Judi and 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!!
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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.
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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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