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Saturday Sept 22, 2012 Another Great Day

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Yesterday was officially 3 months since I started with Spark People. I have learned so much about burning calories, counting calories, what kind of foods have the most calories and more! I never thought a program like this would be effective but I figured I would give it a try. I can really see a difference in the way my clothes fit, I have lost 12 lbs but more than that, I have lost inches and my belly is slowly losing some of that excess adipose tissue!

The support on this site is great and I can't believe how much I look forward to logging on each day and reading the blogs that everyone posts and feeling so together with everyone as we go thru the ups and downs of losing weight.

I consistently log my food and exercise each day and that is truly key when trying to lose weight. Because I work in a stressful dept of a hospital, I like to bring chocolate to my staff and I usually don't eat myself, but every once in a while I do have to have a piece too. The one day I had a reeces peanut butter cup, I looked at the calories after I ate it and then I was annoyed since that was 1/2 the calories I eat for lunch in that one little cup. Really makes you think twice before putting that wonderful tasting thing in your mouth!

When I found this site, I was really looking for "diet pills" that had been shown to be effective but in the long run, the only effective way to lose weight and to keep it off is thru life style change and exercise. I am lucky enough to have my own equipment here and my husband kept wanting to put it away, but I kept saying no, I know I will go back and use it and some point and that point came when I almost hit the 190 mark and decided enough is enough, get your butt back on it and lose that extra weight!

Way to go everyone! Thanks for the great stories that everyone posts and together we can do this!! emoticon
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    We all learn by baby steps and by trying one thing and another. Persistence and consistency is the key. You're doing great.
    3153 days ago
  • AUNTB63
    I remember the times I would eat something and then look it up......we have all done this and we have all learned to look it up or remember what it was before eating it.
    Everything takes time and most days have lessons to be learned.....but what a great journey we are taking..... emoticon on Sparking for 3 months...and the great job you are doing. Continued success. emoticon
    3155 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12531806
    Glad you found SP.
    3155 days ago
  • ADELE66
    Lovely to read such a positive blog - am really happy for you that Spark is working for you!

    Keep up the great work!

    3155 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3468195
    Glad you found spark people instead of diet pills. Lifestyle changes are much healthier. You are doing great! Keep going. emoticon emoticon
    3155 days ago
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