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9/25/10 7:01 P

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greg has already given you some great advice.........
give yourself a big hug because you are worth it.........there will always be something in your way.....so we all have to start many times again and again............till we get it right and most of us this is a work in progress.......it took a long time to get to this weight it will take time and pateince to see this through........we are here for each other offering our help and support.......you can do this...beleive you can .............and you will............blessings and hugs............lita

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“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”

When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world

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9/25/10 6:07 P

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That sucks that your appliances are all breaking at once. (At the moment I myself am taking a break from trying to fix our dishwasher. It must be leaking as the floor boards in our kitchen just started to warp yesterday...so I'm taking about everything right now...it's a mess!).

Anyway, have you already replaced the washer/dryer? And what kind of symptoms is the water heater giving?

As for stress and not being able to keep to the diet just now ~ let yourself feel a bit stressed is what I say. With the food thingy, just keep trying and logging. If you at least keep those habits up...when you do get back on track then part of things will be second nature...and you can concentrate on the food stuffs.

Ok...not sure if any of that is good advice or adequate support...just know that we're all rooting for you...and cursing the stoopid appliances along with you!

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why can't i do this? why can't i stick to my eating plans.....it has been a very stressful month - my washer quit, then my dryer quit, then I've been stressed out because my hot water heater is giving me trouble - I just don't think I'll ever be able to do this... emoticon

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Hiya Megs ~

While a lot of us here may not be able to support you where you are at in a physical sense...hopefully some of the support online will help.

I know it can be hard getting motivated...AND finding time to exercise...and it's hard to not eat when we are stressed and tired. But...I would guess that if you could do it ... for say...2 or 3 days in a row, that you'd find it getting easier...and even that you'd start to feel bad about not exercising or eating well (and I don't mean bad as in, "I am a bad person for not following my plan" kind of bad...more a, "I feel bad because I feel sluggish if since I didn't exercise" kind of bad...am I making any sense??!?!? I ramble a lot.)

And also, I am sure that at times you'll slip...and feel once again...what's the point. But...it's ok to slip...you just need to keep trying ok...then one day it'll stick. (Ok...maybe "stick" is not a good word...maybe "unstick"). And another also...feeling bad is ok...just don't beat yourself up too much over feeling crappy...and just don't let it take over your life.

Ok...a trick that helps me...maybe it'll help you. (Or maybe not...it may help me because I am easily tricked...even if I am the one doing the tricks to myself...yup, yup, my wife also thinks I am dorky about being able to trick myself!) Anyway...ohhh...see, I was rambling again. Anyway...when I want to grab something to eat and in my head I know I shouldn't....I'll tell myself, just 15 more mintues, then I'll let myself have it. After 15 minutes...I'll say...no...just 10 more. Then 5. By the time I've gone though it, I'll not be wanting what I was craving. It did take me about 3 or 4 tries until this trick actually worked....so if it doesn't at first...don't fret. Try again tomorrow...then the next day. It'll stick...errr...unstick.

Hope you are feeling better about things.

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9/21/10 1:03 P

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MEGS
we all feel that way from time to time no matter what we say or do no one cares etc.....most of us have been there done that.........when you say what's the point????
makes me wonder if you have looked at your goals/reasons why you are here lately???!!!
maybe it is time to review your goals and re think your habits so as to re charge your self again........

i will tell you what keeps me going everyday with motivation....


if you can answer these questions truthfully everyday...............there is no other option.............i just keep plodding along ..............i am treating this like a part-time job..................with pay of course(the pay is the weight loss).....................

The 5 D's of the Weight Loss Journey

Desire: What exactly do you want?
Defense: Are you prepared for the temptations that are bound to come your way?
Dedication: How hard are you willing to work?
Determination: How long are you willing to keep working?
Decision-Making: Are you willing to take total responsibility for the choices you make?


here are some words other words to ponder on....

"When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow--
You may succeed with another blow,
Success is failure turned inside out--
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit."


so keep up your great efforts! I know you can do it!Beleive you can......and you will!!!

Don't quit.. don't EVER GIVE UP!!

good luck to you.................blessings and hugs.............lita


“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”

When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world

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9/21/10 7:25 A

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I am definitely feeling like I am unable to do this. I feel like I have no one around me that is supporting me at all towards my goals. It seems like every time I take a step forward my inner voice perks up and suddenly I feel like I can't do this. I keep telling myself "what's the point? I am never going to lose weight." Sorry for the complaining... I am just feeling really down on myself right now.

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You all make a lot of sense. I think in the past I have taken on too much too quickly, and burned out early in. I think I also haven't taken time to find things I actually ENJOY doing. Hmmm... this will take some thought. Thanks so much team!!!

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9/1/10 12:43 P

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JUJUWOODS..........yours is a common problem many of us find difficult figure out at first.......
OURSLUNE.....has given you some great ideas.......
think about things you like/enjoy to do????
eg:
running/walking/swimmimng/rowing/aerobic
s/dancing/
biking/hiking etc
there are classes in just about anything that may be of interest to you..........take one or two if you need some help to figure things out???!!!
or you can just pick something and start there.............slow and steady wins the race.......wishing you all the best getting started........blessings and hugs...........lita

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“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”

When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world

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8/31/10 3:02 P

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Hey Jujuwoods! I can most certainly relate to that. Then I got the bright idea of joining the rugby team. I was embarrassed most of the time! ha ha.

What I did was start off small, like do some stretching and crunches while I watched television and on days when I felt good I might throw in a walk. Sometimes it was only ten minutes and other days I would surprise myself when an hour had gone by and I was still walking. It really depends on what grabs your attention. I also joined a dance class because when I dance I feel good about myself and I don't feel like I am actually exercising.

Hope these ideas were at least a little helpful.

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Hello everyone! I really need some advice with my fitness. I have to be honest- I'm so lazy! Everytime I think about exercise I'm reminded of my horrible days of school gym class. Always the slowest, least coordinated, most likely to have an asthma attack on the team emoticon . Can anyone relate??? I'll take all the help I can get!

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Thanks! And yes, my son is very adorable, but then again I think every mom thinks that about their kids ^_^ I will do my best! I don't normally rant so bad but once I started writing I just had to keep going until I had summed pretty much everything up. Thanks again for the advice!

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8/19/10 11:44 P

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welcome,OURSLUNE...............
congratulations on becoming a "MOM" i bet your son must be adorable too......i would try and get your husband a bit more involved with your son's care so that you can care for "YOU"if you don't take care of you who will care for him when you can't............perhaps use that as your motivation to get doing something for you..........YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!
YOU CAN DO THIS.....BELEIVE YOU CAN.......AND YOU WILL........blessings and hugs............lita

Edited by: L*I*T*A* at: 8/19/2010 (23:45)

“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”

When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world

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Hi.

I also saw your post on another post area. Anyway...the late night bedtime and the stress are indeed hard issues to tackle. I know there is some kind of article on here I read about combating stress...but can't recall where. Perhaps one of the others will know.

As for trying to include your other half..and not being successful...maybe given time. In the meantime, perhaps a friend would want to go with you? Of if you walk where others walk a lot, sometimes you meet others and then it gets to be a routine. And also...there's this place here for motitvation and encouragement! (yes, its harder than real time encouragement and not as fun doing it alone....but the more you keep trying the more you will do it at least once in a bit...then more than once in a bit....or at least that is my theory).

At the very least...welcome emoticon

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8/19/10 1:17 A

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I have a son who is almost eight months old and I am still trying to sort out my life. He is sleeping a lot better now than he did in the first couple months but I don't seem to be able to go to bed before 2:00 AM (it's 1:50 AM now) regardless of how tired I am. I normally don't eat before 11:00 or 12:00 because I get up, feed my son then crawl back in bed as soon as he goes down for a nap because I can barely keep my eyes open. I also have to constantly keep after my hubby who refuses to go to bed before 2:00 or 3:00 AM and then wants to sleep all day making me even more stressed because I have no help with caring for our son before 12:00 noon. I even try to get hubby to come for walks with me because I like having company when I walk but he just isn't motivated which seems to kill a good portion of my motivation. I gained 80 lbs when I was pregnant and I have lost 50 but I still have 50 lbs to go (I was about 20 lbs over weight before I got pregnant) to get to an ideal weight for me and it feels like the world is going against me some days.

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I agree with LITA...sometimes life happens...sometimes we eat, or say, or do things we wish we had not.

But it does...sooo...just try not to beat yourself up for it.

Sometimes venting is good...so long as it does not become a habit that becomes self-fulfilling. I know sometimes I need to write things down and post as a way to calm down. And that's ok too.

Write, write, write. Try, try, try. At some point, hopefully the stress and things that cause it will lessen...and at some point, maybe the trying will turn into a reality...and that will be a good day.

Sending some good karma thoughts your way.

You may say I'm a dreamer...but I'm not the only one...
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ADDI..............it's ok to vent......deep breaths are a good thing to do way to go!!!...we have all been there done that..........many times it helps us feel better and then we can cope better with the situation at hand..........after some time has past things seem to look a little brighter.......at least i hope so!!!we are here for each other through the difficult and fun times too..........
i hope this didn't send you to the junk food binge........and if you did so be it.....tomorrow is a new day and a time to start again........you can do this.........beleive you can.......and you will.........blessings and hugs..............lita


“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”

When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world

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I'm in the midst of my 2nd week of my stress levels being off the charts. The university starts tomorrow and we still don't have 5 instructors officially hired yet either. One of our instructors fell and broke her leg this morning too. The academic secretary has come up with excuses for leaving early every day or not just calling in sick for most of the past week now. I have already been forewarned that she always has some mysterious illness the first couple of days of every semester too...I can hardly wait. 99.9% of all the calls have been scheduling phone calls which only she can deal with too. I don't blame the students for being so upset...I would be too...but I can't deal with the problems that they're having. I am only the budgeting and financial secretary.

I'm sorry for venting. I have taken deep breaths and taken each crisis as it has come. I do know that all this stress is killing me in more ways than one too and that really scares me too.

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thanks, that sounds like good advice. i try to get up a little earlier than him, but I'm so tired I choose to sleep lol.

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hi SARAH.............congrats on being a new mom!!!i bet your little one is so cute and beautiful too!!!
before you can take care of your child you need to care for yourself first........why not re think what you are doing and do a bit of planning to help you with your day.....get up a bit ealier than your little one and feed yourself first and then you are ready to start your day.......even 15 minutes would make such a difference too......when you little one has a snack you have one too and that way you won't be hungry and ready to binge???
another suggestion i would make to help you is to get rid of all your junk food in your house and only permit nothing but wholesome and healthy foods starting now!!!.....hope this helps......all the best.......blessings and hugs........lita


“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”

When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world

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i am having so much trouble staying motivated to eat right. I have a 3 month old son who is always keeping me busy, when I get up with him in the morning, i don't have time to eat breakfast, sometimes i don't get to eat till 11 or 12ish. Than when I do eat, I'm so hungry that I'll eat whatever is quick, and usually it is things that aren't very good for you. Chicken patty sandwitches and hotpockets, and things like that. Than at dinner I will binge, than when I'm exhausted at 12 midnight and the baby is keeping me up, I binge on anything with sugar...cake, cookies, candy. It's almost like I can't control myself! I lost 40 pounds before on SP before I got pregnant, I really need help getting back on track.

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My Sparkbuddy COOPAH posted this and it made me smile and cry.

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