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WENDYW596
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4/6/13 10:13 A

Way to go! Congratulations! Small goals are the best.... Now on forward to the next one.. emoticon

Edited by: WENDYW596 at: 4/6/2013 (10:13)


JPGRAMMA
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4/6/13 7:06 A

Good Morning World! What a beautiful Saturday morning. The sun is shining and the birds are chirping. You'd think it was Spring! Why am I so happy? Down 10 lbs. total...reached my first goal! So far this hasn't been too difficult. I think all the time spent at the gym has kept those feel good endorphins at a high level.

I wish everyone a great weekend. Get outside and get active. Plans are to rake the yard today.



BECKYBOO08
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4/3/13 3:43 P

I too have demons with food. So far I am up to a 34kg weight loss (Sorry don't work in pounds) but only just realize the hold food had on me. I am from NZ and I have just read a book called weight loss for life and it really delves into why you are doing these things and why you eat. I am more relaxed about what I eat and don't get too bogged down with the numbers. I do try to stick to my calorie intake and most days I do. Some days I am under and other days I am over slightly, however the last few weeks the scales have been going down so can't be all bad. Take one day at a time and just relax. I have a plan on my wall (From my book I read) that gives me a trigger about over eating and what to do when I get into that mood. Like go for a walk around the garden, read a magazine. Keep the pantry door closed (Hubby has a problem with this one lol) and it sends your mind into doing something else. I love it as it is a distraction and it makes you think rather than reach for the cookie jar in times of stress. Good luck, you can do it.



JPGRAMMA
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4/3/13 1:51 P

It took me a few days to get back here because I forgot where this page was located!!!(hmm, should I be concerned? (LOL).

WendyW596, emoticon so much for for sharing with me. I really appreciate it. It is so comforting to know people understand and care. I am taking you advice about one day at a time and my head knows this but my heart (emotions) tell me success should happen quicker and easier. (Get thee behind me, Satan!). Many small steps lead to large leaps!.



WENDYW596
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3/30/13 2:58 P

I can relate to what you wrote so much. I slowly started gaining weight as I had babies. After 3 of them, I stayed steady, 20 pounds over. But as the years went on, and raising teenagers , I ate to relieve the stress and I went up 25 more pounds. I then yo-yoed for years, and then I had another struggle and up 25 more pounds........6 years ago, I was facing diabetes medicine if I didn't do something, and it scared me, plus I was so disgusted with myself. I then joined WW again, and finally achieved my goal, and have been able to maintain for 5 1/2 years. My health improved, my knees feel so much better, etc!

So I said all that to say this, just take one day at a time and keep your eyes on the goal. During that time, you will develop eating habits, and learn portion sizes (which was my downfall) Ha!! I would say, "I don't know why I can't lose weight, I don't eat that much" Well when I found out what the portion size should really be........... I was eating probably 3 times as much. I have learned so much, but I have to take each day and be accountable.

You will suceed! I know you will..... emoticon



JPGRAMMA
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3/21/13 10:01 A

I was a little nervous after clicking on the Post Message button, but shortly after felt pretty good after going back to read it. Felt like I got some things out that I needed to face and here I am again today.

Feeling strong and will go to the gym in about an hour when it is a little less busy. I'm actually looking forward to stepping on the scale on Saturday. I've stayed within my calorie range and have had good workouts. I've started interval jogging on the treadmill in hopes it will boost my metabolism. I will be okay with whatever the number on the scale is because I have noticed that some of my clothes are fitting better. Will continue to emoticon



JPGRAMMA
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3/20/13 8:24 P

I am a very private person and sharing my thoughts and opinions has always been a struggle for me in all of life's situations. So this is a VERY big step for me, but I think it's a very important one.

I have had a weight problem since I was a young child and am now 65 years old and still battling. I have tried every diet plan and it works for a while but then the weight come back with more pounds added. I finally took a good long,hard look at this and realized that whenever something happened in my life that I did not want to face, I turned to food for solace. For example, two years ago I lost 25 lbs. and then my husband started getting sick due to stress at work and whenever I tried to discuss this with him or make suggestions he would shut me down without realizing how it affected me. Truthfully, how I allowed it to affect me. Don't get me wrong, this was not a marital problem. I'm ok with that part of his personality. I have learned that he has to work through his problems by himself and I just need to be his sounding board.

Through all of this I have realized that I have come to think of food as one of the only things I could control, but now I know I wasn't controlling it---it was controlling me. So now when I feel like I need to eat anything that isn't nailed down, I try to stop, take a deep breath and figure out what's really going on. Sometimes this works and sometimes it doesn't. But now I am aware of my relationship with food.

I used to laugh and say that I would eat when I was happy, sad, mad, anxious or any other emotion I could think of. But I'm not laughing anymore. I'm dead serious about why, when, where and how I eat. This is going to be the LAST TIME I'm going to have to lose a lot of weight.

I have also come to acknowledge that I cannot do this alone, but with God all things are possible. I pray everyday asking Him to give me the grace I need to stay strong in this journey and I know He hears me.



 
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