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This is what I always tell my scale when it comes back with my weight.  Each time I step on it, I hold my breath for two reasons.  The suspense and because my stomach’s in the way.

Inside some of us is a thin person struggling to get out, but they can usually be sedated with a few pieces of chocolate cake.  ~ Author Unknown

I’m always on a diet.  My favorite is the ‘seefood’ diet.  I see food, then I eat it.  With every fad diet comes a few things in common – watch what you eat and exercise.  So if it’s that simple, then why have I spent thousands of dollars on drops, videos, pills, memberships and plans?  Because they all work!  It’s my will power that doesn’t.

So far I’ve lost 40 pounds in the last year.  I have 35 to go.  My daughter’s getting married in 4 months and there’s this cute dress she wants me to wear.  If I fall off the wagon, I will look like a pink sausage with stubs.  I know I can do this, I just need to stay strong and continue to learn more about ways to stay healthy.

What do you do when you’re tempted to eat bad food or too lazy to exercise?  Do you have any tips?

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11 responses

  1. This is a topic near to my heart. I wanted to near and dear but the topic is something that most of the time brings negative emotions. So I celebrate your victory and continue down the path of trying to find one that will work for the long haul. I too am anxious to hear what your readers have to say.

    March 27, 2012 at 8:54 am

    • I too had negative emotions because I felt like I was depriving myself the joy and pleasure I got whenever I would eat. Then those wonderful feelings dissipate the moment I would cath my reflection or see myself in the mirror.

      It’s a mindset for me. So I tried to switch the tables around and thought, “Instead of feeling deprived when I can’t eat, I’m depriving myself of a healthy life if I ate all and when I want.”

      It’s a daily struggle, but every now and then, I would indulge in a big bowl of peanut butter and chocolate decadence yogurt topped with graham craker crust, almonds and white chocolate chips. Then most of the time, I will stay away, since my biggest issue is knowing when to stop.

      March 27, 2012 at 9:09 am

  2. Oh yeah and maybe I’ll give that 5 minute chocolate cake recipe of yours a try in the meantime.

    March 27, 2012 at 8:55 am

    • hahahahahahahahahaha… make one for me while you’re at it.

      March 27, 2012 at 9:10 am

  3. I have a note on my fridge that says, Will I Regret NOT eating this? And Oh my… that yogurt sounds amazing!

    March 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm

  4. ha ha ha … just keep laughing! I can’t remember how many calories it burns, but every little bit helps! (Pink sausage with stubs…lol, oh my! I can’t top that one! lol)

    March 27, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    • According to a study I read… 15 minutes of laughter a day will burn 10 to 40 calories, depending on a person’s weight and the intensity of the laughter. That’s enough to shift between 1 and 4lb a year.

      Things that make you go hmmmmm

      March 28, 2012 at 7:42 am

      • :)There you go! Now we know the rest of the story!

        March 28, 2012 at 11:00 am

  5. Kathy

    A good thing to consider is getting right back on track after that one bad meal. Sometimes we think it’s ok to eat bad for the rest of the day just because we had a bad meal. We always fall off the wagon, it’s the getting right back on it that will help with your success. Good luck on meeting your goal and please keep us posted.

    March 28, 2012 at 7:36 am

  6. Love your comments about the scale, and the two reasons to hold your breath – too funny! Moderation is something I strive for all the time, and often but not always achieve. One thing I’m trying to train my mind to do, is see healthy food as the treat (being good to myself and my body) rather than the high fat, high calories stuff as the treat. That’s not to say that I don’t indulge in mimosas and chocolate dipped Peeps at times! 😉

    But I’ve lost 55 pounds since May, and am determined to do whatever it takes to not regain. Good luck with your own weight loss journey. Both my kids are engaged so there are wedding clothes in my future as well!

    March 29, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    • 55 pounds! That’s wonderful. Moderation is definitey a key to weight loss. I know I can have anything, as long as it’s in moderation – portion wise and frequency. Thanks for your feedback… very good one!

      Good luck with your as well, take care.

      March 30, 2012 at 7:43 am

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