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7/20/08 7:47 P

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STEFO02, I'm glad you posted when you were bored instead of eating. You may also want to try journaling or a hobby.

REILLY527, By the fall, some of your new, healthy habits will be more firmly set in place.

Have a TERRIFIC day!
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7/19/08 1:11 P

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hi everyone, thanks for all the support! i've gotten the kids to the pool everyday, so that has helped everyone! i fixed my ipod problem (different post) and now have some tunes to listen to...i have a sneaking suspicion that the peace is going to end soon because i am about to tell my boys that they need to clean their room. lol...linda - i am awed by the fact you are doing SP and working all day! i have to get a job in the fall, and i am so nervous about it taking away from SP and gym time!



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7/18/08 10:51 P

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Hey, Linda (great name, by the way, I'm Linda too!)

When the sun goes down, I'm either on the computer, or reading a great book. Sometimes TV, but that's not the 'usual'.

I NEED to get more exercise in, after dark. It's hard, though, after getting up at 5:00 am, working all day, taking care of my son and my dogs in the evening.

Don't skip breakfast. You need it to get your metabolism going. I tend to skip dinner alot, and am starving by the time I get my breakfast (which is 2-1/2 hours after I wake up).

Hang in there and use the great support of SP!

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7/18/08 10:42 P

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Big, giant, enormous, GINORMOUS kuddos for not diving head first into that tub of cookie dough!

Life SO gets in the way of our progress, gosh darn it!

Keep on being strong. You CAN and you WILL do it, girl!

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7/18/08 10:32 P

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Help!!! I am getting board and want to eat what do I do? emoticon

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7/18/08 10:27 P

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REILLY527, How are things going today?

BETTY925, Have you tried journaling?

LINDAPFLUG, I plan 2 snacks in addition to my meals.

Have a TERRIFIC day!
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Linda,

You need girlfriends. Go find them. I have one from High school (30 years ago) and 2 from church plus many wannabees. To get a girl friend you call up once a week (or twice) and ask them how they are doing and start talking. It's very therapeutic. With the lovely long distance plan I have on the cell phone, they don't even need to be in my hometown. Although doing lunch is nice too.

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Oh how I needed this conversation, thanks to you all! I live alone - out in the country with no close neighbors and guess what? Sometimes I think my food is my only relationship these days! I do see people when I get out (Which I do every day, but not too far with the price of gas) but my evenings are almost too quiet sometimes. I have a cat that I talk to constantly, but she doesn't answer too often:) I look back to when I lived with a husband and three kids eons ago, I hardly ate at all then, I was so busy all of the time, but I also smoked way back when so I had another crutch....I can do really good all day, but when that sun goes down, I eat......maybe I should try skipping breakfast, having it at lunchtime, lunchtime at dinner, and dinner later in the evening.....my point is what's really normal eating? Does anyone in this world get through a day without some sort of comfort fix? If so, I want to learn how to do that! Also, I rather envy you with families at home....I don't really mind living alone most of the time, but it does get awfully quiet around here..... emoticon

 
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BETTY, I did the same thing! I was away from Sparks
for 2 years and when I decided to check out the site
again, it said I should be at my goal weight by now!!
I never posted the first time on Sparks, but joining
teams and posting really helps me to stay on track!
WE CAN DO THIS!!!! Welcome back! God bless you!!
Sher emoticon emoticon

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7/16/08 3:26 P

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Solitary confinment would be great to lose the weight I need to lose but then when I got out I would probably just gain it back! (ha) Anyway....here I am moaning and groaning again about not being motivated, having lost my motivation, being lazy etc..etc... I know you probably get tired of hearing me complain but I feel like I need to voice how I am really feeling. Lately I have been doing nothing emoticon absolutely nothing to lose this weight. I have been a regular cough potato for about two months. I have gained back 20 of the 60 pounds I lost. I am trying so desperately to begin again. I have even begun over in stage one. I was looking back on my weight loss for the past three years. I see where I lost 38 pounds in 2006, around 12 in 2007 and 19 so far this year. If I had lost one pound per week I would be invisible by now! emoticon But at least I keep coming back and trying to do the right thing. I want so badly sometimes to give up but I remember how I felt before I lost the 60 pounds and don't want to go back there. Just thought I would check in and try to be more accountable. I wish I had someone (a real live person) who would encourage me. My husband doesn't care if I weigh 500 pounds! ! !

Well...to make a long story short, I refuse to give up and I will keep coming back. I WON'T give up this time. You may see me many more times ranting and raving, complaning etc but please bear with me.

Thanks for all your encouragement and keep it up!

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7/16/08 3:16 P

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Congratulations on NOT letting a bad day ruin your health goals -- we all have those and I think you handled it marvelously. One thing in your post struck me--that you may have felt sad that you didn't eat ... that you didn't turn to your 'good old friend food' -- I think I've felt that way before, too! Hey, this could be a breakthrough, recognizing this!! THANKS!! emoticon
And I'll bet you'll have a better day tomorrow because you stuck to your goals today!! emoticon

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7/16/08 12:45 P

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If the dough is in the house, I would probably still eat it raw. LOL I love it.
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7/15/08 10:57 P

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emoticon Ditto to all the below.

I hate it when I come home after a day of work and my DH is in a "funk". No matter what you do, you can't make it better. Sometimes they just have to work it out for themselves. And yes, you have to walk WIDE circles around them. I've gotten so that if he's in a funk I head for the message boards to see how everyone is doing.

Mine knows better than to complain about the housework, as he knows I'd probably hit him with the vacuum.

Toll house cookies, OMG, my favorite. Two months ago I would have eaten them straight from the bucket. You are definitely not alone.




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You made good choices...how easy it would have been to chomp down a few cookies.
Hubbies may get grumpy but they get over it just like we do.

Hang in there. Maybe tomorrow will be a great day!

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WOW REILLY!!! You did AWESOME resisting those cookies especially with dealing with a stressful environment! I honestly do not think I could have resisted them. I am totally in AWE!



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You are allowed bad days - we all have them. You were so successful at not eating cookies. I would eat the raw dought and never have any dough to make cookies. LOL
Go easy on yourself. You did fine. Tomorrow is a new day.
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7/15/08 10:00 P

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wow

sounds like you had a great day, all things considering

i see it as a hugely successful day, alas, it really is "real life", and those are the days we have to totally relearn how to deal with!

i have no idea how you resisted hot cookies right out of the oven

you're a way stronger person than me!!

sheesh, put your feet up, do something for you- read, tv, daydream, bubble bath, whatever!!

you deserve it!!


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When my kids were little I would tell my husband I was going to do something to get myself arrested. A few days in jail where I'm fed and don't have to do anything actually sounded good!!

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Love the title.....I would love to be in solitary confinement too....can I come with you? Everybody else......can just take care of themselves...don't they get how hard we are working at this and we may be a little edgy too? Try putting your hands over your ears and saying "la la la la la, I;m not listening, I'm not listening....."when the kids start in.....LOL......one day at a time, one day at a time....

One day at a time......in my red high heels, and my crown!

I am so done bein the fat girl...how bout you?

It's no longer a diet. I am calling it my live-it.

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thanks everyone -- the kids are on their way to bed, so the end is in sight. i got to thinking whether part of me is sad because i didn't turn to food? it's been such a crutch for me for so long...or maybe i've considered food to be a "friend" and now we're growing apart...lol...can you tell i was a psych major in college???

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BRIERW, I power-cleaned the house today also. My hubby has been in a funk also. I think it is the heat???? I will make a nice dinner and see what happens from there. lol @ why were you tired! TOO FUNNY!!!
emoticon Sher

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REILLY, You had me cracking up about the wide circles around the husband when he is in a bad mood!!! Been there, done that! emoticon Great
that you did not join-in on the cookies, but totally
would understand if you did!!! That was a great way
to wear the kids out, in the pool! You really did well in sooo many areas, I think for today, you are
my motivator to do better! Thanks for posting!
emoticon Sher emoticon

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You had a bad day, you did good. Better then I would have done. I was tempted to make pudding tonight, so congrats to you. As far as your husband, it must be going around, my is has been the same way lately. I cleaned the house today, made supper and mowed the lawn. Then he asked why am i tried. Yeah, that one wanted a slap.

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Don't sweat it sometimes we just have a bad day..but you got thru it so look forward to tomorrow...and pray it's a better day....good luck

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You had a really lousy day!!! I am sorry. It is good that you went to swim and hope things are improving as the night goes on. emoticon

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You did everything right today. Good for you for not making too many cookies! The day is almost over and you made it.
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I'm sorry you had a rough day. You made excellent choices. Often the right thing to do isn't the easiest thing to do!



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ugh -- my name was called a zillion times today...my kids all needed my undivided attention today. my husband has been in a crappy mood for a few days so i'm walking wide circles around him. he came home from work and started in about the house not being clean. i went to the gym which usually puts me in a good mood, but i wasn't in the door 3 minutes when yet another fight broke out between the kids. i took them to the pool and we splashed around for over an hour, but i'm still grumpy. tonight they wanted toll house cookies. my MIL buys us the bulk tub of dough so you can make as many as you want. i seriously thought about making a huge batch and joining in. instead i made just enough. i did really well with my food, fitness, and water, so why do i feel so low? sorry for this being so long - thanks for listening...

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