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Team of 1

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

I hear this challenge/journey is supposed to be easier with a support system, but most people I know just don't get it. My sister has been a size 00-4 her entire high school-adult life, my mom is also naturally kind of small, and if my boyfriend were to quit drinking he would not have his tiny beer belly anymore. None of them get it. None of them have ever had weight issues, so they seem to think you can just snap your fingers and make it come off. But it doesn't, and it takes a lot of work and commitment to lose weight. So, here I go, Team of 1, trying to dodge the obstacles in my way and stay on course. It's only Day 3 for me, and I know there are plenty of people who had to stay focused for years to lose their extra weight so I should probably stop complaining for their sake. It would be nice to have some support though.
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    Thanks for the kind words! I really appreciate the encouragement.
    1695 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    emoticon Don't quit. That is all that matters.

    My husband has a thyroid problem and takes the max dose of synthroid and has for 20 yrs, and eats like a horse and never gains weight. So I know how that is. But Richard Bernstein M.D. says all obese people are Insulin Resistant and we have to stay away from sugars/starches as they make use fat from spiking our blood sugar levels. He has lectures on YouTube.
    1696 days ago
  • TLG71567
    My husband is also naturally skinny. It drives me crazy. He eats terrible foods and weighs 145 pounds. I gain weight if I even look at the wrong food. It is hard to do it, but it is so worth it to do it. Nothing tastes as good as skinny/healthy feels. And when you slip up, and you will, realize that it's okay and just keep going. One healthy meal won't make you skinny and one unhealthy meal won't make you fat. It is the combination of everyday choices that give you one of those two results. Just try to make more healthy choices than unhealthy ones, make them consistently and you will reach your goal. Remember that you are doing this for you and your health, not for anyone else. You are the one who will reap the benefits of weight loss, so you are the one you has to be completely invested in it. Remember progress not perfection. I hope you don't mind that I have thrown in lots of quotes that I have found on Spark People that have really helped me. You can do it. Believe in yourself and hold yourself accountable. emoticon emoticon
    1696 days ago
    you go
    1696 days ago
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