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Crossroads

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Here I am today much smaller by 34 lbs and two sizes. Looking good but not great just yet. Looking back I've made great strides with emotional/compulsive eating. BUT now that I've made it here, life continues to dish out problems. I am scared to death of back sliding and falling into old, easier, comfortable patterns. I don't ever WANT to go back but I also never wanted to be there in the first place! FEAR! Onederland is wonderful but I am fighting self sabotage. I can tell myself all the right things but can I keep up...? I read the term "skillpower" rath than willpower. That makes sense to me because willpower is an emotion. I am trying like hell to figure out this MIND GAME...
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MTPOETNH 1/6/2012 7:26AM

    Emotional eating is a difficult challenge and our minds do play lots of tricks on us. I have been a "yo-yo" dieter for many years and now that I am finally almost down to my goal weight (4 # to go!) I am fearful of slipping back into the old familiar habits! emoticon

I like your reference to "skill power" instead of "will power" and I think I will adopt it as a mantra this year as I struggle to maintain my weight. emoticon

Don't loose site of the fact that you have made WONDERFUL gains ( WOW loosing 34# !) in your journey. emoticon The fact your are aware of your challenges and are thinking about strategies will help you in your struggle to understand the "mind game". emoticon emoticon for sharing. Peggy

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MTPOETNH 1/6/2012 7:25AM

    Emotional eating is a difficult challenge and our minds do play lots of tricks on us. I have been a "yo-yo" dieter for many years and now that I am finally almost down to my goal weight (4 # to go!) I am fearful of slipping back into the old familiar habits! emoticon

I like your reference to "skill power" instead of "will power" and I think I will adopt it as a mantra this year as I struggle to maintain my weight. emoticon

Don't loose site of the fact that you have made WONDERFUL gains ( WOW loosing 34# !) in your journey. emoticon The fact your are aware of your challenges and are thinking about strategies will help you in your struggle to understand the "mind game". emoticon emoticon for sharing. Peggy

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CHRISKENANDKIDS 12/31/2011 9:42PM

    You can do it! I did a lot better when I finally realized I deserved to be thin. It's HARD mentally to change things and I think that's why I'm at the plateau I'm at right now but we're STRONG and healthy women and we deserve to stay that way. LET'S GO 2012! :)

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OHMEMEME 12/31/2011 8:29PM

    Post holiday weigh in was good. I played down, up, down from thanksgiving to new year but ended 3 lbs below goal set pre holiday. But yet I'm fighting guilt! I did admirably well most days but terribly failed myself on others. What's really maddening was I did well at celebrations then totally broke on junk that was not even good! Trying hard to gain perspective for the new year and the next haul of 10lbs in 10wks...mar 1st.

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