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6/27/10 9:47 P

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I can so relate to what you both are saying.....
I grew up with a Mom who was a gourmet cook. She used oodles of butter and cream in her cooking. She's have a fit if she could see me using fat free milk, Olive Oil, Light Mayo and no salt added to my cooking. Sorry Mom!!!!!

But I'm trying to climb out of the bottom of this roller coaster, so am going to try really hard to stay away from pasta and other carbs. Day 2 of my streak.....On to day 3.

By putting God first in our life, we can all achieve great things.

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6/25/10 11:50 P

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I so understand what you mean. I grew up on pastas of all sorts. My Mom was 100% Italian. No great shocker there. The problem is, once I get started, I crave them like I did strawberries when I was pregnant with my son. Once I get started, portion control goes out the window right along with good sense. For now, like you I am fighting my way back up from the dip. This time, the dip took me to the heaviest I have ever been.
I have to admit that it spooked me. I am right now the same age my Mom was when she left this life. My mind tells me that I am much healthier than she was and also much more active. But it still spooked me. Maybe that was a good thing, because it got me moving again. It got me back on SP and looking for ways to climb up and stay up.
I don't want to give up pasta and pizza either,and I won't, but I am learning, like you that balance and keeping on the move is the key.
We are on the right track and headed in the right direction.
Have fun at your get together with the Northern Colorado Team. I would love to go, but I am committed already to another event.
Keep movin', Nina

Definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again,expecting a different outcome.

Unforgiveness: The poison we drink hoping someone else will die.
(From Resolving Everyday Conflict.)


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6/25/10 10:45 P

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Right now I'm still struggling to get out of the dip and get to the top. But my plan for staying at the top is that I'm not really on a diet. My whole life I've lived without portion control or nutrition. I ate whatever I wanted whenever I wanted so I was always fat. Slowly over the years I've managed to cut out most of the fatty foods that made my weight skyrocket but not all of it because there's some that I still really like. Like pizza for instance. It's my favorite food. I CANNOT live without it. I can stay away from it for awhile but never ever eat it ever ever again? Forget it! Might as well kill me now because life wouldn't be worth living. Same with chocolate.

What I'm doing now though is, rather than cut out all the unhealthy food from my diet and live off of rabbit food, I'm merely cutting back. Developing portion control for the first time in my life. And I'm introducing healthier foods into my diet so I have more variety of what to eat and I don't automatically fall back on things like pizza. I'll keep up the portion control for the rest of my life but I won't keep out the foods that I love.

Oh! And I'll keep exercising every day too. I love to exercise. The endorphins make me so happy. Ultimately I'll be healthier for my entire life and I won't be on a roller coaster anymore...That's what I'm hoping anyway.

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6/24/10 4:26 P

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You're doing SO well Lou, don't give in now!

~JR~

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

Fall seven times, stand up eight.

You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.


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LOULOUBELLE2's Photo LOULOUBELLE2 Posts: 9,449
6/22/10 10:35 P

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I'm in the "Big Dip" at the bottom of the roller coaster right now...I'm hoping that after my Dr. Appt. on Thursday I'll start the steady climb back up. I'm stressed about this appt. and stress takes it's toll on me.
Focusing on portion control is where I have to start.....no large helpings or unhealthy choices. Maybe even upping my time on the stationery bike and strength training. Walking would help to if I'd get my back strong enough.

By putting God first in our life, we can all achieve great things.

A smile is one of the greatest gifts you can give, even to yourself.



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THEHERDLADY's Photo THEHERDLADY Posts: 506
6/22/10 7:15 P

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I'm so for enjoying the view! Let's see how many more want to enjoy it with us...

Definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again,expecting a different outcome.

Unforgiveness: The poison we drink hoping someone else will die.
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6/22/10 5:10 P

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It's interesting, the concept of a roller coaster for weight loss. Up and down, up and down. How about this way. When at the lowest level, we are at our highest weight. And we can't see a way out of that dip. But we work hard, and we climb, and we slowly struggle. And then we get to the top and we can see it all! But sometimes we slip right back down again... And the wind feels so good and it all happens so fast and before you know it you're back where you started and can't see a way out... I'm climbing right now. And I think I'll just stay and enjoy the view.

~JR~

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

Fall seven times, stand up eight.

You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.


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THEHERDLADY's Photo THEHERDLADY Posts: 506
6/22/10 1:54 P

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It is sneaky that way. It creeps up before you know it. Wise to get ahead of any more. That's what I should have done. However......

Definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again,expecting a different outcome.

Unforgiveness: The poison we drink hoping someone else will die.
(From Resolving Everyday Conflict.)


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6/22/10 1:33 P

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Not so much roller coaster for me as it seems like my set point is higher now than it ever was. I am a good 20 pounds higher than I was before my hysterectomy 3 years ago. I am not happy about it at all! I am also trying to be more attentive to my choices and plan to keep it from creeping even higher.

Carpe Diem!


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THEHERDLADY's Photo THEHERDLADY Posts: 506
6/22/10 12:03 P

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Here is how I plan to hop off my personal roller coaster. I got busy in our SP community. Everything I am reading tells me that people are more successful at changing lifestyle habits that are involved in the community. I already know how to eat right and exercise. Whether I choose to do it or not is another thing. My hope is that by being more involved, I will be more motivated to make the healthy choices I need to...
What are you doing??

Definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again,expecting a different outcome.

Unforgiveness: The poison we drink hoping someone else will die.
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6/22/10 10:44 A

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There has been lots of talk lately about the dreaded "diet" roller coaster. You know what I mean. You lose the same 5,10,15,20 or more pounds only to have them return in a few weeks or months bringing all their bulky little friends with them. All of the sudden, the jeans don't zip so easily. It's harder to button up. The buttons in your shirt don't lay right. The seams are straining to stay connected.
What are you doing to hop off the "diet" roller coaster, get healthy and stay that way? Have you found a secret that helps to change the pattern?
Share them here. We all want to hop OFF the "diet" roller coaster.


Edited by: THEHERDLADY at: 6/22/2010 (10:44)
Definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again,expecting a different outcome.

Unforgiveness: The poison we drink hoping someone else will die.
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