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Monday, January 07, 2013

I have now begun my 7th year on my weight loss journey. When I began this 6 years ago, I weighed 205.5 lbs at 5'2". I carried all of my weight in my stomach and looked pregnant. I started exercising and then began physical training. A couple of week later, I began Weight Watchers. I lost weight slowly and realized after a bit, that the Weight Watchers program was not the right one for me. I had to force myself to eat all of my points on many days. I got sick, stopped working out, gained back some weight. Lost, gained, lost gained, until my final gain early in 2012, when I gained back 30 of the almost 60 lbs. I'd lost. I am now back down 28 lbs., two pounds above where I was the last time I fell off the wagon. I finally realized that the best diet for me would be one where I could eat anything I wanted but with controlled portion sizes mixed in with very healthy options. And I'm working out regularly, especially Zumba. Now that I've recovered from an IT band injury, I'm thinking I'd like to train for another 5K. I've also added toning and flexibility to my workouts. While I'm not losing as quickly as I'd like (who ever does, really), I'm happy to have made a lot of progress. I will not self-sabotage this time. I will get these last 30 pounds off, and keep them off, because I'm being as normal as humanly possible. Maybe at last, I've found the key to my weight loss success.
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  • DDLM13
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  • SPAQUEEN2012
    Everyone is different and I was not successul at WW. I am not on any special program now - - kind of what you are doing. I eat what I want, try to stay within the Spark People calorie range, and log everything I eat. The key to my success has been my success. I do walk alot. I read somewhere that if you want to lose weight, you have to walk 90 minutes a day 3-5X a week. To maintain the weight loss you can walk 30-60 minutes MOST days of the week. I am still on the losing side - - I have 53 lbs to go to goal.

    Good luck!
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    I have Zumba on my wii. I need to do some of those workouts. Keep up the good work.
    1744 days ago
    I understand right where you are at. Over the last couple of years I have gained, lost, gained, lost and am finally determined to get my last 50lbs off once and for all. Good luck with this leg of your journey!
    1744 days ago
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