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Why do I keep trying to reinvent the wheel?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Well, last night I got so out of control that no amount of food was doing it. Roger is out of town and I just let the house go and got into the food. I talked to Roger last night and he really encouraged me to go back to Greysheet. He told me that up until now that he really didn't buy into this AA type of connection with food and needing all the support of GS. I told him that any diet would work if I would stick to it. He was raising his voice saying NO, GS IS THE ONLY ONE FOR YOU. Whoa, what a change of tune for him. He also told me something I hated to hear but was necessary for me to hear. That is that unless I do something about my weight now he said he could see Lifestyle letting me go as an instructor. THAT is what I think really did it for me. I even have my annual halloween party to go to in 10 days but I am planning by God's grace to stay abstinent and that will be a first. I told Roger that I was worried about going to his Christmas party which is at the Don Cesar (a VERY nice hotel on St. Pete Beach)on Dec. 5. He had a good point. He said "you are not even ONPLAN yet and you're already worried about going OFFPLAN". I'm just not even going to think about Dec. 5 right now. I have enough to worry about staying on plan today. Dec. 5th will have to worry about itself.

Why do I keep trying to reinvent the wheel? I know GS works for me and yet I fight it because it is so strict. I truly want my cake and eat it too, LOL. In the last 6 months I have spent hundreds of dollars on a diet doctor, supplements, a food coach and none of it worked. Yet Greysheet worked and I still ignore it. You have a sponsor and phone meetings along with tons of support by phone all over the world and best of all is IT'S FREE. Helllllllooooo, anybody home up there. Seems to be a no brainer.

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ANNEROUSSEAU 10/22/2009 8:44PM

Hope you are on plan today.

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Stayed on plan while away but...................

Sunday, October 18, 2009

then came home and got back into the grazing/snacking mode. Geez, it's so frustrating. I went out of town for several days and we ate very healthy. I made healthy choices, ate only 3 meals a day and no snacks. Today I found myself back home and grazing again. I guess I need to be thankful for the days I did not graze.

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MOMMYOF2CUTIES 10/19/2009 4:28PM

    Good for you for sticking to it while away. And while you went off rail for a tiny bit at least you know you can jump back on the wagon and keep going.

Good luck!

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GEMINI062069 10/18/2009 10:03PM

    I did the same thing! I hate being stuck at home all the time, seems like the only thing I do all day is walk into the kitchen to see what's new... LOL. Sorry, no good advice... I can just relate... :o)

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ANNEROUSSEAU 10/18/2009 8:06PM

    Today must be the day for going off plan. I did SO WELL on vacation, but today, back home, it started with a breakfast buffet, and after that I didn't bother to keep track. I wasn't eating out of control, but I ate a LOT of carbs. I look at what I ate, and the choices were healthy (fruits and veggies), but not enough protein and too much calories overall.

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Be a friend to yourself

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

In my devotion time this morning I read that we are to love God, love our neighbor and love ourselves. If I can love God and my neighbor, why is it so hard to love myself just the way I am. I wouldn't talk to a friend the way I talk to myself sometime. So, for today I will love myself just the way I am, extra pounds and all. I'll encourage myself that I can and will achieve my goal. I'll put Phil 4:13 into action and remember that I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

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ANNEROUSSEAU 10/17/2009 5:58AM

    We are all so hard on ourselves. First we criticize ourselves for our weight issues, then we realize that we should be kind to then we criticize ourselves for being so critical. It's a hard cycle to break.

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MOMMYOF2CUTIES 10/13/2009 1:11PM

    Good for you!!! That is my verse right now, it has gotten me through so much in the last year or more and it is the reason why I have lost 14.5 lbs, because I would not be able to do it myself. My biggest battle was learning to love myself and I find this verse really helps to bring it home:

O Lord, You search me and You know me; you know when I sit and when I stand, you understand my thoughts from afar….behind and before you encircle me and rest your hand upon me….You formed my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you that I wonderfully and fearfully made….even my bones were not hidden from you as I made and fashioned in secret….Your eyes foresaw all my actions and all my days were written in your book before one of them ever came to be. (Psalm 139)

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XAVTAY 10/13/2009 8:57AM

    I love your blog today but I needed to read this! It is true, GOD knows what you need and when you need it. I have been dealing with someone that has treated me very bad and I am having a hard time forgiving. I must continue to remind myself that I have been forgiven because of Jesus.
Have a blessed day and thanks for sharing.

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GRAMSIECAKES2 10/13/2009 8:34AM

    I like your blog for today. I totally agree with you. I can love everyone but it is hard to love myself. I have to get rid of this guilt that I have been caring around for years. I think I have it all solved and then it comes back to haunt me again at the most quiet times when I am just sitting around. I just have to let go once and for all..My Ds has told me over and over to give it up to God and stop taking up my precious time worrying about things that have happened in the past. Just go forward...Merri

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Focusing on progress, not perfection.

Monday, October 12, 2009

My calories are not where they should be to lose weight consistently but they are better than they were 3 days ago, much better. Also, for three days I have committed to log my food into my food tracker and have exercised 2 of the three days. That's progress! I'll focus on the positive today and be proud of small accomplishments.

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MOMMYOF2CUTIES 10/12/2009 11:20AM

    Baby steps, baby steps.


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MRSRYAN555 10/12/2009 10:58AM

    You should focus on the positive! Keep moving forward and do what you're doing! Great Job!

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Learning what works

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Keeping a food journal and staying connected is not only keeping me on track with my eating but it is helping me to learn what works and what doesn't. Yesterday I remained hungry all day which caused me to graze. I also ate out and made some food choices that were not what I had planned. By going back to my nutrtion tracker and looking at the previous day I could see the food choices that kept me satisfied. So, today I'm duplicating some of my meals from the previous day.


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