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    SPUDLOVER   2,081
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Yep...here I am again in all my glory (-:

Monday, August 03, 2009

So many temptations and so little discipline.

My goal this time is to learn discipline to combat my compulsiveness. The "If I want it I get it. Don't tell me I can't" attitude is hard to break. If I try I get aggravated and irritable. Got to learn that control can be my BFF.
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SPUDLOVER 8/3/2009 10:15PM

    Thank you Patti. I appreciate your support. You're right that it helps to have some kind of support.

Last year I lost about 16 pounds. I really cut way back on the Dr. Pepper and drank more water (and tea) plus I told myself that it's OK to feel hungry. Generally a the least little flicker of hunger (and most people probably wouldn't even consider it "hunger") I reach for something to eat. After telling myself that it was OK to feel hungry....even let my stomach growl. It's not an emergency. Drink water...if I'm still hungry then have something to eat. It worked pretty good because I was trying to train myself that it is not necessary to panic at the first sign of hunger...at least not at this point in my life.

But for some reason my plan poofed out of my brain after I lost the 16 pounds and I gained it back....and more.

What I know is that I should not eat the way I ate when I was younger and more active....unless, of course, I get more active. I also know that the stomach is about the size of a fist so I'll try to keep that in mind this time when I take out portions of food. One thing I'd like to remember is to try my best to eat food that actually have food value instead of empty calories.

Food commercials are sometimes torture. Plus I love to cook and watch the Food Network a bunch which can send me spiraling too sometimes. Guess I should only watch the healthy cooking shows, huh?

I'd like to hear more about you and your daughter's journey to health and wellness (-:

Phyllis

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LAUTAYMAC 8/3/2009 2:30PM

    I hear ya. I start out doing great and the something happens(could be anything) then I start to back slide. This is so hard! My 13 year old daughter has started putting on weight,so we have teamed up. I really do believe we need a support system,whether it is a friend or spark people or whatever. I like what you said about control being your BFF. I also like to think of hunger pains as my BFF. Good luck with all your endeavors. I'm here if you need. Patti in Tn. emoticon

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