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7/11/14 1:29 P

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Starting to get cravings for foods that are on the no no list.
Have lost a ton of weight and am only 13 pounds away from my goal.
That is what is motivating me.
Decided to be accountable and join this streak.
I know it will help.

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7/11/14 12:46 P

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emoticon Here I am again at the beginning of this streak, I am going to gave myself a reward for starting over emoticon I went to the store today and stocked up on fresh vegetables and will have them in my meals instead of so much starch. Oh no I forgot lettuce and I want a nice salad for dinner. Good thing the bargain store is right across the street from me.
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Nice to have you here, ICANDOIT! Lots of us had to circle the airport a lot of times before we made that first landing at 21 days. So what! We often had more BF days in a few weeks than in months before. Just get to the next meal BF.

Surfing a lot of anxiety over my work project. The fear is high regarding the consequences if I don't do it, but the distaste over the tasks and the problems that come up is, too. Preparing to slog away. Not eating is way easier than this.

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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Finished Day #18! Working on Day #19!

Need to start these 4DWs today... I was sick yesterday.
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Current 4 day wins:

"Exercise for 4 days - walk on treadmill at least 20 min before breakfast for 4 days. work up slowly" Daily reward is to do a kirigami. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift...
7/9/14 - emoticon
7/10/14 - emoticon
7/11/14 - emoticon

"4 times to YMCA over the days (7/7 - 7/14). Doesn't matter when or what I do, but if I physically get there 4 times I'll get my reward." Reward for each time is to do soap bubbles. 4 day reward is $10 towards a larger gift.
7/9/14 - Part B emoticon

"Use tracker on iPhone for all my habits; I get lazy with this, so I want to institute it again" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and and do an origami. 4 day reward is to pop bubblewrap
7/9/14 - emoticon
7/10/14 - emoticon
7/11/14 - emoticon

"5 Quickfire exercises or YMCA resistance each day, plus stability ball for back" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and get two stickers. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift.
7/9/14 - YMCA emoticon
7/10/14 - QF emoticon
7/11/14 - QF emoticon

"No more than two salt shakes at the table for all meals" is to get a cute emoticon here and get two stickers. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift..
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7/11/14 - emoticon

"Read 2.5 pages of book I want to finish, but having trouble reading" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and and get two stickers. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift
7/9/14 - emoticon
7/10/14 - emoticon
7/11/14 - emoticon

"2 sets of back exercises daily and 2 squats per day" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and burn a candle. 4 day reward is to buy $5 lotto tickets.
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7/11/14 - emoticon


Rewards I still get:
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7/11/14 10:49 A

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Day 6.
WELCOME ICANDOIT!!!
Happy Friday guys...
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emoticon Hello! I'm new to the team and happy to join the challenge. I am excited to see everyone so active and supportive on this challenge thread. You are all doing so well!
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This is the beginning of day 1 for me.



Persistence is far more important than Perfection.

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Day 12

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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7/10/14 11:56 P

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Day 3

Ha ha yeah well... no missed calls or texts of any significance so I dodged a bullet there... I guess that means I'll hear from Hot Guy today.

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Winding down on Day 4.

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7/10/14 3:50 P

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I just finished day 4!!!


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DLP that is SO great! You made a crack that pattern of having the urge and automatically following it by driving into the donut shop parking lot. It's a small thing and a big thing at the same time. That's all it takes. Just drive by. You deserve a little "mind" party! And it's great that you see the extra calories as bolstering you. You won't need them forever. Smart moves!

Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 7/10/2014 (20:15)
*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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I'm proud of myself today.

My job requires me to drive several days a week. Today my route passes by a Krispy Kreme. I was just about to turn in to the store when I decided not to. I thought about the 7 days I have been binge free and how hard I've worked.

Instead of binging I ate a slightly larger lunch. Those few extra calories help me a lot.

Now I just need to build on this momentum and continue to plan my meals.

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Finished Day #17! Working on Day #18!

Need to start these 4DWs today... I was sick yesterday.
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Current 4 day wins:

"Exercise for 4 days - walk on treadmill at least 20 min before breakfast for 4 days. work up slowly" Daily reward is to do a kirigami. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift...
7/9/14 - emoticon
7/10/14 - emoticon

"4 times to YMCA over the days (7/7 - 7/14). Doesn't matter when or what I do, but if I physically get there 4 times I'll get my reward." Reward for each time is to do soap bubbles. 4 day reward is $10 towards a larger gift.
7/9/14 - Part B emoticon

"Use tracker on iPhone for all my habits; I get lazy with this, so I want to institute it again" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and and do an origami. 4 day reward is to pop bubblewrap
7/9/14 - emoticon
7/10/14 - emoticon

"5 Quickfire exercises or YMCA resistance each day, plus stability ball for back" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and get two stickers. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift.
7/9/14 - YMCA emoticon
7/10/14 - QF emoticon

"No more than two salt shakes at the table for all meals" is to get a cute emoticon here and get two stickers. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift..
7/9/14 - emoticon
7/10/14 - emoticon

"Read 2.5 pages of book I want to finish, but having trouble reading" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and and get two stickers. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift
7/9/14 - emoticon
7/10/14 - emoticon

"2 sets of back exercises daily and 2 squats per day" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and burn a candle. 4 day reward is to buy $5 lotto tickets.
7/9/14 - emoticon
7/10/14 - emoticon


Rewards I still get:
$60 towards a bigger gift



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GREAT job Carrie, Turtle, DLP!!!
turtle- proud of you for being able to take control of this. Woohoo! That is awesome.

OOLALA- so amazing to me how you are able to glean info from recent days and see a pattern, in time to alter things, nudging them back on course for your meals. Amazing! I imagine it to be sort of like stepping out of yourself. I need to learn that...

I think I'm at day 5.
Slowly packing for our trip to the Mayo Clinic this weekend.

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What do you mean, that is ALL you could be missing? How will you sleep thinking you might miss such a text? emoticon

I think that is awesome about your discovering that you can go an evening without snacking. I remember for me when I dropped my night eating, At first, I felt like I was in the Twilight Zone. Can this really be me not eating hunks of milk chocolate and permasnacking all night long? And I went cold turkey. No apple and cheese later or nonfat frozen yogurt. I made sure to eat a good, full dinner with some good fat that seemed so luscious! I didn't actually feel burdened by urges, but I also felt like it was so unfamiliar! Yet it's become the norm.

I've been bending my food plan a bit for this work project, but not falling back into binge pattern, even though the old memory cues are there. I came out of an appt at 6:30 p.m. with an inkling of an urge to get junk, but then I thought, Oh, that's silly. I can just have dinner! It felt especially ridiculous to think about bingeing when I was due for a meal, and was getting meal rumblings. How could I binge? It's time to actually eat. Bingeing doesn't have to do with being hungry! I rarely wanted to binge on junk when I was starved. (By junk, I mean mostly either sweets or snack foods. Those are not meal foods! in my mind. Shows how in my mind bingeing was never about actually feeding myself but just an extremely strong urge for an intensely pleasurable experience food experience, usually just because life just wasn't quite "sweet" enough as it was/is. Now who am I to tell life how sweet it is supposed to be?

Day 10? 11? I'll figure it out tomorrow.



Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 7/10/2014 (15:05)
*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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Day 2

Small victory for me: usually I try to eat dinner super late, like 8/9 pm, because I like to "save" it, so I have something to look forward to, and mainly because I feel like as long as I know I have one meal on the horizon it's easier not to binge, for some reason. So yesterday after work I was really hungry and I wanted to eat dinner as soon as I got home but I was afraid if I did that, I would have the blank expanse of the rest of the night spread out before me and I would be feeling all anxious that I was done eating for the day and I would get bored and want to eat more and I thought maybe I should stick to what I always do which is get a small snack to have as soon as I get home to tide me over until dinner, but I was so hungry I didn't want to wait until 9 pm to eat dinner. So instead I ate dinner as soon as I got home and figured I'll just deal with whatever happens when it happens... and nothing happened. I mean I ate my dinner, it was good, and I was done eating for the rest of the day without even thinking about it. Which is like, a first for me. Like, I did something outside the pattern or the routine or whatever, and it was fine.

In slightly more out-of-control news, I left my phone at work and I am about to completely lose my mind, completely irrationally, like I am barely able to think straight, and there is absolutely no reason why I can't go another... 10 hours without a phone. I mean I don't need to call anyone and there is nothing I can do with the phone that I can't do with my computer. BUT WHAT IF A REALLY HOT GUY IS TEXTING ME RIGHT NOW INVITING ME TO HIS BEACH HOUSE THIS WEEKEND? I mean that is seriously the only possible thing I could be missing by not having my phone. But I am borderline freaking out nevertheless.

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So, if you stopped it before it got out of hand, was it a binge or just eating outside your plan? No need to answer me. Food for thought. And SO proud of you, Turtle, for not continuing to keep eating! It's helping me to read your post. I'm having just about as many urges to binge as I've had in years over this damn work project that I DON'T WANT to do. Could I just surrender and stop resisting it? The work project, not the binge! Am I really trying to let go of my resentment of the work or am I indulging in the resentment? Oh, golly, am I bingeing on resentment? Hmm.. But just knowing that you stopped mid binge and are blogging is helping me choose to go back to work without eating.

If I may say, Turtle, you MIGHT find that you get a lot of unusual food desires later today or tomorrow. They are just the little mice coming out to see if you're going to leave food out again (like during your "binge.") They'll get tired and go away if you don't feed them again for a day or so. Or even less.

Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 7/10/2014 (02:09)
*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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I just ended a binge.....I stopped it before it got to out of hand and am on here instead of eating more. I am going to write a blog next

Who I am really keeps surprising me.
Be unstoppable!!!!
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Day 3 - Baby steps, but at least I'm taking them. :)

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Day 4.
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Great job Turtle!!!

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Did good last night did not over eat

Day 2 reward for no binge emoticon

Who I am really keeps surprising me.
Be unstoppable!!!!
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Lylagarrity - Congratulations on 21 days!!! emoticon

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Finished Day #16! Working on Day #17

Need to start these 4DWs today... I was sick yesterday.
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Current 4 day wins:

"Exercise for 4 days - walk on treadmill at least 20 min before breakfast for 4 days. work up slowly" Daily reward is to do a kirigami. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift...
7/9/14 - emoticon

"4 times to YMCA over the days (7/7 - 7/14). Doesn't matter when or what I do, but if I physically get there 4 times I'll get my reward." Reward for each time is to do soap bubbles. 4 day reward is $10 towards a larger gift.
7/9/14 - Part B emoticon

"Use tracker on iPhone for all my habits; I get lazy with this, so I want to institute it again" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and and do an origami. 4 day reward is to pop bubblewrap
7/9/14 - emoticon

"5 Quickfire exercises or YMCA resistance each day, plus stability ball for back" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and get two stickers. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift.
7/9/14 - YMCA emoticon

"No more than two salt shakes at the table for all meals" is to get a cute emoticon here and get two stickers. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift..
7/9/14 - emoticon

"Read 2.5 pages of book I want to finish, but having trouble reading" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and and get two stickers. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift
7/9/14 - emoticon

"2 sets of back exercises daily and 2 squats per day" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and burn a candle. 4 day reward is to buy $5 lotto tickets.
7/9/14 - emoticon


Rewards I still get:
$60 towards a bigger gift



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Day 2

Edit: whoops I mean Day 1... got a little excited for a minute.

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Bren, in my little (498 sq. ft) house, there is a big hassock/storage container and two big, decorative boxes filled with papers and stuff I jam in them when my cleaning lady comes. They get fuller and fuller every three weeks. If I could keep my house straightened up, I'd probably have the time and energy to clean it myself! Dealing with those papers is so anxiety-provoking, WAY more than the anxiety of not giving in to a binge used to be. Can you believe that? I know it's all in my head; I'm picking away at it and hoping the flash will come on it that came with eating. You can't really will that. One day, it just gets clearer, I mean really clearer, that the pain of overeating/not facing paperwork is worse than the pain of withstanding the urge/going through the feelings of difficult decisions and work, and you start being willing to consciously take that suffering. It's one thing to hear it, read it, say it. But when it sinks in, that huge stone wheel starts to grate and move on the ground. It hasn't happened for me with papers. Shoot me at dawn!

I wrote more on the OF/obsession free thread. which I am thinking about trying to change the name of.

I affirm for a peaceful trip to the hospital.

Turtle, I'm so sorry about your fear for your husband! I promise if you keep going, the day will come when you will still feel the fear but not eat over it. And I'm glad the doctors felt he was safe to send home.


*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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Day 3. Forgot to post yesterday after resting. Moved about too much in the morning trying to wrangle the pets into my hubbies bedroom before the much needed cleaning lady showed up. Kinda cracks me up at how much I try to put away before someone comes to clean? (Toothbrushes, condiments, random papers, pet toys, socks, packaged food....ha!). Had to lie down for a few hours after she left since I was whipped. Ate well though, hoorah.

OOLALA- I definitely binged over the weekend. My heart was racing, as if I was eating to breathe. Awful. I realized later that I am really anxious about our next trip to the Mayo Clinic this Saturday for more (painful) tests to try to help my disease chill out. Flying is very painful (pressure), ambient temps over 60 trigger swelling and pain flares (plane cabin), and it's summer in MN, so I'm practically flying into a danger zone for my EM. Time to stop trying to deny that anxiety and allow myself to feel it!
Ooh yeah, when I can will myself to do some exercise, I have a great ballet style DVD filled with lots of small gentle movements for hands and arms. Takes about 20 minutes and hard, but slow enough not to raise my heart rate (can't do that with my condition). I thought you used to love dancing?

Be great today everyone!

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Yesterday hubby went to the emergency room I was really stressed and had a mini binge
so back to day one for me emoticon
He has cancer and had run a fiver but it broke and all his blood work looked good so they sent him home


Who I am really keeps surprising me.
Be unstoppable!!!!
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Finished Day #15! Working on Day #16

Need to start these 4DWs today... I was sick yesterday.
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Current 4 day wins:

"Exercise for 4 days - walk on treadmill at least 20 min before breakfast for 4 days. work up slowly" Daily reward is to do a kirigami. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift...

"4 times to YMCA over the days (7/7 - 7/14). Doesn't matter when or what I do, but if I physically get there 4 times I'll get my reward." Reward for each time is to do soap bubbles. 4 day reward is $10 towards a larger gift.

"Use tracker on iPhone for all my habits; I get lazy with this, so I want to institute it again" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and and do an origami. 4 day reward is to pop bubblewrap

"5 Quickfire exercises or YMCA resistance each day, plus stability ball for back" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and get two stickers. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift.

"No more than two salt shakes at the table for all meals" is to get a cute emoticon here and get two stickers. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift..

"Read 2.5 pages of book I want to finish, but having trouble reading" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and and get two stickers. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift

"2 sets of back exercises daily and 2 squats per day" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and burn a candle. 4 day reward is to buy $5 lotto tickets.


Rewards I still get:
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Turtle, nice work again today. BTW, I've been told by people who drink their coffee black that my coffee tastes like a donut.

Lyla, woohoo!

Carrie, welcome and thumbs up on day 2. It took most of us a lot of tries before getting to 21, but so what? For a lot of us, going 5 days was a big deal! Eventually, we learn enough so that we go more and more days out of each month, and keep building from there. My first year, I think I averaged 15-20 days a month, which meant I was still bingeing quite a bit, but my attitude was different, partly because I was able to accept improvement as being enough. For years before that, I had rarely gone even one day! So I didn't feel like a failure just because I binged. I was bingeing less! And having some days of loving food! That helped me keep going.

Also, I started without having any goal of weight loss. I just wanted to liberate myself from bingeing. I was willing to take fat and free over thin and enslaved. Because many thin people are still enslaved by food. Sure, it's nice to have both, but it's hard to serve two goddesses.

Up late here, but not sleepy. Going to read some. Finished day 10.


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Day 2 of my first attempt at being BF. Baby steps, right? That's what I'm telling myself...I'll get there, little by little.

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Finished Day #14! Working on Day #15

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Current 4 day wins:

"Exercise for 4 days - walk on treadmill at least 20 min before breakfast for 4 days. work up slowly" Daily reward is to do a kirigami. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift...

"4 times to YMCA over the days (7/7 - 7/14). Doesn't matter when or what I do, but if I physically get there 4 times I'll get my reward." Reward for each time is to do soap bubbles. 4 day reward is $10 towards a larger gift.

"Use tracker on iPhone for all my habits; I get lazy with this, so I want to institute it again" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and and do an origami. 4 day reward is to pop bubblewrap

"5 Quickfire exercises or YMCA resistance each day, plus stability ball for back" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and get two stickers. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift.

"No more than two salt shakes at the table for all meals" is to get a cute emoticon here and get two stickers. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift..

"Read 2.5 pages of book I want to finish, but having trouble reading" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and and get two stickers. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift

"2 sets of back exercises daily and 2 squats per day" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and burn a candle. 4 day reward is to buy $5 lotto tickets.


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Day 2, did good last night did not binge on candy. Some trigger food just can not be in my house and candy is one big one of them. Drinking the ice coffee worked good last night and am going to reward myself with more today emoticon no donuts but yes on coffee.


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Turtle, we've all done it. We can't depend on not wanting to eat more, if we have never practiced moderation with our binge foods. If it's important, some day, you can plan to practice with it, but having a bag of candy sitting there with no other limitations in place for you is not the ideal. Kudos to you for stopping and for having a plan for getting rid of it.

Three hours of tennis, Lyla! Must have been really fun!

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Another glorious day, played tennis for three hours (1 hr. singles, 2 hrs doubles), now watching Wimbledon final on DVR, probably going to be a bit tennissed out by the time this day is over. My regular singles opponent is going back to her native country for about six months which is such a bummer (well, for me, although she's not too stoked about it herself).

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Binged on home made candy yesterday. All day it keep calling me and I kept going and getting some. I ate almost nothing but candy. My walking buddy gave it to me. I should have thrown it away or given it to some one else. It is a trigger food for me and once I eat one I want more. Half the baggie of them are sitting in my frig right now,I am not going to take one as it will start a binge again. I am waiting until my hubby goes to bed and than throwing them away. I can sip ice coffee to treat myself today instead of candy.

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Starting Day 9. Already got in a walk.

Bren, did you just make poor choices or did you actually have a binge? Also curious, what kind of fitness do you do? Even in your pain, you always kick my a$% in fitness minutes.

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*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
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Hi Guys,
Made poor choices wi food yesterday. Didn't eat enough at lunch and waiting too long later. Whoops. On to making today a better one,
Day 1,
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On Holidays for a week!


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WOW!!! I haven't gotten to be on here much the last several days! I read every post and you all are a marvel! I learn so much and it is so interesting!

At TOPS on Thursday I removed 1.4 lbs!!! My 12th CONSECUTIVE WEEK!! OF REMOVING WEIGHT!!! whoo hoo! whoo hoo! Total I have now lost 20 lbs since the 1st week of March.

This week was stressful for me. Our daughter is an alcoholic and "popped up" this week....she was "20 sheets to the wind". On Thursday night I ate candy and some NutraSweet ice cream. I have LEARNED FROM ALL OF YOU-and miraculously I was nice to myself. I did not beat myself up! I could hear OOLALA's soothing voice of reason! On Friday I was on track and looked forward to every food event of the day. I DID NOT THINK like this BEFORE my Spark friends!!

Welcome to all the new people! I trust your journey with food goes smoothly and under control.

I am really looking forward to removing 1 more pound this week! Praise You, Father for helping me to develop a more sane relationship with food.

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Tawney, it's just been occurring to me in the last few months that I could work on going on "thought diets," i.e. limiting the time I allow myself to think certain kinds of thoughts. I have so many that are problematic that finding where to start can be an issue! I think you are very smart to pick a time and a topic to start with.

I know for myself, a very anxious thinker, the challenge will be in being gentle with them, as it's been shown trying to crush negative thoughts leads to their becoming even stronger. The retreat leader I went to advocates what most Eastern religions (and many Western psychologists and popular non-fiction authors have adopted) of trying to align oneself with the part of us that realizes the thought is there, which they assert is different from the part of us that reacts to the thought with disapproval and fear. Some teachers have called it the witness, which watches separately from our individual selves. I"m pretty sure Martha Beck borrowed the concept in her books. I thought I was using it for years in my meditations, but discovered in the last couple of years that I wasn't. I'm just now learning to shift the focus. My mediation teacher suggested we see if we could try to treat this focus like a new love interest, where we set time aside to be with it, and keep letting our time with it grow. I've been doing a bit with that since I returned.

Turtle, you go go go! I've heard that drinking water before a meal can help a person be satisfied with less, but I also know that competitive eaters train by drinking a lot of water in short periods of time. I'm a big fan of sipping to play the middle ground, but I could probably afford to do that more often.

I'm going to write a little blog about some brain research that reinforces why just sticking it out and not giving in to binge, but without drama!, will help reduce the urges.

Eat delicious meals, enjoy your food to the hilt, and don't give in to the false voice of hunger/need! Find something else pleasurable or productive to do to get your yahyahs (known today in research on habit circles as dopamine). We can ALL find other ways to live through those hours. P.S. I consider crying, as long as I don't keep perseverating on the upsetting thought that got me crying, and sleeping, if I'm not sick and have spent fewer than 9 hours in bed, to be productive alternatives to bingeing. The sleeping is also pleasurable and has been shown to fortify willpower later!

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Day 19

Amazing gorgeous day here after a few days of torrential rains, played tennis 2.5 hours (doubles), absolutely awesome. Crossing my fingers for more of the same tomorrow! I love summer!

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Okay that's it I am having grilled shrimp for dinner emoticon

Day 16 no binge reward emoticon

Drank so much water last night felt to full after dinner even though I did not eat anymore than normal for me. I sure did not want to eat any thing after dinner my time when in the past I binged out. This 24 oz bottle Of water I am drinking sure helps.

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Wow Turtle, I'm impressed! Great job!

Welcome CARRIE!!!!

OOLALA- how did the patio gathering go? Lots of fun I hope.

Tawney- I love that mindset. I say wear it proudly, don't frame those thoughts into a bad thing in the eves. Hugs

Poop, I forgot my day # count. Wait, that's actually a GREAT thing. No? Yay! Shrimp were great. Made some extra spicy horseradish cocktail sauce for them. Yummy.

Have a great Saturday!
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Hello!

I am new to this team as of this morning. As soon as I saw the title of the group, I knew it was for me. I am making some positive changes (two steps forward, one step backward) but need to renew my commitment to being healthy. Emotional and binge eating is an issue for me, and one that I have not addressed honestly. I am writing this to hold myself accountable for today.

Any suggestions from those who have been walking this path successfully are welcomed.
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Day 13

I think from now on I will not allow myself to think about food, binge issues, or other related topics in the evening. At the end of the day I do not think straight about these things. I will try to put off any thoughts until morning when I know I can be more logical.

we are getting ready for our holiday. tomorrow we are leaving without much of a destination and will be gone for a week -

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Bren, some shrimp and maybe a bite of burger sound darn good. (Though I don't like bleu cheese. I like so many foods, I never regret not liking some.)

Lyla, always okay to look and run!

Triathlete, a few days at a time is fine. Hardly anyone gets to 21 on the first try, unless she's been trying somewhere else! No worries. That's how new BF habits are made by the average Josephina. Longer gaps between binges, smaller binges, doot do doot do doot. Two years later, who WAS that person who ate for any reason under the sun?

Turtle, you are building your bank account of new eating experiences very nicely. It's a joy to see.

Just had a light lunch. I was thinking of sticking to my normal plan, but may amend it when I get together with friends at the pool as the hostess got some snacks. I left out starch at lunch. If I decide not to have snacks, I think I'll still be fine. This is when I feel my body can dip into its reserves, which I still have, thank goodness. I'd never want to be on the edge.

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Grilled shrimp sounds wonderful enjoy

Day 15-reward emoticon Happy 4th of July

Today with my coffee I had a maple bar, I ate it slowly and when I got to the point that it was not the greatest thing I have ever ate I throw it away. It did not lead to a binge. It has been over two weeks since I had a binge I think I can make it to 21 day, fingers crossed.

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Day 19. HAPPY FOURTH guys!

Tawney-great job. You're on a roll.

OOLALA- enjoy your time with friends today, and the patio dinner time.

LYLA- you crack me up : ). Make today GREAT.

TRIATHLETE- I have faith in you. You can do it!

JUDITH- I hope that today is much lower on stress, and much higher in positivity today for you!

I thawed some wild shrimp for my hubby to grill later. Sounds more appealing to me than the massive 2 patty blue cheese burger that he has planned for himself...
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Judith, not wanting to go back is a common motivation that can keep people on track through a lot. It helps me even after a few years of basically being on track. We're so inundated with opportunities and cues to eat, I just never know when the old thoughts of how nice it would be to tuck into a tub of frosting will pop up. But I know where that would lead.

After my slips yesterday, I decided not to react by trying to eat less, but to be a bit more generous with my meals. I'll work my way down again as the days go on.

Got no plans for any real holiday eating. I'm going to a friend's apt. complex so we can relax by/in the pool a bit in the afternoon. Then we'll come back to my place to have a casual dinner on my deck. I haven't used it much, and it really is nice with the pale pink bougainvillea in bloom.

Day 4 complete.

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Day four without a binge and it has been a crazy stressful week. I am not sure what is making the difference. I just keep thinking that I don't want to fall back into those old habit.

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Ha ha, I came here, read all the posts, then left without actually posting...

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Half way through day 3 and going strong so far. I can usually make it 3 or 4 days....I am going to shoot for 5. Who knows, it may turn into 6, 7, or 21!

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Day 18 for me.
OOLALA, thanks for sharing about your colleague. I a sorry for your loss, and also really understand what you meant about how making small changes can end up being very large changes for the better.

Just got back from my second session of Transcranial brain stimulation. Have a headache, but not too horrendous. This is an experimental treatment for chronic pain. I was sitting there this morning, with a heavy headset contraption on, wondering if there was a type of brain 'zapping' therapy for food cravings. I know, crazy! But hey, gotta wonder.... : )

Sending big hugs to all today, and a silent prayer for sane eating for us too!
I'm off to lie down and try to meditate away this headache.

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I'm very glad to hear that. When I heard others talk about that challenge, it always sounded as if they were trying to go cold turkey, and I knew that wasn't for me, and that is doesn't work for many! It's kind of a moot issue for me now.

I used to feel that I had to learn to live with sweets around, as many naturally thin people do, but I don't think so now. I don't fear them, but I don't keep them at home much. If I lived with someone else who absolutely wanted to have sweets in the house, I might consider ways to make that possible. I live in a small place, so I prefer not to give the sweets the room in my fridge or pantry! It's such a habit now, I don't think I'd change if I moved to a bigger place.





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In the challenge we were never to not eat sweets just learn how to eat them in moderation by the skills we learn in 4 weeks. I have learned that I can't have a package of cookies in my house or I will eat them up. I bought 4 cookies to share with my hubby and I ate 3 1/2. I have learned that this trigger food is some thing that I have to have in singe servings. There is no way I would have a package in my house that would start a full on binge.

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Turtle, that reminds me: I got a taped version of the retreat meditations and lectures I just returned from. Listening to them sitting up in bed in the evening would be a very good way to spend my time. I don't snack much at night anymore, but I'm trying to find alternatives to TV and the computer that won't rev me up again.

I'm curious to know what tactics the Sweet Tooth Challenge recommends for transitioning into working sweets back into your eating, since the odds of eliminating them entirely from the diet are abysmal. I know I had to get over strong urges to way overeat them after restriction, but so far, to me the effort to tame my sweet tooth has been worth it. I've seen over and over that people expect that they won't want a lot after they've sworn off them for awhile, and then get blown away when they have some and believe "I can't eat sugar," when it's a totally predictable response that CAN be moderated. Is having the one or two cookies at Starbucks part of the plan? I know Judith Beck recommends that emotional eaters practice eating trigger foods relatively infrequently in limited amounts in the safest situations possible over and over until it becomes more of a habit to have them in moderate amounts. She seems to believe that just about any eating habit can be improved through practice, with the exception of trying to eat to maintain a body weight too low for any one individual.



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I did very well last night had one frozen sugar free ice pop after dinner and than listened to some music in bed. Before I knew it was morning. Don't feel like I am missing out on any thing. I took the Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge and really worked on taming my trigger binge foods cookies and milk chocolate. I have not had any chocolate in over 4 weeks but have had one or two cookies that I buy one at a time at Starbucks.

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I had a couple of unusual slips yesterday, though not bingeing. Rookie mistake! Less a problem to me for any weight issue than just the habit issue. I found after it happened mid-afternoon that when I went to an appt. later, I was driving around very calmly considering going to a market to buy serious binge items. What the what? I don't want to get back into the habit of being random about when I eat. It's just opens up too many options which uses too much mental energy. I won't let myself dwell on any regret, but remember how good it feels to stick with my very reasonable meals and don't give myself the option to dicker over other eating. Plus, I would have enjoyed my dinner more if I hadn't had that random food. That's how people, even the ones who might not be naturally slim somewhere else, in slim cultures think about it, and it serves them well. (Just reminding myself.)

Starting day 4.

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Josh, Welcome! I liked your statement "Binge averted, indulgences met!". Good thought process to avoid the KFC. 8 pieces does seem like a lot. Hang in there! One day you could try getting just one or two pieces of KFC. (I'm still working on improvements like this myself...)


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I talked myself out of "extra" food last night. I finally went to bed. Sleep is what I really needed - not food.
This morning I am glad that I did not have another snack. It is amazing how ingrained the thought patterns can be. Last night I was starting to think " I will eat tonight and then start over in the morning" I haven't thought that way for a long time.

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If a meal with some fries sounds best, I say go for it. It's really how much we eat of any dense food, not the food itself that makes the difference. Some foods are so dense that they are easy to overeat. Fast food is engineered to make us want to ignore our appestat, but we don't have to. If we're honest, we know what a reasonable amount is even without counting calories. It's up to us to enjoy every bite.

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Day 10 almost done, and a binge averted! I did a long workout today, and when I calculated my calories, I realized that I have 2700 calories to stay under my MyFitnessPal goal! That left me with a conundrum. I had a strong urge to hit up the KFC for an 8-piece chicken, which would still leave me well under my calorie goal. All's well, right? But I realized that I wouldn't want anyone to see me eating an 8-piece chicken, even if I stayed in my calorie range, and I would feel physically sick from that much food. So I made a compromise with myself and got a Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese meal from McDonald's (Diet Coke...I can't stand sugar soda). Is it the healthiest thing I could have eaten? No, but it's got lots of protein and fat to keep me full, a relatively low carb load even with the fries, and most importantly, it's a NORMAL amount of food for one person to eat - an amount that I would eat in front of someone without feeling self-conscious.

Now, I'm not someone who believes in "earning" food by working out, because I'm an adult who can eat whatever I want. But damn if those fries tasted as good as any fries I've had in a long, long time. So, binge averted, but indulgence granted.

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Welcome Josh, Bren I hope you continue to feel better- it must feel good not to have binged.
Yay to everyone else and all the positive posts have Just caught up on.

I've been away without my computer for a few day. It was a wonderful charging of my battery.
Walks with a friend and some yummy healthy cooking for the both of us. Home today and felt lighter in my step, lots of things accomplished and walked on the treadmill as well.

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Josh, don't know how I missed your post. Congrats on day 10, and welcome.

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Today's share is definitely in "chat" rather than check-in mode. This is day 3 for me, if anyone just wants to skip the rest!

Turtle, you are making so many great new brain patterns! That is the name of the game, though we don't usually see it that way. When we use our thought to take new actions over and over, through hundreds of eating events, we make new patterns in the prefrontal cortex which override the binge patterns in the lower brain. People talk as if we are slaves to the lower brain, but it isn't true. Yes, it sends strong signals, but they are often wrong! They will create a sense of agitation and urgency that makes us think we something terrible will happen if we don't get rid of those sensations by eating: it's smoke and mirrors! The pattern will even produce thoughts that we deserve to eat if others are eating! Sneaky, huh? If we are eating good meals, feeding ourselves adequately for purposes of nutrition and pleasure, we will not only be fine for riding out the wave, but better off! We will have reinforced a new pattern, not an old one that isn't even accurate. Traditional diets and aiming at weight loss often stimulate the old pattern. Feeding ourselves reasonably and then getting on with the rest of life stimulate the new!

I think I have too many exclamation points in the previous paragraph. emoticon

Tawney, in dry SoCal, it's hard to imagine much rain now, though we usually get one or two showers each summer. We have overcast now, and I am glad. Just came back from the SF Bay area and it is so much greener and shadier up there! I hate to complain, but I am getting a little tired of our dry sunshine. But I'm not tired of hearing of your eating sanity, even when you have your tussles. I need these messages to counteract the cultural love/hate of food.

Yesterday, I just happened to come across a relatively new book (The Thin Woman's Brain) that reinforces what I knew and have been acting on with my own variation for my 4+years here. (I tend not to read traditional diet books or even ones on "healthy" eating because there is so much contradictory information and I really believe most of us can solve our problems with the middle way. I even limit my looking at the anti-diet books because there are tons of them, too, and in the final analysis, it comes down to implementing what I know, not reading more.) It showed how the brains of bingers can be "rewired" to experience more pleasure overall so that bingers are satisfied with less food. There are all kinds of good reports on Amazon, but I never think much of what I call "honeymoon" reviews, people all excited after a few days or weeks of using a plan. Diet books get the same reviews, and it doesn't change the stats that most people go back to overeating later. This book hasn't been out long enough to prove its value, though the techniques have shown value. Five years is the gold standard to judge a program's effectiveness at longterm change. Actually, many authors have been recommending the techniques suggested in this book for decades without knowing about the brain stuff. This author just found the science that parallels it. (None of the authors are willing to talk about failure rates. Personally, I think the model for success-the naturally thin woman- this author and many like them use is too idealistic. These individuals are the exception in most societies. I like betting on what keeps the average Josephine moderately slim. She depends on cultural habits, not individual ones.) The author has a website with all kinds of support. I don't have a smart phone, but I understand all kinds of apps are coming out for helping to alter food habits. What these people never admit is that not everyone is going to be able to use the techniques to get cosmetically thin. I think a LOT of people can get over their most troublesome habits, which is all that is usually needed for health and vitality. You don't have to be an athlete or health expert. Our culture has a fascination with ultra-loss, IMHO. We don't think anyone can give good advice if she isn't Hollywood thin. Perfection is the enemy of the good.

Bren, I know you will become someone who USED TO give in. The gears are turning, getting you closer.

I'm sorry if I'm repeating myself, but I don't think I posted here that we lost a 59-year-old colleague at my school this week. She had a brain hemorrhage on Friday night and was pronounced dead on Monday morning. Some of her organs were harvested to save three other people. I have not heard any news of a memorial service yet. I've written a blog about it. but I want to say here that even small changes in our behavior have big effects on health profiles. We should not live in fear, but neither should we live in denial of what we can do. I was in denial for a long time about being able to reduce binges, but turned that around. I have still been in denial about how possible it is for me to get regular, moderate exercise. (This is my big one, the only thing my doctor said she wanted to see me change.) I had already started this June and was walking hills every day on this retreat. I vow to keep up my minimum. Remind me of this anytime!

Lyla, Pam, Jolie: always a pleasure. If I've missed others, apologies!

At the end of my retreat yesterday, I shared how much I felt stymied by my difficulties in implementing my aspirations for patience and effectiveness at work. The teacher said something I know is true: that he suspected I am being hard on myself. Yet I feel so much like I can't let up because children are involved, and I told him that if he saw me on a webcam, it wouldn't be pretty. He said, speaking of the whole group, "We see things the camera doesn't see." That is so much how I feel here on this thread. I see so much how well everyone is doing, and how small this issue is in the big picture of who they are. I know I have to keep seeing how this works in other areas where I have such blind spots. I see a little more what Geneen Roth has been saying for decades, that the way we condemn ourselves so obviously for our eating is how we are condemining ourselves in other hidden ways, and that this actually slows down the process. She didn't discover this, of course. I'm sure psychologists have been seeing this for even longer, but they would be like lone voices in the wilderness in what I consider the underlying moral tone of many voices of the dieting and fitness world. Certainly, habit researchers have found the plain old efficacy of having a very rational, not punishing, attitude, and aiming at small changes. I see that I need to do this with myself at work, and with my students. I need to spend some time looking at the small changes to ask for to start, rather than expecting a turnaround all at once.


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Welcome Joshuaadavid! You can do it!!!

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Day 10: I just found this team, but I've been tracking since last Monday (I don't know exactly when my last binge was, so I'll just go with that). Here goes nothing!

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Day 13 had a problem with my computer yesterday and could not get on Spark People. Did good day before yesterday and yesterday. My hubby was having a binge of his own and it the past I would have joined him thinking it was only fair that I could eat and eat anything I wanted. But I said no all I wanted was one small bag of chips and that is not a binge just having an evening snack.

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Day 17.
Thanks for the support guys! And YES, OOLALA had I ended up scarfing down on food that would have been the wrong type of medicine for sure! : )))

Did a lot of deep breathing yesterday when I felt the anxiety and pain begin to stack up. Listened to my old meditation CDs too. Definitely feel a strong pull to get back to that again. It's so beneficial!

Tawney- love the new photo. But of course, I adore the puppy pic best. Can't avoid smiling when I see it : )))

Hope you all have a fantastic day!
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Bren - thinking of you! Glad you were able to post. emoticon

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Finished Day #10! Working on Day #11

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"Exercise for 4 days - walk on treadmill at least 20 min before breakfast for 4 days. work up slowly" Daily reward is to do a kirigami. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift...
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"1 times to YMCA over the days (7/2-7/3). Doesn't matter when or what I do, but if I physically get there 4 times I'll get my reward." Reward for each time is to do soap bubbles. 4 day reward is $10 towards a larger gift.


"Use tracker on iPhone for all my habits; I get lazy with this, so I want to institute it again" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and and do an origami. 4 day reward is to pop bubblewrap


"5 Quickfire exercises or YMCA resistance each day, plus stability ball for back" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and get two stickers. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift.


"2 extra stretching exercises for flexibility and 2 squats per day for back" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and get two stickers. 4 day reward is to buy $5 lotto tickets.

"No more than two salt shakes at the table for all meals" is to get a cute emoticon here and get two stickers. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift..


"Read 2.5 pages of book I want to finish, but having trouble reading" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and and get two stickers. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift


"2 sets of back exercises daily" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and burn a candle. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift


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Bren - It is good to hear from you again. I was wondering how you were doing. Sorry to hear that it has been so rough. You are showing the rest of us what strength is. We have no idea of how hard pain and restriction can be.

Yesterday it did not rain all day. There has been a lot of flooding but not too near us. Some roads are washed out - hard to believe there was that much rain.
I had better get moving to swim.
I did 40 lengths in 30 minutes on Monday and am still feeling my arms so am going a bit slower yesterday and today.
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Our poor Bren! I'm sorry about your hands, but glad you couldn't go unwrap that food. You deserve much better relief than you would get from food. It would be like taking aspirin when you really need a decongestant. That's a clumsy comparison, but you get the idea. You were spared from taking the wrong medicine!

Had a good eating day even while driving back from the retreat for 9 hours. I stopped for dinner and it took way longer to get than I thought it would so I did eat in the car. I wrapped up the food before I ate it all and put it in the back seat. I know I probably would have nibbled a bit more if I hadn't. It was so nice driving and not feeling too full.

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Oy Bren sorry you are suffering, wish there was a way to at least give you a break from the pain for a day.

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Brenda, may God give you healing balm-may He keep you and bless you. I know it is so HARD, God bless you, pam

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Day 16 for me. Sorry I have been MIA. Missed all of you! : )

Have been experiencing side effects from the drugs used in my hand procedure while in hospital 2 weeks ago. They used Botox to prolonged the pain drugs in the nerves of my hand, and my body apparently hates Botox. Feet and hands blew up with 1" blisters, even in webbing of my toes (GAH!). Spent most of last week seeing doctor, rheumatologist, urgent care. Blah blah blah. Is it awful to admit that if I was physically able to walk to the kitchen and handle wrappers I probably would have binged for sure at some point last week. I felt so desperate for relief and had lots of cravings. Also being more limited recently means that I haven't been able to get enough 'normal' meals, so I'm sure I've been under calories = not a good recipe when trying to live binge free!
Needless to say, life has been a bit more challenging than I would prefer : ).

I'm focusing on getting past this infection and staying sane with my food while doing so. Yes!!!

Wishing you all a great day with food.
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Finished Day #9! Working on Day #10 (also, after back sprain, need to work up slowly on ST and cardio)

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"Exercise for 4 days - walk on treadmill at least 20 min before breakfast for 4 days. work up slowly" Daily reward is to do a kirigami. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift...
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"4 times to YMCA over the days (6/22 - 6/28). Doesn't matter when or what I do, but if I physically get there 4 times I'll get my reward." Reward for each time is to do soap bubbles. 4 day reward is $10 towards a larger gift.
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Yesterday went by in a blur and didn't make it. Will do last one today.
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"Use tracker on iPhone for all my habits; I get lazy with this, so I want to institute it again" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and and do an origami. 4 day reward is to pop bubblewrap
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"5 Quickfire exercises or YMCA resistance each day, plus stability ball for back" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and get two stickers. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift.
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"2 extra stretching exercises for flexibility and 2 squats per day for back" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and get two stickers. 4 day reward is to buy $5 lotto tickets.
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"No more than two salt shakes at the table for all meals" is to get a cute emoticon here and get two stickers. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift..
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"Read 2.5 pages of book I want to finish, but having trouble reading" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and and get two stickers. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift
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