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    MAMABEAN37   13,837
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2 years? Really?

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

I'm back.

A little healthier in some ways. In others ways, not so much.

I am perpetually losing the same 20 pounds it seems. I would say "This time I'm committed" but you've read that before.

I did the Whole 30 program last fall and loved it. I felt great. I added things back, as they recommend. Then the holidays. Then I got really, really busy.

I gained it all back and started to feel like crap.

So yesterday, I started it again. Not for the weight loss but because it made me feel great. I was sleeping well. My skin looked amazing. It really worked for me.

I'm using Spark because it's the easiest tracker to use and I want to see how adjusting what I eat-- not just how much- makes a difference. It will also hold me accountable. I have late night eating issues. Writing it down will help.

I would say something seems different this time, but I've said it before.

I would say this time I'm definitely going to do it, but I've said that before, too.

The difference this time is that I got to remember what feeling good was-- and that is my motivation. The Whole 30 truly gave me energy. Dieting does not. I feel like the last 10 years I've been perpetually trying to starve myself and it hasn't worked.

I went to Weight Watchers. What a joke for me. I was stunned that people didn't know that fast food was bad for you. Or drinking 7 sodas a day was bad.

I drink about 4 sodas A YEAR.

And fast food-- maybe once a month.

Not three times a day.

Carbs don't seem to be my friend-- not that I'm going on some crazy low carb freak diet.

Sugar is my enemy. It really screws up my hunger patterns. Not because of the calories- because of the slippery slope it starts with cravings.

So I'm tracking to see if I'm right-- if it really is the WHAT and not the HOW MUCH-- and then eventually monitoring the how much to see if that helps.

But mainly, I want to feel good.

That's it.

And if the smallest is a size 14, I'm fine with that.

But feeling like crap is not an option.

So here I go again...

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MOJAVEMAMA 5/1/2013 3:17PM

    Hey Stranger!

I am back on here too. I gained back most of what I had lost the first time. Work Stress, not eating right and not exercising consistently has packed on the pounds.

I am trying the Fast Metabolism Diet. I am in the third week. It is really tough and defintitely not sustainable for the long haul, but I am hoping it spark some weight loss - pun intended.

Glad to have you back!


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JETTA4BETTA 5/1/2013 1:34AM

  "The difference this time is that I got to remember what feeling good was-- and that is my motivation. "

Stay motivated and always keep that in mind whenever you feel like going off track! You seem like a very intuitive person, and you know what works best for you (which is not something a lot of people can say.) Make this time count more than it ever has before, and in the end you will feel great! Keep it up!

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