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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

That's about all I can say right nowl. Everiything here is very stressful and stress doesn't give much room for thinking about eating right or exercising. I have tried to walk some but can't get into a consistent pattern. I am drinking more water but not enough. It's hard to find time to write down my foods. I am an emotional wreck.
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CABAJA48 6/18/2009 12:34PM

  I pray God bless your situations so that this stress leaves your life.
We all know how stress can shut us down. Hang in there. emoticon

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PAM1984 6/17/2009 10:05AM

    Good Morning SassyLady...Sounds like you need a shoulder. Stop by anytime. I definitely can relate to how stress can take over your life and how taking care of oneself is not a priority during time of stress. Stress and lack of respect for myself and discipline is why I am fat. I will be your buddy if you would like. Stop by and let me know what you think. It is time to put a little positive in your life and build on that. Hang in there. Pam

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JENNY712 6/16/2009 11:35PM

    Hello! When I decided to just enjoy the journey, it was a big help! One day at a time! I am on a journey to good health with God’s help. I am not on a diet! I have found diets do not work for me! Habit change works for me! I love the Strength training on this site; It has help me improve my exercise program, I do it three times a week! I started slow and have built up to what I do now, over time! Just Keep it simple, and slow is my motto!

The book by Joyce Meyer "Look Great Feel Great" has taught me so much: Like how diets mess up the matabolism. Hope this helps: "Metabolism is simply the process by which your body breaks down, or metabolizes your food and converts it into energy. We literally burn the food to power ourselves, just as your car burns gasoline for power.”

"When your metabolism feels sluggish, that means you are creeping along, stuck in first gear. You aren’t burning much energy, which means you don’t have much energy. That is not a fun place to be—for your brain. You feel down, uninspired. You can’t quite wake up, while others seem to zoom past you.” (Much left out) Not only does the body store energy for the lean times in the future, it also tries to be careful about the rate at which it uses these resources. You probably run your household the same way. If you get a promotion you loosen up the purse strings a bit. Maybe your build an addition, or go on fancier vacations. You know more is coming in, so why not spend a little? On the other hand, if you lose your job, you immediately cut back on expenses to get by as long as possible on your savings. …. Your body works the same way. assumes that hard times are here, and it does what it can to get you through. It says, “Whoa, let’s slowwwwww things down a little until some good food comes along.” It turns off the lights, turns down the heat, and tries to travel as little as possible. It slows your metabolism." Why diets backfire!
“You see why diets wreck metabolism. Any diet that tries to achieve weight-loss by drastically cutting back on the number of calories you eat is doomed, because it’s based on a misunderstanding of how the human body works. ..Logic says: “eat les, burn more, lose weight. And yes, that is the path to weight loss. The only way to lose weight is to burn more calories per day than we consume. When this happens, the body liquidates your fat reserves and burns them to make up the extra calories. You literally melt the fat right off your body!” … Once your food intake goes way down………… it is going to lower your metabolism to match the new amount of food coming in. This explains the classic dieting dilemma most of us are all too familiar with. “I’ve seen this happen with my daughter. Years ago, Laura wanted to lose weight, so I designed a special calorie-restriction diet for her. She followed it to the letter. She lost a couple of pounds, then nothing! Diets don’t just offer limited weight loss. You can also feel sluggish, depressed, and you crave “real food.” Soon you start sneaking forbidden foods and slipping off the diet. And the weight comes back with a vengeance! You seem to have more fat than before.” That is because your body is happy to add an extra pound of fat but refuses to give up one; those pounds go on easer than they come off. ..When your metabolism is slow you are not doing much. You tend to lose muscle. The more you work a muscle the bigger it gets and the less you use it the more it shrinks.”……..

“”The good news is that there are plenty of things you can do to fix this situation! The key is to eat normal, balanced diet and to engage in activities that keep your metabolism purring along at an energetic clip. Do this and you will gradually shed any excess pounds, until you are at a healthy weight. Remember, the goal is not just to be thin, but to be healthy and weigh what is right for you." God bless you! Hope this helps! (From Joyce Meyers Book: Look Great Feel Great 12 Keys to Enjoying a Healthy Life Now!)

P.S. I take it one step at a time! One day at a time! I am in no hurry! I am in this for the rest of my life! My loss is not fast but it is steady! I just relax and enjoy the journey. My water I measure out and put it in the cooler daily. No fuss! I try to keep it simple! God bless you!

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HELLOMACKITTY 6/16/2009 8:34PM

    I agree with all you have said. Stress is not conducive to being consistent. Hand in there and don't beat yourself up too bad. emoticon

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