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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I have thought about the advice I have been given and I compiled a list of the changes I have made over the years.
15 years ago (when I met my husband) I was 235 pounds, living pay cheque to pay cheque, usually in overdraft. I would stop ot KFC and buy a huge meal and live on that for a few days, then a pizza, then chinese food. a case of beer every weekend.
Within five years I had lost 60 pounds. Was out of debt. Another five years and I had a house, a truck, a dirt bike, an ATV and a dog. Oh yeah and planning a wedding.
The changes I have made with my diet, when I look back are great.
Over time I have gone from
white bread to homemade, whole grain bread, english muffins and bagels.
white rice to brown rice, quinoa, barley and spelt
white flour pasta to spaghetti squash
whole fat peanut butter to peanuts only butter
fast food 4 - 5 times a week to Subway 1 - 2 times a month
hating beans to a whole shelf of beans in my pantry
Ice cream almost every day (even for breakfast) to special occasions only
whole milk to 1%. Went to skim but went back up.
a case of beer every weekend AND going out Fri. and Sat. to..well... not so often
planned binges to....well... not planned but still happen sometimes
canned veggies to growing my own
Dinking cola to drinking club soda and water
Hating fish to fish being on the menu 2 times a week
Same old Same old to buying a new food every trip to Superstore
Regular ground beef to local friend farm lean beef
Regular eggs to Free Range Omega eggs
from sugar to local honey ( from 2 blocks away) for sweetener

Wow that is quite a list! I guess I have come a long way. With more practice and more education I will keep going. Still feeling discouraged at this point but maybe there is a light at the end of the tunnel. If I stay focused and make it a priority then I will make this list longer.

Thank you again for the support and advice. I really feel like I can talk about things here and not be judged. Maybe because it's not face to face. Anyway it means alot to have this available to people who need it.

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    Wow! AMAZING progress. I'm sure you've added years to your life!!
    1883 days ago
    Hi Glenda,
    you brought tears to my eyes! Your list of changes is really fantastics - just think how you are now respecting your body and doing a great job of becoming healthy! The ten minute exercise idea of SparkPeople really works for me - it all adds up to more activity and eventually to weight loss. Go for it - you are going to make it! emoticon
    1885 days ago
  • MRSGOAT9699
    That is really great! You are definitely on your way! Good for you on all the changes you've made, both in your physical and financial aspects! emoticon
    1887 days ago
    Look at all those incredible changes you've made! Even if the scale doesn't move you know those changes are helping your body function better.
    1888 days ago
    Girl you have come a long way!!!!
    You are doing good.....all good things come in time!
    1888 days ago
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