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Never giving up. Even after 6 months of not "dieting", I came back, got back on the wagon and am nearly finished with my weight loss now. I have lost 190 lbs. and have 90 to go to make my goal. Even if you have a bad day, week, month, whatever....NEVER GIVE UP!!!
I think the key for me is being honest with myself about everything. Not just what I eat or how much water I drink or how much exercise I do, but also how much am I WILLING to do to change my life. In other words, walking my talk.
I have learned there are role players in my weight loss journey. There people who are "safe" to share the good and bad times in my weight loss journey. And there are the folks who have the role of telling me that I look like I have lost weight.
I have 64-oz and 32-oz bottles that I use for my daily water. It makes it so much easier to keep track of--and it dosn't seem like so much of a chore! I use flavoring packets like Crystal Light and BeneFiber to make the water more palatable.
Before I do anything of a day I log on and start with Spark People. This organizes my day for exercise, food and water. I never feel lost in my goals. I always feel I am heading in the right direction. Thanks for helping me find the road to success to a healthier life.
The secret is" It takes two to have a conflict, and only one to end it". There is always some truth in the issue that created the conflict, however great or small it may be . Learning to accept the truth is hard and part of the secret.
I find that when I avoid wine, I lose weight. It's not rocket science. After a couple glasses of wine, I eat unhealthy foods or too much food. I usually have wine on weekends, but then I find that all my week long efforts and weight loss are squashed by my weekend antics. Not worth it.