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Don't Diet...TRY it!!!

Sunday, October 04, 2009

I'll probably receive "BOOs" for this, but in my household, we don't diet. Diet is a negative word. Diet is Douse Interest Each Time. In our experiences, diets fail. I'm not a failure. If my car doesn't start, that doesn't make me a failure. I either fix the car, replace the car, or use an alternate means of transportation. Thus, I didn't fail.

Diets, when they fail, do not make you a failure. Try another venue, such as Sparkpeople. The choice my family faced- Diet, or TRY IT (Sparks) We have been succeeding with Sparks for months, now. My boys are aged 6, and 4 and they love veggies, and they love exercise (playing, and fun activities) They love participating in my fitness regiments, and I love them being included...it helps keep me encouraged. So, I don't diet with my family. But we do eat healthy foods, mostly. We exercise regularly, and we learn and explore helpful ideas conducive to a healthy lifestyle. So, to anyone who cares to read this (lol), my suggestion is to lose the diet. Try it.

Surround yourself with positive and supportive people. Try it.

Eat sensibly, and healthy. Dont starve yourself, when you need to, enjoy healthy snacks. Try it.

Exercise. Make it fun. Make it meaningful. Keep it safe, and go for effectiveness, not quantity. In others words, dont try to say, do 100 push up in a minute, or 50 crunches in 30 seconds, or lift 200 pounds, when you aren't used to lifting 15. Start slow, start light, and 15-20 minutes of effective exercise is better than 2 hours of meaningless bruising or strains. Try it.

Have fun, and set realistic goals. If you fall, stand up again. When you succeed, share your success with someone else. TRY IT! Don't diet.
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  • SWTRED65
    Hey Babe, How ironic you would post this blog b/c I am thinking the same way. For instance, Sparks isn't a "weight loss" site but it is a site for overall healthy living. I love you and appreciate your efforts. Continue doing what you do! By the way, this was a great blog and I'm not being biased !!!
    4056 days ago
  • DORIS_H
    I'm giving you a BOO, Reggie.. BOOtiful, that is. I don't view Sparks as a diet tool, but I was silently willing myself to include dieting with my healthy lifestyle habits. You have made a GREAT point (again), and I thank you. I'm not dieting at all. Everything I do is for the improvement of my health. I live to be queen to myself, an example for my daughter, and a positive force of inspiration to my patients, and anyone else who'll observe my actions, and by the way, your continued support is heavily needed, appreciated, and boasted on. Thank you so much for our friendship, and introducing me to Sparks is one of the greatest things you've done for me.

    Keep the blogs coming. I love reading them, and why haven't you written any poetry lately? I miss those. Kiss those boys for me, and tell your wife hello for me.

    Warm regards,
    Doris
    4067 days ago
  • TRUCKERMAN2009
    emoticon No diet word used here. I use the phrase "Life Style Change" or as someone else put it " I am eating HEART HEALTHY" Thanks again and I will "TRY IT!" emoticon
    4068 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/4/2009 7:59:42 PM
  • JGOLFER
    No "BOOs" here! I agree totally. Great blog.
    4068 days ago
  • MNNICE
    I couldn't've said it better! I've noticed since joining SP that several words now have different meanings. For instance, when I say my clothes "fit" me, it doesn't mean that I am able to squeeze into it, it means they actually flatter my body. "Diet" now simply means eating healthy, balanced meals and watching portions sizes. As I have heard said by others, "Die-ets" don't work, but "Live-Its" do!
    4068 days ago
  • JETERTONI
    I don't like to diet either. I end up being hungry and eating something that I know I shouldn't eat. Exercising instead can be fun. Just find somehting that you enjoy to do and do it! emoticon
    4068 days ago
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