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Weight and Food

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Yesterday I got on the scale and saw a dreaded number- too much for me. I've got to get back with it. Mainly I need to control my eating and stop all the snacking. I just find it hard to be so disciplined with my eating since I've always been able to eat whatever I wanted. That is all in the past though now that I'm over 50. Your metabolism changes and if you're honest with yourself you acknowledge it. I would like to ignore it-(I'm not that over weight) But my clothes are tight and it's just extra baggage I don't need. Tracking food is a discipline in itself. Exercise comes easier for me since it makes me feel good. It seems like with food though you have DENY yourself all the time. There's so many high calorie choices everywhere. UUUUGGGHHHH! But I know I can do it. It is possible and I will conquer this.
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KANOE10 6/5/2013 8:23AM

    You can do it. I am finding the same thing and I am in my 60s. I think my metabolism has slowed and it simply is not as easy to lose weight as it was.
Good for you staying strong and being ready to work on those pounds. Tracking helps with those snacks.
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MJREIMERS 6/5/2013 7:43AM

    I've learned that there are many foods that taste as good as the high calorie snacks. It takes time to adjust your body to craving healthy over high calorie. I do believe in moderation and I'll eat a cupcake every now and then, but most of the time fresh fruit with a little whip cream does just fine.

I find that my body sometimes reacts negatively to "junk food" now that I've spoiled it with healthier eating.

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MSMANDYLEE 6/5/2013 7:42AM

    You can do it!!! I am a big time snacker. On days when I track what I eat it adds up so fast. Tracking really helps keep the mindless eating under control. Good Luck! :)

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