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Jared The Subway Guy

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Last night I started reading Jared the Subway guy's book and could not put it down. Got up this morning really early and finished the book. It was a good read really worth my time. I got it at the library so it cost me nothing but I would have bought, it it was that good.

Jared at his top weight weighted 425 pounds and he lost down to 180 in 11 months. He did it eating Subway subs but that was not all. He did research on eating less fattening foods and staying in a healthy calorie allotment for the day. He made wiser choices in what he ate. He changed the way he was eating and the way he handled doing the things he enjoyed with out eating fattening foods. He started walking instead of taking the buss, it was not easy for him at his weight but he was determined to change his life and get healthier.

Jared inspired me, he lit a fire in me like I have not been lit in a while. He inspired me to throw out the fattening snack I was eating and clean my cupboards of all the fattening snacks I had stock piled up. All the things I said I could just eat a little of but knew once I started I would eat lots of portions, if not the whole box.

Jared has 13 lessons for changing your life and the ones that got me thinking were:
"Do something, when your stuck in a rut, try something, anything to get yourself out of it. Be willing to risk failure.

One size doesn't fit all. Analyze your problem and create a plan of action that you feel will work uniquely for you. Think out size the box."

This is what got to me the most and got me thinking about what I was doing and what was not working for me. Like most days I would track what I wanted to eat and would see that it was below my calorie allotment for the day, so I would go looking for more to eat and end up going over my calorie allotment. This would go on for many days. I am not losing weight this way. I need to stand fast and eat what little I want to eat most days and be able to spurge on other days for some thing special.

I set little streaks for myself and post them on my page and at the end of my posts on Spark teams. Most of the streaks I have been doing fairly well on, not perfect but getting there. The streak that I have to keep starting over is staying in my calorie allotment for the day. I am going to take this streak off and just eat what I want with in reason. Some days I may eat below 1,200 but other days I may eat above it. I have Spark Coach so I can ask the coaches a question once a week. I asked the coaches if it was okay to eat under my calorie allotment for a day, and they said it was okay as long as I did not do it every day. So some days I will be eating below and some days above my calorie allotment for the day. I see that it will all work its self out. I am thinking out side the box. I will keep you posted on how it works for me .

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SABLENESS 12/27/2012 9:45AM

    Really good blog! His story is really inspiring. But so are ours. We have to keep trying till we find what works for us.

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SNUZSUZ 12/23/2012 2:21PM

    I need the inspiration! Thank you!

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ILIKETOZUMBA 12/23/2012 10:31AM

    I might have to check that book out myself! Sounds like a good one.

Your self-reflection here sounds really good too - it's clear you've spent some solid time doing some solid thinking about what you want and how to get it...and I think that's a pretty strong indicator that you WILL achieve it! :) Way to go!

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AMOMENTSNOTICE 12/22/2012 11:42PM

    Thanks for the inspiration! : ) Something that is working for me (as recommended by SparkGuy & blogged about by MostMom1) is: Setting a "SparkStreak" of exercising at least 10 minutes a day. Of course, I do more than than some days, but setting a minimum keeps me from avoiding it for weeks at a time. Every little bit adds up!

: )

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MIAJOEB 12/21/2012 10:24AM

    With all the responses, you are getting people excited about loosing...
please keep on blogging and inspiring others...

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HANDYV 12/20/2012 2:05PM


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LIFEISPURRFECT 12/20/2012 11:04AM

    Thanks for sharing your insight on this book. Next time I'm at the library I'm going to look it up. I need to get some serious motivation and it sounds like this book is working for you, maybe it will work for me.

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TERRAMATER 12/20/2012 11:03AM

    I eat below 1200 sometimes, too. It's usually once or twice a week, if at all. Some days I eat at the top of my range. If I ever have trouble keeping in the range I update my fitness goals and recalculate. I've done this twice and Spark actually suggested higher ranges both times! So I agree with listening to your body. If mine wants to stay below 1200 every now and then, well why not? It's not like I'm starving myself. When I need more fuel I can have it and when I don't need... well I still have enough reserves to get through the odd day below 1200 emoticon

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SPUNSILK327 12/20/2012 4:52AM

    Thanks for your blog - it's got me thinking about setting some new goals and getting my 2013 priorities in line.

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LYNN-LOVESLIFE7 12/20/2012 12:47AM

    I got to get that book, great read for you I can tell, because you gave us all a great view from your insights on the book. Thank you so much. Lynn

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COCK-ROBIN 12/20/2012 12:09AM

    wow. I have got to get that book.

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PHATPAT18 12/19/2012 9:45PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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KALANTHA 12/19/2012 9:45PM

    I eat at Subway several times a week. It's easy, cheap, convenient, AND healthy!

I think I'm going to read Jared's book, too.

Thanks for letting us know about it!

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SUNSHINEGB 12/19/2012 8:01PM

    Good blog Kathryn! I'll have to take a look at that book!
I love subs, mainly the Veggie Delite! Boy, they are GOOD!

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1EMMA2011 12/19/2012 6:54PM

    Great job! I eat subway for lunch almost every day! Jared is awesome and so are you!


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HEYITSJUDED 12/19/2012 6:30PM

    I think I need to read this book! I am so excited that you found something to get you on fire again! I know you can hit these little streaks. I do do that with my calories. Sometimes I am below, sometimes not. It seems to balance out and work a little better for me, hopefully you will find it helpful as well.

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MAYBER 12/19/2012 5:47PM

    thank you for sharing your thoughts
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RAINBOWMF 12/19/2012 5:16PM

    More info for us, that is good.



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BOOKWORM27S 12/19/2012 2:58PM

    Wow, I had no idea he was ever that heavy! I think he has been a great inspiration for people who do not know how to get started with weight loss.

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PRINCESSAMY 12/19/2012 2:23PM


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THESLIMMERME1 12/19/2012 2:07PM

    emoticon emoticon that you got 'sparked' I like the comments you found inspiring - emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JUJIFRUIT 12/19/2012 2:03PM

    Sounds like a good book, I'll have to look for it in my library here. I'm glad that you have spark lit under you and that you are figuring out ways to make things work for you! I know you can do it!! emoticon

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