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A journey of a thousand miles...

Dieting - restricting food in any way - does not work for me, and never will. I'm not interested in calories, or clean foods, or points, or even portions. I'm here to honour my hunger and my feelings, and that is all. :)
Dieting - restricting food in any way - does not work for me, and never will. I'm not interested in calories, or clean foods, or points, or even portions. I'm here to honour my hunger and my feelings, and that is all. :)



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Member Since: 8/28/2010

My Goals:
I would like to settle my weight at around 175lbs - optimum for me.

My Program:
1. A rigorous dance program - sweat as much as possible!

2. 3 x lifting workouts per week, no excuses.

3. No more overeating.

Personal Information:
PM me for Facebook info. Would like to connect with other 20-somethings in a similar situation, especially in the London area.

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7/4/2013 2:12:31 PM

Stumbled across this interview and thought you might like it too. I like her quotes! Let me know what you thought of it

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7/4/2013 12:56:48 PM

To answer your questions:
"I've just been looking at your page - you've lost a lot of weight, and you look so different! How did you deal with getting rid of bad habits, and the feeling of deprivation that brings, if it did at all? Or, slipping up in a major way and getting back on plan?"

It has been a very long road, and a journey in which I have had to learn a lot about myself, my eating habits, and about food intolerances/allergies that I have. I did testing two years ago and found out that I can't have gluten, dairy, yeast, eggs, and most beans. I still slip up sometimes with Dairy, but I do avoid gluten at all costs. Took me a year to stop eating gluten for good, even with all the physical pain it causes me. I've always been a slow learner emoticon

I think the first step in the process is self acceptance. To stop beating yourself up all the time. Understanding that it will take time will take you far. Now, of course you do have to be responsible for your actions, and work on changing them. Any bad habit that you have can only stick and be changed if you replace it with another (hopefully good) habit. if you stop and get the burger after dance class, either order something else that might be considered healthier, OR pack your own food. I bring a cooler of food every where I go....everywhere. For me it is necessary because I can't eat most things offered at a fast food restaurant without getting very sick. In a way you are making yourself sick too though. You are making yourself emotionally sick with the guilt you feel. I like to think as these healthy habits as not necessary just for weight loss, but for my LONG TERM health! It is like once I made that mindset changed, a lot of things clicked for me. I refuse to cut my calories too low because it affects my workout performance. it is important to me to be able to lift heavy, to do HIIT, to train and run a half marathon. I do those things because I LIKE them...I have to eat to fuel that. Does that mean I need to eat pizza, bruger king, mcdonalds? no way, because if I eat that stuff I can't PERFORM! I would start off with making goals for myself...I don't mean weight loss goals, I mean what do you want for yourself? Do you want to be a healthy person, do you want to be a fit person, if so, what does that look like.

The first step to me is changing your mindset and perspective. if you say a whole lot of can'ts/won'ts/never wills, well thats exactly what you will get.

I do slip up, I've slipped up more this year than I have in the last 3 years. I have a lot of stuff going on this year, that is affecting me in a negative way. My way of dealing with it was to hire a personal trainer and now a nutritionist. I understand I can't do this by myself, so I have asked for help from professionals. I am in a position in my life now that I can afford to do that. That is why Weight watchers is so successful for people...that SUPPORT that comes from it. Online is a great place to find support groups...even facebook has some type of private groups for people looking to get healthier and lose weight/fat/compare ideas. What about figuring out what your favorite foods are, what is it that you like about them, and finding a recipe that will allow you to make subs?

This is a really long post, and I hope you find SOME of the information useful, if you have any more questions, please just shoot me a message on my sparkpage! I think the ultimate question that you need to ask yourself is, "how bad do you want to change". There are NO shortcuts to success, no matter where you look. And by this I mean LONG TERM success, you just have to make the decision that you are going to do this and stick to it for the long haul.

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7/9/2012 5:03:07 PM

You look great! Good to see you here!

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2/17/2012 5:02:09 PM

Don't give up!

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8/21/2011 6:18:12 PM

Hey! Your comment on my page has me so excited! I'm not at 179 yet but just writing that on my page has me so pumped to get there and join you. Thank you for that!
Congrats to you! Keep it up! I'll keep you posted, I'm not far behind!

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