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1st Week

Friday, July 04, 2014

Well, I've been walking at least twice a day because we got an adorable new dog, who has lots of energy. Between him and our 2 and a half year old daughter, my husband and I have some fun motivators to get out and enjoy life and our beautiful Oregon summer.
I haven't really changed my diet at all, other than adding a lot more vegetables. Over the past couple of years, I've noticed that restricting my diet only makes me feel deprived and frustrated, leading to a deflated mood and my brain to trigger the store fat mechanism.
The weigh-in this week shows that I've lost about a pound and a half, so I'm really happy with that. More importantly, I've been happier and more energetic.

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RHOOK20047 7/5/2014 9:22AM

    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. I have found that changing things up is the way to start weight loss. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 7/5/2014 12:05AM

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DWROBERGE 7/4/2014 9:00PM

    Keep focused for success.

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    I'm on the C25k training team with you, and I also live in Oregon! I'm in Portland, where are you? Holy crap it's beautiful outside today. What week are you in? I'm in week 2 and I had a really great training day - probably my best one yet! Have a fantastic 4th!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GEMINICHIK 7/4/2014 1:48PM

    You don't have to deprive yourself of the foods you love - moderation/portion control & tracking - you can enjoy all foods.
Congratz on your progress!

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BHENDRICK2 7/4/2014 1:45PM

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