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Monday, September 24, 2012

Half of getting what you want is knowing what you have to give up to get it. -Bill Phillips, EAS
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    I think there is a lot more to just wanting to eat all the time. Perhaps you can seek out counseling for a bit.You can not sabotage what you have gone through to prepare yourself for all this.I gained so much back all for the over indulgence of food, everyday I wake up I struggle to get back, I am slowly doing it. It is not easy ,but I was a person that wanted instant results but I know it comes with looking at every thing I do & think to get there. I was a person that jumped head first into something & got so burnt out I quit, not this time I have a plan down & I have people that are helping me to get there. I have a nutrionist counselor I talk to. Believe it or not I indulge in a deep muscle massage every few weeks. I had my first one a few weeks ago. I get it to relax myself as a treat. I started to look at everything so many things I was leaving out. The counseling helps to keep me focused. I wish you well & I look forward to your video's & blogs
    1879 days ago
    I agree! Great video. You've got the physical covered aka surgery but now is time to address the mental part of this journey, the cravings addictions etc. They don't just go away. Maybe there is a program that you can use as an additional tool to help with cravings, personal counseling, or OA.

    1880 days ago
  • JUDY106
    Please, Please check out the Smart Technique automatic Fat Loss Program. this addresses the mind set. I found that it has been a heaven sent to me along with my gastric by-pass surgery. i did the same thing you are doing after the surgery. loss weight but not like I should of because of not being able to eat correctly. I even gained some of the weight back after 3 yrs. I told myself all the things you are telling yourself now. after going through this program I am doing so much better and have lost 32 lbs. i use the Sparkpeole tools everyday and this program. It is going to be a battle all my life, but i am amazed how much easier it has been since I started using the program. the web site is www.provida.com/SMART i feel for you so much. i do not have any connection to this company. it is working for me and my sister so I hope you will check it out too. HUGS Judy
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    1881 days ago
    Hi Rose,

    I am on my lunch hour and it is almost over, so I only got to listen to half of your blog, but I will listen to it in full later.

    I just want to tell you that it is really good that you are cognizant of your trigger foods and the need to choose well. I think that once food is processed, whether in cereal or crackers, etc, it loses its nutrients and they have to be added in. So the best foods are those in their purest form, the way Jehovah designed them. Fruit, vegetables, legumes, and so forth.

    Got to get back to work. Love ya!
    1882 days ago
    It sounds like you are realizing what it is going to take to succeed. There are certain foods I can't have in the house at this point, so I understand that. There are a few things that I have allowed back into the house now that I am on Day 29 of my streak.

    It might help you to go back and watch some of your pre operation vlogs! Take care.
    1882 days ago
    Dear Rose,
    It's like your talking to me. I cheated on my surgery. My husband wanted to go to Ryan's steak house so I cheated.

    I'm on solid food but I know I'm not supposed to eat and drink at the same time.

    No excuses. I start again today.

    I'm 3 years in and still having trouble but you'll do better.

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    1882 days ago
    Very nice quote.
    1882 days ago
    WOW! 26# in 2 months!! I can really see the weight loss in your face o your blog. GREAT JOB!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!!! Keep up the good job!! It will be worth it!!!

    1882 days ago
    Great post and insight to really analyze what you are and should be doing. Yoou have come a long way emoticon emoticon
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  • PATTYR81
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    I like how you have the insight to talk through what you have invested into your journey for yourself. You hit it on the nail: you have come so far for so long and will not give up on yourself!!! We certainly won't!

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    1882 days ago
    Chin up, dear fellow sleever (and you only have one)! We are striving for persistence, not perfection. And I agree with losing30towin -- you are beautiful, your face has definitely reflected the weight loss, and you are looking so much healthier now than your first videos. Focus on your victories, not on your obstacles.

    1882 days ago
    First I have the need to tell you what a very pretty woman you are. I have seen your other videos and I can tell you have lost weight in your face.

    I have know a couple of people who have gone through the surgery you had. One had it done by a facility that offered a live support group for those that had the surgery. They would meet one to three times a week. They would discuss the mind vs body like the topics you are discussing. She found it helpful. I know there is a team here on Spark for those that had the surgery but sometimes seeing others in person who live in your area and you can relate to the restaurants around town helps as well.

    Thank you for sharing and being so honest and insightful. You have a charm about you that is quite appealing.

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    1883 days ago
    I believe you will get it right too. One change I can see already, is you look well. Your hair is down (first time I've seen it that way) and its gorgeous. You are on your way. If your daughter could speak with knowledge, she'd say "throw it all away mom, if you cant eat it, I wont eat it". Love you.
    1883 days ago
    I am glad you have posted an update...I have been eager to hear how things are going for you. I figured it would be tough and it is, as I can see.
    I found it interesting that the same things that you are fighting...desire for crunch, salt, whatever and the idle "few here, few there" nibbling are problems MANY of us struggle with. I know I do.
    Just recently read something that might help with the mental mindset. Instead of telling yourself..or anyone else "I can't" say "I DON'T". Empower yourself. Can't is deprivation. Don't is authority speaking.

    This was an interesting verbal message to yourself. It is interesting to me how you go back and forth between "you" and "I" as you speak. As always, you do an in depth analysis. You've thought it all through now Rose. Time to do it. You DON'T nibble...you DON'T let those cheerios tempt you.

    You WILL be the slim, trim and totally beautiful person you are aiming for. emoticon
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