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Last year I read A LOT of books about emotional eating, intuitive eating, and cognitive behavior therapy. Everything that I have been learning about has been pushing me in a different direction than my usual. I can do the calories in/out thing pretty well and lose. But at some point the chocolate is more luring than the pounds lost. It's too hard to pick the healthier choice and I "need" a soda because I am stressed. I always end in the same place, heading back up. Although the last time I ...
Last year I read A LOT of books about emotional eating, intuitive eating, and cognitive behavior therapy. Everything that I have been learning about has been pushing me in a different direction than my usual. I can do the calories in/out thing pretty well and lose. But at some point the chocolate is more luring than the pounds lost. It's too hard to pick the healthier choice and I "need" a soda because I am stressed. I always end in the same place, heading back up. Although the last time I gained was during pregnancy, I was barely holding onto to my weight loss (70+ lbs) prior to the pregnancy. I was working out a lot. At first it was fun, energizing. But then the workouts were a desperate attempt to NOT gain the weight back. What always sends me back to be the comfort of food? What am I missing in my life?

I have a great life. I live in a beautiful place, have 4 amazing children, and am married to the love of my life. But there are obvious symptoms that there is something wrong: my weight, my house organization, and my impulsive spending. It seems like I am always trying something new to get motivated. I think I have been neglecting myself. I have lost the things that I loved as an individual. So now at 35 I am going off to find myself. I want to live a life that I can be proud of. I want to live in the moment! I want to be excited for each new day. I am not sure how this plays out but I am going to try and find the things that I love.

I have been stuck in neutral for a while. Dreaming of an adventurous life, AFTER I lose the weight. In the past I am always waiting. I have moments when I feel like I am doing things that the girl inside loves. These moments are short and few but they are there. What if I stop focusing on the "what-if" and start really living. I have done it before. I have felt energized and excited about my life. I imagine that if I was happier that my eating habits and fitness level would change naturally. I am ready for change!
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Member Since: 6/7/2006

My Goals:
My first big goal is to get back to where I left off before my pregnancy with a total of 59 lbs to lose.

My Program:
I am using the Weight Watchers program for tracking and personal coaching.

An essential part of my weight loss plan right now is working on the mental aspect of weight loss. I am reading various books on emotional eating and figuring out how to deal with stress & emotions in other ways than using food.


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Books I am reading this year:

1. Beck Diet Solution
2. Intuitive Eating
3. 50 way to soothe yourself without food
4. The Thin Woman's Brain: Rewiring the Brain for Permanent Weight Loss

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1/4/2016 1:12:01 PM

Happy Monday! How is your new year going so far? Are you going to participate in the Beck Blue Blogs this time. Some have already started...I am gearing up. emoticon I'm down a pound this morning and am ready to up my game and get 'er done this year! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Deanie



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