shake and half a meal with it. I would much rather have a chicken sandwich for lunch than a chocolate protein shake. Sure, I would go for a week and successfully do the program but the snacking I did, would cancel out the great success I'd had that day. So, I decided to quit buying the shakes and just follow the concept. Basically, increase your protein intake and monitor your carb intake. Not a low carb diet but a moderate, logical amount. And, when I compared it to what Sparkpeople suggeested, it was almost the same. So, why not return and watch the success I can have eating real food and not shakes.

So, here I am with a few days under my belt. And, I have to admit, this is the first time I have ever done spark and reached so many of my nutritional goals! I am so excited! I believe that because of this, the next time I step on that scale, I should see a reduction.

I have even started doing the strength training and cardio exercise videos that Spark has to offer. I have not done that in the past. I have to keep it up. I am not meeting my exercise goals, but I never have. However, I am closer than I ever have been. I am going to keep increasing that to reach those goals as well. I am truly excited about this! I think I may have finally figured it out. Yep, it's only taken 9 years, but I think it will work.

Now, back to trackin' those goals and havin' the faith and determination to do it!
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SPMOM2 10/9/2010 3:22AM

    Yep, they don't work, I tried them all also.

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TUBLADY 10/8/2010 7:28PM

    Woo Hoo.!!!! Thats why "Diets" like that don't work. You are going to be so happy losing weight the right way. By making good food choices and controling your portions.
It's too bad ypou had to waste time and money on the "Fad" diet.
But you had to experience it for your self.
Good for you on the success you have had so far.
You can do it.

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CANOGAPARKGAL 10/8/2010 6:55PM

    I guess it's "live and learn." Good for you for tracking. That's what's helping me.

Exercise goals are harder to track and reach. I really don't understand their whole system, but maybe I will soon.

You sound really determined! emoticon

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