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Monday, June 08, 2009

Well, it's been awhile. I have been trying to lose weight for years now. I have been so unsuccessful. It was easy for me to get discouraged. I tried: Atkins, Suzanne Sommers, Carb Addicts Diet, Lean for Life, South Beach, Walk Away the Pounds... I go on and on. I would always get the early results, but after a couple weeks, I would lose all motivation. Stop trying and gain all the weight back... plus some!! My major wake up call (besides feeling like crap all the time) was when my fertility doctor told me that I needed to lose weight because the fertility drugs were not working. Here I am spending THOUSANDS of dollars and I might as well have flushed it down the toilet. But I was worried. I have had so much trouble trying in the past. But I decided to take a different approach this time. And I think I finally found the secret. I needed to stop trying. Taking information that I learned in the past, I realized that it isn't necessarily about what diet I am on, but what food works for me. I can't eat a lot of grain products. I can't eat fruit by itself. Taking these principles into account and eating about 5 meals a day has seemed to really boost my metabolism. I go on SP religiously. And I feel better and happier. I have lost 14 pounds so far. I am definitely eating enough and sticking to my calories. And if I want to have a treat, most of the time I make sure it's fairly healthy, but if I want ice cream, I am going to have ice cream. It will just be a normal size portion and not the bowl and half I would eat in the past. And you know what? I enjoy it so much more.
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