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Whether you think you can or you can not you are right

I am working on losing weight the healthy way. I am eating lots of fruit and veggies, watching my carbs and trying to avoid refined foods. That being said - this is a lifestyle - not a diet - so I still include (and enjoy) chocolate, sweets and other treats into my program - but I count their calories (to the best of my ability).

Stick with healthy eating and stop thinking of diets and overhauls. Be gentle and patient with yourself. Learn your personal healthy lifestyle, everyone's is different.
If I could say anything to anyone who is just starting out it would be to remember to be patient and realistic with yourself throughout this process.

I remember when I initially determined my goal weight, I felt as if I created a magical number where the world would be a wonderful place once reached. I initially set my goal of 165 pounds because anything less truly seemed insurmountable to me. In order for me to just reach that number, it meant 55 pounds to lose and the sheer thought of that made me sweaty. I lost about 30 lbs and than I was unable to make my body release any more weight.

I had begun exercising 7 days a week (as well as caloric restriction.) Truly, a new obsession was forming. I would get on the scale daily to see if the numbers were dropping, and if they didn't, my spirits would sink ever so slightly. I began to wonder if I needed to exercise longer, faster, longer or harder. Should I eat EVEN less? Whole day I used to think of the ways to move the scale in right direction. Not any more now!!!

This journey is about balance and finding such harmony in eating, living, thinking and exercise. That is why "diets" that I had tried in the past, claiming to eliminate any major food group just didn't ring true within my heart and didn't seem to be sound to me.

Be careful to not let one addiction evolve into another. Throw away your scales! Rather, keep handy a tape measure for your waist. Focus on your health and wellness, whether losing or maintaining weight. Remember, balance! I want you all to live in the safety zone. You can overcome your addictions regarding food. Do not live in fear; live in freedom!

The things which have empowered me in this healthy journey

1. For many years, I've disliked exercise. But now I love exercising so much if I don�t exercise I feel something missing out of my day.

2. I have learned to be patient with myself. . I remember in the past when I used to feel a spark of motivation, I wanted to jump into it completely That did not worked out for me because it was too drastic of a lifestyle change which is why I quit over and over again over the years.

3. Nutrition has become very important to me and I do try to keep junk food or food with completely empty calories to a minimum. It's all about moderation and portion control.

4. I have done a course in sports and fitness nutrition and started my own health and nutrition website. ( which helps me to keep myself and others motivated to be healthy and fit.

5. All things I would have never found out I had the ability to accomplish had I not allowed myself the chance to adapt and grow into.

6. Losing weight won't change who you are as a person, but it can change how you start viewing yourself and will help you to see all the great things you can be and can accomplish. Start believing in yourself now, starts loving yourself now because you ARE worth something right now exactly as you are.

7. Everyday is a new beginning that I am grateful for. No more waiting for a magical number to appear on the scale because Life is now and not on that magical number which may come in future.

Thanks all my Spark friends who were there for me and still are there for me in my journey .

Member Since: 5/13/2008

Fitness Minutes: 21,423

My Goals:
watch what i put in my mouth and exercise regularly.

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i am from Delhi. i like to read books on any subject and now a days reading a lot about fitness

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