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Thursday, August 08, 2013

These past two weeks, I've had almost nonstop grandchildren. A good thing in many ways, of course. A disaster-in-the-making in others!

I've learned a lot about how and why I gained and re-gained for so many years. We've done special things, many of which included special foods. Like, when Trish and Rebecca were here, I fixed quite a few of their favorites. We went to a KC baseball game. We had several dinners/parties with the other Fulton family. And I ate - and overate.

Now that I have at least one grandson with me almost all the time, as David works out his move in with us, I'm fixing more snacks. And eating more snacks. I've also noticed (in retrospect) how often I've finished that quarter of a beef patty, or that last spoonful of cottage cheese, or..., or..., or..... You get the picture.

And, while I haven't been an after-supper eater for a long time, I've started in again. Stress? Because I "deserve" it after all that kid time?

Anyway, I'm really struggling with out-of-control eating right now, and I've got some major learning/re-learning to do! Self-discipline just isn't cutting it. I've got to come up with more (better?) reasons to make better choices before I'm right back on the yo-yo track again!
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DEEEBEE 8/13/2013 5:24PM

    Like you, I'm a grandma. Years ago...in the last century!...when I had my babies, I was warned by an aunt that if I finished up the kids' food, I would gain weight. It doesn't seem like much, and who wants to waste food, but it's wasted anyway, isn't it, if it goes into our bodies and turns to extra pounds. And then...it's commonly thought that grandmas cook and bake, i.e., "Grandma's home cooking" or "like Grandma used to make" or "Grandma's house (where kids get treats/cookies)." I can provide treats to the kiddoes as long as I don't eat them myself. AND I have to track my food, or it gets away from me and I start gaining weight. Best to you!

DeAnne, Missourians Team

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1CRAZYDOG 8/8/2013 5:22PM

    ((((HUGS))))) Changes, good or bad, are emotionally difficult. **SILGH**

Good luck getting things sorted out!

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REMEMBER_THIS 8/8/2013 12:13PM

    It's hard to change bad habits after many years.
I too am trying to get back into the game. I'm putting washed carrots, celery, and fruit in the refrig. That way instead of grabbing a cookie or something fattening I'm going to chomp on those. I also toast almonds, they're great, good for you and have a great crunch. Plus they travel in your purse nicely. I always have them!!!
At first I think its constant awareness eventually it becomes natural. We just have to get there!
Don't give up, stay with it, and always keep trying.
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Take care!
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CAROL494 8/8/2013 12:01PM

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