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Really, Doc?

Sunday, December 01, 2013

A few weeks ago, I saw my Doctor again for a follow-up appointment.
He gave me the same advice, but this time it was two rules:
1) No sugary drinks- drink all the diet soda, juice, etc. I want
2) Fast food only 1 time per week

I won't lie- the second one is the hardest!
The diet soda/drink rule I'm doing decently with.
And then next time I see him, he wants me to have just maintained my weight, but of course weight loss is welcomed!

But one thing I don't get about what my Doctor says is that he only wants me to lose 1-2 pounds a month- a month!!!!
At that rate, it'll take me years to lose all the weight I want to lose! And I have a heck-of-a lot of weight to lose (around 100+ pounds)
I guess he really does mean slow and steady wins the race.
He said to have that big goal in your mind, but take it one day at a time, or else it'll be overwhelming.
And it is- when I think about how much weight I want to lose, quite honestly it makes me not even want to try.
I'm at it again, always talking about weight loss, and not really doing anything about it.
I have to do some digging within myself, ask the questions about why I'm overweight, what's holding me back, and what can I do to go forward.
Like they say, it's better to have tried and failed than to have not tried at all. (is that even a quote? I think I botched that one lol)

Anyways, here's an inspiring weight loss story that I came across on the Green Giant website, you can find really cool things on the Internet!


I especially love this question and answer, taken from the website:
Q: What would you tell someone out there wishing to make a change but thinking they could never be healthy?

A: I would tell them to quit making excuses. Ever since I started, I know the change is possible. You don't have to do what I did—I just woke up one morning and just started walking for 2 hours. You just have to make some kind of change in the right direction.

Regardless of how you start, you just have to start. Walking 10 minutes a day, or substituting whole wheat for white bread. Start somewhere; once you start seeing changes, it’s addicting. Once you start losing, you just want more. You just have to start and no more excuses.

I wish I wouldn’t have taken so long to find "it" in me. Whatever snapped to cause this change, I wish it would have snapped sooner, but I’m glad it snapped.

May this story and all the people who are out there getting healthier and losing weight inspire you to keep on going, no matter what!
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    Fruit juice most certainly IS a sugary drink--it just happens to be natural sugar. Fruit juice has an enormous number of carbs and calories. Water or herbal tea would be a MUCH better choice.
    1239 days ago
    Studies are now showing that faster weight loss makes people stick to it better. But, the way I see it is that neither method works UNLESS that person has made up their mind to do it themselves. The doctor or family, or whoever, can cajole a person, but unless and until that person makes the decision for themselves and becomes absolutely determined to do what it takes to get there, than even if they take it off, it will come right back on.

    Here's hoping you - and I - will make that absolute decision to do it "for the last time"!
    1239 days ago
    I think he wants you to go slow so that the good habits you learn will stick!
    It is the best way to go!
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    1239 days ago
    Not everything works for everyone. Giving something a try doesn't hurt and you may find it helps you. What I did was set smaller goals with the first being the most amount. I made the first goal for 195 so I could be under 200 for the first time in nearly 15 years. After I reached that one I would set each on a little less. The next one was 175, then 150, then 135, and finally 120. I attained it but my doctor wanted me to gain!!! He said I looked like a concentration camp survivor. I did it, but I hate being at this weight as I don't feel as good as I did 120. But that's what worked for me.

    Good luck. I know you can do this! You have already taken the first step by signing up here. That makes me feel so proud of you.

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    1239 days ago
    good luck to you.. if you would like to make that link clickable so members do not have to cut and paste, copy it, then hit add link where a new box will open and you paste the link into it, then save. and when it arrives on your blogs or threads, it will turn a different color, usually red and members can click on it and go right there
    1239 days ago
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