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Feeling really encouraged

Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 6:02 PM filed under Weight Loss postings

This attempt at weight loss had been a journey so different from ones in the past that I am extremely thrilled with the way things are going.  My dietitian put me on the Exchange system diet and I really like it.  At first I really didn't understand how it was to work, but with the wonderful tool we call the Internet, I was able to find information that really explained it to me.  My biggest issue was I didn't know how to incorporate other foods other than the generic items listed on the form that he gave to me.  I bought 3 books on the subject and my goodness what a lifesaver.  I was having a hard time incorporating the exchange system when grocery shopping and I was already getting tired of eating the same meal all the time.  With my new books, I can go to the store and know how to figure out what is within my range of exchanges.  When I started this, I weighed 276.4 and as of today I am 259.4.  That is a 17 pound loss and I am so happy about it.  My first goal is to reach 200 pounds and we will see from there.  Before gaining this extra weight, I had been about 220 and felt comfortable at that weight.  Most people couldn't believe that I weighed that much.  I want to be there again and I am on my way!!!  I love this site because I can journal my thoughts, which I feel has been a great big help.  Even if no one ever reads what I write, just getting the feelings off my chest has helped me and isn't that the point for it to help me?  Well, I wish everyone a wonderful valentines day!!

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