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7/24/16 10:48 A

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So I got up early all last week and hit the gym. I was disappointed that level one was kicking my tail end, but it was hard and I stuck with it. I still haven't stepped on the scale. I plan to do that tomorrow. I am not expecting to see a great number but you have to start or restart somewhere


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7/23/16 4:56 P

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Been having trouble lately with my bipolar fun. In order to keep my massive high in check I have to spend the morning asleep and pretty much have 3pm to 9pm to fit in an entire day's worth of living. It is a darn good thing that I don't have work right now. Anyway, still been getting in my daily exercise--if nothing else it gets me out of the house.Only have a few more days of this schedule, luckily. I was writing in my blog every day, but I am not sure today's is going to happen.

I have been so hungry, but have to be awake to munch so it isn't too bad. Last night I munched my way through the night, but still managed to stay withing calories. I wish the scale would move down, even a little bit! It sure would be a boost. At least it isn't increasing!



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7/20/16 9:37 P

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Welcome back!

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7/20/16 1:21 P

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I've been out of the spark people community for awhile and I am back! Would love to know if there is a challenge this month or one coming up? Looking for support and motivation. I have a lot to lose but I am excited to take it one pound at a time!

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7/13/16 8:00 A

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Sounds like a good talk. How did it go?

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7/13/16 1:36 A

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i started a few connversations with my dh. i told him we need close to the nuclear option to loose weight. we both have thyroid issues making weight loss difficult. i dont want to get to surgery althought he may need it because he has a hernia that makes his bellybutton stick out about an inch. but we may need to be on a program togehter so we can help each other.

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6/28/16 7:05 P

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I know all too well this "yo-yo dieting" you speak of. I feel like I gain and lose the same 10 pounds over and over again. I just need a routine and stick to it. I get lazy very easily, if something throws me off, that's it, I have to try all over again. :(

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6/27/16 12:41 P

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hey group, well I went to the doc on sat for strep and I gained 3 pounds :( I am so sick of this yo yo dieting. One of my goals besides tracking is clean eating one meal per day for 2 wks and add another meal and so on. Its time to think about my health. HELP!!!

Random question: can someone explain the monopoly challenge

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6/11/16 9:34 A

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Happy Saturday, in less than 2 weeks we will be driving 6 hours to Eureka Springs, AR for our big annual car show that my car club sponsors every year! I'm excited for a 4 day weekend in the mountains.

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6/7/16 7:56 A

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Happy Birthday to your daughter!

The weekend was pretty good. We're officially 2 weeks away from the last day of school. I am so done with the school year right now, just want it to be over.

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6/6/16 7:04 P

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Sounds like fun, I hope you enjoyed your weekend. We had a blast ato a-kon and today my daughter is officially 16.

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6/3/16 8:15 A

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You're probably right about the "empty nest" feeling. However, it will free up some time for me to either get out of the house and work, or at least get some of the projects that need doing around here done. I'm leaning more toward the latter. The house is old (like 1800's old) and needs a bit of TLC that I just can't give with little kids underfoot all the time.

I'm totally looking forward to this weekend. My husband is a music teacher and his students are performing at a "Spring Fling" for the city school district at the beach tomorrow. I get to go listen to them, wander the beach, and adult with some of my fellow parents. It should be a good time provided the weather holds out.

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I imagine it will be a form of empty nest syndrome, but because they are not there during the day any longer. I am sad to say I do not have any of my own, just my beautiful step daughter. I am blessed to have her in my life, she is an amazing girl. I want one or two of my own, but medical issues with both of us has made it difficult. I am sure if we end up not being able to have any, when she leaves me for college in two years I will be a mess. She is not mine biologically, but I will claim her as mine any day!

I'm excited about the convention this weekend. I cannot believe she is 16 on Monday!

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6/1/16 8:15 A

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16 teenagers?! You are a brave woman!

Sounds like you had a great weekend though, and it's great to see you're feeling better.

My youngest "graduated" Preschool last night. I don't know how I feel about that yet. She's my baby, and I'm a proud mama, but she's my baby and is growing up. For the first time in forever I'll be home alone next year. All the kids will be in school and not tugging on my apron strings all day. Mixed emotions on that.

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5/31/16 12:07 P

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Hey guys, sorry didn't post up over the 3 day weekend. We were super busy. Saturday was a birthday party for kiddo, since a lot of them can't do a-Kon. I had 16 teenagers in my house for 5 hours, 2 spent the night and we're loud all night. Then Sunday my car club had an install day/ BBQ at my house. We lowered a car, installed a system in another, and pulled the engine out of a third. Yesterday we found a new engine that we will install this week.

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5/30/16 6:32 P

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This weekend was indulgence city....I'm on the wagon again now. I don't expect the scale to move by much come next Monday. I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend and soaked up some of the beautiful weather.



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5/29/16 7:19 P

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Don't let the slip-ups get you down. All you can do is keep moving forward, taking it one day at a time. You can do this. We can do this.

Sometimes I have to remind myself that, too, 150 days in.

May the Force Be With You!


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5/28/16 3:15 P

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Hi, I am new.
Was really on track for couple weeks, but have completely lost it this weekend.
So I will try to participate in teams, to keep myself motivated.
Have 50 lbs to go,

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5/27/16 8:46 P

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I have a hard time tracking also. however I write everything in a notebook to show the doc. I do go over my cal and I tell myself its ok. The next step will be staying within the range at least its a step in the right direction.

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5/26/16 6:54 P

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I haven't been tracking here on SparkPeople for the past few days, which is a flaw I need to fix immediately. It's not that I've been running under/over on calories, or not mentally tracking through out the day, or skipping the work-outs. I've been doing all that. It's that I haven't been taking those final steps, making sure it all gets accounted for here. That extra step of accountability.

Summer isn't an excuse to take a break from my lifestyle change. I'm going to stop letting it be.

I'm glad to see the rest of you are still at it, though. Keep on keeping on, as they say.

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5/26/16 8:45 A

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REDBELLY1031 - I wound up having the pizza and ice cream...and didn't feel the least bit guilty about it for a change. I chalked it up to the 20 in my 80/20 and moved on. I'll talk to my Dr about a referral, thanks for the advice!

It's threatening thunderstorms for most of the day. I hit the treadmill just so I could avoid maybe getting caught in it. I may venture out with my preschooler to play a bit before it hits.

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5/25/16 11:04 A

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Yummy pizza and ice cream. not the healthiest but a treat isnt so bad. U shouldn't skip. what if u just eat some fruit and nuts?

emoticon . I live in a huge college town that also has a medical school. I have fatty liver and my doc referred me to see someone. since there is a medical school here it wasn't that hard to get Bridget my nutritionist.

If I were u I would ask for the referral. Thats what I needed anyways.

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5/25/16 8:32 A

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REDBELLY1031 - I'll keep your mom in my thoughts for an easy surgery and a swift recovery. Congratulations on your progress! May I ask how you found your nutritionist? My doctor is great, but kinda clueless when it comes to weight loss and nutrition.

ChrimsonFyre - I suggest sticking to the BRAT (banana, rice, applesauce, toast) diet until the stomach issue clears up. It's not perfect diet food, but it resets the system and eases you into real food again. Hope you feel better soon.

It's the preschool picnic for my youngest today. Yay pizza and ice cream?? Ok not really. I may skip lunch there and make something when we get home.

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5/24/16 8:19 P

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Chrimson emoticon I had something the last few days so I can relate. I hope u feel better tomorrow

Well Fri morning my mom is having back surgery. Its minor but the thought really scares her and I know I need to be strong to keep her calm. My mom has MS and is already bed bound for the most part. I have faith in the doctors. I know he knows what hes doing and I need to trust that and trust god.
I went to see my nutritionist today and she is very happy with my progress. I was so afraid that I should be further along but I'm doing better then I thought. My only real problem is I need to eat more often. I need to set an alarm and eat. I'm just not hungry and it isn't even meds that is the cause. We have set up some reasonable goal and I have a follow up next month.
Other then the surgery and the doc visit life is good. My husband is helping me and I stay busy so I don't sit and eat all day long.

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5/24/16 11:37 A

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Stomach is opposite again today, bit queasy, not wanting to eat, a lot of time in the restroom. I don't know if I have a stomach bug or maybe I'm having a reaction to something I am eating. All I've had today so far is a glass of milk (for my meds), water and a cup of coffee. I have some oatmeal with me at work, but it's really not appealing right now.

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5/24/16 7:14 A

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ChrimsonFyre - Yuck! Sounds like something really disagreed with you. I don't know much about detoxes or cleanses. I've heard good things and bad. All I can say is do your research

Yesterday I hit the treadmill and walked 3/4 of a mile in 15 minutes. My goal is to do be able to do a mile in 20 minutes by the end of next week. That may be pushing it though.

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5/23/16 9:48 P

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I spent most of my day yesterday in the bathroom. I had stomach cramps and nausea all day. I'm not sure what I ate, but I was miserable.

Today I feel insanely bloated. Maybe a detox would be good for me?

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5/23/16 7:55 A

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Friendly's is a regional restaurant, serves ice cream and burgers.

I gave up trying to wear any sort of makeup ages ago. I couldn't stand the heaviness on my skin or the terrible breakout that happened after I took it off. I've always had sensitive skin, but after I had kids it just got worse.

It's a new week, and I have new goals to meet for it. We'll see how that goes.

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Glad the party was a success. Although, I have no idea what friendlys is, lol. I would have loved to watch a movie, but had that pesky final to complete.

I'm off for two weeks now. I'm going to try to detox from some beauty and body products I use in order to start fresh with new all natural or organic products. I just feel disgusting. So I think it's time. I'm eating well, but need to make what I'm putting on the outside match what I'm putting on the inside.

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5/22/16 10:05 A

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Birthday party was a success! My husband took the oldest and his best friend to laser tag and had a dinner out at Friendly's. I got to stay home with the younger siblings and watch a movie.

Today is summer clothes shopping for my two youngest at Goodwill. We're finally getting into warm weather around here.

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It appears there is a farmers market in my area on Saturday mornings, unfortunately I already have a breast cancer training walk scheduled this morning so maybe I can catch the next one.

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5/20/16 12:44 P

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Yes, the farmers market is something everyone should try! I find that things taste better because there is no shipping involved, no middle men. And you can get things not in the grocery store. Like organically grown fresh garlic. I never knew that garlic could be used fresh rather than dried. It was a new, recent experience and it was delicious, lol. Oh, and mulberries You can't get those at the store.

My only plans are to finish up my last final for school. Then I'm free for 2 1/2 weeks before next class starts.

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I really need to start trying out this farmers market thing. There are a few in my area on weekends I believe.

My daughter is turning 16 the first week of June. We are doing a party weekend at a-kon. That is what she wanted was to do her favorite cosplay at a-kon and to stay in the hotel there since it is the same weekend as her birthday. The hotel is the most expensive part. Staying there during the event the prices are raised. lol

This weekend we are going to work on a friend's car while he is out of town, he's that guy who won't ask for help so his wife is going to let us come over and do it for him when he isn't there hahaha.

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5/20/16 7:20 A

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BRITTANY116 - Thankfully you can get just about anything from the grocery store if you know what's in season in the warmer climes.

This weekend is another birthday. Whatever possessed me to have 2 kids in the month of May I will never know LOL. My oldest is turning 16, and thankfully he's not into the whole "big party" kinda thing so no major temptations here. I'll have a bite or two of cake to celebrate though.

Anyone else have plans for the weekend?

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Crimson- Glad everyone is okay from the accident I hope the crazy shows everything is fine.

Red rose doll- oh wow, I'd die (not literally) if I didn't have access to a farmers market weekly. I guess that's the only, and I mean only, good thing about living in southern California. I'm hoping to move to the Midwest in a few years, I think their farmers market is closed during winter. That will be tough if that happens. I'm used to certain luxuries like having plentiful options of veggies and fruits year round.

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All this talk of veggies has me craving them..this is a good thing. I got out of the habit of eating them because my hubby refuses to eat them. I'm slowly increasing them in my diet again.

Everyone from the accident is ok, I'm a little sore but nothing else so far. I'm having images done on my spine just to make sure, I had spinal fusion just a year ago.

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BRITTANY116 - Welcome, welcome! It's been 31 days since I had any added sugar anything. The cravings aren't too bad anymore. I have had a few bites here and there, mostly celebratory things like birthdays. I honestly was worried that I would fall off the wagon with just a bite because I was literally a sugar addict. It seems that once I lost the taste for sweet, a very little goes a very long way. Thank goodness!

I am looking forward to the local farm markets opening up for the season! I have to wait another month though. Living in the north is rough when it comes to local seasonal eating because for 7 months literally nothing grows. Come June though, I'll be there every week.

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Hi all. New to this group. I'm Brittany and just made it to where I only need to lose 95 pounds now! Look forward to getting to know you all.

I do vegetable steamers as well. At least when in a rush. I prefer to head to the local farmers market and pick up fresh veggies and steam them in a metal steaming pot. going out to someplace special and choosing my own vegetables from local farmers gives me a better relationship to the food I eat. I find that it makes me prideful about the food I'm putting in my mouth and makes me actually want to eat them. BUT vegetable steamers are awesome. I look in the grocery ads for when they are on sale for .99 a bag. Then I stock a shelf in my freezer. That way I always have frozen veggies available and I have no excuses not to put them on my plate. I don't do canned vegetables, I find them....soft, lol. Canned corn isn't too bad in that aspect though.

As for the sugar, I haven't even has anything with added sugar since I started eating better besides for my cereal, which isn't bad at all and my organic yogurt. I just Dont crave at all. Sometimes I'd like a little dark chocolate, but I find having plenty of fruit in my diet and treating 2 sliced apples and a half cup of yogurt for dipping as a dessert meal most nights satiated any need for processed sugars. I think I got lucky that this time I don't crave the sugars. I do crave salt still though. That and steam. Steak is my nemesis this time around. I can't resist it and I can't control my portion well on it either.

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WORKNPROGRESS27 - If I started calculating treadmill time for what I eat I think I'd stop eating altogether LOL.

You've intrigued me with the canned goods veggies. I usually avoid them because of the salt content, but I'll take a peek. Maybe they aren't that bad.

ChrimsonFyre - Car accident? Are you ok other than sore? I can imagine I wouldn't want to cook after that either. Hope you feel un-sore soon.

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I will definitely look into these steamer options, thanks all of you.

I find I'm the same way, a couple bites of sweets and I'm satisfied. Now I did have a chicken potato burrito and half order of mexi dips and chips from Taco Bueno last night...not the best option. I wasn't feeling cooking last night, was sore from the car accident at lunch.

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I found that sugar now only tastes awesome for a few bites and then my taste buds start getting numb to it.
The Green Giant Steamers are my veggies for dinner every night. I was cooking fresh veggies but the time involved and the results don't even make sense when these things are $1.25 a box. Plus they taste great!

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I also do the Steamables for my vegetables, quick and easy. I recently found some microwavable bags of veggies with the can goods. I thing the brand is Libby's. The green beens were surprisingly good.

Red Rose- Awesome job just having the two bites. I have found that sometimes that's all I really want is a bite of two. Also I really try and find the calorie content and wonder how long I would have to be on the treadmill to burn those calories and usually I end up with a big "oh heck no" lol

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I have a love/hate relationship with bananas LOL. I'm trying my best to like them again, it's a slow process. I will have to try the ice cream approach.

ChrimsonFyre - I've found those steamable microwave packets of veggies are perfect to pop into a lunchbox. they double as a cold pack for drinks and are quick to cook. They're cheap too, so you can get your veggie fix for not a ton of money

I survived the Science Fair last night for my middle child, and only had 2 bites of ice cream at the after party. I thought I would crave sugar if I splurged a bit (kinda like opening the flood gates again after I quit), but thankfully I didn't want any more than a couple bites to feel Ok about it.

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I donylt really crave sweets like I used to, but I'm still lacking veggies in my diet. Need to get better at that.

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Sorry, I've been out for a while. Rose Red, have you tried freezing a banana and putting it in the food processor? Pretty close to ice cream, at least when in a rut.

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I have the worst time planning meals. I get frustrated with the whole process.

This month has been stressful and I've been having cravings...I opt for fruit instead of the ice cream. Not a perfect substitute but better for me

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great job. I meal planned this week and brought my healthy food with me to work. I'm hoping this makes a difference in my snacking on bad things.

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I finished the new member challenge today. 21 days in and so far, so good.

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great job!

I'm doing all right. Trying to stay out of the Monday blues today.

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The scale finally moved. It's a small validation to prove I am on the right track. How was everyone's weekend?

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Thanks for the kind words. Some days it's just so difficult for me, I'm not sure why, it just is. I'm working on it a day at a time, my doc is just not happy with my lack of progress.

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You can do this, Chrimsonfyre! You just have to tackle each day like it's a new chance to get things right. One good choice at a time. Don't dwell on your setbacks - just move forward to your next chance to get it right.

Today was tough for me - I'm home from school and adrift. Usually this is when I want to eat everything. I am going stir-crazy, which is usually when I eat. Instead, today, I rearranged my room and furniture, and went a little nuts alphabetizing my DVD/BluRay collection. I guess I should be glad to know that after 130 days, I've learned some coping skills that aren't food-related.

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Good morning everyone. Just wanted to jump in and say hi and look for some motivation today. I'm feeling down about my lack of progress.

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The last day here isn't until June 23, so I have some time to plan. Might I suggest a nap or 5..you deserve it working in a school.

Today was a first for me. I jogged...actually JOGGED on the treadmill for 2 whole minutes and I didn't DIE! LOL Actually that is a pretty amazing feat considering. I'm proud of myself, especially for the not dying part.

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I work at a school, too. Yesterday was actually my last day for the year. I'm not sure how I'm going to handle being home. Today I managed it by cleaning everything. Tomorrow, I'll probably tackle the backlog of laundry. The next day, though? I'm not sure what to expect from the next day. If it'll tempt me to stray disastrously or not.

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I opted for cashews and a tiny piece of dark chocolate instead of a binge. This month is just so dang crazy, and I feel like I'm losing control.

Summer is fast approaching and that means everyone will be home all day, even my husband because he's a teacher. I have a thing about working out in front of people...even family.

I'm sure this too shall pass, but why does it have to be so darn difficult right now?

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You can do this - both of you. I know it's not easy, and that there are days where you won't be as successful as you'd like, but if you slip up today, you just hit tomorrow twice as hard.

I'm in a funk, but I'm still going through my paces. Counting calories, doing my work-outs. I think summer rapidly approaching has me feeling blue. At Mother's Day, all my siblings had significant others or significant others and children with them, and then there was me. I'm trying to use it to fuel my work-outs, but it's not really working. Instead, it fueled a double caramel cake crunch baking session.

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Today I'm going through the house and packing up a lot of excess "baggage" I've been carrying around because of guilt and stuff. It's just holding me back so I'm letting it go. Not an easy task, and I have a feeling I'll want to binge on something bad for me at the end of the day.

@SHEILASQUEILA - I can sympathize. Take it slow, drink your water, do small healthy things and it will all come back into place. We got this!

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