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It's a choice

Thursday, July 03, 2014

You know, I hope this doesn’t sound defeatest. But when it comes right down to it losing weight CAN be hard. It CAN be challenging. Staying healthy is a choice. It CAN be hard. It CAN be challenging. They are also choices we can make. This is the way we want to live. Simlar to coping with changing hormones. We can rail against the machine. Wail and whine and gnash our teeth about the injustices of hormones and genetics. Or, we can choose to work with what we’ve got For me, “intuitive eating” and “undieting” boil down to what Michael Pollan said: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

And move your butt.

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MJRVIC2000 7/3/2014 10:53AM

    Way to Go! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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And on that note.....

Monday, June 30, 2014

I don't know how many days I started the day with "This is the day that I will clean up my act, stop hating my body and the weight I continue to allow to creep or plop back on to it." Only to find myself, at the end of that very same day, mowing down on too much of a good thing. Or too much of not-so-good thing.

I'm really at the tipping point now. And I don't mean the scale. In fact, I can't mean the scale, because I haven't stepped on it in probably a month.

Self talk: "There are different paths you can choose to step away from negativity and self-loathing. (Trust me, I know "loath" is a strong word, but it's what's rolling around in my head every day. Many times every day.) Accept that this is how you are and love yourself. Or, take the action steps and mind set to get to where you want to be. This in between stage is hell. Walk through the gate, Darlin'. Make a choice."

Do the next right thing.


Today: Virigina Woolf

Monday, June 30, 2014

"You cannot find peace by avoiding life."

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WATERDIAMONDS 6/30/2014 7:39AM

    Wow, well said.

Thank you!

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NUTRON3 6/30/2014 6:35AM


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DMEYER4 6/30/2014 6:35AM

  so true. have a great day

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Mary, 93

Saturday, June 28, 2014

"If you force yourself to go outside, something wonderful always happens!"

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TENNISJIM 6/29/2014 5:42AM

    Excellent quote

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STUDLEEJOE 6/29/2014 12:25AM

    Great post.

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Not sure if this is what they mean by "intuitive eating"

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

I struggle with emotional eating. I'm not the kind of gal that loses weight when I'm under duress. Ha ha, NO!

This past week, I've been focusing on getting refined sugars and processed foods reduced. That is going quite well, my friends.

However, yesterday, I made a commitment to myself that when I got home from work I would take care of some tasks that are hanging over my head. I did get myself in front of the computer. I did find myself getting up and wandering into the kitchen to find things to put in my craw. I don't need to humiliate myself by listing the items and quantity here. For the most part they were healthy choices, although 1) I was not hungry and 2) the volume was way to great.

And I knew what I was doing. I kept dragging myself back in front of the computer. At one point I thought "Geez, if I was following sage advice I'd get out my knitting or go for a walk instead of opening the cupboard again. But I knew that I didn't want to blow off these tasks (that I'd blown off so many times before). Finally I just said to myself: "Look, Girlfriend. If eating is going to help you get through this, then fine. Go for it. But no sugar. And, YOU MUST DO WHAT YOU COMMITTED TO DOING. One day more of this (emotional eating) is not going to make or break your health. But not doing what you need to do is going to leave you feeling like cr@p. So use the crutch. Actually USE IT."

So I did. I got done what I said to myself I would not let one more day go by.

Intuitive? Can't say I didn't know what I was doing.....

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JENNIERUN 6/25/2014 12:19AM

yesterday I had a similar experience... trying to finish things on my To Do List that I'd put off for way too long and eating my way through it! I ate all of my planned snacks at the same time and had just had a meal :/ ahhh one day at a time!
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