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I am one of those people who has tried almost every "diet." I've been on Nutrisystem (lost 60 pounds in 6 months in High School), Jenny Craig, WeightWatchers, the Rotation Diet, the Eat More Weigh Less diet, LA Weightloss, Take Shape for Life, Metabolic Research Centers, and countless others. In every case, I succeeded only to gain back the weight I lost (and sometimes more!). What was missing in every case was my ability to stick with the plan long-term. Some people call it will power. But, what I discovered is that I never dealt with all of the "baggage" that came with the weight gain - the things that caused it, and the things that created a situation that made it next to impossible for me to be successful without dealing with those issues. This requires critical thinking, mental toughness training for weight loss, and a great accountability partner. So far, I've lost over 75 pounds, and using mental toughness and a solid weight loss program, I now know I'll not only reach goal, but keep it off. For the first time ever, I'm not worried about maintenance - I'm already doing the things that I'll continue to do during maintenance, so the need for some complicated transition is no longer necessary.
A new twist to my story started in January, 2014. I thought I would be hitting my goal weight this year, but I made the mistake of showing God my plans, and he laughed. But, in a great way! For the first time ever, I'm pregnant! My husband and I are thrilled - we never thought this would happen for us! So, now I'm using our program and mental toughness to stay on track so I eat healthy and have a healthy pregnancy. But once our miracle is here, I'll be right back in weight loss mode again, and am excited to hit my goal next year.
You can follow our progress on our weekly blog at http://www.mentaltoughnessweightlossblog.c
om. Thanks for your support!
And, we made the Vancouver Sun in January!
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Member Since: 1/4/2009

Fitness Minutes: 4,307

My Goals:
Lose 165+ pounds!

My Program:
Mental Toughness Training for Weight Loss

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Currently living in Beaverton, OR, but have family in Arizona. I'm a military brat, so have lived in many places. I love the Pacific NW - it's definitely "home" for us!

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One of my favorite movies is The Cutting Edge - I'm still a sucker for a love story! And, of course, my favorite TV Show is Extreme Weight Loss!

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    Happy St Patrick's day fellow Trailblazer team member! Hope it's a great one!

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    2615 days ago
  • v ROSEHIP:-)
    A hard part of dieting is showing our stomach who is boss. When our stomachs rule, we lose. Turn to the Lord when weakness sets in. He will see us through.
    2630 days ago
  • v ROSEHIP:-)

    1 John 5:4
    For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

    The greatest enemy we face as we diet is not food, or the gnawing hunger we endure. No, the greatest enemy we face is the lack of faith we have in ourselves. When the going gets tough, our tendency is to throw up our hands in surrender. That cannot be allowed to happen. As faithful people, we are tied to a special power that comes from beyond us. We are recipients of the holy power of God. That same power raised Christ from the dead and enabled Him to overcome every temptation that this world could throw at Him. With that kind of power, how can we fail at anything we do?

    Today's thought: To diet means to do it!
    2631 days ago
    Congratulations with the great news. Wishing you the Lord's blessings in this next phase of your life.
    2632 days ago
  • v ROSEHIP:-)
    If we will diet prayerfully, constantly relying on Jesus Christ for comfort and strength, then we will please the Lord and lose weight at the same time. With Christ we become overcomers
    2639 days ago
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