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Your Body Knows Best

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I still get so amazed by what a difference making small changes can do. Two days ago, I was concerned about sleeping and wondering if I would ever be able to get this weight back off since being put into menopause. I'm not gonna lie, I was scared! Two days later, I am sleeping like a baby and have lost 5lbs!

What did I do? I changed up my diet. I quit drinking caffeine and replaced it with nothing but water. I'm eating lots of protein and raw veggies and fruits. I continue to get on the treadmill a couple of times a day for about 10 minutes at a really slow speed. My body has responded. It likes what I am doing. It is thanking me for not intoxicating it with sugar, caffeine and fat. I am sleeping, I am no longer dieing of heat stroke at night, I have more energy and feel like I am on the home stretch of recovering. I also have no need to call the Dr. at this time and ask for a prescription for my symptoms.

It just goes to prove that you do not have to "diet" or go to extremes to make your body respond. There is no magical formula or pill. It just wants a little TLC. After all it does for you, is it too much for it to ask you to hydrate it with water and feed it with real nourishing foods? Stop reaching for the next quick fix and slow down. Let your body process the goodness you are giving it and it will reward you.

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_SARIE_ 2/23/2013 9:31AM

    I completely agree about not going to extremes! Sleeping and drinking water are something we can all benefit from and can keep long term! Personally, if I dont get proper sleep I gain a huge amount of weight. Isn't it awesome when you figure out what works for your body :D

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DYNAMICDEB53 2/21/2013 7:01PM

    Woohoo for you. WAnt a great return on doing something to help yourself. Keep making those small changes they sure do add us.
WTG on the weight loss too!
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Deb

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CMEEHERNANDEZ 2/20/2013 10:20PM

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SPUNKYDUCKY 2/20/2013 9:12PM

    Glad to hear that the small changes you are making are so effective!

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SHOES17 2/20/2013 7:32PM

    Isnt protein amazing?? When I can get in my protein it seems like everything works better. Good Luck and hang in there!


I think sleep helps weight loss too!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 2/20/2013 7:01PM

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OVERHAULING-ME 2/20/2013 4:17PM

    That is so true. We always think treats and junk are a reward, we "deserve" it. If we truly love ourselves we deserve a strong healthy body. I needed the reminder. With hormones and stress the past two days have been hard. I was getting ready to head in the same bad choices. Instead I'll be giving ME some TLC

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AVANELL 2/20/2013 3:16PM

    It just goes to show you that it doesn't take drastic changes to create a better lifestyle; just a few changes gets the journey started and soon you will be at a new healthy destination!

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BLESSED2BEME 2/20/2013 3:08PM

    I love the idea of calling it TLC! Good for you!

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FRUITYFUL 2/20/2013 2:18PM

    That's great! It's nice to know that it doesn't take any big changes, just a few small ones here and there. Eventually they become habits and things just get better and better!

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MISSB8604 2/20/2013 2:02PM

    I noticed that as soon as I was adding 15 mins on the treadmill a night, my sleep was AMAZING. You've got the right idea, keep it up!

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 2/20/2013 1:50PM

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This post made me so happy! I love that your body is responding to your TLC.

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AMBER281 2/20/2013 1:34PM

    You are doing amazing.

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VICKI-BISHOP56 2/20/2013 1:11PM

  If you're doing thru menopause, the less sugar you have, the less hot flashes and night sweats you'll have. I found that out the hard way. If I eat something loaded with sugar I'll have hot flashes from hell. But if I stay away from it, I rarely have one at all. emoticon

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SCMAMAJONES 2/20/2013 12:53PM

    Sounds like a good plan! Keep up the good work.

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GCHUNG 2/20/2013 12:33PM

    Absolutely - small steps are easier to day and slowly become healthy habits. You can do this.

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