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Balance and Moderation, not deprivation or starvation

Thursday, February 21, 2013

I see that I haven't blogged since August 7, 2012, and I hadn't logged on since some time in October. However, I just wanted to let you all know that God is good and He has been keeping me. I guess you can say I was busy living instead of "die-ting." I no longer diet; no deprivation for me. I practice moderation, and it has worked out so well. They are no foods that are off-limits; I just limit my intake. Sure I could be losing like 5 to 7 lbs a week doing low-carb, but that's not a lifestyle that I desire. So basically, I lose the doctor recommended 1 to 2 lbs per week. And some weeks I don't lose any. However, I'm discovering that slow but steady is winning the race for me. :) Plus, it doesn't feel like I have to work at this. I just live it. Last summer, I registered pure shock when I got on the scale on July 27, 2012 and saw that I weighed 303 lbs (all time high). I never thought I'd be in the 300s. smh. I started working with a free health coach through my job who stressed the balanced approach that I'm engaged in now. Thank God, it has worked. In fact, we did our yearly screenings for the Healthy Lives program at my job in November. Would you believe that I had reached the goal weight by January 1? So I am already well ahead of the game for our 2013 Annual Screening. Today, I weigh 268.4, which is a loss of 34.6 since July 27, 2012. :) All glory goes to God!!!!

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MOTIV8N2LOSE 2/22/2013 10:44AM

    emoticon Great Attitude...Never Give UP emoticon emoticon

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TACONES 2/21/2013 8:25PM

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LILSHINE 2/21/2013 12:16PM

    That's truly awesome. You're right - you got to do what works for you. I agree with moderation and control. It's how we live, not depriving ourselves and feeling alienated from life because we've put these restrictions on ourselves. Congratulations on losing the 34.6#s

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KA_JUN 2/21/2013 11:12AM

    Slow and steady wins the race, congrats on your progress to date, that's awesome! emoticon emoticon

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