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Another year later and Hanging in there!

Friday, January 17, 2014

I am starting over on my Gluten Free Eating! I started in Sept last year and I could tell it was helping with my body's inflammation. My arthritis hands felt much better, not so stiff, and my blood pressure went into the NORMAL RANGE!!!!!!!! My Doctor wanted to start me on Blood Pressure meds and I said no. And I am so glad I told him no, and I was so glad I started eating gluten free……In a matter of only about 15 days, I took my blood pressure, and it was a happy, healthy 117/69…….WOW! I was pleasantly surprised with such a heahly blood pressure for once in my life...

Then Christmas came and With all my family home, we more or less went back to eating regular food. I could feel the difference , my fingers hurt more then, and I didn't check my blood pressure but I know it probably was elevated more too….

Still have a lot of stress in my life right now, but I can't wait for that to go away since I think the stress is here for my lifetime!!!! So I need to get out my Judith Beck books and my cards and get back on track with not trying to eat my stress away! We all know over eating make us feel even more stressed out when we see the scales going up….

But I have stopped that from going up and I only have about 8 to 10 pounds to get down to, so if I take this one day at a time, I know I can achieve my goal …. I did today eating totally gluten free and also in my calorie range for the day. Now all I need to do it to continue to take it a day at a time!!!!! Once I get a few days under my belt, and start to feel the benefits of eating gluten free, I know it becomes easier everyday !

Happy New Year to ALL!!!!!

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LADYRH 1/18/2014 5:17AM

    emoticon for sharing about Gluten Free

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Moving the number on my scale in the right direction now!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

About 10 days ago I chose to start working very hard at my weight lose journey… I still have the stress issues in my life, but I am changing my attitude to that stress. Eating my way out of the stress was not working and I faced that fact it never will. I decided I needed to take care of myself at the same time I have the stress issues…. So far so good. It has only been about 10 days and I am doing great. I have dropped 2 of those ugly pounds I had gained. But more important to me is working on my "Heart Health" instead….

My Mom died of a heart attack when I was only a very young adult, and as I am growing older, the focus on my heart is becoming more important to me then the number on my scale…I have one grandchild, and the second one is due this Spring…. I want to be here as long as I can to see them and watch them grow up….

I love the Judith Beck Book , Training your Brain to think like a thin Person…. It is a cognitive way of thinking about your weight, but you could use it for other things in your life you want to change…. THis time I have added to the weight lose desire, also my healthy heart desire…. I am working the program and I am going to continue this journey. I am taking it day by day, and building on a string of good days… I am also ok if I choose to eat something on a special occasion is I want…. I can do anything I want if I just keep my silly little brain in the right thinking mode!!! I know I can, and I know I am worth it... emoticon

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SUGARSMOM2 1/25/2013 12:23PM

  you can do this .

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THEEXERCISER 1/24/2013 12:29PM

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NELLJONES 1/23/2013 8:30AM

    One Day At A Time, all those days add up whether you are on plan or not. Yesterday is gone, you can't do anything about it. Tomorrow isn't here, deal with it when it gets here (a vital attitude when in stressful situations, believe me, I know). Today is the one day you have, and there isn't anything you can't do for Just One Day.

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JLPEASE 1/22/2013 9:08PM

    I've heard of that book. Maybe I'll get it from the library. Thanks!

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AGOALOF150 1/22/2013 6:13PM

    way to go! 10 days is defintely progress.

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KAYYVAUGHN 1/22/2013 4:22PM

    I think you are on the right track. Try to stay in motion. If not exercising, march when you brush your teeth, wash dishes, etc. Those steps add up. You move so many different muscles.

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MYBULLDOGS 1/22/2013 2:02PM

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my sister lost 105 pounds at age 63 walking 15000 steps a day.

i have lost 44 pounds by giving up grain and sugar products at age 60..

i walk 15000 steps a day.

i use a salad plate as my dinner plate.

i keep mandrtan oranges in the fridge. when the sweet tooth comes on i grab one or two tablespoons of the fruit.


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Killing time and not getting anywhere. Sunday Jan 13th 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013

I have been stressed and anxious about a lot of things in my life right now, and am handling these all in the wrong way. I have been eating my way through these issues instead of dealing with the actual issues head on…

I have worked very hard to lose weight. I have lost around 50 pounds . I have done it the right way. I ate healthier and did my treadmill faithfully .. But the last couple of years a few very stressful issues have cross my path with my life journey.. Things that will always be here now. I need to start hard to focus on handling these issues in a better, healthier way…I know this will not be easy.

My first goal is going to be dig out my Judith Beck Book and start retraining my brain to work on handling stressful issues in a healthy way… I know it will not be easy, but I AM WORTH it..It was her book on retraining how we handle things that got the 50 pounds off in the first place…. SO I know the process works for me. I JUST NEED TO DO THE WORK… Not just say I will but DO IT…

So today for me is week 1 of getting seriously back on track, not just saying a want to get back on track, but actually doing the work to really do it…. I have been creeping up the scale little by little so I will be creeping back down the scale and loving myself for doing it…

I know myself, morning I talk big, but late afternoon, I start to fall of my path. Take it day by day, or even hour by hour at the beginning helps me build a foundation for a good healthy week. SO here I go.. I know I can, and I know I am worth it…. emoticon

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NELLJONES 1/14/2013 9:04AM

    Maintaining is all about catching that upward creep and reversing it right away. We all have major stresses in life (I've had a very tough few years) but with a plan you can come out on the other side with at least the scale being where you want it to be.

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BLUEBIRDIE1 1/13/2013 8:37PM

    Kay and Jeanne,

Thank you for your kind words. I focused on one or two hours at a time today… I had a great first day eating and did get my treadmill done too…. I cleaned up my desk, got out my Judith Beck book. Also got out the 3x5 cards to write some new thoughts to get me through the ruff times. Also will be back some new positive thoughts to have them start to run through my head before the sad thoughts start…. Thanks agin for popping in with your kind words.

Janet emoticon

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KAYYVAUGHN 1/13/2013 10:57AM

    Various emotions that occur in our life do affect our eating habits.
Starting over is not uncommon. We have all done it.

You have the support of me and the rest of our team.
We have all been there.


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JEANNE229 1/13/2013 9:44AM

    I am such a stress eater...I know well the problems that bring. You CAN conquer!!!

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Not gaining Not Losing

Friday, October 05, 2012

I am doing so so for now… My life is so filled with stress right now and I don't see the issues that are giving me stress going away anytime soon.. This is a time in the past I would always turn to food to try to make me happy… It never worked and we all know why it won't work…

But right now I am happy I am maintaining my weight instead of creeping up the ugly scale… I know our weight issues are a journey for life. It is not a station I can arrive at and say, Well I am done with that. I need to be happy and joyful ea emoticon ch and every day. I don't have to wait till a get to goal to be happy, I can be happy on my life journey while working on more then one issue at a time….Life is too precious to waste so I choose to enjoy each and every day At any weight I am that day!!!!

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KAYYVAUGHN 10/6/2012 6:49AM

    Everyday is different. Stress makes it more difficult. Do the best that you can each day.

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GAYLLYNNE 10/5/2012 11:26PM

    We all have these struggles. I am hoping you maintain and hang on. I'm rooting for you!!!

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MERRYMARY42 10/5/2012 8:05PM

    me too, try as I do, it just does not budge, (the scales I mean) but I feel good, I can not say that I am losing inches either, but hopefully I will get on my scales one morning soon, and see a 2 or 3 pound loss, woo hoo, I sure hope so, and I will continue with my life style.

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August 2 2012

Thursday, August 02, 2012

I am still struggling with my evening eating. Today I pulled out my notebook to track late afternoons and evenings by the hour. Just a simple yes I stuck to my plan for that hour of time, or no I didn't stick to my plan during that hour… Maybe by tracking it hour by hour it will help me visualize and see I can do anything for an hour… My goal is to work at getting better everyday with more hours eating right, then hours caving and giving into my cravings to eat….I am trying to work the positive behavior into building my self esteem to get through my hardest time of the day….

I half committed the beginning of July, here I am the beginning of August and I haven't made ANY progress in eating right in my afternoon and evenings. My August goal is to do much better then July. I will focus on shorter time slots , build on doing much better in my worse trigger time..

So when I get to the end of August I will have made myself a little more healthy.. And maybe a will have lost a pound or two.. emoticon

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BLUEBIRDIE1 8/3/2012 8:58AM

    Day one tracking by the hour was a success. I didn't just say I did it, I actually journaled in my notebook…. I tracked 8 one hour times. I wrote :
3PM - 4PM
4PM - 5PM
5PM - 6PM
6PM - 7PM
7PM - 8PM
8PM - 9PM
9PM - 10 PM
10PM - 11PM
After I got through each hour I made a star on that line to show I did it… With each passing hour, I loved to see the new star..This just helped me see what I had accomplished and re-enforced in my mind what I needed to really focus on…

I plan on stringing daily journal to a 4week/month journal. I know I can do this, and taking it an hour or a day at a time, makes it a lot easier to do… And will be getting a tad healthier on the way!!!



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GAYLLYNNE 8/3/2012 8:19AM

    What ever works for you, do it!! Sometimes I track before I eat, just to see what I am taking in. I'm rooting for you!!

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BELTONWALKER67 8/2/2012 3:14PM

    What a good idea to track it hour by hour with a simple yes or no! Thank you! I'm gonna do that starting tonight. I do so good during the day...then at night I lose control. Think it must be my way of relaxing. Good luck to both of us! emoticon

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KAYYVAUGHN 8/2/2012 2:49PM

    That sounds like a good plan to me. Evenings are the worse times. I think the day is over, and we aren't doing anything of any importance.

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