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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I get spark mail from people asking for tips on weight loss and food prep...
So here are a few of mine, I am sure I have shared before but we get new people all the time....

The number one thing I think is find what works for you, don't deprive your self ...learn moderation, portion size and weigh your food until you can eye ball a serving size, I still can't and I measure 90% of the time....

start off slow, make small changes and work with what you got....If you hate doing something you won't stick with it.....so find a way to replace foods you love with a lighter version, find ways to move more....I post this every time....I march while I brush my teeth, not only does that add to my step count, but it gets me going in the morning, It's my warm up, then I go exercise...this might not work for you but it does for me....I lay out my workout clothes, right there in the bathroom , so no excuses...don't even think about excuse just keep doing it....
I love my pedometer and I put in on first thing in the morning and take it off last thing at night, seeing those steps gives me motivation or a kick if it's too low....hey it works for me....

Now food, eat healthy, it won't happen over night , or in a week , or a month ore maybe a year, it's a work in progress, it takes time and effort....but guess what you are worth it....really you are...
I have been with Sparkpeople almost 7 years and I still am working the program....every day is something new...I try not to look back, if I had a bad day, I try to figure out what I can do better...

loosing weight it not easy but the real challenge comes with keeping it off..

Have I been perfect, no... I have gained some of the weight back, lost it...and gained...there are 10 pounds out there just waiting to come back.....I don't have the answer to why....I just know that I MUST keep working and fighting to keep healthy....it is a struggle every day..

for me exercise has become a part of my daily life, like brushing my teeth, no matter where I am I can find ways to move....my struggle is food....I love to eat, I am addicted to food....I work on this all day long, telling myself ...NO NO NON, reminding myself it is not meal time.....I have to over come mindless eating, nibbling while I prepare our meals.....it is a daily battle for me....

I have lost over 200 pounds, have keep it off except for those 10 that sneak back on and off....
make your choice and stick with it....it is worth it


also one last thing for people like me who had a huge amount to loose, it isn't going to happen over night, it takes a long time...it took me 3.5 years to loose 210 pounds and now I am working at 3.5 years of keeping it off...it's hard and you will need a lot of support every day....so learn to love your self no matter what you way.....

I pray for strength every day.....

HUGS to you all

for those who don't know me here a before and after photo...I am very proud of myself...



I started with spark people in April of 2006, started the program May 1st, 2006...
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LAINIESNEWLIFE 1/24/2013 6:15PM

    Great tips, Kitt!! Thank you for sharing them!

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KMICHA 1/24/2013 3:40PM

    Great tips Kitt! I'm sure have inspired many people! You have come a long way and it's nice to know that it's still a struggle every day to eat healthy! It is a daily battle! Food taste so good and we delight in it! You Rock!!

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SOCKITTOME 1/24/2013 1:15AM

    You are living proof that people can do anything they put their minds to, if they're willing to do the work, persevere, and just keep doing it. We are definitely in this for the long haul, and people who expect a quick fix never get the results they want. Thank you for showing us that becoming healthy and staying healthy is possible. Hugs and hugs!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 1/23/2013 10:43AM

    You ROCK!

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NASFKAB 1/23/2013 4:55AM

  great tips just like you

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NADINEL 1/22/2013 11:35PM

    You are an encouragement to me. I am gonna try marching while I brush my teeth. I brush 'em anyway so why not? Thanks. Nadine

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MICKEYH 1/22/2013 11:30PM

    Thanks for sharing great blog , ,

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GRANNY2B2 1/22/2013 10:56PM

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SWEETMAGNOLIA2 1/22/2013 10:18PM

    I am proud of you, too! Good tips. Thank you.

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CHERYL_ANNE 1/22/2013 8:12PM

    Thank you for posting these helpful tips!

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 1/22/2013 7:04PM

    Wow! You lost a whole you. Glad the good part is still around!

Great tips, Kitt. Is is so important to stick to basics. Without them (I think of them as roots), we can't grow healthy habits.

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-DAVE- 1/22/2013 6:11PM

    Kitt - It is an honor to know your story. I thank you - you are a wonderful person who should be proud. Thank you for this boost today as I explore SparkPeople.com.

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Best, Dave

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GETDONE 1/22/2013 4:43PM

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LOLAJO54 1/22/2013 4:03PM

    wonderful advice for us all Kitt

thank you

hugs Jo

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GLORYB2014 1/22/2013 3:32PM

    Thanks for sharing your tips with us Kitt, they are very good ones!
You've done fantastic!
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SPARTAN40 1/22/2013 2:39PM

    Good tips and thanks for sharing. It's one thing to read tips on a general SP article. It's another thing to read about what actually work to lose weight and keep it off. THANK YOU!

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BARBARAROSE54 1/22/2013 2:24PM

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 1/22/2013 2:15PM

    Thanks for the great tips, Kitt. You are a wonderful inspiration!

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-POOKIE- 1/22/2013 1:47PM

    Good blog!

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KATHYJO56 1/22/2013 1:14PM

    Kitt, This is a wonderful blog and I am sure that many people are going to learn something new from it. I learn something new from you everytime I hear from you or read something that you wrote. You, my friend, a true inspiration and you are the person who motivated me when I joined Spark People in 2009. emoticon

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MOTHER-NATURE 1/22/2013 12:47PM

    Kitt ... you are such an inspiration and have helped so many here on sparks .. I value your tips that you share so much ... keep them coming because I for one like getting them and I have been storing them in my new " Tip Kit " emoticon

Hugs

Niki

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ANNIE924 1/22/2013 12:40PM

    Good tips, thank you. You have proven that patience pays off. I need to remember that, to just keep working the program and I will have success.

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SHANTODD420 1/22/2013 12:37PM

    Thanks for sharing kitt. I have these struggles every day and still am a major work in progress. You are such a wonderful motivator thanks again.

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1GROVES2 1/22/2013 12:18PM

    WOO-HOO
That is great! I`m glad I found your page! You re an inspiration! I was getting so disappointed inSP, that I am rarely on any more ( and really consider quitting just about every time I am on!)You have shown that it is possible to lose and keep it off and not be 25 years old and only 10 or so lbs to lose! I don`t want or need to be a size 3 I just want to feel good and look better!
Thank You!
:)
Margaret

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