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    WILDHONEYPIE1   35,909
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5.5 pounds away...

Saturday, March 31, 2012

...and I'll be to my half way point! Woo-Hoo! I've started anew in the blog department. Avoiding sugar did not work out well for me. I did give up, and wallow, and self pity, and gain some more weight, and topped out at about 220, and finally flipped a switch and decided I really can do this. I got serious about getting healthy New Years day of this year, and even though I woke up to really, really yummy smelling pancakes, I'm still going strong. Gluten has been a successful focal point for me and as a side effect, it cuts my sugar consumption drastically by default. I think this is working for me because I know people in real life this worked for, and because the health benefits of no gluten are so all or nothing so every time temptation comes my way, it's not just the thought of a "little cheat" but starting all over again. And honestly this has made me feel like I really do have willpower which I was beginning to believe I lacked completely. While I'm typing I do have to mention how truly awesome Sparkpeople has been. I am inspired, motivated, and encouraged daily by friends, family, and complete strangers on this sight. So emoticon everyone.

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CHEFMOM1199 5/6/2012 10:16AM

  Your blogs are an inspiration to me! Keep posting and sharing your journey. emoticon

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INFINITEJESS84 4/16/2012 4:13PM

    Nice work, keep it up!

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GIRANIMAL 4/12/2012 3:42PM

    Ah, yes, gluten and sugar both have been hard for me! Sugar by far the hardest...I am not totally clean anymore but far better than I used to be. Congrats on being so close to your halfway point! It's only a matter of time now. You've got this!
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STARRDANCER1 4/11/2012 5:40AM

    You are truly on your way. I see first hand how well this is working for you. You are truly an inspiration to yo mama!! emoticon

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VALERIEMAHA 3/31/2012 3:06PM

    You're On Your Way!!! And looks like you're back in Onederland, huh (30 down from 220?)! The gluten thang seems to be a key for you, good. I don't quite understand this: "because the health benefits of no gluten are so all or nothing so every time temptation comes my way, it's not just the thought of a 'little cheat' but starting all over again." Are you saying that if you eat just a little food with gluen it will undo all the benefits you've accrued? Hmmm...that doesn't sound right...please enlighten me!

Keep on keepin' on, my friend!
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MERETONI 3/31/2012 10:51AM

    emoticon emoticon Congrats!!

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