In so many ways MyDiet determines MyLife; the word diet comes from
the original Greek word diaita, meaning "way of life."
 
Getting Started--

   The experience of sharing our thoughts through writing each day has been extremely helpful to me.

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           Every day of MyDiet is my honest journey day by day of my struggle to stay away from junk food, which ultimately lead me to lose weight, too. My journey includes my successes and failures. I hope you find it helpful, too. Please let me know what you think as we go along. Others are losing, too, while reading along and often share their thoughts. That's why I started writing my daily e-mail messages--in order to help keep myself on track and to connect with others.

           Something that I have learned throughout this process is to only weigh myself once a week. I used to weigh every day and it never helped me lose. But just weighing once a week seems to be the best. (WOW—Weigh Once a Week, or Weigh On Wednesday, or whatever day works best. WOW can even stand for Walk Off the Weight, too.)

      A good way to start is to take measurements of your waist and hips and to rate your BMI (Basal Metabolic Index) for a more accurate indicator of where you are today. The icalculator on the following website for measuring the BMI: http://www.weight.com/definition.asp?page=2

        A chart called "Rate Your Weight" in The Nutrition Action Health Letter states, “Your Body Mass Index (BMI) gauges your weight in relation to your height. Although a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal, the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, breast and uterine cancers starts to climb above a BMI of 23.”

           So, there it is. There are risks to carrying around more pounds than we need. There is also a note of warning whichs says, “BMI shouldn’t be used to evaluate the weight of children, the frail elderly, serious bodybuilders, or pregnant or breastfeeding women. If your extra weight comes from muscle, not fat, you may have a high BMI even though you’re healthy. Frail or older people may be unhealthy even though they have a low or normal BMI.”

           I am happy to share my writing and my thoughts about food, etc., so I hope you enjoy it and are able to read at least one entry each day, because it is useful in staying focused. It is the key that has helped me to lose—writing honestly about my thinking and my eating.

           Each attachment of My Diet is broken down into one-week segments and includes the entire process of what I thought and what I did, which ultimately helped me to reduce my junk food intake and to lose weight. Let me know what you think. It's been a big learning experience. I think I mentioned that my daughter has lost 15 and is on her final 5, I've lost nearly 20 pounds. Another friend has lost 15, and another, who just started 1 month ago, has lost 8. My husband got on board and lost 5 1/2 lbs in 3 weeks, and a total of twelve in two months. Yea! I love that people are having success, too. It's wonderful to hear their success stories. And, it's a miracle that I am finally reaching my goal.

Take care and stay healthy!
Terry

PS As you read, you will see that I have changed along the way. I’ve seen where I needed to rethink, readjust, and change my food attitude.

That is how I began. I started by writing an e-mail request to three friends asking them if I could send them my daily diet.

To read more about the process, please go to My Blog Page, if you want to change your food attitude, too!

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