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I joined SparkPeople.com for one of the most common reasons: I had (and still have) to lose weight. What started off as a goal to lose 40 pounds is now down to the last 10 pounds.

When I reached a BMI of 31,
I told myself "enough is enough, this has to change."

I knew that dieting wasn't my thing, I had tried dieting twice before and whenever I would lose 5 pounds, I would stop dieting and put 10 pounds back on. The problem with dieting is that I'd finish the ...
I joined SparkPeople.com for one of the most common reasons: I had (and still have) to lose weight. What started off as a goal to lose 40 pounds is now down to the last 10 pounds.

When I reached a BMI of 31,
I told myself "enough is enough, this has to change."

I knew that dieting wasn't my thing, I had tried dieting twice before and whenever I would lose 5 pounds, I would stop dieting and put 10 pounds back on. The problem with dieting is that I'd finish the diet and then go straight back to my unhealthy habits. So instead of just changing my nutrition for a few weeks before giving up on it, I decided to change my whole lifestyle to something that I knew I would be able to keep up. Right now I'm just over three months into this lifestyle change and I can safely say that it no longer feels like I have to push myself, I've truly changed my lifestyle into something much healthier. Here's what I changed:


- Breakfast!
Even though I still sleep in during the weekends (no need to get out of bed at 6AM on a saturday, right?) I make sure to get out of bed early enough so I can actually have breakfast, having the right breakfast-lunch-dinner schedule every single day of the week is helping my body stay in a normal rhythm.

- Water, water, water!
I got rid of the energy drinks and fizzy sodas that I used to drink, and I am now drinking plenty of water. Of course it's common knowledge that water is a zero calorie drink, but it also keeps me feeling full enough so I won't feel any need to snack. It took me a while to find the right type of water. As tap water has a completely bland taste to it, I knew I had to look for bottled water. But the mineral composition of some bottled waters actually gave me a sore throat when I'd drink a lot of it, but after spending some time trying different mineral waters I found one that works very well for me.

- No more snacking.
I've cut my mindless snacking down to zero. I may snack on some fruit when I feel like I need to eat something in the evening, or I'll just take a few big gulps of water which will do the trick as well.

- Cut the junk food.
I've cut the junk food days down to one a week, it really doesn't hurt to have junk food on occasion, but more than two times a week was obviously way too much. My regular meals also contain more vegetables compared to what they used to.

- Exercise!
I've cut so many calories in my eating habits that I'm slowly losing weight at this point, but I'm currently doing a little bit of cardio (20-25 minutes, three times a week) to speed up my weight loss progress.


Looking back at these changes, I realize that I really haven't had to do anything too difficult, but these simple changes have made a huge impact. By sticking to these five "rules" I've lost 31 pounds so far, at a steady average of two pounds a week.

This means that I currently have a BMI of 26 (overweight) and I'm closing in on a healthy weight.

As my final words on this very long text I would just like to add:
Don't give up, stay dedicated, and results will follow! ;)
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Member Since: 2/5/2013

SparkPoints: 8,464

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My Goals:
I'm currently on my way to lose the final 11 pounds. I've already lost almost 30 pounds so far so I'm well past the halfway mark of my final goal.

After that my goals will be to maintain my weight and increase muscle strength.

My Program:
-Eat breakfast every day.
-Drink plenty of water!
-Cut junk food.
-Cut late-night snacks.
-Exercise 4+ days a week!

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7/18/2014 4:51:54 PM

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HCORNETTO
2/8/2014 10:48:47 AM

Hey you, thought I'd stop in and see how things are going. I see that you are doing well. Keep it up!



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COREY195
6/24/2013 6:04:44 PM

you have done well for only having 3000+ spark points



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TXPATRIOT
6/17/2013 11:00:15 PM

Thank you for the SparkGoodie and encouraging words on my blog! I need to come to your new group and introduce myself. I will do that tomorrow. I promise!

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6/5/2013 3:38:57 PM

Welcome to the Treadmill, Elliptical, Runners, Walkers, & Etc team! Good luck and best wishes to you as you journey toward your goals!




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