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When you respond appropriately, you don't delude yourself, but you also don't make something a bigger deal than it needs to be.
Going to the gym was a chore to me and became a routine I just couldn't settle into.
And all without counting a single calorie!
"I wanted to lose weight and I was tired of waiting around for a hero to come and save the day."
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"I'm excited to get up in the mornings now."
"I had to stay focused, develop discipline, and to be honest with myself."
You don't gain weight from vegetables!
"I just ate in moderation."
"I wanted to run with my kids and not just stand on the sidelines any longer."
"It will require sacrifices, but in the end it will be worth it."
Christina Chiu Cadiz
"If you mess up, accept it, move on, and try to get right back on track."
"Determination and willpower play a very big role in your path to success."
A little positivity can go a long way.
"At 17-years-old I weighed 407 pounds."
"I wasn’t looking for a quick fix, so I took my time."
"I was tired of slowly killing myself with food and alcohol."
"I realized that I was no longer living a life of my choosing."
When you use exercise as a counter for poor nutritional choices -- like my pint of ice cream a day habit during the marathon summer - it is almost impossible to do successfully. It is super simple to consume 100 empty calories, working them off however is a completely different story.
" I wanted to finally be happy and look at myself with love."
Sam Shane Siemens
"Little by little I felt my energy increasing and some weight was coming off."
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"I tried the grapefruit diet, the starvation diet, the no carb diet, you name it, I tried it."
If you're someone who justifies poor eating habits based on cost, it's time to look in the mirror and determine whether you're misinformed, complacent, or both.
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"It wasn’t just the weight that changed. It was how I saw myself and how I saw my life."
Justin James Wright
All the more reason to get outside.
"I set myself a goal. I said I was going to do it and I did."
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"I learned how to balance things out even if I end up eating that slice of cake."
Weight loss can feel like an enormous mountain to climb. Before slashing calories, counting calories or even making the healthy changes to portion sizes, food choices and activity levels, I have seven suggestions that will prepare your body and mind for the mountain ahead.
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Like always, it's about diet and exercise.
"I cut out processed foods, caffeine and alcohol."
"I felt like I was 67 instead of 37."