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Not Making That Mistake Again

Sunday, May 20, 2012

What allowed me to succeed this time when I had battled obesity unsuccessfully for more than 5 decades? One mistake I made over and over was eating too little. I'd go on extremely calorie restricted programs. The liquid protein diet that made me the sickest was probably 300 calories a day. Others I tried were 600 calories; probably the healthiest one was 1000 calories. I definitely feel better and have more success when I'm eating in the 1200-1700 calorie range. It truly is a lifestyle, not a temporary-restrictive-punitive diet.
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    It is indeed a lifestyle. Right now, I'm stressed out at work; but fitting in exercise is a priority and I've avoided food as a coping mechanism. So far, so good; we'll see how it goes for the next month or so.
    1919 days ago
  • CANDOK1260
    yep it is a lifestyle and everyone have to some up with thir on lifestyle that work for them
    1919 days ago
    Oh, AMEN to THAT! I find when I stay in the healthy range area, I'm feeling better mentally, as well! Great blog, and thanks for sharing it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1919 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Good for you realizing that. I was lucky to not have that problem, as by my nature, I hate restrictions placed on me. I continously fight them. But now I fight to be as healthy as I can possibly be.
    Here is to being fit and healthy and maintaining -just by eating good food and getting regular exercise!
    You are doing it!!
    1919 days ago
    1919 days ago
    emoticon Amen, sister!
    1920 days ago
    You are so right Marsha; a very wise woman indeed! Achieving a balance is difficult but it can be done and you are living proof of it!
    1920 days ago
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