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11/15/12 9:14 A

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A big hug....I do know how you feel. I have been there so many times. This process of learning new habits is difficult. It doesn't happen overnight. I am making those missteps less frequently and I bet you are too. We need to learn how to deal with all the emotions and negativity in healthy ways or we will just gain back all the weight. It is learning new habits and and new ways of dealing...bet you didn't feel so good the day after the eating...I often think if I could just remember that feeling when I feel the impulse next time. I remind myself the process includes return to craziness once in a while, so that I can fine tune my behavior. Learn from it...Hugs.

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11/14/12 6:43 P

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Been there done that. We look to food for comfort but in all actuality it doesn't' comfrto us but makes us feel worse. Please forgive yourself and move on. Don't dwell on what happened. We're not perfect, we're human and we make mistakes. Just go on from here do some positive talk. You are worth all the effort you put in. You are a special person. Please take care of yourself and take it one day at a time. Every morning is a clean slate.

Susan

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"Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach." - Tom Robbins

"Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit." - Conrad Hilton

"Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ..." 2 Corinthians 2:14



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11/14/12 6:14 P

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MPN - I am glad we helped you. You are sweet and definitely deserve the love and support you received.

With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.



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11/14/12 5:03 P

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Thank you all so much. I'm sitting here crying, not because of unhappiness, but because you all understand and you've been so sweet, supportive, and encouraging. Thank you for each and every comment - you've uplifted me. I'm grateful for all the kind words, thoughts and prayers. It means so much. You all are the best!

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"The present is what slips by us while were pondering the past and worrying about the future. - Ziggy

"The groundwork of all happiness is health."
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"Comparison is the thief of joy."
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11/14/12 4:17 P

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One day - no matter how bad it appears is not going to ruin all of your hard work. One binge simply is a slow down on your journey - not a stop. You would have to eat 3500 MORE calories than you burn in order for it to result in a SINGLE ONE POUND weight gain. That does not mean 3500 more than your calorie range to LOSE weight, but the ACTUAL number of calories you burn to MAINTAIN your weight. So, I might have to eat somewhere around 6000 - 7000 calories in a single day to have a ONE POUND gain. You might SEE gains that don't follow the math, but usually they are due to excess sodium, processed foods, and natural body changes.

Treat yourself as well as you treat everyone else who gets on with a similar situation. Hug yourself and move on - make a PLAN so you are less likely to do the same thing the NEXT time you face a similar situation.

With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.



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11/14/12 12:54 P

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mpn5621- dont be so hard on yourself we all have bad days.the important thing is to try again. try going for walk or some othee type of excercise. excercise builds endorphins and endorphins makes people happy! also its time to worry about yourself. so try to ocupy your mind with positive thoughts that focus on u and your goals. good luck on all your goals I wish you the best!

maintaining my inner peace is my goal, a healthy lifestyle is my mission!


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11/14/12 10:57 A

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I did the same thing- yesterday and the day before. It's done and there's not a darn thing I can do to change what I already did, BUT today I will continue on and make good choices. I've found that even just one day back on track and I will be happy again.

**LINDA**

Weight loss is accomplished with the mind.


A person who wants something WILL find a way....a person who doesn't will find an excuse.

Which do you prefer?
The pain of self discipline?....or...the pain of self regret?






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11/14/12 9:46 A

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You have another day to get it right. No beat-ups, just get-ups! You CAN do this...forgive yourself and give yourself a big hug. You can't fix your sisters and care-giving is a hard act of love, but you ARE in charge of yourself. Skinned knees and all...get up and give it another try. I've offered a prayer for your peace and strength. Remember, God-Power, not will-power.

Temptation is not a sin, it's a call to battle! Terri from Georgia
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"The only one who can defeat me is me. And I know I can take her!"
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"No give ups....just get ups!" (ME)



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11/14/12 8:19 A

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Oh boy.. i know some what how that feels.. and i know things are hard for you.. ! it sometimes doesnt get easier and i know you feel like you dont know what to do.. and i usually dont talk about god and all but as i get older i think i need him more.. so i pray a lot and try to give the worries to him.. Times are hard and i know we all cant help you and make it easier and better.. emotional eating is a tough thing to deal with.. like being a drug addict.. but just take it day by day and take some deep breaths..maybe meditate too.. might help.. Hugsss your way.. i care..

loving myself as i am beautiful inside and out!!! Think positive .. you can do it!!!..... i do care.��Life is not easy for any of us, but what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves.� � Don't give up we all can do this!!
Lost 110 pounds so far! i am loving it!
I am now exercising 50 mins a day working up to 60 ! Keeping active is so important!
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11/14/12 7:54 A

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We are often harder on ourselves than on anyone else! Life happens. Slips happen. Try again...We're her efor you emoticon

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11/14/12 6:31 A

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Gentle prayers going out for you. Will write longer answer when I have time, but for now, prayers and positive thoughts are on their way.

With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.



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11/14/12 5:35 A

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I read your comments you leave for others when they look for help, mainly because when I see your name I know it is always a great long and thought out answer. You have fantastic advice and support to give to others. Today - treat yourself as you do others. What would you say it some one else wrote that comment. You would tell them to be kind to themselves and move on. Today is a new day. You are doing great and trying, Anyone that is trying is doing better than the wtf approach.

Think of it as doing something nice for yourself by feeding and exercising your body well. I also need to heed this advice. I know my BP is borderline and I need to eat better and exercise better to help it. Like Debbie said, better do it now than later.

You have a lot to offer and are worth the effort!

Margaret

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You only fail when you stop trying

There is nothing to hold you back except you.

You can press forward long after you cant. Its a matter of wanting it bad enough.

The bad news is: we are our own worst enemies. The good news is: we are our own greatest champions.


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11/14/12 12:38 A

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First of all stop being so harsh on yourself. Be gentle you are worth the effort.

If you are pre-diabetic be careful. I'm type 2 and regret not taking the diagnosis more seriously.

Move on. forgive yourself. Start a whole new day tomorrow and be careful. You can do it.



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11/14/12 12:13 A

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I really overdid it with emotional eating tonight. Usually, I can keep myself in check (if not perfectly, then at least to a minimum.) Tonight it just started to snowball and I didn't want to stop. I knew I was throwing myself one step closer to diabetes, but I guess I didn't care.

It's so stupid. When I feel sad and depressed and scared all the time, I finally get to a point where it's like I'm saying to myself, "d@mn it, I'm going to do something to help myself!!!" So I overeat. The stupid part is that the emotional eating is not "helping myself." It's killing me, but it's such an ingrained habit when I get really, really angry and stressed out.

I tried journaling, I tried blogging, I tried talking to my brother and my husband (they were no help at all).

I feel absolutely helpless to change certain things in my life (my sisters hatred for each other, my mother with dementia who we have to try to care for even though some of us aren't speaking, my brother is now moving away - just found out today - my mental illnesses aren't getting better - I've tried all the meds out there and they only get me to a place of "bearable" most days.

Why do I even try? I know why I try - because I don't want my daughter to be alone and it's the right thing to do. But I can't do it right. I'm too d@mn weak. I hate myself.

"The present is what slips by us while were pondering the past and worrying about the future. - Ziggy

"The groundwork of all happiness is health."
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"Comparison is the thief of joy."
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