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There are two big reasons super slimmer Patty is down a sensational 69 pounds and moving steadily onward towards her ultimate weight loss goal.
Patty, who's also known by her username of ollieseh to her peers here at Diet.com, has never wavered in her commitment to hitting the gym for regular workouts. She's continually changing up her routine to push herself to new heights of intensity and to retain the variety that keeps fitness fun.
And, even more importantly, she's never silenced her blogging voice nor slipped out of view from her fellow Diet.com members for any length of time.
"I couldn't have done this without Diet.com," Patty notes. "Being accountable to myself and my friends here at Diet.com is the key."
"I am now at 211; by New Year I will be under 200 -- that's been one of my goals all along.
"I have tried to set realistic goals and to mix it up as I go."
The picture at right shows Patty posing in the living room of her home on Kitchener, Ontario. The image below left shows her at her starting weight of 280.
The transformation has been much more than physical.
Patty has learned may things along the way, including how to support others on a path to wellness and how to tweak her favorite recipes so they retain their taste but not the high fat or high-cal counts.
She tells Diet.com that she knew she was over the hump when she survived the recent Canadian Thanksgiving without giving in to the many food temptations. Instead, she deftly replaced her traditional treats with healthier versions.
"My family did not even know what I had done -- they enjoyed the foods along with me," she says.
When Patty isn't whipping up a new variation on an old standard like turkey and stuffing, she's keeping a food and exercise log on Diet.com.
"Since starting here at Diet.com, I have rarely gone over 1,500 calories a day -- not even through Canadian Thanksgiving in October - and I even had turkey, pumpkin pie, stuffing and sweet potatoes."
By tinkering with tradition, Patty actually lost weight over the holiday. She's more confident than ever ... Continue
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