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    Posted December 13, 2012 by
    albuquerque, New Mexico
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    Your 'Aha' weight-loss moments

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    In May of 2012 I was diagnosed with Diabetes. I took it very seriously as my mother and brother also have the disease. At the time I weighed 231 pounds. I was put on Diabetes medication immediately. After the doctors visit I drove to Whole Foods Market and met with the Dietician who offered me suggestions on how I could eat healthier and smarter. What I liked about her was that she told me to lean into it. If you want to eat a cookie, eat it. She informed me that you don't have to cut everything out cold turkey. She explained that everyone loses weight differently. Then I joined a gym where I proceeded to work out 7 days a week in addition to playing hockey one day a week. I ate smaller portions and foods that were good for me. My goal was to lose 50 pounds by Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving Day, I weighed in at 181.6. I rounded down. Now when I visit the doctor the news is all good. My health has never been better, my blood work has restored me to pre-Diabetic numbers, and I have more energy. My weight loss has also inspired friends of mine to work out as well. That is the best part of my journey; showing others that it can be done. Losing weight isn't difficult, it just takes committment.

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