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7/12/11 9:31 A

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7/11/11 6:32 P

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Today is my grandson's 21 birthday. You want know what my son just brought in the house? A birthday cake. And not a normal birthday cake. First let me say that our entire family are chocolate lovers. This birthday cake is chocolate, chocolate, chocolate with chocolate bits on top. Every time I walk into the kitchen, this damn cake is calling my name. And I can't eat just 1 slice.

I have handled the problem. I covered the cake with a clean dish towel. Now I can't hear the cake and I'm happy.

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7/11/11 5:21 P

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I understand all of the advice about the choice to be healthy yaddy yaddy dah. I'm not making light of it - truly, I'm on board. Just like Grain1 I have diabetes (plus kidney disease) so it's urgent and vital that I change my ways.

But, whatever you call the package you wrap it in, for whatever the reason each of us begins this journey, it still sucks that I/we don't get to wallow in a vat of fudge brownies any more. (Yes, yes, treat myself once in awhile with a bite sized mini candy bar and then get back on the wagon blah blah blah. That is not what I call wallowing!)

Just saying.

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7/11/11 1:30 P

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7/11/11 10:52 A

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7/11/11 8:52 A

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I agree with everyone. We have to look at it as a lifestyle and not a diet. Diets change and fail but a healthy lifestyle should always be

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7/11/11 8:00 A

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all good advice here......................... its not a diet - Its a personal choice to eat properly and to fuel my body and mind with healthy things. Its also important to keep weight at a healthy level and sometimes it takes eating dicipline to get there - before you can just get on a healthy maintenance plan,.


stick here with us........................ you can do this.


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7/11/11 12:13 A

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Hi and welcome to the team. Remind yourself this is not a diet, but a healthy lifestyle journey! Remember that we are all here doing this too. emoticon





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7/10/11 10:06 P

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Absolutely, diets are not fun!

But I agree with the other posts, little changes can really add up over time, and this is for the long haul, not a marathon...

I think if you just make little changes in your activity level and portions the pounds with start to come off...there are a lot of resources on SP...maybe taking the stairs sometimes, or parking farther from the door...carrying groceries in several trips instead of one...maybe the exercise won't seem like it's such a chore if you sneak it in in little ways.

Anyway, I think you are in a great place, you want to change and there is a wealth of information here and supportive people.

Good Luck, keep us posted!

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7/10/11 9:54 P

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I agree with Linda. If you go on a diet to lose weight, when you go "off" the diet, the weight will come back. This has to be a lifetime change of eating healthier and exercising. For exercising, you need to find something you actually enjoy doing. If you hate doing it, you won't do it for long. Try different things and find something you enjoy. I found that at first I had to force myself to workout but it didn't take long before I got to the point that I actually missed working out if I couldn't. Never thought I would say those words but I did.

Start small. Try adding new things slowly. Maybe at first just try to focus on drinking 8 glasses of water a day and doing some type of exercise for 20 minutes. Then add something else.

Stick with it!!! You can do it!!!

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7/10/11 9:51 P

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I agree with Linda. We are not dieting itis a way of life for us.. ..TO eat healthier and to be fit. Remember we all go off the wagon now and again, just pull yourself up by your boot straps and get back on the horse!!!!!!

Be the best that you can be!!!
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7/10/11 9:32 P

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The first thing I would suggest is to look at having to lose weight not as being on a diet but as taking control and starting a new way to get healthy. Sounds like you've already done a great job keeping your weight under control for the past year. Maybe it would work for you to just make your portions a bit smaller but continue to have your favorite foods.

Be done with dieting. Just eat right. Get it............now you're eating right.
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Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps!
Thanks, Jules.
Frustration is trying to find your glasses without your glasses.
Thanks, Mary Anne!


Remember: Don 't make old People mad.
We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to piss us off.

Rescuing one dog may not change the world, but for that one dog, the world will be changed forever.


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7/10/11 8:47 P

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Hi, I am 58 yrs old. I have dieted most of my life. My dr says I have to weigh 125 because I have diabetes. I hate to exercise and I love to eat. I lost 20 pounds and kept it off for 1 year. Now I have to lose 15 more. I am very discouraged. I need your help.

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