welcome and I agree with the others - on all points.
Lin from Peterborough, ON., Canada
10 STEPS TO SELF-CARE - If it feels wrong, don't do it; Say "exactly" what you mean; Don't be a people pleaser; Trust your instincts; Never speak bad about yourself; Never give up on your dreams; Don't be afraid to say "No"; Don't be afraid to say "Yes"; Be kind to yourself; Let go of what you can't control; Stay away from drama and negativity as much as possible. (unknown)
I agree start out slow. With small changes that way it becomes a life style not just a diet. It's a proven fact to take the weight off slowly at 1 or 2 pounds a week, your keeping it off is better. Good luck on your weight loss journey.
Slow and steady gets you there
current weight: 172.0
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Welcome. Congrats on quitting smoking. I did that a while back and it's hard not to reach for food when you're craving a smoke. The hand-to-mouth habit is hard to break but being aware of it helps. I still sometimes put my first two fingers to my lips as though I was holding a cigarette and inhale deeply just to get myself to relax.
A word to the wise: don't go for the full 50 lbs. all at once. Do 10 lbs. to start and then another 10. It's a small thing, but can save you a lot of frustration.
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.--Socrates ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ *~*~*~*~*~*~ The only person you need to be better than is the person you were yesterday.
To help me stop eating (and drinking) so much I had to find something else to keep my hands busy. I started crocheting, drawing, and embroidering. It has helped tremendously with keeping my mind off of my bad habits.
Keep us posted on your progress, we are all here to help you if we can.
Michelle Central California PST
Making Life a little better each day.
I can not control what others do, I can only control how I choose to react.
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Pounds lost: 5.0
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