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WHAT is MY Problem.... UGGGHHH!!!!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I am stuck in a rut, funk, and whatever else you want to call it. The only comfort I found today was in some loaded tater tots, chipotle chicken tendercrip sandwich, and a large Sprite.... NOOOOW, I feel even worse.

Why I did it? I don't know.... I packed my breakfast, lunch, and snacks with me. This is getting a little ridiculous... I AM SO STRESSED

I can't get to the root of what is keeping me from being successful at losing this weight.


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IM-MPOWERED 4/25/2013 12:27PM

    Today is a brand new day... Wipe away the little slip up that you had and start with a brand new attitude today. No one said that this was going to be easy. we will all have slip ups, and little mistakes. You may get knocked day- but it is how you bounce back that matters the most.

You can do this..... I have faith in you.

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GZELLEFRO 4/24/2013 9:36PM

    We all have days (or weeks) when we just can't seem to get it together and make mistakes, whether it be with food or exercising or whatever. Forgive yourself, after all, you are only human. emoticon And then maybe write out a list of things you could do when you are stressed instead of ordering a bunch of fattening food. Then keep a copy with you everywhere you go. The third is to realize that this is just a blip on the screen of your entire life and that you're in it for the long haul. That you're going to change for the rest of your life. emoticon Then forgive yourself! And start again. You can do it!! emoticon

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SIMPLYDEVINE1 4/24/2013 5:54PM

    One slip up here and there isn't going to ruin the ultimate goal. You may have lost the battle today with your cravings (and who hasn't every now and then) but stay in the war. I think everyone can relate to this no matter how successful we have been on our journey. Much good advice has been given so far. Tomorrow is a new day with a new total amount of calories. Get back on that horse. You can do it!! emoticon

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LAELLIS1 4/24/2013 3:48PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I know how you feel...we just have to keep on getting back up, brushing ourselves off, and trying again!

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BLUEROSE73 4/24/2013 3:46PM

    How long have you been at it? I'm betting it hasn't become a habit yet. You are still unlearning old habits and trying to replace them with new. If you are anything like me, fear of the unknown causes panic - mild to major attacks. When I panic, I tend to turn to food for comfort. It's something I know. Sometimes it's a fear of the changes going on in our bodies that does it. Those are the hardest to face. To realize you are actually afraid of changing for the better. To be afraid of what lies ahead.

What is most important right now is what you do next. Are you going to let this slip up defeat you? Keep you from ever reaching your goals? Or are you going to get right back on track? Keep working towards your goals?

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    "Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense." - Ralph Waldo Emerson


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RAINTHIEF 4/24/2013 2:36PM

    Girl, we all have days like that where we go, "why on earth did I do that???" Remember that feeling you had after - hold onto it the next time you're tempted to go off track. Remember why you are doing what you are doing. Just jump back into it - this is a lesson learned, not a set back. You got this. You can do it!!!

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EBIELOU 4/24/2013 2:19PM

    I am having the same problem chick! We've got this!

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PARKSCANADA 4/24/2013 2:02PM

    Remember that each new day is a fresh start. Give yourself kudos for the healthy eating and planning you did, shake off the the not so good choices and start again. You ARE on the right path as long as you keep making the effort and recognize that some days it just doesn't all come together the way you had planned. emoticon

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Monday, April 15, 2013

I have a goal....
I am determined....
I am focused like never before....
I refuse to allow failure to over take me....

I will not give up....
I am going to work harder....
I will keep my eyes on the prize and push....
I won't continue to give in to the urge to quit....

This is my goal, This is my mission.....

Food you will no longer have control over me....

I AM victorious, I will not accept defeat!

Writing the Vision and Making it plan....

I won't let go until I see the results manifest.... I WON'T LET GO emoticon

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DOOBIE893 4/15/2013 2:45PM

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Crazy Emotional Eater

Friday, April 05, 2013

It's been almost 11 weeks since I had a beautiful little girl. I have so much on my plate from being a wife, a mother of two, employee, entrepreneur, student, and etc. that I feel like I am heading for a melt down in a matter of seconds.

How do you physically keep up with cleaning, working, pumping milk, feedings, studying, changing pampers, going to church, potty training, grocery shopping, paying bills, cooking, playtime, building a business, wiping noses, combing hair, giving baths, intimate time, washing clothes, organizing your house, ironing clothes, folding clothes, little to no sleep, EATING, and EATING RIGHT.... IT IS IMPOSSIBLE...

I am SO overwhelmed, so I eat.... and lately I have been eating so uncontrollably it's crazy. Non-stop, I feel like I have to have something in my mouth contantly. I've begin to take notice that I am losing control of myself when it comes to eating. When I wrote down all that I ate yesterday back to back, my mouth dropped in awe because I stuffed myself with so much food so fast.


I've got to get control of this, I need help... I am SO discouraged. emoticon

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MSANITAL 4/6/2013 7:38AM

    First of all emoticon on having a beautiful baby.. what a precious gift from God.. Life dose come at us fast and sometimes it just happens so fast that we feel we are standing still. but you know it will always be there, the kids, house, work, husband bills, but it won't do any good if your not focused.. and yes you have every right to be overwhelmed right now.. just having a baby and all. and I can relate that turning to food is the only way to slow it down. but serous your not doing any of those things including your self a world of good when eating is out of control.. but do know it will get better every day is a new day.. every day is a chance to change just one little thing.. even if it is the fact that you wake up and say I am going to have a healthy breakfast and take the baby for a walk.. if that is all you do as a step towards a healthy life style then you are on the right path and the next day you can do it again. and even add one other healthy activity to the list... it is up to you..

Hang in there.. it will get better You can do this.. all things are possible when you believe.

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PMFISH 4/6/2013 1:50AM

    With all you have on your plate, when in the world do you have time to eat?? I remember those days and the best thing you can do is slow down, just do what is necessary at the moment. Ask for physical help, just like you are asking for moral support. Be good to yourself, it makes it better for everyone else when you do. Congrats of your new baby girl, may she bring you many years of joy.

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HEALTHY-SPARK 4/5/2013 11:22PM

    Wow you have got a lot going on in your life right now. It's natural to feel a little overwhelmed -- look at all of the things that you are trying to do. It's like a 'to-do' list for superwoman. And while I'm sure you are pretty amazing and can do all these things -- you need some 'me-time' to reset every now and then too. Stress eating can be a difficult thing to overcome, and it sounds like you have a stressful life right now. Keep in mind -- it isn't always going to be this difficult. I find when I have a hectic schedule that it helps me to have a serious plan of attack for all things at all hours of the day. While it takes some time to plan it out (and to get used to planning it all out) -- I do think it makes things easier, especially when you are ready to throw the towel in. Hang in there.

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PURPLE180 4/5/2013 11:10PM

    Hey! Welcome back. Boy time sure does fly by...your little one is soooo cute, CONGRATS. Trust me, I know what you are going through; it will all work out...pray and ask God for guidance. HUGS and Congrats again.

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NCBLONDIE 4/5/2013 10:51PM

    It can be difficult trying to get healthy while managing a new baby on top of everything else. What worked for me after having my daughter was making sure I kept the house stocked with healthy snacks (lots of fresh fruit and veggies, whole grain crackers, low-fat string cheese, etc). That way even if I didn't have time to make a full meal or I was just mindlessly snacking, I was at least getting something healthy in.

Make some time for you. Can you swap babysitting with a friend? They would probably welcome the down time as well and it's a way you can both get some me time without spending money on a sitter.

Don't be afraid to ask for help. My sister-in-law was awesome when I had my daughter. When she realized how overwhelmed I was, she made it a point of coming by at least once a week. She would bring over lunch, watch my daughter so I could get a shower uninterrupted and even picked up the house a little bit while I was in the shower. I don't think I could have made it through the first couple months without her help.

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MICHELLE2343 4/5/2013 10:04PM

    Congratulations on your baby girl. I myself don't have children and don't know what it is like to juggle all of that. The one piece of advice I can try to give you is to eat healthier for your children. Be a role model for them and show them how to have a healthy life. I'm sorry I can't be of anymore help.

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POSITIVEFLOW 4/5/2013 10:04PM

    Sounds like your life has been so hectic! I'm not a mother so I can't completely understand what you're going through but let me tell you-- from the sounds of it you're doing a great job! The fact that you could even remember all those things long enough to type them here shows that you have your head in the right place and you're doing great :)

My friends who are mothers have all gone through a time like this-- when it feels like everything is a mess and you're just a whirlwind! But it always seems to calm down (eventually!). It must be so hard to make your eating habits a top priority when you have so many things to take care of. But try not to beat yourself up about it-- your body needs rest! Maybe you can focus on eating good things whenever you can, instead of worrying about cutting out all "bad" food. That way you can squeeze in some fruits and veggies here and there but you won't be too worried about planning out every meal (because that doesn't seem like a possibility for you just yet!)

We'll be sending lots of good vibes your way :) CONGRATULATIONS on your baby girl! Being a mommy is the most important job in the world!

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Friday, June 15, 2012

I am not feeling my best today. Everything I have tried to eat has not gone over to well. Although it has not come back up, it's just that yuckiness in my mouth. Not sure what this little baby likes just yet, but we surely did agree on a vanilla cone from McDonald's. emoticon

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HIKELUV 6/16/2012 10:44AM

    So sorry you're feeling sick. I remember that. For some reason, soy milk worked for me, and a girlfriend at work brought me home-made pickled ginger that made work bearable.

I hope this passes quickly.

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    Cone won't hurt you. Got you some dairy and some protein.

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Day 1 - All over again, w/ a bun in the oven.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

So... I took a few days off after finding out I was pregnant. I celebrated a little
bit with some junk food. Picked up about 2 lbs just for fun to celebrate. I was so stunnedby the news, that I figured why not have a milk shake and a butter finger. I did get a piece of fried chicken too! Since, I've been eating so healthy lately.... it all tasted kind of gross to me, so it was definitely a waste of calories.
So, I've got back into the groove of things as of today. I had 2 donut holes because my head was slightly swimming though. I even had a little bit of a soda and it didn't go over too well on on my taste buds. So everything else is in line with my healthy way of life..... I've accounted for everything I have had and will have on today.

I am having a hard time with adding more food to my dietary though. I know I am suppose to add at least 300-500 more calories to my caloric intake, but I am really not hungry. Not sure what to do about that, but we'll work it out somehow even if it's adding a bowl of cereal or something.
ANY SUGGESTIONS? I don't want to starve my little precious one....

Well, I plan to get a 30 min walk in ontoday. I even found out that I can continue in my turbojam, but LOW and I do mean LOW impact. I just want to work on my arms so they won't be as jiggly as J-E-L-L-O.... hahaha

Well that's keep this party rolling... I have my !st Doctor's appt on 07/03, so I'll keep you posted on our lil peanut..... Love you all

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DANILYNNG 6/17/2012 9:51PM

    Don't worry about forcing extra calories right now... When I was pregnant, I had absolutely HORRENDOUS morning/noon/night sickness. We're talking, "wake up at 2am to throw up" sickness! When I was 4 months pregnant, I was 10 lbs LESS than when I'd gotten pregnant, and a bit concerned. The doctor laughed at me and said "Mama, the baby is fine, growing and thriving. YOU lost some weight!" Considering I wasn't even remotely overweight when I got pregnant, I decided to just relax and let the baby keep growing emoticon

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KBRADFORD88 6/15/2012 12:27PM

    I was losing weight when I got an oh what I'm pregnant. But, I weigh 209 pounds. I just stayed with what I was doing. I will admit I did not track calories. I ate healthy. NO I mean no sweets and my body felt better than any of my other 3 pregnancies not the spikes in blood sugar. I did walk away the pounds and water aerobics and I felt awesome and lost all my baby weight in 6 weeks. that was unheard of for me. But, I only gained 20 pounds. For someone weigh in at over 200 that's ok. Best wishes. You can do this.

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JERSEYFLOWER 6/15/2012 8:48AM

    Congrats!!! When it's so early in pregnancy you don't really need that many extra calories a day if you're already eating healthy and have a little bit of weight on you. Try adding a glass of nonfat milk and you will be fine! Baby is going to suck the calcium right out of you, so it's a great choice. Best wishes to you!

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HIKELUV 6/14/2012 9:00PM

    I'd definitely listen to your body. Eat when you are hungry. That baby won't let you starve him/her. So glad you can still do your turbojam. Having fun fitness activities to look forward to might helps us stay consistent when life gets crazier.

I agree with IVNARU - it's all about the healthy choices. Keep the kitchen full of great, baby- and mama-nourishing foods and those habits will be cemented by the time the little one arrives!

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IVNABRU 6/14/2012 10:52AM

  Congrats on the big news! Im on my 8th month and cant say that I have changed much in regard to my diet - I eat when we're hungry and thats about it - just choose healthier options like a banana instead of a snickers bar. Both sweet but one will keep you fuller longer and is good for you and baby. Good luck to you both!!!

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