No problem. I found over the holidays I was eating because I was bored, and I have never done that! I couldn't believe it. Not good. I walk a lot every day and take the stairs if any floor I need to reach is from 1-6 levels. I don't think it is worth it to wait all that time for an elevator, when I can reach the floor under my own steam before the elevator even arrives!
You need to find a hobby or two to keep you busy and active. What do you like to do? Is there a neighbor who can help you create a hobby, maybe involve kids, hubbies etc? Is there a pool in the area where you can take aquafit classes, either alone or with a friend? I have always found that I prefer to take a class on my own because then I'm not left hanging or disappointed if my friend doesn't want to go one night. I have taken many, many classes over the years on my own. I have made new friends, or just enjoyed the time for myself!
Sometimes if I find I am eating due to lack of anything else to do, I clean! How boring is that, but it keeps me away from the fridge. Physical stuff like vacuuming, cleaning the tub, sweeping etc. Once I'm done the job, I feel very satisified not only have I kept away from the fridge, but I've done something physical too, and it shows in the house! You can't really beat all that.
Thanks that worked LOL. DUHHHHH. Now I can add and subtract as I want and I love the fact that it adds the calories for me. Now if I could handle the horrid go round with the depression from being so heavy and sick and then eating because of the depression LOL. OHHH well. If I spend all day reading this site I won't eat.
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Welcome Joann! I guess I am the odd-ball in this group as I am Gluten-free by choice, not because I have celiac disease (at least I don't think I have celiac disease). My son suffers from eczema and has a mild allergy to wheat so I quit too. I cheat - but my reactions are not life-threatening or make me uncomfortable. Anyway, love to hear if you have any good food products you want to recommend!!
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HI and welcome JoannMM. I have been a diagnosed Celiac since 1983 and a spark member since July. I don't follow the planned meals in Spark at all. I make what I usually make, or eat what I can prepared and save, then add it to my favorites. As soon as I signed up with Spark, I could see the meals would not work for me, so I hid them. Now, I have a whole bunch of items in my favorites I use daily. As long as you don't cheat on your GF diet, eat a lot of veggies and fruit, lean meats and little carbs, you should be okay. Sounds like you are on the right track having lost so much weight already. Congratulations to you. Pyeway
Hi, I'm Joann and new to Sparks and new to this forum. I like the rest of you am a celiac. I also am allergic to shellfish but have learnt to live with that LOL. Miss my steamed clams in butter LOL. I have a little problem with sparks diet list though. The planned meals just do not fit into our limits. Can anyone give me pointers on how to fix that. I keep my own diet list on my computer but would like to put it into sparks to see all of the progress in one place. I have a lot of health issues and am on a lot of meds that contributed to a 75lb weight gain and have lost 35 of that and then quit. Now I am back and trying to lose the rest. I wish everyone a Happy New Year and look forward to getting to know people here.
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