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    DEEYOUCANDOIT   71,283
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whoo, I had to take a breather......

Monday, October 22, 2012

So about a month ago, I declared that I was at maintenance and was satisfied with my weight. I was wearing a size 14 jeans and large or extra large shirt, but really I wasn't satisfied. I was still considered to be class I obesity by the BMI charts. What I really needed was a breather. I have been dieting consistently for about 1.5 years. I took 2 weeks off, loosely counted calories and maintained my exercise. I ate what I wanted, but of course not too much because of my gastric bypass surgery. Tell you what, I had Popeyes chicken, Taco bell meximelts, Chinese (spicy chicken combo), McDonald's. Guess what? I enjoyed the break, but the food wasn't as good as I remembered. I "gained 8 pounds". I assume it was water weight from all the sodium, because I lost those 8 pounds in less than a week of going back to my plan of eating healthy, wholesome, home cooked meals, (love my black beans, red beans, tuna, salmon, brown rice, wheat bread, etc, skinny cow ice cream or no sugar ice cream) ---funny how those foods are more fulfilling to me now.

Now that I'm back on track and motivated, I'm down to a size 12 jeans and medium or large shirts!

Thank you everyone for your support! emoticon emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TCOOK10456 10/30/2012 10:14PM

    You are awesome! Keep up the good work.

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GOPINTOS 10/23/2012 8:29AM

    This is fantastic! I think you are on to something :)

Thanks for sharing!


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
Dr Oz Show Fans Team

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-PAULA 10/22/2012 9:15PM

    Congratulations for getting back on track! emoticon

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 10/22/2012 8:43PM

    Welcome back!! Maybe the breather was what you needed to go down a size.

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KONRAD695 10/22/2012 8:35PM

    Good for you. I'm on board with the take a breather. I usually make one meal a week for the family that is a "I don't care meal". It's a little set back with much bigger gains down the road. It also helps remind you that some foods really don't taste that good, and that wipes out future cravings. Glad to see everything is going in the right direction. emoticon

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