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Day 2
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2/13/16 8:39 A

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Kathryn, I hope all goes well for you and your husband. emoticon
Day 10
I am feeling a little puffy this morning but I am telling myself that all is well and this will pass.
I have continued Yoga and skiing and am eating OK. I intend to get some paperwork done today.

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Kathryn, I'm thinking of you and your hubby, I hope everything goes well!

I didn't binge, might have overate, now I feel guilty.

Edited by: CANES4EVER63 at: 2/13/2016 (04:38)
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2/12/16 8:13 P

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A 5K completed is great! emoticon

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Sending wishes of a speedy recovery to your husband Kathryn. Deep peace to you.

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2/12/16 7:51 P

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Kathryn, I'm so very sorry to hear about your husband. Just take care of him and yourself and don't even worry about food right now. Your body will rise to the occasion. We're thinking of you. emoticon

All, I will be gone for three days, but will be counting my binge free days and maybe using the hour commitment board.

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2/12/16 5:19 P

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Kathryn emoticon sending best wishes/positive thoughts for speedy recovery to hubs & you.

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Day 8
My hubby had a stroke this morning and is in the hospital, I will not be eating to well as I lose my appetite when things like this happen. I just don't feel like eating

SHE THOUGHT SHE COULD SO SHE DID!!!!!

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**Finished Day #17! Working on Day #18 Binge Free!
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"4 days Treadmill, 20 min, 25 min, 25 min, 60 min. Can substitute a walk with DH. Daily reward if I do anything towards it is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker and burn a candle. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift. (184)
2/9 - 25 min emoticon
2/10 - 25 min emoticon
2/11 - 30 min emoticon

"Stationary bike -- 3 min for 3 day, and 5 min 1 day" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (179)
2/9 - 3 min emoticon
2/10 - 3 min emoticon
2/11 - 5 min emoticon

"4 times to YMCA over the days (2/9 - 2/16) . 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 get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 5 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift. (437)
2/9 - Part A emoticon
2/11 - Part B emoticon

"5 Quickfire exercises or YMCA resistance each day, plus stability ball for back for 4 days" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (551)
2/9 - YMCA emoticon
2/10 - QF emoticon
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"1 set of back exercises daily and 2 squats per day" (minimum is a squat and 1-2 others) Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift (141)

"80 steps for 3 days and 100 steps on one day, don't have to be consecutive" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift (416)
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"Don't weigh for 4 days, excluding Tue and Fri" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is to buy $5 lotto tickets. (174)
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2/12/16 6:50 A

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Lyla, I hope you have a good run. It is hard for me to think of 18F as cold. This morning it is -33C (feels like -35 with the wind). we have actually had quite an easy winter this year - not too many really cold days.
I went to town yesterday and listened to a native story teller. He played the flute and talked in such an easy compelling style. After that I lead the Yoga group. I also bought a new jacket. I will definitely be wearing it today.

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2/12/16 4:26 A

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Tawney, I'm so glad you feel better!! Keep up the great work! The idea of not being ruled by the clock is interesting. I always strive to eat dinner around 7 and it scares me when I don't. I suppose it's something I need to examine right now!

Lyla, I do have a cat, but she's in the US and not with me in the UK. I miss her :( I could try closing my window at night to see if that helps. It's really strange because it goes away after I've had my first cup of coffee!
Good luck on the run! You'll do great!! And you'll adjust to the cold within the 1st mile or so. When I was training for my half, we would start our runs and it would be in the 20s, but it was fine. Have layers, so when you warm up, you can take your jacket off and tie it around your waist (which, in all honesty, is very annoying because you'll probably have a water belt on as well...).

Trish, keep up the great work!


I didn't binge yesterday, I didn't even overeat, but I still feel guilty for what I did eat. I really need to monitor myself right now. I'll see what I weigh March 1 and go from there. I'm aiming for a 45 min run today, that'll be my furthest distance in a long time! And it'll be just over 4 miles! I can do this!

Edit: I didn't hit 45 minutes, I struggled in hitting 35! My last run was flat, no inclines, so today I added the inclines, 5 min at 0% followed by 5 min at 1% and repeat. That was difficult at the speed I was at, but I hit 35. Next time, I'll get the 45 min! My goal, no matter what, is to always hit a 5k, which I did. I just need to now make that a 6k!

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2/12/16 1:53 A

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Day 2 Binge Free. I am not Catholic,but I did decide to join another member participating in Lent. I find it refreshing to say no candy-giving it up for Lent.
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Anyway, Day 2 was better than day one. Day one was a doozy. I read the free 23-page e-book on binging offered here, Re-label, Reframe, Revalue, Refocus....I want to practice the four R's daily..

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Wow Tawney your retirement sounds blissful at this point (I mean, to me). I still sometimes invent reasons not to leave work on time (on the rare occasions when I'm actually able to leave on time) or make up errands to run on the way home just to fill the time in an empty evening because I dread a long stretch of unstructured time as a binge temptation. Which is so ironic since 90% of the time I am just feeling like I have absolutely no time to do anything or have any time to myself or whatever. And then when I do get the time, I waste it with stupid stuff cuz I'm afraid if I'm left to my own devices I might binge.

Cane, I dunno, maybe acid reflux? Or your room is super dry? Do you have a cat? Could she be sucking the breath out of you while you sleep, thus causing the throat pain? (Disclaimer: In case you couldn't guess, I am not a doctor.)

Day 12

I am semi-freaking out cuz I signed up for a 10 mile race Sunday and the weather forecast is a HIGH of 18F. It was like, 50 degrees when I signed up for it in December or whenever and of course it didn't occur to me that hey, it might get ridiculously cold in mid-February!

Apparently I missed the tagline for the race: "The race for the hardcore." My core is very soft and squishy! I keep reminding myself that I invested a small fortune in cold-weather running gear. I just wasn't really imagining that I'd have to wear all of it at the same time.

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Positive quote-I am stronger than this challenge and this challenge is making me stronger.

Trish emoticon emoticon emoticon

Rachel sorry you are not feeling well

Day 7 a whole week emoticon I.m on a roll again emoticon

SHE THOUGHT SHE COULD SO SHE DID!!!!!

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Welcome Trish!

**Finished Day #16! Working on Day #17 Binge Free!
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"4 days Treadmill, 20 min, 25 min, 25 min, 60 min. Can substitute a walk with DH. Daily reward if I do anything towards it is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker and burn a candle. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift. (184)
2/9 - 25 min emoticon
2/10 - 25 min emoticon

"Stationary bike -- 3 min for 3 day, and 5 min 1 day" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (179)
2/9 - 3 min emoticon
2/10 - 3 min emoticon

"4 times to YMCA over the days (2/9 - 2/16) . 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 get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 5 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift. (437)
2/9 - Part A emoticon

"5 Quickfire exercises or YMCA resistance each day, plus stability ball for back for 4 days" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (551)
2/9 - YMCA emoticon
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"1 set of back exercises daily and 2 squats per day" (minimum is a squat and 1-2 others) Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift (141)
2/7 - emoticon
2/8 - emoticon
2/9 - emoticon
2/10 - emoticon
Completed!!!

"80 steps for 3 days and 100 steps on one day, don't have to be consecutive" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift (416)
2/9 - 80 steps emoticon
2/10 - 80 steps emoticon

"Don't weigh for 4 days, excluding Tue and Fri" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is to buy $5 lotto tickets. (174)
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2/11/16 7:15 A

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Day 8
Yesterday I skied, practiced Yoga, and ate well. I am really enjoying not being ruled by the clock.
I am so thankful to have worked through many of my food issues. I remember almost dreading time off work because the lack of scheduling got me overeating. I am not cured by any means but I am so much better.

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Thank you all for the encouragement.! emoticon
Day #1 BF complete.

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2/11/16 1:50 A

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Trish, welcome!!

Lyla, that's great that binging wasn't your go to move after that date! I'm sorry it didn't turn out well. But the major plus is what you've learned about yourself!

For the past week or so, I would wake up in the middle of the night with a raw throat where it just hurts to swallow. I'm fine throughout the day though. It's starting to get annoying. And I'm incredibly tired since I've been waking up around 6 and not falling back asleep. Yesterday I had my alarm originally set for 7, today 6:45, I really wish I could get that extra hour-45 min of sleep. Coffee: kick in!!

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Welcome Trish! emoticon

Day 11

Had a cruddy (coffee) date after work, it wasn't awful but we just didn't click and it was kinda disappointing, I guess I really had my hopes up. I was actually probably not on my best behavior cuz I felt right away like there was just no hope and I totally clammed up, I was really tempted to be like, look, let's just pull the plug on this right now and save ourselves the time... I dunno if that would have been better or worse. But then just now, again, I had this minor epiphany that my usual course of action would be to console myself for the disappointment by bingeing, which I didn't, in fact it really didn't even cross my mind at all, so I dunno, I really hope between this and Monday it's a sign of... something, or maybe just that bingeing is no longer my autopilot default coping mechanism with disappointment/frustration/anger, or at least not all the time.

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I'm in! Just came on here because u was feeling that anxiety....glad I found this contest! I'm going to take a deep breath....and wait it out. Counting this as day one!

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**Finished Day #15! Working on Day #16 Binge Free!
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"4 days Treadmill, 20 min, 25 min, 25 min, 60 min. Can substitute a walk with DH. Daily reward if I do anything towards it is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker and burn a candle. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift. (184)
2/9 - 25 min emoticon

"Stationary bike -- 3 min for 3 day, and 5 min 1 day" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (179)
2/9 - 3 min emoticon

"4 times to YMCA over the days (2/9 - 2/16) . 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 get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 5 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift. (437)
2/9 - Part A emoticon

"5 Quickfire exercises or YMCA resistance each day, plus stability ball for back for 4 days" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (551)
2/9 - YMCA emoticon

"1 set of back exercises daily and 2 squats per day" (minimum is a squat and 1-2 others) Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift (141)
2/7 - emoticon
2/8 - emoticon
2/9 - emoticon

"80 steps for 3 days and 100 steps on one day, don't have to be consecutive" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift (416)
2/9 - 80 steps emoticon

"Don't weigh for 4 days, excluding Tue and Fri" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is to buy $5 lotto tickets. (174)
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Day 7

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Day 10

Yeah I am def not a big fan of "I'm never eating X again!" I hear people say it all the time and I hold my tongue but it has never worked for me, I mean has backfired for me. Also saying I'm never bingeing again. Cuz I'm gonna eat X again, prolly, at some point in my life, and I'm prolly gonna binge again, at some point in my life.

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Ugh, grumble grumble. Day 1. Freaked out yesterday with the heat and the intense pain it schlepped onto my body, dumb.will plan better today since it will be hot again.

OOLALA, I miss the Johnny C show truly! Hee h

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Day 6
It is almost a week

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So many good things going on here!

DLP -- Congrats on streaks, 4 days at a time! emoticon emoticon

Cane & Kathryn -- Absolutely agree about restricting and "No foods"... It took me years, but I finally realized that traditional methods don't work for me. I now have a comfortable relationship (for the most part) with all foods. ...and yes, understand overeating and how sometimes it feels uncomfortably "close" to a binge. But it just isn't!

Lyla -- you're doing great!
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**Finished Day #14! Working on Day #15 Binge Free!
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"4 days Treadmill, 20 min, 25 min, 25 min, 60 min. Can substitute a walk with DH. Daily reward if I do anything towards it is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker and burn a candle. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift. (184)

"Stationary bike -- 3 min for 3 day, and 5 min 1 day" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (179)

"4 times to YMCA over the days (1/30- 2/6) . 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 get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 5 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift. (437)

"5 Quickfire exercises or YMCA resistance each day, plus stability ball for back for 4 days" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (551)

"1 set of back exercises daily and 2 squats per day" (minimum is a squat and 1-2 others) Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift (141)
2/7 - emoticon
2/8 - emoticon

"80 steps for 3 days and 100 steps on one day, don't have to be consecutive" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift (416)

"Don't weigh for 4 days, excluding Tue and Fri" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is to buy $5 lotto tickets. (174)


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Oolala, I suppose it depends on what the craving is and how long it lasts. I know cravings for sugar and fries are pointless, that's just a want that'll go away. And it has. As far as cravings for other foods? I think it does mean that you're body really needs some nutrient or vitamin in it. I had a craving for beets that lasted a week. I got some beets. But beets are healthy, so I suppose that's different.
And you're doing great! Congrats on the exercise and hiking up that mountain!

Kathryn, I definitely believe that restricting leads to binging. Pretty much the definition of my life!

Lyla, I'm sorry you had a frustrating day! Those happen sometimes, and yes, it's so irritating because you're just annoyed at the world for no reason! I'm glad you didn't end up binging. Awesome job! I hope today is better!

I didn't binge last night, but I did overeat. I haven't done it in a while. But I just took a spoon and went into the peanut butter for maybe 4-5 spoonfuls. I didn't need it since I already had had an after dinner snack. Oh well. It's just PB.

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Day 11 BF complete

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Six 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 9

Man been in a really emoticon mood since the minute I woke up this morning, maybe just a bad case of the Mondays (and not PMS although it's deffo that same cranky/irritable thing, but without the crying etc., just grrrrrrrrr). Really had to force myself to get out of bed which is not like me, bed was so warm and comfy I ended up being super late for the trainer, then super late for work. And then work was idiotic, had no patience for the foolishness of my superiors. Then had tennis and played terrible, my biggest weapon is my forehand and I could not hit it to save my life, we lost fast 6-1 6-3 but at least got to keep playing for about 45 minutes afterwards. Anyway ready for this day to be over.

But on the bright side, ha ha, I didn't binge! Which just occurred to me. Cuz usually, historically, in the past, if I was feeling this angry and annoyed and fed up, I would want to binge, to cheer myself up (allegedly), to console myself for such a terrible horrible no good very bad day, as if bingeing would make the day better, but it would just make it worse, when all is said and done. And the day itself wasn't even that bad, more like just my mood (and my tennis) were bad.

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Positive quote-Every time you were convinced you couldn't go on, you did

Day 4, Made it through the Super Bowl with out a binge. I read a self help book about healthy eating while watching the game. I was only watching the adds. I had a big spread of food and small plates to eat it on. I had any thing I wanted but just a little bit. It felt good to not binge and become overly stuffed.

I am reading that restrictive eating leads to binges. Saying some foods are "no foods" leads to binges. And I think that is part of my problem. My new plan is every thing in moderation. But I know what foods I can't have packages of in the house so I will get those things in small singe servings.

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Cane, Iíve come to believe that most of my cravings are meaningless. So what if Iím craving a certain food? Itís rarely anything that my body really needs, and Iíll get fed in a few hours with better quality AND enjoy it more! Itís all just part of the neural path getting lit up somehow, and perfectly harmless to ignore. Sometimes hard to ignore, but deciding theyíre meaningless and that they're also normal, though inconvenient, to have takes some of the drama out of it.

Tawney, retirement sounds wonderful! So great that you caught the irrational voice trying to justify a binge. And Iím glad youíre willing to get some pants for your present body, though I admit I shopped at thrift stores for them ďon the way down.". Now itís just a habit! I wonder how rich IĒd have to be to buy all my clothes new?

Congrats on the new PR, Lyla!

Great thoughts, Jolie. And a nod to DLP, keeping the pace.

Ended up ďbingeingĒ on watching the Super Bowl by myself, but also doing some other stuff. I remembered at the end of the weekend that I had planned on reviewing the videos of a one-day online course I signed up for in December but the workshop center had trouble broadcasting. Didnít watch a thing of it! And hardly ate during the SB.

My short bouts of vigorous exercise seem to be paying off. I shaved some time off my hike up a 60-story mountain. I was even passing some other people up! And I rounded out to 10,000 steps by rebounding during the half-time show.

I know Iíve got more than a week BF. Iím going to call it 10 days and start counting.

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**Finished Day #13! Working on Day #14 Binge Free!
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"4 days Treadmill, 20 min, 25 min, 25 min, 60 min. Can substitute a walk with DH. Daily reward if I do anything towards it is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker and burn a candle. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift. (184)
2/2 - 20 min emoticon
2/3 - 60 min emoticon
2/5 - 25 min emoticon
2/7 - 25 min emoticon
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"Stationary bike -- 3 min for 3 day, and 5 min 1 day" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (179)
2/2 - 3 min emoticon
2/3 - 3 min emoticon
2/5 - 5 min emoticon
2/7 - 3 min emoticon
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"4 times to YMCA over the days (1/30- 2/6) . 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 get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 5 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift. (437)
1/30 - Part C emoticon
2/1 - Part A emoticon
2/4 - Part B emoticon
2/5 - Part C emoticon
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"5 Quickfire exercises or YMCA resistance each day, plus stability ball for back for 4 days" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (551)
2/1 - YMCA emoticon
2/2 - QF emoticon
2/3 - QF emoticon
2/4 - YMCA emoticon
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"1 set of back exercises daily and 2 squats per day" (minimum is a squat and 1-2 others) Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift (141)
2/7 - emoticon

"80 steps for 3 days and 100 steps on one day, don't have to be consecutive" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift (416)
2/2 - 80 emoticon
2/3 - 80 emoticon
2/6 - 100 emoticon
2/7 - 80 emoticon
Completed!!!

"Don't weigh for 4 days, excluding Tue and Fri" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is to buy $5 lotto tickets. (174)
2/1 - emoticon
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2/3 - emoticon
2/4 - emoticon
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2/6 - emoticon
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I am looking forward to getting some stuff done today. I have been starting and stopping quite a few things and want to see something done.

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Day 3, I am going to make it through this Super Bowl party with my head held high making smart choices and not binging

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Had a 4 mile race this morning and smashed my PR!

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I don't do Superbowl, but I do have lots of events I do. I remind myself that "overeating" during an event is part of living, and that it's much healthier to enjoy the event and not binge over it. We concentrate so much on what we "can't do" at the event that we become "food martyrs". The need to have a perfect event and be food martyrs is a dream and unrealistic. So even if my tummy gets full, as long as I don't binge, it's okay. Instead I plan things I "can" do...The trick is to give yourself lots of leeway during something like that. Some tricks I use are to not eat carbs, but enjoy sweets, or the opposite. Or I say this is an event, I'll have a certain number of little plates of stuff I like. But a nice number - not food martyr stuff - say 4 or even 5. I've also practiced over the last few years to fast 19 hours several times a week -- so I skip breakfast and wait until lunch. That feels really good to do after a night of normal overeating.
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Your right. Today is a new day.

I remind myself that if I binge or go off plan I don't need to continue that behavior all week or longer.

Get knocked down - get back up.

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I made a stupid decision last night. No harm came of it but I am having trouble moving on. I keep thinking at my age I should be smarter - but I am human like everyone else.
I don't want to obsess over it all day. I am going to put on my elastic band and snap it every time my mind goes there.

I am glad we don't make too much of superbowl.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday - keep believing in yourselves.
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Tawney, that's great that you're getting new pants! You deserve to feel great at any size! Why wait until you're smaller?

Kathryn, you can do it!

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Positive quote-Strength grows in the moment when you think you can't go on but you keep going anyway.
Day 2
Not looking forward to Super Bowl Sunday, we are having a party here. Others will be bringing a lot of food. I am making hot wings. One of the things coming is cold shrimp so that is good. But most of the stuff will be junk. My favorite kind of junk. I am not going to denie myself some of the treats. One of our friends just dropped by with some of the food. One of the things was spinich dip, man I love that, but will not go over board. Every thing in moderation.

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**Finished Day #11! Working on Day #12 Binge Free!
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"4 days Treadmill, 20 min, 25 min, 25 min, 60 min. Can substitute a walk with DH. Daily reward if I do anything towards it is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker and burn a candle. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift. (184)
2/2 - 20 min emoticon
2/3 - 60 min emoticon
2/5 - 25 min emoticon

"Stationary bike -- 3 min for 3 day, and 5 min 1 day" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (179)
2/2 - 3 min emoticon
2/3 - 3 min emoticon
2/5 - 5 min emoticon

"4 times to YMCA over the days (1/30- 2/6) . 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 get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 5 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift. (437)
1/30 - Part C emoticon
2/1 - Part A emoticon
2/4 - Part B emoticon

"5 Quickfire exercises or YMCA resistance each day, plus stability ball for back for 4 days" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (551)
2/1 - YMCA emoticon
2/2 - QF emoticon
2/3 - QF emoticon
2/4 - YMCA emoticon
Completed!!!

"1 set of back exercises daily and 2 squats per day" (minimum is a squat and 1-2 others) Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift (141)
2/1 - emoticon
2/2 - emoticon
2/3 - emoticon
2/3 - emoticon
Completed!!!

"80 steps for 3 days and 100 steps on one day, don't have to be consecutive" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift (416)
2/2 - 80 emoticon
2/3 - 80 emoticon
2/6 - 100 emoticon

"Don't weigh for 4 days, excluding Tue and Fri" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is to buy $5 lotto tickets. (174)
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Yesterday I stopped myself from "celebrating" with a binge and then "starting over". We have started selling some assets that will make our retirement look so much better. I ended up having a coffee and not a binge. It will take some time to adjust to our new life but it is wonderful.
We are going to a concert tonight. I plan to go and buy some new pants. I was waiting until I was a little smaller but that is silly.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
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Someone licking a salt shaker?? emoticon That one? Perhaps it's someone drinking out of a water bottle?

Anyways, I was still craving gummies on Thursday, but I was also craving fries! I went to the store yesterday and thought "do I want fries?" I know if I have the entire bag sitting in the freezer then I'll eat more than a portion and eat them way too quickly - I'd pretty much binge on them over the course of 2-3 days. So I decided not to get them! And it seems as if rice and peanuts are actually ok, so whatever my stomach was doing last week was just a fluke. Yay! Peanut butter on celery didn't bother me, plain rice cakes didn't bother me, and I did have one rice cake with peanut butter last night and I seem to be ok this morning. I'm glad it's not one of them!

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Day 6

Yeah I don't care that much about football in general (at least not since an extremely traumatic loss in the fantasy football playoffs emoticon after which I was scarred for life) but I love the pomp and hype and mindless insanity of Super Bowl mania, plus I love Cam Newton, although I like Peytie Pie too for some dumb reason... so yeah I'm mildly excited, if not for the actual game then for Lady Gaga/the commercials/etc.

edit ha ha ha I don't know what that emoticon is, someone licking a salt shaker? It was supposed to be this emoticon

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Night before last I could not sleep and was really out of it yesterday. The emotions were going wacky and I ended up having a binge, a big binge.
Today is a fresh new start.
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**Finished Day #10! Working on Day #11 Binge Free!
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"4 days Treadmill, 20 min, 25 min, 25 min, 60 min. Can substitute a walk with DH. Daily reward if I do anything towards it is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker and burn a candle. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift. (184)
2/2 - 20 min emoticon
2/3 - 60 min emoticon

"Stationary bike -- 3 min for 3 day, and 5 min 1 day" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (179)
2/2 - 3 min emoticon
2/3 - 3 min emoticon

"4 times to YMCA over the days (1/30- 2/6) . 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 get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 5 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift. (437)
1/30 - Part C emoticon
2/1 - Part A emoticon
2/4 - Part B emoticon

"5 Quickfire exercises or YMCA resistance each day, plus stability ball for back for 4 days" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (551)
2/1 - YMCA emoticon
2/2 - QF emoticon
2/3 - QF emoticon
2/4 - YMCA emoticon
Completed!!!

"1 set of back exercises daily and 2 squats per day" (minimum is a squat and 1-2 others) Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift (141)
2/1 - emoticon
2/2 - emoticon
2/3 - emoticon
2/3 - emoticon
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"80 steps for 3 days and 100 steps on one day, don't have to be consecutive" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift (416)
2/2 - 80 emoticon
2/3 - 80 emoticon

"Don't weigh for 4 days, excluding Tue and Fri" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is to buy $5 lotto tickets. (174)
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2/2 - regular Tuesday weigh
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I'm with you. The ads are always more interesting than the game.

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Oolala, continue to be strong! You can do this!

As far a the football, I'd totally join you. I use to just watch the ads, I stopped though because they just got so over the top and pricy that it wasn't enjoyable knowing that they spent so much money on 15-30 seconds of airtime. I don't know if it's big in the UK. I've had one UK group I follow on fb mention a Superbowl party and I was confused. But fb will tell me the outcome. NC is "back home" for me, and I lived in Charlotte for about 5 years, so even though I could care less, go Panthers! Definitely a hockey fan, and although I'm glad to say that the Hurricanes are the only professional sports team to have won a championship in NC, it would be nice if we could continue to say that would be the case - but regardless, I do want the Panthers to win. NC would have 2 championships under its belt.

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Wish I was better at counting the days. I still have thoughts of going off track, but they make so much less sense these days. Don't know if I'm on a second honeymoon or not.

Although I'm no real football fan (am even glad our professional team is likely leaving, but don't tell anyone), I do feel a bit like I wish I had a group of friends who were either willing to watch the game (for the ads) or were willing to have an anti-Superbowl party. One year that my city's team actually played, an old friend and I went to Tijuana for pedicures and to get away from the craziness. We stopped at a restaurant for margaritas and of course, the game was on the big screen TV. Couldn't get away from it!

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Hi all, been in and out quickly. Just a little overwhelmed with all my self-imposed tasks. Got a lot done yesterday, but still have a lot to do.

Good work everyone... guess nobody likes taxes!

Rachel -- good work on not binging. Just have to mention though that it seems like you're not eating enough to support all that exercise. Maybe why you were hungry for gummies?

Changing -- sorry about mentioning the f word --- how did your one piece go?

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2/2 - 3 min emoticon
2/3 - 3 min emoticon

"4 times to YMCA over the days (1/30- 2/6) . 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 get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 5 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift. (437)
1/30 - Part C emoticon
2/1 - Part A emoticon

"5 Quickfire exercises or YMCA resistance each day, plus stability ball for back for 4 days" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (551)
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2/3 - 80 emoticon

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I really do hate our tax system. It seems to be designed so we have to hire a tax service/CPA to file for us.

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Lyla, taxes suck. I worked so much overtime in 2014 that it pushed me into the next tax bracket and I owed. A lot.

I had my first urge to binge in a little over 2 months last night. I wanted gummies. I wanted more food. I just wanted to eat. Nothing emotional to bring it on, I just wanted food! Over the past month or so, I would turn to a rice cake and peanut butter; however, I couldn't do that last night. Either rice or peanuts are starting to bother me, so I had celery with peanut butter last night. I don't think I was 100% afterwards. I felt my stomach do weird things when I was on my run. Chocolate and dairy will hit me that quickly, but normally everything is about 12 hours later, so I'll know more in a couple hours. I hope it's peanuts over rice. There are alternatives for that - well, sunbutter is my only alternative, but there is nothing for rice. I'll terribly miss sushi and spring rolls. But I don't know if that's the case yet. But anyways, I just ignored the urge to binge and went to bed. Go me!

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Day 4

Man I owe the taxman a gazillion dollars and I'm just like, come on, I'm barely breaking even.* But they took out so much, I mean from each paycheck. And still it wasn't enough? And all those extra shifts I worked, all the money is going right back to The Man. I think I'm doing something wrong. Probably living by myself in Manhattan, for starters.

* I know, I know, I live a life of luxury but it really feels like so many of the luxuries are necessities, I guess when I'm surrounded by people who are a lot wealthier than me. It's like all those articles about billionaires and the billionaires are like, "But after everything I spend each month on furs, jets, Anguilla, au pairs, caviar, wine, Gstaad and household staff, there's nothing left!"

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Day 14...getting there.... emoticon .........21 days binge free

SHE THOUGHT SHE COULD SO SHE DID!!!!!

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**Finished Day #8! Working on Day #9 Binge Free!
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Current 4 day wins (habit changing method from Martha Beck - The Four Day Win):

"4 days Treadmill, 20 min, 25 min, 25 min, 60 min. Can substitute a walk with DH. Daily reward if I do anything towards it is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker and burn a candle. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift. (184)
2/2 - 20 min emoticon

"Stationary bike -- 3 min for 3 day, and 5 min 1 day" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (179)
2/2 - 3 min emoticon

"4 times to YMCA over the days (1/30- 2/6) . 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 get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 5 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift. (437)
1/30 - Part C emoticon
2/1 - Part A emoticon

"5 Quickfire exercises or YMCA resistance each day, plus stability ball for back for 4 days" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (551)
2/1 - YMCA emoticon

"1 set of back exercises daily and 2 squats per day" (minimum is a squat and 1-2 others) Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift (141)
2/1 - emoticon
2/2 - emoticon

"80 steps for 3 days and 100 steps on one day, don't have to be consecutive" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift (416)
2/1 - 80 emoticon

"Don't weigh for 4 days, excluding Tue and Fri" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is to buy $5 lotto tickets. (174)
2/1 - emoticon
2/2 - regular Tuesday weigh

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Day 1
Today I have planned a mini spa. I have booked a massage, haircut and pedicure.
I am now on holidays and will be officially retired April 1. We spent Monday and Tuesday in the city and last night (after highly questionable eating on the drive home) I went all the way - nachos,cheese, olives, salsa and white wine. So today is day 1.
I need to get my food issues under control as several things are happening at once. My grandchild's arrival, new financial issues - not bad but really different, retirement adjustment,a new cell phone,retirement party, upcoming reunion, just to name a few.
I know I can handle everything but eating properly will make things so much better.

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Positive quote-You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.

Day 13 ....streak 2...... emoticon ...getting there....21 days binge free

SHE THOUGHT SHE COULD SO SHE DID!!!!!

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**Finished Day #7! Working on Day #8 Binge Free!
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"4 days Treadmill, 20 min, 25 min, 25 min, 60 min. Can substitute a walk with DH. Daily reward if I do anything towards it is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker and burn a candle. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift. (184)

"Stationary bike -- 3 min for 3 day, and 5 min 1 day" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (179)

"4 times to YMCA over the days (1/30- 2/6) . 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 get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 5 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift. (437)
1/30 - Part C emoticon
2/1 - Part A emoticon

"5 Quickfire exercises or YMCA resistance each day, plus stability ball for back for 4 days" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (551)
2/1 - YMCA emoticon

"1 set of back exercises daily and 2 squats per day" (minimum is a squat and 1-2 others) Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift (141)
2/1 - emoticon

"80 steps for 3 days and 100 steps on one day, don't have to be consecutive" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift (416)

"Don't weigh for 4 days, excluding Tue and Fri" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is to buy $5 lotto tickets. (174)
2/1 - emoticon
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Positive quote-You have to be your strongest when you're feeling at your weakest

Rachel emoticon on your weight loss emoticon emoticon

Day 12...streak 2

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**Finished Day #6! Working on Day #7 Binge Free!
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Current 4 day wins (habit changing method from Martha Beck - The Four Day Win):

"4 days Treadmill, 20 min, 25 min, 25 min, 60 min. Can substitute a walk with DH. Daily reward if I do anything towards it is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker and burn a candle. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift. (184)

"Stationary bike -- 3 min for 3 day, and 5 min 1 day" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (179)

"4 times to YMCA over the days (1/30- 2/6) . 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 get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 5 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift. (437)
1/30 - Part C emoticon

"5 Quickfire exercises or YMCA resistance each day, plus stability ball for back for 4 days" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (551)

"1 set of back exercises daily and 2 squats per day" (minimum is a squat and 1-2 others) Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift (141)

"80 steps for 3 days and 100 steps on one day, don't have to be consecutive" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift (416)

"Don't weigh for 4 days, excluding Tue and Fri" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is to buy $5 lotto tickets. (174)


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Lyla, CONGRATS ON YOUR RUN!!! WOOO!!! You can definitely do that half! So proud of you! And yes, a cat would be awesome. You have every right to still feel sad about your last one, I still miss the family dog that we put down 5 years ago.

Kathryn, keep your streak going! You got this!

I weighed in today with a very inaccurate scale, I'm down about 8 lbs from mid December. Yay! I just wish it was more. I'm going to buy a new one tomorrow morning and use that as my main scale. So I'll weigh in tomorrow with it and then again on March 1 and it'll be the same scale, so it'll be accurate.

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Lyla I think getting a new cat is a good idea, they are so cute and can be so loving. I can't have one because of my hubby but I get to cat sit at least once a year.
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Day 11...streak 2... emoticon ...getting there.....21 days binge free

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Errr good news bad news, bad news is I binged Friday and then had kind of an aftershock minibinge yesterday so... Day 1! I won't bore you but I dammit man I had some rough stuff last week culminating in some news that felt really really bad on Friday (but of course now I'm kind of like, meh it's not so bad, you're just being dramatic).

But the good news is I did a 13 mile practice run today! Which I'm so stoked about, so stoked that bingeing didn't end up making me feel so physically bad that I couldn't run, and also stoked cuz that's the farthest I've ever run in my life at one time, and also cuz I felt pretty damn good through the whole run, I mean usually something starts hurting at some point, or I have to like, totally talk myself through it at certain points, but I flew through the first 9 miles or so and even when I started to feel tired it really wasn't much of a struggle. So I'm completely overjoyed and even though my legs are tired I'm really not feeling wrecked or anything, and I even managed to keep all my various chafing issues under control.

Prolly helped that it was really perfect weather for running, at least for me, high 40s and sunny and for once I managed to dress appropriately (not too much and not too little). Man I really hope I feel this great on the day of the half marathon. Anyway I was just getting nervous about the half marathon which is like, 50 days from now and I was really starting to wonder if I'll be able to do it. So yeah, this is a big morale boost. And kind of makes the bingeing seem like, ok well whatever.

Also after living here for 15 years, I had my first mouse Friday night which made me think, ok time for a new cat(s), this is a sign. But just thinking about it is really making me miss my little cat so much, I can't believe this is happening, that I'm still so upset after four months. But the mouse was very cute (even though I did shriek like a siren when I saw it), so maybe I should just reconsider my pet options.

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Going to be gone all day with friends, so will add a day to my 4 day wins.

Have a great day everyone.

Bren - sent you a Goodie - hope you feel better

**Finished Day #5! Working on Day #6 Binge Free!
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Current 4 day wins (habit changing method from Martha Beck - The Four Day Win):

"4 days Treadmill, 20 min, 25 min, 25 min, 35 min. Can substitute a walk with DH. Daily reward if I do anything towards it is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker and burn a candle. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift. (184)
1/26 - 35 min emoticon
1/27 - 25 min emoticon
1/28 - 20 min emoticon
1/30 - Walked with Gary emoticon
Completed!!!

"Stationary bike -- 3 min for 3 day, and 5 min 1 day" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (179)
1/26 - 3 min emoticon
1/27 - 5 min emoticon
1/29 - 3 min emoticon
1/30 - 3 min emoticon
Completed!!!

"4 times to YMCA over the days (1/30- 2/6) . 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 get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 5 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift. (437)
1/30 - Part C emoticon

"5 Quickfire exercises or YMCA resistance each day, plus stability ball for back for 4 days" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (551)
1/26 - YMCA emoticon
1/27 - QF emoticon
1/28 - YMCA emoticon
1/29 - QF emoticon
Completed!!!

"1 set of back exercises daily and 2 squats per day" (minimum is a squat and 1-2 others) Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift (141)
1/26 - emoticon
1/27 - emoticon
1/28 - emoticon
1/29 - emoticon
Completed!!!

"80 steps for 3 days and 100 steps on one day, don't have to be consecutive" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift (416)
1/26 - 80 emoticon
1/27 - 100 emoticon
1/29 - 80 emoticon
1/30 - 80 emoticon
Completed!!!

"Don't weigh for 4 days, excluding Tue and Fri" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is to buy $5 lotto tickets. (174)
**I won't weigh again until next Tuesday
1/26 - emoticon
1/27 - emoticon
1/28 - emoticon
1/29 - emoticon
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**Finished Day #4! Working on Day #5 Binge Free!
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Current 4 day wins (habit changing method from Martha Beck - The Four Day Win):

"4 days Treadmill, 20 min, 25 min, 25 min, 35 min. Can substitute a walk with DH. Daily reward if I do anything towards it is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker and burn a candle. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift. (184)
1/26 - 35 min emoticon
1/27 - 25 min emoticon
1/28 - 20 min emoticon

"Stationary bike -- 3 min for 3 day, and 5 min 1 day" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (179)
1/26 - 3 min emoticon
1/27 - 5 min emoticon

"4 times to YMCA over the days (1/31- 2/6) . 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 get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 5 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift. (437)

"5 Quickfire exercises or YMCA resistance each day, plus stability ball for back for 4 days" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (551)
1/26 - YMCA emoticon
1/27 - QF emoticon
1/28 - YMCA emoticon
1/29 - QF emoticon
Completed!!!

"1 set of back exercises daily and 2 squats per day" (minimum is a squat and 1-2 others) Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift (141)
1/26 - emoticon
1/27 - emoticon
1/28 - emoticon
1/29 - emoticon
Completed!!!

"80 steps for 3 days and 100 steps on one day, don't have to be consecutive" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift (416)
1/26 - 80 emoticon
1/27 - 100 emoticon
1/29 - 80 emoticon

"Don't weigh for 4 days, excluding Tue and Fri" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is to buy $5 lotto tickets. (174)
**I won't weigh again until next Tuesday
1/26 - emoticon
1/27 - emoticon
1/28 - emoticon
1/29 - emoticon
Completed!!!


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