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The Value of Support

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Many of us have started this track more than once and I don't know about you but support can make you or break you. I think one of the reasons I feel more confident on this start, aside from my own determination, is the support I'm receiving from my DH.

He always wants to know how I've done on my workout, what's on my menu for the day and how I'm feeling. In the past I had a real problem with friends/family unconsciously (hopefully it was unconscious) sabotaging my efforts. It's not happening this time and I believe mainly it's due to my husband's support.

It's my hope that each of us have at least one person there cheering us on to the finish line.

God Bless You

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BUCKLEN81 2/3/2010 5:38PM

    I'm glad you have support. My husband is the one who wants me to lose weight but he is also the one that brings ice cream, cookies, chips, etc. to bed at night when I am wishing I had some calories to spare! He keeps saying he should exercise with me and he will one day but doesn't. He is also the one who doesn't like to try new foods and doesn't usually like when I cook something healthy so it's hard to cook for me and him too. He's one who gets up every morning and has lost a lb. or two. He is 51 and weighs what he weighed in high school. He can't understand why it is hard for me to lose when I've been trying for so long and if I'm doing the right things, I should be losing. Oh well, story of my life - should have, could have, would have. If I ever get to the end of this journey I will probably die of a heart attack of disbelief!!

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I'm Actually Full

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

I've always heard and/or read that if you're eating healthy, you're going to fill full longer and are less likely to "bad" snack in between or at night. After almost a month (woohoo) of healthy eating, I'm finding it's true.

Last night was my first ahhhaa moment. It had been about two hours since supper and I was messing around on the computer. I glanced down at the clock and I couldn't believe I wasn't hungry. To some this may not mean much, but to me it was WOW. For me not to NEED to have a late night snack was very unusual. So, eating healthy is for sure a habit I want to maintain.

Hang in everyone.

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DENVERSMSDAWN 2/3/2010 11:27PM

    Good for you! I'm still wanting something every evening....hungry right now as a matter of I'll look forward to being where you are now. Keep it up.

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TRENTDREAMER 2/2/2010 9:28PM

    Yeah, I remember the first time I went to my favorite pizza joint and felt this sense of, "blah I can't eat the two slices, chips and candy bar". I ordered 1 slice and had the chips and that was it. I was full. That was when I started to realize that the war was coming to an end!

You hang in there as well!

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SUZZYBFIT 2/2/2010 9:27PM

    Way to go. It is true. I found that night snacking was merely a habit and once I developed the habit of NOT eating after dinner the feeling of hunger didn't return.
I do allow myself a cup of tea at 9:00 but sometimes I just opt for water.

Good gooing friend. Keep up the good work.

HugsSuzzy emoticon

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The Last Restart

Monday, February 01, 2010

It appears I'm not alone in "restarting". I came back to SP and was surprised to see I first joined in October 2007. First emotion was WOW that long ago, and then of course aggravation that I'd wasted all this time.

Now, approaching the BIG 50 emoticon, I've decided it's time to get serious and make the other side the healthy-feel good side. I have six wonderful children and five incredible grandchildren (yes I know I'm prejudice) and a super husband that I want to enjoy many more years with and I don't want to watch from the sidelines.

So with that said, January 8th saw me taking control of my eating habits and opening up my Wii Fit I'd bought months ago and then January 29th coming back to SP. In this short time I'm already finding the motivation and accountability I need.

Here's to a last restart journey with the goal achieved at the end.

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TEGOCHU 2/1/2010 10:36PM

    Omg, I know exactly what you mean! I just restarted here on SP January 4th and was sad to see that I had first joined in July 2007, only to have my account go unused for so long!

This is DEFINITELY the last restart for me though! I have a solid support system in place and I'm already getting into the healthy habits I need to achieve my goal!


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CHEFKATLEANER 2/1/2010 10:30PM

    you're definitely not alone in restarting. I myself have just restarted (January 17) and I've been a SP member since February (or maybe October) 2006.

Keep us updated on your progress! You can do it. :)

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NUTWHALEY 2/1/2010 10:28PM

    Hi Sharkar02,
Welcome to the restart, where we find the wagon has been waiting for us. You're not alone... it happens when we're ready. Take advantage of the Wii and pick up lots of games. It helps to vary things up!

I'm rooting for you and look forward to hearing you reach your goal by your 50th birthday! emoticon


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