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almost half way there started paying attention Dec 26 12

Friday, June 07, 2013

This is a struggle for me. I have had ADD my whole life, come from a family of 5.
When growing up finishing all the food on your plate got rewarded. (I still eat everything on my plate compulsively) . " Waste not want not" was a bit ethic that I picked up from my parents. I can relate to part time jobs I had after school where I had 15 min to 30 min to eat etc.
In our family we competed for seconds and don't even think about asking for them until your plate was totally done.
I could eat a buffalo and never put on weight, and could not break 150 till I was 20, and I tried. I rowed competitively and wanted to get up to the top of the weight class not down to the low weight like my competition mostly.

At 67 maybe it is time to change my ways It would be easier to lose what I am trying to leave behind for the long haul. (I would like it to be a long haul)

got rewarded by the scale with the first 206.5 I have seen in a long number of years. feels good! almost half way there!
175 still the goal.
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  • DR1939
    1749 days ago
    Congratulations! What a great attitude!
    1749 days ago
    I had to clean my plate because children in Europe were starving. (My grandparents left Europe 150 years ago to escape poverty and persecution.) But the amount of food Mom put on the plate was much less than what people put on plates now.

    Congrats! It's never too late.
    1749 days ago
    1749 days ago
    I can relate. I had to clean my plate because "kids in China were starving".

    Congratulations on your accomplishments so far! I'm so happy for you!

    1749 days ago
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