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What is improving

Thursday, September 25, 2014

I think my whole attitude to food is changing g. I'm not telling myself I can't have it but asking is it worth the calories. If yes then I have it if no then I give it a miss and I don't feel I've deprived myself. Being very strict with myself in the first month is necessary as I have to see progress in the initial stages to give me momentum

  
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DI_NAMIC 9/26/2014 6:28AM

    Good thinking. This and 'label-reading' have helped me lots. emoticon

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BRANDI1809 9/26/2014 5:30AM

    Good thinking.
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PATRICIA-CR 9/25/2014 11:02AM

    Great way! I do that too, especially with drinks. I rather spend the calories in something I will fully enjoy than in a quick drink.

Keep it up!! emoticon Excellent changes.

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Trying trying trying

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

I'm doing everything right. I'm enjoying my food. I enjoy my exercise and I've lost 7 lb in 3 weeks, so why do I not feel happy with my progress.
I'm not sure what will make me happy at the moment but I'm not giving in.I just need to get my head in a better place.
I think some of it is because I've done this once and I was so happy with my health and weight and I let it slip and found myself back here.
I know I can do this but how do I stay on the straight and narrow when I get there and is it worth the bother if I can't keep control when I do

  
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PATRICIA-CR 9/24/2014 6:57PM

    Been there, done that. But this time, I want to keep it off. To embrace this is a life-style change not a going-down-to-my-goal-weight. My suggestion: once you've reached your goal weight or are near it, join ACTIVELY everything there is for Maintenance, such as this team and challenges (copy/paste):

http://www.sparkpeople.com/
myspark/groups_individual.asp?g
id=1111

Don't give up, we can do this. My biggest challenge as soon as I reach my goal weight is to maintain. Can't wait for that.

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BRANDI1809 9/24/2014 3:45PM

    I went into Articles & Videos Home page & put in Maintaining ..... the following are just a few of the answers. Hope they help.
( Sorry It wouldn't let me put the links in so you'll have to go into it yourself. )

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CATTUTT 9/24/2014 12:54PM

    I don't have any great advice for you, I Just wanted to say... it's definitely worth the bother. You CAN do it, and you can maintain it. It's gonna be hard... maybe the hardest thing you've ever done... but SO worth it. {And I'm saying this for my own benefit as well, cause I"m feeling a little overwhelmed and unsure of myself right now too.}

Good luck, you can do it!

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feeling low

Sunday, September 21, 2014

last evening I was getting ready for an evening out with my husband and I caught a glimpse of my body in just my underwear and I must say I felt disgusted. I really feel bad about my body and I know I shouldn't but it really does disgust me.

I'm covering my mirror until I lose at least 10 pounds then I might look again

  
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PATRICIA-CR 9/22/2014 3:52PM

    I've been there. Who haven't when handling overweight problems?! BUT, indeed, we HAVE to fight back those negative feelings. Do they bring you anything good? Can you achieve your goals by feeling disgust about your body?

Come on, that same body "is a privilege denied to many" who unfortunately die prematurely or have deep problems.

Cheer up! Show that body, yes, the one you have now, the one that have you alive and able to enjoy things.

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MOSTMOM1 9/22/2014 3:33PM

    Oh dear, you must discover your Secret Power of Awesome! You're fabulously wonderful, with or without the mirror. I hope you had a nice night out, in spite of that pesky little thought. I'm sure hubs thought you were gorgeous.
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BRANDI1809 9/22/2014 8:52AM

    The thing is, did you still manage to have a lovely evening with your hubby? Hopefully you did & that will encourage you to carry on. Don't cover your mirror ------ use it to spur you on.

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CATTUTT 9/21/2014 9:59PM

    I can definitely understand that feeling. I hate seeing myself after a shower. I try to remind myself that my body is more than just what I see in the mirror and it does some amazing things.

I gotta say, though... it's good motivation to get some lbs off. If there's a bright side, that's it!

Hope you're having a great night!

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TURTLETALK 9/21/2014 9:10PM

    Think about all the wonderful things that body does for you. It may not look like it did 10 years ago but it is a wonderful blessing. Be proud!

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weekend coming up -with houseguests

Friday, September 19, 2014

Now I can be strong but it is more difficult when you are entertaining and this weekend will be tough but at least it's at my home so I can choose the menu. That doesn't mean I will deprive my guests but I will have portion control and be busy so that I won't be tempted by seconds. Wish me luck and good self disicipline

  
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JAROL7 9/19/2014 7:06AM

    Enjoy people.

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ELRIDDICK 9/19/2014 6:56AM

  Thanks for sharing

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CHERYLHURT 9/19/2014 6:47AM

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how to avoid the Binge

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sometimes it's really hard not to binge but I take a drink and read a book as that occupies my mind much more than the TV.
If that's not working I take a walk, not in the middle of the night but I'm not a nighttime binger, and remove myself from temptation. I'm in my third week and being strong is getting harder but my other half is great encouragement to me and takes away most of the tempting things by eating them himself. He has a 34in waist exactly the same as when we met 17 years ago so it's not doing him any harm.
If I really crave something I have a small amount and savour it. I don't beat myself up about it either just get on with tof
day and tomorrow. One day at a time

  
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TRIM180 9/17/2014 11:23AM

    My husband (age 55) hasn't changed his size since high school that is why I get the bigger closet. Great ideas to avoid the binge. emoticon emoticon Water, read, walk, savor first bite!

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