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Losing Weight "On Purpose"...

Thursday, July 28, 2011

In 2002, I lived in Mexico for 6 months. On one ranch, there was no running water. On another ranch, there was no electricity. I weighed 306 lbs when I arrived & 6 months later, I was accidently nearly 50 lbs lighter. Silly me, without any mirrors, I didn't even realize that I was losing weight - I just thought that the elastic in my lingerie was wearing out!

My diet consisted mainly of potato chips, candy bars, and tortilla chips w/ salsa & guacamole. However, I was walking everywhere & doing a lot of physically demanding work.

To my way of thinking, losing that weight didn't count & anyway, when I returned to the USA, electricity & indoor plumbing, I gained it all back, plus 4 more pounds.

With the weight I'm losing since I've joined Spark People, every action is intentional & carefully planned out in the realm of nutrition and fitness. Its interesting to see the difference with losing weight "on purpose." This way, I actually get to take legitimate credit for every single pound I shed.


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    Keep it up..Wish you luck! emoticon emoticon

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TYME2BME 7/28/2011 9:58PM

    You should get credit because you are doing the work. But now you are doing it the healthy way and that is emoticon . Another thing is you are noticing this time you are losing weight. You are doing good. I hope you have lots and lots of successes and a fabulous journey.

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