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No more excuses

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

I got my workout DVDs today, my balance ball and resistence bands, and my weight is back on track! So excited to finally be in the groove!!

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JLMALLETTE 6/6/2012 7:32PM

    You go!!!! Good luck!

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Day Seven

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Okay, the weight has come back down and I'm feeling better about things. Exercise is still a challenge, but I've ordered a couple DVDs and some equipment to help mix things up. All in all, having a much better start to this week than last week.


Day Five

Sunday, June 03, 2012


I have been steadily gaining weight. Not sure what the deal is, perhaps I'm gaining muscle, but whatever the case it's frustrating. Yes I know I'm changing to healtheir eating habits and I know these things take time, it's just that before I started doing this, I had pretty much been the same weight for a while so it's frustrating to see an increase after doing something healthy. emoticon


Day Two

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Eating and depression go hand in hand with me. I have experienced depression for most of my life and I learned emotional eating habits from my mother. All of my happy childhood memories surround food and eating. I come from a large family of eight children. Holidays were the best... all of us gathered around the dining room table for holiday meals, laughing and joking. I have always turned to food to cosole myself. I'm learning to make healthier choices now when it comes to "comfort."

My mom was diagnosed with colon cancer about 4 years ago. The cancer has come and gone several times, but this time it's here to stay. Mom stopped her chemo treatments about a month ago because the side effects were far outweighing the benefits. As my mom's life slips away, the tie that holds us all together is coming undone. I am the only college educated person in the family, and I'm a social worker specializing in the field of hospice. I know about cancer and dying. But some of my siblings are angry with me.

I was told last night that two of my brothers think that I told my mother to stop taking her morphine. First of all, I would never tell any patient, let alone my mother, to stop taking their medication. My youngest brother didn't tell me he has leukemia because he thought I told my mother not to take her morphine.

You have no idea how this makes me want to binge and fill up all the empty space inside of me with food that brings me comfort. I'm so grateful for the mealplan here, because by logging my food, I know I'll stay away from the binge and from the other foods that bring me "comfort." I will find new foods that make me feel good.

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AQHADRESSAGE 5/31/2012 12:18PM

  I'm so sorry. Big ((((HUGS)))))) to you.

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Day One

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

It seems that every time I attempt to take on a lifestyle change, there are so many outside forces working against me. The weather today is the big one. Storming weather that isn't safe has already quashed my first goal of getting outside to exercise at least once a day. I will still exercise today, but was looking forward to getting outside for a change. I've been working on my Couch Potato to 5K for quite some time. My biggest issue with exercise is that it has to be little to no impact because I have problems with my feet.

I've also found that the minute I start paying attention to the things that I put in my mouth, I feel three times as hungry as I did before I was paying attention!! This is so frustrating to me. I'm an emotional eater, so when I'm bored or whatever emotion it is, I feel like snacking. I have been conscious of this for quite some time and have been good about NOT snacking, but I wasn't really hungry then. Now I feel like I'm starving!! LOL

I have a wonderful supportive husband and family so I know that I'm the one who really needs to buckle down and get this thing under control. I can't blame anyone but myself. So off I go... plodding on. :)

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