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9/8/11 11:51 P

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So... made it through the day without a Coke or any chocolate. Yay for me! The only reason I did is because I had a doctor's appointment this afternoon so I wasn't in the house. However I did bypass the vending machine in the doctor's office, and avoided stopping anywhere that sold candy or drinks. So I guess I do have something to congratulate myself on after all :)

I don't know if this is the start of a new trend or not. I hope so. I'm also hoping that it will improve my sleep habits. Tomorrow is another busy day so I should be fine... got my fingers crossed!


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9/1/11 11:20 P

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I think this is going to become my new journal, seeing as this is where I come back to every day. Anyway this has been a one step forward, one step back kind of day... I made it through the day without drinking a Coke, but ended up in the chocolate chips for the first time in weeks. I really hope that someday soon I get to a point where I can make it through the day with neither Coke nor chocolate. Not sure when that will be :S

I'm thinking that being tired all the time is definitely affecting my eating/weight loss. I haven't been sleeping well lately. (Well actually I haven't slept well since my daughter was born almost 4 years ago, so being tired is nothing new). But anyway I have noticed that it is much easier to stay away from food when I'm busy, but in order to be busy I have to be ambitious, and in order to be ambitious I need to not be tired. So it all comes back to getting enough sleep. I'm hoping cutting back on the Coke will help with that, and my daughter is finally sleeping through the nights on a regular basis so I'm not up nearly so often. And maybe then I can start losing more weight, which in turn will help my back feel better, which will then allow me to do more physical activity...

Yup. It all comes back to getting enough sleep. And, maybe, getting enough water, which I don't do either. Baby steps I guess.

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8/30/11 11:36 P

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Hi ladies, thanks for your responses! I'm not sure what kind of mood I was in the other night, I'm not usually so sulky LOL. But I am looking for some motivation, and I hope I find it here.

Today was a better day. It was the kids' first day of school and since we're back on a schedule my day went by so fast. It was a treat not dealing with squabbles on and off all day and I didn't find myself looking for munchies. I did still have my treat this afternoon but at least it was limited to a can of Coke and a handful of candies. Much better than the handfuls of chocolate chips I have been known to indulge in occasionally ;)

I have a few routines on the go courtesy of FlyLady and today is the first day in months I actually stuck to them. I love seeing the results - my kitchen, dining room, living room and bathroom are all clean(ish). They have not been scrubbed by any means but at least I'm not tripping over toys and looking at dirty dishes. Part of me is surprised by the change in my attitude, but I know that small things can make a big difference. Here's hoping that my newfound ambition lasts more than a week or two!

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8/29/11 2:24 P

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Hi and welcome to the team emoticon

I have the treat issue too - and I just can't figure out why either. I seem to go through phases. I'm okay at the moment as I'm exercising lots but I have phases where I eat chocolate every day and then won't touch it for months and months but it's replaced with something else. I find exercise is a real key factor for me in keeping me on a wiser food path.

Anyway, hope you're having a super week emoticon

Smile .... it makes people wonder what you're up to ;-)

The fourth glass of wine is always a good idea before you do it and a really bad idea afterward! ;-)

It is far easier to MAKE time to exercise than it is to FIND time to exercise. You want results???? MAKE it happen.


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8/29/11 1:50 P

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Welcome back to SP! I'm new myself but I thought I'd say hi. I hope you find what you're looking for here.

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8/28/11 11:24 P

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Well I am new to this team and have not been active on SP for some time... years, actually. I have come back a few times but never with any staying power or real motivation. More like a "because I should" attitude rather than "because I want to". Needless to say, those forays did not last long. I was scanning the Spark Teams when I came across this one, and I sincerely hope that here I can find what I'm looking for... whatever that is.

I never realized how many bad habits I had when it comes to food. I'm definitely an emotional eater - I eat when I'm bored, upset, stressed out, but also any time I decide I deserve a treat (and, strangely enough, I seem to deserve a treat every single afternoon when my youngest goes for her nap - go figure). I never heard the term "closet eater" before seeing this team, but that describes me perfectly. Any time I am alone I find myself looking for things to eat while no-one is watching. As if they won't count because no-one else will know. Logically I know it makes no sense, but I find myself doing it time after time and I don't get it. I'm not sure if maybe on some level I don't want to succeed? I mean, I definitely want the results - I had great success on SP years ago before getting pregnant with my last child, so I know it works - so why can't I get my ass in gear and get motivated?

And if I can't motivate myself, how is anyone else going to do it for me? I posted this here looking for I don't know what... more input than I get from my blog, I guess, and from people who will understand the issues I'm dealing with.

I'm not tracking food at this time, just hoping that some community support will help me get to start caring enough to get to that point. If you are still reading this then I hope to get to know you ;)

Natasha

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