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4/14/13 9:18 A

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Thanks Lucy!!!


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4/13/13 4:17 P

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Awesome Mel!!! You go girl!!!

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8 lbs GONE

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4/7/13 11:29 A

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Thanks Lucy- I have to do it before my health becomes severely compromised!


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4/7/13 8:42 A

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Great Mel! I know you can do this! I have faith in you!

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4/6/13 9:36 P

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Today was the first day I was perfect foodwise in I don't know how long!!! It really feels good to have no self-recriminations tonight.

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I think it's time we all did that! Keep fighting Mel!

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I am just checking in on this thread.... The good fight has started again. I am working on becoming a better me and learning to like myself..

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Yeah Mel!!! You rock, girl!!!

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6/9/12 9:45 A

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Down 6 lbs this morning!

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6/8/12 10:26 P

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Another great day for me!!! I am feeling so good - I hope it lasts!

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6/7/12 7:53 A

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I always did my best when i had friends with the same mindset when I went out to eat. Good for you Mel!!!

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Great going Lucy!!!! The girls I go out with for Girl's Night Out every week have all decided that I inspired them tonight with my food choices (which made me feel good) so we are all going to support each other... there are 5 of us...

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Yeah Mel!!!! I've been reading Bob Harper's book and I've lost 3 pounds in 3 days!!

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6/6/12 4:24 P

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FINALLY!!!!!! 2 days of good eating and drinking my water and feeling better about me!


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Good job, Mel!

Write on!


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3/30/12 11:01 A

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I have a Frapachino that I am returning because it is 180 calories- I would rather have the 80 calories of the Bailey's creamer- Let my friend who gave it to me have the extra 100 calories.. that is one good thing I am doing for myself

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Yay, Mela! You go, girl!

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2/27/12 6:30 P

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HOORAY!!! I finally had a good day - food and exercise both!!!

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LOL Janet!! Whatever works!!!

I glad we all found motivation again

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You girls are so smart!

My latest motiivational effort is this photo of a girl boxer with a caption that says "Oh, yes, I can!" I posted a copy on the fridge door and another inside my cube at work, where she stares defiantly at me all day. Hopefully she'll intimidate me out of emo-eating.

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YEAH MEL!!! I have some new inspiration too. The article on the front page of my paper showing my Dr. after his 110 pound weight loss. I'm laminating it & putting it on the fridge. It will be like he's asking me "What are you doing?" everytime I open the fridge door!

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I have been doing really well for the past 2 days... I had an epiphany and realized there are things that I want to do and I cannot do being fat...This has helped me tremendously in the past couple of days... I don't want to overeat, and if I want something I don't really need to have, I just think about what I want.... One day at a time....

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1/21/12 10:56 A

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I am doing well today so far.. got my cardio in by walking the snowblower (not as easy as I thought) and cleaning off the Jeep- which is quite a feat at just under 5 feet tall!

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Don't beat yourself up Janet. You know what happened and you know how to correct it! You'll have a better day today!

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I had a really bad night last night. I worked late on a report that was awful. I had to review over 5,000 entries and redact personal information. The font was so small that about halfway through I felt like I was going blind. By the time I got finished and was able to reprint it with the changes, I was beat. I called DH and told him to put in an order for pizza. He also ordered chocolate cake. Needless to say, I stress-gorged. The only bright side is that lunch was a broth-based soup and some fruit, so I may have actually stayed close to my calorie range, but I feel horrible because I fell back into that stupid stress-and-exhaustion eating pattern.

Today I'm going to do better.

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Woo Hoo Mel!!! Have a great day!!

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1/19/12 9:48 A

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Good Morning all!!!


I did well yesterday- looking forward to another good day!!!

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I am going to dinner tonight with "the girls" ( my highschool buddies who weren't my buddies in highschool) I am determined to make good choices for my food consumption... It is at an Grille & Tavern so they have a decent variety.

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My kindle has taken me a away from the book. Thanks for reminding me, Mel! I need to start reading it again! Another pattern of mine, buy a weight loss book, read it halfway through and never go back! Not this time!!

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1/16/12 8:42 P

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I got the book Lucy- I read the forward so far....

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I've discovered one of my patterns & early enough to do something about it! I usually blow it after 2 straight weeks of doing good. This past weekend I started to blow it again, without realizing it until before dinner tonight, I started nibbling and trying to figure out what I could eat "that wouldn't matter" after eating a chocolate covered PNB cookie, it hit me, this is how I fail every single time! I caught it in the bud at dinner. We had Pecan Pie for dessert so I made a concentrated effort to cut back on my portions to allow for the pie instead of eating what I want and thinking "The Hell with it!" Can't wait to be solid and on track for real tomorrow!

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I like the concept, Lucy!

Write on!


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I'm reading this book Think & Grow Thin. I just read a few paragraphs about how you should think & act like a thin person so you don't hit such a wall when you reach your goal. Cute idea along the lines of "Fake it til you make it". So the Victoria's Secret catalog came in today. Not sure how I got on the mailing list, but whatever. I like to look through it and make fun of the models who's "sexy look" could easily be confused with just being hit between the eyes with a 2" x 4", but I digress. Anyway, there is absolutely NOTHING I can fit into in this catalog. As I was about to throw it out thinking I'll look at it when I'm thin, the "Fake it til you Make it" theory popped into my head. So tonight I'm going to not only look through this catalog, but fill out the order form with abandon! Not only can I wear a VS size Medium (my dream size), but I can easily afford the prices as well. Why not have a little fun pretend shopping. Maybe my brain will take the hint and release a few pounds in the process!

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Way to go guys! I just have a old school graph on the back of my bedroom door!

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Great going Janet!!! Have you tried the bmi on SP? I have and it seems to work well...

I have been doing really well for 2 days... I am logging all my food and I am slowly taking down the decorations as I have no one to help me... I parked far away from the entrance to the foodstore this morning (man- was it cold!!!) and I stayed with the list... no extra goodies..

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So far, so good. I ate a nice salad for lunch and then made French Onion Soup (my skinnied down version) for our New Years Eve dinner. New Years Day, ditto on the lunch salad and for dinner I made Cornish Hen with Apple-Walnut Stuffing (from The SparkPeople Cookbook) and Chef Meg's slimmed down version of Green Bean Casserole (also available in the cookbook). We took down both trees and although it hasn't all been packed back in the storage closet yet, I'm starting to reclaim my space. (YAY!)

Today I had another nice salad for lunch, but added 1/2 cup of tortellini with a light white sauce. (Getting rid of leftovers from Friday dinner.) For dinner tonight, I'm making grilled salmon, steamed broccoli and brown rice.

One of our Christmas traditions is buying a small box of good Belgian chocolates and I've been allowing myself one piece per day. Since I was sick going into the holidays, I didn't get ANY baking done, so aside from some peanut brittle (which I don't much care for), a bowl of pistachios and some "holiday shapes" pretzels, there's not much around our house to tempt me. I sent the leftovers from Christmas Eve and Christmas Day home with my kids, which worked out quite nicely.

I haven't been on the scale lately, so IDK how I'm doing pound-wise. Part of my plan for 2012 is to weigh and measure more regularly and I set up a nifty little Excel worksheet where all I have to do is plug in my weight and measurements (I'm doing bust, waist, and hips only), and the spreadsheet calculates my BMI (according to formula, which I get isn't as accurate as caliper measurements, but it's the best I can do), my waist/hip ratio, change in weight and overall change in inches. It also calculates and displays a target BMI for each of the 52 weeks in 2012. I think that will help motivate me.

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You're right Lucy- It WILL be an amazing day!

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It will be an amazing day Mel!

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I was BETTER today- not real good... I will be better tomorrow - I KNOW IT!!!

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What's shakin' posse? Had a great first day and I didn't really have to try that hard. Took down the tree and counted it as activity! Watched what I ate and wasn't even tempted by leftover goodies. Hope everyone else is having a great new beginning too!

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Well, next week is planned out, nutrition and workouts. Eating out tonight, but planning on making a healthy choice!

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Good for you Lucy!!! I am having a pizza party tomorrow night for the grand-nieces so I will start New Year's Day....

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Tonight I'm sitting down and planning out my workouts and meals for the next week. I'm looking forward to getting some order back in my life!

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I prefer hard copies of books like that too. I'm still reading about his life right now and haven't got to the nuts & bolts, but I feel more connected to him than any other get thin book author I've ever read. (The shirtless pics don't hurt either!)

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I ordered the book Lucy... Books like that I like to have a hard copy rather than on the Kindle.

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I'm glad you're feeling better, Janet. I got a copy of Think and Grow Thin by Charles D'Angelo. So far it's a really good book and I think it will help me look at losing weight from a different angle.

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I need to thank my Higher Power for giving me a flu bug right before Christmas. I was cursing it all along because I was so sick and dragging my backside trying to get the rest of the shopping, wrapping, cooking, cleaning, etc. done that I was miserable. So why am I thankful now? Because it left me with next to no appetite. What I did eat, I took in very small portions, praying that it wouldn't set off new waves of nausea and stomach cramping. (And I do mean stomach - nothing intestinal about it. In fact, I was a little bit afraid that I was having a gall bladder attack due to the location of the pain.)

Most my food intake since Christmas Day has consisted mainly of saltine crackers, hot tea and apple cider. Last night I ate a 3-oz portion of filet mignon, a nice Caesar salad and a small baked potato. That's the most I've eaten in a day for about 2 weeks.

Now, if I can just train myself that THESE ARE THE APPROPRIATE PORTIONS, it will be all good. Honestly, I'm kind of digging the saltines and tea thing. I know that's not a balanced diet, but it has been satsifying me quite well, thank you.

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I am still trying to rein-in my quantities of foods...

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I cooled down, did more research on the book and decided to buy it anyway. I just waited until I didn't feel frantic and out of control & had more info about it. I'll let you know how it is.

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I just caught myself about to do my usual stupid move. When I feel desperate and out of control, I immediately run to Amazon and order the next greatest diet book. I actually had Think! & Grow Thin in the cart and was about to place the order when I stopped myself. This past year, I've bought 4 different diet books and got bored without finishing a one of them. I need to break a lot of bad habits and cycles, this is one of them.

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I literally feel almost itchy. Just like I'm going to snap! It's unreal. It's not even that there's all that much stuff in the house right now or that I want to go off the deep end, I just am so afraid that I will have a huge binge that it's driving me nuts.

We do our Christmas baking next week and we are already planning single batches and not as many varieties.

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Lucy- I understand... I walked down the frozen food aisle and the Turkey Hill Eggnog IceCream (on sale for $2.50) was yelling at me and I caved......

I have to learn to just stick to the list...

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I haven't had an eggnog shake and I'm not sure I really want one anyway. However today i feel like an addict who's about to hit rock bottom. We had Pizza cake & ice cream last night I ate what I wanted to without guilt and did better than I mostly would have. There's left over cake and ice cream and a client brought me a ginormous cookie tray yesterday of ALL MY FAVORITES - no lie there is not a single cookie on that tray that I don't like. I'm sharing it but I seriously feel like a drug addict who's wandered into a crack house and is about to go on a wicked bender. I haven't yet and I'm trying really hard, but the temptation is overwhelming to me right now. Anyone else feeling this way?

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I treated myself the other day to eggnog...Not the shake- just Southern Comfort Eggnog...

I hear you both about feeling slothy (as Lucy says) I am determined today to stay on track and do what is right for me.....

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The shake was awesome and worth worth the cheat. It was from Steak'n'Shake and even though they top it with whipped cream and a cherry, it was really thick, egg-noggy and delish. "Steak" is the only place I ever get shakes because they're hand-dipped. Everyplace else it seems like the just come out of a machine and they're thin and blah.

If I had only done the shake, I think I would feel okay. The burger and fries were DEFINITELY not worth the cheat and just left me feeling stuffed and bloated.

I think I've finally burned off some of the sugar carbs and flushed out some of the salt because I'm starting to feel better, but I don't think I'll really feel like eating anything else the rest of the night.

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How was the shake? I usually treat myself to an eggnog & a shamrock shake, but since they've started serving them with whipped cream they have both sucked! Just wondering if it was worth the cheat or not.

Today wasn't good either. I just can't seem to pull it together. I fall apart every December, but tomorrow will be better because I feel like crap right now, not because I stuffed myself, but because I'm getting seriously tired of carbs & sugar and feeling like a sloth all day long from the walking carb coma!

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I'm having a rough day. Dentist appointment first thing for a routine cleaning - during which it was discovered that part of a filling was missing, so I have to go back again next Tuesday and have the whole filling removed and redone. Like I have time for that right now!

Once every holiday season I treat myself to an eggnog milkshake. Since my jaw was a little tender I decided that today would be a good day for that I had that and a portabello Swiss burger and some fries for lunch. I'm okay that it was a calorie-laden lunch because I have a meeting right after work tonight, so dinner won't be much - maybe a banana and some Greek yogurt.

Unfortunately, I didnt think about all the salt on the burger & fries. Now my legs and feet are feeling all puffy and seriously uncomfortable in the knee-high boots I'm wearing. Besides which, I'm so full of carbs that I would just love to lay down and take a nap. It might not be so bad except that it's going to be probably another 5 hours before I can do that! LOL

Tomorrow will be a better day. I take it as a positive sign that one poorly chosen meal is making me this miserable. I just have to focus on remembering how this feels the next time I get the urge to splurge.

Nobody to blame but myself. If today was going to be my eggnogg shake treat day, I should have just had the shake and left it go at that.

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Tomorrow I am eating better, that's all there is to it. The past couple days I've felt like crap and quite frankly, I'm sick of bad food and believe it or not... meat. The past couple weeks the thought of red meat has been gross to me and grilled chicken turns my stomach. I think I need to strip down my eating to healthier, more nutritious foods and listen to my gut, literally!

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Lucy's right, Mel. If you ever tried to leave us, we would be on you like funk on a skunk!

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aaaahhhhh thanks Lucy! Although I had a rough start to the day- my Keurig wouldn't work- I got the regular Procter Silex pot working and had my coffee... I know I can survive without coffee, but it doesn't feel like it first thing in the am!!! Well- after a phone call to Keurig cust svc, my machine is back in business and I am a happy camper... I had my oatmeal w/ BetterN Peanut Butter and for lunch I had a salad... so far so good....

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We would hunt you down like a dog in the street if you ever left us!!! Love you Mel!

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I am grateful for this thread... I have confessed on the DT thread (thank you Lucy for the support and the Goodie) that I have battled bulimia for almost 30 yrs.. Although I am not ready to confess it to the world (unless they read this thread), I am ready to come clean to my fellow Posse members.... It is a strange compulsion (I do not think of it as a disease or sickness) and most of the time now I can avoid it since I have had years of therapy and I know what I have to do to keep myself from it... When it does rear its ugly head, I just really try to get back on track so I will not eat vast amounts of food, hate myself, and then purge....

I must admit that I have been my best since joining SP, and for the 1st 2 yrs of SP I did not purge at all... Now it is an occasional battle and I am praying that, once I can get back on track, it will be more years without it bothering me...

So my goal this year is simple... Stay on track, eat moderate amounts of food, keep my food diary going, and not leave SP for any reason....

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I'm sure the hostess would appreciate any leftovers so she doesn't have to cook the next day. I know I would!

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