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Weekly Weigh-Ins Instead of Daily

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Prior to seven months ago, when I started this healthier eating lifestyle, I hadn't weighed myself since 1980. Suddenly, there I was on the scale and I understand that it serves as one of the markers of progress. However, I just can't do the daily weigh-ins anymore. It drives me nuts to see the fluctuations and think it'll be a saner approach for me to just wait and do them on Monday mornings.

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BEFIT014 4/23/2009 10:53AM

    Daily weigh-ins? Goodness! That would drive me insane, too emoticon Every 2 weeks is what I do.

Good luck to you! You're doing really emoticon

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ARTHURTOM 4/23/2009 7:19AM

    I've gone to once a month weigh ins. I also measure myself once a month as well. It is less taxing on your mental psyche as you bottom out and the pounds don't come off as fast as they did and there are fluctuations that will make you crazy if you let them.

Doing it once a month makes me more disciplined as when I get closer to weigh in day it strengthens my resolve to follow my plan and do what's right so those numbers will be at or below where I'd like them to be.

Don't let the scale drive you crazy!


Toss that sucker out the window!


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Food, Food Everywhere! A Nation of Obsessive Eaters.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I've started to attend more professional networking meetings and, sure, I know by now how to resist urges to eat badly - even when I'm hungry. But, wow, it's just amazing how much we Americans pack away at one sitting! Food is such a part of every single type of event we attend, every single thing we do. I just returned from another meeting and it was like watching train wrecks around me - people shoving things into their mouth like it was their last meal. It's not that it's that much of a temptation for me as it is just plain annoying to have to see so much junk food as a normal part of daily life. I guess I'm just grouchy right now and venting. But I'm sick of the sport eating, and I feel thankful that I am getting farther away from the impulses I used to give into.

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7REBACCA7 4/22/2009 9:40AM


aayes i sure agree with you.We make chewing and swallowing a national pastime what a shame i also have woke up to what i did for 20 years cried many tears of shame and disgrace then found in my case cause food and sugar addition a terrible allergy to sugar which caused me to feel good and then led to binging to get this feeling never worked until gave up refined sugarHave you heard about the women who started to wake up grouchy but decided not to because he was sleeping so well,just let him rest hee hee rebacca7 loved your post emoticon then emoticon

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CINDIDIT 4/22/2009 7:19AM

    I know what ya mean, as a waitress I see that all the time. The child will say they want milk, parent says, dont ya want a hot chocolate. Okay. Or they talk them into a 16 ounce juice, and then refill it twice, while the obese child eats his ff, fried chicken. The calories are enough to feed an adult the whole day.

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HEATHHILL 4/22/2009 5:35AM

    I had the same feelings you are having about food when I stopped smoking. I was just so sad for people who still smoked since I had made the committment to stop. It's been 12 or so years now, and I don't really notice it anymore. I don't think food will be the same way, though, since as you say, it's just everywhere and it's sometimes very hard to find a healthy choice at some places. Good for you for changing your habits. Maybe you'll rub off on just one person and spread the spark!!

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BINEMELLES 4/22/2009 4:19AM

    it's funny how much more we realise things like this once we've come to a healthier "understanding" of food. yesterday a very voluminous lady with 2 sweet little kids was in front of me at the cashier at my supermarket, and she was unloading mountains of salty , greasy and sugary stuff onto the belt, crackers, candy bars, mini custards, sweetened yogurts, frozen pizza, soft drinks. there was not a single fruit or veggie among it. i had to bite my tongue real hard not to ask "do you plan to feed THAT to your kids?"
we don't have the right to intrude into other people's lives, but sometimes i wish people would just wake up and realise that they can't go on treating their bodies like wastebins forever.

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Sometimes I Just Want to Forget All This

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

It gets old to be constantly thinking of food intake, calorie counting, exercise, etc. I just want to turn my brain off and not have to focus on it for awhile. But I know I have to keep on top of it in order to succeed. I sometimes fight what's in my own best interest.

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SPARKLESSENCE 4/21/2009 2:29PM

    Jesse, if you keep nattering away at all this anyway, eventually it will feel a little less burdensome - I promise! I maintained my goal weight years ago for several years (my record - lol!). As long as I stayed mindful of the food/exercise combo I did at the time, the weight stayed off beautifully. And I just have a feeling you will succeed at this! - Sara emoticon

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BINEMELLES 4/21/2009 5:01AM

    oh girl ... what can i say?
looking at yesterday's post i realise this is mostly impatience. so don't give up now ... you know this is not just a diet you do until you reach your goal weight, but you know you will have to keep up the exercise and the control of food intake for the rest of your life.
so i guess you'll have to find a way you can live with, without feeling you're constraining or depriving yourself all the time. once this lifestyle becomes a routine you will not feel so much like you constantly have to monitor every little thing. but building a routine takes time.
remember that cookie you rejected a few days ago? healthy choices are already becoming second nature to you. hold on now. your life is changing for the better, ever so slowly.
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MARSHA74 4/21/2009 3:40AM

    dont lose heart... read your blog that you wrote only 4days ago.... body parts returning....think of how great that feeling dont want to lose that x emoticon

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Suddenly I'm In Such a Rush to Lose the Rest of this Weight

Monday, April 20, 2009

Today it hit me like a tidal wave... I can't stand the rest of this fat hanging around and feel like I might start being in a big hurry to get it off my bones. It's important to be careful and do healthy, wise eating. And to keep focus that there are no shortcuts. I just hate the feeling of having the rest of this weight on me. It feels like a million lbs instead of just 17 more.

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SPARKLESSENCE 4/20/2009 4:27PM

    Those last few pounds - and that last little bit of fat! - seem to be released from our bodies so slowly! What frustration! Stay with healthy eating and exercising...nothing else really works in the long run. You're so close now! I'm rooting you on!! - Sara emoticon

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SCOOTERXS 4/20/2009 11:34AM

    I know what you mean -- "hurry up already". Try not to focus on the weight-loss, it will drive you crazy. Try some new exercises, get outdoors for a hike, fill in your spare time with physical activities to distract your attention from food. Learn something new (dance class perhaps?). The time will go by quicker when you're not watching the days of the month or the minutes on a clock. Keep up the good work!

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CINDIDIT 4/20/2009 9:38AM

    I think we all get like that. I know I do. Thats when I have to focus more on how far I have come instead of how far there is to go. We magnify it in our heads, and we want it now, right now. But looking at from a bystanders view, they would only be thinking about how well you have done, not about whats left to do.

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BAMACHICK39 4/20/2009 9:14AM

    I know how you feel I have been doing alot of exercise to tone up and I have all this extra flab and I cant get it toned fast enough

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Getting Rid of Fat Clothes

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I am sorting out my sizes and giving my fat clothes to charity. These bigger sizes don't fit me anymore and when I have a split-second thought that maybe I should hold onto them "just in case," I banish that thought immediately. I cannot ever allow fatness again. It was the most miserable of states to be in and caused a lot of collateral damage that I'm still working to repair. I still have work to do on these weight issues.

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JULIA_NICOLE 4/21/2009 8:00AM

    I just got rid of all my fat clothes. I spent prob $1500 in clothes over the past year that I just gave away now I am left with 3 shirts 1 pair of pants and 1 skirt.... BUT I know I wont be gaining weight to fit into the old cothes again. I guess thats how it goes.

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FIT_ARTIST 4/20/2009 12:09AM

    I did the same thing. Tossed out (or gave away) all the BIG stuff. Bought a bunch of NEW stuff. Plus all the SKINNY jeans I HAD been hanging onto were NEW again! emoticon emoticon

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CHATIONE1 4/19/2009 5:49PM

    I know exactly how you feel, I thought of holding on to a few items of clothing just in case. But as yourself, I don't want any reminder of my heavy-ness. I gave all of my clothes to the Goodwill. Keep up your good work. emoticon

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PEDIPOD 4/19/2009 2:25PM

    Hey, Slimmer -- this is just GREAT!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon!!!
I love that you THOUGHT about keeping them, but decided there would be no JUST IN CASE!! That took guts. You spent the money on the clothes and were a different person wearing them and those days are over. As the slimmer you emerges it is great that you can celebrate in new duds! Congrats!!

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ARTHURTOM 4/19/2009 1:05PM

    I took everything that was too big for me and tossed it in the collection box that is conveniently located outside my gym...


...felt damn good to stand there and put those clothes in there and they are then taken and sorted and put to use around the world for those less fortunate either by being used by the less fortunate or the funds from the resale being used to benefit the less fortunate.


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