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Down 0.2 X 2!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Hello Friends!

I hope all is well in your world!

I'm down another 0.2 lbs for a total of 22 lbs gone! emoticon
Honestly, I was hoping for more, but not surprised that it wasn't, & I'll tell ya why. I just got back from visiting up north about a week ago. And every time I make that trip, something happens to my psyche...I don't know if it's because we're eating out in restaurants, or that I become "bored" just sitting in the car, or just that I have too much "down time", whatever... Every time we've ventured up north in the past, I've gained weight. And I tend NOT to lose the weight I've gained, & I'll tell ya why. Because when I get home, I have the hardest time reigning in my appetite! It's the weirdest thing! I resist w/all my being any controls on portions & I CRAVE things like ice cream...comfort foods like potato soup & macaroni & cheese! I really paid attention this time I got back & really tried hard because of WW's (cause I KNEW I had to get on that scale!). I resisted tracking like the dickens! It was horrible! And my fights NOT done yet! I'm still fighting! And I know I'm doing it...& I don't seem to care! Go figure!

Well, my strategy has been to keep moving & keep tracking! It's worked thus far. I notice it's subsiding just a bit now...& I'm feeling more in control. I just wish I could figure this thing out because I really struggle every time I go up north! Although we're not planning anymore return trips now until next summer....thank goodness! This year, family is coming to visit me for NO SNOWY days for me!!! WOOHOO!!!

Alright guys, I hope everyone is doing well! Our humidity has finally broken & the days have become very pleasant, although at the moment, hurricane Sandy is gracing us with a bit of wind & rain & dark clouds since yesterday. So, just a couple of cloudy & rainy days...& then back to sunshine & warm gentle breezes! Oh, how I do LOVE living in SW Florida!

Hugs & love ya all!
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    Great job with the weight loss...hope Sandy is no where near you..take your new fall background :)
    1456 days ago
    Great job Rose, slow but steady wins the race.
    It was very good you did not gain Rose, you have done so well and you know now how you have to just keep pushing. I admire your motivation, you will get there for sure because you are determined. Hugs Pat in Maine emoticon emoticon emoticon Thanks for your friendship --Pat emoticon
    1459 days ago
    Seems to me you're doing well.
    1459 days ago
    If you could figure this out you could be a billionaire because millions of us struggle with some form of this- doing fine- allowing in our weakness, whatever that is for us, and then having a heck of a time getting back on track!
    I'm very impressed with your 22 pound loss, Rose.
    I just looked back through my reports and I have been up and down and up and down the same 5 lbs since JANUARY, despite a wt loss study, two vacations, and resuming (actually ramping Up) my ST program on Sept 1st.
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    Comment edited on: 10/26/2012 12:21:13 PM
    Oh, honey - can I ever relate. For me, once I eat high carb and high sugar foods, I lose all control. It's like my body is craving those foods and I can't control my eating. I do best when I eat low carb/low sugar as it reigns in my cravings. It's just that it seems to get harder and harder to get back on track! Now that you're home and in your normal routines, it sounds like you're getting a handle on it. Good luck with Hurricane Sandy - it will affect our weather next week bringing in lots of rain/snow! Lucky you to avoid snow this year!
    1459 days ago
    Good job, Rose! You are doing it. Steady steps...will get you there.
    You are my role model. Please send some "determination vibes" my way, LOL.
    You are doing what you must, disecting your situation to see 'why we do, what we do.'
    Going places or even eating out reminds me of 'being on vacation' or 'relaxing' and then I tend to get relaxed in my healthy eating plans. You do well to question and figure out WHY.
    Hope you are safe from Sandy. Have a great weekend!
    1459 days ago
  • JUSTA123
    Oh Lord I know the feeling, I truly think that the longer you've been over weight for me at 63 most of my life at least 50 years, it's so much easier to lose control. I tried WW because of you, figured having to get on scale in front of some one would keep me on the straight and narrow. We'll see. emoticon Have a great day my friend!
    1459 days ago
  • BAKER1009
    I know how much you love SW Florida Rose...and being from right around the same area as you, I can see why! 82 degrees yesterday!! 82! And Sunday? High is 45! OMG!!
    You must not get colds nearly as often in SW Florida either, LOL!

    emoticon on the weight loss! You're doing a wonderful job. And while things may have halted a little while you were up this way, no major damage was done. That is because you are much stronger than you are giving yourself credit for!!

    1459 days ago
    I had forgotten just where in FL you lived, Rose, but now I know. I had wondered with the hurricane news.
    1459 days ago
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