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Energized

Friday, March 08, 2013

WOW! I am not sure if all my energy is coming from the new way of eating, the 10 pounds I have lost because of it or what. But the last two days, I have felt like I was floating on cloud 9.

I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop as it so often does.

I have about 12 minutes left at lunch. I have spent the first 40 eating and sparking, reading my friend feed and their many blogs. I have so many sparkles in me I am about to bust a seam. Fortunately my seams are a little looser this week.

I have read many blogs and posted many blogs about setting the goals, searching for the puzzle pieces, collecting the keys and finally making it to the end! THe last four years I have spent doing all these things, baby step after baby step, building up my healthy way of living and mostly maintaining my weight, stress situation are still awful but I have faith these two will become easier as I continue.

Many years ago I tried nutrisystem and was very successful at it two different times. The first time I lost 50# in 2 months, being much younger and with less physical obstacles to cure before being very active. Second time I lost 50 but didn't have the time for much else. The journey was truly get it off and get on with it.

Which is what dieting does for you, get it off and go back to life. The "back" being the most important word in that sentence.

I have dieted from the time I was 11 until I was 50 when I said NO MORE DIETS. I have spent the last 9 years trying to figure out what this stupid and wonderful body of mine needs, doesn't need and what I can live without or change to live with. For the last 4 years, my husband and I have both been through major surgeries and have had to make even more life adjustments. stop smoking, eat healthier, go to gym MORE regularly and not just use walks and house work as our exercise.

We have more or less maintained our weight, gaining the 5 or 10 pounds on special events and losing them again. About 2 months ago, I decide I was really tired of this and started a campaign with my DH to try out the Nutrisystem eating plan. He agreed and 2 weeks ago I ordered it. After 10 days, I Have lost 10 pounds, he has lost 4.

Apparently there is something about their food that this crazy old body of mine just loves more than oxygen. I cannot believe how it seems to be just sucking the fat right out of me! My trainer told me he thinks it is a good eating plan because it is low glycemic. at any rate, I think I have found the key to losing fat for me and I am so terribly elated, I can hardly focus. And yet I am so leery it will fail like so many other plans have.

My goal is that this eating plan works and I am going to figure out what it is about it that makes me lose the fat. When I lose my 50-60 pounds, I believe I already have the tools to maintain in real life, and the desire & need are in place.

I can't wait to say look it;s been a year. I lost 60 pounds and it is still off!
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Look it's 5 years, 10 years!

My point is, don't give up sparkers. Keep believing and keep searching there is a plan that will work for you, you just have to find the right pieces!!




August 2008.

Can't wait to post my picture in August 2013! I have these clothes and will keep them until I reach my goal for one last picture! THen I Will share them with someone else who needs them!

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WATCHMEGO! 3/13/2013 10:51AM

    Nutrisystem worked for me, too! I lost 100 pounds by following the plan exactly as it is written. I LOVE it! I am now maintaining and working towards eating a healthy diet of actual foods, not processed ones. I credit Nutrisystem with getting me here and with providing a structured plan that I didn't have to thnk about for a year!

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MONETRUBY 3/9/2013 9:20PM

    Fantastic! Figuring out what works for you is such a big victory, so I'm glad to hear that you are on your way.

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SKINNIESOMEDAY 3/9/2013 10:25AM

    that's so AWESOME Jann,,,,, I am truly happy you are doing so well and loving it. Doesn't it feel wonderful when you feel in control ?? and it works ????

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BALLOUZOO 3/8/2013 10:32PM

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing your trials and tribulations here on this wellness journey!

Enjoy!

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TWALKER0475 3/8/2013 7:12PM

    It is such a great feeling when you find your groove and the lbs start rolling off! emoticon

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KENSHO 3/8/2013 5:20PM

    I am so happy for you Jann. It's all about finding what works for YOU. No one else matters. What works fro other people doesn't matter. I really can't stop smiling for you!!!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 3/8/2013 4:41PM

    Glad you have found something that is truly working for you. I hope it continues and you find yourself in a fantastic place every August.
**HUGS**

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PRIZM96 3/8/2013 3:53PM

    Your energy is AMAZING!! I love your attitude and find your positivity infectious! :-)

Great job!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 3/8/2013 2:16PM

    You are doing great! You are such an inspiration to me & to many. Keep up the good work. emoticon

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MEDDYPEDDY 3/8/2013 2:07PM

    Really sounds wonderful - I think it is great that you have found something that works for you! Kepp on pushing! emoticon

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