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1/10/13 10:17 A


As I tell all new members and those who feel they are losing their motivation,"don't look at good health or weight loss with an all or nothing mentality". If the only healthy thing you did for yourself today was drink 8 glasses of water, that's still a step in the right direction.

Good health isn't "all or nothing". Every little bit does make a difference. As the old song goes,"accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative". Give yourself credit for the POSITIVE things you do for yourself and don't beat yourself up because you're not perfect. You don't have to be perfect to be healthy.

BUT, you do need to be mindful of your portions. So, if you haven't been too mindful, the thing to do is start with the basics. Set some simple goals you can stick with so that you don't feel overwhelmed. Take baby steps literally and figuratively.

Also, one thing to consider is whether or not you're eating enough during the day. One reason you may feel tempted to eat the treats is because you haven't been eating enough calories. Eating too little in the morning can cause us to become ravenous later.

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1/10/13 8:11 A

Thank you for all the good suggestios.. and last night I had to go to bed just so I would not be tempted to go in the kitchen and you know I went right to sleep so maybe there is something to that Moon thing.. hmmm

As for capris.. you won't see those on me till May.. I am in Central NY.. even thought we are having high temps today of 45 still ot capri weather.. LOL

Thanks again everyone.. your help and support means alot..

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1/9/13 8:24 P

Write ina journal or do something to distract you!

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1/9/13 7:56 P

Has anyone done any research on hunger and the cycle of the moon? I get in cycles where I feel hungry all the time and "picky" like crazy!! I've just heard a lot of people lately talking about health issues and the moon cycle and I thought, "I wonder if that impacts the times I just feel like I must have more". Also I wonder if it impacts being unexplainably tired . . . Well, even if it is the moon - this too shall pass and I suppose the only way to overcome is to keep trying to stay on track! Good luck ladies!

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1/9/13 6:42 P

You can report back here tomorrow;-)

Now for me ......I'm thinking Capri pants........not in snow with my boots. I'm in Scotland you see....... sounds like you are USA too? My challenge is a shorter skirt in the summer.....legs not too bad for a 49 year old....

So yes I do hope it is warm for you and by the summer perhaps 4 sizes smaller..... We must not loose incentive. So no snacking tomorrow ladies....if we can get a day , then 2 and a few more under our belts we'll beat this glitch.......

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1/9/13 6:24 P


I'm having a tough few days too and sure don't know why! But it most certainly will pass, so we just have to hang on! I keep reminding myself of the new pair of capri pants, 3 sizes down from where I started, that are hanging in my closet and waiting to be worn this weekend when it's warm. That helps me remember that it really IS worth it! Hang in there, guys! emoticon

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1/9/13 6:06 P

OMG- me too! I came to this part of the community to post something about 'I'm Losing it' .....not weight but my willpower. It just seems to have evaporated. Same as you ....I started picking at Christmas....little bit here and there. Actually I was prepared for Christmas Day, it was all the other days that let me down to be honest. I put 3Lbs on again over the festive season and I just need somehow to get back on the straight and narrow but I am hungry all of the time now...And I really mean all of the time....I'm obsessing about food and ending up with an extra slice of chicken or an extra spoon of salad dressing, a little more peanut's all adding up I guess.

Ok ...... So we could make a pact and tomorrow ( it's 11pm here- I am in Scotland) we will both be the best we can be and we could report back tomorrow here to each other???? day at a time.....

Edited by: MAISIE31 at: 1/9/2013 (18:07)

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1/9/13 5:30 P

I hate to admit this knowing that there is so much to be motivated about and such but I really am struggling..
and it is with picking. I started right before Christmas with picking here and there and the week between Christmas and New Years I had some out and out binges..
I know I need to get back on track which I feel I have these past 3 days but at the same time I am struggling.. I have a good Breakfast Lunch and even dinner and now I want to pick pick pick..
today is really bad.. and I know if I can get past it.. I will be better..
maybe I needed to get it off my chest..

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