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Old 05-04-2010, 06:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
vickytoria3112
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Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Miami, FL USA
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Tracey,

Beleive it or not you took the first step, by joining Fitday. Your not alone. I wouldn't beat myself too much for having 1 candy bar out of the whole week. I think that's progress in itself. Be happy it was only 1 day and you have the rest of the week to burn off that candy bar plus more calories.

I was once feeling down on myself (even though my husband always said I look beautiful to him). But It's not the same. He has grown to love me over the years. But I know what my body is capable of looking like if I tried harder at it. I also have 3 children.

One day I was donating blood for the first time and 5 days later I received a call from the blood bank saying my cholesterol was high. Boy was that an eye opener. 2 of my children are mentally disabled and I wanted to be there for them and take care of them for as long as the lord will let me. But I have to help myself along the way too.

So, I decided to go whole grain (bread, cereal, pasta, tortillas, crackers, etc.), brown rice instead of white, I boil my eggs, I mainly bake my meats (I try to eat only chicken or fish) I limit my red meat intake, if i need to fry I use olive oil, tons of water, fruits, and veggies. I stopped drinking soda. I also limit my caloric intake to 1200. I also walk 2 times a week for 1 hour and I have a cardio workout dance dvd I do once a week (45 minutes). I've only been doing this for 2 weeks now and during my first week I lost 5 pounds. I haven't weighed myself this week yet.

I did a complete turn around from one day to the next because of my particular situation. But you can start small by walking 30 minutes at least 3-4 times a week. Start eating right by slowly introducing whole wheat or grains in your diet. Drink plenty of water.

We have faith in you and would love for you to keep us updated on your progress. It's a life change for the better. Oh and I put the kiddie food in the bottom cabinet so I don't see as much.

I hope I helped.

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