Growing up, my Mother relied on Ayd's diet candy to maintain her girlish figure, in between giving birth to five children.
Some of us have been around long enough to remember these ads:
Note that by today's standards, this actress would be considered chubby! I like the old standards better.
NOTE: This product is no longer sold.
In the early 80's two of my older sisters lost a LOT of weight taking over the counter diet pills which were laced with phenopropanolamine and caffeine:
Both of them, later in life, developed neurological issues I have been blessed not to have. Those pills are also no longer sold as they have been banned by the FDA.
Here is my diet pill. I take it once a day for 15 minutes or more.
Eventually I would like to do this with an in home DVD or maybe even splurge on myself with a Wii or Xbox as a reward when I reach Onederland (weight under 200) again!
The FDA has never banned exercise or healthy eating! YAY!
HOORAY for Spark People and all the articles that educate us about health, fitness, nutrition and motivation. Don't just read 5 a day to get your Spark Points, actually read them to increase your knowledge and building blocks for success.
Just think, if you read 5 a day for a month, on average that is 150 segments of learning.....you are really arming yourself for success!
For my Spark Friends who have recently had a couple of days off plan, Y'all come back now, ya hear? Seriously, a day or two may delay your progress, but use it as a way to reflect and learn so that next time, it's maybe just one meal.
Then please remind me of the same when I need it.
OK, one more for today since I mentioned today's standards awhile ago:
I do not recall ever being a size 2. I was a size 5 once, in 6th grade, pre-puberty. I would like to get back to a 10, but we'll see what happens when I get closer to goal. If I end up an 8 or a 12, I'm ok with that too.
Onward & Downward!