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7/10/13 11:57 P

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Great conversation, gang. I need to focus again on one pound at a time.

hugs to all!

Karen

There ain't much fun in medicine, but there's a heck of a lot of medicine in fun.

- Josh Billings, 19th Century Humorist


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IUHRYTR's Photo IUHRYTR Posts: 17,029
7/10/13 9:18 P

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Good perspective, Nancy. I'll keep that in mind, too, when that chocolate tempts me.
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emoticon FallenShort (haven't we all?). One thing that may help is to picture something that represents weight loss -- for me it's 16-pound bowling balls emoticon -- maybe for you a 10-pound box of kitty litter or a five-pound sack of potatoes. Aiming for one pound at a time and visualizing your weight loss image will help you see how far you have come. Lose five pounds? That's half a kitty litter box or one sack of potatoes, or whatever your image is. Keep us updated on your progress so we can offer a cheer emoticon emoticon -- Lou

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7/10/13 7:29 P

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Thank you, IAM, those are wise words. I think I'll put THAT on my refrigerator!!! Along with a picture of myself!



Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps.


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7/10/13 3:51 P

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I used to have a magnet I kept at work, stating almost the same words as yours - Some days it's just not worth chewing through the restraints.

Now, moving on beyond that: I read something this morning that hit me. The book is about sold-out obedience to the Lord, but what I read this morning was something like: "I want to lose weight, but I also really want that piece of chocolate cake." WHAM! Right between the eyes. Her point was, do I REALLY want that immediate, temporal gain, or do I want something eternal? (obedience to the Lord, who has admonished us to take care of our bodies because they are the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit)

Now, that might not be a problem for you, but after hitting me between the eyes, it then stepped on my toes. I'm praying to think about food like that - do I really want that (cake, pizza, cookies, etc) more than I want to lose weight?

So, whatever you need to figure out to help you along, I'm thinking of you and wishing you well.

Never, EVER give up. Just pick yourself up and keep going.


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7/10/13 12:26 P

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I'm going to try this again! No unusual foods, no new menus, no buying special stuff, just elbow grease and determination. I know I can do this with God's help, just as I know I haven't been able to do it without His help!!!!



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