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Journal to success PART 1

Sunday, May 31, 2020

It's been about 5 years since I joined SPARKPeople.

Reflecting on this, I recall I thought I knew it all, that weight loss would be easy.

It turns out I really had a lot to learn. Turns out I knew very little. I was a subscriber to calories in = calories out formula. Over time, I discovered this was not true. Turns out that no matter how hard I tried to exercise off my "calories in", I was still gaining weight. My weight would fluctuate wildly. The harder I tried, the worse I got at it, each time, gaining back more weight, like an out of control YO-YO.

The harder I tried to exercise it off, the more injuries I received. What was I doing wrong?

It took me two to three years of banging my head until I realized the real problem.

The real problem was the food I was eating.
I discovered that the real enemy was my poor nutrition. Looking for answers, I went on an Internet search for clues. Over time, I found what I was looking for.

My problem was sugar, not lack of exercise.

I started looking at the labels on all my canned goods and was shocked at the amount of sugar I was consuming. It's in all processed foods. How much is too much?

More on this in my next blog.
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    In November last year, I decided to follow No Added Sugar. Sugar is not kind to people who have arthritis!
    You are so right about the foods we eat being the problem.
    55 days ago
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    glad you found a remedy.
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    hang in there!
    148 days ago
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