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Eating is not the solution

Thursday, January 19, 2012

but I seem to think it is. emoticon




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IMIN2GENES 1/20/2012 8:25AM

    True words, but sometimes hard to do.

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NUTTY63 1/19/2012 4:29PM

    UGH!

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 1/19/2012 1:04PM

    appears eating HAS been my solution
many times

by the look of me

Thanks for the eye opener!


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CBAILEYC 1/19/2012 11:58AM

    It's so simple and yet so hard sometimes. Ugh.
C~

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HIP-MOM 1/19/2012 10:16AM

    well, this one is tough. I HAVE to eat 5-6 times a day being hypothyroid and a clean eater. I eat really small meals though. A lot of times I'm not even hungry, so I eat for my health having mostly raw, whole foods 60% or more a day.

it's when I'm not eating complex carbs like I should be is when I get into trouble then I start getting CRAVINGS for the wrong foods like sweet things, more carbs like bread (especially a freshly baked loaf) etc...oh, and then If I have a glass of wine or two, then I start eating bad which leads to the above.. it's a vicious cycle!

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NEEDTOLOSE100LB 1/19/2012 9:28AM

    It isn't? I think there are a lot of us on that train of subconcious thought. It is a hard one to break too, because it can be so subtle. We think we have it under control and it breaks out again...not an easy fix.
But, maybe we need to do like AA and have a buddy system (yea, like Spark...I know...) when you feel yourself losing control...make a plan to touch base with a buddy. Or, if you have lost control...make a plan to touch base with a buddy and make sure they don't! Might make the difference for the buddy and then for you the next time your buddy calls on you for help!
check out IUHRYTR's Blog...Life is like an empty glass. Maybe that thought will inspire you. I found it refreshing.
Have a good day (translation...don't eat the leather off the bottom of your shoe cause you are so "hungry" you could eat a horse...lol)
Laurie

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stop quitting

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

It's not that I've quit, but I'm sure not focused like I was last summer. I hate that.



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NUTTY63 1/19/2012 4:32PM

    That's so me!

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HIP-MOM 1/18/2012 9:35PM

    I like that. Thanks! I think I'll print it and tape it to my bedroom mirror

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SIMPLEJOYS 1/18/2012 3:07PM

  NEEDTOLOSE is a hard act to follow! I love the line from that Tim Allen movie "Galaxy Quest"..."Never give up! Never surrender!"...in fact, I just used that today! :D

Life is in the trying. I'm game!

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NEEDTOLOSE100LB 1/18/2012 10:51AM

    I prefer to reference it as digressing, not quitting. As an example, when driving, I am never lost (not due to any special navigation skills, though I have been reading maps and navigating since I was 4--my mother couldn't find her way out of a WET paper bag to save her soul), just temporarily misplaced. It holds with it a sense of being a momentary blip and sounds much more positive than "I am lost". Also, while temporarily misplaced, I do not take both right and left turns. If I turn left, I keep going left...less likely to become MORE temporarily misplaced...you see where I am going here? Our journey, or maybe I should pluralize that to journeys, are the paths we take. All paths lead the same place, but some are much more colorful, more stressful, more rewarding. If we treat our mistakes as rewards for making the wrong move instead of just bad choices, we give ourselves the option of learning from them. You think you had a bad year last year because you didn't lose weight. BUT, you maintained within 2 pounds...that is awesome! And, that was despite all the journeys you took, some that were forced on you. Look at the journeys you took last year and see what ones you can repeat and what ones you need to avoid. Maybe set some new journeys for yourself to see if they fit into the final plan. It would be boring if we didn't fall...we get a closer look at what makes us tick when we do...and we get a chance to find out how special we are to others, because they pick us up and dust us off (IF we let them).
OK...I could talk (write) for hours, but don't want to bore you all, so I am going to leave it at this...you are NOT a quitter, but you do need to discover what road is going to get you on and keep you on the scenic route to a healthier you. Look around and pick your journey!
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didn't realize I added the multiple emoticons, but...maybe you needed the extra ones!

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 1/18/2012 10:37AM

    eSPecially true!

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 1/18/2012 10:27AM

    A good reminder for when you might be trying to talk yourself out of doing something good for you. :)

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Too much love? Not possible!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Well, maybe...



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IMIN2GENES 1/20/2012 8:24AM

    Awwww.. too cute! Poor kitty. emoticon

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HIP-MOM 1/17/2012 6:04PM

    that's so cute!

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MISSIFELTNER 1/17/2012 5:17PM

    Too Cute! Hope you are feeling better...

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NEEDTOLOSE100LB 1/17/2012 3:29PM

    I am sure the cat is just lovin' it.

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HIPPICHICK1 1/17/2012 2:52PM

    Oh that poor cat!!
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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 1/17/2012 1:41PM

    emoticon emoticon

Now I might be TOO MUCH to love

: )

Have a SPlendid Day

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Wonder Woman

Monday, January 16, 2012




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SIMPLEJOYS 1/18/2012 3:03PM

  That made me laugh! emoticon

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IMIN2GENES 1/16/2012 4:48PM

    emoticon Love it!
Chris

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 1/16/2012 4:06PM

    Too cute
Thanks for sharing

WONDER if I can use it as WonderMan?

Not the same effect : (

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CVRONEK 1/16/2012 9:17AM

    emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 1/16/2012 9:12AM

    cute, got me wondering!

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LISADAWN1312 1/16/2012 8:58AM

    Thank you for this. Have a great day!

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NEEDTOLOSE100LB 1/16/2012 8:55AM

    Funny, I was WONDERING if this was going to be a blog about something wonderful you did or if it was a teaser...you are such a tease! But, it fits the bill most days...just as long as we don't "wonder" off!
Have a great day!
Laurie

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2012, a terrifying prospect

Friday, January 13, 2012

It has already been a rough year. Car trouble, financial troubles, health troubles... my solution to almost everything? Food. More specifically, sweets.

I have not written out my goals for 2012. The ones I labored over for 2011 were useless. I started 2012 two lbs heavier than 2011.

I feel defeated. I don't like being me today and haven't for a couple weeks now. I keep trying to coax myself into a better place. Into a happier thought pattern. It's like having 2 people inside of me. One is a cheerful, blonde, ponytailed cheerleader and the other is an old crone. One is flipping the other off. You decide.

I have gone thru negative spells before. I try to tell myself this too shall pass but the darkened tunnel looks mighty long from here, hence my silence on the blog front.

I hate to post such negative blogs. I'm functioning although I wish I could lay in bed with my head covered up. If you've read this far, then I want you to know I appreciate your support. Do not feel obligated to post to this yucky blog, but I beg you, if you do, please, please, please, avoid platitudes at all cost. They make people who are already feeling bad, feel worse, not better.


  
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NEEDTOLOSE100LB 1/16/2012 9:50AM

    So, now that you have all the troubles out of the way...and, in the first couple of weeks of the new year,... you can work on losing some pounds this year. Just remember, it is never you against the world...Spark friends are here for you whenever you need them and for whatever.
Enjoy this year. Hit the ball out of the park. Walk your butt (or whatever part you really want to get rid of!) off. Love who you are, because we love you.

OK, if I talk too much more, platitudes will start surfacing, so I am going to leave it at this...2012 WILL ROCK!

Laurie

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WELLREDHEAD 1/14/2012 4:18PM

    emoticon emoticon
I'm a firm beleiver in releasing your negative crud and if you can't do it here, where on earth can you?

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 1/14/2012 2:43AM

    emoticon

Please know that when you need anything I am right here.

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SIMPLEJOYS 1/13/2012 10:52PM

  But, but...all I have are platitudes!

Edit: I'm keeping them to myself, but I am asking Mr. Sandman to send you a dream...and some joy. emoticon

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CVRONEK 1/13/2012 8:54PM

    The dark will find us all, at some point.
You did the right thing, sharing this with others.
We are here for you. It will be alright.
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IRISHBEANERGAL 1/13/2012 1:47PM

    No "rainbows and unicorns" here (to steal a phrase from Notabouttheface). I know you have been through some rough stuff in 2011 - and that it is continuing into 2012. I'm right here, standing right by you (albeit virtually) and ready to lend a hand in any manner you need.

So go ahead and fling the negative crud out into the universe so it won't stay inside of you and fester and grow. And remember this: YOU are worthy of good things.

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~Irish

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IMIN2GENES 1/13/2012 12:34PM

    I hope this will do... emoticon I wish I were closer and I'd give you a great big ole' hug instead of a virtual one!

You better bet I'm right here with you sending happy thoughts and flashlights your way - you know, for the tunnel. Hang in there!
Chris

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HRENEE40 1/13/2012 11:57AM

    Sorry, you're feeling yucky. Hope things get better soon.



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HIP-MOM 1/13/2012 10:47AM

    emoticon emoticon I haven't written my goals for this month either and have been gaining, too. Maybe throwing snowballs will get some of this gloominess out of me today. Hope you feel better soon.



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CBAILEYC 1/13/2012 10:07AM

    You know what? You supported me through my blah icky patch, you bet your bippy I'm right here with you during yours.
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It sucks, plain and simple. And it helps to get it out of your head, out into the world. A burden shared is much easier to bear, be it emotional or physical. If you need to get the negative out to make room for more positive, go right on ahead.
The good thing is, there IS positive out there, and it's coming for you! We'll be happy dancing again soon, just believe in that and hang in there honey.
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C~

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MISSIFELTNER 1/13/2012 9:46AM

    I'm sorry to hear that a friend is having such a rough time. I too and feeling a similar way. Financial troubles, marital troubles, baby stress... I am here for you and if you ever just want to talk I am happy to listen! I hope you feel better soon and if there is anything that I can do to help please let me know! Love ya!

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MOOKBALL 1/13/2012 9:45AM

    You need emoticon.

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