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The light at the end of the tunnel

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Well it has been a long road. Starting out at 176 pounds over six months ago and now I am staring at the last 6 pounds that I would like to lose. It is amazing at how much easier this was than I thought it would be. Sure I have to have will power and I need to keep myself motivated to exercise. I just never realized before that I can pretty much eat what I want as long as it is within reason. I can have pasta, pizza, chocolate and even Ice cream, I just have to know it is a treat, enjoy it, and know when to say stop. I am amazed at how well I have done with sparkpeople. I found some great people who helped motivate me and who have done wonderful challenges that keep me on track each week. They also keep me coming back and checking in every day. It's funny now, I will rarely eat anything now without either checking my calories or at least knowing if I will stay within my calorie range if I eat it. I have also started eating so many more fruits and veggies than I did just 6 months ago. This has not only been good for me but for my two girls. While they have not had any problems with their weight(and knock on wood they won't), It has been great introducing them to new healthy foods. Now I am not saying that I don't have an "off" day, but no one is perfect. I just have to suck it up and say, oh well and get myself back on track the next day. I think the biggest mistake that anyone can make is simply to give up because they made a mistake. Learn from it, move on and hey, tomorrow is a new day!
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    I really like this blog entry. It's full of all the sorts of things that are positive and affirming. Congratulations on the progress you've made over the last six months, and special congratulations for doing it in all the right ways. WooHoo!
    4166 days ago
    Isn't living a healthy lifestyle MUCH easier than "dieting"? Way to go on the goals you have reached and those you are soon to meet. What challenges/team helped you the most and why? I'd love to read some thoughts on that on the Spark C. Springs team forum if you have time! Thanks.
    4166 days ago
    Sweetie your a winner, yep on the track to success. We are only human, and not satisfying those cravings, urges only leads to trouble. Have it when you want, at least your not doing it every day!

    Yes, in the beginning it did seem very hard, and as you went along things got easier. What is surprising is if you sit and really think about what you have eliminated from your diet you will see how much better your truly eating.

    Hugs and love to you, stay the program you are a winner and an inspiration! emoticon
    4166 days ago
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