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My LONGEST Binge-free Streak to Date! Woo hoo!

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Twenty one days without a single binge. Truly a victory for me! To some, that doesn't sound like very long. According to SP, I have been binge-free 46% of the time. Again, that would discourage some people, but not me! Why? Because I have been a life-long binger who binged EVERY DAY since I was a teenager. Oh for many years I counteracted that with oodles of exercise but when my daughter and only child died - I lost the ambition to work out and the pounds piled on quickly. SP to the rescue! I am now within spitting distance of my goal weight, I can fit into my skinny clothes! And moderate exercise is now what I engaged in. Even when I do binge, it is not the intensity as before - I am able to stop before I find myself in a comatose carbohydrate daze. Yes, I am making a huge lifestyle change and I am liking the results!

  
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OOLALA53 2/9/2014 3:56PM

    I never committed to being binge free, but I've reduced it to so seldom that I consider it very manageable. Finding a reasonable way to eat and sharing support on the boards has made it last these 4 years. I'm so glad for you! I never had such an intense loss as you had, but I still binged for decades. I'm glad to feel I am living my last decades with food so much better than the ones since after high school.

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Every effort is a small victory! CELEBRATE!

Friday, September 20, 2013

It is so easy to get discouraged when we falter on our pathway to fitness. But I look at it as EVERY effort is a small victory.

Perhaps I am not where I wanted to be by now in terms of what I weigh. But guess what? I have significantly improved my diet overall. I have dramatically decreased my binging - which has been a problem for me my entire life. MOST of the time I make wise food choices and manage to find time to exercise. I have learned techniques from SP to stop binges in their tracks - at least most of the time. Have I completely achieved success? No. But I am not discouraged!

All of the things I mentioned above are VICTORIES! Where would I be if I never even tried? A good deal heavier, that's for sure. Today I am in good health, and definitely more physically fit than when I started.

STOP being so hard on yourselves! The fact that you are still working on it and have not completely given up is something to be proud of! Hold your heads high and be PROUD of what you have accomplished!

  
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EBPOOKIE 9/21/2013 3:46AM

    Awesome post you are awesome and great job!!

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ANGEL_VENUS 9/20/2013 3:44PM

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"Don't wait until you reach your goal to be proud of yourself.
Be proud of each step you take toward reaching that goal." ~unknown~

My motto:
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Have a Blessed Day, and Thank You...what an Inspirational Blog.

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DISCOVERLLH 9/20/2013 12:17PM

   
Wow! I REALLY needed this today! Thank you so much for writing this blog. I have been struggling with binging all week and have been getting mad at myself for not being perfect. You made me realize that, in fact, my efforts have put me in a much better place than I would have been without them. All morning I have been focusing on the fact that I ate chili and cornbread at a meeting last night without being able to figure out how to track it. I never even realized that it was a victory that I didn't eat the cookies that were on the table! emoticon

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The Thrill of Victory Followed by the Agony of Defeat!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

What a day! I was so proud of myself just an hour ago. I fancied a fastnacht on "Fat Tuesday" but alas, did not get one. So when I went to our local grocery store a bit ago and saw fastnachts being sold, I grab a package. Then I got to thinking - hey I only wanted ONE and there are a dozen here! Knowing me and my lack of portion control, I put them back and did not buy them. Hooray!

While I was gone, my bundt pound cake was baking in the oven for tomorrow's dinner for company. I had a strategy for that - eat a piece and send the rest home with my guests. Much to my dismay, the cake STUCK to the pan. I tried every trick I knew of to un-stick it - all to no avail. Ugly pieces of cake everywhere and the squirrels just got an expensive little treat - but NOT before I grabbed a hunk and angrily stuffed it in my mouth! Aggggghhhhhhhhhhh!

  
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KUTEY5041 2/18/2013 6:58PM

    at least you got rid of most of it

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CAMAEL100 2/16/2013 5:30PM

    Great job throwing most to the squirrels. That to me was even better than resisting at the shop (and that was good!) as it was very immediate as in it was there, you were alone and I am sure the smell was nice even if it didn't look great!



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KTRIBE808 2/16/2013 2:55PM

    Thanks, that made me feel a bit better!
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PAPASMURF1957 2/16/2013 2:33PM

    It was a hunk and not the whole cake...good for you!!! I would have eaten the whole thing, so you did well as far as I'm concerned!!! emoticon

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So far, so good! Holiday Strategy is WORKING!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

In my previous blog I wrote about how, thank to a recent SP article, I developed a strategy to deal with the holidays. I really tend to lose control during the holidays and usually gain several pounds from massive over indulgence. This year I have been "calorie banking" and really pushing my workouts. I have been completely skipping "fillers" and eating only what I really really want. So far I have been to SIX holiday parties and several dinners out with friends or the hubs. And guess what? I have not gained a single pound. WOOT! Wish me luck with the rest of this holiday season! I hope you are enjoying yours!

  
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BARB4HEALTH 12/17/2012 9:34AM

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On national news one day last week, a professional nutritionist(?) said it is not that we gain that much weight over the holidays, but that we keep it after. The way you are going, you will not have to worry about that!
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KTROST58 12/16/2012 5:42PM

  you can do it!!! holidays are the hardest, but self mastery isn't supposed to be easy!

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Getting through the Holiday Season WITHOUT gaining weight!

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Thanks to a recent SP article, I have a strategy this year. First of all, my goal is NOT to regain the pounds I lost, NOT to lose weight! There are WAY too many holiday celebrations for me to realistically think I can lose weight this time of year. Next - I am "banking" calories to use at these celebrations. On days when there are no parties or family events, I eat lightly and "bank" the saved calories. I am focusing on doing more kettlebell training and step-aerobics to burn maximum calories and keep my metabolic rate high. Last but not least, I focus on eating the foods I really want - no "fillers" like chips for me! Happy Holidays!

  
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MARIAJESTRADA 12/20/2012 9:20AM

    I am trying to maintain too. I am cooking the meals, so I am making steamed vegetables with garlic and a salad without cheese and all the unnecessary stuff, like croutons. We already voted down the green been casserole. :)

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PEZMOM1 12/8/2012 3:41PM

    Sounds like a really great plan.
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RAYLIENET 12/8/2012 12:56PM

    Happy Holidays, great strategies!

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