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Thank you dear friends

Monday, February 17, 2014

Just a note to say THANK YOU for all your encouragement & out pouring of well wishes. i am in a very difficult place in my life. I'm being tested in many ways daily & feel like I'm being defeated more than not.
Then God blesses me with such kind outpouring from friends I haven't given to in so long.

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NILLAPEPSI 2/18/2014 7:42AM

    Keep leaning on the Father. He has your best interests at heart. As much as I hate to admit it, I grow stronger after going through trials in life. I also grow closer to Him. Hubby's mom had a stroke right before the new year & our life has been in constant upheaval. But we both have grown closer to God & to each other during the process. We've gotten to see his mom a lot more because we had her moved to a rehab facility close to us. God's working it all out, but it's been tough. I thank God every day that He has brought good out of such a mess. He's doing outright miracles before our very eyes!!! He can do that for you, too. Message me if you need specific prayer or want to chat privately. emoticon emoticon

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AWESOMECHELZ 2/17/2014 11:02PM

    I love you very much. When you feel down, read all these supportive responses and know you're not alone. You're loved and never forgotten. Hang in there, my friend. emoticon The grace of God for you. emoticon

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SOFT_VAL67 2/17/2014 8:44PM

    i dont know whats happening, but i went thru many trials and tests myself this past year.
beginning in late part of 2012 and the whole year of 2013, was one big hard test and painful days of indecision and hurt.
i came thru, i am still not whole, but i am better and dealing and will be sending out my heartfelt best wishes that you too shall overcome this and be stronger.

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MSHEL7 2/17/2014 8:43PM

    I'm sorry you have more than you feel that you can handle, try your best to just hand it over to God and not take it back. I hope you can find refuge in Him. We love you and were all so glad to hear from you. Take care my dear friend. emoticon

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MNDEBBIE1 2/17/2014 8:22PM

    It is good to hear that you are still around. We all are being tested every day. Our strength comes from God and from within ourselves. Take care hun. You are in my prayers.

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Update for my dear Spark friends

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Howdy all !

Yes, I am still alive ! Again , as I've apologized before, Sorry for the lack of communication & support to you all. I think of my great community of friends often.
Ds is still transitioning to a home. So lots going on there, besides dealing with his behaviors daily. Work & some personal issues have me out straight. I have NO free time to Spark or anything else for that matter. All I can do is balance what I have to the BEST I can . I've dealt with some pretty bad anxiety issues, which I've dealt with before, but am turning to our Lord daily.
God has blessed me through all of this.
I am at 174, so that is on the right track. I feel much better physically the lighter I get.

I miss you all & appreciate all the check ins I just saw & say THANK YOU & God bless you !
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MRSP90X 2/17/2014 5:29PM

    So glad to see an update!! But so sad to see all that you have to deal with!! Way to go with the weight loss! That is hard to so with what you all have going on! Miss you dearly!!

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NHES220 2/17/2014 12:41PM

    So glad to see a post from you and glad your weight loss is on track. Hang in there with DS and the job stress and know that we're here when you have time to check in!

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MATTEROFHEART 2/17/2014 9:09AM

    So excited to see a post from you, but so sorry you are having to deal with everything that you are dealing with, especially DS and the anxiety. I have dealt with the anxiety as well, so I know how that is! I am so proud of you for your weight loss! You are doing great, in spite of all the difficulties! Love you girl and think of you often!

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AWESOMECHELZ 2/16/2014 9:32PM

    Miss you too but don't worry about us, my friend. Just take good care of yourself and, once in a while let's know what's happening. I look forward to you having a lighter load in the future. God bless you and your son. Hang in there. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TMRGRANNY 2/16/2014 8:56PM

    I was so thrilled when I saw that you had posted. I think of you often and have wondered how things were going. Look at you, 7 lbs! Way to go. Sorry to hear that you are struggling in other areas. Thanks for checking in and even though I miss you, I totally understand your absence. Hopefully someday you will have time for yourself again. Until then my friend, take care. I continue to include you and DS in my prayers.

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NILLAPEPSI 2/16/2014 8:43PM

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GAILANN48 2/16/2014 8:28PM

    I'm so glad to hear from you, AutumnHope. Thank you for checking in and letting us all know you're okay, though certainly stressed with all that's going on in your life. I think of you often and have wondered how things were going for you. It sounds like a difficult road, all the way around, but I know you've found your safe harbor. He is able.

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MSHEL7 2/16/2014 7:29PM

    Wow girl, look at you go, losing those pounds. You've got the key for sure. Congrats. I'm so glad that you have check in. I pray for you often. DS as well. Take care and remember, we emoticon U and emoticon

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Feel like I'm in a traffic circle & can't figure how to get off

Saturday, November 30, 2013

I just saw my blog before last titled, "Struggling With Food." I should have that as a tattoo .

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Have done okay this week. Some times good,other times eating these darn carbs. I even binge on healthy ones.Which aren't so healthy in excess. Excess, that's a good word to describe my craving/ eating times.
I eat until I feel full & felt I got my craving fix, but realize 15min. later I have ate/ gorged until I'm very uncomfortable. I just did it again tonight & I SO wanted to be in the 180's.

I have been committed to losing weight on this site for about 9-10mos. In that time I have dropped 20lbs. & that 20 REALLY makes a difference in how I look & feel, but I gain & lose the same 4lbs. over & over & over again in this endless cycle of cravings & giving into them. I do realize now it does comfort me, it does soothe my nerves. It really is like I've heard addicts describe getting their fix.TEMPORARILY is the key word. Why can't I beat this?! Be stronger! I feel like such a loser when I do this. Weak. I evaluate & get back on the horse now.I used to just give up & say I'm beaten by it, so that's a plus, but I see people on here who are dedicated & disciplined & just DO IT !
There's a woman on this site I just read about , she said when she decided to lose weight she just worked her plan. NO excuses, NO room for slip ups & she did an AMAZING job quickly. Why can't I buck up & just do this.
I say I'm weak, but I do mean in this area, because when people see my daily existence they ALWAYS say I don't know if I could live like that even for a day. How do you do it? I say, I'm all he's got & I can't give up on him. He's sick & I want to try to get him stabilized before he moves on in life or he may end up in an institution. So I KNOW I can be strong.

So, I'm feeling frustrated with myself & trying to vent , let go of the negative & move forward.
I do realize this is MY journey & I have a way to go regarding my interaction with food & learning how to cope with stress. So as long as I continue to try I guess that's a positive. I just wish I could learn HOW to get past this .
Thanks for letting me vent. I hope ALL have a successful week ! emoticon

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SPARKLISE 12/3/2013 6:50AM are not a loser because you struggle with food.
You are a winner because you chose to fight it instead of giving up!

You are strong in so many other areas of your life and you should be really proud of that.
Food is a struggle or me too,but I have other areas that I can be proud of.

Don't give up and be proud of who you are and who you are becoming.

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MATTEROFHEART 12/2/2013 9:27AM

    I have the same struggle every week! I eat healthy part of the week and lose, only to turn around and give in to the cravings the other part of the week! Up and down and up and down! I found out what it was like, though, this past week to not even try to fight it and ended up with an 8 pound gain! Definitely can't do that is so worth the fight!

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BLESSED2BEME 12/1/2013 1:11PM

    It is a daily struggle for me - my love/hate of food - a war in my head so often. I've been on spark nearly 4 years now and have lost 20lbs...never have gone beyond losing 24 lbs here. Why? Because I continue to divert to old, unhealthy behavior of dealing with my emotions by abusing food and my body. I know that everyday and everyday I say to myself, why? One day I'm going to finally say - enough! Obviously that day isn't here yet. Just sharing this to let you know I understand. I'm glad you vented and I pray you continue to try, everyday, to get to the place you want to be.

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GAILANN48 12/1/2013 8:31AM

    I just love the way you perfectly express MY thoughts and feelings!
In her response to your blog, OOLALA53 really gave me some things to think about, too. That "habit theory" is an interesting rabbit trail that I want to follow.

As for the journey, I believe you're already succeeding, and that accomplishing more of your goals is simply a matter of time. We can do this, Friend. We can.

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TMRGRANNY 12/1/2013 8:03AM

    As I was reading through your blog, every time I thought of a comment you would say it in the next sentence. So I really don't have anything new to add. The wonderful thing about venting on this site is that the people here truly mean it when they say I know how you feel. Obviously, we don't know exactly how each other feels because each journey is different with it's own detours and obstacles, but we do understand the struggles of weight loss. Keep plugging and you will soon get off the circle.

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MSHEL7 11/30/2013 10:58PM

    Just wanted to add that I truly hate those traffic circles you are talking about. They are adding round abouts every where here, even where they are highly unfunctional!! I guess there are a few on our journey here too eh? and just as unfunctional!! LOL

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MRSP90X 11/30/2013 9:25PM

    I could have written this blog myself on many aspects. At least you lost 20 lbs. I have lost and gained the same 5 or so lbs since February. I better get off this merry go round soon!! There isn't anything merry about it!! You can so it!! You are a winner !!!

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AWESOMECHELZ 11/30/2013 9:05PM

    I also label myself weak or lazy or not dedicated, etc., etc., but the labels just make me feel terrible. I lost 20 pounds too and have those same 4 lbs. up and down. It is hard. What i decided to do was to do a couple of SP videos and I am hoping that that will help me not quit until I lose weight again. I also don't buy junk food for home. I know your son may want it and that's hard so I hope that slowly, you don't buy that stuff anymore.

You and i need to just do one day at the time, and I only weigh myself the 15th of the Month and the last day. emoticon emoticon

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NILLAPEPSI 11/30/2013 8:52PM

    I know you can do this. You are a very, very strong woman. Replace the bad habits with something good. emoticon

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OOLALA53 11/30/2013 8:01PM

    Very few people just make the decision to lose weight and then do it and maintain. Has this woman kept the weight off for 5 years? I have seen members here on Spark be strict for a year and then relapse. Most people need to go through success, then relapses, and recommitments many times to be able to maintain for 5 years or more. But what's the alternative? Keep overeating constantly and gaining?

I know it sounds crazy, but concentrating on the weight loss is part of the problem for most people. Be more concerned with feeding yourself fairly with good, reasonably-portioned meals of foods you like, avoiding too many random decisions to eat, and keep balancing them with freggies. Over time, and yes, longer than 10 months, you will be enjoying more natural foods, but try not to be a purist. The other thing is to give a lot of attention to how good you feel when you eat just enough food without overeating. Eat slowly, savor your meals, and savor the feeling of not being stuffed as often as possible, and let yourself dwell on that more than on weighing less or looking a certain way. Give yourself some kind of credit or admiration EVERY time you eat a good meal or turn down food at an inappropriate time. Don''t believe you've done that enough until you do it a few thousands times. Seriously.

Don't try to eat the least you can, but do allow yourself to eat less at your meals when you realize you're not very hungry.

You are not losing weight; you are learning to eat less happily on a continuing basis. It won't even be worth it to get to a certain weight by torturing yourself and then not be able to maintain it.

You WILL get past this if you keep increasing the time in between slip ups. Many long term maintainers say they fell many times, but when they determined that a fail would not lead to days and weeks of overeating, they got better at not failing so often, and the tide turned.

Acknowledge how far you've come, not how far you've fallen recently. You've really done well! It's very important in habit theory to try to let go of the self-punishment and reward yourself for every victory.

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MSHEL7 11/30/2013 7:40PM

    I love that you don't mind venting here, we all need it and it is a healing process for us. I think you are doing great, this is a very hard journey and you just keep plugging at it. There are times when I have the cravings so bad and go on terrible binges, but they are getting fewer and farther between now. I think the other woman is right, just work your plan and don't stray, but I have such a hard time doing that. I am weak and I get bored and I let stress take me over. I'm so glad that we have each other and that we can work it together, the ups and the downs. You'll see the 180's, I have faith in that. You are working too hard not too. You are also seeing the situations and that in itself is a learning experience for the later times. One thing that I did that was really helpful to me and I had forgotten this until just last week, I bought a book that had a diet in it, every meal was listed and I followed it like it was life or death. I lost a lot when I did it and with you already exercising it might help you to do something like that for a while. I can't do them forever, but I can do anything for a while and when you are losing pretty good you want to continue for a while. Good luck, keep plugging away.

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This weeks check in to stay accountable

Saturday, November 23, 2013

As you who've read my recent blogs know since starting back at work several weeks ago I've struggled with carb cravings & binges again.
I was really moving back up the scale quickly with this behavior, but couldn't seem to get a handle on it. So I blogged. ALL your support & empathy really helped me.
One comment told me that I just need to resist & the cravings will get better. That I'll feel better the next day because of it.
She was right ! I haven't been perfect, but MUCH better. The scale is showing it. too.It's moving in the right direction again, although I made quite a set back in my losing, because I put on four lbs. quickly.

Unlike the old me, I said four pounds isn't the end of the world . It's doable to lose if I don't let it go any further . I've been chipping away at it this week & am regaining some sense of control again.

You all know my home situation & it's been worse lately for the most part & I'm understanding that I TRULY use food as a comfort & temporary pleasure because I have so little now.

so I'm trying to find ways to care for my nerves in other ways & ignore the cravings until they pass. Really enjoying a cup of tea. Feeling the warmth of the cup on my hands. Meditation. These are a couple things that have helped this week.

I am receiving compliments on the weight lost & notice that I'm starting to get some glances & attention by men again. Not that I need that ! FOR SURE ! However, I used to get that before the weight gain. then noticed I seemed invisible with no glances , etc. for quite some time. So it just makes me feel as if I'm getting my healthy , best me body back.
Even with the positives & believe me I'm thankful for some GREAT NSV's , I see I have quite a bit more of abdominal fat to lose. I'm not needing a six pack abs or the stomach of a twenty year old, but I still have two substantial rolls of about 3' when you squeeze them "YUCK" that I need to get rid of to feel comfortable. So my goal of 162 or so I think is a reasonable weight to be & feel healthy.
Hope all my friends are improving their ruts , too ! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MATTEROFHEART 11/25/2013 10:29PM

    I'm sorry things are so hard at home right now. But wow, girl! You are doing great in spite of all that! You are so strong!
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NHES220 11/25/2013 9:44AM

    So glad to hear that you are doing better in that area and that the weight is coming back off! I knew you would get control over this, you are a strong person! You deserve the best!

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GAILANN48 11/25/2013 8:27AM

    I'm struck by the difference in your "speech" between the time we first met here and today. You've always been so caring, so conscious of the needs of others, and that's still there. (I'd say "in spades," but "in HEARTS" says it better. :)) The difference I hear is in your confidence and in your willingness to share. Thank you for trusting us, Miss V. You're amazing!

And YES, I agree with TMRGRANNY that the NSVs you've listed here are substantial. Way to go! Hope you have a great day today.
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TMRGRANNY 11/24/2013 5:04PM

    So many NSV for you to celebrate this week...
I am sure you have had many more looks than you ever noticed. I understand totally though. Sometimes I feel like the invisible woman. Pretty soon DS will be fighting them off.
I also have been drinking tea at night to stave off cravings after reading so many suggestions on that. It is amazing, because it not only takes away the sweet, but also the salty. I love the idea of enjoying the whole mug, the feel, the warmth, etc...
I cannot even picture myself with six pack abs, I would just love not to have the cans hanging around in rolls around my middle.

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MRSP90X 11/23/2013 10:39AM

    Aw, c'mon girl, let's 6-pack it up!! If that 60 yro man can have them so can we!! emoticon emoticon No, we don't have to have that but pretty close DOES signify health. Abdominal fat is the most destructive to our health. Getting as close to hat as you can, healthy of course, is a good goal. I think Ernestine Shepherd (the grandma bodybuilder I blogged about) really is an example. I am NOT looking into competitive bodybuilding, but I do believe that they are excellent examples of health. My new diet is a bodybuilder diet, and I am glad that I now have the exact amounts to eat.

Tea is an excellent choice!! I am actually doing coffee with a swirl of reddi whip on top. It feels like a real desert without the calories. It only adds 15 cals. Abstinence really is the best. I think that is what I like about my new plan. Certain foods are off limits, it is calorie, carb, and portion controlled. I think this will help me get better control over food with measuring food. Someone may say that makes the obsession worse, but when you have free for alled all this time, an opposite approach and I think this takes the obsessiveness away since all my portions of food are already done for me based on body weight. I feel like a weight has finally been lifted off after all these years. All the things that I knew that I had to do for diet has finally appeared into this one diet plan for me as I need specifics. I am set and ready!! You have been doing so great and I have to catch up to you!! Maybe I can finally!!!

We can do it girl, one day at a time!!!

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MSHEL7 11/23/2013 10:32AM

    I'm glad that all the advice has helped you. It is great when someone who has gone through something is there to help us out. You are doing great at resisting those cravings, and I love green tea for the cravings, and it does help to just enjoy it. Have a wonderful week.

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MOTHEPRO 11/23/2013 10:13AM

    Great progress!
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NILLAPEPSI 11/23/2013 10:11AM

    Keep up the great work! You CAN do this -- I know it!! When I'm really, really struggling, prayer helps get me through. emoticon

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AWESOMECHELZ 11/23/2013 10:07AM

    You are the second person this week to mention tea as a way to pass the cravings! I am going to buy some herbal tea (no caffeine) and try it out. I can't wait!! I am looking for ways to pass the cravings and have been chewing a lot of gum but it is rough on my cheeks and tongue. Thanks for sharing here since it helped me too. emoticon

AND nothing wrong with men noticing you now. emoticon Of course, if you are like me, I want a kind, Christian man and not be in a rotten relationship. Keep up the GREAT work, my friend. You are helping me too! Actually, I am going to go now to buy my herbal tea and walk to the store so I can get my steps too. emoticon

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Struggling with food

Friday, November 15, 2013

Hey everyone emoticon
Thought I'd do a quick blog to release some disappointment & frustration I'm feeling. I've gained FOUR pounds so far this week ! Can you believe that , & that's with exercise & eating right during the day ! Imagine if I didn't !!!!!!!!!!

It frustrates me how EASILY I can gain weight, but what a struggle it is for me to lose. I'm sure most of you have felt this way at some point.

I am back to eating processed snacks(chips) every night. I can't keep them out of my house because of my son, but he only eats them twice a week or so with a sandwich. I have to go back to the store & buy more for him for lunch because I have pounded all his down.
I worked so hard to learn about myself & eating habits & overcome my binges & I'm regressing. I just broke the 190's in the past month & fit into 14's again & I can feel that slipping away because of MY actions & it saddens me, but right now I'm feeling hopeless, not that I'm giving up mind you. I'm not . That's why I'm blogging, but I keep saying I'll do better today, then the evening comes.Sometimes i've made it until 30min. of bedtime & the carb monster attacks & before I know it I've left a trail of bags & wrappers of processed junk !

I've been VERY tired this week after work.I feel like I need a break.Down time. Struggling just to get through the day, get dinner wash some clothes, get DS bathed & things ready for work/school the next day. Most days I'm dragging through it. The processed food I'm sure isn't helping that situation.

Anyway, just wanted to get that off my chest, reach out for some support before I slip into a fat abyss . I'm off to exercise now.
I hope my friends are having the opposite experience this week ! Happy Sparking !

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TMRGRANNY 11/17/2013 9:07PM

    It must be the moon. By everyone else's comments we are all having the same problem. (I say after eating 1/2 cup m&m's and 1/4 of almonds) At least I measured them, right? The last two nights I have come home and ate my dinner in bed while watching sappy Hallmark Holiday movies. I have just wanted to come home and hibernate which is strange because the temperatures here have been unseasonably warm. Let's both(all) keep trying because the alternative is turning into big butterballs ourselves. We CAN do this!!!

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OOLALA53 11/15/2013 8:23PM

    Hang on for those last 30 minutes. It's not easy, but neither is the regret of eating. If you do this for three nights in a row, you will feel much stronger. I won't say the battle is over then, but it's a start. Keep telling yourself it's WORTH it to face down the desire to eat without eating. Don't wait for the desire to go away to resist eating! I've had a lot of success over the last four years, but I still have times I want to eat when it's not time. I can't count on not having the desire to eat when I "shouldn't." I just know it's better when I resist and divert. Keep remembering that you will likely be very glad when you get up tomorrow that you waited. Food sanity is worth the effort!

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CHAOTICMOM4 11/15/2013 3:45PM

    Thanks for sharing, it seems there is a common trend here, it honestly makes me feel better knowing so many of us are fighting this battle.

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NHES220 11/15/2013 3:18PM

    So sorry that you are struggling! I know others have given great advice. Keeping small bags just for your son. I know you don't want to deprive him of the treat, but I know it is a challenge for you. For me, if I keep them out of sight, it is out of sight out of mind. Is there something else you do like that you could have in moderation? I am pretty much a non-snacker after dinner. I feel like if I start, I'll just keep going, so after dinner - which we do eat later, I'm done. Good luck, keep up with the workouts, what about almonds or something like that for a snack? Hang in there, you will get through this!

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GAILANN48 11/15/2013 2:29PM

    I hear your frustration and disappointment, but you're right, you can turn it around. We have to.

I've gained some, too. Currently I'm blaming the time change, the book excitement, and having in-laws here for two weeks. emoticon

Like you, I'm resolved to do better, though - went shopping for GOOD stuff yesterday, and now need to just make sure I plan better.

We're both stronger than this! So here's hoping we BOTH do better in the days to come.

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MSHEL7 11/15/2013 1:16PM

    Oh, man, I'm having those evenings too. Last night I had an apple with caramel, then a bit later I had peanut butter by the spoonfuls, then I had avocado and Swiss cheese, then pretty soon I was out of avocado and had ham with my cheese. I guess what I am saying is that if I want to binge, I'll do it on anything, doesn't have to be chips or candy or processed foods, I can binge on the good stuff just as easily, however, I don't feel nearly as guilty for it. I have totally gotten those processed foods out of the house. We are trying to find all kinds of healthier snacks to have around the house. I hope that you can find some things that your boy likes and will eat that are healthier. I do have a place in the garage that my DH stashes a few things that he likes, I think the boys go out there too, but I can say that they are not getting as much unhealthy stuff as they would be if I had it in the house. I'm trying to learn moderation, it is hard, especially in the evening when I have had a long day and want some down time and for some reason eating seems to be my relaxation. Sorry I'm not much help. I do hope you find somethings that will work for you. Take up crocheting or cross stitch or go to bed extra early to keep from late night snacking.

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MRSP90X 11/15/2013 12:59PM

    Here lately I am having MANY struggles and not just with food. Honestly, I am struggling to get my workouts in as well, and then I feel bad since I HAVE to do all this stuff for my BLC team. I am struggling BIG time with my DS and his school work! And then to do workouts just seems impossible at times, since his schooling comes first. Every time I try to put my health first, it seems that I get opposition. I am not quitting either, but there sure are times I just want to pack it in and say who cares about my health, nobody else does. I know it's not true just seems like it. Honestly, I am struggling big time, but I will figure it out myself eventually.

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NILLAPEPSI 11/15/2013 12:54PM

    Get that stuff out of the house. Dumb it in the trash or don't even buy it. Your DS shouldn't even be eating it. Instead, get some fruits & veggies & maybe whole grain crackers to snack on. I can't have stuff like that in the house at all. It's just best not to. I even have my hubby eating healthier snacks these days. He loves almonds. emoticon emoticon

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AWESOMECHELZ 11/15/2013 10:33AM

    I can't have those kinds of things around me. I love chips! emoticon emoticon Have you thought of buying just enough for him, for the week? Those little bags? I know they cost more but your peace will be worth it. emoticon emoticon

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BLESSED2BEME 11/15/2013 10:24AM

    You took my life right out of my mouth! Why, why, why do we do this to ourselves?

Why do you have to keep chips for DS? I already know the answer to the question but I tell myself, 'why am I buying junk food for my family when they dont need it anymore than I do?' It just makes for a disaster for me when I end up binging on it. None of them do that.

I don't even want to go near my scale. I know it will be mean!

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MATTEROFHEART 11/15/2013 8:57AM

    I could have written this blog! I do the EXACT same thing. I make it fine throughout the day, and then suddenly lose all sense at night. Helps to know I'm not alone!

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NYHARDHAT_1 11/15/2013 6:54AM

    I was doing that. I would make it fine all day then blow it. I keep string cheese now and have one of those. It seems to help. I have also altered my evening routine to help fight against those moments. I find if I am busy and doing something different the cravings are not so noticeable.

My husband likes those kind of snacks and I have him keep them out of the kitchen in his game room where I do not go..(disaster zone. drives me batty )

Stay strong.
Have a good day


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