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I started Spark People back in 2008 and used both Weight Watchers and Spark People as my support and dietary programs. At that time I started with a weight of 255 and with the combination of the two programs, I lost weight rapidly and soon had lost 80 pounds. Then life happened. I had lots of stumbling blocks and some were devastating and I soon fell off my programs and fell back into old habits and regained my weight. I have had multiple do-overs and time outs but keep coming back as something tells me that I need the support that I get here to be able to reach my goals. Failure is only when I give up totally and that is something I have not done yet. I recently quit Weight Watchers as I felt that it no longer had anything to offer me- they kept changing their program every year or so to get members to buy the "new and improved" gadgets and mainly talked about apps in the meeting... I don't have a smart phone so talking about apps was of no use to me... I have floundered since quitting WW trying to find a healthy diet program that fits me... thought that after years of being on WW that I could do it on my own so just tried mindful eating... yeah right... portion control not my best suit and WW didn't really stress that with the no points foods and all you want of fresh fruits and veggies but "stop when you are full but not stuffed" thought pattern.... don't know about other people but I go from hungry to stuffed with no in between.

Have found a book called "5 Factor diet" by Harley Pasternak that I have started reading and following... not the diet I will follow forever as I don't agree with some of his thought processes but it is jump starting my recovery post WW. It has you eating 5 meals a day (3 meals and 2 snacks) and each meal has to include protein, fiber, carbohydrate, fat, water..... serving size is stressed and if lettuce container says 1 cup then 1 cup it is even if that amounts to only 10 calories... I buy mine in bags and used to make big salads and use all 4 cups as base of salad while adding other fresh veggies.... not right now.....


Member Since: 1/11/2008

Fitness Minutes: 122,863

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5 Factor diet so far have lost 8 pounds in past 10 days



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My favorite quote: "Justification and rationalization are only mental masturbations- in the end, you only screw yourself."




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  • v MAURIZIA
    Just wanted to say CONGRATS on reaching a goal! It's the best motivation there is! ~~ Maurizia
    4766 days ago
  • v PTDIVA
    Hi there!

    Just left "The Huddle" & dropped by to congratulate you on reaching a goal.

    CONGRATULATIONS! Wow! Your doing SPARKtastic! Keep up the good work!

    Much Luck & Success to you in reaching all of your goals!

    In Friendship & Fun,

    Carrie
    4766 days ago
  • v MOMMA_BEAR_69
    CONGRATULATIONS on your weight loss. What a great motivator! Keep up the great work!!!
    God Bless you on this journey to a healthier you.
    Helen
    4780 days ago
  • v DDOORN
    Wow wow WOW!

    Great deal on your recent weight loss!

    You're getting in the GROOVE now!

    Don
    4780 days ago
  • v DDOORN
    Welcome to the All Health Professionals SparkTeam!

    So glad you've joined our Team and looking forward to seeing you participate in our message boards!

    Super job on your weight loss efforts so far!

    Children and grandchildren can be such motivators toward a healthy lifestyle as you can have a tremendous influence on them by being a great role model!

    Don, Co-Leader for the All Health Professionals SparkTeam
    http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/group
    s_individual.asp?gid=5576
    4782 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/14/2008 8:44:33 AM
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