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4/23/11 8:54 P

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Hi welcome! Tracking calories eaten and drunk (drank? ) is the only way to know what is going on. I went way over today, but I know exactly where and why. And the best part is, tomorrow, I will get up and start a new day. SP is not an all or nothing diet. You are not a failure, and you didn't "go off" your diet because you ate a little too much, you just need to get back in the groove. No guilt, no punishment, no wagging finger. You are only accountable to yourself!

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4/23/11 7:23 P

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Welcome to Spark People and welcome to the team. This website is a great resource. Good luck meeting your goals.

4/23/11 10:56 A

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Hello and welcome! I wish you much success in reaching your goals!

Keep well.

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4/23/11 8:34 A

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Hi everyone. I'm new to sparkpeople - just started Sunday - and am loving it so far. As a classic yo-yo dieter, I am determined to step out of the "diet" mentality and begin making lifestyle changes instead.

I began drastically reducing my meat consumption after helping my teen do a research paper on factory farming. Since January of this year, I've basically been eating a lacto-ovo diet and eating organic, family farm raised meats on occasion. I am allergic to soy, so tofu & most meat substitutes are not an option for me.

Before joining spark people, I lost around 25 lbs just from cutting out sugar and eating mostly vegetarian, but gained back about 5 lbs from sliding into old habits of eating out & eating sweets. I find that tracking my calories really works for me, and have lost 4 lbs this week just by tracking.

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