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I Have Been on SparkPeople For 2 Years Now -

Friday, March 30, 2012

- and I weigh more than when I first started. AAGGHH. This week I hit it hard again - I have not had any alcohol, chips or chocolate (seriously I could make a meal out of that!) Sticking mainly with proteins and veggies and small portions of dairy so far. This is day 4 - I am finally getting past the cravings for chips!! I read that celery has a high sodium content. When I really want chips - I grab a stick of celery. Funny, I never tasted the salt before, but it seems to satisfy the cravings. Who knew!

Anyway - wish me luck on my journey (again!!) emoticon

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MUNCHKIN131 8/10/2012 10:27AM

    Wow 2 year, that shows something....not sure what. As I have the same problem.
I did drop about 20lbs a couple of years ago but somehow it all snuck back on.
I discovered a dehydrated like a chip. I use dehydrated green apple.
I am not a big chip person, I do like pretzels and chocolate, especially together.
I have cut way back on my sugar, as I only use either Stevia or Splenda and crystal lite. I will also use Twinggs tea and add either of the above sweetener to it.
I drink about 92 oz of water or crystal lite a day, in any combination. And I just learned that in order for my body to sweat I have to drink a lot of fluids. So I keep with the water. But truly my biggest obstacle, and I know it sounds crazy is that I don't eat enough. I can't think about food because then I won't eat it. I just have to eat it. I am very rarely hungry, so I don't have that drive to over eat.
Trying to make your self eat is just as difficult as trying not to eat. And in my case it is probably worse because I have conditioned my self to the point of looking at food an weighting what is in it and is it worth my eating it. Most of the time I would just pass. There are days I forget (I know)to eat. Yes it is not a good thing but that is the way I have become with many causing factors. I never had to worry about over eating or picking off my kids plates or finishing there food. Most of the time I can't even finish my own.
My point to this was to tell you every person has there own triggers. It may take you a while to figure it out but keep looking.
Good luck emoticon

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MARANATHA32 3/30/2012 3:47PM

    emoticon on 2 yrs! That's emoticon Don't give up! emoticon

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BILBYGIRL 3/30/2012 8:44AM

    I guess it must be tough to have been on SP for that long only to have put on even more weight. I really admire that you've put it out there and opened up your excercise and food logs - you've inspired me to do the same.

Okay - the bad news is that I had a look (lol) and noted that you're either not eating enough to keep a sparrow alive or are forgetting to put in evening meals at times. The other thing I noted was that you are eating a lot of dressings but not a lot of green veg or range of vegetables. I think that a big injection of these might increase your energy levels and help you to do more and lose some weight.

I have only joined SP recently though I am no stranger to weight loss - yo yoing and adding more to what you were before! I'm going at it this time like something I can do for the rest of my life rather than 'until I lose the weight'. I really like the tracker as it keeps me honest and gives me the choice of what I eat. For example I had icecream and diet chocolate topping tonight because I do have something a bit decadent on weight day and because with what I'd eaten tonight, I could afford it. I don't mean to sound as if I've got it together because I'm very aware that I may very well not have. I think slipping up and experimenting a bit is the name of the game but I think the tools, the articles and the people are here to help us on our way.

I think the only way we can really fail is to give up - to feel ashamed and walk away. The fact that you've hung in here is awesome so don't give up now - you've done the hardest part and that's speak it out. I really hope that you can find a path that nourishes you and makes you happy and allows you to be successful. emoticon

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