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Sept 6th I decided to take control and not cheat. On track, and eating fabulous on Somersizing.

Saturday, January 04, 2014

I joined SparkPeople in 2009, lost 101 pounds in 2011.. Then I had a death in my family and with the stress, I went back to my old habits gaining over half of it back.
Every day I would start great, and by the end of the day, I was starting again tomorrow!
I was craving food all the time. It was like my stomach was controlling my mind, and I hated it. I would beat myself up in side. But still wanted what I wanted to eat. I was on a vicious circle, over and over.
Then, Sept 6th I decided to take back control and not cheat. I picked Somersize because as long as you don't cheat you don't have to count calories. There is no caffeine, sugar or anything fake on this program. I lost fast at first then went down to a healthy weight loss each week. I have lost each week since. The first six weeks I ate over my calories on Sparkpeople but did not cheat on my program. My craving from my stomach started to stop and I was not so hungry. Without noticing at first I had started eating less, and I was full faster. I feel different about food now. I have spent a lot of time researching about our food. They spray, and cross things in our food that I no longer will even buy anything in a baggage, or processed food. I went to buy a vitamin and looked, and it had a toxin in it. You have to read ingredients on everything! Since Sept no sugars or substitute sugars. And I no longer hungry all the time wanting more. I don't eat many carbohydrate meals; I had three or four since Sept 6th. Don't see the need. I do keep track of when I do feel hunger now. I have five days each month that I was really hungry and I did eat a lot. I only lost 1 pound that week, but I did not cheat. Yea! I feel like my life is changing, and I have been taken off a drug that was making me hungry! I also believe that drug was sugar, which causes Candida. Candida wants more and more sugar as it takes over your body and your brain I am finding. Wow: Who knew! Also learned this last week that Candida also like fake sugar, fake color and food additives; which are no longer in my diet! After craving French fries, breads, candy and fast food, I now see crossbones and skulls when I drive bye.
My weigh in are Mondays and I am excited each week to get on the scale.
Thank goodness for SparkPeople and all my Spark Friends without you I would still be out of control.
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    I love hearing your posts, what works and what doesn't work. I am grateful for Sparkpeople and Spark members.

    My treat for my walk the other day was a pair of earrings. In the past it might have been a high calorie coffee or extra meal.
    2392 days ago
    I weigh in on Sundays!!! I know you can do it Velvet!
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    Comment edited on: 2/23/2014 6:27:05 PM
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    2445 days ago
    emoticon awesome job!!! keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2450 days ago
    I'm just SO proud of you girlfriend. I adore Suzanne Somers...smart, smart, cookie in spite of her television sitcom for playing the dumb blond. She is the REAL deal and I love her outspoken nature and her ability to share what she's learned in her life.

    You are doing so GREAT.. I finally decided to 'get real' and start eating healthy even if it meant that I couldn't eat out anymore glug myself full of caffeine in the a.m. whilst skipping breakfast AND giving up wine for a while until I reach a weight I feel more comfortable at. That's a good 50-60 lbs away. A glass of wine...or a healthy body...you KNOW the answer to that one!

    Hugs my friend...I so enjoy you as a sparkling buddy! emoticon
    2473 days ago
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    Way to go Velvet, you are doing an amazing job!
    2474 days ago
    I'm so impressed with this success and your determination to stick to this plan. You are fantastic, dear girl. I'm going to look into this Somersize plan and see what its all about. I'm addicted to sugar. It's my worst toxin. Thank you so much for sharing. emoticon Linda
    2480 days ago
    Great blog. I have been cutting down on sugar over the past few years. emoticon on your success.
    2481 days ago
    thank you for posting...what a motivation!! Keep Sparkin'!!
    2482 days ago
    You are so fabulous and honest, Velvet. I am so with you about the losing and gaining and "starting again" the next day. I'm so glad you kicked that cycle to the curb. The sugar thing is what is so amazing. I am trying to read up on that also and get into eating better foods without preservatives. I am at the beginning of my journey and looking forward to it. I'm lucky to have a great guide and sparkfriend to show me the way. Good luck to you today and always!!!
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    2482 days ago
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