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35 Plus Pounds Lost


Friday, August 16, 2013

So many people have asked me how I have lost this much and what I had to change in my life to get here. I am not at goal weight just half way there. Each day is an other day to make good choices to live healthier. Some days I don't take my owen advice and some days I do.

I read a lot but have found that the best advice is found in the articles here on Spark People. I have learned many things like eating more fruits and vegetables will help you in so many ways, don't just take my word for it read the articles in the nutrition section. I have increased my intake over 60% of what it was before. I eat fruit for snacks and have at least 4 servings of vegetables a day. I don't just eat salads all the time, I add vegetables to my sandwiches at lunch. I have at least two servings of vegetables at dinner. And for desert nothing beats a fresh ripe peach.

I don't do a lot of what you call formal exercise but I do walk every where I go. I just walked a mile to the doctor's office this morning. I lift light weights 3x a week and do push ups to build up my strength. Some times I do the push ups every day. One of the Spark teams I am on "Pure Dedication" has some great team members who encourage me to do at least 10 push ups a day. I read articles about fitness and try new things.

I am a work in progress and some days work harder than other but one thing I don't do is give up on myself and you should not give up on you.
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MODDEDCOROLLA 8/24/2013 5:46PM

    You've done great, and you'll continue to do great as you've made all the right choices. :)

Stay Dedicated! ;)

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TXPATRIOT 8/21/2013 12:00AM

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You are doing awesome!

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GODS_TEMPLE 8/19/2013 4:40PM

    Keep up the great work Kathryn. We are all a work in progress...but we will one day be able to classify ourselves as on maintenance! (although...we will STILL be a work in progress) emoticon

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CARMADAB 8/18/2013 10:02AM

    You deserve the health and benefits that come from all your hard work. You are doing great!

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DIDMIS 8/17/2013 5:54AM

    I am a firm believer and getting your fruit and veggies also. emoticon

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CVRONEK 8/17/2013 5:42AM

    You are doing great and I believe the word is consistency! You keep at it and it chips away.
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MEDDYPEDDY 8/17/2013 1:39AM

    Inspiring work! thanks for sharing!

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SAM60SUMTHINK 8/16/2013 11:58PM

    You are doing GREAT!!

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COCK-ROBIN 8/16/2013 10:49PM

    Awesome! You're doing great!

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DAGNY6ALT 8/16/2013 10:48PM

    Awesome advice! Keep it up, you're doing great!! emoticon

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NOTSPEEDY 8/16/2013 9:48PM

    Changing how we eat is the biggest part of loosing weight.
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JACKIE542 8/16/2013 9:19PM

    Thank you for your advice emoticon

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CHERYL_ANNE 8/16/2013 9:12PM

    Congratulations on the dedication and determination needed to shift 35 pounds!
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YOYONOMORE1 8/16/2013 8:36PM

    It is nice to hear what works for others and you are doing an amazing job of becoming a healthier person on this journey. You help inspire the rest of us, keep it up.

Hugs,
Shirl

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MOM2GEO_JR 8/16/2013 8:14PM

    Thanks we all need to read what is working for others. You are doing a great job. Keep up the good work.

Marsha
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