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my life changing journey...slow but sure!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

most people have reached their goal in the amount of time that it took me to lose 29 pounds. since 2008 when i joined spark there are alot of people who have lost 100 pounds or more and i sit and think what if..what if i had logged my food everyday..what if i had stuck diligently to it and never ever cheated even on holidays..maybe i too would be 100 pounds lighter. maybe. but how many of those people stuck with it and didn't gain any of the weight back yet. i bet not a lot. you can't maintain a strict mindset of eating that you never indulge just a little once in a while. eventually you cave and if you have restricted yourself so rigidly when you do fall of the wagon you really fall off the wagon. i would rather have that chocolate bar once a week versus saying never again and then eating 10 of them at 1 time and then dealing with the aftershock of guilt that comes flooding in. yes log your food...it does work! drink your water, exercise..make it a priority to move everyday! my goal used to be to do as little as possible on Sundays..my day of rest. now..especially with nicer weather..i crave a walk on Sundays. nothing like my monday through friday workouts but it's still enough that i am up off my a$$ and i am moving. it's amazing how spark has changed me. so yes it has taken me since 2/18/08 to lose 29 pounds but the scales going in the right direction and my out look on food, exercise and my health has changed. i am no longer prediabetic..amazing that it only took 29 pounds to help me dodge that bullet...and i no longer mindlessly put food in my mouth with out thinking about it. i can't tell you the last time i ate fastfood..i don't crave it, don't want it and have learned that there are other options. wings on friday nights..not so much anymore and i don't even miss them. it's amazing how small slow changes have worked for the better for me!
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    This is such a great blog post - you are a testament to lots of people that taking your time to do it right is the way to go!!! Sure, some people are on here to lose for a wedding, reunion etc but then they gain it back and haven't learnt the valuable lessons of healthy & sustainable living. Way to go!!!
    2221 days ago
    Slow but steady. Small changes that we incorporate into our daily lives is what will change our lifestyle from unhealthy to HEALTHY! We want to change our lives - not be on a diet! Looks like you are really doing that!!!

    Congratulations on your loss!!

    2395 days ago
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