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2/8/12 7:57 A

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something or someone will make you say this is why i have to do this. my sister was mind . she lost 86 pounds. looks the best shes looked in 40 years.

then i tried changing my food and it has worked.

find foods that work with YOUR body chemistry.

i make this mixture for breakfast , lunch and dinner. i have lost 34 pounds .

i cook 4 large portabella mushrooms sliced, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, 4 large onions sliced, 2 large green peppers, 3 cans green beans, 1 can rutabaga and 5 sliced chicken sausages. find foods that work with your chemistry. i created this meal on my own. i can't seem to loose weight if i eat any grain products. so one day i experimented.

it makes enough for at least 4 days, three meals a day. total cost is 12 dollars. i buy the mushrooms and chicken at sams club. sounds crazy but it taste good and most importantly it's working. i'm not hungry . if i feel the urge to cheat i go get a fork full of my mixture. i chew very slowly as to enjoy my meal.

i have added a small banana and grapes for my snacks and to be a fix for my sweet tooth.

you can add other foods into your menu. just know what works with your body chemistry.

I have gone from 198 to 164 pounds. i can now fit into a size 14 comfortably. i feel so much better. think of carrying a 2 year old around your waist every minute of every day. no i am not done. on the obese chart i have gone from being obese to just plain fat. my goal is to drop another 22 pounds. then i will be happy, healthy and never allow myself to get in this condition again.

one might say eating the same food every day would get boring. not true. when you look in the mirror and can see the difference it's worth

i went to the doctor. for the first time in a long time i was not ashamed to get on the scale. i did not have to get beet red because doctor said i was over weight. it felt GREAT.


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2/7/12 7:05 P

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I know how that goes! The thing that helped me most was being really active on Spark, just immersing myself in success stories, good advice, etc. Do any of you ever feel like you were spending too much time on here though? Like, sitting next to your husband on a Saturday night, interacting with Spark Friends and not a flesh and blood guy or girl next to you? LOL

I've tried not to be on here as much and I'm not doing nearly as well as I was. Is this a vicious circle?

Sorry to highjack your question CHANMARSHMALLOW!

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2/6/12 8:38 A

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Know exactly what you mean; I am the biggest procrastinator when it comes to exercise. Luckily, my dog loves her walks so that keeps me motivated (don't want to disappoint her!). I'm retired but when I was working full-time I found that setting my alarm and getting my exercise done first thing really helped (I have numerous exercise videos and the variety of them helps also; I get bored easily with structured exercise!). Good luck to you!

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2/5/12 11:58 P

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Try doing exercises every other day, and just walk your dog on the off day.

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2/5/12 9:33 P

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Read lots of articles including ones about health, motivation and stories of those who have gone before. Those do it for me and then I still fall off the wagon but I have always just picked myself up and done it all over again. That seems to be common with us all except a select few who do it all right the first time.

"The world is one country and mankind its citizens" one of the many truths spoken by Baha'u'llah and "Love is the light that guideth in darkness, the living link that uniteth God with man, that assureth the progress of every illumined soul."

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2/5/12 7:06 P

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Though I genuinely wish to exercise regularly and check in on SparkPeople to log fitness minutes and my nutritional intake, I find it difficult to commit time. Getting in shape is important to me, it really is, and I have found myself lately making excuses not to work out that day (my day is too full, I'm exhausted from a long and physical day at work, etc etc).

The good news is that I have not smoked a cigarette for two days and have only had a hand full of cravings but they have been mild. I am using the Nicoderm patch which seems to help quite a bit.

Anyhow, how do you stay motivated on a day to day basis?

"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are." - Kurt Cobain, RIP

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