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6/2/11 An added feature to my new life eating habit was to limit carbs to those found in vegetables and fruit. Cutting out or at least cutting down on "white starch carbs" such as bread, rice, potatoes, pasta has helped me to loose at a nice steady rate. I am no longer obsessed with loosing overnight, loosing slow but steady has been easier on my staying power, less frustration and urge to "cheat"

I have found tracking calories both consumed and burned is the most important part of any "diet" or lifestyle change. If you know what you are taking in and burning off, you can change that to make a bigger difference. And you are not fooling yourself into thinking your are taking in less or burning off more than what is real. So my personal advise to EVERYONE-use Sparkpeoples trackers for success.

I do agility and obedience with my Bernese Mountain Dogs and being overweight is hampering our performances. My dogs are slim and athletic and it is time for me to lose weight to keep up with them.
I am about half way and am really encouraged to keep going. It is becoming more of a challenge-not more challenging but just me vs wt and I AM GOING TO WIN
I think one of my awards will be the violet Sparkwear
that says I finally lost it-and my friends will all think
first I mean my mind-which is not far from the truth.
So another concrete goal/prize to aim for.

Member Since: 5/31/2007

Fitness Minutes: 27,794

My Goals:
Change my lifestyle to healthy, to attain my goal weight and not "diet" the rest of my life.

My Program:
Eating healthy, real foods. But including an endulgence so the urge doesn't build. Hershey's dark kiss a day, keeps the munchies away.

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I have found that mowing the grass is my favorite form of exercise. I am outside, I can see progress, it has a beginning and an end, and I build muscle and burn calories.
AND the grass smells SO good.
Started SP at 190

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I would just like to tell folks to not get discouraged and take every day one at a time. Rejoice in the steps forward and don't dwell on the steps back-there will be some but they should encourage you to try harder and not become dissuaded from your goals.
And listen to books on tape when you are riding the cycle or walking on the treadmill-it makes the time pass much faster-and you get your reading in AND exercise!!
Good luck to everyone, stick with this site and it's tools and you will make it. Advice from someone with little will power-me.
Spark History:
3/17/08 Start at 190
5/22/08 lost 10 GOAL MET!
12/3/09 Under 150lbs GOAL MET!
12/31/09 Won my work's Greatest Loser Challenge GOAL MET!
3/5/10 Under 140/ 50lbs lost GOAL MET!
4/8/10 "NORMAL WT" in BMI index!!!! GOAL MET!!!!!

1/1/11 New Year-New Goals!
Forget the past gains strive toward the new goals.
2/1/11 First goal met! On target for the TV challenge (under 150 again)

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  • v 3_VEGGIES
    Love your photos of the quilts and dogs!
    374 days ago
    Just stopping by to say HI!

    We have another family member, Max. He was originally supposed to be our foster...but once he arrived, we realized that there was a missing piece to the family, and it was Max-shaped!

    He's almost 5, and an amazing sweet boy. Has adapted very well to the indoor life of a couch potato, with adoring sisters. Well, at least one adoring younger sister, and one tolerant older sister. LOL

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    Hope all is well with you!

    1156 days ago
  • v D7TOHIM
    Just checking in how your holidays went - I got two sewing projects done! - Diane - emoticon emoticon
    1202 days ago
    I'm so glad that we've reconnected!

    Sophie and Faith (AKA The Glidden Girls) send wags and bumps!
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    (Please add TessFromWA as a friend...I use this more than the other these days!)

    1456 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/28/2014 4:02:22 PM
    ♥«´¨`•* *•´¨`»♥ Happy for your weight loss!
    1460 days ago
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