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7/15/09 10:29 P

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Hi Bressie-

Congrats on taking a step forward in your diet. I think that is a great idea that you are taking it one step at a time instead of trying to change everything at once. I think when people try to change their diet, activity level etc. all at once they end up giving up because it is too much of a change. I know this personally because I have tried to do that way too many times.
I realized that if I wanted to lose weight I also needed to take it one step at a time and realize results will take time and the longer you spent trying to accomplish these goals then you get used to eating healthy and actually loving what you are eating.

I wish you the best of luck on your new journey. You are already one step ahead then most dieters out there! Good luck and you can do it!

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7/15/09 12:58 P

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It sounds like you've got the right attitude to pull it off this time!
Good luck with your goals, if you find something that really works for you (or something else that really doesn't) let us know, we're all in the same boat : )

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BRESSIE Posts: 10
7/14/09 9:26 P

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I am a 43 mother of 4 with Type 1 diabetes. I have over the last 20 years not taken the time to look after myself which has resulted in me needing to lose 55kg. I have tried various diets over the years..some worked some didnt...but I always seemed to get to a certain point and then stop. This resulted in gaining back the weight I had lost and then some extras on top.

The last 6 months I have focused on losing weight and have lost and gained the same 5 kg around 5 times. So much for being focused. It's time to get serious. I have been a member of sparkpeople for a while but never really used it. I would drop in every now and then and read an article then forget about it for a few weeks.

This time I am looking one day at a time instead of the big overall picture. 55kg is just to overwhelming and I give up before I start. I am also giving up the quick fix ideas and taking it slowly. Back to basics and counting every calorie. I am eating between 1000 and 1200 calories a day. I started lower (with my doctors consent) but it wasnt sustainable. If I go over a few calories a day I am not going to kick myself this time I will just start fresh the next day.

I have a lot of support ...especially from family who sit in front of me apologising for eating chocolate...hhmmmm, and of course here. I enjoy reading posts of other peoples successes. Goodluck to everyone. xx

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