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Ah Ha!!!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I am not much of a blogger but I just had one of those ah ha moments. While cruising through Spark this morning I ran across a few pages of fellow Sparkers that were asking about different types of diets (Atkins, South Beach etc.), I have even had a few people ask me what kind of diet that I am on… well funny thing is I am not on a diet, well I don’t consider it to be it is more of a lifestyle change. I realized that my previous attempts at weight loss (before Spark) were unsuccessful because I was trying to confirm or stick to a diet set-up by someone else that had no knowledge of me and what my body actually needed. After joining Spark I learned about nutrition and what my body really needed and thus I have created my own regimen I guess you can say. For me trying to stick to a standard DIET becomes old and boring and not something that I can stick with for long, I think that is why we sometimes are not successful in our journey; because we are trying to follow a DIET and not a lifestyle change and then when we get of course for 1 day or even 1 meal we feel like a failure and just give up. My advice to anyone who ask about different diets is to learn what your body needs, make gradually changes to how and what you eat, measure portions and make healthy choices (I feel that is easier to stick to) and don’t restrict yourself because if you do and you make one mistake (if you want to call it that) or get of course it may be hard for you to get past it and move forward. Well that is my Ah Ha Moment for the day…….GOOD DAY FELLOW SPARKERS and remember make today count as FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION.
Best wishes.
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  • v UTMIZ_2000
    I agree with you. Trying to follow a DIET is very restricting and sets you up for failure. Figuring out what your body likes and doesn't like AND giving yourself an allowance for something you really like so you don't feel cheated or something is the better way to go. And hey, who said it all had to come off TOMORROW? Find a weekly goal and figure out what it takes.
    1397 days ago
  • v SLPORTER1978
    I love this blog. I completely agree.
    1481 days ago
  • v 4EVER21B
    I love that expression: "Failure is not an Option"! And I loved your blog!
    1492 days ago
  • v DEBIGENE
    Oh I couldn't agree more !!! When people ask me how I lost so much weight I tell them I just changed the way I eat !! I eat healthy now !! And it didn't happen over night It has taken me over 2 years so far to lose the weight and I have plenty more to go, but I'm in no hurry.

    Congrats to you on the birth of your child and your continued success !!!
    1493 days ago
  • v MIDNIGHTER1
    Diets are for losers,lol. It is certainly a lifestyle change. A change for the better.
    1500 days ago
  • v CARRIEMT
    Failure isn't an option :)
    Glad you're on course- happy to be here with you.
    1501 days ago
  • v BE-THE-CHANGE
    Good for you!
    1506 days ago
  • v KT-NICHOLS-13
    Bravo! Finding what works for us as individuals will lead us to success and wellness.
    1506 days ago
  • v ROCKMAN6797
    Great blog!
    You have hit the nail right on the head! Diets are hard to follow and being on a diet usually means that you are giving up something. Meanwhile a lifestyle change allows you to eat what you want. It is all about making sensible choices! Portion control those items with high calories and absolutely go bonkers on healthier options like veggies and fruits! Be accountable for what you put in your mouth and make the right decisions.

    Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1506 days ago
  • v SPARKLGRL
    i hear ya! definitely NOT a diet, its a lifestyle change that you have to keep up with.. for LIFE. sure, youll have yours days and have something you wouldnt normally eat, but thats just one of those things! you have to let yourself do it sometimes :)
    1508 days ago
  • v KIBAISREADY
    I TOTALLY AGREE. SO GLAD YOU CAME ACROSS YOUR AHA MOMENT! emoticon IT'S SO TRUE LIFESTYLE NOT DIET. I JUST WAS TELLING A FRIEND OF MINES THE OTHER DAY THAT I NOTICED I EAT THE SAME THINGS I WAS EATING WHILE TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT IT'S MY NORMAL NOW OR SHOULD I SAY MY LIFESTYLE NOW. YES I OCCASSIONAL FEED MY CRAVING EVERY NOW IN THEN FOR SOMETHING SWEET OR A FAST FOOD, BUT I NOTICED MAJORITY OF THE TIME I'M EATING WELL AND EATING THE FOOD I LIKE JUST THE HEALTHY VERSIONS. THESE FOODS HAVE BECOME HABITS OR SHOULD I SAY AGAIN MY NORMAL FOODS LOL... WITHOUT EVEN GIVING IT A SECOND THOUGHT LOL

    LOVE IT GIRL... KEEP UP THE FIGHT AND THE JOURNEY CHICA!

    YOU CAN SO DO IT! emoticon
    1508 days ago
  • v GODSCHILD2_2011
    I soooooo love this blog. Well said!!!


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  • v SWAZY33
    Yep... No to *diet* and YES to healthy lifestyle! emoticon
    1508 days ago
  • v LINDA7668
    I completely agree! I've tried a number of diet programs and have failed horribly. Now, I eat according to what my body needs and I'm losing weight.
    1508 days ago
  • v ACCT1908
    I agree whole heartedly! Whatever it is you do to lose the weight will be what you'll have to do to maintain it.!
    1508 days ago
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