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Been dieting basically forever- gain 10 loose 10, gain 25, loose 25. Last year I was doing really good not regaining the weight for about 6 months, then all of a sudden I gained back 13 pounds- I''m sure eating brownies with icecream had noting to do with it. So here, I am again, I have lost 2.5 of the pounds that I have regained. But the difference now is- I am trying something totally new, which of course is joining Sparkpeople. As I type this, my daughter is making brownies for some friends of hers that will be coming over tonight- so it looks like I will be faced with a few challenges right off the bat.

Updated January 2012: Still on that diet rollercoaster When through a series of tramatic events from July to October regarding my alcholic husband. We are now separated and in counseling. As a result, my life has been quiet a mess and I have managed to stress eat 10 pounds of weight back on. I am really looking to get back into the drivers seat of my life again. I have decided that on this day, January 8, 2012, I am taking charge of my own life.

Since January, I have dumped our marriage counselor- she was not right for me and instead found my own, which has been great. I have learned that I am codependent and how to deal with that. I am also attenting Al-Anon, and doing Pilates and Yoga again. Also went to physical therapy for my shoulder and have lost the stress weight that I gained in the fall of 2011. As of this writing I'm about 161 pounds. On May 7, 2012, I reconnected with Living Binge Free and joined the no sugar 4 week challenge. As of today, I have been binge free for 3 days, and I am posting daily.

Member Since: 9/18/2009

Fitness Minutes: 100

My Goals:
#1 To stay Binge Free
#2 Track daily
#3 Exercise daily
#4 Drink 8 glasses of water
#5 Not drink soda, even diet
#6 Will not use negative self-talk or putdowns
# Sleep

My Program:
To take care of myself first so that I can take care of others.
Eat less that 2000 cal per day
Eat fruit/veggies daily

Personal Information:
Currently 50 years old. Been dieting forever. Five years ago, I had a panic attack- thought I was having a heart attack. My Dad had his first in his early 40's. My blood pressure was up and so was my cholesteral. Had to get it together for my own sake as well as my kids.

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Work full-time- very demanding job. Have 1 child in college and 1 getting ready to go this fall, 1 cat, and dog that we adopted from a shelter. Currently separated.

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  • v OOLALA53
    Thanks for the support! And believe me, you will get to the point at which you drive by without worrying that you will be drawn into the convenience store. I can now walk right down the candy or cookie aisles and look right at the packages without feeling one bit as if I am going to pick one up and scarf it down later by myself. Admittedly, I don't often bring them home, but it's more now because there's no point since I just don't eat the things as often than that I fear having them around. It's been a long journey but worth it. emoticon
    1904 days ago
  • v KICKINGIT@56
    Thanks for your encouraging comments on my blog. I appreciate the support.

    Hope you have a blessed weekend.
    2106 days ago
    Congrats on Day 1!!!!
    Me too..... I hope : ))))
    2266 days ago
  • v OOLALA53
    Sorry if I'm repeating, but long ago in OA they used to say, "Three meals a day and life in between." And mocha. I added that. emoticon
    2314 days ago
    Hi jamie: I saw your comment on the LBF site and could completely relate to what you are saying. I have been having a very bad month and a half after over a year of doing "pretty good"....I cannot seem to identify my trigger or what the reason is that I am binging like this.

    I am vowing tonight to take back control - I can't let this thing beat me! emoticon

    We can do this!
    2580 days ago
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