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What a difference 5 years makes

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Only on Sparkpeople would I post a picture of me in a swim suit. I just got back from Galveston, TX for 5 days of beach fun. My sister and I go every year for our "Sister Trip". What I learned about myself and how far I have come since joining Sparkpeople is amazing. I want to tell you to never give up. Change takes time. You didn't get the way you are over night or even in a year. Keep working and you can change too. Here are some highlights of how I have changed. Keep in mind that these were not things I had to really fight myself on as I would have in the past.

1. First night we go have Mexican Food. I ate it all. The next morning I was still feeling full so I didn't have breakfast. In the past I would have had breakfast anyway because it was a meal time and I love to eat.

2. We go buy groceries when we get there so that we have beach food, drinks, etc. I did not buy anything unhealthy. One evening I had carrot chips and Hummas with fruit.

3. (here is the big one) Thursday night we had seafood at Fisherman's Wharf. I chose to have fried fish fillets, stuffed shrimp and fries. (I had been good all week and we only do this once a year). When I got through my first piece of the two fish fillets and one of the stuffed shrimp I was already feeling full. You know that feeling of your stomach throbbing? What was on my plate was still one whole fish fillet, one stuffed shrimp ( I opted to eat that shrimp) and most of the fries. DRUM ROLL PLEASE !!! I did not get a "to go" box and I let the waitress take my unfinished plate to the trash !!!!!

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My point of this blog is that I have spent the past five years "practicing" my new eating habits and as time goes on I'm getting better at it. My thoughts about food are changing and I expect to continue to change.

I thank God in heaven for helping me on this journey. He has helped me to look and think about food in a different way.
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HAPPYDOES 9/21/2013 1:12PM

    emoticon It really does take time and practice to change, doesn't it?
Thank you for the encouragement and the leadership you have shown.

I wish you continued success. You look happy and healthy. emoticon

~josie



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KELLIEBEAN 9/7/2013 11:37AM

    Congratulations on your accomplishments!

Right now I am listening to your interview on spark people radio. You sound great!

Thanks for being an inspiration!

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MRS_TOAD 8/26/2013 6:27AM

    emoticon job! You are a winner!

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CAROLJ35 8/24/2013 7:25PM

    Nicely said, Julie!!! So proud of you and your decisions!!!

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