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70 days! Am I happy or what!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I started changing my eating habits 70 days ago. It is working!! I am losing weight, wanting to exercise! (never did want to before) My energy is getting a boost by cutting out a multitude of bad bad food. I have not had one craving since I started as God is my witness. I used to crave sugar like crazy now since I haven't touched it since day one, I no longer crave it.

What is really amazing to me is I want to exercise now, where even before on other diets/plans I didn't. It has to be the way I am eating.

But since I started eating this way, all these different diets have been coming at me at all angles. I joined all the teams, just to see what they were about. But like I said at the beginning it is overwhelming, and so many eat this not that, all very contradictory.

I will base my plan on my numbers and results to decide what is best for me. Wheat or no wheat (Wheat belly) More meat, more protein (Paleo plan) or just clean eating and none of the refined and processed foods, working well for me so far. But my health is turning up a notch, from being careful of what I do eat.

I am investing in this cool bike (BEACHWALKER1) is where I got the cool idea on her blogs. And this Fall I plan to start bike riding. I haven't done it for years. But the way I am going and the strength and endurance I am building it should be a snap. I am also planning a 3 mile hike on the foothills as well. Every Saturday morning.

I finally found something that is working, I wish I knew about this years back. There would have been no stopping me!!! When men start to notice the change in you, you know your doing it right! It's about danged time! lol

I actually wrote this on another Sparkers blog. And saw the content was very informative as to the way my journey is going.

It took years of doing the wrong thing, you know the yo yo thing, the different types of diet plans (most very costly) This one is just the price I pay for my food, and my time. How many of us have lost, and gained back plus. They didn't give us the facts when we were younger. Today we are finding out the lose and gain + is affecting our organs, weakening them stressing them and it takes it's toll over the years, and trying to repair may or may not happen it just depends on how much damage is done.

When I first joined Sparkpeople I lost 46 lbs. I gained 26 lbs back. Why? Well the good thing is I lost it over a six month period. But I didn't give up the refined foods and sugars. I still had them somewhere in my plan, so during that time I had several binges. The first couple of months I was so high on losing, but the cravings kept happening, and I sneaked chocolate or cake (I was only fooling myself) Had the attitude a little bit won't hurt. Triggered a binge, ate it all. And I ended up going back to old eating habits. And I walked a total of 3 days. And 1 3 mile hike, thought I was going to die. It fell through the cracks, I really wasn't motivated to give up the crap foods, I was like a lot of people "I don't wanna!" You can't take my sugar from me, oh no.

Then it came down to the diagnosis, and what started me on this journey. We all have our stories and this is mine. Doctors appt. in 20 days, results of my numbers and also weigh in after the 90 days on this journey.

And to add I am down two sizes. Don't know how much I weigh right now. Will find out at the
end of my 90 days.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RACEWELLWON 5/31/2013 2:27PM

    Good for you !!! Change one thing at a time , do what works for you - I lost over 100 pounds by slow riding my bike . Slow and easy is the easy to go !! emoticon LiL Racer - Karen

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LJCANNON 5/30/2013 4:35PM

    emoticon Congratulations!! I can definitely relate to being SHOCKED at WANTING to Exercise and Eat Right!! I can't say that IO NEVER have Cravings but they are usually manageable. And I DO Crave Exercise!!

emoticon It Is AWESOME!!!

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CATLADY52 5/30/2013 4:22PM

    This is good! You've taking charge and aren't going to give it up. emoticon

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KIWINURSE 5/30/2013 11:54AM

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CHELEPENA 5/29/2013 11:02PM

    That is AMAZING!!!!! Such and awesomely inspiring blog! Thanks for sharing and I will be rooting you on emoticon !

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  This is so good and really good news to share with us all.

Yes, this most definitely is a personal journey of weight loss which does lead to increased health, strength, vim, vigor and energy and a zest and lust for life no matter how old or young one is.

You have to get to know yourself as never before and then get to know exactly what works and does not work for you.

I am so glad you are having such great success at finding the truth and right path for your quest for health.

Each of us has a different metabolism and we each do better on different foods.

the one thing that is not good for anyone at all are all of the processed foods that are not really food at all but just plain poison trying to fool us into buying it and wasting our money on them and thinking we are feeding our bodies.

Food is our medicine and medicine is our food.

This is a great day of celebration for you.

and the really neat thing is that when you find what works personally especially for you it is easy and no problem to live the rest of your life like that and it allows you to love exercise and being active.

You go girl in your truth finding expedition for you and you alone.

After all, you are in this for yourself. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AWESOMECHELZ 5/29/2013 10:37AM

    INCREDIBLE story to me!! I want to thank you SO much for hope!! I need hope and reading your blog gave me that. I think SP should post this blog as very popular. Your story is very powerful and healing, and thank you for sharing it here. Keep up the GREAT work and thanks for your example.

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KJACOBS1111 5/29/2013 8:48AM

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GOCALGAL 5/29/2013 8:38AM

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Great blog. Thanks for sharing! I have been thinking about a bike and I will start my research with your suggestion. emoticon

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DRAGON-CHICK 5/29/2013 5:34AM

    Great blog! Good job!!!
And you actually WANT to exercise now?!?
Maybe there's hope for me after all! :)

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WEARINGTHIN 5/29/2013 1:11AM

    Have fun with the bike. That inspires me to clean mine off and go for a ride soon. Glenn

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PATRICIAANN46 5/28/2013 9:31PM

  Good for YOU!!!!! emoticon

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DOVESEYES 5/28/2013 8:37PM

    What a journey you have come a long way. Great work. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 5/28/2013 8:28PM

    Good job!!!!!!!

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WOUBBIE 5/28/2013 7:39PM

    Inspirational! Keep going!

I would stay on this way of eating even if I never lost another ounce! Just feel great!

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ONUTHIN125 5/28/2013 7:24PM

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MARISPHERE 5/28/2013 6:52PM

    Great post and very motivational to those of us who have also done the yo-yo thing before deciding to get serious.

Thanks for posting! emoticon

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DS9KIE 5/28/2013 5:52PM

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That is such great news, I remember when you came on eat to live team how worried you were and now look at you.

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SKATER787 5/28/2013 5:22PM

    Sounds good. Glad you're having success.

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SPARKCHANTAL 5/28/2013 5:03PM


nice to hear you're having success!

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