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Hi Tricia, So glad you found Zumba to help in your weight loss efforts. it really helped mine too and I became an instructor, which I love doing. But to tell you the truth, doing Weight Watchers is the real tool that helped me lose my weight and get to goal. I write down my food everyday and track points not only for the day but the week to get an average so i know what to do and what works. I've been quite obsessive about these things in the past. plotting graphs to watch the numbers go down. All sorts of things. Mostly I would focus on 1 pound at a time and then look for the next. Zumba is a great motivator and you'll see your lifestyle start to change as the weight drops. I've been at goal for a while but i must be diligent as the bad habits can creep in ( like eating more than i need to feel satisfied just because it tastes good). 1-there's always another meal. We are surrounded by food and you will never really go hungry, so eat the right amount at any given meal. 2-It's ok to be hungry. and 3- Push the plate away when you are satisfied. Pay very close attention to your level of fullness!!!!
Good luck. Persistence and consitency ARE the magic pill.
Living goal: 122
WW gave me the tools and Zumba gave me the motivation and confidence to keep going. I'm happy with who I am now.
Hello, I'm new to Zumba (which I really like) but not new to SparkPeople. I lost over 100 pounds and have now pretty much gained all of it back. I started doing Zumba last Monday and I'm excited to see if it can help take the weight off that I gained back. I really excited to be here and would love encouragement. Thanks Tricia