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    “If you wanna know about the road ahead,
    someone who’s on her way back.”
    Chinese Proverb
    Da Super Bowl game this Sunday is absolutely no excuse to eat junk
    food like there’s no tomorrow, and it won’t help Da teams win –
    not even one little bit. And it certainly won’t help da diet,
    But what it will do is retard your weight loss and wellness efforts
    too early into your New Year’s health and fitness plan if you don’t
    watch what you’re eating.
    If you find yourself getting swept up in the football frenzy of food,
    drink and fun – you have to learn how to enjoy yourself without
    carb-cramming like everyone else at the party. Maybe others can
    afford it – but you certainly can’t.
    And as far as using Da Super Bowl as an excuse for not losing weight
    next Monday morning at your personal weigh-in, I wouldn’t if I were
    you. It’s become one of my least favorite excuses of all. 
    Sure, excuses like this can be funny at first, but in the end, how
    funny is it to sacrifice your health, weight loss and wellness for
    mere football fun food. 
    And, BTW, you do have a personal weigh-in with yourself every
    morning, don’t you? Weighing every single day is a crucial key to
    true and everlasting weight loss.
    Trust me.
    A lot of us got through the holidays pretty well unscathed,
    weight-wise, but that was then and this is now . . . I wish I had a
    dollar for every time one of you use football games and other BS
    “holiday” celebrations as excuses for your mystified gain.
    Partying hardy, eating everything in sight with reckless abandon just
    isn’t worth it in the long run – as you’ll soon find out the
    next time you step on the scale. 
    Personally, I don’t care if you eat carbs like crazy till the cows
    come home. That’s your choice. I finally made my peace with my
    weight and found the keys to true and everlasting weight loss. I can
    only share what worked for me with you. If you think you know better,
    so be it. However, you’re not fooling anyone but yourself because
    it’s written all over your body and your face. 
    When I congratulate you on a big weight loss and job well done for
    the past week, and some of you snicker and say in an aside to the
    rest of the group within earshot – “Don’t tell Laura, but I ate
    carbs!” That’s entirely your choice. 
    I’m not your enemy – you and your diet demons are.
    Sooner or later it will catch up with you – and you’ll continue
    to be stuck in the same old weighty situation you’ve been trapped
    in for how long now? Aren’t you tired of it? I was dog-tired the
    third time my weight skyrocketed to over 300 pounds in ’02 – this
    last time tipping the scale at 317. That was IT for me. 
    What’s gonna be IT for you?
    Whatever diet you choose is, of course, up to you. Whatever you’re
    doing to lose weight, or not, is up to you. I just hope you choose a
    healthy eating plan that you can live with for the rest of your life.
    Because if it’s not, the joke’s on you. It’s not my weight,
    heath and fitness that are at stake here. It’s yours.
    If you continue to eat the same way that got you into this overweight
    trouble in the first place, you’ll continue to get the same old
    results. What else do you expect? 
    Some of you are a bit too young to really realize the ramifications
    of chronic obesity – because that’s what being fat and over
    weight really is – obesity. And it will surely shorten your life
    considerably. Just wait and see.
    How’s this gonna sound:
    Dear Mrs. Obama: The real reason we have an escalating obesity
    epidemic in our country today is because most people don’t really
    care. They’d rather lazily lie around and eat everything in sight,
    hoping no one notices. 
    It doesn’t work that way.
    For some, this road will be all too short because of critical health
    complications . . . 
    Cheating on your healthy eating plan just doesn’t pay.
    Enjoy the game.
    But bring your own diet-friendly snacks and drinks. I always carry
    something low carb that I love to eat to keep me from caving in to
    the temptation of the carb-loaded “pokey-bait” that’s usually
    the standard fare for these kinds of affairs.
    And by all
    means, make sure you get your pre-game daily cardio in. 
    “If you wanna know about the road ahead, ask someone who’s on
    her way back.” 
    That be me.
    Super Bowl’s
    # # #
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    individuals that are interested in having me come and present my
    “Commit To Get Fit” motivational weight loss and wellness
    programs in the beginning of 2013, I will put on a highly effective
    presentation tailored specifically for you. Contact info below:
    Laura Dion-Jones is a Pro-Health Activist, Certified Corporate
    Wellness Coach, Certified Wellness Coach, Radio Show Host,
    motivational & lifestyle writer & speaker.
    Through Laura’s highly successful Commit To Get Fit/Elgin’s Biggest
    Loser motivational weight loss and wellness program, Laura helped
    motivate over 182 Elgin area residents to lose 1800 pounds in a
    little over 18 months.
    hoping you’ll be next.
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    As with any new diet and fitness plan, be sure to check with your
    physician before you begin.