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Saturday, August 13, 2011

I can't believe it's been a month since I've written a blog. Seems life can really get in the way!!!

I have been thinking about triggers today. This past week, although I have been getting on the treadmill almost every day, my eating has been out of control. I couldn't figure it out until.......

Yesterday, my ex came over for a meeting with the bank. We refinanced the house because interest rates are so much lower and we could save a lot of money each month. I realized that seeing him causes me stress, lots and lots of stress!!

I think that I eat to swallow all those unhappy, upsetting feelings. Just the anticipation of having to sit with him at a table, and to be nice to him when what I really wanted to do was punch him in the nose....well, you get the picture.

I woke up today and realized what I had been doing. I feel a little better now. I know he is a big trigger for me and I really need to not let that get to me.

I'm going to work on this, really.

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MOMMABOF7 8/16/2011 10:21AM

    Great that your recognizing your triggers!

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    I think it surprises us when we find out what triggers our over eating. I am glad that you figured it out.

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DOROTHYBERO 8/13/2011 4:24PM

    Good for you recongnizing your trigger.

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    I've been figuring that one out for myself today as well. The emotions got me before I knew it regarding the old "grandparents" issue that was put to rest a few months ago. I'm glad I figured out what was happening so I could turn it around!!!

Hang in there!!! At least you identified it and it won't catch you and trip you up so thoroughly next time!

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GIRLINMOTION 8/13/2011 12:37PM

    I know you can't change history, but you can change how you handle it. I know it is easier said than done (I have the same issues). But, if you keep on focusing on how you are so much better being out of that caustic relationship it does make it easier.

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BARCINTL 8/13/2011 10:17AM

    Read "Shrink Yourself" will teach you how *not* to eat your feelings. I might have a copy to loan you--I'd given it to Josh who managed to never read it. *sigh* Knowing what's causing the problem is 3/4 of the solution! You can do this!

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A little frustrating

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I haven't lost any weight in two weeks. I am not exactly sure why this is but I have been put on some new medication exactly two weeks ago so I am going to attribute it to that.

What's driving me crazy is that the scale registers EXACTLY the same weight each time I get on it, down to the oz. There has been no change at all!

I haven't stopped exercising and I have been eating exactly as I should. I am hoping that there will be something to show for this by this weekend. It is a little disheartening to work so hard and see nothing on the scale but......I do notice that my clothes seem to be looser and that makes me smile.

The next pound I lose will make it a full 10 lbs since the beginning of May. I guess that's why I want to see it so badly.

I know I have a ways to go because I gained so much weight this past year and I have no intention of stopping. I just wish that darn scale would move!!!!

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    Betting it is inches happening instead of pounds! Hang in there!!!!

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MOMMABOF7 7/14/2011 8:55PM

    This will be your week!

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DOROTHYBERO 7/14/2011 1:29PM

    The scales can be so stubborn!!

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MKWMKW 7/14/2011 12:05PM

    Don't be discouraged! If your clothes feel looser and you feel good, that's a plus. I'm kind of in the same boat - I went from no exercise to exercising everyday along with watching what I eat. Last weigh-in I had lost one pound. I was expecting more after being so good, but am trying not to let numbers de-rail me. Hang in there!

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PAULAMARIEF 7/14/2011 10:34AM

    Well congrats on the 9 pounds you have lost. As for the past two weeks, unfortunately our bodies react differently each week. Are you strength training? If the scale isn't changing but your clothes are loose it would explain the muscle gain, body fat loss theory. I personally only use the scale maybe every two weeks. Good luck!

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GIRLINMOTION 7/14/2011 10:20AM

    I have found that medication can be a cause of weight gain/loss. I know it is frustrating, but if you look on the bright side, at least your not gaining (I did on medication).


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Life is fragile

Sunday, July 10, 2011

It's been a difficult week for me. I haven't lost any weight this week but I have been put on a new medication and that could be the reason. I haven't gone off my diet and have been really good about using the treadmill so I believe it will show up eventually. I still feel focused and determined (half the battle, no?)

I had some horrible news yesterday. A good friend of mine that lives clear across the country in San Francisco, husband had a heart attack yesterday. He didn't make it. He was 57 years old. I am truly stunned. I called her when I was out there in March but we just couldn't get together because of our schedules. She sounded so happy.

Her husband's major problem was that he was overweight. When I first met him many years ago he had a little weight problem. She laughed that they were so opposite because she runs marathons and does iron woman competitions. He struggled with his weight always.

My heart goes out to my friend Carol (we went to high school together) and this is a real wake up to maintain the work I am doing now.

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CELEST 9/11/2011 11:09AM

    This sounds like my story. My friends husband died a month ago at 57 from a heart attack. He had no weight issues what so ever, but was always a worrier. He leaves behind a wife Ann, and two sons. Tragic, so young.

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TRACSGOAL 7/11/2011 12:31PM

    So sorry to hear about your friend's loss. I will keep her and her family in my thoughts and prayers. emoticon

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GEMINI-SKY 7/11/2011 7:11AM

    So Sorry to hear about your friends husband. It's always a good reminder to take care of ourselves. Not just weight but to eat healthy and try to avoid health problems at all cost.
I feel your loss.

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    So sorry about your friends loss, but a very good reminder to take care of the weight issues.

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K8NJKSMOM 7/10/2011 12:25PM

    So sorry to hear about your friend's husband.

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DOROTHYBERO 7/10/2011 9:27AM

    So very hard when a good friend looses a loved one - it is a wake up call!! Condolanses!!

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NEELIXNKES 7/10/2011 9:23AM

    emoticon very sorry to hear about your friend's husband. That is a tough situation.

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Great Dessert

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

There are things I know that are triggers for me. Got some not so good news today and believe it or not, I lost my appetite. I know it will return and the first thing I will look for is something sweet.

I cannot keep ice cream in my house, ever. If it's there, I will eat it. I had this idea today. I got some fresh berries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. I sweetened them with some splenda and then mixed them with some cool whip free. Then....I froze the whole thing!

It's like I can have a big bowl of ice cream that is not only good for me, but has less than 100 calories (way less) in the whole thing!! Woohoo YUM!!

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K8NJKSMOM 6/24/2011 2:10PM

    MMM....sounds delish! Cool Whip Free is my favourite! It makes you think you are having a totally decadent dessert! I've never tried it frozen though. This will be a great treat for the summer!!!

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DOROTHYBERO 6/16/2011 4:05PM

    Sounds yummy - will have to try it!!

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ABISMITHY 6/16/2011 12:30PM

    Wow! That sounds awesome - I might have to try some of that!

(See how I was drawn to a blog called "Great Dessert!"


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GEMINI-SKY 6/16/2011 7:08AM

    What a Great Idea ! ! ! Enjoy ! ! !

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The Journey

Sunday, June 12, 2011

I guess we are never done. The journey is long and winding and never ending. I am pleased that I have lost almost all the weight I gained from the time of Passover through the shiva when my dad passed away. Almost, just a couple of lbs to go. Now of course, I need to lose the rest of the weight I gained over the past couple of years. It's going, it's going... I have been very steady and focused.

I have been once again battling the demon depression. I know I need to get a handle on it and I really am trying. Life has been so difficult of late with my entire air conditioning unit having to be replaced, a pipe breaking in the garage bringing the ceiling down with it etc.....Not an easy time.

On the bright side, I went for my yearly mammogram with the sonogram follow-up on the side I had the lumpectomy, and all was clear. I will go again next year. Whew! While I am one of the lucky ones whose lumpectomy was benign, I know I was that way because I caught it early. Make sure you all get your check ups!!

Have a great Sunday.

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MHNGJR 6/13/2011 4:52PM

    emoticon und emoticon for the mammo results!

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GEMINI-SKY 6/13/2011 6:59AM

    They Say..."He only gives us what we can handle" ! ! !
You must be one tough cookie ! ! !
Change what you can and leave the rest in God's Hands...He's got your back...

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RO2LOOSE 6/12/2011 9:27AM

    I;m sorry to learn of your recent well as the other trials you've faced recently. It seems so often that challenges come in clusters---I hope your cluster is complete now and things will begin on the upswing for you. Your weight loss despite facing those challenges is wonderful...with your determination you can do it! hope you have a wonderful week!~~Ro

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