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Lose Weight With Us Newsletter, April 2010 - Contest Winner, Soup Recipes...
March 28, 2010
Lose Weight With Us April 2010 Newsletter
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Earlier this year we ran our first competition to win a free pedometer. We were so taken aback by the interest and number of entries we have decided to run a competion regularly. If you haven't already, you can enter our current contest here
Debbie from Kansas, USA was our very first winner. She very kindly wrote her weight loss story...
Hi to all of you that are now, have been or may be where I am today. I have always been a “big” girl. When I was in 6th grade I was bigger than the other kids, not fat, just bigger. When I got married at 17 I weighed 145 pounds at 5'9. That's not bad, but after two babies, I started packing it on. So, this is just to let you all know that weight loss and good health are a lifetime job.
I got up to 250 pounds. I had tried everything. Atkins, Slim Fast, Weight Watchers, Ayds candy, and anything else I could think of to lose weight. So, I had surgery. I had the Silastic Ring Vertical Gastroplasty, that's were they put a little plastic ring at the top of your stomach, staple part of it off, and you pray it works. Well, it did. I got down to 170, was able to wear men's 36 button fly Levis, only problem, I didn't learn anything. I thought, just because I had that done, I didn't need to control what I ate, uh oh here it comes, exercise.
Long story short, here is it, 8 years after surgery, I now have been up to 290, right now I am 263. I have finally learned that the ONLY thing that will help me to be fit and healthy is to eat right and exercise. God made us that way. A person cannot continue to put just anything in the body, not move it, and expect to look like Heidi Klum.
So, now I have joined the local Curves (love it), ride a stationary bike, have started on the elliptical trainer at Curves, use a kettlebell at home and am starting a walking program. I haved downloaded every motivational podcast off Itunes that is free(and there a lot of them), have downloaded a lot of free exercise music (also from Itunes-FitMusic and others) and I just go.
My husband retires from the railroad in November this year, and I am going to be able to walk and hike, and have fun when we do because I finally got smart about my health. We are going to fulltime RV and I will be fit and ready when the time comes.
So for all of you out there that are thinking about doing something for yourself, quit thinking about it and do it. Its not hard, it won't hurt you, but it will insure a good life if you eat correctly and MOVE that body.
We have been busy over the past few months writing, testing and eating(!!) low fat soup recipes. We now have serveral recipes: vegetable, sweet potato, minestrone, tomato etc. All are made from fresh ingredients and are very quick to make: Healthy Soup Recipes
Middle Age Spread - How Can I Stop Middle Age Spread, will it happen to me? Well at some stage probably, unless......Click here to read the whole article
Why Bother with a Detox Diet or Body Cleansing - Why indeed, so lets explore this and understand whether there really is any point embarking on a Detox Diet, Body Cleansing, Detoxification or whatever you choose to call it..........Click here to read the whole article
We are currently researching fast food and looking at the nutrition facts. We will be looking at Subway, McDonalds, KFC etc. and welcome any comments you have on what you would like to see
That's it for our first newsletter and we hope you found it interesting. Again, please pass on to friends who may find it useful. Please also pass any comments back on our site, good or bad, and information that you would like to see at our contact us page
See you again soon. Lana and Steve
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