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3/18/09 11:54 P

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I just wanted to add that I'm cheering you on and sending positive thoughts your way!

"An affirmative thought is 100 times more powerful than a negative one"



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3/12/09 1:42 A

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Like you, I followed a lot of diet advice and when I reached a plateau and not amount of exercise or eating what "they" said that I should eat worked. Then I found the Carbohydrate Addicts Diet LifeSpan Program by Dr. Richard and Dr. Rachael Heller. I applied it an my weight started moving down again. It is a lifestyle change that one can adjust too at your own pace if you follow their guidelines in The 7-Day Low-Carb Rescue and Recover book. There is even a Carbohydrate Addicts Team on SP where there is a lot of good information if you are interested.

The problem is not with you, but with the misinformation that you have been given. Good luck!
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3/12/09 1:05 A

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I love Auntie Mame, it is one of my favorites! My aunt and I quote it often.

Raven

"The woman who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones." - Chinese Proverb

"Life is a banquet/ and most poor suckers are starving to death!" - Auntie Mame

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3/12/09 1:04 A

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Carla!

I am crying, you wrote just what I needed to hear! Thank you so much! It helps to know that someone else understands and it helps to hear that I need to siu (suck it up) as Monk would say. I have always excelled at helping others and sucked at helping myself. Thanks again!

and thank you to everyone else for supporting me!

love and life,
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"The woman who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones." - Chinese Proverb

"Life is a banquet/ and most poor suckers are starving to death!" - Auntie Mame

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3/11/09 6:11 P

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sorry u are struggling emoticon
just remember u are not alone there's plenty of us on this journey ....and there's power in numbers....we can do it if we believe we will achieve emoticon emoticon trish

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3/11/09 5:19 P

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I don't know how much I can help except to say that I'm there for you and with you. We seem to have this incredible ability to undermine our own success. One thing I'll suggest is looking down at th quote in your signature....you move a mountain by starting with the small stones. (I also happen to LOVE Auntie Mame and that quote is one of my most favorites!!) I wonder if we're all a little like Agnes and try to hide behind baggy clothes and horn-rimmed glasses so that we don't have to be held accoutnable for "LIVING".
For me it's adding movement. I've worked really hard to add at least 30 minutes of cardio every day and when the scale doesn't go down I just shrug and say something like, "oh well, I must be putting on some muscle" and I go grab a handful of CHIPS! Well, shioot, duh, no wonder the numbers aren't going down, girl, get your hand outta your mouth!
So, WE (you and I) have to recognize that we're not doing the RIGHT thing and then DO the right thing. I'm in. How about you?
I'm not asking to lose 25 pounds in a month, like the ads are saying. I just want it to keep going down every week so I "see" some results. So I have to make some really hard-core, in-my-face changes and stick to them. This weight didn't go on in a month, it's not gonna come off that way either. You've made a really courageous choice to say out loud that you're having trouble. That's great. Now what are we gonna do? Just keep sticking to the plan, reading the articles, following the ideas they have for plateaus and stuff, get moving even more, AND MAKE BETTER CHOICES.
I really am there for you if you want to keep in touch and try some online accountability. I just read your SparkPage and you need to go back there and read that again too. You have some really, really good motivational words there too. You knew this was gonna be tough, now toughen up and stick with it. It means a lot to you and you can do it. Look at your mind-body connection ideas. You obviously believe that there's a strong tie between what your mind thinks and how it affects your body. So, look at the "whys". I'm talking soul-searching. You can do that too. You can beat this hold that food has and the things you do to sabotage yourself. I really believe in you, looking at the words you've written to us and to yourself.
Keep going, babe! We can WIN!
Love and Blessings.
Carla


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3/11/09 3:52 P

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I can not seem to get the scale started down, which is leading to some very unwise choices foodwise. I can not figure out why I keep sabotaging myself! I am just looking for any suggrstions anyone might have.

love and life,
Raven

"The woman who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones." - Chinese Proverb

"Life is a banquet/ and most poor suckers are starving to death!" - Auntie Mame

leader: Mend Your Mind/Body Connection
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Challenges for those 300+lbs
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I'm a Cauliflower Cutie, and proud!!!

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