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My slow and steady AHA! moment!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

WOW! I finally know what it's like to have an AHA! moment!
I have been struggling with my slow weight loss( around one pound or less a week)and getting very discouraged everytime I step on the scale.Instead of being thrilled it was one more pound that I hoped to never see again. So, I began researching diet programs that would speed up this weight loss and I know they're out there. I was on one where I lost over 60 lbs. But I gained it all back and then some. That company has since gone out of business.
This morning one of my teammates sent me an article from Jillian Michaels "Ouit Yo-Yo Dieting and Get Real Results". It was like it was speaking to me and answering all those questions I had been asking myself.
Always wanting to get results fast I was missing the big picture!I forgot all about the Tortoise and the Hare! Slow and steady win the race! Sure you can find those fad diets that take off the weight faster but at what cost to your health in the long run? Been there, done that, have the t-shirt!
My new mission is eating the good-for-me foods in the right amounts with exercise of course. (No dieting , just good health.) My goal weight is a little further out there now but, when I reach it I know I'll be the healthier for it.
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    You've discovered exactly what I wanted to tell you-just didn't know how. I love you and am pressing on to the goal with you. Both health and spirit. Can't wait to see you soon!!! emoticon
    3536 days ago
    Great job! And how true!
    3565 days ago
    Great day for you!!! YOu have figured out what will work and what doesn't. I always tell myself that I did not get that big over night and it isn't going to come off that way either. Then for good measure I used the little turtle on my weight loss tracker on my page!!! He's a nice reminder that it takes time....
    But slow and steady DOES win the race.
    Yeah for you!! emoticon
    3566 days ago
    Along with a diet, one must make life style changes as well. A great diet is only great for as long as you use it. What happens if you do not want to diet the rest of your life? Good luck, keep up the good work. emoticon
    3566 days ago
    Great blog, and TRUE!!! Healthy diet, exercise, and sloooow weight loss is all that lasts for me. Good luck!
    3566 days ago
    Good for you!!!
    3566 days ago
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