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4/28/13 2:26 A

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Breakfast is the hardest for me to eat. I am afraid once I start to ingest food, then I will be hungry all day. So, a lot of mornings, I just have a low carb protein shake which will get my nutrients in me, but doesn't get me focused on eating a lot of variety of foods for a meal.

Wooo... very scary to actually put down my starting weight total! Got to get real with myself and lose it!


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5/29/10 3:34 P

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I always eat with the other people in my home. Kids are having a snack, hubby eating dinner,etc. I am terrible. Just because someone else is hungery, doesn't mean I am too!

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9/19/09 2:29 P

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Yea baby! the Diva emoticon

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9/18/09 11:26 P

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Do you really think there is a pole out there that will support me???

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9/18/09 11:11 P

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well miss M - we'll have to get you a hobby - pole dancing soundn' good yet Claire Get the GOOD stuff within arms reach - helps emoticon

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9/18/09 4:25 P

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At night I was usually going for the carb/salt fix for my post-exercise snack and that may be part of the problem (see today's spark blog). Just this week have been trying to make it more protein and fiber - yogurt w/dried fruit, raw veggies w/hummus, stuff like that. So far have been having mixed results with over- indulgence but will keep it up a while longer and see.

Carol


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9/18/09 12:38 P

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I agree, Carol. My problem is absolutely boredom. I rarely eat out of hunger. It is boredom and avoidance (of housework!).

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9/9/09 11:55 A

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Maybe - try portioning blueberried, strawberries, grapes, Etc & have them in snack bags ahead of time in the freezer . So you know 1 bag is all you get Works for me. I also save my allocation of yogurt or some of it to mix w/the fruit - no way are you hungry afterward Claire Good Luck emoticon emoticon emoticon

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6/1/08 5:48 P

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I'm right near downtown Scottsdale and use the paths in the greenbelt and around chaparral lake quite a bit - although with the weather heating up, usually only go there early in the morning. I got a membership at the Y, but mainly use the one in Mesa rather than Scottsdale because of traffic. If you're anywhere near me, perhaps we could get together for some exercising.

Carol

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6/1/08 3:11 P

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HEY,I TRIED HYONOSIS A FEW TIMES IT WAS HARD FOR ME TO RELAX.I
FINALLY STARTED LISTENING TO THE TAPES AT BED TIME .BUT GOT TO EXPENSIVE SO I HAD TO RETURN TAPES AND STOP. MIGHT LOOK IN TO IT AGAIN TO HELP WITH WEIGHT LOSS. ANYTHING IN SCOTTSDALE AREA. ALSO LOOKING FOR WORKOUT FRIEND? emoticon

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5/23/08 9:07 P

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It actually doesn't sound crazy to me - I used hypnosis, coupled with acupuncture, to kick my 40 year pack-a-day cigarette habit. You're right, it does help with relaxation and taking your mind off your cravings - surprised it didn't occur to me. I'll check out that website or see if I the person I used before still has an office in Scottsdale.

Thanks for bringing it up!

Carol

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5/23/08 1:15 P

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Hypnosis works ... may sound crazy, but I found that it helped me forget about food. Something about the subconscious mind re-learning things. I got some CD's from www.wendi.com
I listen at night just before going to sleep. If nothing else, it's so relaxing that it helps you unwind.

Never give up...JUST DO IT!


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5/12/08 11:41 A

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I'm good about entering and portion control during most of the day. I started riding my recumbent bike in the evening as a way to avoid the boredom/stress eating I was doing while watching TV or reading, but now find that when I'm finished, I'm famished and go for a 'small' snack but wind up way over-eating. I'm trying to control those urges to binge with limited success, and definitely don't want to do away with the extra cardio calorie-burning of the bike. There's got to be some way to strike a balance, I just haven't found it yet - any suggestions?

Carol

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5/10/08 10:05 A

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Yes, my mother used to say there were children starving in China.
I just bought a digital scale based on reading some of the posts on SP. It really is amazing. I actually stopped putting raisins in my oatmeal because they were doubling the calories of my breakfast. I opt for apple chunks now. The raisins were 10% of my daily calorie goal. Didn't know that until I measured them.

Never give up...JUST DO IT!


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5/9/08 12:59 A

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I've gotten into the habit of entering EVERYTHING on the food tracker, and at least once, measuring my bowl of cereal, serving of veggies, etc. I found what I had been calling 'a serving' was in reality about 3. Also am trying to move more to the grazing mode of eating 4 - 5 small meals during the course of the day rather than 3 big ones dictated by the clock.

I like your plan of just stopping when you've eaten a healthy serving - I'm still getting rid of all that childhood "clean your plate, think of the starving _________ (fill in the blank of the the most recent famine area)". I never could make the correlation between me eating every bite of liver and some child halfway around the world not dying of starvation, but the clean plate syndrome is still a difficult one to break. I picked up some smaller plates at the $ Store - the ones divided into 3 sections, and am starting to use those as an aid in portion control. Next I hope to move on to your position that stuffing excess food into my mouth is in reality a greater waste.

Carol

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5/8/08 7:50 P

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I've learned the difference between appetite and hunger. I did have a huge appetite, which meant I would continue to eat just because ...it tastes good, it's there, I'm bored, it will spoil...

Anyway, I have decided to eat when I'm hungry, and stop when I've eaten a healthy serving...instead of a grossly ridiculous mound of food. It was hard at first, but I broke the habit. I no longer think of food being WASTED. I'd rather put it down the disposal than in my mouth.

Never give up...JUST DO IT!


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4/23/08 9:25 P

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I'm sorry to hear about your father - depression and stress are definitely triggers for my bingeing as well. I taped a card to my fridge with the saying: "The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want now." Now when I go to raid it, I'm forced to ask myself if this is really what I want MOST - and the answer is almost invariably NO!!

Setbacks are designed to be learning experiences - how we fail gives us a good indication of how we can succeed. You have a positive attitude and are into losing weight for the right reasons - a healthy life, not just a skinny one. Keep hanging in there!

Carol

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4/23/08 11:46 A

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Boredom as well... If I get bored I have a tendency to mindlessly munch. Also depression, my father died on the 13th of this month and I ate my way through the week. I gained 8.6 lbs.

Sarah



"Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

–Walt Disney


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4/21/08 11:44 P

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During the day and as long as I stay busy and focused, I'm pretty much OK. It's in the evenings as I'm winding down that my guard definitely slips and I find myself munching out as I'm reading or at the computer. I'm thinking of maybe learning to crochet or something just to keep my hands occupied so they don't start reaching for food.

Carol

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4/21/08 8:47 A

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I'm with you I tend to eat when I'm bored. I also noticed that when I'm sick I want to eat the comfort foods that I try to avoid when I'm healthy! Best approach for me is to stay active and healthy I guess. emoticon

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4/19/08 9:52 A

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"If hunger is not the problem, then food is not the answer". I know my trigger is not hunger, more often than not it's boredom. What's your?

Carol

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