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Temp Fix

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Not saying anything about those using these systems or styles, they are just not for me. I am not looking for a temp fix, weight loss pills, a certain type diet (no carbs, 1000 calories per day...) I don't plan to eat Jenny Craig prepared foods for the rest of my life, or weight watchers, lean cuisine... For me, those all seem like temp fixes, because what happens when you can't get or afford the pills, foods... You gain the weight back!

I am looking for a change of lifestyle. I want to be able to eat what I want, foods I enjoy eating in the right portion size at the right time of day... to get my metabolism back in working order!
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KIMBERLY19732 4/7/2013 12:08AM

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FIFIFRIZZLE 4/6/2013 5:35PM

    I agree, for me it is about retraining myself to eat in a healthy way and recognize when I have had enough, when I am hungry, what I want to eat, what I don't want to eat, even if my head is telling me it would be good. For me this means listening attentively to my body, something I am learning to do.
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ASILLA 4/6/2013 8:59AM

    Yep I agree as well. I'd much rather loose slow and steady to keep the weight off rather than quickly and have it come back.

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MSGO72 4/4/2013 10:24PM

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CINJEBAR 4/4/2013 7:01PM

    Totally agree! emoticon

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NOCTURNICA 4/4/2013 4:51PM

    yes, that is what I am looking for, I change in my lifestyle. Favall, what I meant by eating what I want to was that I didn't want to spend the rest of my life eating prepackaged diet foods. I want to eat healthy foods in the right portions to loose weight and keep the weight off! emoticon

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SIFARAE 4/4/2013 4:43PM

    Here, here! I am with you on this one. I am very okay with the weight coming off slowly, as long as it stays off. I was in Africa a couple of years ago, got sick, and dropped 15 of the 25 pounds I needed to lose in a month. But I came back home, got well, resumed my normal way of life, and you know what? Two years later, I now have 30-35 pounds to lose. The reason is that I didn't CHANGE. I have tried several different diets, all of them made me lose weight for the 1-2 weeks I kept it up. None of them lasted. So my new rule is eat what I want as long as it's REAL food (no processed junk) and only eat when I'm hungry and only eat until satisfied. Surprisingly to me, getting enough sleep has been a huge key in doing this successfully. I had no idea how much I was eating for "energy" when what I actually needed was sleep. Sorry for the long post. Sheesh! I should go write on my own blog since I'm feeling so wordy!!

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INZILANE 4/4/2013 4:29PM

    Totally agree! I started out knowing that I didn't want to sacrifice eating tasty food. Before I really "started officially" I started making small changes to recipes to make them healthier--like chicken parmesan sprayed with a little PAM and baked instead of fried. It saves a ton of calories and actually tastes BETTER!

I will still eat the things I really want--but within moderation. If it's a food I probably shouldn't eat, I don't keep it in the house. But, if I'm craving chips, I'll get one of those little snack bag sized ones. That way when it's gone, it's gone! No huge bag to eat out on.

Good luck & remember that planning is good, but change is better ;) Make a change or two this week that will help you going forward. Try water--it will make working out more manageable becaus eyou're not dehydrated, it helps you lose weight more effectively, and it made my skin look and feel a ton healthier! It's an easy change to implement and you might even notice results just from that!

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FAVALL 4/4/2013 4:18PM

    I agree with your premise about making lifestyle changes that include health foods. I caution you that an attitude of "Eating what I wanted" got me to 366 pounds. That didn't work and it made me sick (diabetes). It took be a while to accept that I needed to be uncomfortable (within reason). It was ok and even good for me to try hard to change my mindset and actions. The foods I used to like eating weren't healthy (bottom line) and I HAD to get healthier and loose weight. Planning and tracking my food and exercise calories, so that I am aware and can make better healthy decisions, is a huge key to my success.

Best of luck on your journey.

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NOLATARI44 4/4/2013 3:54PM

    Exactly how I feel. I think we should eat like we're already at our target weight. That way, it's already second nature. It's as you said, I wouldn't want to be dependent on those things for the rest of my life!

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