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Sunday, December 29, 2013

For those spark people who have lost a loved one you will understand my absence from posting blogs. My mother died twenty one days ago, i did not think i would survive her death it seemed impossible to me. I am finding that every day includes more pain than the previous day.

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/8/2014 1:03AM

    Yes, I understand this all too well. Very sorry for your loss.

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YENGLISH100 1/8/2014 12:56AM

    I know how you feel. Sorry for your loss. Glad that you posted. emoticon

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ANGORA4 1/3/2014 1:26AM

    So sorry for your loss, it's hard to adjust to the new normal, hang in there. We're glad you're back, don't give up. emoticon

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FITMARY 12/30/2013 11:09AM

    I'm sorry to hear of your loss. We missed you while you were gone. Stay strong. You WILL get through this.

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JOHNMARTINMILES 12/29/2013 12:18PM

    Thoughts from my Blog today:

You are stronger than you think you are.

Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you are usually right!
~Henry Ford

Nothing is but that thinking makes it so.

As a man thinketh in his heart so shall be be.

~Wall Sign in all IBM offices, 1950's

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

emoticon Until Tomorrow!

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Friday, October 11, 2013

i have a dentist appointment next wednesday. I have avoided going to the dentist for around sixteen years. I remember when i was little i said to father "if we have to die why would i have to go to the dentist" so i am being a brave adult and i have to go to the dentist, i do not want to but i am going. I am working on methods that will reduce my sheer panic. If anyone has any suggestions on panic relief, please let me know.

Thank you



food is joy 2

Thursday, October 10, 2013

I am still eating junk, but i am eating it early in the day around three. ANGORA you are correct, i enjoy the first bite but the second and the third are just not as tasty. I am trying to incorporate exercise on the day i eat junk. In the past i abstained from chocolate for about five years. So u have the ability to give up my favourite potato chips.

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ANGORA4 10/13/2013 10:09PM

    Funny how that works, isn't it? Knowing that joy is in the first bite, helps me not feel so guilty about taking a bite, and helps me stop before I eat too much.

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food is joy

Monday, October 07, 2013

The fatter I get the more I desire fattening foods. My life is so up and down I use food as comfort. I used to have more will power. I am hurting myself by shoving unnecessary calories into my pie whole. I will have to work even harder to get rid of the rubbish I am eating right now.

I am just not sure how I will stop eating all this junk when I am medicating myself with food. I feel as if I deserve to eat whatever i want.

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ANGORA4 10/10/2013 12:07AM

    Isn't it sad the lies we believe, this is one we often get sucked into. . ."but I deserve it". What you deserve is health and strength and self respect and energy and the ability to do more of the things you really love. The lie gives us two minutes of guilty pleasure, and a lot more minutes of regret. Sticking with the plan, having healthy foods you enjoy handy, and small portions of treats really helps.

Do a test. Take your favorite feel good food. Take that first scrumptious bite. Ummmm. Now the next. . .good, but not as good. By the third bite, you're mostly eating trying to recover the joy of the first bite. The rest of the bites are habit, not pleasure. So, if you're tempted by a special treat, instead of eating a thousand calories trying to eat around the craving, and then binging on the craved food anyway in the end, adding even more calories--try the FlyLady approach.

She says that when she goes to eat, she orders dessert, one plate only for her and her friends together. They each take one bite, and then throw down their forks (so they're not tempted to use them again.) They had the pleasure of the treat, and then stopped. I prefer two bites, for optimum flavor. After that, the rest is mostly just habit anyway. Try packing two bite bags as treats, you get the flavor you crave, without a ton of guilt and calories. And since your body doesn't feel so deprived, it may stave off the "I deserve it" binges. After all, you got it!

You are worth doing what it takes to succeed. Find ways to distract yourself with things other than food, like a book, a hobby, a new challenge. Reward yourself for taking control of your life. Can you go five more minutes without the treat? Who's in charge, you or the treat (yes, as I type a family member's uneaten cookie is calling to me from the kitchen, I understand the siren call of the treat. That's why I'm here typing and not in the kitchen! Out of sight, out of mind, at least to a greater degree!)

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FITMARY 10/8/2013 5:00AM

    Don't give up! It's so hard to break those habits, especially when you are tired, but if you keep trying, you WILL get there! And eating better makes us feel better!

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  I know how you feel. I find that when I do something I shouldn't...I take a moment to remind myself that this is a perfect moment to start fresh and get back on track.

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IGNITEME101 10/7/2013 11:21PM

    Been there - done that.
Don't give up, though.
I discovered when I finally hit bottom it was all uphill regarding my motivation, my disgust for excess gas and bloating, etc.

I lose (life qualities) if I quit, I gain (life qualities) when I stick with it.

Life quality leads to losing weight, inches and gaining self-esteem.

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FENWAYGIRL18 10/7/2013 11:16PM

    maybe you should take up a hobby that keeps your hands busy and mind like crocheting or knitting... chew gum when you get the urge to eat or go brush your teeth nothing tastes good after that ...
Good luck it's tough, I wish you the best on your journey! emoticon emoticon

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Monday, September 30, 2013

I am spending to much time online. in need to spend more time in the real world.

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IGNITEME101 10/7/2013 11:25PM

    Yes, even spark people online is time consuming but balance it with away from the computer time even walking around the house is a good beginning!
Outside IS better~ emoticon

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thank you for replying to my blog.

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FITMARY 10/1/2013 8:30AM

    Yup, that can happen! We need fresh air and real trees sometimes too!

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