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Finally Clicked After All These Years...

Thursday, June 12, 2014

I don't know why is has taken so many years for the idea that 3500 calories = 1 pound has finally clicked in my head. Think about it, if you eat less than 3500 calories each day, in theory you cannot gain weight, right? So, with that being said, my suggested calories by Sparkpeople is much less than this.

In December 2013, my mom bought me the activity tracker as a Christmas gift (after I asked her to) and I have worn it on my underwear waistband 24/7 ever since. I track my food every day that I can (my internet doesn't always work) and upload my tracker activity when the internet is working as well. Accounting for both intake and activity, I can see exactly how many calories I am eating and about how many I am burning, it isn't rocket science and I am losing weight!

I see the days where I have moved enough and try to move more the remaining days. If I eat a little too much one day, I eat a little less the next. I no longer guess if I am eating the "right amount", going nowhere fast.

I'm extremely happy with my success. My ONLY fear is regaining my weight plus the dreaded 20. Can I, will I keep this up for the rest of my life? Can I make this a life commitment? I think I can as long as I continue to track, track track.... the minute that I fall off the tracking wagon, I know I will begin to gain again. I know that I as an individual must be accountable to myself for what I am eating.

In 2010 I thought the future was bleak. A Dr. informed me that with 5 years I would have pancreantistis if I did nothing. I feared dying way too young of heart disease, stroke or liver failure from fatty liver. Now, I feel so much better and hopefully, the damage I did is reversible, I don't know. I want to be here for my skinny spouse for years to come and enjoy life to the fullest!

66 pounds down
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