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Hi. I am 44 years young and the mother of an eight year old very active girl. I am a neonatal nurse and will be going back to school in August. I have struggled with my weight my entire life. I have been on every "diet" out there. I just want to be healthy and active for my family. I would like to live a long time.
Hi. I am 44 years young and the mother of an eight year old very active girl. I am a neonatal nurse and will be going back to school in August. I have struggled with my weight my entire life. I have been on every "diet" out there. I just want to be healthy and active for my family. I would like to live a long time.




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SHRINK_U
10/5/2012 2:34:58 PM

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Hey there! I have been in a slump for a few weeks and now I am fighting my way back :) I hope to see you sparking soon!



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8/30/2012 2:05:32 PM

Stress eating.. that is a good question. I am still learning to deal with this. To be perfectly honest the past month and a half I have had some bad stress-eating days myself. I think the best way that I cope with this... is that I don't beat myself up about it.. and I just try better afterwards. I look at the BIG picture and know that if I keep STANDING UP every time that I fall .. that is progress. Progression is definitely not regression. It isn't about how many times we fall.. it is about how many times we stand back up. There is a great saying that goes around Spark People.. it goes something like: "Giving up and binging after you mess up with food is like dropping your cell phone and instead of picking it up you smash it into little pieces and destroy it." I probably totally butchered that quote.. LOL.. I am not the best at re-quoting. But ya get the picture..lol. If I didn't exercise soooo much over the past 8 weeks I most definitely would have gained weight from my poor eating. I had some great eating days.. and then some days that were horrible. I have been suffereing from insomnia and also switching meds for my thyroid and the exhaustion makes me want to eat. My goal for September is to focus more on my nutrition again. I have finally got to the place in my mind that any progress is great progress. In the past if I didn't lose a bunch of weight every week I would throw my hands in the air and give up. This go around I adopted the mantra, "IF YOU ARE TIRED OF STARTING OVER.. STOP GIVING UP." So when I have a bad day or a bad week.. I don't give up.. I just keep going. Of course I would love to lose 10 to 20 pounds a month... that is probably not going to happen.. So I am happy if I lose anything! I hope I can finish this journey in less than 2 years... but something clicked in my mind and I am now ok if it takes longer than that. Failure is not an option. So I can either beat myself up for not losing 150 pounds a year... or I can stay positive and keep on trucking.. and be happy if for some reason I only lost 50 pounds a year...
We are human.. we are not perfect..
focus on progress.. not perfection :)

LET'S DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SHRINK_U
8/29/2012 7:25:08 PM

Good evening!! Thanks for the friend add. I added you right back! Let's have a fantastic week.

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