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Saturday, December 08, 2012

I'm realizing more and more how seriously I need to take this whole weight loss journey. You'd think I would have before now. Nope. I've never even dieted before. I never felt the need. Oh sure, I walked with friends on the greenways sporadically. We'd go hiking through the Great Smoky mountains and her foothills. But I never really "watched" what I ate other than watching food go from bowl to fork to mouth. If I ate around people other than a select few, I'd curb how much I ate. I'd hate to embarrass myself or others in my party. And if someone is watching me eat, like really watching me eat, I'll stop eating completely. No one should ever feel bad eating small fries from Mickey D's. I mean sure, it's starch and 230 calories and clogged arteries waiting to happen, but if the only thing you are having for lunch is a small fries and sweet tea half cut, really how guilty should you feel about an entire meal for less than 400 calories?

I know what I have to do to get where I want to be. I have the road map. Here's hoping I don't miss that left at Albuquerque *chomps carrot* emoticon
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AMANDA_TORONTO 2/5/2014 5:53PM

    I know what you mean about food guilt sometimes! I have struggled for several years with binge eating in the evening but always tried to keep it secret and hide it. Thats one thing I am determined to stop doing - no more eating in secret!

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OOLALA53 1/7/2014 12:32AM

    I don't think it's ever helpful to feel much shame about eating. It's not really necessary to being able to control ourselves. There are much more useful tactics.

You also don't have to go on a serious "diet" to learn to reduce overeating. In fact, "diets" don't really teach our bodies to be saitisfied with less. Savoring good food in adequate amounts on a regular basis can help prepare the body to slowly let go of needing extra food. Forcing the body to manage with a lot less food quickly rarely gets its cooperation.

Take it step by step, work on appetite and savoring a growing proportion of quality food before weight loss, and you'll be a different person in two years. emoticon

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GLITTERFAIRY77 12/9/2012 9:01AM

  We are right there with you, Am!!!
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SUSANBEAMON 12/9/2012 1:47AM

  i still don't take it seriously. that would mean i take me seriously, and i'm having to much fun for that. i just want to be healthier and live a long time while avoiding the nursing home.

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