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It’s hard to believe almost six and a half years have elapsed since Day 1 on September 15th, 2008. I hadn’t an idea how important to me this blog would become. I didn’t know it on Day 1, but I had been embarking on an extremely personal and deep self-study. This study has taken me far beyond the fundamentals of weight loss and into the mental/emotional side of all things affecting such a journey.
I didn’t know it all then and I have no idea everything now. What I do know well is, me. On Day 1 And, at over 500 pounds, I was scared. I feel like I’ve kept that promise fairly well, in this website and my publication. The dramatic before and after pictures are certainly a fun part of any transformation. I learned along the way that the most dramatic parts of this whole transformation business isn’t captured in photos. The entries on, may 15th, 2014 and could 19th, 2014, in my opinion, best epitomize the unseen elements of this change.
- Cirrhosis or late-stage scarring (fibrosis) of the liver
- For whom is this exercise appropriate or incorrect
- 8 to 10 ounce of water
- Non-surgical methods for treatment of weight problems
- Dink Lemon Water
- Remember The Why
I’ve discovered a lot along the way. I’ve learned all about the cleansing of forgiveness and the energy of love. I’ve learned about what finding pleasure requires and what it doesn’t. Most importantly, I’ve learned that the training never stops. If I close my mind to learning more ever, it’ll be the beginning of the end.
I eat well and I exercise regularly. When it comes to food, my idea has always been “I eat what I love and nothing I don’t.” When it comes to exercise, it’s about consistency–not excellence. I’m not gluten free, although I really do eat some gluten-free products sometimes. I now eat 1, 700 calories per day, mostly whole foods–and I don’t eat sugars. My abstinence from sugars started almost 11 months ago and it’s really shown to be the best dietary decision I’ve available.
Even better, it is the best recovery decision I’ve available. I avoid sophisticated sugar the same manner an alcoholic alcohol. When I offered it up, the binge change in my brain flipped to the off position. I don’t isolate. I’m energetic in reaching out for support when I want it and offering support when it’s needed from me.
Building your support system is critically important. Crucial components of the support system are your accountability tools. This website is one of my biggest accountability tools. I also use Twitter as an accountability tool. I share pictures, descriptions, and calorie counts via Twitter of everything I eat, every day and I use MyFitnessPal to log and track my consumption. You certainly don’t have to do any of this to reach your goals.