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Losing Weight "On Purpose"...

Thursday, July 28, 2011

In 2002, I lived in Mexico for 6 months. On one ranch, there was no running water. On another ranch, there was no electricity. I weighed 306 lbs when I arrived & 6 months later, I was accidently nearly 50 lbs lighter. Silly me, without any mirrors, I didn't even realize that I was losing weight - I just thought that the elastic in my lingerie was wearing out!

My diet consisted mainly of potato chips, candy bars, and tortilla chips w/ salsa & guacamole. However, I was walking everywhere & doing a lot of physically demanding work.

To my way of thinking, losing that weight didn't count & anyway, when I returned to the USA, electricity & indoor plumbing, I gained it all back, plus 4 more pounds.

With the weight I'm losing since I've joined Spark People, every action is intentional & carefully planned out in the realm of nutrition and fitness. Its interesting to see the difference with losing weight "on purpose." This way, I actually get to take legitimate credit for every single pound I shed.

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    Keep it up..Wish you luck! emoticon emoticon
    2384 days ago
    You should get credit because you are doing the work. But now you are doing it the healthy way and that is emoticon . Another thing is you are noticing this time you are losing weight. You are doing good. I hope you have lots and lots of successes and a fabulous journey.
    2882 days ago
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