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Low-Carbing it.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

I have decided I can't take anymore. I need to do something different. I am going to try low-carb again. Not severely low, but under 30 grams per day. I am tired of failing every day. I feel super motivated right now, and I am going to run with it.

So far I have had 3 strips of low-sodium bacon, a salad with 2 tbsp. lite vidalia onion dressing, and I am about to eat a piece of round steak and some veggies.

Wish me luck. I'm sorry you have to read about the same things almost every blog (ex. me starting over or starting a new plan).

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MOCHA2470 9/27/2012 1:50PM

    I wish I could do low carb...I love my cereal, sandwich's and pasta...I just try to make sure they are high in fiber to fill me up! Good Luck.

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RECREATING_ME 9/27/2012 12:21PM

    When you think about it, we all are starting over every day. Whether we stuck to the plan or not, when you wake up for the new day, you have to start all over again.

While seeing the long-term progress is fine, being focused on the choices being made right now helps me realize what works for me and what doesn't. Then it's just a matter of repeating what worked the next day. Having that kind of focus also helps me realize just how much better I feel and how much easier it is with day-to-day living.

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MOONSTORMER 9/27/2012 1:35AM

    we are all like madonna - need to keep reinventing ourselves. or at least our approaches to this journey. keep trying new approaches until something works for you

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HOPEFULHIPPO 9/26/2012 10:29PM

    clearly we don't mind reading about it...that's what we are here for don't cha know? LOL You'll find what works for you and then you'll be more apt to WANT to stick with it. Consistency, that seems to be the key.

and don't worry, we've got your back


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LUCKEYRN11 9/26/2012 2:03PM

    I have been thinking about instituting the Bob Rule - No carbs after lunch.

Good luck!

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FITGRL124 9/26/2012 1:11PM

    Good luck!! :)

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STEPHHAYES227 9/26/2012 12:40PM

    our bodies need carbs, so if you are feeling run down, just try different sources like fruits, veggies, root veggies, nuts. Not processed carbs. Good luck and don't beat yourself up. You are here and you keep trying

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EDDYMEESE 9/26/2012 12:28PM

    I totally get it! I did so great on South Beach and then had a wedding, family from out of town, etc..that was a month ago and I still can't get my butt back in gear!

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 9/26/2012 12:22PM

    I love low carb! Good luck with it!

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Update on the Wallet Theft.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Well, I guess I can't really say theft. But still. A woman called me from the ID tag inside the wallet and she said there was no money in it but she would return it to me tomorrow. The kicker? She picked it up RIGHT after it flew off my car. She was at the gas station at the same time as I was! I remember her! But there was somehow no money in it from some other person, ha! Yeah right! Oh well. I am glad she is being a half-good Samaritan. I am meeting her at the gas station tomorrow to get it back. Hope she shows up.

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MTNGRL 9/21/2012 10:12PM

    Funny how that money disappeared isn't it! With ID theft I think I would still change things...but I don't trust people much anymore.

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BARCLE 9/21/2012 3:28PM

    I hope she turned up!

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FITGRL124 9/20/2012 10:52AM

    Sorry I'm just now catching up. Yesterday was so busy!

Wow - I guess it's good that you're getting your wallet back even though the money is gone. Bummer!


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HOPEFULHIPPO 9/19/2012 7:03PM

    whew! Thank goodness you are getting your wallet back!!

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BARCLE 9/19/2012 3:55PM

    grrr how horrible that the money has just 'disappeared' I hope it all turns out alright and she does the right thing by you emoticon

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ALLIEALLIE2 9/19/2012 3:35PM

    Well at least you won't have to replace your id's...sorry for the loss of your $$ that sucks:(

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The Plan.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

This is the plan for me and my mom. We are having a competition to see who reaches their goal weight first. We each have 30 lb. to lose to reach goal weight. My goal weight is 125.

The first weigh-in is for October 31st, which I mentioned last blog. The second weigh-in for the final goal date is December 25th. I want a Christmas gift to myself: my new body.

In other news, I drove off from the gas station with my wallet on top of my car and someone snatched it from the middle of the road in the time it took me to turn around and drive back three blocks on a busy intersection. I searched both sides of the road, so someone stopped at the light and opened their door and grabbed it within 5 minutes of it landing down. I essentially saw it fly off, so I know it was only five minutes OR LESS. Nice, people. Jeez! Now I have to buy another new license, plus get a new school ID which I have to pay for, too! This is not mentioning the twenty dollars and change and insurance cards and other unmentionables that were in there.

Lame. And this day started off amazingly. I ate a healthy breakfast of a ViSalus shake and walked on the treadmill at 3.3 mph for 20 minutes. I felt good. I am at school now, about to go to class, so please pray for my sanity today!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 9/19/2012 7:11PM

    we live in desperate times... emoticon

but, karma IS a bitch.


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ALLIEALLIE2 9/19/2012 2:01PM

    Bummer! Hope your day turns around asap! Awesome challenge for you and your mom! :) It's going to be a merry x-mas!!

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CJADERUN 9/19/2012 10:06AM

    Hopefully it will be returned to you. This happened to me--my wallet was turned in to my high school because it had my HS ID card. I hope you see it soon for all your ID and insurance cards!

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RAENORM 9/19/2012 10:03AM

  Awe man that sucks that a person could do that so quickly. However, I hope the competition goes well for you! emoticon It sounds like a great goal.

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Fall Challenge is On!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My Mom came over today and we had a nice long visit. We are going to do a challenge. Halloween is 6 weeks and 1 day away. Here are the goals:

- Weigh 137 lb. by October 31st
- Weigh in daily
- Exercise 4 times per week
- Eat healthy

I am getting a reward for reaching my goal: highlights!

I weigh 155 lb. today. That'll mean I will have to lose 18 lb. in 6 weeks and 1 day. I can do it!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 9/19/2012 12:36AM

    ROWR!! you can do this!!!

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FITGRL124 9/18/2012 2:13PM


I KNOW you can do this!

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My Eating Disorder is Back.

Monday, September 17, 2012

I am going to come clean and admit to a past of compulsive overeating and binge eating disorder. I have noticed in the last few weeks that my binging is back. I had stopped for years, but now it's back and I am up 2 more lb. to 155 lb. today.

What do I do?

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RECREATING_ME 9/17/2012 3:53PM

    You are definitely not alone in this, and we are all here to help. emoticon

The journaling is great advice because it brings heightened awareness about what you are doing and why. Getting enough sleep is also important. I have the hardest time with overindulging when I am getting tired at the end of the day. If I don't listen to those cues, I get a terrible case of the munchies!

This healthy living thing is not an exact science. Just let what happened the day before stay in the past and start each day anew with strategies that will lead you to success!

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PERSISTANT123 9/17/2012 11:15AM

    As it has been suggested by others, start journaling what you are eating, when, and what your feelings are when you are eating. If you can find the trigger that makes you binge, you can work on that to get it back under control.

I'm working on the same thing right now, so you are not alone.

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DAVEED 9/17/2012 10:33AM

    Thanks for being honest. Get back to it and don't feel guilty. Change is never easy.

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FITGRL124 9/17/2012 10:12AM

    I am sorry that you're experiencing this again. First, kudos to coming here to blog. I am proud of you for doing that!! As far as your eating disorder, have you ever talked to anyone professionally?

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LIVINGFREE19 9/17/2012 9:54AM

    Looks like you have already been given the advice you need to conquer this. It all takes time.
You can conquer this, please be diligent!

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SWIMMING_CAT 9/17/2012 9:04AM

    First of all, emoticon
Then, I say the same as everybody else : find your trigger and work on it!
I've been a binge-eater for years before actually realizing it!
Once I decided to take control of the problem, I was able to find the cause (I could/would not communicate my feelings and emotions and was eating to numb my pain). It took a lot of work, but I was able to overcome the binges. I'm still working on the communicating part.
The thing you have to understand right now is that there is hope! And there is help!
Opening up about it is a great step and you can be proud of yourself!

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TEMPERANCE88 9/17/2012 8:37AM

    Good for you for reaching out when you need it! That alone was a great first step. I agree with what others here have said: journal. Journal what you eat and why you ate it. That can really help. Also, maybe start a thread on the message boards asking other compulsive overeaters what they do when binging hits. That can be really, really helpful.

Whatever you do, you'll be able to pull through. You've been doing an awesome job, and you can keep pushing through. We believe in you!
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DEBBIELCG 9/17/2012 7:55AM

    Keep a log of what you eat when you eat and what emotions you were feeling.

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NJJ-EXERCISE30 9/17/2012 7:08AM

    First what is happening in your life? It is not about the food. I am a compulsive overeater- I say that even though I have chosen not to overeat for quite some time. I do not even remember the last time- it has been that long. You need to take one day at at a time. Look into overeaters on the web. www.oa.org emoticon emoticon Little steps and stop beating yourself up. emoticon

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LINDAMARIEZ1 9/17/2012 7:06AM

    I would start journaling! what you eat and what stress you have! work on the stresses! watch those carbs! they make you want more food! Take a deep breathe! You can do it one day at a time or 1 hour at a time or one meal at a time!!!! Two pounds isn't bad! You noticed in time and i am proud of you!
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