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Thursday, June 13, 2013

it's so hard to commit long-term to weight loss.
at first I was doing just great.
then came the yo-yo ing and I just couldn't get back on track.
now i'm still a bit over my lowest from last year, but am approaching that level.
but as soon as I feel 'skinny' (everything is relative, you know) the munchies take over again.
well... i'm doing smoothies (more fruit than I usually eat) but even though I make them with about half fizzy mineral water, I think they are too calorific for me.
because I feel i'm getting nowhere.
my body just won't let go!
sometimes I think I should even stop all the exercising. but last time I did that I put on forty pounds overnight.
i'm in a circulus viciosus.

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ANDYLIN90 6/14/2013 3:41AM

    This poem which was given to me by a former Weight Watcher's leader (author unknown) has always helped me when I get in that circulus viciosus. And yes, we've all been there.


When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down,
and you feel like the biggest failure in town.
When you want to give up just because you gave in
and forget all about being healthy and thin.

SO WHAT! You went over your points a bit.
It's your next move that counts, So don't
you quit!
It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change.
It's learning the skills to get back in your range.
It's telling yourself, You've done great up till now,
you can take on this challenge and beat it somehow.

It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal.
You're still gonna make it, just stay in control.
To stumble and fall is not a disgrace
if you summon the will to get back in the race.
But, often the struggler, when losing their grip,
just throws in the towel and continues to slip.
And learns too late when the damage is done
that the race wasn't over, they still could have won.

Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow,
but facing each challenge will help you grow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
the silver tint in a cloud of doubt.
When you're pushing to the brink, just refuse to submit.
If you bite it, you write it, BUT DON'T YOU QUIT!

The most meaningful words to me are:

To stumble and fall is not a disgrace
if you summon the will to get back in the race.
But, often the struggler, when losing their grip,
just throws in the towel and continues to slip.
And learns too late when the damage is done
that the race wasn't over, they still could have won.

And you CAN win because I know you won't quit.

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MCJULIEO 6/13/2013 11:34PM

    We all know exactly how that circulus viciosus works....

Hang in there.... we're all in this together!

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KAYDE53 6/13/2013 9:38PM

    Hang in there! I like smoothies, but sometimes I need something to chew too. I sometimes leave them lumpy for that reason. I make mine with Greek yogurt, fresh strawberries & half of a banana & eat it like a dessert! emoticon

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JIMDAB 6/13/2013 3:07PM

    meditate rather than eat?

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JEANNETTE59 6/13/2013 11:56AM

  Smoothies may be some of the problem. You say they contain more fruit than you usually eat.....the thing is you're drinking not eating the fruit. You are getting all the nutrients, but you're not chewing. You may well be consuming more calories, but not getting the satisfaction of biting into a piece of fruit.

You may want to to try a veggie smoothie. A mild combination is carrots, cucumbers and tomatoes.

When something isn't working for you, tweek it, but never give-up emoticon

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CANDOK1260 6/13/2013 11:49AM

    all i can tell you is don't give up you can do this rosie I have a smothie ever morining but it my big carloie of the day

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KATHRYNLP 6/13/2013 9:30AM

    It's a story most of us know all too well. Hope your eyes clear up soon! emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 6/13/2013 9:03AM

    I understand this so well. Try to keep moving, even if just baby steps, when your motivation dips.

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1CRAZYDOG 6/13/2013 9:01AM

    All I can do is encourage you not to abandon ship. Hang in there. It's hard when the body won't respond to the work we do!


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JANEATT 6/13/2013 8:58AM

    I know you can do it! You have put the work in, so don't self-sabotage. If you need a breather, just maintain where you are at. But the whole reason we do all this is to become healthier and to enjoy every day. We feel better and have fewer health problems and limitations. So pat yourself on the back for every marvelous step you've made for a healthier YOU. Then take the next step and don't sabotage yourself. Learn to live in the new body you are creating. Louie-Lily - you have a great point about the smoothies - those really aren't too many calories for a meal, and when you put some healthy oil and protein in it, it will balance the fruit sugar and actually stay with you for a long time.

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LOUIE-LILY 6/13/2013 8:12AM

    Don't give in the temptation to give up! You've been doing great! I lost it last night and munched away like there was no tomorrow! But thankfully, there was and is a tomorrow ;)
Every day we get to, and have to, start again.
Sorry about your eye. I find it's especially hard not to eat when I'm needing comfort :(
I have a smoothie every morning. I put flax seed and plant protein into it. It's high - around 250 calories or so, but it keeps me going all morning and I figure it's better than giving in to a bagel and cream cheese.
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