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How did you slip into your last backslide?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

I love our different Teams, and Groups, and today was no exception. I must give credit to my teammate though, TRUHART! Today, she posted a great question for our threads, I responded, but thought I would share it on my BLOG!

Good question! I am talking only for myself, so here goes! Prior to SP, and my Lifestyle Changes getting into my HEAD and ROUTINE, I would BACKSLIDE lots!

Before, I keep thinking "I AM DIETING, I want to be thinner, not to weigh hundredSSSS of Pounds" and honestly I feel that was MY PROBLEM. Because I was trying to "diet" I would work like hell, exercise, starve, "think I was eating right!" Then if the scale didn't show a drop in pounds, I would be so discussed, "SCREWUP" and then start all over!

Now, since I started SP, my "mental outlook is very different!" I stopped "dieting" and started living! I have said this before, but I DID NOT THROW FOOD out, but LOGGED EVERYTHING IN MY KITCHEN, PANTRY, you name it, on my favorites...now it is there! Next, I used "my favorite recipes, and I do mean my favorites" and went to the SPRecipe Calculator! THIS WAS AN EYE OPENER! I kept all the foods, recipes, etc. but started to tweak them, however I could.

Okay, so there you have it! I sincerely hope this works for others. I HAD TO BE HONEST with MYSELF, TEACH myself, and be CONSISTANT with my LIFESTYLE CHANGES. Once I started that, things really started to happen, SLOWLY, but it kept me going.

I still have more to go, more changes to tweak, but then again, I still have a LIFE to live, a LIFESTYLE that I CAN Live with, and Baby, this gal is gonna do it!!!! emoticon
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    You my friend are working this the way that works this is an everyday lifestyle and by putting all the foods you have in your pantry in the tracker you are able to know what you can modify to make the healthy choices you are doing...Hope your doing well this week with recovering BIG emoticon
    1739 days ago
    I've used your suggestion to get my "routine" food into the tracker. It does make tracking much easier. I really want to try substituting cauliflower for part of the pasta in my recipes.

    We can learn so much from each other! Thank you for sharing and caring!
    1739 days ago
  • PATTYR81
    Excellent approach for success!!!!
    1740 days ago
    That is the secret, you got it, and you will win!
    Bless you Friend!
    1740 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    Great job! It's true that we need to learn how to make things healthier rather than just saying "I can't ever have that". That makes living the lifestyle livable.
    1740 days ago
  • MARLY53
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    1741 days ago
    It took me a long time to get the "lifestyle" into my head and kick out "diet" mentality. For my brain, diet equates with deprivation. How long can you sustain something feeling deprived? Answer: you CAN'T! And I proved that over and over.

    Thank goodness for the information on this site and the SUPPORT which got me to where I am today as well. This is a journey that I don't want to end! NO need for it to!

    HUGS and great blog.
    1741 days ago
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