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7/29/14 5:35 P

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Thanks for your advice. I have been eyeballing it and not eating on my calories just in case I am not accurate.

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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 16,007
7/29/14 5:23 P

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How do you know what to log, if you don't know how much it measures or weighs? Tough to stay in the proper calorie range if you can't say for sure what those calories are.


Eyeballing is a road to failure, as people underestimate the amounts in front of them.
Guessing 4 ounces of meat when it is actually 6... guessing 1T salad dressing when it is actually 3. It is true that the most successful losers weigh and measure everything!




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7/29/14 3:36 P

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No, I am not weighing and measuring. I am logging though.

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7/29/14 3:10 P

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Are you weighing and measuring - and logging - ALL you eat?

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
~ 7 Years in Tibet
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7/27/14 5:53 P

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Thanks, I am drinking more water and haven't had any sweets for 3 weeks. The scale hasn't budged.

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7/27/14 5:50 P

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Maybe try to think of a few small changes to help you get healthy to start so you are not overwhelmed. They are very lucky to have you to take care of them.



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7/27/14 5:13 P

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Thank you for your encouragement.

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Wow. I know this must be quite a challenge after you have already raised your own. But, because you love these little ones and need to be there for them, just think about how much they need you to be as healthy as possible as your motivation whenever you become stressed. You are blessing them so much by being there for them. :-)

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For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

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Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


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7/12/14 10:22 P

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Those kids should be all the motivation you need!
If you don't take care of yourself, who will take care of them?

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
~ 7 Years in Tibet
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7/12/14 10:08 P

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In February of 2013, I began taking care of my 2 great-grandchildren. It was supposed to be temporary, however because of circumstances it has become permanent. We are almost finished with adopting them. Ages(4 & 5.) I stopped caring for myself to take care of them and have gained 20 pounds. I need help to get motivated to get healthy,

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