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How I Do It today....

Sunday, March 25, 2018

I am maintaining a weight loss of almost 100 lbs since Dec. 2009. How in the world do I do it? Well, here ya go...

Since Nov. 2008, for protein I have eaten white meat chicken, fish, and turkey. Beef is something I'll eat maybe twice a year as a treat. As far as veggies go, I eat lots of veggies fresh from the produce dept. They are almost always cooked. I'm not into raw myself. I do eat a lot of salads, mostly spinach. My snacks are usually fresh fruit. I love it, and we have access to such a wide variety. For bread I only eat 100% whole wheat. There are tons of healthy eating recipes here on SP. I use them a lot to keep the meals new and exciting.

When I was in the weight loss phase of this journey, I ate 1250 calories a day. I have used a food scale and measuring cups to make sure I only eat a true serving since Nov. 2008. That's what makes my calorie count accurate. During weight loss I gave myself one cheat day a month. On the first of the month I ate whatever I wanted as much as I wanted (except for sugary foods. None of that because I'm diabetic.) The cheat day was the only day I did that. I was very strict with myself.

I have walked almost every day since Nov. 2008. I started walking 20 min. a day, and worked up to 60. I still do that daily. Sometimes I do Pilates too.

That's it in a nutshell. This process will never end. I must remain committed to my healthy lifestyle. I can't say it's been easy, but I'm telling ya the work has been totally worth it! I have my health today. I was literally dying when I started this journey.

Of course this is just the physical side of what I have done to lose the weight and keep it off. There is also the mental and spiritual side.

I hope this may help someone who needs a little hope, a hint at where to go from where they are right now.

If I can do it, so can you!
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    "This process will never end." Yes. That's what people need to realize if they are to maintain.
    You are doing awesomely and are an inspiration !!!
    895 days ago
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    Reading your blog has really motivated me. I also have Type2 Diabetes and try to control with diet and want to do so as long as I can. Thank you for sharing this.
    911 days ago
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    This sounds very doable and sustainable, recognizing that doing it is where the 'meat' is. Thank you for sharing!
    934 days ago
    Thank you for sharing how you've been maintaining. Great info.
    944 days ago
    Excellent blog. It shows your determination and commitment to health. You are an inspiration. Thank you.
    947 days ago
    You ROCK!!! Thank you for sharing how you've lost and maintained for so many years. You're right - what you did and continue to do isn't easy, but it IS worth it. To go from literally dying to where you're at is quite a testimony!
    948 days ago
    Congratulations for reaching goal and then maintaining so well as you have done!..:: I always love hearing people success stories and how they do it so thank you for breaking it down and sharing! ... emoticon
    948 days ago
    Congratulations on finding a program that works for you. Great job maintaining. 😊
    948 days ago
    We spend most of our time in the produce department
    948 days ago
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