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    3 Weeks In And I am On A Roll
    Fittrim168 posted:
    I'm 3 weeks into this new healthy living, and I have to say that I am on a roll, and loving it. My energy levels are off the chart and I am feeling and looking great. I signed up for a gym membership and hired a personal training on July 19th. I have a P.T. session once a week. Out of 27 days (# of days since joining the gym), I have gone to the gym 14 of those days, and I have worked out at home between 1/2 hour-45 minutes for 10 of those days. Total days exercised: 24. Thus far, I have lost 10lbs., and at least 11 inches, I only counted the inches from the thighs, hips, waist, and breasts. I am not using any supplements, no diet pills, or diet liquids. I simply have discovered...WHAT foods to eat, and WHEN. I track my calories on two different online sites and I typically have been taking in between 300-450 calories per meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), and have not felt hungry. I have gotten full off of some meals that have been less than 300 calories. I find that to be pretty amazing. Every now and again I will have either a morning or afternoon snack. Not daily though.

    Prior to making the decision to start doing something about getting rid of the excess weight, I never paid attention to how many calories I was taking in. Since starting this new way of living, I try to count the calories in everything that I eat and drink. I'm a numbers person, so food math is fun and easy for me. I understand that this may not be everyone's cup of tea. Speaking of tea, black tea, and cinnamon tea, mixed together, makes a great energizing drink, and there are so many health benefits from mixing the three teas together. You may want to add some Stevia to it or another natural sweetener, otherwise the taste will be quite bitter. I would not suggest drinking this tea mix after 3:00 or so in the afternoon, otherwise, you may not be able to sleep at night.... I wrote all of this to say to those of you struggling to get started, or lose the excess weight, if you are not already doing so, start tracking your calories. The time of day that you eat is important as well, especially if you are working out regularly. It may not be as hard as you think. May the force be with you...

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