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It was actually fine today. I'm bucking to get moved from that class, but not because of the teacher. It would actually be a very easy gig for me, but there are only a few students who need my services and they in fact don't because the curriculum this teacher uses is pretty much set up to accommodate their problems. No tests and they can do each assignment as many times as they want to improve their grade. He very rarely has a student fail unless s/he digs in her heels and does nothing. I'm not going to make a difference in that situation. I might not in another but there must be classrooms with more students with disabilities.

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Day 2

I had my second cataract surgery. Miraculous. I see better today than I have my entire life.

JOL. Car accident, bummer. We're you injured?

OOLA. Thanks for the update about the school schedule. Too bad about the personality clash with your teaching partner. How could you turn the situation into lemonade?

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It doesn't sound to me like you were burned out as much as you were abused! You could have pressed charges and sued the school for taking her side, very likely. But what person who really cares about kids wants to take more money from school systems?

Believe me, if I had accumulated even 20 years already, I'd be out of here. But I started late. I've even had fantasies of leaving mid-semester, but I actually wouldn't want to do that. I know I'd brood about it later. But getting hit by a colleague might be the magic that makes it happen! She makes me and my outbursts sound wimpy.

This will probably sound mercenary, but what's worse than sharing a classroom is being 100% responsible for all the planning, implementation, and evaluating of classes of high school students, at least at this point in my career. I admit I'm not as versatile as many of my colleagues, but I've had to take stock and shield myself from situations that tax my weaknesses. It's not hard to find those situations in a public school classroom. If I luck out, I get paired with someone who can manage the classroom so that behavior problems are at a minimum. I'm pretty sure I've got three who can this year, but I might get switched out of on of those rooms. (and 92 weekdays before winter break)

I ate rather compulsively but it amounted to a couple of cups of cherries, so I'm not calling it a binge. It does worry me how slightly frantic I feel thinking about when the cherries-from-on-sale are going to run out. I have never felt they were worth $4-5 a pound, and I wish I could say that I'm considering paying that much in the future because I deserve to treat myself, yada yada yada. But it's really about jonesing for them. I don't want just a few at a time. I want A LOT. That's jonesing. Last year I got a lot at sale time, too, but I don't remember feeling I might have a problem when it was over. I just went on to other fruit. I never even look at cherries most of the year. But I have a feeling I'm not going to be able to forget about them so easily... first world problems.

Got to go finish planning for tomorrow. Day 16 BF complete.

Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 7/20/2017 (23:15)
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. SEVEN years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
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OOLALA sharing a classroom with an other teacher can be a BITC#!!!! did I ever tell you about the teacher I worked with who hit me in the back when I called our director to settle an argument. Than the director took her aside to talk first and took her side. I retired that day!!!!
There were other reasons why I wanted out but that was the last straw. I had worked for that school over 25 years and had seen many teachers and directors come and go. I had enough. I had started there before I was even out of high school. I loved teaching and love the children but I think I was burned out.

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Kathryn, it seems you have to institute a "no random eating" rule for yourself when you smoke. You know your body is going to give all kinds of excuses why you should eat. All False! Beck recommends having index cards with thoughts on them about why and how to control eating in difficult situations and to read them when things might get tough. You might also post on the hour commitment thread, too. Maybe pick a cut emoticon that you can allow yourself to use to report that you made it, and imagine how fun it will feel to be able to post it. Just ideas.

Day 15 BF complete.

Had a hissy fit over being assigned a class that starts tomorrow-- at 10:30 this morning. I haven't taught this level of student for at least four years. Just finished the syllabus. I keep saying I'm not going to take things as seriously but also had a bit of a heated interchange with a new teaching partner who nearly said outright that he doesn't want me in his classroom. Guess what, I don't want to be there, either. If I got paid to sit in the teachers' lounge instead, I'd do it. My manager said when things settle, she may be able to find me another room. I'm hoping she can allow me to help with testing, but she may not have an allocation for it this year.

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Tomorrow I will be working on Day One. Today I will be working on loving myself...anyway.

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Jol glad you like the quotes, I have fun picking one out

Positive quote-Obstacles are placed in our way to see if what we want is really worth fighting for

Yesterday smoked some of my med. weed and ate almost half a can of mixed nuts non stop. Did not call it a binge because did not go on to other foods and stopped when I saw what I was doing. Munchies can be a bitc#!!!!! I only smoke it when needed but am trying other things

Day 2 done working on day 3

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Finished Day 10 ! Working on Day 11 Binge Free!

Kathryn -- always love your quotes! Many are right on target. Thank you!

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Finished day 14 BF.

Today I realized as I was driving from a meeting site to my school (and had some extra time to get there) that I was considering buying something different for lunch for no good reason. Just because I could. But I honestly don't think I would have liked the experience of eating other food any more than what I had. I just have always wanted to cultivate the freedom to choose what I want and eat it in the right proportions for me, but I've shown myself that my foundational meal routines do a very good job for me and don't tend to be easy to overeat with a just a couple of bites. I really just have to accept that I don't need to be "scanning" for alternatives just because they're allowed. I can save having them for emergencies or at social events/

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Working Day 7 binge-free

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Day one done working on day two, starting off the day with a good high protein breakfast to make it through the morning hours, sausage, egg, slice whole wheat toast.

Positive quote-Find a way not an excuse

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Finished Day 9 ! Working on Day 10 Binge Free!

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OMGosh, I'm blind ! I see what you're talking about.

I'm surprised I'm hungry tonight, but delaying until breakfast. A continental one is being provided by our district as a welcome back to school. I may bring some protein powder to mix in my coffee as these are notorious starch fests.

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Lyla I always thought that emoticon was someone drinking water, but it does look like someone licking a salt shaker. emoticon

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Goochie, my middle school/ high school district decided about 8 years ago to match the calendars of the surrounding elementary school districts.Some people believe more frequent shorter breaks are better for information retention than the long, consolidated break, but it's actually still controversial that it's the time off that makes the difference. What isn't contested is that families with kids of different ages and in different systems pull their kids out of one of them to take vacations and such. Those kids lose instruction and the district doesn't get paid for every day a student misses.

We do get two weeks off the second half of Septermber and a week at Thanksgiving (instead of just two days.) Our winter break is longer and so is spring break, so we see the students the same number of days a year.

Our first day back, the administration staff made a full-on breakfast for us. I had about twice the amount of food I normally do, but it was great. I'm full enough after a later lunch that it's going to feel better to eat lighter at dinner. Not a punishment!

Finished day 12 yesterday. Working on day 13 BF.

*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
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Great advice. Yes, it's irritating, but I can handle it. I've done it before. YES!

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Finished Day 8 ! Working on Day 9 Binge Free!

Latest crisis -- Father's air conditioner doesn't work (at his home). Car accident last Thursday. I was rear ended and now my car doesn't run well. Think the engine block was twisted. Taking it to collision shop today. emoticon

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Day 3 Planning my meals is helping.

OOLALA Wherr did your summer go? Are schools approaching year round classes by starting in July?

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Stress can be a hard one, but remember that it's perfectly possible to want to eat when stressed, but still not do it. It feels lousy to sit there without eating, but later, especially after a good meal, I'm always SO glad I toughed it out. The habit circuit will make ti seem as if the world will end if you don't eat. It turns out nothing happens except some irritating discomfort. It's a perfect reason NOT to eat.

Tomorrow is first day of what might be my last year teaching, though no students until Thursday.

Day went according to eating plan. Feels good.

Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 7/17/2017 (18:17)
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. SEVEN years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
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Congrats to all of you. I'm working on Day 5. For me, it's all about stress. But the biggest stressor in my life is me! I need to remember I'm not superwoman and commit to doing more than I can handle. Most of the time I remember. emoticon

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Well, Lyla. that was a random but interesting little story. Was there supposed to be a photo?

I want to say that though it can be tricky, it really is possible to learn to appreciate true hunger. The thing is you usually have to be able to go through a little period of irritation with it, but it's amazing how often it will then become pleasant. And it doesn't get worse and worse, IF you can not let yourself get resentful at it. Know what you're going to have at your next meal before hand, if possible, and let yourself look forward to having it at the proper time. Be grateful for the hunger because it will make the food taste even better. Stay strong and go slowly to savor it. This will not come naturally, but it is SO worth the effort to cultivate these skills. Do NOT let your binge habit tell you that you can't learn these. In fact, learning them will likely increase your ability to hold out against binges. Be careful of spending too much time feeling that this is all so hard. That is likely part of the binge pattern wanting to keep the habit going. But don't beat yourself up over it, either. Just consider the possibility that you can have easier experiences, and even GOOD ones.

I purposely ate light today and got hungry in the evening, which is unusual for me. It was annoying for a bit, but it shifted and is actually feeling good right now. I feel so grateful that I"ve learned to wait it out like this. And man, am I going to enjoy my breakfast!



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Day 3? Who really knows. emoticon

Oy Oola I am trying not to react overdramatically re people making comments about visible weight loss. I have typed out several rants and deleted them so I will stop now.

emoticon what is happening here? Is this person licking the top of a salt shaker? I am reminded of a grade school field trip wherein for some reason we went to Wendy's or Arby's and one of my classmates LICKED THE INSIDE NECK OF A KETCHUP BOTTLE and everyone was shocked beyond all recovery. This was like, I dunno, 4th or 5th grade. And the poor kid that did it, I mean, he honestly didn't know any better, like he wasn't doing it to show off or be bad or whatever. I felt bad for him.

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I ran into a woman I used to know at the Zen Center on my last weekday morning hike for awhile. I'd forgotten how much my body has changed in the last couple of years. She seemed to think it was a lot. I sometimes don't know what to say since changing my size is just a side effect, and it feels a little funny to be complimented for just trying to stay mentally fit and save on wear and tear on internal organs. But I usually do remember to say thank you, though I know this time I didn't. I just said, oh, I guess you haven't seen me in awhile, though I was at an event on New Year's. Anyway, interesting.

Going to meet my new principal soon. Taking a lunch with me. I like to think I can be spontaneous about food and just get something when I'm out, but I'm usually sorry because I don't love what's easy to get anyway. I'll try to save the eating out when I can concentrate on it.

Day 9? 10?

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Day 4 done emoticon starting off day 5. Emotions popping up wanting to make me eat foods not on my plan today. I was feeling overwhelmed until I was making a positive collage for my collage book. I cut out words from a mag until I came up with today's positive quote-(Yes some times I quote myself).

Positive quote-Change your weight, shrink, focus more, be the story worth telling, the choice is yours!!! And on the page I have a train on track at a part where it can go in 3 directions I am staying going forward not veering off in other directions.

Hubby is really getting pretty good at taking himself to the bathroom during the day and using the urinal at night. He spent yesterday from 8 in the morning until 12 napping in my bed. I may let him back in it and have a living room again.






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Day 6
I hope things went well for you, Ann.
Looking forward to another great day.

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Day 3 (Thu)

No Tawney, I never tried any of those things. They have yoga and pilates classes at my gym. Maybe I will check it out when it gets cold (or rains). I am too restless to do much indoor stuff while it's hot out.

I went for a bike ride today, it was awesome. Nobody was out cuz it's hot as blazes here so I had all of Randall's island to myself, aside from some tiny day-campers. I am getting a lot better on the streets, or at least having increasingly fewer nerve-wracking traffic incidents.

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Day 3 done now finishing up day 4

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Good move posting. The hour commitment thread is good for this, too. (BTW, I believe even real hunger is not a good reason to eat if I've had a decent meal within a few hours, which I try always to have, and will eat within three hours.) A poster on another site calls that "let's go eat" attack "jonesing." There is no more clear reason NOT to eat than jonesing. Enjoy that tea. emoticon

Hey, does anyone ever actually use the pizza, burger, or fries icons?

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It's 3:45 pm and I'm having a hunger attack. Not a "I want good healthy food" but more like LETS GO OUT TO EAT attack. So I saw this place and thought I'd start Day 1 to help control my Dark Side. :-) I've been binge free since the end of June when some cheese slices called my name. I'm not sure what started this. Maybe it was this morning when some friends were talking about their fav restaurants. With me, it doesn't take much. But as Beck says, Delay, Delay, Delay.
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Beautiful day here. I have a lot to do today so had best get started.
Lyla, I hope you can find a balance that is acceptable to you but also feels good. Do you do any stretching or yoga or Pilates?


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I don't think long distances are desirable. I doubt very much that they have much of an advantage for longevity. Short distances, absolutely. The people in the Blue Zones are quite active into old age, but they never push themselves like someone does to train for long distances.

Okay, all, you won't believe this. YOU WON'T BELIEVE IT. I was looking at the upcoming school year's calendar for some other reason and it dawned on me as I checked the dates that I don't have another week of break. We start our new school year this coming Monday. Four days. I'm in shock. I was loving lounging around today and thinking how delicious it was that I had another week of it to look forward to. How could I have been so wrong? To not even know when your vacation is over? Talk about being in a fog! Or wishful thinking.

But I didn't eat. It didn't even occur to me. But I DID get another big bag of cherries on sale, and THAT was a reaction. They represent luxuriousness and freedom, silly as that sounds. I had said I wasn't going to buy anymore, but with the price and the shock, it just emerged as the right idea. Tomorrow they get divided up into smaller bags.

Day 8? 9? complete.

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I dunno Tawney, I could concentrate on getting faster in the shorter distances and lay off the long distances. But I've said that before. I just want to play tennis all day every day which is awesome but it's not really a well-rounded routine. Come fall/winter I won't have that option so I'll go back to spinning/swimming/elliptical/etc. It's whatever. But I'm definitely off long distances for a while, maybe forever. Running is a huge help with tennis but 5k at a time is plenty, without all the blood and guts.

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Yesterday was not a fasting/diet day so could eat what ever I wanted and what I wanted was a hamburger, so I went out and had one at one of my favorite restaurants. I passed on the fries they were pushing me to buy. I only wanted a burger and diet soda so held firm. The burger tasted great and keep me from being hungry for hours. I passed on dinner and just had a snack of a few grapes and dark chocolate covered nuts. I did not binge on the nuts, was afraid I might but controlled myself. Today the scale likes me, down point 6, that makes 3 pounds so far this week.

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Indulging in lots of compute stuff this morning, mostly sitting on the couch and glancing out at the birds feeding from the dish I used to put water in but which they rarely drank from. Apparently, feeding them not the best thing for them. I just bought a couple of bags of seed at the dollar store to try it out. If I want the pleasure of the birds without harming them and also to feed the ones most in need, I'm going to have to be willing to spend more and buy different food. But I will finish this bag first. (Is that like finished the bag of potato chips before going on a diet?)

Went out to dinner last night and thought I was going to get my whole beans. Wrong! Turnes out they refry black beans, too. Guess I just have to eat some of my own.

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Oolala, in answer to your question my drive to the pool is 6 miles. It struck me as funny that you called my drive into town a commute. We come from such different perspectives. My commute covers one mile of gravel road and 5 miles on the highway. Many mornings I do not see another vehicle. I go by two families of Canada geese who are nesting in dugouts along the highway. It is amazing how quickly the young birds mature. I may see a fox or deer and always the beautiful sky. Your Shakespearian experience sounds interesting. Which play will you be presenting? I accomplished another day of food prep without a hitch yesterday. I had decided to use the hour commitment board but in the end did not need it. I ate a couple of cookies for coffee and a couple of cookies for dessert after lunch. You know I think fewer tasted better a bunch would have.

I heard a good quote yesterday:

"The opposite of more is enough."

Lyla, I find it sad that you are hurting yourself running long distances. I remember what chafing felt like and I do not want to repeat the burning sting on that soft tissue. How can you re-evaluate? Movement towards fitness, in my mind can be fun. How can you treat yourself kindly and still make progress. What other goals can you set?

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I had a 15k race this weekend out of town, an annual road trip with my running team, and I am really disappointed with my performance, and my disappointment kind of wrecked what should have been a really fun trip (which was also a bit $$ so that just kind of makes the ruining of it, for which I have only myself to blame, even worse). I did terrible at this same race last year but it was in the immediate aftermath of my bro's fiancee's death etc., so my head really wasn't in it, and this year, even though I knew I really didn't train, I figured no matter what I couldn't do as badly as last year... but apparently I could! Anyway I'm so mad at myself, and it's so stupid, I mean such a stupid thing to be mad about but I really want to scream, and break stuff.

Anyway I feel like I ate too much yesterday, which I know doesn't necessarily mean a binge but I feel like I need to make a clean start today, maybe it will improve my attitude which at the moment is absurdly negative. I dunno, maybe I should quit running, I have really never found it especially enjoyable although it is rewarding in terms of super improving my fitness etc. But also a lot of frustration, not to mention no matter what I do (vaseline, body glide, talc, bandages), I can't seem to avoid ending up with gruesome wounds from chafing (not so much in shorter distances but once I hit about 10k and up).

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It has been a really good week for my eating. Those muted lines of not binging vs eating calories in range to lose weight are a constant challenge.
We go away tomorrow. Hubby has a conference, it is at amazing place to hike. I will have to be cautious. I will stick to easier trails. Weather is iffy, we hope to hike tomorrow and Saturday. Friday may have to be a spa day.

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Yesterday fished emoticon working on day two
Scale likes me again. I changed my tracker to just show what it is doing now that I am back in control of my eating and doing the EOD. I am planning my meals and doing better. I have increased my walking to three 5K walks a week in the morning. I took an unplanned one today in the wrong shoes and my feet hurt when I came home but are okay this afternoon. I had to take control of my eating again because my fingers have gained so much weight I can't wear my wedding ring. I have made a goal of wearing it again by my birthday, December 31st.

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Tawney, I'm sorry if you've already told me, but how much of a commute is it for you to go to the pool?

The off-program eating has continued. Still minor in my scheme of things, IMHO. I got my heart set on being able to find a breakfast place with beans that aren;t refried. It was asking too much. I was quite hungry so opted for alternatives, and I let my dissatisfaction rule. I'm still dissatisfied but just fuller. I must remember that it's okay to sit with dissatisfaction in such situations rather than looking for the perfect replacement. Sure, it is found once in awhile, which reinforces the habit, but most of the time, it doesn't work out. Not worth the few times it does. So, just like it's okay to get hungry, it's okay sometimes to be temporatily dissatisfied. It's not permanent.

So still working on day 7? 8? Good enough.

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Finished Day 2 ! Working on Day 3 Binge Free!

Oolala -- thank you. FIL is back home, but needs help...

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we got a nice rain overnight. The plants will really grow now. I am getting ready for our week at the lake and making lots of lists.
It was raining this morning but I still went to the pool. It was really nice - glad I made the effort.

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Jol1, sorry to hear that. I assume FIL is home now?

I forgot to say I have been doing pretty well with food. Had a bit of a breakdown tonight when there were snacks (peanut butter pretzels, trail mix, and cookies) at the class. I almost NEVER eat after dinner and there I was, scarfing on the snacks. I even went and bought a small package of the PB pretzels on the way home. It wasn't ideal, but it all felt rather reasonable, though it's so funny that it corresponded to so many of the reasons that Beck/Busis highlight in their book, The Diet Trap Solution. I just didn't get to the solution part. But it was hardly a binge. Despite my failure, I do think it's a very good book because it shows so many of the thoughts we use to jusitfy our eating and they show dialogues and sample combatting thoughts. If I were more committed to weight loss, I think it would be even more helpful. I feel I have more leeway with my plan.

I"m pretty sure I'm probably on at least day 6.

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Sorry all. I was in the emergency room all day with my FIl. Needless to say, I didn't get back to my routine today.

Finished Day #1. Working on Day #2.

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Glad to see you again, Katherine! I was about to beg you to come back. So glad for hubby's new milestones. Good luck with adjusting the schedule of meds and eating schedules. Glad you have computer experts to help you out.

Dolly, that is fantastic news about your new job! You had been wanting a change. Who knows where it will lead. Wish the knee issue was over, but it is what it is.

Tawney, still in awe of the baking stuff. It annoys me a bit that I"m still so susceptible, but in the big scheme, I guess it's a small issue. No one else is losing out by my not being able to bake with impunity.

Goochie I think you just haven't yet learned to be reasonable with sweets in social situations. (Slightly different than "can't." Being reasonable may mean eating a small portion or none for you. Time will tell. I've had many reasonable experiences, but went off my deep end at my grand niece's wedding at the end of the April. It's what we do the rest of the time that really makes the differerence. Re: heat, I went to an outdoor theater perfomance Saturday night where they rent blankets often. I had brought a jacket and knitted scarf and didn't need either one even though the play got out at 11 p.m.

Sandy, congrats on a week! Such a good feeling. I do a lot to try to avoid uncomfortable thoughts and emotions, but I think I"m getting better with letting them be sometimes. I've had to give up some cherished ideas of how the world is supposed to be and what I should be able to do to solve problems. THAT has not been fun and I worry sometimes about whether I know the difference between what I can and cannot change. But eating is less and less a part of the mix.

Off in a few to the first meeting of a Shakespeare acting class. They HAVE to give me a part because I paid for one! It had better not be a walk on, but I guess at my age, I won't be playing Juliet or even her mother, who was probably in her 30's. Most people then didn't even get to my age, so maybe I'll play a ghost.



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Fun day yesterday with family Went to a fun park in Bucks County called Ringing Rocks. It is a field of boulders and when you hit them with a hammer they can sound like bells or metal. Quite cool. The little kids loved it. We did a little bit of hiking, I had a brace on the knee which provided stability. Then we went to a great place for dinner - food was in check.








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Yesterday I mixed up 3 batches of cookies and put the dough in the fridge. I will bake them when it is a bit cooler. I am happy to report that I did not take one taste of any of it. We went out for supper but ended up at the golf course where I ordered perogies and chicken fingers. Hubby would not give me a taste of his carrot cake which was just as well. If I had ordered a piece of my own I would have more than likely binged when I got home (makes no sense). So I did not eat again in the evening.

I am reconnecting with some old friends from work at the lake today. It should be interesting.
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DAY 2 The 4th of July got me completely off track. Sugar is so addicting, and I can not say NO when in a social situation.

Went to a terrific concert on the 4th.

Here in Southern CA the heat wave is on.

CHANGING. So glad you are back and your life has improved.

VGDOLLY. Congratulations on your new job.

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not only another day down it is another week down woo hoo!!!!!

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Food good. Knee stinks. Gonna be a long couple of weeks

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Oh goodness - don't know what day I'm on, but I was binge-free during my vacation and hiked a lot!

Think I'll just start on Day #1 again.

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I did not do good yesterday staying on track, smoked some of my med. weed that I have not done for a week or more. It was a super munchies/binge day. It was to be my IF day so was not happy.
Rule # 1 do not smoke med. on fast day LOL

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another day down. feeling really good about it.

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Muggy here. Hoping to try and help hubby with mowing, curious to see how my knee reacts.
Food had been good. Feeling determined as another joint is yelling at me.

Tawney - giving away leftovers is brilliant. I often want to recoop some of the cost of hosting a gathering by being able to use up leftovers. But what is better for me physically?

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I overate yesterday but did not binge. We had company over for a barbeque but only 2 out of 5 ended up coming. I sent home food with the 2 (bachelors) so do not have a lot of leftovers.
Good to hear how well things are going for you Kathryn.
I am heading out to the garden before it gets too hot.
Congrats on your new job - VGdolly- sounds like a nice change.


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Hello my lovely Spark family.

Day Two

My computer stopped working today just as I was going to log in to Spark. Luckily my caretaker-M was here and she fixed it for me.

I am having a good day. I have been enjoying the fresh fruit from going to the farmer's market Wed. Instead of binging out on high cal foods. I took a nice long walk this morning before the heat got up to 100, and than in the heat of the day popped over to the store across the street. It was so hot, won't go out again today. In my night gown and relaxing.

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I blew it through the holiday. A new issue with my other knee - has me freaked.It keeps locking up and buckling. I am so over my stupid joint issues! On the positive I have a new job. I am so excited, I start on the 17th. Will be very different. It is a medical receptionist at a doctor's office - doing a little bit of everything.

Kathryn -So many great changes. So happy you are out walking and hubby is really improving.

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Here we go again emoticon did great!!!


Hot, hot days around here but I have been drinking my water and only going out in the morning hours. I went to the Laundromat today and thrift shopping it was nice out in the morning. This week I also took up walking my old 5 K route again and really enjoyed it. My caretaker-M has taught me how to use the music setting on my smart phone and I now have tunes on my walks, so cool. I know I said I was not going to have a smart phone but with them giving them out free to low income people I took up the offer. Our caretakers have them and can show me a thing or two about how to use them.
Hubby is using the walker to get to the bathroom during the day now and is out of diapers WOOHOO. So much easier for me and his caretakers. He has a urinal he uses at night and I am now able to sleep through the night without waking to a mess to clean up. Hubby is doing so well I am so proud of him.


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11 days now but really struggling with feeling emotional issues. I don't like to feel raw emotion.

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Oolala I am happy to hear you are having fun and adjusting to the idea that life without work is possible. I hope the finances work out. I worked longer for the money but in the end realized that it was never going to work out perfectly.
Overall I have been doing well with food. I binged on Tuesday. My usual scenario of tiredness, one glass of wine, trying to push myself to do tasks, and thinking negatively. Of course that night I did not sleep well. Wednesday I did better and today I hope to be even more positive.
The cows are now all at pasture so the yard is quiet. I have been working on my perennial bed - pulling back the ones that are overgrowing their spaces. Hopefully today I can get through the vegetable garden before it gets too hot. We enjoyed some fresh radishes yesterday.
Monday evening we kayaked at the lake. The water was like glass, reflecting the trees and reeds along the shoreline perfectly. It is somewhat disorientating to paddle into the upside down image. We saw that the loon's eggs were gone - hopefully hatched safely. We couldn't see the babies but the adult birds stayed out in the middle of the lake and raised such a fuss that they probably had them on their backs. We also saw beavers which slapped their tails loudly before diving. I was able to come within a foot of terns standing on a snag - so peaceful.

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Well, I had a close call on my new plan. I did find myself walking past the cookie dough in the market. (when I could have stayed away from it completely) Thank goodness I felt like it was too much to pay. Good thing it wasn't a dollar! I was so much hungrier than I normally am yesterday after an early hike with friends that I had an impromptu early lunch out. I was craving getting packaged snack stuff and chowing down, and even had a box of no-sugar cereal in my hand, telling myself that I could just eat a few handfuls and throw the rest away (since it WAS only a dollar.) But I knew the odds were against that. I put it back and I did get a single serve of lentil chips along with some other common lunch fare. For me to have been totally successful, I would have not gotten any packaged stuff or have delayed to eat it all later. But I see it as a successful adjustment behavior. I did end up eating a big dinner, but on purpose, because that early lunch had been pretty light. My meals today have gone fine and I've had extra decaf as part of Independence Day! No social plans, so no big food spreads. I didn't turn anyone down, so it's not as if I'm avoiding it, but I'm not making a lot of effort, either.

Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 7/4/2017 (19:11)
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