SONGBIRDPAULA
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weight = 380 lbs...I could never have accepted it until I found this picture.




March... 2009




Summer...2013


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A Story of a Journey ... Just cold turkey

I began my original journey in March 2009 weighing 380#. I knew that I had been on so many "diet plans" in my life that I finally threw it all out the window and just began using a "portion control with a little extra protein and a little less sodium" and that is how I arrived to where I am today. I have had no surgeries, pills, shots, hypnosis, anything....only eating less! I don't count anything, calories, carbs, points, etc. I realize, that now, they haven't and don't work for me. My style is.....I eat what is prepared at any time or any where......I just don't eat all of it! I have numerous disabilities that leave me unable to exercise only minimally. My doctor's tried me on a new medication for one of my issues which caused me to gain 42# back, but since then she has stopped that one and I'm on my road back down from there. I will not change "my journey style" as it works for me. I don't know how far down I will lose, but I leave it in God's hands.


Member Since: 12/20/2011

Fitness Minutes: 52,852

My Goals:
1. My goal is to be the healthiest I can be.








My Program:
Portion control only.



Motto: "Always try to leave the last bite."

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Personal Information:
I'm 62 years old

Live in Texas

Married 38 yrs to BFF

1 daughter

2 grandsons

I have numerous disabilities allowing minimal to no exercising.


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I can do all things through Christ, Who strengthens me.




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  • v LAGIRL0547
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    4 hours ago
  • v 1SANDRA2BFIT
    Your journey to a healthier weight is not a journey that you start and then give up. It is a journey that you are living every day for the rest of your life.
    ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Savor ~

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    5 hours ago
  • v 1SANDRA2BFIT
    You can't change yesterday but you can change today.
    ~ Unknown ~

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    1 day ago
  • v ALICEDIXIE
    Paula: Never too late to join the 10-minute daily exercise challenge at Keep Walking With Jesus. You will find a lot of encouragement in this challenge. You can do 10 minutes or more - it is up to your fitness level. WTG! Alice
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  • v SURVIVOR61
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    My Dr. is recommending that I eat several smaller meals throughout the day now that I have been diagnosed as having "Hypoglycemia". Instead of eating 3 regular meals and 2 snacks, I would be eating 6 smaller meals through out the day. By eating at regular intervals, my blood sugar levels (and therefore my energy levels) would remain stable. So, instead of having that mid-afternoon crash, I would be full of energy through dinnertime! By eating every few hours (especially if when we chew on fruits and veggies) can also help add extra the nutrition that might be missing from other meals. By cutting out refined sugar, I also cut a lot of fruits that were high in sugar as well. I have recently learned that my body needs this natural sugar. Therefore I have started re-introducing them back into my meal plans as needed. This is helping to restart my metabolism. How many of you know what "Hypoglycemia" is? Could you be suffering from this condition and not know it? I was.

    Hypoglycemia : deficiency of glucose ( sugar ) in the bloodstream. Low Blood Sugar.
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    4 days ago
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