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10/11/12 1:08 P

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hi judy, the best way to "start over" is to get your good habits back. drink your 8 glasses of water, begin eating more fresh fruits and veggy's and record what you are eating each day. you can do it. emoticon

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10/3/12 8:14 P

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emoticon Judi and emoticon to the team. I don't know how I missed this. You know what they say, "when you fall off a horse you have to get right back on" Good luck emoticon

Edited by: WLIBERTY at: 10/3/2012 (20:16)
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9/22/12 4:30 A

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Hi Judi, welcome to the team.

What can I say, we've all fell of the wagon at one point or other, I've personally fell off so many times, I've got wagon wheel marks on my tuckus.

It's like trying to stop smoking, just keep plugging on and it will work out. Good Luck

Peace and long life - Jules

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9/21/12 10:29 P

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Hi Judi emoticon and Welcome!! emoticon

The others gave good advice... We all fall "off the wagon" at one time or another. You just get back up and try again. Spark People helps and everyone is very willing to help and support each other.

One of the best things I've learned is not to beat myself up over failures - they happen to all of us.

I've honestly lost count of how many times I "fell off", but I'm down 115 lbs, so the failures aren't important! What's important is that you just don't give up!
(I'm 59, 5'2" and started at 258lbs)

Hang in there!

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9/21/12 9:43 P

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emoticon Judi and emoticon to the team. We all fail at one time or another. Rhonda and Lisa gave good advice. I will add only this. Stay active on the team(s) and post often, any questions you have or anything you have learned that may help others out. We are a group that is very willing to help when we can. So hang in there with us and we will hang in there with you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon


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Try to be all that you can be. Work at it a day at a time.

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If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.
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9/21/12 7:45 P

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Hi Judi! Welcome to Sparks and to the team.

I think you just did exactly what I would advise you to: you came on here and asked for help. It really does help to have the support of those who have been there. I was in your shoes yesterday and I posted what was going on on one of my teams and within a couple hours was back on track. People on Sparks are just so supportive and understanding.

You may want to avoid foods completely that you know send you into a 'feeding frenzy' like that. I know I have to; there are several things that will do that to me and one of them is bread of any kind, especially homemade. A friend brought over 6 or 8 slices of wheat bread that she'd picked up at a church bazaar the other day and it was gone in an hour.


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Hi Judi, welcome to the team. You know the best advice I can give is to just get back on that wagon and go again. We can't be good 100% of the time so slips are only natural. We've all fallen off that wagon at one time or another, I know I have. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hi Judi, welcome!

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Welcome and hope you and your pup enjoy the journey together.

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9/21/12 1:15 P

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Welcome aboard Judi!


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9/21/12 1:06 P

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Hi, my name is Judi. I am 64 yrs old and over 40 lbs overweight. Have been most of my life! I live in a little cottage in the woods with my little dog Molly. Molly weighs 11 lbs and is a minature Daschund/Terrier mix. Molly and I walk for miles every day and she just loves to run. I have a hard time keeping up with her. I am a Diabetic with High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol. I am Bi-Polar and this is kept pretty well under control with my meds, but, I do get depressed. I have never slept well and I think it has a lot to do with weight control. I average about 3 hrs a night and then I walk around in a daze and eat all day.
I did really good when I first started on here 3 weeks ago. I bought everything for all the meals and at only what I was supposed to, but, 2 days ago I made a batch of the Apple Oatmeal Muffins and ended up eating every one of them while they were hot and I haven't stopped eating since. The 6 lbs I lost is starting to come back on.
How do you get yourself motivated again after you have "fallen off the wagon". I am getting very depressed over this and hardly got out of bed to-day.
Anybody got any good ideas for me? Thanks

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