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learning that food is not the enemy!

Monday, July 30, 2012

I know that i am still at the beginning again with only 2 months back, but i'm learning soooo much! I really have struggled with thinking that certain things were off limits on a diet or certain things were just not a good choice if you were trying to lose! But what i'm learning especially if you're willing to lose at a slower pace, is a lifestyle change compared to a "diet" Ugh! I still hate that word! (diet)!
I'm learning to incorporate more fruits and veggies and drink more water, and be consistent with my exercise (overall) but, I'm also learning to not be afraid to eat normal foods that i would have eaten before with my family. Sometimes i am using less sugar, or less fat, or less salt in my ingredients... but sometimes i just eat normal... just a smaller amount, with more fruits and veggies!!! I AM NOT PERFECT! OH MY! but this is a HUGE breakthrough for me!
I really didn't think i could lose weight this way but i am! I really don't feel deprived at all! Again i'm not losing fast... but i'm losing! :)
THE BIGGEST THING FOR ME... counting calories! COUNTING CALORIES has freed me to choose what i want to eat and then ENJOY every bite! Really! when I am accounting for the calories and logging them I don't even think about them while i eat... I just enjoy!
Matter of fact one thing that kept me from logging my food was logging all the details of every food. I have now started succeeding by just logging the calories and not worrying about the rest... at least for now. It's helped me stay accountable and log everything. The only thing i log if the food is not already in the system is: the food name, serving amount, and calorie count! It's just working for me!
Do what works for you! We're all different! Just do something! And be consistent! Blessings and i hope you have a wonderful day! Remember you are worth it! :):):) - Kelly emoticon emoticon
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    Great job have inspired me to start is my of
    Keep me posted on how it's going!
    2089 days ago
    Thank you for your endearing comment on my recent blog. It strongly related to your blog as well. My biggest struggle is what to have for breakfast. So today I got an epiphany...make it great...and make it healthy. So I chopped up some deli ham and onions and scrambled some eggs. Sprayed my frying pan with olive oil and added smart balance light margarine to cook everything in. Then seasoned to taste. MMMMM.....wonderful. I think this is a key area...make your food wonderful so you don't feel deprived and hungry for something that satisfies. Because you're food can be satisfying too. I see that you're a believer, so I'll share this morning's prayer with you...

    Thank you Lord for giving me delicious food that not only tastes good but is good for me. Thank you for providing my body with the proper nutrients to make it healthy and to heal me of all my diseases. Thank you for your shed Blood on the Cross that gives us the right to live triumphantly in everything we do. Amen.

    2090 days ago
  • NEPTUNE1939
    emoticon You are on your way to a healthier life style - stay with it, Earl
    2091 days ago
    I know right!? It is light a light bulb went off for me and I finally "get it". Very freeing! I started with increasing my activity level and had no desire to track my food but once I did, something clicked this time. I enjoy my food choices. And when I have something that is purely a pleasure food (satisfies a mouth craving rather than a nutrition need), I slow down and taste (and enjoy) every bite. Reaching my goal seems so manageable and doable....even on less than stellar days.

    2091 days ago
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