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I've been checking out local gyms in the new area..

Friday, July 16, 2010

and think maybe i have found the one that fits. Yay!

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IRISH_EYES_66 7/16/2010 7:29PM

    Wow!! You are lucky that you have your choice of gyms. There is only one gym in my area and thank God it is a great one. Make the most of you time at the gym and you will reach your goal in no time!!


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Tout fini!

Monday, July 05, 2010

We are all moved in. My scale is among the missing, so I have no idea what I weigh. Months of stress, weeks of skipping exercise, and making wrong food choices had taken a toll. 3.5 weeks ago nothing in my closet fit except two pair of fat jeans and a couple tees. Very disheartening. I was also exhausted, not sleeping, skipping the gym more regularly than I was there, on a food binge, and up to my buns in packing boxes and saying good bye to my former home and all our friends. We've been here about two weeks. I am already slimming down again..combo of the heat, hard work getting settled, and the fact that i have started to walk at least, even 'tho not booked into a gym yet. I know this because increasingly more of my clothes fit me. Still don't know what I weigh, but it's less than three weeks ago. My body likes this new climate..the sun and heat are right up my alley! After 20 years in a temperate rain forest, I'll happily take the mid Atlantic!

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COACHPENNY 7/7/2010 8:42PM

    Congrats on the move and to pants that fit!

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And more stress eating..

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I am fortunately exercising five days a week. I am not eating well at all. Steady stream of inspectors, appraisers, movers giving estimates,dismantling my life and packing it up in boxes, getting ready for a huge yard sale, saying good bye to friends, wondering if we are doing the right thing, speculating on what the future will bring, and oh yes..a huge explosion a block from home that killed two people we knew. Doritoes and wine won't cure any of the above, so why do I persist in behaving as if they will?

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MERALO 5/20/2010 7:15AM

    Sorry to hear about all your stresses - it's not all that easy, but at least you're exercising. That will keep the pounds at bay while you settle your mind.

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MYREALANA 5/19/2010 11:30AM

    "Doritoes and wine won't cure any of the above, so why do I persist in behaving as if they will?"
If you ever figure that out, please share the secret with me.

I keep telling myself that the problems will still be there even if I eat that ice cream or cheeseburger, and I'll be adding guilt and probably an upset stomach on top of them, and yet I do it anyway.

Keep your chin up. At least you're getting the exercise in. With that kind of stress, I think you're entitled to a few less-than-healthy choices.

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Stress eating

Monday, May 10, 2010

This has to stop. I have eaten my way up at least 10 lbs since we put the house on the market. There, I said it. Yes, we've been under stress, yes DH's job loss 8 mos ago was a slam dunk, yes we are selling out and moving away. Yes I have been killing myself packing, sorting, discarding, cleaning, polishing and having strangers trek through my home. But ya know what? A big Mac or a candy bar doesn't get him work, get us moved, get the house sold, or mop my floors every single day, or make me tolerate the idea of home invasion any better. So why does my head tell me it will? LOL! Enough of this happy cruditis..I am getting chubby again, my jeans are too tight, and I am earth bound and miserable due to the extra weight. Doesn't take much with my small frame and short stature. I did get back to regular five day a week gym visits about three weeks ago, now for the food issue..I am declaring a hiatus on the stress eating. Enough is 10 lbs more than enough..and the house is finally under contract..YAY!

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COACHPENNY 5/10/2010 10:17PM

    The darn 10 lb anchor...I know about that! Spring is WILL come off!

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MYREALANA 5/10/2010 1:15PM

    You're so right.

And you know what, I was on the verge of going out for a big lunch instead of eating the healthy food I brought.

But you're right. If I go out to Red Robin and dive into a Banzai Burger, the bills will still be there, my database still won't be working, my son will still need homework help, AND I'll be feeling guilty for overeating.

Thanks for the nudge.

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MMP526 5/10/2010 7:18AM

    Good luck!!

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RUBY926 5/10/2010 7:17AM

    good luck on the sale of your home. Once that is in the past maybe you can buckle down and get rid of the unwanted 10 lbs! emoticon

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MERALO 5/10/2010 7:16AM


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Focus on one day at a time..

Sunday, May 02, 2010

We've been readying our home for sale, listing it, and showing it in recent months. I am up a couple lbs, but exercising five days a week at the gym which is holding the line somewhat. Apparently I don't do that well with diet when things are unstable and life is stressful? I think you could safely say that! The good news is that I am still exercising, and the house is under contract. In about 6 weeks we will be relocated and beginning a new chapter. Happier stress..hope the "happier' part helps the diet efforts.

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COACHPENNY 5/3/2010 12:14PM

    Ah, I feel your pain.....but, at least you are staying with the workouts....A plus!

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BETTYFORQUER 5/2/2010 7:07AM

    Good luck.

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GLOWORM1963 5/2/2010 6:59AM

    Hang in there it will....

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BLUEGOOSE2 5/2/2010 6:59AM

  I hope everything works out for you. Weight and house wise. GOOD LUCK!!

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