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Thursday, October 23, 2014


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MOMMY445 10/26/2014 2:38PM

    way to go! woo hoo!

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KAREN-IS-HERE 10/25/2014 10:27AM

    ya!

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BEACHCALSIX 10/24/2014 11:16AM

    emoticon to a great day! That is a huge improvement with the water! To be honest, I still have issues with water emoticon
I can get up to 6 0r even 7 cups but after that I don't want anything to do with it haha. I drink more tea than water, it counts and I like the taste better.
emoticon with you, every "diet" gets stale and boring. A LOT of times I just want to stop or quit. I always ask myself "what does it mean to quit?" the answer- eating junk food and not exercising. So I make a deal with myself. I allow myself a day off from exercising or a low calorie treat and just relax for the day but the catch is I have to stay in my calories and it has to be something other than fast food emoticon
Anyways, hope you had a emoticon day! Keep it up!!!

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MIGHTYMOUSE215 10/24/2014 8:57AM

    I have yo-yo dieted so many times and I learned something along the way. This is NOT a diet. This is a lifestyle change. You have to get in the right mindset for it to work. It's ok if you didn't meet your water goal, you still got more water in than usual. I, myself only get 5-6 glasses of water in a day and that's with not drinking anything else except my morning caffeine. You CAN do this! We are all here to support you. Me personally, I count calories, and track everything on here. At first it's tidious, but after a while you get used to what some of the calories are without looking at the package and it gets easier. Sodium is another huge thing. Too much sodium leads to water retention, feeling bloated, swollen fingers, or feet, so just be mindful of how much sodium you're ingesting.
Perfect example: Pizza Hut. I love Pizza Hut, and used to have it nearly every weekend. I got veggies on my pizza so I didn't think anything of it. When I started really looking at my sodium I looked at what 1 slice of pizza had. I was sick! It was like 700mg of sodium in 1 piece!!! My daily amt is 2300mg so for me that was a lot. It just opened my eyes to look at how much sodium is going in things. Frozen dinners have a lot of sodium. Even though the calories are low that doesn't mean anything. Its all about the big picture. I know you can do this!
Sorry for the rant lol

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SLLYONS51 10/24/2014 12:52AM

  I'm so happy to see you back! Every day that you are here you are building momentum. emoticon emoticon

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SEATTLE58 10/24/2014 12:11AM

    Just think of it, that you did better today than yesterday or last week or before, and it's baby steps, and you had a baby step today, closer to your goal. emoticon emoticon

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A-ha Moment

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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ANNIE1114 10/26/2014 7:35PM

  Look around, we have a problem here in the U.S. We are becoming a nation of food addicts. So, you are not alone. I struggle daily to stay within my calorie range and not binge. Sometimes, I also lose the fight and give in to my desire to bing. Keep trying one day at a time. We are all in this fight together.

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BEACHCALSIX 10/23/2014 12:47PM

    I BELIEVE IN YOU!! Everyone fails from time to time, admitting it is so powerful! Confessing to your mistakes instead of sitting in denial is incredibly important! Fast food has very addictive chemicals added in on purpose. It sounds like a conspiracy but tests have proven it's true. They want you to buy more and put some nasty stuff in it to make you do so. It seriously is like crack like you say!
Watch the movie "Fed Up" if you haven't already. hosted by Katie Couric and goes into all the junk they put in that food. It's awful! I do the same thing as you. Not as bad now but I used to go to the store and by a box load of candy bars and ice cream and go back to my office and eat ALL of it for just ME. I did the fast food binges too. You get this rush from it and when you stop eating it you go through "withdrawal" just like with drugs and alcohol.

A lot of people don't understand just how hard it is and are quick to judge "just change your calorie intake and move around more" HA, not that easy! I used to think like that too and thought something was wrong with me. There is an addiction and huge mental battle you have to break through before it gets easier. It took a good month to 2 months of staying away from fast food to finally feel free of it. I still have a sugar addiction I battle with to this day.

Don't worry about being judged or embarrassed on spark people! I've found the people on here are so kind and nonjudgemental. They all go through the same problems! Whenever I have a bad day and have a binge, I will come on here and blog it out. It really helps to release the frustration, stress and sadness I have and helps me get right back on track and push forward again the next day.
One or two binges won't mess up your results if you just keep pushing forward. We are all here for you on spark, feel free to blog and ask for help whenever you need it!

We can break this addiction together! Stay strong! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MIGHTYMOUSE215 10/23/2014 8:47AM

    Hey, you don't have to "prove" anything to anybody but yourself ok? This journey is just that, a journey. There are ups and downs along this journey. I'm glad you had your ah-ha moment because McDonald's will put you in an early grave at 2 or 3 meals a day. I know it has taken me a LOT to get to where I am today, and while I still have a ways to go, I look at where I was and that in itself is a push to keep going. You WILL get there! Everyone is different and require a different strategy. You just have to find what works for you. Maybe go talk to a nutritionist, someone who can help you stay focused, someone that can help you stay accountable no matter if it's good, bad, or ugly.
You can always talk to me. I do not judge! emoticon

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GOAL-WT-MET 10/22/2014 9:39PM

  Please don't be embarrassed about your fast food story, I bet 90% of people on this site have one. Here is mine. Years ago I did not cook, had a business and I worked a lot and had bad eating habits. It was 11 pm and I was hungry. Nothing in the house because if you don't cook you have no real food. A fast food place only a few blocks away at the time, I put a coat over my P.J's and drove there. Embarrassed to order food for two when there was just me, I starred at a blank paper pretending I was reading an order from another person. Seriously! Like the person taking the order could care less and probable is only thinking about when her shift is over so she can go home and go to sleep. The food wasn't that good, I never was a big fan of fast food but at the time I was not a fan of my cooking either as I was clueless in the kitchen.

Now I cook and love it, haven't been to a fast food place in years and am at goal weight. We all have our A Ha moments that puts us on the road to success and you really sound like you had yours and I know you're going to do it this time. I am getting excited for you.

We're all here for you so reach out to us when you need or want to.



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D_4RECOVERY 10/22/2014 8:36PM

    I'm so happy you had your a ha moment. I see your light bulb and I know you will make it shine brightly. emoticon emoticon

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STEPH-KNEE 10/22/2014 7:36PM

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SEATTLE58 10/22/2014 7:24PM

    We've all been in the same boat that you're in, and you did the best thing you could do with it, and that's to tell it like it is. Yes, it is embarrassing and SP is where to go to turn it around. I'm a great one for eating when no one's around too. I'll be following you along as you start new with your journey. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KAREN-IS-HERE 10/22/2014 7:03PM

    great minds think alike- I haven't posted v-log for a while until today/ same with you
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SLLYONS51 10/22/2014 6:38PM

  That is really how it starts with baby steps. You can do this! One step at a time! emoticon

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JUSGETTENBY42 10/22/2014 5:33PM

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Hey there!!! :)

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

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SLLYONS51 10/10/2014 11:47PM

  Good to see you!

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PEGLEGN64 10/9/2014 10:48PM

    My easiest way to start out was cutting out all foods that have White in them such as Salt, Flour, and Sugar. No calorie counting. Eat all the meats you like such as Beef, fish, and chicken. Also bacon. Any fruit and veggies as much as you want. I cut out all breads, cookies, noodles, anything with flour. At first its hard, but slowly cutting out those foods help. If you do have them, limit it to small portions per day.
Im no Saint, I do eat out sometimes. But pick better choices than I used to.
The hardest part is driving past fast food places when you have had a busy day. And just don't feel like making something. My average loss has been only around 10 lbs per year. But its over 30 lbs lost since I made better food choices. It just takes time. We Can Do It. Glad to see your blogs again.

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STEPH-KNEE 10/9/2014 1:41AM

    I totally agree with Sun66Shine in the sweetest way possible! I think I understand her sincere tone and it is because she, as well as the rest of us, wants to see you succeed! When I click on your spark page and see you are here for 2 years and are still at your starting point it breaks me heart, do you know why it breaks my heart? Because that was me!! My spark page dates back to 2009! Can you believe it?! That is a long time. I lost 40 pounds and gained it back, plus more. Then I lost another 20 and gained it all back. It wasn't until 2012 that I finally got serious and got 80 pounds off. I wasted 3 years dilly dallying and gaining and losing, and if I had gotten it together I would have been at goal for a long time and maintaining. But instead I'm here still trying to lose the last 30 pounds. 2 years is gone, and there's nothing we can do about it, but I don't want to see you 2 years from now at your starting point trying to figure it out. No matter what program you decide to follow, the name of the game is calories in and calories out. You know how to do this, just like I know how to do this, but doing it is the hard part. I am telling this to myself as well as you because I've been having some rough days lately and I need to work harder to get back on track. We are all here rooting for you and want to you see you do well, but you have to want it for yourself. I always see you start off so gungho and then you fall back into the shadows, and it really breaks my heart because you deserve so much more. emoticon

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SUN66SHINE 10/8/2014 11:38PM

    You certainly are having a difficult time finding what will work for you. The problem with that is if you keep looking it's hard to start. If you don't start, it's hard to progress. If you don't progress, you don't achieve ANY goals. So whether it's through faith/prayer, calorie counting, carb counting, protein counting, measuring, scaling, pictures...whatever...what's important is to just get started and try it for, say, four weeks, six weeks and if it doesn't work, switch to something else. The decision part is holding you up from DOING. And during this period of decision making, you're allowing room to make poor decisions on what to drink and eat because subconsciously you're telling yourself since you're not on a "program" yet, it doesn't count. Unfortunately, it does count.

I follow your videos and you are such a beautiful soul, sincere, honest, spiritual and you deserve to give yourself a long life to be able to worship the God that you love! In order to have that long life to love and worship your God, it's important to be and make healthy choices now.

My mom was about 600 lbs and when she died she was down to 450 lbs. Before she died she made her wishes clear that she wanted to be cremated because it was sooooo expensive to buy a casket for her size. And she didn't like the idea of having a huge hole dug to put the huge casket.

The reason I'm telling you this story is because my mom "couldn't decide what type of program" was right for her so since she couldn't make up her mind, she did nothing. It was due to her health problems she lost weight not because of having a healthier lifestyle.

I'm sorry if it seems I'm attacking you or lecturing you, I'm trying to encourage you to take that necessary step. Go for it! Do something, anything! Even though I don't know you, you don't know me, I sincerely care about people and the next time you cry, it would be nice to see them as tears of joy! God bless, my little SP friend.
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BEACHCALSIX 10/8/2014 1:02PM

    emoticon looking forward to seeing how the plan works. The scale really is a butthead. It can't calculate your muscle gains or salt retentions etc. Measuring and pictures are a good way to go! Have an emoticon week!

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MSCONFIDENT1 10/8/2014 12:15PM

    You have me all interested in weigh down! I had to look it up. I have been looking for something like this. Definitely giving it a try. I'm always checking in on your page to see how you are doing every time I get on here. We can do it! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Update- 9/4/14

Thursday, September 04, 2014

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TRIM180 9/13/2014 3:05PM

    Beautiful blue eyes! emoticon emoticon emoticon
Birthdays are a new start; fresh beginnings, a time to start new endeavors with new goals. Move forward with fresh confidence and courage. You are a special person, may you have an amazing today and year!
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CAJUN46 9/9/2014 1:06AM

    Having a little bit of a struggle, aren't you, Sweetie. I was where you are, and still am at times. I'm new on my journey too. The biggest and best reason to keep at it is for YOU. Not your doctor, your husband, boyfriend, or whoever. Your health is your best asset. It took me 68 years to figure that out. I am investing in me, finally. It's now or never for me. You need to find your happy place, your reason for doing it and it needs to be genuine. You can do this. You're worth it. It is one day at the time but it doesn't have to be torture. If you fall down, get up, dust yourself off and learn from your stumble. Don't set too big of a goal at once. Start with say, 10 pounds. Lose that, or close to it, pat yourself on the back and work on the next 10. It's easier in little chunks. Too large of a goal sets you up for failure. Before you know it, you move down a size. Yippee!!

It takes time. I get discouraged and want to speed the process up. It ain't gonna happen like I want it to. I fell the other day, forgot to take something for lunch and it was downhill the rest of the day. In the past I would have been all over myself and given up. This time I realized I HAVE to take my lunch, I cannot mess up in my planning, especially when first starting out. Before you know it, you don't want the bad stuff any more (or at least not as often), you can take it or leave it. Example. My husband was eating a sandwich the other day and I wanted one. Nope, I made a sandwich but I wrapped it in lettuce and it was fantastic. I even had a few chips with it. I was glad I didn't eat the bread. There really isn't room for one teenie tiny piece of pizza, not in the beginning - it won't stop there. When we have gone further into the journey and are stronger, that treat won't hurt. Drink water. Really - it works. Be creative.

Don't give up on yourself - you can (and will) do this. Keep posting for encouragement
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SEATTLE58 9/7/2014 7:42PM

    You can do it, girl, I know you can!! We all can try harder this week! emoticon

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SEATTLE58 9/7/2014 7:17PM

    You can do it, girl, I know you can!! We all can try harder this week! emoticon

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SLLYONS51 9/6/2014 8:41AM

  She believed she could so she did emoticon

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ATGOALWT 9/5/2014 11:44AM

  I use to do what you're doing, beating myself up for messing up at a meal or for the entire day. At one time that could of been the start of not continuing and really falling off the wagon so to speak. Then I just became kinder to myself and accepted the fact I'm human and messing up on one meal will not make a difference in the long term as long as you are conscious of that and get right back on track for the rest of the day. Then you can be proud of yourself for getting back on track.

Another thing I had to do was to stop weighing myself on a daily basis. That was driving me crazy. Your body fluctuates a few pounds on a daily basis. I would suggest only weighing yourself once a week.

Exercise is so important in the journey. Find something you enjoy doing that gets your body moving. It doesn't have to be formal exercising, you just have to move your body. Taking advantage of this beautiful weather and walking your dog is a great way to achieve that.

After I stopped beating myself up and stopped starving myself and eating when I'm a little hungry, now called intuitive eating, I've lost and kept off now for 4 years 50 pounds. The charts say I have 7 more to go to be normal weight but as a post menopausal woman, I am very healthy and that's what I care about most of all. If my body wants to stay at this weight it is fine with me. If I start to lose again, that is also fine with me. I know all about set points and it can take your body a long time to adjust to a new large weight loss and then start losing again.

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BEACHCALSIX 9/5/2014 11:26AM

    16 lbs in one month is a little steep, did this dietbet calculate it out for you? It is possible to lose 4% in 28 days though. Start out with a small walk every day and it will motivate you. The exercising will actually motivate you to eat healthier. Lots of luck, you can do it!!

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SUN66SHINE 9/5/2014 12:53AM

    Wow! Boy have I been there when it comes to the old mighty $$. I wish you success in muddling through the paperwork.

So if you only have four weeks to lose 20 lbs. that's 5 lbs. a week. Unless you are eating and exercising like you're on the show The Biggest Loser, that may not be a realistic goal. Subconsciously maybe you know that and unknowingly you are sabotaging yourself. This way if you don't reach your goal you can honestly say to yourself, "See? You knew you couldn't do it!" I've done this to myself year after year after year. In fact for the last 27 years. I'm not saying this is what you're doing as I'm not a psychologist or psychoanalyst, but just something to think about. I certainly don't want to add to your stress and I apologize if I went too far.

Could you set a smaller goal that you would be happy with if you don't meet the 20 lb. mark? For example, can you say, "Well, I didn't make the 20 lb. mark but I lost 10 and that's 10 less to work off."?

You seem to be such a sweet person and it's sad that you feel you have to beat yourself up. I hope you achieve some acceptable success. I'll be following your future video blogs since I'm interested in your journey. Thanks for sharing.

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I'm Back! :-)

Friday, August 29, 2014

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LOVINSHERRY78 8/31/2014 8:54AM

    you need to do for you. no one else can ultimately tell you what your plan should be and i think this is a great idea for someone in your situation. we have all been there trying to find the best plan for ourselves so i think it's great u found something to try. i hope you are successful at it and i agree with BEACHCASIX..all the healthier choices will come into play when u r ready. when you start feeling better your body starts to crave the better for ya stuff (so i found for myself anyway, lol). good luck and i believe in u! i'll def be back to check in on you and cheer u on!
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BEACHCALSIX 8/29/2014 11:38AM

    This is exactly what I do and I've lost over 60 lbs. I hate dieting and any time I feel deprived I automatically binged. some people call it the bite diet too. Sometimes you're not even hungry, sometimes you really just want to taste something your craving. Sometimes I just really want to taste a cupcake so I'll take a couple bites and more times than not I'm satisfied and can put the rest away for a later treat. At first you will still eat a lot so don't feel pressured. It will take a while for your stomach to shrink down. Eventually you'll realize you can't eat the same portion sizes anymore! You'll naturally start trying new veggies and fruits.
When you're truly hungry, things taste soo much better so when you try something new like a vegetable it will taste better and you'll be more likely to keep it in your food options. If that makes sense lol. Anyways, like I said it will take a while so don't force yourself to eat extremely mini meals yet. Concentrate just on feeling that full feeling and stopping in that moment. You are doing great!

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