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F.Y.I. My own individual journey

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Whenever I make a blog entry on someone elses blog, it's never to imply a "Do what I do" I don't do that, and no one else should either. We all have our point of views, and we are entitled to that for our own use, not to put it on someone else. I love hearing stories about your journeys, as much as I like telling mine. So I learn from you in different ways, either through what your doing to lose the weight and gain health, or how you went about doing it.

I am going to be honest here. My own personal view. It took me a long time, actually years to finally get up off my bum and exercise. I will admit to it, I was overweight, tired after a full days work, cranky as heck. And my number 1 excuse was I was "LAZY" It's hard to admit to that, because the most of the population that don't work their tail off in many ways, are. I was your couch spud. I came home and planted. I didn't want to clean house or move in any way other than to the shower and bed. Never had "time" for cooking, so Fast Food it was, mainly hamburgers fries, and of course the milk shake. And of course you know, I also was planted in front of the TV.

I do today. Try to make every minute count. Right now my fingers are getting exercise for a good 15 minutes that's all they get. I move whenever and however I can find to increase my metabolism. I keep as busy as possible.

So whenever I can get a chance I give out information on my own experiences. They are my own, we are each in charge of what we actually do and accomplish. I also try to note and help others, by telling of another friend and or Sparkers journey. But that's where I draw the

I don't care for all the different forms of "Eat this, not That's" being thrown at us from different directions, not an advocate of most all the diet plans and theory's. Today it is so confusing as to how they affect each individual. But they have good points too, and I do use them, I just don't follow their plans explicitly because, it never lasts, and I always look at it as a fad, I also believe what works for some, because some of these do is a choice.

I know what is working for me, and I am happy with the fact, I am eating naturally and following my plan set forth right here on Sparkpeople. I use the nutrition counter faithfully
and I eat nothing but natural foods.

The only thing I am sure to stick with is the Nutri Bullet. All it is, is a mini blender, juice extractor all in one. No need for a $400-500 dollar blender. And it helps me to make sure
I get the nutrients I need from vegetables fruits, seeds and nuts. And that's that.

You have given me lots of ideas and great recipes from each team I am involved in. I take a little information from each.

I am not a Vegan, Vegetarian, Nutritarian, carnivore, omni, orvi (not even sure if these 2 are words) or herbivore. I am just eating the way I think works for me. I don't need a label, I just like being me today.
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  • ONUTHIN125
    emoticon You are precious and you already know that I enjoy all of your blogs. I think in life a person has to find what works for them and then do it! Spark On! emoticon emoticon
    1773 days ago
    Everybody's Journey is there own . I agree with what you are saying to a point . I trust my friends to tell me the truth here on Spark and to teach me some things that I might not have considered through my journey and have helped - does not mean that I'm stupid , its that I have opened my mind to suggestion whether I use the suggestion or not . Cause if I knew it all - I would not be here. Not saying that your wrong or I'm right , just seeing a different side of the situation. Have a good day - LiL Racer

    BTW - Congrats on being a huge Motivator !! emoticon
    1773 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/12/2013 4:48:19 PM
  • SKATER787
    It's not so much about laziness with exercises. We're programmed to be the most efficient. To take the short cuts. Only 10% of the people have exercise personality.
    1773 days ago
  • DS9KIE
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    And your doing awesome
    1773 days ago
    You sound just like me in the beginning-major couch potato. I hated exercise-hated to sweat! Now I go out in 90 degree temps to bike and walk. I post blogs about my exercise adventures, so it can show people that I went from barely able to walk a few blocks (with my bad knees) at first-- to biking so far up to 8 miles and hiking 4 miles at a time. I am still a work in progress and keep trying. I have lots of ups and downs and it took me awhile to get to that point of getting it and doing soemthing about it.
    The only time I try to suggest anything is when someone asks or is having struggles. By no means, do I mean to try to change a person's way of thinking, etc. (that is up to them) so If I ever did say something that rubbed you the wrong way or anyone else, I apologize. As always -trying to help as I am sure most people on here are. Some just come on a little strong sometimes, but they mean well.
    And I still hate to cook!!! But, I am trying to do it also. One day at a time! Sounds like you are on the right track for yourself! It takes awhile to figure that out-good for you! I Love all that SP has to offer, even the friends that I have made here over the years! emoticon emoticon
    1773 days ago
    Absolutely love this blog!

    Sometimes when I want to share I run into folks with their own agendas, or folks who are just too prickly and I feel like I'm walking on eggshells. I just want to walk my path and who knows how many detours that path may take over time. We evolve as we will and it's great if we can surround ourselves with people who support that evolution.

    And by the way, I'm enjoying blending too and have a green smoothie every day. I think I'm addicted to them now!
    1773 days ago
  • MRSP90X
    The best "diet", and I mean that in it's general terms, is the one you can stick to and get the results you are looking for. I am not following an exact plan either, but took ideas from certain plans and made it into something I can live with and get the results I am looking for. The kind of results and how we want to look and willingness to do the work are also key factors. Not everyone want to get freaky strong and look like a fitness model, which obviously takes nutrition to a new level. Most people could care less about sports nutrition. We are all different with different tastes and want different results as well. I have a bullet and use a blender too and they are great! Great blog!
    1773 days ago
    Couldn't agree more about the old "do as I say...." routine. My responses are my responses and in no way are meant to tell someone what to do...they're merely suggestions.
    DRAGON-CHICK: making the leap isn't easy. you really do need to be ready...if you're not you probably won't stick with it. if you really are ready...try small amounts of time...like walking in place during commercials. Good Luck! emoticon
    1773 days ago
    What a great blog.

    What truth!

    I have been on sparkpeople since 2009 and quit three times and this is my third time back.

    I was so faithful to that food tracker it got to be obsessive with and to me.

    It got to the point that's all I thought about was tracking everything I put in my mouth and it ended up leading me to over eat because of me thinking I have extra calories I can eat.

    So, anyways, You are so right, what works for you and what works for me may not work for anyone else.

    I also am eating much more in my comfort zone by not obsessing about calories.

    that food tracker is still in my heart and soul and I know the calories of everything.

    I now eat high and dense nutrition food which means I eat tons of veggies, cooked and raw and fruit but mostly veggies because there is such a great amount of variety of them.

    I also eat good lean organic protein.

    I have quit all bread and grains and am finally losing weight and regaining all of my former energy and strength since doing this.

    I also get full on much less food now because of the nutrition value being so dense.

    Yes, this losing weight is so much a very personal journey for each and everyone of us.

    To each his own which means just experiment to find what works best for each of us.

    I belong to many teams and take a little from each team to see what works and what doesn't work for me.

    Isn't it a good feeling to know what you are doing is really working? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1774 days ago
    Yay! Good for you!
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    Tell me, how did you make the switch from sofa spud to mover and shaker?
    I don't seem to be able to make the leap..
    Long stressful day at work. I really need to chill out. How?
    Inquiring minds want to know!
    1774 days ago
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