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The Failure Feeling.

Monday, November 18, 2013

That is what I feel. I have been struggling with getting back my mojo on why I want to lose weight. Reasons are the same. I still want it but for some reason I want junk more right now. I donít drink or do drugs and the junk is my only vice. Itís like Iím angry to know I have to give up that, but who am I really hurting with all this self sabotage. Me that is who. So why do I keep doing this to myself? I donít really feel good when I eat the junk. Itís more like Iím punishing myself while eating. Yes, it tastes good while going down but my gosh I feel bad at same time. I find myself just binging way too much. Like if itís there I have to eat it. Like Iím going on a desert island or something. So here I am rambling on a blog and back on Sparkpeople to search for inspiration. Baby steps back once again. One day I pray that I will stop starting over on this journey so I can get onto my next one.

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GARNDA 8/10/2014 7:48PM

    Hello Sheri ,
I dont really know what to say to encourage you as lm in the same boat , but l would like to encourage you and myself to keep our eyes on our goals , when we mess up get up and keep on the road to our goals we're learning and we will make it as a team
your a winner and so are l , in a way we're at war new allies against obesity we're fighting to get victory and gain better health and weightloss we may lose battles from
time to time but with encouragement and support and the hard work we need to put in we will win the war.
Keep at it Champ you are a winner and will have victory .

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ALLFORME1 11/21/2013 6:40PM

    Hear you ladies! I was there until dh wanted to try this paleo challenge. Even after he first talked about it I told him I didn't know because I didn't want to give things up. Figured it would be to hard. I was shocked to find that I'm not craving the sweet and salty junk that I use too. If I do want something a little salty I have nuts or a dill pickle spear. I'm was proud that I passed up pizza today at work for a going away luncheon. I packed a salad and some chicken strips instead. Also didn't have any cheesecake for my girlfriends birthday celebration either. I didn't even feel the craving for either. I told my gf that the pizza she brought into the baby room smelt good but the need to go get a piece wasn't there. I'm not doing a 100% on this paleo challenge. I have had a diet coke per day since starting the challenge (except maybe once or twice), I had a non-paleo lunch yesterday at Panera Bread of potato soup and bread, but had a paleo breakfast and dinner. Will be having a couple beers tonight that are not paleo either. I plan on cleaning out my pantry this week while off work for Thanksgiving. Paleo has been a little more expensive on start up supplies but I'm finding it fun to cook meals from pretty much scratch but not enjoying the amount of pots and pans that I'm washing. I figure it will get easier planning meals and making them as the weeks go on.
Maybe you need to find a challenge for yourselves.
I've been saying to myself "this is a way I choice to eat for now" might change back later might keep it up for a long time.
I do need to get back to working out. I haven't since last week. Over on another thread I'm on we are doing a holiday challenge. Water, Exercise, Tracking Food (writing down what we eat), and one extra item of our choice. My extra is 1 fruit/2 veggies a day. Each item gets us 1 pt. on Fridays when we weigh in if we lose over 1 lb we get 5 pts. At the end of the challenge the one with the most wins.
If you two want to do something like that we could.
I know it is hard to get the mojo back. I wasn't feeling it before dh brought up the challenge from his CrossFit. Might still not have it back if it wasn't for that and the holiday challenge on the other thread.

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KSTOTLER 11/21/2013 7:06AM

    Sheri, I feel the same way. I stress eat. I also binge at night and my portion control is out of control. I'm just trying to decide if I want to do another gym membership. they have a really good one near me. it would be perfect because I could drop my kids off in the morning and go there. it's just last time I got bored. here as of late, i've been eating apples. someone told me once if you eat an apple before a meal that it would help. we shall see. i'm not drinking the water either because it makes me go potty. i hate running to the potty all the time. my body never adjusted. i'm taking one thing at a time. i've gained quite a bit her as of late. i was almost down to my ideal weight but i let life get the better of me.

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My Reasons for Losing Weight

Monday, March 25, 2013

I have a few reasons. One is short term reason. I'm going on a cruise in August. (Unless SO changes mind) I don't expect to get to main goal by then. By one can hope right?

My other reasons:

To feel free. I'm not sure if that makes sense to anyone but for some reason I imagine when I'm smaller I will feel more comfortable in my clothes in which will mean I will feel more free in doing things that I won't do now. Which this reason will probably just go right into my other reasons.

To be able to buy clothes that I like rather than ones that are just able to fit.

To feel sexy. I won't say look sexy because I'm not as young as I use to be and I just don't see myself that way or could imagine myself that way. But I am fine with feeling it. Besides, Feeling it is the main importance.

Of course to be healthier. Hince my Username. Livelifelonger.

This journey has been long and I've side tracked many times but one thing for sure I haven't given up and I know I will get there. I started at 231 and right now I'm 194. Yes, I could have been smaller than this by now but the point is I'm not 231 any more.

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GARNDA 8/10/2014 8:18PM

    Hi Sheri ,
Hey there great and reachable goals keep at it champ , your a winner and youll reach your goals .
This might sound a bit corny but you can and will do it as you want to , with support and the hard work you can put in as youve shared have before you will again and will learn to maintain it.
And in doing this you can be an encouragrment to others in reaching there goals .

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TENDERHEART77 10/9/2013 6:34AM

    194 is a lot better than 231. You should be very proud of your accomplishments. Every one of the things you mention are excellent reasons to lose weight. There's nothing like buying clothes you want, versus buying clothes just because they happen to fit.

Good Luck. I hope your Wednesday is a great one. I know you can do this.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Got back down to my 10% loss! Next goal is Onederland! I have lost 23 lbs thus far and plenty more to go, but I am focusing on small steps. So 4 more lbs to go to next goal and that is doable for sure. Just got to keep focused on what and why I am on this journey.

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GARNDA 8/10/2014 8:22PM

    Your winner .

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    That's FANTASTIC! Congratulations!


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Still Trying

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

On my last blog I lost 3 lbs and my 10% body weight. Well since then I had gained 3 back. Well really a little more but I have got back down. I haven't given up. The Holidays always sets me back. Trying a new routine right now. I am doing the Kettleworx and the C25k program. I am really enjoying the C25k program surprisingly. The Kettleworx for some reason is getting me lightheaded. I am assuming it's mostly due to me not use to resistance or strength training stuff. I am pretty sure my body is 50% fat. Sad but true. I am like a roll of Soft Cloud toilet paper. Cushiony soft. LOL! I guess I need to get a physical to make sure all is right in my world. But I'm pretty sure my blood pressure is fine. I was bigger than this in 2010 and my blood pressure was always perfect even while pregnant. I know back in 2007 I had a physical and I was 231 and the doctor seemed dissapointed because he couldn't find anything wrong with me. My cholesterol was good and so was everything else. The only thing he could tell me was that I need to lose weight because as I get older my body will have a harder time dealing with it. I was 37 at that time. So far I have not come with the issues that my mother has had before the age I am right now but I want to keep it that way and that is why I am still trying to win this war. I refuse to give up no matter what. I'm doing WW and I like the program. It's pretty much like the Sparkpeople concept except it's points. At first wasn't too crazy with it but I am now finding it easier to deal with than the whole calorie counting thing. Well I have rambled enough and just wanted to update my blog.

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-KATHERINE- 1/25/2012 1:32PM

    That's awesome that you are still trying, I am too! We have to until it finally happens, for our own good. I know its a struggle but I know to keep trying, is so beneficial than giving up. Good for you for being strong enough to keep persevering to lose weight! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Friday was my WI and I had lost 3 lbs for the week and reached my 10% goal! That was an awesome feeling. Even got into a smaller size pants this past Saturday. I had stuck with my goals that week and it showed. How great is that! Plus went to a friend's house and they noticed my changes. This week is a tougher week and I'll be glad if I have maintain but I'm totally ok. I realize that my goals are in reach and I have the control.

Short term goal is to lose 6 lbs by christmas.

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BUBLEH 10/27/2011 8:20AM

    Woohoo! Way to go!! That is awesome! You should be so proud of yourself!!

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