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How I got here

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

My struggles with my weight started in my early twenties after having children. I started on the yo-yo diet roller-coaster. I would lose, and I would gain. Here are some of the crazy, and dangerous ways I have tried to lose weight over the years. All of these things offered me a quick fix, and most of them never delivered:
Laxatives (Very stupid)
Diet Pills
Diet Pills (again)
Purging (only a couple of times)
Diet Pills (again :s)
Apple Cider Vinegar (love the stuff but it did nothing for my weight)
Safflower oil (drinking cooking oil...yuk)
Sauna Slimming Belt
Mail Order Diet Pills
Diet Shakes

I have lost weight by watching what I ate and working out, but I could never stick with it....
...I always thought there has to be an easier way.

My biggest weight gain of 30 lbs came after I quit smoking. I manage to lose that 30 lbs but put back on 35. I started to realize that there is no quick fix and I need to make some lifestyle changes. That is how I ended up here. I was surfing the internet looking for workout videos I could do at home, and I found SparkPeople.

I now have no excuses; I have everything I need to live a healthier life. I know it’s not going to be easy and I have to work at it every single day. I am ready to make the change!!

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    It's good that you've done this level of reflection. Time to do it the right way - you can do it.
    2094 days ago
    This won't be easy, the journey is hard and it never ends. We have to make the right choices for the rest of our days, the healthier we are the longer we get to make the next right choice.
    2095 days ago
    Thank you for posting! You are doing great, keep up the good work
    2095 days ago
    You like so many others have found out that there is no quick fix or magic pill. It is all about lifestyle and choices. Good luck on your journey and yes it is possible!
    2095 days ago
    Glad you found Sparkpeople! It has worked wonders on my thought process on losing weight as well! Hard work and dedication is all it takes. It's crazy to think something so hard, is really is that simple!
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