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Dennis and Marie 1987

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April 1st 2014
We are back in California and I'm feeling much better. I'm going to try to get back to posting again.
October 24th, 2013
I've been absent mostly since May and I've asked my faithful friend Xnanny to help me out. In May I had to have brain surgery and I've never quite recovered. Yes, I can function but my sharpness is not there. Hopefully this is temporary. The other thing is I have been diagnosed with diabetes. I have found a silver lining in this in that the pill makes me not want to eat so I've lost about 30 lbs since June. I don't know when I'll feel up to coming back, I've had the team for 7 years. I just know that I need to keep my eyes on the good things above the fray. God is still with me and his plan for me is a good plan.

My thoughts today~
I cheerfully and forcefully push all negativity out the back door
of my mind
I place happiness, positiveness, kindness and helpfulness in my
freshly cleaned mind.
What I believe, I can achieve. Belief in ones self is crucial.
The higher you aim, the higher you reach.
Who knows what great things you can achieve just by believing
in yourself?
Who knows when something you do today will bring you over the
Who knows when this will be the time things pan out for you?
Believe in others, be kind to others, be generous to others and
you will find these things coming back to you multiplied.
I will try to do as many kind things today as I can squeeze in.
I look for ways to be kind to myself
I look for ways to be kind to others
I try to know what others around me need from me
I add to others happiness by being happy and cheerful myself
I surround myself with like minded people
I stay away from people who bring me down
I think on things that will uplift me
I negate negativity with positiveness in every area of my life
Each thought, turns to action, which in turn creates my future.
I create my future by starting a good thought, following it with
a good action and enjoying the future it brings.
I dwell only on the present and the future
I plant good seeds in my mind (positive thoughts) and I remove
bad seeds that are sprouting in my mind (negativity)
I tend my mind\'s garden carefully.
I know that God watches over me and I want to make him smile
when he sees what I\'m doing
God is my source and he hears my cries
He actually answers quite quickly on some things even though his
time is not my time and a thousand years may be like a day to
My God really does answer my prayers. It's amazing
God\'s timing is good timing because he sees the whole picture
while I see only a portion
I greet God as I get up and I whisper goodnight to him also
I see God in all that happens to me and around me
I'm determined to make God proud of me

I was at goal and loving it but goal is not the end. I've lost before but never been able to maintain my losses. I have finally realized that just getting to goal does not make me "normal" I still cannot eat things that others eat. Some people (me, before) make it to goal but then think they can eat like other people eat. You can if you want to get fat again and have to lose it again. I have an incurable disease (fat) but I can go into remission (goal) and stay there by using my JUDDD plan. Keep the THIN mentality and keep control over food..Be one of the 5% that lose and then are maintaining, not for a month but for the rest of their life. I'm gonna do it, no food is worth getting fat and getting the aches and pains back. I CAN DO THIS AND I WILL!
I have lost 60 lbs since Jan 07. I am on the JUDDD diet and I love it.
God has been good to me and I'm thankful to be losing again. I had a set back with surgeries and depression and gained back 31 lbs. I am happy to say that after losing some weight this year with my new, improved mindset I've lost 18 lbs since January 1st, 2010. This may not seem like a lot to some of you who have lost so much more but I am a very slow loser and I get motivated and really do good for about a week then for no reason (still doing the right thing) I start gaining. Over and over this has happened to me and it blows my mind and I get into the "no matter what I do, I gain" mentality and give it up for a few days. The very last time this happened was July 1st, 2010. I went from 162.4 to 168 in four days while dieting. This has been the cycle I've been in since I gained back some of my weight. I refuse to be held hostage by this pattern. I have to get over this hump. I lose the same lbs over and over again. I can't fathom how I can be dieting strictly and still gain, for no reason.
Mindset is crucial to me. If I'm depressed and discouraged, it just breeds failure. No matter what happens, God is on my side and He will help me achieve my goal again..When I asked Him for help with my weight, He led me to JUDDD/ADD and I lost those 60 lbs, I have asked Him to help me again and He is strengthing me and has taken away my depression. I can do this with His help. Only 12 lbs until I reach goal again. Thank you Lord!

Member Since: 1/3/2007

My Goals:
I'm doing the Johnson UpDay DownDay Diet (Alternate-Day Diet)and I love it. I have been on it for 3 years Jan 2010 and have lost 60 lbs. Lost my eye, got depressed, gained back 40 lbs.
Can't change that, no use crying over what's done.

My Program:
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Down day under 500 calories

One day water only fast as needed!

Up day under my maintenance calories

Low Carb

Personal Information:
Trying to get back my diet mentality..

Other Information:
I am a Christian and I love God. He watched over me for many years while I floundered around doing my own thing and He brought me back to him and I am not going my own way ever again. He's helping me on my diet. I finally realized I need to read my Bible and pray everyday without fail. Realizing that and that I need to concentrate on the good in life and leave the bad for God to take care of, has made a big difference in my life.

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