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My Love....My addiction....Pepsi

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

So, I've seem to do nothing but gain weight. To make things worse my son is now being made fun of for MY weight. I hate that. He doesn't deserve hassle for something I am struggling with.

Now, I have quit Pepsi again. I figure this is the root of my bad behavior. It's my 'gateway drug' to all the other bad things I put in my body. I do mean strictly food...or things the FDA tries to pass as food. Today is my first full day off the Pepsi. I miss it. It keeps me awake. I'm so tired. What I hope is to relearn that water is what helps fuel my body. '

I'm tired of starting over and over and over. It's enough. This is so hard. So hard. I truly do applaud those of you who have had the gumption to stick with it. You are an inspiration to me and others like me.

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CHANGELIFE2016 7/17/2013 3:38AM

    I love pepsi too. not from the can but the fountain. I soda all together 57 days ago and I still get cravings but I do pretty good. good luck!

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LLINDA6 7/17/2013 12:56AM

  pepsi is my weakness too. it is hard to give up i the first three days are the hardest i have given it up before but have lots of relapses too emoticon

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New Job + 20 pounds?!?!?? No good

Sunday, April 14, 2013

So, I started a new job which I am totally excited about. I find I am terribly out of shape but to make matters worse I have gained 20 pounds in the six weeks since I've started. It's horrifying! I'm not sure how...I have been more active...I guess my food choices are just more horrible. Here I go again...I guess I keep starting until I get it right. To help my gaining problem I have put in for our county gym membership, which is free and it's right next to my building. I just need to manage my time correctly. I love that this site gives you your grocery list. Takes the thinking out of everything...just buy and eat what it tells you to. Hope you all are having a great weekend.

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SBAGNALL2 4/18/2013 12:53AM

    Thank you for your support!!

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 4/14/2013 9:29PM

    You can do it!!

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

I bought my Nutri-Bullet yesterday. I wasn't able to get it going right away as I became ill. I'm tired of being sick. My family has had one thing after another this year. We have been ill more this year than the last eight years combined. It's absurd. This is part of why we decided on the Nutri-Bullet. I have been thinking of juicing for a while. Of course I watched some scary documentary's. I am horribly overweight and I absolutely hate it. I am not one of those people that still loves myself fat. I just can't get to that point. I grew up athletic and that is what my body aches for again.

Tonight I made my first two nutriblasts. They are delicious! The texture will take time to get used to but my husband and I are thrilled. My son will take some time to warm up to it. I will have to find a consistency that is better for him. I am excited to start on my new healthy journey. I will finally be able to eat all the fruits and veggies I want, I hate chewing so this works out great for me. I spoke to my doctor about this all yesterday. I was expecting hesitation only to find out he juices and he was thrilled to hear I was doing something great for my body.

Now, to stick with it......

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BRAVEONE92 2/25/2013 10:31PM

    I'm doing it too, and love it. Hope you join the
Nutri Bullet Team. I've just been there for
about two weeks.

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SWIMLOVER 2/25/2013 11:33AM

  Good Job! emoticon emoticon

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NORWOODGIRL 2/23/2013 8:48PM

    I was tempted by it - but it'll have to wait until I save up for it. Thanks for the evaluation!

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Triumph...small but noteworthy

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Well, today something awesome happened: my body decided on its own it no longer needed soda. I am addicted to Pepsi, probably more so the sugar. I have been drinking about 2 2liters worth a day for the last several months. It's cheap and I was using it in place of meals. I asked my husband to buy me some V8 Splash to help ween me off the soda. He did and I had a little bit with my dinner last night. I also had a little with my breakfast this morning. At lunch I decided I needed a little bit of Pepsi, I've been dragging booty all day due to lack of caffeine, and to my surprise I had to drinks and decided I didn't even like it. I dumped it out and got myself a nice cold glass of water. For me, this is a huge deal. I have quit soda before and have gone back to it because I wanted to. I am suffering a lack of caffeine migraine but I know in two days I won't have to deal with this any longer. I am proud of me!
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STARLIGHT615 1/23/2013 9:39AM

    Awesome job on kicking the soda to the curb!!

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SBAGNALL2 1/17/2013 8:45PM

    Thank you CRABADA -- I will def give it a try, I will try anything at this point

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CRABADA 1/17/2013 8:01PM

    I gave up Coca-Cola on Jan. 1st and have been drinking Diet Snapple Half 'n Half (1/2 lemonade, 1/2 tea). It's 10 calories for the whole bottle. It's help enormously! I don't even miss Coke!

Might be worth a try if you're looking for something with a little caffeine, but not the calories of soda.


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DIBANANA 1/16/2013 3:52PM

  You should be. It will help with your weight loss enormously! Good luck

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CRYERMAMA 1/16/2013 8:25AM

    Way to go! It's those small steps that will get us where we want to be. emoticon

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MJ7DM33 1/15/2013 8:36PM

  Good for you! WTG!

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Think Beastie Boys when you read my title because that is all I have done to myself. I don't like my weight, I don't like my eating habits and yet, I continue to make stupid decisions. Why? Beats me. I'm bored, I suppose. I am currently out of work which has me feeling awful about myself. I feel useless, I take naps I don't need to take and I eat when I shouldn't. I made the decision to not even have foods in the house that could tempt me. It sucks for my husband and son who are not overweight at all and eat rather healthy consistently. My son begs me to put veggies in his lunch, he is eight. I could make the same decision but I had chips instead. Why did we have chips in the house? Because we had people over during the weekend. I guess I feel the need to eat it all.

The other day, I became upset with my son because he was acting like a spoiled brat. I grew up incredibly poor and my husband had grandparents that gave him EVERYTHING he wanted. So, we have a difference of opinion when it comes to what spoiling actually is. In my frustration I told my son that at his age I barely even got to eat, my brothers and sisters ate before me and my parents and if there was left overs then I got to to eat. Most of my meals came from school and in fifth grade I made a new friend whose mother caught on real fast what was happening at my house and invited me over for dinner as often as she could. So, my son says to me "Is that why you eat so much? Because you didn't get to eat much as a kid?" I guess I never really thought of it that way. My moms parents became upset at my weight when I was in third grade and called CPS on my parents and told them I was starving. To me, that wasn't the case, its just how it was in my house. This was an eye opener for me. And when I think about why I am eating when I shouldn't be, I truly do fear that I won't eat again for a while. Now, I moved out of my parents house in high school and my husband has always provided. He has never let us go hungry. I don't understand why this fear won't leave.

Oh and to top it all off, I have access to a brand new gym in my apartment complex, all the time in the day to workout and I don't. Why? I would say I don't know but now I know that is not true. I did that fitness test for Spark People...the pushups and so on. I hurt for two days after doing those pushups and I have a fear of feeling that pain all the time. It's stupid, I know. What really irks me is that as a teen and in my early twenties I lived for the pain of workouts or games or whatever exercise I was doing. I want my athletic self back but I seem to be too lazy to do it.....

Someone please drag me out of my house.....

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SBAGNALL2 1/15/2013 6:48PM

    Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement. I know I am hard on myself. I have always been that way. My expectations for myself are usually way too high. I set myself up to fail. I am doing the little steps....I already feel a little better. You are all so kind, thank you again.

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SWIMLOVER 1/15/2013 7:29AM

  emoticon Take one step at a time. Maybe start with eating vegetables. I understand what you are saying about chips because they are my downfall also. I made up my mind that we will not have them in our house. Now I have to convince hubby of this also. Anyway, I found company like having healthy foods like cheese and raw veggies served to them. Again, take one step at a time.

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We are here for you! We are here to encourage each other.


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ARIABOO10 1/14/2013 7:58PM

    You can do this! Take it slow and make changes as you feel comfortable. As long as you can say you tried and kept trying is good. Don't give up on anything. emoticon

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CRYERMAMA 1/14/2013 7:39PM

    Wow! Stop being so hard on yourself! I have been right there in your shoes. Don't look at the weight loss and exercise as a big giant thing. Break it down into tiny steps. Such as--- I was a cokeaholic. I drank as many as 12 cokes a day when at my worst. My first baby step was to cut back to 6 or under for a few days. I figured I can do anything for a few days. Then I cut back to 2 a day for a few days. Then down to one. I now haven't had a coke in over a week. I do the same thing with exercise. Just do a 5 min. cardio workout (you can even do them while sitting) video once a day for a few days. Then add something else small. Take each parts of your program and break it down into small doable bites. Slowly grow that into whatever plan you want. Good luck and keep trying. Trying is all we can do. emoticon

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