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September 2011, not happy

Hubby looking good after losing 20 pounds

September 2015, 44 pounds off



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Hello and welcome to my page. I started out here on SP weighing 210 in September 2011. I wanted to lose 60 in a year. Well I lost 20 pounds by the end of 2011 with adding exercising, eating more fruits, vegetables and eating way less fast food. By changing how and what I eat I have gone on to lose over 50 pounds by Aug. 2016.

I am married to a very supportive man who is also losing weight and with his help I think I can do this. I love to cook and he inspires me to make low cal meals.

I challenge myself to make better choices to become stronger healthier and a better person. I find that pushing myself to be healthier every day is practical. I use steaks to motivate myself and count my calories.

I have learned to love exercising. I walk most every day. I like joining exercise challenges and testing myself to be stronger and healthier

I look forward to learning more things every year to be a good role model to others on this journey.

3/25/16 Positive quote-If you focus on results, you will never see change. If you focus on change you will get results.

Member Since: 9/18/2011

Fitness Minutes: 82,038

My Goals:
I wear size 10 jeans and I want to wear size 8.

My Program:
I do things my way- I eat 3 meals a day, no snacks, no seconds and no sweets except on days that Start with S like Saturday, Sunday and special days like holidays and birthdays of family and close friends, the NO-S-DIET. I love fresh fruit and raw vegetables. I eat mainly chicken, fish and vegetables, with a little cheese and yogurt throw in. I exercise 6 days a week by walking.

Personal Information:
I live in Sacramento Ca with my hubby of 11+ years. He is also working to lose weight and is helping me stay on track.

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"She thought she could so she did!!!!!"

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    Hi C-T
    Hmmm... advice... the main thing for doing NoS over the long haul is that you will probably drift at some point. Come back as soon as you notice it. Do not delay.
    And work the program as it is written. Be patient. Have special things on S days and don't over-restrict on N days. Time will take care of many things if you just stick with it, and keep coming back to it. You can reboot your day at 2pm or whenever. You don't have to wait, just wait until the next meal.
    Not too profound, but hope it's helpful.
    4 hours ago
    Congratulations on being in the top five for team fitness minutes this week! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    I leave you with this thought today. I hope you will embrace it for yourself

    There is a difference between pretty and beautiful. When someone is pretty, they have a good appearance. But when someone is beautiful they shine on the inside and out! emoticon
    Know you are BEAUtiFUL in my eyes.

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    7 hours ago
    Thank you for my goodie and encouragement for the weekend! So far so good. Too hot for a walk, but I have a bike inside to hop on. Have a great day!
    1 day ago
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    Thanks for the clarification on the book titles! Can make a world of difference - ha! I'll have to check into the one you are reading!
    2 days ago
  • v DJBTOO
    Read your blog "Sane Eating" today ... you are doing so well! And wow! the pics on your page 44 lbs. less - fantastic! Totally get your 'white jeans' scenario ... glad you are wearing those white jeans now!!!!!!! emoticon
    4 days ago
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