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SVELTSHE SparkPoints: (30)
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2/21/13 11:33 P

Well, I am feeling good: I made my 1200 calories yesterday.

Today, I was supposed to go to a Mexican place with a friend for lunch, and the chips are always a temptation (had planned to eat 5 only), and it would be harder to keep my calories low. Well, she changed her mind, and asked to go to a tea room instead, where they had salads!
Am at 1150 now; have a little left for a snack later.

How is everybody else doing?
-Sheila emoticon

SVELTSHE SparkPoints: (30)
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2/20/13 11:27 P

Hi, all!
I am a newbie. The only weight I have lost lately was when I was sick 2 months ago. I have managed to keep it off, but I fear the lbs. coming back on if I keep eating in such an out of control way.
Sparkpeople said I shouldn't eat less than 1200 cals., and I am pretty sure I will lose on that, if I do it consistently.
My issue is the food. Workouts are good, and help, but I can overeat and undue any benefit I got from the exercise.
It's around 8:30 p.m., I've eaten my 1200 calories and feeling pretty good.
Glad to be here with you all!
-Sheila emoticon

CHERIJ16 SparkPoints: (72,552)
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2/20/13 5:14 P

I am finally ready to take charge of my type 2 diabetes and get healthy! I am doing things the right way this time so it will become a healthy lifestyle change. So far all my work is paying off because my fasting blood sugar is down and I am losing the pounds gradually.

NEED2MOVE2 Posts: 1,128
2/20/13 1:29 P

Good for you :)

MCCASEY459 SparkPoints: (2,507)
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2/20/13 7:13 A

You have motivated me! I am anxious to loose more than a lb a week but realize I am setting myself up for failure. I just joined this site and it has helped me focus. I now have mini goals for myself so they are more attainable. I plan to work on my first 5 lbs and increase exercise routine then on to the next 5. Good luck you and thanks for sharing! emoticon

MAGGIEVAN SparkPoints: (148,598)
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2/20/13 3:18 A

A pound a week is what is recommended by doctors. It is not so slow but a good average to aim for.

JIBBIE49 Posts: 57,882
2/19/13 12:32 A

Don't quit.

IAMAROCK SparkPoints: (144)
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2/18/13 8:59 P

It sounds like you are doing it exactly the right way. Being patient is defintely a virtue. Wishing you strength and will power. Have fun with this!!

WILLOWYGIRL SparkPoints: (5,361)
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2/18/13 6:15 P

Lately I have been actually changing my habits and eating patterns.

Ive "tried" to lose weight before, but it has never been very successful. This time I am going to succeed because my mind is in the right place.

I have been eating fruit as snacks and for lunch.

Not only have I been eating breakfast, Ive been making it healthy with oatmeal and some nuts on top.

I've almost completely cut out coffee and the hundreds of calories associated with all of the add-ons. I save it for my day off and drink green tea instead when I need some caffeine.

I am planning on losing weight slowly, maybe half a pound to a pound a week instead of the 2lbs + that I used to plan on. I would get sooo hungry that I would fall off the wagon.

If I keep changing little things about what Im doing and pay attention to what I eat (at work cookies are a huge issue, so thats my next thing to tackle), I will continue to lose weight and live a healthier life! :-)

I just wanted to share. People in my life are either so obese that they don't understand why I am bothering, or naturally at a healthy weight so don't understand the struggle. I need someone to cheer me on, you know?

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