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Lyla, I have been thinking about you and hoping you are doing OK.
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6/30/16 7:58 P

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Day 1

Got back yesterday, has been one of the worst weeks of my life, maybe the worst. Still feeling helpless about what to do with my brother although now that I'm home I'm seeing an easy solution which is to ignore him and pretend everything's fine. (Sarcasm... sorta....) So yeah I have got almost no exercise in the past week, unless driving and crying are exercise. No bingeing but a lot of overeating and a ton of unhealthy food, I'm not against unhealthy food per se but not at pretty much every single meal. Small miracle I didn't binge when I got home (would generally not binge in the company of others and have been with my brother almost 24/7 for the past few days).

Anyway I'm so physically, emotionally exhausted, drained, etc. Trying to force myself to the gym to try to make myself feel better. Still in shock over the amount of misery and suffering I have seen in the past few days. Just so confused and wishing I knew what to do, other than nothing.

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6/30/16 10:00 A

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Finished Day 18! Working on Day #19 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, 45 min. Can substitute a walk. 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)
6/24 - 25 min emoticon
6/25 - Walk with DH emoticon
6/27 - 25 min emoticon
6/29 - 20 min emoticon
Completed!!!

"Stationary bike -- 3 min for 2 day, and 5 min 1 day, and 10 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)
6/24 - 5 min emoticon
6/25 - 3 min emoticon
6/27 - 10 min emoticon
6/29 - 3 min emoticon
Completed!!!

"4 times to YMCA over the days (6/22 - 6/29) . 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)
6/22 - Part A emoticon
6/24 - Part B emoticon
6/27 - Part C emoticon
6/29 - Part A emoticon
Completed!!!

"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)
6/24 - YMCA emoticon
6/25 - QF emoticon
6/27 - YMCA emoticon
6/29 - 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)
6/24 - emoticon
6/25 - emoticon
6/27 - emoticon
6/27 - 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)
6/24 - 80 emoticon
6/25 - 80 emoticon
6/27 - 100 emoticon
6/29 - 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)
6/25 - emoticon
6/26 - emoticon
6/27 - emoticon
6/28 - regular Tuesday weigh
6/29 - emoticon
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6/30/16 9:42 A

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Day 1

In NYC yesterday, crazy amount of walking, whole body barking today. Will still get to the gym later to loosen things up. Day 1 today because I overate yesterday. Not emotional binging. I let the food choices win the battle and ate way more than usual, was uncomfortable after dinner.

Tawney - sounds like a weekend of revelations, good for you.
Singlady - welcome - it's a great team w/ great support.

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6/30/16 8:11 A

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Day 2
Yesterday went well. I am off to the pool and looking forward to another great day.

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6/29/16 12:51 P

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Day 1
I am back from my 40th reunion. It went very well. I had not hit my weight goal as I had planned to do but I did feel amazing in my clothes and also quite healthy and fit. Someone even asked me if I had grown taller. I am in a much better space emotionally than |I would have been 15 or 20 years ago. I used to regret not moving around, changing jobs, getting more education, and climbing the ladder. | have made peace with all that and am happy where I am. All that being said I still binged yesterday and Sunday and Monday. | know it was emotional and I also know that while yesterday I ate my way down into a funk where I was thinking that it was not worth it even to try today I am thinking more clearly.
Today I started out with some laps and aqua fit. Once at home I am doing some organizing and puttering. I will be eating meals and 2 snacks and will get back on track.
Welcome to those of you who are new. You will definitely find help and support here.

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6/29/16 10:03 A

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SingingLady - Welcome!


Finished Day 17! Working on Day #18 Binge Free!

Tuesday - gone all day, add a day to my 4DWs

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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, 45 min. Can substitute a walk. 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)
6/24 - 25 min emoticon
6/25 - Walk with DH emoticon
6/27 - 25 min emoticon

"Stationary bike -- 3 min for 2 day, and 5 min 1 day, and 10 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)
6/24 - 5 min emoticon
6/25 - 3 min emoticon
6/27 - 10 min emoticon

"4 times to YMCA over the days (6/22 - 6/29) . 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)
6/22 - Part A emoticon
6/24 - Part B emoticon
6/27 - 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)
6/24 - YMCA emoticon
6/25 - QF emoticon
6/27 - 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)
6/24 - emoticon
6/25 - emoticon
6/27 - 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)
6/24 - 80 emoticon
6/25 - 80 emoticon
6/27 - 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)
6/25 - emoticon
6/26 - emoticon
6/27 - emoticon
628 - regular Tuesday weigh


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6/28/16 11:39 A

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Finished Day 16! Working on Day #17 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, 45 min. Can substitute a walk. 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)
6/24 - 25 min emoticon
6/25 - Walk with DH emoticon
6/27 - 25 min emoticon

"Stationary bike -- 3 min for 2 day, and 5 min 1 day, and 10 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)
6/24 - 5 min emoticon
6/25 - 3 min emoticon
6/27 - 10 min emoticon

"4 times to YMCA over the days (6/22 - 6/29) . 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)
6/22 - Part A emoticon
6/24 - Part B emoticon
6/27 - 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)
6/24 - YMCA emoticon
6/25 - QF emoticon
6/27 - 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)
6/24 - emoticon
6/25 - emoticon
6/27 - 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)
6/24 - 80 emoticon
6/25 - 80 emoticon
6/27 - 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)
6/25 - emoticon
6/26 - emoticon
6/27 - emoticon
628 - regular Tuesday weigh


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6/27/16 9:07 A

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Day 5

Survived the weekend at work. It's a day for me.

Goochie - good luck at the dentist- great self care - you'll be relived when it's done.

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Goochie - good for you, going to the dentist. It will be hard for awhile, but you'll be glad after it's done. emoticon

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Finished Day 15! Working on Day #16 Binge Free!

Was gone all day yesterday on whale watching!
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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, 45 min. Can substitute a walk. 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)
6/24 - 25 min emoticon
6/25 - Walk with DH emoticon

"Stationary bike -- 3 min for 2 day, and 5 min 1 day, and 10 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)
6/24 - 5 min emoticon
6/25 - 3 min emoticon

"4 times to YMCA over the days (6/22 - 6/29) . 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)
6/22 - Part A emoticon
6/24 - 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)
6/24 - YMCA emoticon
6/25 - QF 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)
6/24 - emoticon
6/25 - 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)
6/24 - 80 emoticon
6/25 - 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)
6/25 - emoticon
6/26 - emoticon


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6/27/16 2:32 A

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Day 2

I'm going to have a tooth extracted Tuesday, so I shopped for soft food today. I have 5 dental visits coming up, and I do hope the abscessed tooth has been helped by the antibiotic. My 2 front teeth fell out, and my new dentist has a major plan to fill in the gaping holes, etc.

OOLALA - Have a great trip.

CHANGING TURTLE - I am so PROUD of you to reach your 21 days.

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6/27/16 12:19 A

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Day 11 streak two emoticon emoticon emoticon

She thought she could so she did, every other day fasting

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6/26/16 6:08 A

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Back to work, yesterday tough, kills my knee. Couple of days off after today. Down to 5 weeks till surgery

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Finished Day 13! Working on Day #14 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, 45 min. Can substitute a walk. 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)
6/24 - 25 min emoticon

"Stationary bike -- 3 min for 2 day, and 5 min 1 day, and 10 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)
6/24 - 3 min emoticon

"4 times to YMCA over the days (6/22 - 6/29) . 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)
6/22 - Part A emoticon
6/24 - 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)
6/24 - 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)
6/24 - 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)
6/24 - 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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6/25/16 6:02 A

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Day 2
streak 2

Work weekend, should be sane

Have a great BF day all

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6/24/16 11:49 A

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OOLALA emoticon emoticon emoticon

Layla emoticon sorry for your loss emoticon

Vgdolly emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Goochi be emoticon

Day 9 doing fine streak 2

She thought she could so she did, every other day fasting

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A streak is a streak, weight loss or no! I wish I could get one in. Binged yesterday, or I"m calling it that, even though it wasn't fast and concentrated. There were way too many times I told myself I was done eating until the next meal and was back at the food an hour later. Including eating out of the nut butter jar over and over. Guess i won't be offering guests a PB & J sandwich soon. At least I didn't go buy cake. But I forgot about the commitment thread! Maybe I didn't want to remember enough...

Lyla, BIG hugs! And I never think you are hogging the thread.

Last might, I watched a documentary on suicide off the Golden Gate Bridge. Kinda morbid, but it sure made me think about my dark times. The film makers didn't dwell on stats at all, but did say that there have been more recorded suicides off the bridge than any other one spot in the world. (There were 24 the year they studied it. ) I wonder if the builders ever thought of that? We have a bridge in San Diego that's been a choice for some. It might have been a lot more if pedestrians were allowed.


Sorry I'm not responding to all. Supposed to be leaving this afternoon on a trip. Still have a lot to do, including getting my permanent crown. and a LOT of dishes. I doubt I'll binge when traveling. I'd have to sneak it between visiting people. I haven't done anything like that on a trip in years.

Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 6/26/2016 (09:52)
“To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. 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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VgDolly - 21 days!!! Congratulations! emoticon emoticon



Finished Day 12! Working on Day #13 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, 45 min. Can substitute a walk. 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 2 day, and 5 min 1 day, and 10 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 (6/22 - 6/29) . 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)
6/22 - 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)

"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)
6/24 - 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)
6/17 - regular Friday weigh
6/19 - emoticon
6/20 - emoticon
6/21 - regular Tuesday weigh
6/22 - emoticon
6/23 - emoticon
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Day 1

Completed my cycle, 21 in the books.I must say I wish I had lost more in the past 3 weeks, but based on my history I am so happy to be getting rid of extremes. No binging, no withholding food.Next step to look at types of food and better track of calories in - clean eating. No extremes - changing life's history takes time.

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4 Day Streak 37
154 Days Binge Free

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6/23/16 9:33 P

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LYLA Even though you are being kicked to the curb too many times, you can get through this.

Day 1 I am struggling. I am losing.

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Lyla -- So sorry to hear about another tragedy. Hang in there. emoticon

DLP -- You're doing great! Another 4 days BF! emoticon emoticon

VGDolly -- Thank you...

Finished Day 11! Working on Day #12 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, 45 min. Can substitute a walk. 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 2 day, and 5 min 1 day, and 10 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)
6/17 - 3 min emoticon
6/19 - 10 min emoticon
6/20 - 3 min emoticon
6/22 - 3 min emoticon
Completed!!!

"4 times to YMCA over the days (6/22 - 6/29) . 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)
6/22 - 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)
6/16 - YMCA emoticon
6/17 - YMCA emoticon
6/19 - QF emoticon
6/20 - 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)

"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)
6/17 - 80 emoticon
6/19 - 100 emoticon
6/20 - 80 emoticon
6/22 - 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)
6/17 - regular Friday weigh
6/19 - emoticon
6/20 - emoticon
6/21 - regular Tuesday weigh
6/22 - emoticon



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Day 21 - With focus and determination - tomorrow I can celebrate a complete cycle


Lyla - all we can do is prayer for you and your situation and hopefully you can be present for your family/

Jol - there process allows us to have that treat and not throw us into a binge - yay for you

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Ha ha ha, well I'm probably gonna be off the grid for a while, what has happened today is beyond unbelievable, I will try to be concise but maybe I will just post it on my blog, or "deathblog," instead of hogging up this thread. I am absolutely about to lose my mind. So yeah I dunno, I just thought I would keep you up to date cuz I doubt if I will bother posting for the next several days due to circumstances. Long story short there was yet another completely unexpected death of a relatively young person. It's just unreal right now.

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Well, I had a big dessert at lunch, but I can't really call it a binge either, even though it certainly wasn't low calorie. I ate it, and then I immediately committed on the Hour commitment board and had a break of non-eating for several hours before a pretty small fruit and milk based meal. So I won't eat again until tomorrow and call it a good BF day. Sometimes, there are these grey areas. But I'm thinking of how that could have set me off on a long, long binge before.

Hope everyone is doing ok!

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Lyla sorry for your loss emoticon

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Finished Day 10! Working on Day #11 Binge Free!

Volunteering today, so will take a break from 4DWs until tomorrow!
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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, 45 min. Can substitute a walk. 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)
6/17 - 25 min emoticon
6/19 - walk with DH emoticon
6/20 - 20 min emoticon
6/21 - long walk with friend emoticon
Completed!!!

"Stationary bike -- 3 min for 2 day, and 5 min 1 day, and 10 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)
6/17 - 3 min emoticon
6/19 - 10 min emoticon
6/20 - 3 min emoticon

"4 times to YMCA over the days (6/22 - 6/29) . 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)
6/16 - YMCA emoticon
6/17 - YMCA emoticon
6/19 - QF emoticon
6/20 - 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)
6/16 - emoticon
6/17 - emoticon
6/19 - emoticon
6/20 - 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)
6/17 - 80 emoticon
6/19 - 100 emoticon
6/20 - 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)
6/17 - regular Friday weigh
6/19 - emoticon
6/20 - emoticon
6/21 - regular Tuesday weigh


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Still overdoing it a bit but the window of overeating time is reducing, and it's not every day. I think it's day 4.



“To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Six years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
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Crazy day, hot and no electricity. Went to the gym and then showered there.
Did eat out okay choice - could be better - could be worse
home now and electricity and air back on


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Day 5

I got through my birthday, I enjoyed my ice cream and cake, and I held my own with the scale.
I'm back to healthy eating today.

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Finished Day 9! Working on Day #10 Binge Free!

Volunteering today, so will take a break from 4DWs until tomorrow!
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"4 days Treadmill, 20 min, 25 min, 25 min, 45 min. Can substitute a walk. 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)
6/17 - 25 min emoticon
6/19 - walk with DH emoticon
6/20 - 20 min emoticon

"Stationary bike -- 3 min for 2 day, and 5 min 1 day, and 10 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)
6/17 - 3 min emoticon
6/19 - 10 min emoticon
6/20 - 3 min emoticon

"4 times to YMCA over the days (6/20 - 6/27) . 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)
6/16 - YMCA emoticon
6/17 - YMCA emoticon
6/19 - QF emoticon
6/20 - 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)
6/16 - emoticon
6/17 - emoticon
6/19 - emoticon
6/20 - 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)
6/17 - 80 emoticon
6/19 - 100 emoticon
6/20 - 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)
6/17 - regular Friday weigh
6/19 - emoticon
6/20 - emoticon
6/21 - regular Tuesday weigh


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I had an unexpected day to myself yesterday and it was good. Today I am off to the pool and the on with my day.
I think I is time to name this little girl- she has become quite tame.


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LYLA. I am so sorry to hear about your tragic loss. No one can foresee the anguish these situations cause for families. Hang on and GRIEVE. It is a terrible shock.

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Thanks y'all.

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Lyla - hang in there. Sorry to hear about these tragedies. emoticon

Finished Day 8! Working on Day #9 Binge Free!

Volunteering today, so will take a break from 4DWs until tomorrow!
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"4 days Treadmill, 20 min, 25 min, 25 min, 45 min. Can substitute a walk. 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)
6/17 - 25 min emoticon
6/19 - walk with DH emoticon

"Stationary bike -- 3 min for 2 day, and 5 min 1 day, and 10 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)
6/17 - 3 min emoticon
6/19 - 10 min emoticon

"4 times to YMCA over the days (6/20 - 6/27) . 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)
6/16 - YMCA emoticon
6/17 - YMCA emoticon
6/19 - QF 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)
6/16 - emoticon
6/17 - emoticon
6/19 - 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)
6/17 - emoticon
6/19 - 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)
6/17 - regular Friday weigh
6/19 - emoticon


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Lyla - so sorry for your loss. What senseless sadness. I pray for you and his family as you try to come to terms with this tragedy. Be kind to yourself, the best honor you can give to him is to stay binge free/

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Lyla, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. It is something that we most times cannot understand. I hope you can be gentle with yourself as you get through the next few days. My thoughts are with you.
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Day 5? Or 6? Day 6

Oy had some bad news last night, my first cousin who was 6 weeks older than me killed himself, and this is after another cousin on the same side of the family (but they weren't brothers) killed himself in Dec. 2013. I feel like this is something that happens in Tennessee Williams plays, not in my family. Anyway I hadn't seen him in about 20 years but as kids we spent a lot of time together, he was my only cousin who lived in the same city as me, our dads were brothers and we were the same age so naturally we hung out a ton as kids. I just can't believe this has happened now twice, I know it's a cliche but of all the people I know and all the people in my family he just didn't seem "the type," whatever the heck that means, just a normal guy who liked cars and sports and girls and thought professional wrestling was real (as you can imagine he was like, a teenager last time I spent any significant amount of time with him). He was the only grandkid on that side of the family to get married and have kids, so I guess I figured he was the "normal" one. Anyway I cried all night, and screamed and cursed on the phone to my aunt (not his mom), so now I feel really drained and tired and empty.

I am not gonna use this is an excuse to binge, even though I would have in the past, I mean, using food to make myself feel better. I'm gonna take a shower and give myself a mud mask and watch some Broad City or Veep or something. I feel very numb and also like this has left all my perceived problems (i.e., my stupid job) looking very tiny. Anyway. I can't muster the energy to do any of the chores or stupid tasks that I was planning to do today, I feel like spoiling myself with laziness and basketball.

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Day 4 streak two emoticon

She thought she could so she did, every other day fasting

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Finished Day 7! Working on Day #8 Binge Free!

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Day 17

Happy Father's Day to all. Hope you have a great day your families. I have a plan in place for the family bbq.

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Planning my food and having some thing in the crock pot to eat as soon as I get home is helping me stay on course.

Day 3 streak two

She thought she could so she did, every other day fasting

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Day 5

Had the 10k race this morning and in my own way killed it, certainly not a PR but felt great and beat my time for this same exact race last year by ~9 min. which is awesome. So am kind of being reminded of what little I do love about running, a lot of which I had forgotten after a bad performance/bad experience in the brooklyn half marathon. So yeah, that's cool.

yeah Jo I have a feeling nothing will happen at all, I mean that they'll just twiddle their thumbs and hope I forget all about it, but I feel like in my mind I've got a better idea of what I want, which is to make a change if the opportunity arises but I'm not really expecting them to do anything about it at the moment. I understand that they can't just park me at an empty desk and keep paying me, especially since it is a fact that there is nobody, but nobody, who will volunteer to take my place.

Also a colleague who was tangentially involved in the last brouhaha gave me a blow-by-blow of what went down with his previous secretary (the one I replaced) and it was so ugly I feel kind of justified, I mean, frankly TPTB can feign shock that I am unhappy and now i know that they know better and this could not possibly come as a surprise to them based on history.

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Day 17 - I have decided to count this as a straight binge free period. I had a little back and forth with myself, since there was some emotional over-eating and some eating in secret. But none of this was lasted more than a short period. Since the overall trend was positive and there were no emotional binge backlashes, I think I can feel proud of being binge free. THANK YOU TO THE TEAM.

This turtle is to remind myself that slow but steady wins the race.


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Thank you all for your support.

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Finished Day 6! Working on Day #7 Binge Free!

Volunteering today, so will take a break from 4DWs until tomorrow!
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"4 days Treadmill, 20 min, 25 min, 25 min, 45 min. Can substitute a walk. 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)
6/17 - 25 min emoticon

"Stationary bike -- 3 min for 2 day, and 5 min 1 day, and 10 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)
6/17 - 3 min emoticon

"4 times to YMCA over the days (6/10 - 6/17) . 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)
6/10 - Part C emoticon
6/13 - Part A emoticon
6/16 - Part B emoticon
6/17 - Part C emoticon
Completed!!!

"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)
6/16 - YMCA emoticon
6/17 - 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)
6/16 - emoticon
6/17 - 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)
6/17 - 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)
6/17 - regular Friday weigh


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Day 16

Thankful the weekend off

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Lyla, It's not too late. You could talk to your boss again and just tell her that you were having a bad day when you talked to her last and that you want to stay where you are for now. Don't know. Anyway, hope all turns out okay. But in any case, you have nothing to apologize for (I mean to your boss). I just know that the few times I stood up for myself, it was hard, but worth it. It always depends how bad the "pain" is that you want to fix. But, of course, uncertainty and change can be scary too. emoticon

By the way, I used to tell people that if I cried, they better watch out, because that meant I was really angry.... People always think crying is a sign of weakness. I never felt that way.

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emoticon Gooch for standing your ground.

emoticon Thanks Dolly, I wish I could tell you everything is going to be all right with your job etc. but that would prolly be hypocritical since I'm not really able to fully believe that as far as my own job situation. emoticon

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Finished Day 5! Working on Day #6 Binge Free!
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"4 days Treadmill, 20 min, 25 min, 25 min, 45 min. Can substitute a walk. 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 2 day, and 5 min 1 day, and 10 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 (6/10 - 6/17) . 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)
6/10 - Part C emoticon
6/13 - Part A emoticon
6/16 - 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)
6/16 - 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)
6/16 - 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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6/17/16 7:12 A

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Day 2
4 Day Streak 36
149 Days Binge Free

Had a very tough day. I was about to go into the store and get some binge food after work but went home and ate dinner.

If I can get a filling meal in my tendency to binge is greatly diminished


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Day was sloppy yesterday. My body really ached and work was busy, lots of steps and joints don't like that. I wound up a few calories over but honestly don't feel like it was a binge. Self care is important for me these days. Need to practice relaxation after work and not turn to a snack that was more than I needed. Quiet time and tea first is going to be my attack going forward.

I hope the rest of the team has a great BF day!

Goochie - WAY TO GO! Let go of the binge - be proud of sticking to your no. Many of us have that weakness. I would think that its a huge moment of growth for you!
LYLA - hugs to you about the job. I can connect on so many levels. After 21 yrs I will most likely lose mine after surgery. Part of me says screw them, the other part is screaming inside at the thought of someplace new at 52. Pray for serenity. Slowly I'm letting go of my against hoping my higher power will lead me where I need to be.

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The San Diege trip was fabulous.
When I got home, I received an email that upset me. It was from a relative who only contacts me when they want me to do something for them. Also, they are super sensitive and can misconstrue my words, which causes havoc with the family. I've always been a people pleaser, but no more, but I need extra time to think of a response. So I consulted with my best friend and I texted a very tactful response saying "NO." Within 5 hours, I received a phone call. I let it go to voice mail, and again consulted my friend on what to say for a reply to reinforce my "NO." 15 hours later. I, responded to the phone call, stated my position, and the situation has been rsolved, and I kept my cool, I remained calm, and the "NO" was accepted. In hindsight, I have let my emotions dictate and contribute to my bingeing. Why do I run to food when I have a problem? Food is not going to solve the problem. I'm not going to beat myself up. Hopefully, this insight will help me cope with feelings and stress in the future. My doctor has told my bingeing is caused by "STRESS." He's right.

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Day 3? Really? Is that all?

I dunno Jo I hope you're right, I thought I would feel relieved but I had this daunting realization in spin class this morning (of all places) that if I start over at a new job, it means starting over at the bottom rung in terms of all kinds of stuff like seniority, holiday bonus, and most important vacation days. Not to mention health insurance, etc. I just can't stand the idea of spending the next two years with little or no vacation time while I'm still on probation or whatever they call it when you haven't worked there long enough to qualify for legit vacation etc.

I really do like where I work, and I'm comfortable there in the sense that I know everyone, in every department, and I have the very empowering (well, for me) feeling of knowing how to get things done, who to talk to, what forms to fill out, etc. etc. I feel very at home there. [deleted - oh boy really need a refresher on the merits of, um, discretion?]

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Day 1 streak 2, cookie battle won now on to chips battle, subbing 5 saltines and no more then 5 saltines for salt crave, chips will not pass my lips, not even a small bag

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Finished Day 4! Working on Day #5 Binge Free!



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Day 14 food in hand, hoping work isn't too busy

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LylA - You did the right thing. They are supposed to look after you, to some degree. Maybe make some notes of the problems with your boss, in case you need to tell them. My humble opinion, but I think that today you took care of yourself. You'll be ok. (No crystal ball, but I just think you are in a better place now to take care of yourself.) emoticon

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[edited for paranoia] blah blah blah blah work sucks my boss sucks blah blah blah








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Kathryn, I guess for now you're wearing your pants like the teen boys do... emoticon Congrats for dominating cookies for three weeks.

Brian Wansink of Mindless Eating fame says a motto is: If you see food, you eat food. They found this to be true even of naturally thin eaters. People ate more when the food was in sight, maybe not all to the same extent, but some. I resisted this for years. Some of the anti-diet promoters insisted that if you got your emotional stuff together and gave permission for all foods, the magnetic quality of the food would go away. Turns out for me getting all my emotional stuff together is apparently harder than just not having the food around. I did give myself permission for a lot of years. Oh, the brownie batter and cookie dough I ate! Happily, for a few years, confident that the urges would fade. They never did.

A friend who has pretty much spent most of her life here is moving to a new city. A few of us are having a get together/ send off tonight. I'm debating bringing a cake. Am I kidding myself? Is it just an excuse so I can have cake? The last few events I've gone to, most of the people haven't been that interested in dessert, so am I really doing it for them? And how many of them will be wishing there wasn't any for them to have to turn down? Serenity now!



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Day One again. Made a big mistake of thinking I could have ice cream in the house on vacation. Well, this is a lesson. I am not giving up.

This turtle is to remind myself that slow but steady wins the race.


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Kathryn -- Fantastic!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Day 21 I DID IT emoticon emoticon NSV pants falling down emoticon

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Day 13

I've had a couple days off, been so nice. For me, productivity is such a pick me up. I've been checking lots off my to do list. I work the next couple of days, then the weekend off.

Have a great BF day!

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BTW, for another purpose, I went to the first post on this thread and saw that the thread was started more than NINE YEARS ago. Kudos to all of us for helping to make this happen.

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Goochie, so glad you found a good dentist. Could that abscess not have been there during the cleaning? Oh, well, it's getting handled.

Belated congrats on another streak, Jol1.

Kudos for anything you can accomplish with your trainer (or not), VG. I am such a lightweight, I pretty much fall apart with most pain.

Kathryn, that's how I am with cookie dough. Gawd, how I love it! Geneen Roth writes of how when she first quit dieting she would sit down to a plate with balls of dough on it for lunch or dinner. She somehow got over that without falling back into bingeing on it. Not so here. Only on a thread like this do I feel okay saying that it is off the table- for now and probably forever. I imagine many people think that one should be a no-brainer.

Lyla, I almost can't believe we can't just have a quick lunch again next week. But you may not have to come out here. I MAY surprise you in NYC after I retire. And your boss may think that, but we know better. Good on you for holding back on questioning the sub for you. It probably wouldn't do any good and would only upset you. But for that boss in the future... well, that's a different story.

Treating myself to a shampoo and blow dry at a local beauty school. It takes a ridiculously long time for these students to do it, but it's only ten bucks! And my hair gets less tangled and stays so much shinier for longer. I think I'll bring a book and apologize for not chitchatting, as that can tire me out, though the kids are sweet. But it starts to be like travel conversations, which can get tiringly superficial.

Some overeating yesterday, which I've been prone to lately. I was telling someone else I wanted to think I would eat sanely later, and I remembered that I had forgotten that THAT is my real touchstone. It instantly made me feel I'll be able to resist the urge next time because of instead of seeing it as a temporarily allowable knee-jerk reaction to some other changes, I was bothered by thinking of myself as allowing not-sane eating. (Insane eating is even worse.) Three handfuls of pretzels with the rest of my dinner is not sane to me, though it's not a binge.

I see no real barriers to being BF today.


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Woot woot! Back from vacation (well not woot woot to that but woot woot in general) of which one of the highlights was meeting the stellar Oolala and Jol1! Really wish I had a jetpack, or a private jet, or some kind of jet, so we could do it again this weekend! I already miss you ladies, or maybe it's just that wistful feeling of meeting someone and liking them and realizing you might not see them again for a long time (although it's big consolation to "see" you here). emoticon (I can't find a jet.)

Have a 10k on Saturday and starting to freak out cuz I have barely run at all in the past two weeks, tried to go for a run Sunday and ran straight into the Puerto Rican Day parade which I forgot was happening.

Maybe I'm still in beach mode but work has not been too bad since I got back, although I did stay until 9:30 last night just to get caught up. I was fighting the urge to ask the guy who was covering for me exactly what he did all week, since he didn't do any work, which is probably exactly how my boss feels every time he comes back to the office and I've been working like a plow horse all day.

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