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I'm plugging along. I'm now on week 3 of antibiotics. I've been switched to a supposedly newer/stronger one. However, I've had a sore throat, insane sinus pressure and a fever. Thankfully, I see the doctor again tomorrow and hopefully she can figure out more of what's happening.

Work is ok--busy, but that's good.

The allergies/being sick is slowing my activity down. The antibiotics make me nauseous and cause some GI distress, so I may actually lose weight. I have no appetite and even if I do, I don't want to eat because it's just gonna be a problem anyway.

Sorry to whine--it's just been a really trying few weeks and I'm just wiped out from trying to deal with work, work stress and now health stress.

@SpinningJW--congrats on the 10000 steps a day. Keep plugging away. We both will...we can do this!!!

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Kris - so sorry to hear about the allergies. Fortunately, I have escaped any serious bouts with them. (My mom would have said it was due to my playing in the dirt as a kid) Hope the medications are doing their job and you are feeling better by now. I have been a little lax about checking team message boards lately.

I am plugging along one day at a time. On the positive side, I have a "streak" of 10,000 step days. On the less stellar side, my weight is up, and my eating habits are atrocious. Right now, I am working on other things, so I figure the eating will come along in time, when my head is in a better place.

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@Spinningjw--no matter your age, stick with our team! We love you here!

Aging is awful. I'm 46 and things are changing and harder than they used to be. My father told me it's all downhill now. Thanks Dad.

Anyway--for the last 2 months I've been dealing with out of control allergies, asthma attacks and hives. After an evaluation they decided the hives are being triggered by an unknown viral infection and a bacterial sinus infection. I'll be on heavy duty antibiotics for a month. But things are calming down and I'm allowed and ordered to work on improving my cardiorespiratory system as well as continue weight loss efforts.

I'm going to overhaul my life.

We can do this!!!!

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My body, too, is feeling my age. I don't seem to "bounce" back into activity like I used to. This past slump has been especially hard for me. Coupled with the depression of losing my job, the insecurity of not knowing where my next job will be, and an anticipated move, it is so important that I take care of myself. Activity/exercise is a part of that self-care, but the body takes longer to build up to where I was before my "lapse." I am pushing 50, after all! Even looking at the number on the screen, it is hard for my mind to process. I will be 50 in December, like it or not.

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Yes, I reiterate it again too! My brain thinks I am younger, but my body is the voice of truth. My body is the voice of reason. I think that is what is so discouraging about this decade. You can't just sit there and eat chips and hide the outcome from yourself and others any more, like you did when you were in your 20s. Lots of hard work in the 40s. Lots of making up for the boundaries we didn't have in our younger years.

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Glad I am not the only one who forgets their age. In one sense I think that's because we are young at heart but I find it makes me out of touch with reality every once in a while. emoticon

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It's awful that we feel it more than ever in our 40s. I'm 46 and I still feel like I'm 36...but my body does NOT agree.

The advice I have and was given, start small and slow. don't go out and run a marathon tomorrow if you have exercised in years. Do instead of putting the treadmill on too high of a incline or speed, I take it down a bit. Then do some intervals, add a minute on a high incline.

Instead of lifting 20lb weights, scale back to 10lbs. Do an extra rep or two.

And of course famous words from my darling hubby---You're only 40, it can't be that hard. Silly man doesn't get it. But what I heard was at least you're not 50 when it's even harder.

So just scale things back a bit. You didn't get here overnight, so you won't be magically energetic and fit overnight either.

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emoticon I am right there with you! My biggest thing is that I keep forgetting how old I am emoticon I am about 5 years younger in my head so it really floors me when I can't do the stuff I used to do....then I remember I'm not 40...I'm pushing 50 emoticon The worst is when I pop in my old workout videos...the ones I used to bounce through about 20 years ago...they look easy....but my body doesn't work that way anymore emoticon . Hopefully, if I keep trying, I will loosen up and get some of that old bounce back emoticon

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Thanks, Kris. -And now....a couple of hours later, a new day....and I am exhausted. I have had a long day. The reason I got on this forum is because I am over "40" and I am really feeling it. I once heard that the 40s is one of the worst decades. I agree and I am struggling with it. I am 47 and coming to terms with the fact that I am a lot more exhausted these days than I was when I did the same exact job (teaching) than I felt in my 20s. I actually ate whatever I wanted in my 20s, exercised very sporadically, and didn't get enough sleep, but I was "young" and could do so much. Even in my 30s, I thought I was tired, but no, I wasn't. Now that I am in my 40s, I am making peace with the way my body is genuinely tired. It stinks. The 40s is about trying to get strong enough to enter the 50s with good health. But, it is really hard. Anyone have some encouragement....meaning that I'm not the only one fighting this uphill battle? Certainly I cannot be the only one who is exhausted and feeling some regret that I am not 20 or 30, lol.

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That's awesome HeatherLynn22--45 minutes of free weights is a great work out! And I use that sheet too...it does help. Makes me realize some of my reasons for not working out are just stupid.

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-Did 45 minutes of free weights. I didn't want to at first, so I looked on the motivation section under articles and videos and there was a list of 100 reasons to exercise. Well, after reading that I was totally motivated to get my butt off that couch. I'm going to have to print that sheet. There are some very, very good reasons that motivated me...things I don't usually think of, but they made me chuckle and they were right on target!!

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Went to Lagree pilates last night and I'm thrilled that today I am not as sore as I expected to be!


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A great fitness day for me.....15 minutes of lap swim this morning and 35 minutes on the treadmill tonight. I will definitely have a good night's sleep after all that!

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I will finish my tracking for this weekend and get plenty of sleep

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KAHLAD1 Sounds like a great workout! Keep it up! You are doing great!


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I went to the Y yesterday and walked out on the treadmill. I did some intervals and pushed myself. I was at a 5% incline and pushed myself to do 3.5 mph. Whew, what a workout!

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@Kahlad1--half the battle is figuring out what didn't work as well and sounds to me like you've done that already. I'm sure next week will be better for you!

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Only lost .2 this week. emoticon But I know part of the problem, I was over my calorie range last Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I WILL do better this weekend!

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122 minutes of exercise this week. I am loving how well I have been sleeping since I do a bit of fitness in the morning and in the evening. Weigh in tomorrow...

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Great job on exercising! Consistency is hard to achieve and it looks like everyone is really hitting the mark!

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I have been doing some of the videos on here. I really like them! I like that they are various lengths and that I can choose what part of the body I want to work.

Last week I swam in the mornings on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Then Monday and Wednesday evening I went to the Y and did some cardio on the bike or treadmill. On Tuesday and Thursday I did a spark video in the morning and the evening.

The only exercise that I am staying consistent with is the swimming 3 times a week. The rest of the times I change it up so I don't get too bored and so that my body doesn't know what to expect.

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Awesome job on your workouts everyone!!

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Woohoo, way to go!

kettlebell for 20 for me

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Today I did 30 minutes of Hip Hop Abs emoticon

Quit making excuses. Putting it off. Complaining about it. Whining about it. Crying about it. Believing you can't. Waiting......... Suck it up. Hold on tight. Say a prayer. Make a plan and JUST DO IT!!!!!


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emoticon BRENDASUE0914!

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Well, I finally got to have my Thanksgiving for my family. Due to crazy work schedules yesterday was the first time in the last 2 months that I could get my husband,3 children, son-in-law and granddaughter here at the same time. Ended up with 2 expected guests and 5 unexpected guest on top of that.

The good part is that when I cook in large quantities that I lose my appetite. When I put my foods in I actually stayed under my limit for the day. It may have helped that I was so tired that I didn't even eat dessert. However, it's sitting in my refrigerator now.

All in all, I stepped on the scale this morning out of fear and found out that I did not gain or lose this weekend and to me that is a success!! emoticon

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DoodleBug2015 -- Here is your daily check-in. Tell us a little more about yourself, either on the intro thread or on your page. Tell us what your first steps are going to be and where you hope to get to as this year moves along.

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I usually eat within the range spark set for me but I have gone over. For my level of activity it is 1200-1550. I don't restrict any activity but I also listen to my body. If I'm lethargic or not feeling myself (which hasn't happened) I rethink what I'm doing.
I would suggest researching it and asking other people. I first heard about it here on spark but I'm sorry I can't remember who. I did online searches and asked my doc. It is like a fasting day, which many people do but I still eat. I also make sure my percentages are inline. Carbs, fats, protein and fiber.

You can definitely do that run! Just shorten your stride on the hills and you can keep the pace.

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Thanks Anne!!

For the 2:1 diet how much do you eat on the regular days versus the restricted day? Do you also cut back your workout for the restricted day?

I've put on 20 pounds in the last 1 1/2 years since my dad passed. I was already 15 pounds over my goal weight. The older I get the harder it is to lose it again.

I've signed up for a few races this year to help me get motivated. The biggest incentive is that my knees can't handle long runs at this weight. My first long race is in May so I've made that my goal date. It's a 7 mile obstacle race at a ski resort. Very hilly!

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That's too bad you don't have the support at home. That can make a huge difference. Glad you have SP to help.

I gained 10lbs since Oct and I've decided to go back to a 2:1 plan. I eat as usual for two days and the third day I have a calorie restriction. I've done this previous and is fine with my doc. This is my first week of the plan and I happy with how it's going so far.

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Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately I don't work with anyone else that can help me get a break. I'm an in-home daycare provider. That also gives me plenty of food opportunities. Doing well so far.

One of my biggest obstacles is the lack of support, that is why I'm looking for it outside of my home. As soon as I say the word healthy or losing weight my husband goes in sabotage mode. Making ribs, fried foods and such. He knows my weakness. I'm getting better at bypassing these things. emoticon

I've learned a great way to stay on track is to sign up for races or events. I've signed up for a GAC (gladiator assault challenge) race again this year and a Inflatable 5K. My cousin is also trying to get me to sign up for a triathlon in August. Considering this also!! emoticon

Stay positive and have a great day everyone!! emoticon

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Hello everyone emoticon

Quit making excuses. Putting it off. Complaining about it. Whining about it. Crying about it. Believing you can't. Waiting......... Suck it up. Hold on tight. Say a prayer. Make a plan and JUST DO IT!!!!!


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@Dogoarg---it is a huge change you're facing. And I would be nervous too!

Regarding your partner, quietly leading by example is great and it's supportive. But sometimes, getting in the face of someone you care about and telling them that they are slowly but surely killing themselves by not taking care of themselves is needed. I get the nagging--I have several family members with diabetes and other issues. I used to just sit back, but lately, I've taken a more active approach. How's your blood sugar today? What do you mean you haven't checked? isn't that important so you know how you're doing? Diabetics like to initially deny they have the disease (I would too). But they have to accept it at some point. Taking care of themselves is no longer an option. Offer to go to a diabetic education class. Most insurance companies offer them and so do hospitals for either free or really great prices. Also offer to go to meet with a nutritionist to learn about eating. What one person in the household has to do in terms of eating, typically affects everyone.

I've urged my family members to be proactive in monitoring BS. Your body may feel ok, but your blood sugar (BS) may still be off and by the time your body catches up and starts to feel that, it might be a crisis. So checking BS often is the best way to see where insulin levels are.

I've also urged family members to take the diabetic education and nutrition classes. The more you learn about this disease and what you can do to lessen it's impact...the better.

I say--nag your partner. Tell him how much you love him and that you want a lifetime together, still, and that he needs to take this seriously and really take care of himself.

If you handle the cooking and shopping, that diabetic education/nutrition class will be really helpful. You can take care of him by not bringing junk in--by cooking healthy meals. He'll be helped without even realizing it!

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Good for you Anne. We have to love ourselves as we are right now, today, before we can love ourselves how we want to be in the future!

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MakingProgress--Recognizing your triggers that drive you to eat is half the battle. The next half is replacing those urges to eat with something more constructive. Take a moment to breathe and ask yourself why you want that cookie or junk food. then wait it out. I know, easier said than done. But if you practice stopping yourself before giving in, you'll find yourself turning to food less often.

Go for a quick walk when you feel the emotions getting the better of you. Call a friend. Log on to SP and post a quick message.

Anything you can do to 'distract' yourself from blindly eating to recognizing what's going on will help you conquer emotional eating.


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Hi BrendaSue--

Glad you've stayed on track over your break. Make sure you pack snacks. Easy and portable snacks so you don't get too hungry. And I'm sure chasing after kiddos makes it tough to stop and take a lunch, make arrangements to take a break so you can have something quick. Make an arrangement with a co-worker to take a 15 minute break to eat some lunch. Try eating carrots during a morning break. Take care of YOU so you can take care of them!

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I've been off work for the last 12 days and I was actually able to keep my food in check. Worried that I will fall back into old patterns now. Up at 3am, working 13-15 hours, then cleaning up after the daycare kids. I don't tend to think about what I eat, I just eat whatever is easy when I get a chance. Usually the wrong thing and well past the point of being hungry so I overeat. I really hope I can find a way to overcome this problem but kids don't have set schedules and want what they want when they want it.....

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I am going to happy with how I am and I will make each day how I wish!

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1/2/15 6:16 P

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I know what you mean! I too eat when stresses, anxious, lonely,...and I eat when excited, happy, etc...I eat all the time!! Just have to make sure that what I eat is healthy and a wise choice.
Keep your chin up, and face forward...look at the bright future in what you are to achieve, and success is going to be right there waiting for you.

Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.
I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

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1/2/15 11:48 A

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Losing weight will not make me happy. Being happier will help me lose weight. I eat because I am sad, lonely, depressed, frustrated...If I can improve my outlook and "fix" some of the things that bother me...I will automatically start taking better care of myself, having more energy, feel like getting out and doing stuff instead of sitting at home wallowing.

Let this be the year of: a better attitude, greater gratitude, and learning to love myself the way I am so I will want to treat myself better emoticon

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8/10/14 10:53 A

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Gorgeous here this weekend.
I came right back home after the bbq and did a few of my chores but not enough. Then I promptly had a nap, really shouldn't have but it WAS dancing night and the week is so tiring. Today is my finish chores BEFORE going fishing and try to talk the bf into staying with me tonight.
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8/7/14 8:16 P

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Sounds like you are ALL over it DOGOARG! Way to go!! :-)

You WILL be fine and it sounds like you've got yourself a keeper there with him providing support. :-)

Keep us posted!!

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8/7/14 6:06 P

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Little changes, little changes.
Go ahead and write down everything (gasp) you want to do but then pick one, hey...stop I said just one (1)
get that one under control before you move on to the next. My first big one was to track EVERYTHING, then on to 'do ten minutes fitness a day' and now I'm on to the next one.

I have trouble with the BF at times, doing what he wants and when and not giving me the space I crave. I hate to say it but I believe if you don't put the foot down now, it is not going to happen when you live together.

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8/7/14 10:59 A

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We will be fine. :) I had a cold feet day yesterday. My house now has a rent to own contract on it, the wedding venue is booked and the deposit paid. Its getting real...YIKES lol Thanks for your support....it means a lot to me :D
I am going to talk to him about giving me space and time to work out. He had an extra two days off work this week and since we only see each other on weekends it is hard to put my foot down and say I'm going to go do this. :) It will be easier when we are in the same house l

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8/6/14 12:48 P

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It IS a huge change and your concerns are VERY valid! This is important and important to your future health. Even though he doesn't have the same values, and maybe never will, you will need to find a way to keep moving forward with your goals.

Would it be possible for you to have a certain area of the cupboard and the frig to keep your foods in? Or maybe you could take charge of the shopping and therefore the menu? If he wants to eat junk and unhealthy foods, then he'll have to go buy them and get them himself. Is there a way you could make that work???

Have you talked with him about this yet?? I mean in terms of YOU wanting to keeping eating healthier and your worries about how hard that might soon be (not about telling him how he needs to eat better but about how YOU want to stay on track).

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8/6/14 11:54 A

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my partner is diabetic, has high blood pressure and cholesterol, a messed up thyroid and his knee needs to be replaced as he can hardly walk most days. Do I need to say he does not look after himself? He refuses to control his carb intake for his diabetes and doesn't see anything wrong with me eating burgers and fries if it makes me happy. Like me he seems to have a belief that food = happy. I am not very strong in the area of me (I get in trouble all the time for looking after others and sacrificing myself) So to try to get him to look after himself seems like nagging to me. I try to quietly lead by example but in the heat of the moment I'm just as likely to scarf a hamburger as he is. Although he bought a cooler that straps on to the back of the Harley and wants to start packing healthier lunches to take with us when we ride. It probably isn't as bad as I am thinking. Maybe just nerves because of the HUGE change that is coming???? :) Thanks for listening and supporting :)

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8/6/14 11:42 A

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Hi DOGOARG,

I think it's great that you are identifying your concerns about this part of the move in process. It's so tough to make such a change after so many years. It had been 13 years for me when my hubby (then fiance) and I moved in together. I found that it's really about having the same values. Luckily my hubby and I have similar values about wanting to be healthy and so we both work together to eat better. I'm much worse at it than he is, though. ;-) And I do get possessive about my food, especially my gluten-free food. It's getting better though.

Anyway, does your fiance have similar values about wanting to improve health? If not, is there another something that he values as much as you value getting healthy? Maybe you could use that as a comparison for him. Bottom line in my mind is that you need to talk to him about your concerns. If he doesn't have a similar value then maybe you could explain it to him it terms of what he values and then both agree to respect and support the others' values.

I would encourage you to stay strong and stand up for yourself and your goals at this critical turning point. You can do it!!! Remember not to put his desires above your needs - or at least find some sort of compromise to get your needs met.

Hang in there!!

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8/6/14 10:41 A

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My experience is that "he/she who does the shopping/cooking controls the menu". emoticon emoticon

That being said, I'm sure your fianc' respects your efforts to eat healthy and take care of your body; therefore I would think that agreeable compromises will be made. Just be open about what you can, and can not, resist. emoticon

My husband and I tend to have our "guilty pleasure" foods stored in different areas with the understanding that they are "hands off" to the other person. emoticon

I must confess that I am fortunate that my family is all on board with the healthy trends I have started so there are few issues with "unwanted" food in the house.

Good Luck, I'm sure you two will work it out emoticon

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I am moving in with my fiance this month. I have not lived with anyone for 24 years. I have some questions about how do you guys manage your eating when the person across you from you is able to eat as much of whatever they want? I find it difficult to look after myself on weekends when we are together...now it will be my entire life and I am afraid of what that might do to my fitness goals. If you would be willing to share what works for you I would appreciate it. Thanks

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7/27/14 4:33 P

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Went to a community dance with my Hubby and daughter last night. Danced non-stop for 2+ hours. Had a BLAST!

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7/26/14 10:38 P

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It's getting better but I need to get enough sleep.

You'll find eating better and having more energy will translate into weight loss. Good job so far!

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7/25/14 10:35 P

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I have been eating better and have more energy, but weight not moving, and it still feels great, not getting bummed this time

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7/25/14 9:23 A

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Those grandbabies can suck the life right out of a person! :) I find that for me I just can't totally relax when they are around. My maternal instincts are on high alert just in case...and that is draining. Gotta love them though :D

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7/25/14 7:21 A

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68ANNE - caring for an infant can really wear a person out. I had that experience when my granddaughter was living with us. Even though I wasn't supposed to be responsible for her, we all pitched in and helped, especially when her mom was in the hospital for 10 weeks last summer.

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7/24/14 6:29 P

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I hadn't even heard of it before. Now I know to watch out for it

Finally I've almost got the new job and no computer thing worked out.....but..........I've added a new element.
My daughter went back to work so I watch the newborn for about five hours after work.
Have I mentioned that I am really really tired? lol

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Don't beat yourself up over things like that, DOGOARG. Learn from the experience.

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7/22/14 6:42 P

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well I blew my eating right out of the water today. Apparently Booster Juice is not a good idea...or at least you have to plan for it. Who knew Drat :( lol

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Yes I can! And I will !!! I'm going to try and log onto this team forum more frequently because I do know that helps me to stay motivated talking to such great people like all of you!!

Thanks!

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You can do it!!! Positive thoughts

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Well I do know and believe mindset and your thoughts has a lot to do with being successful at losing and maintaining. Just need to get back on track with my thoughts.

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I don't like weight gain but I don't look at it all together with what I have left to lose. I've come further and I've learned more.
I get frustrated but I'm healthier then ever and I'm happier

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