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The Last Time I Will Ever Look Like This

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If you saw my previous post, you will see I have decided to make some changes in myself. Well, today I did something drastic. I took pictures. Brace yourselves. I stunned myself with these. 

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I look at these and I don’t see me. I see a sad looking fat woman heading full-force into her 40’s (yep, I will be 40 years old in March) who hides her body in dark clothes and layers. Notice the smile? Neither do I.

I don’t want to be that person anymore. I refuse to be her. 

So here’s my goal. I want to drop 50 pounds. I want to go from a size 14 to a size 6 or 8. What the best plan of attack? Join Weight Watchers or Nutrisystem? Do it myself? Get a buddy? I don’t know. I do know that I will make a change though.

Starting today.

Any words of advice for me?

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  1. Carol, I did Nutrisystem but once I was off of it I gained all of the weight back. Looking back, I am not sure what all I learned from it. I recently bought a Fitbit, started tracking everything (ok, almost everything) I eat through MyFitnessPal, and began working out with Dustin Maher DVDs. I can’t do all that hiphop dance stuff, so he is perfect for me. I kind of got sidetracked thanks to too many food gifts for Christmas, but I am planning on getting back to it. I will be your online support buddy; I want to drop 30 lbs. We can do this!!

  2. Don’t waste your money on those two programs. While they are good –if you quit doing them, you wind up gaining the weight back. You have to agree to make a lifestyle change — which is what I am doing. I know that Leah Segedie has the Mamavation program that she does and it is free. It seems like if you have buddies it helps. There is also Spark People which is just like Weight Watchers –but FREE.

    I am here for you and I will be doing the SAME exact thing. I just have not been brave enough to take pics yet.

    ((hugs to you girl))

    We are in this together.

  3. Keep your head up! Portion control has been my biggest friend in weight loss success. Also, reward yourself when you meet your goals! 🙂

  4. Paleo has worked well for me. I dropped 15 lbs in 2 months. You can do it. Just take baby steps and find what works for you.

  5. Paleo! I love it and have never felt better. If I am doing really well with no cheating, I no longer have aches and pains and feel like I am 90 years old.

  6. Before starting a serious program, get a medical check up. Make sure you have guidance. I’m ready for weight loss & toning as well, just needed to address medical needs.

  7. If you like to track, count, and eat many different foods, then a portion/calorie modification weight-watchers type diet might suit you. I found more success with Paleo, because after getting over the sugar withdrawl, I no longer felt cravings and also I didn’t have to count calories, or measure portions, or remember what I ate so that it would all add up to the right number. But you have to say goodbye to a LOT of kinds of food with Paleo, and eating quality protein is very expensive (even lower quality protein when you’re not filling up on carbs will shock your food budget.) In the end, I was happier eating Paleo, my skin cleared up, and I cooked at home out of necessity instead of grabbing food stuff wherever I happened to be. Oh, and I will be 39 in February and have two young kids.

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