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I have always been overweight and I have always wanted to lose weight. I didn't understand why I couldn't lose. I mentioned it to my doctor who told me I was otherwise healthy and I got seriously offended when he told me I "simply" needed to burn more calories than I ate. Simple? There is nothing simple about weight loss! I wanted there to be a pill that I could take and the weight could "simply" come off! I didn't want to work for it. Well, I decided that I was unhappy enough that I was willing to put in some effort. And a body in motion stays in motion. This is taking a LOT longer than I wanted it to, but every pound gone is a pound I have sweated and worked my ass off to get rid of. I feel better, more energetic, healthier, and happier. And I'm not going to stop until I reach the finish line! *********************************
******* Are You Getting Results from Your Workouts? Get Real Most people fail at their fitness goals because they're waiting for something spectacular to happen. Losing weight isn't always a spectacular process...in fact, it isn't even a linear process sometimes. What you may find is that you lose a little, gain a little and repeat the process again and again. There are no shortcuts to weight loss so, even if you're frustrated that your body hasn't changed, don't give up! If you're burning more calories than you eat, your body is changing, even if it's slower than you'd like. Make sure your goals are realistic and, most importantly, that you give your body the time it needs to respond to what you're doing. ****************************************
There's so much pressure to see quick results that it's easy to forget the point of this, which is quite frankly to SAVE YOUR LIFE! Don't ignore increases in strength and overall feeling of health and well-being. Those are goals too. If you were able to look inside of your cells and see your "good" enzymes increasing, your energy-producing mitochondria multiplying, your cholesterol falling, your arteries clearing, your blood vessels becoming more efficient, your muscles strengthening, your bone-density improving, and all of the remarkable changes that this program triggers, it would be clear that the scale and calipers are just insufficient ways of measuring success. As these internal changes become significant, your external progress accelerates. Some people just start out needing more internal changes than others, because of their prior lifestyle, long-term yo-yo dieting, and other factors. Please understand that if you're following the daily intensity and carefully limiting your portions, the progress is happening, whether it's obvious or not. -Hussman Fitness

Member Since: 5/1/2008

Fitness Minutes: 61,594

My Goals:
I continue to lose weight by doing these simple things:

I pray for strength.
Eat 1 or more serving of fruit or veggie a day. (They start to sound soooo good!)
Exercise for no less than 10 minutes a day (Once I start, I don't want to stop)
Drink at least 8 glasses of water.

My other goals are constantly changing, depending on what I am struggling with at any given time.

My Program:
I remember these four important things:
*I use my God and my experiences to help myself and others reach their goals.
*I'm here to make a lifestyle change. I am NOT on a diet.
*I will never strive to be perfect, but I will constantly strive to be better.
*I am human and will make mistakes.

My Lifestyle Changes:

I continue to eat many of the same foods, but I eat much less of them! I make tiny choices that add up to one big end result.

I do not waste gas to find a close parking spot, but instead see it as an opportunity to get a little exercise. If I am in a hurry, I use it as an excuse to walk a little faster or (dare I say it?) JOG.

I do not withhold my favorite foods from myself. I incorporate them into a well balanced nutritional diet that benefits my body and my health.

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