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8/1/09 5:33 P

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Your alternative choice of fresh from the garden raspberries with a little chocolate syrup, instead of a DQ visit, was excellent & sounds tasty!

Pat yourself on the back, my young SP Friend!

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8/1/09 2:30 P

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Well, made it through the birthday luncheon and Mexican dinner and only gained .7 pound. Did my best to enjoy myself but try and maintain. Only ate half of lunch order with no bread and, well...I did go overboard with dinner let's be honest. But, like I say, today is a new day.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

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8/1/09 12:22 A

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I am so glad I decided to stop by and check this post before I got in my car and drove to Dairy Queen.
I had a rough day today, my daughter is really sick and we were in the emergency room for 5 hours today. I hadn't got to eat all day and when I came home I grabbed a bagel, apple and a yogurt, cuz they were quick and easy. Since I had a rough day and was way under my calories I thought a trip to Dairy Queen was in order. Then i came on and seen SNEAL's post about blueberries and remembered I had a bunch of raspberries in my garden that needed to be picked. I got just enough for 1 cup. Since I still wanted something sweet I tood 2 tbsp of chocolate syrup and got out a fondue scewer and had a make shift chocolate fondue for 170 calories. I'm still under my calories but Dairy Queen is closed now lol.

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7/31/09 11:48 P

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Don't be too hard on yourself. Remember: "this too, shall pass".

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."

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7/31/09 11:37 P

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Amfast13 - My suggestion to pre-plan in the eventuality you are asked to include the children of neighbors or friends in your day is still valid. The pre-planning could be as simple as letting other parents know that you do not welcome the responsibility of additional children & standing firm if asked after letting your needs in that area be known. You are under no obligation to take on such responsibility.

One of my Bible study groups was obligated to take a week off from our study & help in the church nursery. One woman refused the responsibility on the grounds that although she had taught on the high school level & had a teenaged daughter, she did not enjoy working with younger children. I thought it a ‘breath of fresh air’ that she knew her needs & stood up for them. We can all learn from her firm stand on the issue.

Another way of pre-planning, that you might wish to consider, is suggesting to your boyfriend that he take vacation days off from work when his son is scheduled for a visit. That would take the additional demands of caring for the little fellow off of you – at least in part. Plus, more importantly, it would give father & son time to bond more fully.

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I urge you --- Don’t be a part of any system that leaves God out!

“There is a plot in this country to enslave every man, woman, & child. Before I leave this high & noble office, I intend to expose this plot.” ~ John F. Kennedy (seven days before his assassination)

Have you ever wondered about the plot that President Kennedy alluded to?
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7/31/09 11:16 P

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The next time you are blessed with a windfall of blueberries try freezing them in a single layer on a cookie sheet - once they are frozen through, put them into freezer containers or bags & enjoy whatever amount you choose as a delicious frozen treat.

I enjoy frozen blueberries with mush melon or with vanilla yogurt or eaten by themselves.

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"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." ~ Psalm 33:12 --- IN GOD WE TRUST

I urge you --- Don’t be a part of any system that leaves God out!

“There is a plot in this country to enslave every man, woman, & child. Before I leave this high & noble office, I intend to expose this plot.” ~ John F. Kennedy (seven days before his assassination)

Have you ever wondered about the plot that President Kennedy alluded to?
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7/31/09 6:42 P

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I totally understand where you are coming from. I like my quiet family in my quiet home but at times it seems like it is zoo here. My daughter is older and she and her friends will come in at all hours and wake me up which just stresses me out the whole next day. I received blueberries from my mother in law,and you might say, "blueberries are a great healthy snack" Well not when you decide " I can never eat all these berries" and you bake them into blueberry squares. Hang in there. We all have stressful times. Do what you did today. Come here and vent. We can all relate and if you are typing you can't be eating. Tomorrow really is a new day.

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7/31/09 6:20 P

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I am so sorry. Just never forget why you are on this journey and never ever stop believe in yourself *hugs*



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7/31/09 3:37 P

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I feel your pain. I struggle with the munchies all the time. Just last week I exercised for 60 minutes after not being able to do that for years. After I finished I felt so proud.

Then, later that day hubby and I had a silly exchange of words. It was so silly, I can't even remember what it was about right now. After he left for work I just dished out a whole lot of lunch and ate it angrily. I look back at myself shovelling in the food in anger and I laugh, but it wasn't funny then.
Emotional eating is real, and we just have to keep working on getting it under control. Today I went out and bought some fruit and vegetables for the weekend instead of the usual cookies and sweets. It helps not to have the temptation in the house.

I said all this to say that you are not alone. This is a great community to help you through this journey. Hope you have a great weekend.

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7/31/09 1:46 P

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Hi! I can totally related! My mom made some homemade fried apple pies and I ATE all of them in the matter of hours! I figured, well..that way, they will be gone. Boy, I was sorry afterwards! I have no self conrol over anything. It's not safe, for me to have ice cream or any sweets in the house. I wish, I can stop this compulsion!

All you can is try each minute to do better and when you slip, forgive yourself and go on!

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7/31/09 7:11 A

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Not sure why I did what I did last evening guess its the EE in me. Stayed with the food plan the trainer gave all day but last evening called my husband to bring home take out...why did I do this? Paid all this money for help and then I go and sabotage myself. Today, I not only have a birthday luncheon for a friend but my husband and I are going to a Mexican Festival tonight. Oh Lord, help me through this day and evening!

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This Team is definitely one I need to keep with. I realize more than ever that my tendency to be an emotional eater is what keeps sabotaging my efforts. I'm feeling crummy but resolve to check in here more often, NOT eat over my emotions anymore and take care of myself. I'm wanting to start the Bob Green's "The Best Life" plan and reading his book. But I can use support from other emotional eaters such as on this team on SparkPeope to keep from derailing my efforts and spinning my wheels again.

Thank you.

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7/31/09 2:03 A

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Charliesangel, wow 23 month old twins! twice the love but twice the headaches. good for you for having the time to take care of yourself and work on being healthier!
Sasi, I know! lol, why did I make that pie? that was a total EE move that sent me on a 4 day binge. Hopefully, I will think twice before doing that again. If I do feel the need to bake a pie i'm going to invite 7 other people over so we each get 1 slice of the pie! lol
Imavision, I really didn't have a plan. I'm used to having 1 kid, and I know how to deal with 1 kid. Having 6 all of a sudden was just a big punch in the face. The only thing that really saved me was that it was nice out and the older ones were responsible enough to take the other ones to the park. I have friends suggest that I should start a daycare to make some extra money to keep us going until I find a better job but I know I just couldn't handel it. I really admire people who do run daycares or like a good friend of mine who has 4 of her own kids under 5 yrs old.

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7/30/09 11:44 P

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What were some plans you could have set into place before your frustration/stress level escalated to the point it did?

What did you learn from what transpired?

Sometimes all we can do is figure out where things went wrong & have a plan in place to combat a repeat performance.

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I urge you --- Don’t be a part of any system that leaves God out!

“There is a plot in this country to enslave every man, woman, & child. Before I leave this high & noble office, I intend to expose this plot.” ~ John F. Kennedy (seven days before his assassination)

Have you ever wondered about the plot that President Kennedy alluded to?
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7/30/09 10:41 P

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Don't make pie......I would def have a problem having that stuff around. My excuse to eat it is....don't want it to go bad.....hmmmmm.....

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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yes--my two 23 month olds can rattle my nerves til I'm dizzy from just trying to maintain order---I feel your pain---swimming sounds good & will wear them out. emoticon

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7/30/09 2:09 P

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I am so frustrated with the fridge, it is time to not go there everytime I am bored and think that I am hungry! I need to train myself to do other things!

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7/30/09 1:36 P

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Thanks for listening to my vent everyone. I am really going to try to do better today! And I'm going to try and get as much extra exercise as I can today. We are taking the kids swimming tomorrow, thats is such an awesome activity. The kids have a blast and swimming burns alot of calories. Not going to use that as an excuse to pig out though.

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7/30/09 11:43 A

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Oh girl.. have had days like that..! And i know its hard.. with ice cream or snacks i might have to get the kids i get individual ones so i don't have extra laying around.. then i would have a talk to your mom about bring over sweets that makes it hard for you.. you can always make something that is more low cal for you both.. its planning ahead that really helps!so dont give up there are things you cna do to keep yourself going.. also.. take kids out for a walk.. then your exercising too! hugs Geri

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I am now exercising 50 mins a day working up to 60 ! Keeping active is so important!
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7/30/09 11:15 A

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7/30/09 10:27 A

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It's the daily frustrations and stresses that get us into this in the first place. My heart goes out to you, and I give you strength to resist!!

My name is Anna, and I deserve to be the best that I can be!

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yes, my daughter who is 6 has two friends that come over that are 8 and 6 and then add in my 17 month old by the end of the night, I'm batty. And it amazes me the selective hearing they do have. and they totally don't follow directions it is like a mob mentality going on. I feel for you, I know exactly how you feel. I hope things \get better.

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I feel your pain.

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I will bless the Lord at all times; His Praise shall continually be in my mouth. Psalms 34:1

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trust in Him! Psalms 34:8

Live simply. Love seriously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.


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I dont even know what to say besides...you are not alone. Somehow we have to find a place inside us that makes us feel worthy of the weight loss. To find different ways to relieve the stress other than comfort of food.
I battle that every day. An alcoholic does not have to drink. A drug user does not have to use drugs. But sooner or later we HAVE to eat and it can put us in a struggle that is so very hard.

Hang in there. Dont give up.
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I continue to struggle with eating when stressed. I try to exercise when the urge to eat gets strong. It is difficult to munch when I am panting.

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A person who doesn't will find an excuse...



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7/30/09 1:48 A

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Ohh and on top of that, does anyone else have kids who can hear perfectly fine but don't acknowledge you until you've repeated yourself 4 times! Grrrr that drives me crazy! It bothers me even more when my 32 yr old does it. (My bf incase any of you didn't get that lol)

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I feel like everyone is out to get me the last few days even though i'm the one that's hurting myself. As you may have read in another post it started with my mom offering me some rhubarb from her garden. Well I went straight home and made a delicious rhubarb pie which i pretty much ate all by myself. My mentality is too eat all the sweets as soon as possible so they aren't there later to tempt me. So after that I picked myself up and told myself I can do better. Well the day after my pie eating contest, where I was the only contestant and won a gold medal, my step son came to visit. He lives over 6 hours away and we only see him about twice a year. That was yesterday, and I needed breakfast food for the kids (froot loops and frosted flakes *ugh*), after we picked out the cereal they wanted a treat, chocolate ice cream *ugh* so again last night I was tempted and had a BIG bowl of chocolate ice cream. So again I picked myself up this morning and told myself, I can do better. And I did pretty good most of the day, my supper wasn't the best but it was ok. But by about noon today I was so stressed out. I'm used to having 1 kid, but by the afternoon I, all of a sudden, had 6. My daughter, step son, a couple kids from the neighborhood and my friends two kids. I know there are tons of people out there that actually have this many children but I don't for the simple reason that I don't want that many. The noise level in my house was driving me batty. The part that really bothered me, was that even though he is my "step" son, he's not actually mine, he his here to see his dad, who is working! We have hardly seen him in the two days that my step son has been here. And when he does get home he's so tired that he just sits in front of the tv until he goes to bed. So to releive a bit of my stress from today, I invited my mom over for a coffee and guess what? She brought a dozen doughnuts! I avoided them for almost an hour before digging in and having two. So like I said, it feels like everyone is out to get me, even though I am the one that is hurting myself. I'm just so tired and frustrated and stressed that I can't seem to say no right now. And the worst part of it, is that my body is screaming at me to eat healthier. I actually feel fatter than I did a few days ago, and my energy level is nowhere near how it feels when I've eaten healthy. Anyway, sorry this is sooooo long, I just needed to get that off my chest. Thanks for listening. emoticon

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