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12/19/12 9:57 P

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This time of year I definitely know why my weight goes up and down and up and down. I go to a dinner or Open House (party) and the next day my weight is up. I usually try harder to be really good for 2 or 3 days until the next time of celebration rolls around. So my weight is a constant up/down/up/down. I would say I end up by the end of December about 2 or 3 pounds heavier than I was in November. So during January I am planning on being very, very good.

Rosa -- Most people love to eat, it's our way of life. And I don't know too many people who aren't especially fond of sweet/desserts. We are given sweets when we are young as a reward, so naturally we find them to be a good thing. And what do you have for birthdays?
BIRTHDAY CAKE! With ice cream! But as we get older and aren't as active, we must learn to exercise more willpower or we will find ourselves facing illnesses we could do without.

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12/19/12 6:28 P

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I believe that I yo-yo because I just enjoy eating too much - particularly sweet, sugary foods and have done since a child. I don't think it just over-indulge when I am stressed as I do it when I am happy too and I have lacked the self control to stop myself. I haven't been long enough at target weight for me to adjust and learn to stay there and eat healthily without over-indulging. I was 26 when I was last at target weight and I am now 60. When I was under 40 it seemed relatively easy to lose weight and I was active enough for that to be the case. Now I am older and so much less fit and active it is infinately more difficult to lose it. Each time I have lost a good amount something has happened and I have lost motivation and drifted back into the old habits and each time that has happened and the weight has crept on again and up, it has taken many months to get the motivation back to have another shot. I am so hoping that this time I will manage to keep on target and keep going all the way down. emoticon

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8/15/12 2:14 P

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Welcome Velvet! So happy to see a new member on my team. I believe what you have been experiencing since the death of your Dad is a mourning period that probably includes a lot of depression, stress and anxiety. All of which can turn on the switch to not necessarily over eating, but eating the wrong types of food. I don't know why it is that when we are stressed we don't want to eat salad or nibble on carrots! NO! We want chips, chocolate, ice cream, cookies or maybe nachos! Whatever happens to be YOUR temptation.

Like one of the other members on here mentioned, in a post down a few from yours, lots of people go on a diet and put their "temptation items" to rest for a period of time. Then when they have lost a certain amount of pounds, they go back to them. This is just crazy, because logically it's going to cause them to start gaining. The whole idea here is not just weight loss, but rather a "Healthy Lifestyle" -- and while we may not have to give up our temptations forever and ever -- they should be limited and in very small portions. Otherwise what is the point. In a case like this YOU CANNOT HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO!

If you have any suggestions or problems, send me a Spark Email and I'll see if I can help.
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8/15/12 1:56 P

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Hey Velvet! emoticon Join the rest of the yo-yoers!! We've all been through what you have - to some degree. I've yo-yo'd most of my life since middle age. I'm NOW trying to learn how to eat for health alone. Most of what I did before was emotional eating. I'm trying to close the door on that!

I joined SparkPeople on May 29th and I've lost 15 of the 47 pounds I need to lose. The difference this time is that, if I screw up, I go IMMEDIATELY back to a healthy eating pattern. It may take awhile to get to my goal, but if I don't quit, I'll get there - at some point!

For me, the key is DO NOT QUIT! This is my NEW way of life - healthy eating. It's just a different way of thinking.

Please feel free to "stay in touch" on SparkPeople. The inspiration and motivation on this site is INCREDIBLE!

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8/14/12 8:38 P

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Been Yo Yo since my Father pass this last Dec. I was down 101 pounds, since then I have gain 20, lose 18, gained 30 lost 18, gained 20, lost 18, gain 40 lost nothing. so now I am down only 61 pounds. I am checking my sugar, I am hypoglycemia and know that can make me hungry. But I do believe this is also emotional eating. I went back on my program again today. like I have everyday since my Dad passed. So far so good. I am trying out the spark coach for free. But I know it is not in my budget and then I saw your team. Oh I am a yo yo queen right now. and could really benefit form this team... Thank you. Velvet

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7/1/12 4:48 P

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Hi, Eve - I took your suggestion and posted it as a blog. This is something I first noticed several years ago when I went to a WW meeting and was amazed at how most of the women in the room were "obsessed" with finding copy-cat diet foods they could replace their favorite junk food with. It occurred to me that they weren't abandoning the old ways that made them overweight to begin with. It was like they wanted to lose the weight but didn't want to give up anything or make any significant changes to do it. I was guilty of doing the same thing! I'm doing it differently this time - I'm re-educating myself and breaking eating habits that were ingrained in me for over 60 years! Not and easy task but with my good Spark buddies and some clear thinking, I think I may finally get where I'm trying to go emoticon

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7/1/12 2:22 P

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Carol -- it makes a lot of sense, and I'll bet more of us have done the same thing than we care to admit. I'm sure I have.

Why don't you copy and paste this thread (by going to edit) and post it as a blog. I think it would be useful to a lot of people!

Keep up the good work!

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6/23/12 8:59 P

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I've been doing some reflective thinking about why I have yo-yo'd all my adult life with my weight, and I think I finally found the answer to that question.

I have tried most popular diets, joined WW several times and even tried Nutri Systems once. I went to TOPS, and I've been on and off SparkPeople for years. No matter what the diet or eating plan, it didn't work because i wasn't really changing any habits. What I was doing was substituting all kinds of "bad for me" foods with the "even worse for me" diet counterparts emoticon I didn't change the way I was eating - just fooled myself with low-cal, low-fat, reduced calorie, baked not fried, 100 Cal Pack JUNK.. Here's the thing: if I substitute a low-carb chocolate bar (which really doesn't taste like chocolate anway) for the real chocolate, what am I learning? Nothing! I'm still eating too much chocolate. If I eat nothing but diet dinners - which are usually full of sodium - it may work for a while but, let's face it, I won't be eating Lean Cuisine for every meal for the rest of my life. So, what did I accomplish? Not much. I may have lost some weight but the minute life got back to normal, back came the weight. So, I'd start all over and do the exact same thing - expecting different results. Isn't that the definition of insanity? emoticon

Yes, I think I may be on to something and, by the way, my new SparkPeople Cookbook is what really got me thinking clearly. I started reading the book from Page 1 - no skipping ahead to the recipes - and boy, am I glad I did. I finally see the connection between eating foods that are delicious and good for you, and maintaining a slim figure. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Can anyone relate to this syndrome of fooling yourself with substitutes? What do you think is the cause of your yo yo dieting? emoticon

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