Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
Arnold H. Glasow

Hey sparkies…

I had a great day! I stayed 100 percent on track with eating but that part is not hard with this plan.

IT is a no brainer , simple eating plan and I DON”T HAVE ANY CRAVINGS and that is why I find it so easy!

I have followed 100’s of eating plans over my many years of battling the bulge….

I have done simple and I have done complicated.

I have never done one that banished the cravings.

Here is my biggest reason why this plan is for me….

I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW that when I have 1 Quacker Dipps bar I want 5.

WHEN I have 1 twix I WANT 5!
When I have 10 M&M’s I WANT a bag!
When I have a serving of Doritoes.. I WANT 2 more servings!
When I have 5 pringles I WANT 10 more!

Yes there is a thing called will power… but MR. WILLPOWER runs for the hills when Mr. Doritoe, Mrs. M&M, and Sir Pringles show up! LOL

I just don’t like the battle I get into when I eat this food… I don’t like the energy it consumes.




SIMPLE keeps me successful!

SIMPLE and WITH NO CRAVINGS let me get other things accomplished like work, projects, and all the other things in life that come my way.

I had a LOVE AFFAIR with FOOD for years and years!

McDonalds called my name as I headed to town.

Sonic winked at me everytime I drove by! LOL emoticon

Mtn. Dew and Doritoes were my 2 best friends after everyone else went to bed!

Ice Cream treats and Popcorn came out to play when my kids were out of the house for awhile; oh and hubby too… coz I like to have these binges with my food and no one else!

I blamed food missing on one of my kids when someone asked who ate the last brownie, cookie, etc!

OF course you blame the kid that is not in the room… (silly… you have to be creative)
BUT then of course guilt shows up for lying!)

SO then I had a WHOLE new emotion to feed….. guilt!

IF YOU TOLD ME that I could give up sugar and white flour and NOT have anymore cravings I would have told you “YEAH RIGHT?????”

Blah.. blah blah……

MY sister DID tell me this (although she doesn’t follow my eating plan… she paid 300 a month to follow a Weight Loss Clinic’s plan)

NONEtheless.. … she gave up sugar and white flour (breads, etc) and she said…. You won’t even miss it! I rolled my eyes and said “Sure you won’t…” and mumbled under my breath… “IT may work for you but not for me!”

IN fact my thoughts were this:

YOU TELL me I can’t have something and I will want it all the more! HA! Don’t go tell me I won’t miss it… who do you think you are talkin’ too” (hand on the hip and said matter of factly!) I wasn’t born yesterday! Humph!!!

Or another thought I had was:

“IF I go to cuttin’ foods out… and them being off limits… I won’t last 2 wks coz “plans like that don’t work!”

WELL little did I know that if you don’t have the stinkin’ cravings and thoughts about that junk food… like snack crackers, snack foods, homemade breads..etc….

Then you don’t care about it! Who would have known?

Was when my tastebuds CHANGED and I literally…. Find the fresh veggies, fruits, and lean proteins just POP with flavor now!

A salad never did that for me very long before. The old way of eating salads while I STILL ATE all the junk too…. Didn’t last too long.. because I got SICK of salads!

WELL guess what SALADS taste AMAZING now… coz my palette has seriously changed and I LOVE them everyday…. I love lean proteins like ground turkey, chicken, lean steaks, salmon, tilapia..etc!!!!

THE just “POP” with flavor now….

And the sodium contents in these foods are so low compared to all the junk I was eating before!

My blog from 9-17 has the food plan if anyone wants to see it.

I FINALLY feel free from the pull of food for the first time in my life!

Food is ONLY fuel now…. Not an obsession, not a compulsion, NOT AN ADDICTION!

THANK you God for leading me to Nancy (TWO-TOO- MUCH) to learn about this plan!

SPARK FRIENDS find what works for you and RUN WITH IT~~~ LIGHT YOUR OWN FIRE!

Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire - you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
Denis Waitley

11/7 176
11/8 175
11/9 174.8
11/10 174

HUGS to all of you.. THANK YOU for your continued SUPPORT!

BURN babies, BURN!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Right there with you, Girl! No other plan has worked so well for me. Thanks for blogging about it so I could join in (and I had the same thoughts you did when you first mentioned about not eating processed foods).
    3266 days ago
    Even though I am not exactly following the same plan of eating, the basics are the same--no white flour, no sugar. And, as you were, I am surprised that the cravings are gone. It is a great feeling. Keep up the good work for yourself and the rest of us with your inspiring blogs and pictures.
    3267 days ago
    Great job Sherlyn!! Keep it going!!
    3267 days ago
    I'm with you that it does sound too good to be true, but if it's working, I believe you. I'm really happy for you too...I'm gonna go look at your food plan blog & see if I think I've got it in me.
    3268 days ago
    So true! Way to spread the spark!
    3268 days ago
    Right on, I don't think you could have said it any better than that!
    3268 days ago
    Great blog!! You couldn't have told me, either - I wouldn't have believed it, that the cravings would be GONE, GONE, GONE!!! And yes, the truly good foods now actually do TASTE GOOD too!! It's amazing! Now that I've realized that I don't need the refined sugar and flour to still have my "sweets", my fire is raging too. I can't wait for payday to buy the right stuff to have here at home.
    You are doing awesome. Keep it up and keep firing everyone else up!!!
    3268 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/10/2010 6:44:53 PM
    Extraordinary blog! Thank you and congratulations!

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    3268 days ago
    Great blog Sherlyn!!! I am so proud of you , keep up the good work girl!!! I am about to burn baby burn right now, LOL!!!


    Love ya!!!
    3268 days ago
    Excellent blog, Sherlyn! I love veggies and fruit now, more than I ever have! Yes, and potatoes, chips, and salty things draw me even more than the desserts do! I can't have just a little, either. I have to get it OUT of my kitchen, or I'm in trouble!

    I'm so proud of you! I love your upbeat outlook today, too! Lots of love to ya, my friend! emoticon emoticon
    3268 days ago
    Your attitude is contagious! Super blog!!! emoticon
    3268 days ago
    I eat the same way you do and I reached my goal. Your doing awesome. Keep up the great work. Sandy
    3268 days ago
    Oooo, I smell fire! Someone get a hose! Sherlyn is smokin' !! LOL!

    I feel exactly the same way -- I guess we fanned each other's sparks into flames. I've had another great day and reading your positive blogs and seeing your enthusiasm just ignites another torch for me, too.

    People come into our lives for a reason -- I don't believe there are coincidences about such things. And I'm so happy to have you as a SparkFriend!

    Keep up the great work...and just look at those numbers!! Whoo-hoo!
    3268 days ago
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