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Re: Re: [OT] South Beach Diet

I have a sign in my home that says:
Happiness is like a butterfly-  it settles upon you when you least expect it.
hum.. I also have one that says:
So it's not home sweet home- adjust.

----- Original Message ----
From: Zemuly Sanders <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com>
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Sent: Monday, August 7, 2006 8:09:24 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: [OT] South Beach Diet

Chris, do I detect a pity party in progress?  Next time invite your friends 
who love you , and remember you make your own happiness.  Think I've been 
around self-help rooms often?  <EVIL GRIN>  You bet I have.  I predict you 
will meet the perfect person when you least expect it.  Hang in there.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, August 07, 2006 1:45 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: [OT] South Beach Diet

>> Youngest daughter Natalie did the South Beach Diet for 2 weeks. She lost
>> 15 pounds. And she needed to. She is a candidate for Type 2 if she is
>> not careful. You can do anything Pam if you look at it like they do in
>> AA meetings "just for today I will not drink the beer (0r whatever it is
>> you want) and I will be healthy". It's not forever. Just until you get
>> your weight where you want it. Cardio exercise will help with that.
>> Natalie NEVER gets cardio exercise. Some physical body types just need
>> the cardio more than others. I have a fast metabolism. Natalie does not.
> Catching up on email here...
> Three years ago I had lost a whole bunch of weight (about 80 pounds)
> and was pretty close to my target weight.  For me, the best way was
> Atkins.  I don't believe in Atkins as a lifestyle, but more as a quick
> results/motivator.  Within one month of doing Atkins I was down by about
> 30 pounds.  At that point I was hyped enough that I was more willing to
> eat healthy and exercise wasn't nearly as painful.
> Unfortunately, I lost weight for the wrong reason -- I wanted to meet
> someone.  What I learned is that losing weight just makes you thin and
> lonely instead of fat and lonely.  I've gained some of it back and
> probably could lose it again, but I don't really have a motivational
> reason.  I mean, do I want to lose weight so that I can live a longer,
> lonely life?  Gee, that sounds like fun.  :)
> Chris
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