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Celebrated for a month..now paying..

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Gained a fair amt..7 lbs total from the end of Nov. to now..started tending to it and have a lb. off already. Away on vacay for some of it..NY, DC, restaurant meals, a house party or two, no gym, only walking for exercise, and mostly just enjoying and not caringabout the consequences. It feels good to be back, good to start my mornings at the gym again, good to eat right, and good to be back on the downward trend.

  


Tracking and measuring pays off!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Hit a new low in the last month thanks to closer attention to portions and foods, and increased exercise. I seem to have a slow metabolism..maybe the lack of thyroid gland, even 'tho I'm stable? Or maybe age? Perish the thought...anyway, takes a lot of exercise and few calories than I am allowed to bring that scale down.

  
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KIPPER_KID 12/1/2008 8:57AM

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Back on track..

Friday, October 17, 2008

Took some doing, but I got the extra few lbs off again, and am managing to keep them off. I am still doing five days a week at the gym. It amazes me how much work and attentiveness is necessary to keep my weight down and my fitness level up at this lifestage. ARRGH! I do realize it's a necessity 'tho, and worth it. I really don't care about the cosmetic aspects..sure, I look better, as anyone does who is within their normal wt. range..but even more to the point I feel better..and that was the goal. Goal met..but ongoing as well, because I've learned that if I don't keep plugging at it, it slips out of control all too easily. It's not a diet..it's a permanent lifestyle change.

  
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BOBBI1968 10/17/2008 11:33PM

    You are doing amazing - keep it up!!

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I was blowing maintenance sky high..

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

during the summer. Too many guests, too much temptation, wine and song! Gained 5.5 lbs forheavensake. ACK. Got on it a few weeks ago, and lost it plus an extra lb. makes me realize that although we can treat once we reach our desired wt., wecan't get carried away often or for long. And when we gain a bit, we need to address it promptly. This is a way of life forever, not just a diet. Ignore it as a way of life, and we could easily be back where we started! I thank SP for helping me understand that concept.

  
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VIBRANTHING1 9/16/2008 6:12PM

    I agree with you. The same thing happened to me a few months back. Congrats to you for recognizing your mistakes and for getting back on track.

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Stress is a funny thing..

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I've realized that a certain level of stress leads me to a desire to indulge in emotional eating. Foolish..a cookie never solved a life issue..nevermind a whole box of cookies! Then there's a higher level of stress that makes me not want to eat at all. Neither is a good response to a difficult situation. One can either do something constructive about the cause of the stress situation or not, but neither binge eating nor anorexia helps in the least. The best way to stay stable oneself amid chaotic happenings is to eat healthy regular, meals, exercise to get the good brain chemicals jump started, get some respite through social activities, and forget about starving or hitting the fridge. I'm learning, slowly but surely, with the help of sparkpeople and the support of friends.

  
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DYCARPENTER 7/21/2008 11:00PM

    Oh gosh, I wish I could remember to always remain balanced. Doesn't happen though. Thanks for the commentary, it helps to know that there are other folk who struggle with similar difficulties. emoticon

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LINDA! 7/16/2008 10:52PM

    We are all definitely here to support you. We all have experienced those terrible problems with eating when stressed....ugh, it just makes us feel miserable. Take care of yourself and sparkmail if you ever need encouragement!

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DIET_FRIEND 7/16/2008 10:27PM

    Why do we reach for food when we are under stress or bored or whatever?

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