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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I am not happy with myself. It is December 2010. I have been trying to lose 85 for the past two years. I can give you every excuse in the book why I haven't done it, but they are just excuses. I'm tired of excuses. I'm implementing a "no whining, no excuses" rule for myself.

I was just on the "Fork Over Knives" website. ( ) "Fork Over Knives" is a documentary that is going to be coming out in March 2011 that follows real people who have reversed heart disease, high cholesterol and diabetes by following a healthy vegan diet. Okay, I get it. I have been vegan for about four years now. But I allow myself to go on "junk vegan food" binges. Fritos Corn Chips/Sun Chips/Potato Chips and/or Wafer Sugar Cookies/Orange Slices, etc along with Diet Dr. Pepper may be vegan. But they are not a healthy way to start the day. And I was using these foods...for fuel? Are you kidding me? Just like a you can't put 88 octane in a Lamborghini and expect high performance, you can't put junk "food" in your machine, this wonderful human body that is just AMAZING, and expect high performance.

So, that being said, I have reined back in my food. I gave up the pop (again!). My breakfast this morning consists of a banana and three clementines. I'm planning on a salad for lunch. I'm planning on the gym after work. (Should have gone before, but after is better than nothing.) And I'm planning on staying on track. Because the only one standing in my way is me.
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  • no profile photo CD6063397
    keep moving forward... emoticon
    3882 days ago
    I know what you mean. I wish they would put some kind of meat in everything that ends with "ito!" Would make my life so much easier !

    After reading Dr. Esselstyn's book "Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease" I'm committed to a Fat-Free vegan diet, meaning no ADDED oils of any kind. That should help with the "itos" in my world.
    3883 days ago
    emoticon You!! You KNOW what you have been doing wrong and ARE GOING TO CHANGE it! My suggestions, that worked for me to get off 50#'s, so far, get daily Sparkpoints, drink the water, learn to track your food and blog regularly. These tools will make it so much easier for you to be focused and for others to help you along your way. Look out 2011...a new YOU!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3883 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6236308
    I am the queen of excuses!!! I gave that up this year no more excuses, when I go off track its totally my choice I will get this weight off , its a process!
    3883 days ago
  • BEEBEE75
    Amen to everything you said in your blog. I to make excuses, excuses, excuses. I feel like such a weakling. Others are able to do it, why can't I.????????????????
    3883 days ago
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