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Back to the Basics

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Everything has been so up and down over the last few months, but I have come to some decisions at least when it comes to the health stuff.

Over the last few months I've talked to many friends who have lost weight and they all did it very differently. Some used shakes, some ate lots of protein, some didn't eat any protein, some avoided carbs and fruits while others didn't . It has been enough to make me want to pull my hair out trying to figure out what to do.

I've tried to do many of these over the summer and the result? I have felt guilty over everything I ate AND I gained weight.

I've finally taken a deep breath and looked over what I did two years ago when I lost all the weight. It was all about calories in and calories out. Simply put, I kept track and exercised. I lost 25 pounds that way. So why am I searching everywhere for another way to do it?

I'm not playing the guilt game anymore. I'm going back to basics. Today I joined a gym. I know that doesn't really mean anything, but that's how I got my work outs in several years ago. One nice part of this is that there is a new gym very close to my house that I pass several times a day so that should make it even easier and I'm entering my food into spark starting today.

Today is a new beginning using old tried and true tricks of the trade. I feel so much better letting all of the guilt go.

Onward we go...
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    I have done the same thing! Back to basics is the way to go. We know there are no shortcuts, so why do we always look for them? ...sigh...

    Thank you for the goodie and the lovely note. I'm glad you're back with us :)
    2071 days ago
    This is so true!! I do that all the time. I know what it takes to get in shape, I've done it before. And yet, I'm still looking for another way. If I'm truthful with myself, I know I'm really looking for the "easier" way. I know the hard work I put in it before and maybe I'm afraid to truly commit to that but I also forget how worth it the work was and how proud of myself I was. I just started this morning with getting back to what I did and what worked, calories in and out. It does work!

    Good luck to you! We can do this!!
    2071 days ago
    THANK YOU FOR SHARING. IT MADE ME STOP AND THINK. GOING BACK TO BASICS IS GOOD. I NEED TO DO THE SAME THING. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2071 days ago
  • CROWLEY123
    You have got it all right! Good for you, simple truth, simple plan.
    Track your calories in and your exercise for calories out...and do the math!
    Well done and good luck. emoticon emoticon
    2071 days ago
    You can do it. Reflection and realization is what I believe the first step in making progress.
    2071 days ago
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