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Weight Loss: How Did You Lose The Unwanted Pounds?

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Joyce explains how she became overweight and how she lost the unwanted pounds.

Well, it’s easy to know I was overweight. I looked at myself, looked on the scales once in a while, not very frequently because I didn’t like what it said.

So, you know, you just kind of ignore the scales and it creeps up over time.

Years and years ago I lost 80 pounds and swore I’d never put it on again, but you know, it just creeps up over time, and as I aged and I used to run a lot of marathons.

As I got older running that much made my hips hurt, so I just don’t do the endurance running and as a result, the weight came back on because I didn’t change my eating habits as I decreased the amount of running I was doing.

So I decided that I didn’t like the way I looked; didn’t like what I felt; actually I didn’t feel bad.

I have never ever really felt bad, but I didn’t like not being able to keep with the guys, up with the guys in my bike group when I am biking on the weekends. We are going uphill; I don’t like being left behind. I am a competitive individual.

So that plus an illness last May caused me to say, “Ooh, time to do something about it.” So I started eating and I am being very, very religious about this.

I have always been pretty good, but I got really religious about, really diligent about fruits, vegetables, green leafies as much as possible, you cannot overdo the vegetables, and range fed or farm raised meats and fish; nothing refined. No flour, no sugar, no grains.

I get plenty of carbs because fruits and vegetables convert to carbs, but nothing that is a grain and it melts away if you keep your exercise up while you are eating that way.

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Thank you very much to empowHER for the opportunity to share my story. My hope is that it will help others and simply telling the story has helped me.

April 9, 2010 - 4:42pm
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