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I am an addict. As such, it is crucial that I set boundaries to keep me from falling prey. I engage in encouragement and support regularly and seek the same. In order to not fall victim to my drugs of choice yet again, I must be active in the fight against my addictive, maladaptive and isolating natures.

That's where SparkPeople comes in these days, along with OA and working the 12 steps, one day at a time.


I am an addict. As such, it is crucial that I set boundaries to keep me from falling prey. I engage in encouragement and support regularly and seek the same. In order to not fall victim to my drugs of choice yet again, I must be active in the fight against my addictive, maladaptive and isolating natures.

That's where SparkPeople comes in these days, along with OA and working the 12 steps, one day at a time.






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 current weight: 182.0 
 
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Member Since: 4/24/2012

SparkPoints: 7,121

Fitness Minutes: 4,810

My Goals:
START WT 220 (04/2012)
Progress
0 4/24 220.0 Begin Wt
1 4/30 216.5 -3.5
2 5/08 214.5 -2.0
3 5/14 211.0 -3.5
4 5/21 209.0 -2.0
5 5/28 208.0 -1.0
6 6/05 205.0 -3.0
7 6/12 203.5 -1.5
8 6/19 201.5 -2.0
9 6/26 199.5 -2.0
10 7/03 199.0 -0.5
11 7/10 199.0 -0
12 7/17 197.5 -1.5
13 7/24 196.0 -1.5
14 7/31 194.0 -2.0
19 9/05 192.5 -1.5
20 9/12 190.5 -2.0
21 9/19 189.5 -1.0
22 9/26 189.5 -0
23 10/3 186.5 -3.0
24 10/10 185.0 -1.5
25 10/17 184.0 -1.0
26 10/24 182.5 -1.5
27 10/31 182.0 -0.5
28 11/6 180.0 -1.0
TOTAL LOSS -39.0 11/2012
THEN I STOPPED FOR ALMOST A YEAR- GAINING HALF THE WEIGHT BACK.

Until I eventually began an abstinence in OA.



My Program:
1. Create an entire menu of staple meals that I love to eat and that are easy to make/prep in advance.

2. Pay attention to portions. Count calories. Measure/weigh food to become aware of how much I eat--NOT to restrict--but to encourage mindfulness.

3. Alternatives. Some foods are too hard not to overeat. I can eat them in moderation (occasionally) when out, but for home, I'm seeking alternatives to satisfy me that are not "diet" foods.

4. Be active daily. Usually a walk, for me and Jack (dog). When my breasts are smaller, I think I'd like to try running.

5. Seek support. I'm delighted to have found SP and hope to find others in the SF Bay area to be active with.

Other Information:
Ultimately, I'd like to be 80 pounds lighter than I am as of 4/24/12.



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Member Comments:
CHRISTINATODAY
3/24/2014 4:48:59 AM

I'm so, so sorry to hear that you had to leave your dog behind. My heart is going out to you.
I'm thinking good thoughts for you, your journey and for building a new, good life for yourself. emoticon emoticon emoticon



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CHRISTINATODAY
3/21/2014 5:32:57 PM

Thank you for the comments on my page. That sounds scary... I wonder if you've seen a naturopath about this? I hope you will find your way with it.
It seems so hard for me to deal adequately with the physical complaints I have and eat right so as to cure / improve them. Food is just so many other things to me beside 'medicine'... Thinking good thoughts for you.



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CHERIONE
3/19/2014 9:41:27 PM

Thanks for commenting on my blog. Sometimes you need a kick in the pants or a nudge and sometimes you just need to know someone else agrees.



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JUSTYNA7
2/25/2014 8:23:39 AM

Thanks for the comment on my picture - open invitation of course, lol. NIce to see a new face visiting my page. I relate to a lot of your story. Liked your January blog a lot. Baby steps keep adding up.

Comment edited on: 2/25/2014 8:52:16 AM

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CHERIONE
2/23/2014 11:43:56 AM

That picture was taken in the Adirondacks in upstate NY. It's our favorite spot to vacation...canoeing, fishing, hiking. No cell phone service, internet, TV. Truly a vacation!



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