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: 52,942

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 SURVIVOR61
    emoticon Don’t completely eliminate foods that you actually LOVE.

    Chances are that if you completely cut out foods you absolutely love, you’ll spring back into old eating habits pretty quickly. Unless your doctor informs you of a health condition that requires food elimination, or unless you choose to eliminate a food for personal reasons, let go of the idea of “bad” foods and learn to enjoy them in moderation instead. Pasta? Rice? A piece of chocolate cake? Enjoying these once in a while won’t derail all of your hard work and they aren’t “unhealthy” in proper portions. It is all about portion control...

    Things do get a bit tricky with this “don’t” though. You have to figure out the best method of non-elimination for you. For example, if you keep your favorite food in the house and know you aren’t able to control how much you eat, then don’t keep it in the house. Instead, enjoy it only when you go out.
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  • v 1SANDRA2BFIT
    Love your body and the weight will take care of itself.
    ~ Sparkpeople ~

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    2 days ago
  • v SURVIVOR61
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    Do you need to wait to feel hungry before eating? Worst Diet Advice: 'Only Eat When Hungry'

    Why you shouldn’t let hunger drive your dietary decisions . Don't believe it? What happens when you go to the supermarket hungry? Well you shop differently, of course, coming home with items you'd have never purchased on a full stomach. And what happens when you sit down to a meal hungry? Well you're still shopping of course, only this time you're shopping from your plate, your fridge, your cupboards, your freezer, or worst of all, from a menu. emoticon
    3 days ago
  • v LAGIRL0547
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  • 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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    3 days ago
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