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Friday, November 22, 2013

Well this week has been long and exhausting. I am in my last 5 weeks of college and I started a new job this week at which I am working 30 hours a week. I thank God for the job, I have been searching for over a year and I have finally found employment. I have had terrible eating habits this week, some days I eat way too much and some days like yesterday I eat nothing. I am finding it hard to balance everything I have going on however, I did loose 1 pound this week and that is better than nothing. If I continue on my track I will reach my goal in no time. I think in this upcoming week I am going to need to find a balance with everything and stick with it. If you have any advice it would be appreciated! Have a great weekend all.

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NICOLETTEJJ 11/22/2013 1:08PM

    emoticon on the new job. Home you find your balance soon emoticon

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DRPEPPIE121 11/22/2013 11:09AM

    Congrats on the new job! That's great!

I FULLY UNDERSTAND THE BALANCING ACT! I am still adjusting to that...but I had to go through that not long ago because I got in a funk due to a knee injury as well as adjusting to my husband's school/work schedule.

My suggestion: start with SMALL GOALS (i.e. "Baby Steps"). Give yourself at least one small goal to meet, and then keep building on that with more goals that are attainable. That's the best way to get back into a groove.

Also, try not to have a self-critical attitude. When you hear the negative thoughts, fill it in with a positive. It'll also help you a lot. I find that the guiltiness makes it harder for me if I let it overtake my attitude...


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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Today is not my day not feeling like I have a place anywhere and not really feeling like eating. Having what I call a "fat Day" where nothing fits and I look terrible or so I think. emoticon

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DMJ3281 10/28/2013 9:50AM

  Thanks, always help to hear encouraging words

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NICOLETTEJJ 10/28/2013 8:19AM

    emoticon You more awesome than you give yourself credit for

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Motivated 10/26/13

Saturday, October 26, 2013

I woke up this morning ready to kick my weight loss plan into high gear. It is only 45 degrees here in Michigan and we have experienced sleet and rain this morning, but I wanted to get out and walk.My daughter and I did a 3 mile walk even though we got soaked doing it. I have never walked that far before and I feel like I am finally able to do this! I am so excited! I am thinking I may go do another walk later if it ever warms up. For now it is time to unthaw and maybe relax. emoticon emoticon

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NICOLETTEJJ 10/26/2013 12:57PM

    emoticon yes emoticon

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Ok, had a minor set back last night. I have had some family issues in the past week and last night it all came to a head. I ended up eating more than I should have but today I am up and back on track. I have realized that I need to stop and think when I eat, especially since here lately I notice I eat more when I am stressed and bored. I have decided that when I want something to eat and I know I shouldn't be snacking to implement a 10 minute rule. Wait and see if I want it still after 10 minutes, cause odds are I will forget about it......

On a good note, I was able to fit into an old pair of my jeans......I have been over a size 20 for sooo long and this morning my size 18 jeans fit!! I was so excited!

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

emoticon Well today I weighed in and to my surprise I lost 1.2 pounds. I woke up feeling discouraged and totally stressed out, I have so much going on and I have had a really bad day today as far as food goes. Since I have started here I have noticed that it is when I am stressed that I tend to let my eating habits slip. I have not ate out in a looong time and today for some reason I decided to go to burger king. Does anyone else have this issue?

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DMJ3281 10/25/2013 9:16AM

  Thanks ladies!! I am bound and determined to loose the rest of this weight. I know it will be a long process and I am ok with that, as long as I am healthy and happy in the end :)

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GYPSYGOTH 10/24/2013 6:47PM

    It ain't called stress eating for nothing!

Congrats on your loss!!! That is fabulous. I wish I could post a pound a week but instead it's super slow-- but steady. And that is OK. I'm down more than 50 pounds overall.

Burger King offers a veggie burger which isn't too awful; if you had that without mayo, and a small fry and water, you could totally fit that into a reasonable low-cal day. Skip the fry and you could do even better.

I know it's so easy to be seduced by the smells and chemicals they pay thousands of millions of dollars for to convince you you want it, but you have the power to make better choices FOR YOU!

Good luck!

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NICOLETTEJJ 10/24/2013 2:26PM

    You are going to have your bad days, just keep going. emoticon emoticon

I totally understand what you are going through I too have my struggles but 1.2Lb weigtloss is better than none. emoticon

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