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7/17/16 1:33 A

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My motto used to be if no one saw you eat it, then it had no calories whatsoever. :)

I cheated myself out of victory over weight loss,

But no more. I have failed many times at staying motivated.

Now I think I have some realistic goals, exercise and eating plans I can stick to from one week to the next. The biggest component for me is starting small.

You are not alone :)

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4/21/10 10:47 A

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Kudo to you for getting back on the right track. I would the same thng you did. If nobody saw me eat it, it never happened.

Keep up the good work and the wonderful attitude. I know you can do this.

GEORGIE in Jacksonville

Help me fight Breast Cancer. I will be doing the Breast Cancer Walk again this year. My team is the Pink Dragon Tamers. The walk is October 8, 2016.

Never be afraid to ask for help, we are not alone on our journey.

I'm on facebook, under georgiemoody feel free to add me but let me know you're from SparkPeople please.

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4/21/10 9:49 A

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Last year, I got my annual warning from my physician that I needed to lose weight and generally take better care of my body. He had me log a week's worth of food the prior year and my habits were pretty much the same. He talked me into trying phentermine for six months and I lost about 40 pounds (250 down to 210) over that time. I was very aware that most people who take this approach snap back to their original habits and end up doing the yo-yo thing. So during that time, I read up and reflected on the realities of my situation. I knew that when I completed my run of phentermine I would have to make long-term habitual changes.

Shortly after I was finished with the program, I stumbled back onto SparkPeople from a rather long hiatus. Originally when my wife told me about the website, I signed up and never did anything with it. Now I have recorded my daily food and exercise for the past several weeks and it feels great to really face my inner demons. I used to shamefully go to a vending machine and buy something sweet or otherwise fattening, trying to hide it from anyone who might be looking. You know, if I don't let anyone see the food, it's just like I'm not really eating it. How messed up is that? I'm certainly not a genius, but I'm also smart enough to know the logic of that is deranged. Now, if I do find myself going to the vending machine, I know exactly what I'm doing and I don't try to hide it. If I have honestly logged my diet and exercise, I have an honest understanding of its impact. I find that I also do so much less often. I think the mixture of knowing the truth and impact of my eating decisions with my much less frequent sweets attacks, result in lack of guilt when I do eat sweets. I don't have to feel badly about it since I'm no longer abusing my body by doing so.

I own my lifestyle now instead of my lifestyle owning me. I make more conscious daily decisions knowing that each one I make can change my habits for better or worse. Giving myself the ability to make more mindful decisions has afforded me confidence and better health. I bounced back to 215 over a month ago. I'm back to 210 and I'm in no rush to lose tons of weight. It will come off in it's own time. I'm living well and that's what really matters in the long run - right?

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