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Just one week eating organic-try it!

 

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You can read the study here.

Here is more info to read here.

The reasons to eat more organic foods just got stronger. For all you nay-sayers about the cost of eating organic, think about this: What is the cost of cancer or any other serious disease? A lot of people could afford to live healthier if they simply stopped eating junk or fast foods.

The study has amazing results. In laymens terms, eating organic for one week will take chemicals out of the  body after just one week of eating anything considered “certified organic” or 80% or more organic for just one week. This kind of a study had never been done before so the results are amazing.

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Are you ready to lose weight?

Are you ready to lose weight? Did you make losing weight one of your New Year’s resolutions? Focusing on your health and well-being should be a priority before losing weight. I know this to be true as once I made healthier choices and ate less the weight just slowly started coming off. Grant you I have a long way to go before I am done losing but I have started on a path that I am building on for a healthier future. In order to be healthier one must take baby steps. The first step though is always the hardest and one must have a solid foundation in order to be successful.

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Here are some lessons learned from last years weight loss.

Changing old habits: This is much tougher than it sounds. The first thing I did was start eating less. I ate whatever I wanted (baby step for me) but ate less of everything. I lost weight right away by simply doing this. Then I focused on making healthier choices. This was tough I will admit, but I promise once you start and get used to eating healthier it will become a part of your daily eating.

Begin with baby steps. Take my advice and go slow. Taking baby steps will ensure a  permanent lifestyle change. I can no longer eat large portions of food and even if I have foods like brownies, cookies, or the like, I still don’t gain a pound.

Make your well-being a priority: Ask yourself this, “What is the purpose of my weight loss?” Most would answer the purpose is to be healthier and look great. Right? In essence this is correct however, you have to decide what is important in this regard. No one can make you change. Only you can. Being healthy is beyond weight loss. A focus on being healthier ensures your body is getting vital nutrients to maintain important functions.

Changing your lifestyle to fit your healthier living: To succeed with new lifestyle changes you have to replace old habits with new ones. Of course, this is easier said than done but it’s well worth the time and patience. I started by eliminating fast food. It took about 3 months for me to accomplish this. I did fail a couple of times and ran to the border for nachos. (the small nachos of course) LOL But I never gave up so now I simply do not eat fast food nor do I even miss that kind of food. The cravings for fast food went away too.

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Next I stopped drinking cold drinks. Let me tell you this was a hard one for me. I absolutely love Diet Mountain Dew! I would drink this daily. For me, I had to wean myself down. I would drink quite a bit of  Diet Mountain Dew so I started with half the normal amount. Then when I was ready (about a month later) I went from that half amount to half of the half amount. Then one day I just did not drink it at all. It worked! Over a period of about 2 months I was off all cola type of drinks.

Be patient when you fail: When you do fail or have a day where you over do it, just begin again with the very next meal. I have learned that when I make a food mistake I just start with my next meal and eat as planned. Don’t give up simply because of a bad day or one meal that went wrong. Just start with the next meal and plan better for the future. It’s ok to fail sometimes as this shows you where your weaknesses are and how to overcome them. Look at failing as a way to learn to be better next time. The hardest part of failing is to forgive yourself and forget about the mistake. Then move forward. After all you cannot change what is done but you can change how you react to that same situation in the future.

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Kell Kell’s One Year Update

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November marks my one year journey for healthier living and losing weight. Yes, I have been changing things all year for the betterment of me. I have made many changes these past 12 months and thought I would share some of them with you; my friends, family, and my newest fans. I never post body pics. For me to only post body pics is huge so be NICE.

Weight Loss: I have lost a total of 60 lbs! While this is nothing new to some of you, to others this is new information. By simply eating less yet, eating whatever I wanted, I have lost weight. Here and there were days I did exercise but for the most part there has been no physical activity. Honestly, I hate exercising even though I know its one of those necessary evils. I am so proud of myself for the 60 lbs of weight loss. Maybe if I had committed to exercise the weight loss/inches lost would have been more.

Inches Lost: Inches have been lost! Yay! Around the hips I lost 7 inches. The hips being the largest part of my body. In the waist I have lost 5 inches. But you know I didn’t just measure myself right away. I measured my inches lost by how I fit into my desk chair at home. Every so often I would be sitting in that chair and I would notice it wasn’t such a tight fit. Then one day I noticed I did not even have a tight fit at all. These types of realizations let me know I am doing something right.

Diet Changes: I longer drink cola’s or fast food. I used to drink diet cola’s daily and eat out 2 times a week or more. Slowly I have stopped both of these over the course of 3-6 months. Yea, it took it awhile. Occasionally, I will have Taco Bell or McDonald’s french fries (I won’t eat their pink sludge hamburgers-YUCKO!) but it’s now a rarity and only if I really want to eat “bad”. I eat pretty clean for the most part and when I do have snacks I stick with yogurt (high protein kind) and fresh fruits. I have also went non-GMO and all organic when my budget allows.

Clothes: Everything is loose. All my jeans, shorts, sweaters, shirts, and even my bras/panties. It’s almost time to be buying all new things. That’s not so bad to think about either as I like shopping for new things. Especially if they are in a smaller size. I also noticed a bath sheet wraps completely around my body which the first day I noticed that, I was so happy I ran around naked. Just the other day I put on a shirt I wore last year this time at 60 lbs heavier and that same shirt now all the way down to below my hips and butt. It was such a good feeling to know that the small lifestyle changes worked.

Dating/Men: I am dating again. However, dating is a fickle bitch. Some men still won’t get to know me simply because of the weight and others just don’t care because they want only to play games. Regardless, this has been an interesting aspect of my life. I will say this, most of you SUCK. See a previous blog called You lie like a rug.

Are there anymore decent single men?

By the way, if you (men) can’t accept me as I am now what makes you think I will want to be with you when I am at my goal weight? I mean really? I won’t be with someone shallow or someone who does not see who I really am. I won’t change who I am simply because I have lost weight. I am still and will continue to be the same person. So If you can’t be with me now or don’t find me “attractive” then don’t come sniffing around when I have the hour-glass figure and I am at a normal weight. Be gone Satan!

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Look I have the “start” of the hour-glass shape!

New Goals:

This year I want to lose 50 lbs or more. I need to lose 110 to 120 lbs to be at or around goal weight. I think 50 lbs or more is a realistic goal and one that can be achieved easily by simply continuation of what I am currently doing.

Eating organic and non-GMO will continue even through the holidays. Eating less is now common for me as my body cannot handle a large amount of food. Yes Peeps, once you train your body to eat less, your stomach will shrink naturally. I found that I feel 10 times better than ever by not overeating.

I will try to find something I enjoy for physical activity. I just hate to exercise and have no inspiration to do so. Maybe if I had a hot hunky man to chase it would be different. Sigh….oh well. One day, I know my Prince Charming will rescue my loneliness and provide for all my personal needs. Smiling. My Prince Charming will also be healthy and encourage that everyday.

I will continue to blog and write about my experiences as a fat girl. Especially where dating and men are concerned. I think its important for people to understand that us fat girls are just like everyone else. This next year I am committed to writing a novel. Trust me, anything I write will be awesome as I am awesome! Ha!

To Sum It Up:

You know, food is really not that important anymore.

I plan to continue this new lifestyle the rest of my life.

Time and patience with yourself and your body is the key.

No more fad diets or unhealthy eating.

A worthy man is rare to find but I will find him.

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