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1/1/14 3:55 P

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"I want to stop letting my whole fat fighting history flash before me over something that needs to become as insignificant as a dessert choice."

Boo, this is what its all about! You have articulated what I have been addressing within myself this past year. knowing this is the golden ticket.

Want to head out for a bit, but I thank you for this.

And congrats of loosing weight this past year. And congrats to me for being up and not in a deep dark hole or in compulsive "dieting down" mode over it.

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1/1/14 1:10 P

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Thanks for the ideas, CASSIE. I started the ball rolling.

I posted the 2014 thread and sent a message to the team. We can add to the thread or make changes as needed.

Love YINZ.
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1/1/14 8:46 A

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Hi lovees,

Well, happy to say this place still draws me. I feel acceptance here which was my aspiration for 2013.


Spent the evening in a local hotel with 3 other mom friends and their kids. Ended the year in a chip, candy and pizza filled party. And can accept that and also say yuck, I don't like that! The freshness of the new year is most welcome today.

I can truly say my mind is in a different place. I can't even believe that I can feel acceptable as I am. Questioning that kooky voice that berates me every step of the way has paid off.

I can't believe that I don't want to set any hard ass weight loss goals today, but I do want to be kind and take good care of myself and eating well and moving joyfully are things I crave and know will bring me much satisfaction.

I can't believe that I developed a yoga practice in 2013 and found a wonderful yoga community right in my neighborhood. I can't believe that this April it will be 5 years since I started with Spark and have lost and maintained approximately a 70 pounds of weight loss.

I also can't believe that its 2014 and I am set to retire this year.

At midnight last night my friends and I said lets shout a word out at midnight and then we could know that we were the first person in 2014 to say that word. I was sure of my word until a few seconds before. But when the moment came I shouted, "BELIEVE!"

I am famous for saying I can't believe, but gosh darn it Cassie...you have done say much so BELIEVE IT FINALLY!

And now I just thought of a concept for us....

WE GOT THIS in 2014.

Not so lyrical, but we are a steadfast little group who have been together for nearly 5 years......and WE GOT THIS. My friends I joke around with that saying. So hear it in a playful and confident manner.

So, Boo, I still consider you our fearless leader. I am also going to post this privately to Lala on Facebook and she if she can give it a fun, heartfelt, literary spin. I do love her and her sensibility.

We ebb and flow, but we have basically mastered the secret. We show up. And I don't mean just here. We show up for ourselves. We take care of ourselves even if we are muddling through at times.

I certainly have goals and dreams I want to test out in 2014. I want to get back to breaking a really good sweat and I want to work towards eating less processed foods.


I want to get back into wearing a few pants that are too snuck. And I feel quite confident that I can move in those directions.

I had better get back to the hotel room, but I snuck away for some tea and saw a couple of beautiful computers and thought of this sweet cyber spot to come to this morning.

You guys really mean a lot to me and I value this community. I know you guys got my back and I know we've all got this.

Happy New Year

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12/21/13 11:11 A

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Hi all, My last day until Jan 5 or 6.

Finished Day #17, Working on Day #18 Binge Free!

I will check-in probably on the "Hour Commitments" board because that really helps me leave enough time in between eating.

Happy Holiday and see you Next Year!

I'll have to decide if I'm going to set goals for next year.

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12/19/13 3:48 P

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Woof woof. Me, too.
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Today I weigh 182.4, have lost 4.1 of the 13 lb goal for 2013. 8.9 to go.

I'm pondering my goals for 2014. Minimizing my restaurant anxiety is something I want to address. I feel a loss of control and yet I know I need to accept the excessive eating out thing. My husband won't budge off his position of one meal daily at restaurants. It does me no good to be resentful. It's better that I look upon it as an opportunity for growth. If I can fake disinterest in menu items that ring my chimes, by watching what others who can take or leave those items and following their lead, maybe I'll surprise myself by one day "getting off" on turning down what currently activates salivation and fear.

It's not just a desire for the specific tempting foods that I feel when we are asked about ording desserts. There's a long pause, looks are exchanged, I feel fat, judged, inferior, angry, hopeless, and pressured to make a decision quickly. I want to stop letting my whole fat fighting history flash before me over something that needs to become as insignificant as a dessert choice.

As I verbalize what I want, action steps will come to me.
Voila! As if by magic!



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12/19/13 10:27 A

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Boo, You hit it on the head! I always feel panicked when I'm faced with a vacation where we'll just eat out. However, I'm lucky because my husband had an internal thermostat for desserts and food and I try to follow his lead. For some reason, he just doesn't always want "that delectable piece of pie" sitting in front of our eyes and he doesn't salivate all the time at the dessert menu... I just don't understand it. emoticon

Just call me Pavlov's dog!

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I have to constantly remind myself that alcohol and desserts feel more special if I save up for them by not routinely having them most of the time. Once I leave a restaurant, I don't miss them. It's when they are right there in front of me that I freak out and want to say, "Bring it all."

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It's that feeling of anxiety when confronted by extra calories that I both want and don't want that brings on my restaurant terrors and makes me want to stay home for my eating. I hate that feeling. It's a mixture of fear and self-loathing. I can survive, and it's still work. Staying aware of the trade-offs of choosing wisely in order to feel better about myself and look better in my clothes has yet to become a habit for me.

Onward.
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12/17/13 5:27 P

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Hi, JOL. Back at you.
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Today I weigh 184.1 and have lost 2.4 of my 13 lb goal for 2013. 10.6 to go.
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I actually do think that keeping my weight so consistently the same for a whole year is a good thing. I look at people in restaurants and notice that they are not ALL overweight. And I think I need to work more on my "all or nothing" thinking habit that creeps up on me, instead of whining to myself about having to eat out so much.

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12/8/13 12:30 P

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Hi Boo, Always fantastic to see your smiling face! In terms of losing weight, you can do it! You've always had such focus, when you commit. emoticon

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12/7/13 8:16 P

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Welcome home, JOL!
MY "LEAN & MEAN in 2013" GOALS & ACTION STEPS emoticon

~Minimum of 10,000 steps daily
~8 glasses of water daily
~Track calories consumed
~Update my progress at least once weekly, on the "Lean & Mean in 2013" thread.

I have been gaining weight recently, and I want to get myself back on track and lose at least 13 lbs this year. I think I need to post my weight change here, on at least a monthly basis. That will give me a benchmark, to make sure I'm moving toward the desired annual loss.

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12/7/13 11:30 A

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Hi eveyone, Back from China, but I've been sick since. It's gotten cold here in California and with a vengeance!

Hope everyone is okay. I know people are on Facebook more than here, so I do miss out. However, I just don't care for their platform from a privacy standpoint.

Have a great day!

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11/17/13 10:11 P

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How exciting Jolkey. Have an amazing trip. CAn't wait to hear all about it.




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11/17/13 9:56 A

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Hi all!

Goal check-in...
I'm getting ready for a trip to China. Leaving Friday and will be back Dec 4.

My goals are progressing, but I've made some changes:
=========== 2013 goals ===========
Goal check-in:
* Practice treating food like jewelry.
-------------- Yes,continue to practice this.
* Go on 15 non-vacation hikes with DH (I've gotten lazy about going on regular weekdays. But it is so important to our relationship and I always feel good after.) 15 is a doable goal for a year, more is icing.
------------- 17
so far (don't count vacation hikes)
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* Try a yoga class
------------- Yes and Tai-Chi...
* Make a light fluffy bread. My husband loves this and I just haven't gotten it right yet.
------------- Not yet -- I don't really have a desire to do this at this time... may just drop it.
* Knit and crochet for the KAS organization. (Knit-a-square for children in Africa) -- goal is to do (busy hands don't eat!!) 100 8"x8" squares, 30 hats, 2 hand puppets, 3 Go-overs or slip-overs.
-----------35 squares, 2 hats, 1 slip-over & 1 Go-over
----------- finished DH scarf and hat!
----------- baby cuddle in progress (1/2 done)
* Take French competency test (just to see where I'm at....I've never done it... Who knows?... Maybe I'll pass first time!)
-----------Not yet, but looked up info for testing dates.
-----------Plan to take in November, after my trip to France.
**Update on French test -- I may not do it! It's about $300 and I can get about 10 more French classes for that. I did find out my level, more or less, at the schools in France. I'm a solid B2, which is advanced, but not fluent. .....I'll keep working on getting fluent! emoticon



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11/16/13 3:16 P

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Thanks Jolkey. I love what you shared from a fellow sparker. I actually don't find it too religousy. I think we all have the tendency to condemn ourselves and be very unforgiving as far as how we treat ourselves. Especially our overweight, overeating selves!

I like to think of it as a need to be gentle with ourselves, but I get the idea of how we can be punishing and not let ourselves of the hook.


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Cassie, love the quote from Geneen. Another great photo of you on you profile!

I actually love what someone wrote here on SP. Definitely some religious undertones, but what the hell? It resonated with me! emoticon

"If I have made mistakes then what I need to do is learn my lesson and move on without condemnation. What do they say? Condemn the sin and not the sinner. Gradually, I am learning to forgive myself. I forgive myself for allowing a life of morbid obesity. I forgive myself for limiting my potential. I forgive myself for robbing the younger me of a richer more full life. It’s been difficult because I have a tendency to cling to the past and wallow in my regrets. But I have learned that by clinging to the past, you cannot move forward. I always thought I needed to be reminded of what I had done so I wouldn’t repeat my mistakes but that just kept me in a cycle of negativity."

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11/3/13 8:15 P

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Also, I searched through the archives to see that my start weight for this challenge was 205. Monday I weighed in at 218. So I gained 13 pounds vs. losing 13.

I find that funny. At least I know the numbers. In the past it would have been all a blurr.

So lets see if I can get myself under 210. I would be pleased with that.


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11/3/13 8:02 P

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Hi Friends,

My weight has gone down a couple of pounds. I tried on a bunch of clothes that do fit me today. But 10 pounds less would be oh so much more comfy.

I am focusing on limiting non nutritious foods and eating nutrient rich ones.

I like what Lala said about not getting all diet. That does not feel good to me either.

I read a very interesting Geneen Roth post on Facebook. Something she said has been resonating with me:

"When you believe you don't deserve to be here, to have the life that beckons you, to take up space, you start hiding. You believe you need to steal pleasure and then you become a thief of your own desires. You live your life believing that the only way to get what you want is to steal it. Or hide it. Or binge on it."

The part about "needing to steal pleasure" really hit home. It is challenging to be more honest with myself and assert myself with others. I think if I could do that more than the belief I need to steal pleasure via food might loose its stronghold..


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10/31/13 5:14 P

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The DH and I did a similar walk next to the Cumberland River on Tuesday, LALA. Do the bottoms of your feet hurt? Mine do.
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I'm in a similar fix as you, CASSIE, with the accessibility to tempting foods. We live some distance across town from Costco, so we don't have the giant containers of nuts. My issue is the DH's belief that we will save money by eating out at least once a day. Also, he knows I enjoy food and he likes to feed me. When I told him that, he grinned and said he didn't see me turning it down. He doesn't get how difficult that can be for me, when the tempting foods are right there in front of me. Sigh. I do much better when I do my planning and eating at home. I hate it that my jeans waistband is getting tighter. Grr.

Your consistency gives me hope, JOL.

Smooches to yinz all.

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Walked with my friend today along one of the nice Orlando walking trails. We ended up going about 3+ miles out and then back. Poor feets!

"Being defeated is often temporary, giving up makes it permanent." - Marilyn vos Savant

"We expect these things to change by waking up, and suddenly there they are." - Toad


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Good morning! My walking partner wussed out on me this morning, so I went out by my lonesome here at home anyway. I probably should have gone a bit earlier, as the sun was very hot without shade by the time I got to the non-shady part of the 'hood.

I'm working on work and trying to focus on healthy behaviors right now. I came back home to Spark because it does help me with focus, and I think I'm strong enough now to not go all "diet nutjob" on myself.

Also, I'm biding time to be able to use some vacation days as we get toward the 'quiet' part of the year at work. I'm taking one vacation day on Friday - we are taking my nephew to a game convention downtown this weekend - well, B is taking him, I'm going to come up with a 'do it myself' kind of spa weekend. I'm going to spend my days at the hotel pool and the hot tub and the gym, and then try to find someplace to get a mani-pedi, and drink reasonable amounts of wine. And read. And have coffee. And roam around the nearby shopping center. Maybe eat sushi. With wine.

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Hi all!
Great to see you Lala!

I'm back from Chicago and had a great time at my niece's wedding.

Still binge free, though I do have higher calorie days once or twice a week. Have managed to get the higher calorie days lower and lower, mostly. The other days are around 1200 calories. Two years ago this would have scared me so much, but now I'm used to the smaller intake. I seem to inch towards better and better habits. I am such a turtle.... emoticon emoticon

My goals are progressing, but I've made some changes:
Quick check-in! Back from France!
=========== 2013 goals ===========
Goal check-in:
* Practice treating food like jewelry.
-------------- Yes,continue to practice this.
* Go on 15 non-vacation hikes with DH (I've gotten lazy about going on regular weekdays. But it is so important to our relationship and I always feel good after.) 15 is a doable goal for a year, more is icing.
------------- 17
so far (don't count vacation hikes)
COMPLETED!!!! emoticon emoticon
* Try a yoga class
------------- Yes and Tai-Chi...
* Make a light fluffy bread. My husband loves this and I just haven't gotten it right yet.
------------- Not yet -- I don't really have a desire to do this at this time... may just drop it.
* Knit and crochet for the KAS organization. (Knit-a-square for children in Africa) -- goal is to do (busy hands don't eat!!) 100 8"x8" squares, 30 hats, 2 hand puppets, 3 Go-overs or slip-overs.
-----------34 squares, 2 hats, 1 slip-over & 1 Go-over
----------- finished DH scarf and hat!
* Take French competency test (just to see where I'm at....I've never done it... Who knows?... Maybe I'll pass first time!)
-----------Not yet, but looked up info for testing dates.
-----------Plan to take in November, after my trip to France.
**Update on French test -- I may not do it! It's about $300 and I can get about 10 more French classes for that. I did find out my level, more or less, at the schools in France. I'm a solid B2, which is advanced, but not fluent. .....I'll keep working on getting fluent! emoticon



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I am at what I think some people refer to as "The Scream Weight!" Appropriate for Halloween. My BMI is 35 and my weight is 218. I am up 14 pounds since this time last year. I am grateful for the Wii for keeping my stats.

Si I logged my food for today and I am over the calorie goal I set from way back when at 7PM..after dinner. And Basically I have been eating what I want...probably keeping just under 2000 during most days for regular meals and snacks....but I tend to start .snacking and binging at night which is easily another 1000 calories.

So, its time to face reality. I will not weigh 220 lbs., So I have to wrestle this behavior to the ground. Its got to be behavioral and also dealing with the feelings that lead me to eat.

My husband came and home we were arguing over the damn mice we have. He wants to keep on buying big plastic containers for food. I tell him why don't you just buy less food ( he is a Costco nut.) He gets pissed when I say that. Then I want to go eat a bunch of almonds. I also have been craving (and eating) candy.

I don't want to gain weight, my belly is so bulgy, I am having gallbladder symptoms and the jeans I love and feel fierce in don't fit. So, I am not going to beat myself up, but I am just going to do what will get results. And that is putting in effort, logging food, moving and knowing there is a limit to what I can eat and feel good on all levels.

One step at a time, but I want to feel lighter and brighter.






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Good for the cat. Nice to see you here in our little secret place where we can let our hair down.

We just got bAck from our Mississippi Blues trip. Since the Devil didn't show up at the Crossroads in Clarksdale to offer me a magical weight loss, I'd better get to work on my goals.
Effing incompetent Devil.


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Hey.... look what the cat dragged in... (Though, yes, I've been seeing most of you on Facebook instead!)

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Thanks friends.

I know I am feeling better than when I posted the vent below.

today my daughter had a wisdom tooth pulled. I am very proud of how she got through it. I was so anxious before hand. I hate to think of her in pain and scared, etc. But, at one pint today I decided just to stay present with my own anxiety rather than filling it with the worry of my daughter's experience and that felt much more authentic. Still anxiety, but much better to lean into my own and not spin stories in my head about my daughter's experience.

Eating to maintain current weight (barely!) Also trying to get a grip on how I really look. IN my head I feel soooooooooooo fat. And I know that is more about esteem than actual reality.

Anyhoo, I have been a nurse all afternoon. Cooking up soft foods. Now my daughter finally settled down with an ice pack.

Lets hope the night is not too bad for her. I think once the morning comes the worse should be behind us.

The oral surgeon and the whole team at the office were amazing. The world is full of so many great people.

As a side note I went to see Cyndi Lauper Sunday night. I immediately wept when she played True Colors. That is such a powerful song and speaks to being exactly who you are.

See yinz soon,

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emoticon emoticon This, too, shall pass, CASSIE.

Thanks so much for your words of wisdom about my own dissatisfaction with myself and some of my circumstances. You are right about the solutions for me. All week I've been thinking of your words, "I need my own stuff."

I am taking tap on Monday nights, and Dude is taking them with me. When I go for walks, he wants to come along. He seems to be the "lonely guy" at the moment.
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We have spent several days this week in Buffalo Valley, the holler where he was born and where our newly acquired tombstone has now been placed in a charming little cemetery. Since we will presumably spend eternity there, I would prefer not to start NOW. He loves the place though, since his family settled there in the early 1800's.

I have to go now, since he wants to go register at a Y with an indoor pool, since ours in outdoors. I agree that it will help us all to be more active on this thread. I'll be back.

Love yinz! Onward.

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Cassie, Sorry to hear that. Hang in there! On another note, you look fabulous in your current profile photo!

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Ugh. My kiddo and work are driving me crazy. So dissatisfying. Turning to food to find the satisfaction I am lacking.

That's all. Just wanted to let that out.

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Love your check in Boo Baloo!

I don't think you have an attitude problem. I imaging it is hard to live in a new place and not have all the friends and activities you had in your former neighborhood.

Do you have any solo pursuits out of the house? Have you found the local dance or yoga studios, gym, YMCA? Knitting club, volunteering opportunities? ANYTHING!!!!

I imagine its hard moving to a whole new place and finding new circles of friends. You were so active with the Senior G's, etc.

I am not sure if you have a network of family, friends or acquaintances where you moved. It seemed like maybe you knew some people but I'm not sure.

Anyhoo, I know I need my own stuff. I know you have plenty of passion and as JOL would say, " joie de vivre!"

So go for it.

And for eating out I am struggling with it too. Definitely better this week.

Let's both try to be more active on this thread. As much as I feel like I am in touch with what people are up too at Facebook, I have always found message boards like this more conversational and a better place to get deeper into what's going on in a more personal way.

I am going to weigh in today. I also thought I was going to do a local 5k, but my knee is always bothering me and I suspect its my running shoes and over worn sandals.
But, maybe after I drop my daughter off at her Saturday morning group I will just go to the park and soak in the fitness scene and do my own thing under the unisphere
from the 1960's world fair where the start and finish lines are.

I promise photos.

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Thanks for the check-in, JOL. I know you love your time in France and what a great opportunity to increase your proficiency with the language prior to your test in November!

News about me and my goals and accomplishments for 2013:
~downsizing and sale of too big house in WI completed
~move to Nashville, TN to easily maintained 1100 sq ft apartment with amenities completed
~goal of 10,000 steps daily suffered during adjustment and shingles is back on track
~weight loss goal for 2013 is progressing slowly
~goal of active participation at SparkPeople needs work
~new goal needed relative to management of increased amount of eating out

I am so happy to be in new circumstances that requires less cleaning. My husband is convinced that eating out once a day is less expensive than eating at home. I disagree and yet I am going along with him. He likes the barbecue and places with lots of fried southern dishes.

I am also having trouble adjusting to having less freedom to do things by myself. It feels like he is calling all of the shots and I want to feel more like myself and less like an extension of him.

I think I have an attitude problem.
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Quick check-in! Back from France!
=========== 2013 goals ===========
Goal check-in:
* Practice treating food like jewelry.
-------------- Yes,continue to practice this.
* Go on 15 non-vacation hikes with DH (I've gotten lazy about going on regular weekdays. But it is so important to our relationship and I always feel good after.) 15 is a doable goal for a year, more is icing.
------------- 15 so far (don't count vacation hikes)
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* Try a yoga class
------------- Yes and Tai-Chi...
* Make a light fluffy bread. My husband loves this and I just haven't gotten it right yet.
------------- Not yet
* Knit and crochet for the KAS organization. (Knit-a-square for children in Africa) -- goal is to do (busy hands don't eat!!) 100 8"x8" squares, 30 hats, 2 hand puppets, 3 Go-overs or slip-overs.
-----------34 squares, 2 hats, 1 slip-over & 1 Go-over
----------- finished DH scarf and hat!
* Take French competency test (just to see where I'm at....I've never done it... Who knows?... Maybe I'll pass first time!)
-----------Not yet, but looked up info for testing dates.
-----------Plan to take in November, after my trip to France.

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Hi, Cassie.
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I also want to find a way to cope with eating out too much. My nighttime eating is not as bad as usual,and it still needs work. I see that we are both averaging over 10,000 steps on our daily Fitbit stats. Yay!

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Hi all.

Readjusted my ticker to represent my current weight in a loving, authentic spirit. I am up 4 lbs...but have been holding in my current zone for over a month. I basically regained the 15 lbs I lost in weigh watchers over a 5 month period. I maintained that weight loss until last spring. And I suspect the cause of the weight gain was emotional eating in the evening and eating out at restaurants too much. I am going to try for a 2 pound weight loss over the next two weeks.

Tracking food, cooking at home and saying no to evening eating are my plan. Also 2 yoga classes are a must this week. I can also see the need for more dedicated exercise.

I am back at work. I am going to try to be brave and honest with the people who are part of the classroom team. Its a tricky task. Its challenging to have 5 teaching assistants and 7 students with autism to negotiate with.

I know this thread is not as active as it once was, but I feel connected and appreciate this is a touch stone for me.

Happy autumn to all.

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Hi, JOL. I have a hunch you will do well on the test in Nov. Your trip to France will be a nice warm-up.



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Quick check-in! I'll be gone most of September!
=========== 2013 goals ===========
Goal check-in:
* Practice treating food like jewelry.
-------------- Yes,continue to practice this.
* Go on 15 non-vacation hikes with DH (I've gotten lazy about going on regular weekdays. But it is so important to our relationship and I always feel good after.) 15 is a doable goal for a year, more is icing.
------------- 12 so far (don't count vacation hikes)
* Try a yoga class
------------- Yes and Tai-Chi...
* Make a light fluffy bread. My husband loves this and I just haven't gotten it right yet.
------------- Not yet
* Knit and crochet for the KAS organization. (Knit-a-square for children in Africa) -- goal is to do (busy hands don't eat!!) 100 8"x8" squares, 30 hats, 2 hand puppets, 3 Go-overs or slip-overs.
-----------34 squares, 2 hats, 1 slip-over & 1 Go-over
----------- finished DH scarf and hat!
* Take French competency test (just to see where I'm at....I've never done it... Who knows?... Maybe I'll pass first time!)
-----------Not yet, but looked up info for testing dates.
-----------Plan to take in November, after my trip to France.

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Hi all,

My head is feeling calmer. Spent a few days out of the city at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. A great place for the body, mind and spirit.

I also checked back to the weight I started the challenge at which was 205. I think I am about 213 right now. So hopefully with a healthy attitude and making choices that energize me I can get back there and into jeans that make me feel great.

I actually have achieved the goal of losing 13 pounds this year...it is just that its is the same 3-4 pounds over and over again! I am sure I have exceeded in loosing 13lbs...and if I look at this way it is a success. In the past it was always a rising number with no give and take!

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That piece inside all of our heads is powerful. We are winning because we are changing. We have come a long way, and I'm proud of us, Cassie. We have to keep at it as best we can. I'm just trying to get past this shingles thing without gaining.

I'll check out your belly pix, Babe! Love you!


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Trying to gain perspective on my body. I still torture myself so much mentally by focusing on my belly.

I posted two old pictures I came across on Facebook at what I believe was my largest size. I want to try to appreciate how far I have come.

Of course my brain is still saying its not enough, I should have done more.
But, it helps to see me at my largest. I have come so far and am different in more ways than just my size. But, that broken place in side of me still has a lot of power.

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So happy you love the new place.

Keep on sleeping and healing.


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I'm hanging in there, CASSIE. The times when I take pain mess for my shingles are getting farther apart.

Still sleeping a lot. I'll catch up on steps when I get recovered. I have tap classes starting next month. Love the new place.

Meds, not
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Saw you really racked up steps on your hiking trip, Jolkey.

yay you!

I have been doing yoga and feel so compelled to it this summer. I love the combination of strength, stretch and body centered meditation it brings.

I am still struggling with evening eating. But, overall a calm mindset.

I am reading a book called "May I Be Happy" by Cyndi Lee. All about her struggles with her relationship with her body. She is a yoga teacher.

I will be attending a yoga class with her in august. She teaches all around the country.

Anyhoo, that's where I am at.

Hope all are doing well, especially our Barbara Boo!

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Quick check-in! Back from Northern CA -- nice and cool compared to more than 110 degrees here at home!
=========== 2013 goals ===========
Goal check-in:
* Practice treating food like jewelry.
-------------- Yes,continue to practice this.
* Go on 15 non-vacation hikes with DH (I've gotten lazy about going on regular weekdays. But it is so important to our relationship and I always feel good after.) 15 is a doable goal for a year, more is icing.
------------- 12 so far (don't count vacation hikes)
* Try a yoga class
------------- Yes and Tai-Chi...
* Make a light fluffy bread. My husband loves this and I just haven't gotten it right yet.
------------- Not yet
* Knit and crochet for the KAS organization. (Knit-a-square for children in Africa) -- goal is to do (busy hands don't eat!!) 100 8"x8" squares, 30 hats, 2 hand puppets, 3 Go-overs or slip-overs.
-----------34 squares, 2 hats, 1 slip-over & 1 Go-over
----------- finished DH scarf and hat!
* Take French competency test (just to see where I'm at....I've never done it... Who knows?... Maybe I'll pass first time!)
-----------Not yet, but looked up info for testing dates.
-----------Plan to take in November, after my trip to France.

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I'm proud that we both survived our tough year, CASSIE.

Night time eating is one of my habits that I have to keep revisiting, too. And I've been thinking about working on recipes that are healthy and taste good, to wean my DH of so much eating at restaurants.

We get to leave for TN tomorrow. Yay!

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Oh Boo,

I can imagine how difficult being "in between" homes must be. You have had a difficult year. As I am you know I think moving is in in the top 3 of life stressors after death of a loved one and major illness.

So proud of you. You worked so hard at cleaning out that house which was incredible! I hope you find joy and light(ness) in you new life. It will be quite a change living in a smaller place. The climate will be lovely and hopefully life will be simpler.

I also had a rough year at work and I gained the 11 pounds you lost. I am in the mindset that now summer is here I will get my act together.

I was observing the other night how once I get into the night time eating it is so habitual. So it is going to be a challenge to break that habit. But, I've done it before so I will do it again.

I also want to really change up my cooking. I am going to try to use recipes and cook differently.

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Hi again.

My DH is bored out of his mind, and he is constantly wanting to drive around or go to a restaurant. He will simmer down when we get moved, but he's bugging me to death right now. He thinks I'm his pull toy.

Plus, my daughter's internet can only be used with her GE work cable. I have to take my laptop to Mickey D's or type with one finger on my phone. I'll be glad when we get settled and get our internet in place.

This past year has been very difficult. We had so much junk in that house. Whew! It's a relief to have that part of the move behind us. I hope to get back to some kind of normal routine in TN, so I can hang by the pool and talk to my Spark friends. I'm sorry to have been missing around here so much, but my mental and physical energy were just drained.

i have managed to lose 11.9 lbs since Jan 1. I have 201 days left in 2013, to reach my goal of 147. That's 27.6 to go.
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Hi YINZ!

My life is almost my own again. The house has been turned over to the new owners. We move into a 2 bedroom apartment in Lebanon, TN, just outside Nashville, on July 1st,

Still wearing the Fitbit. Happy to see your names on the dashboard there.

Will write more later. DH is nagging me to go to lunch. All he
Does is eat. What a pain!
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Quick check-in!
=========== 2013 goals ===========
Goal check-in:
* Practice treating food like jewelry.
-------------- Yes,continue to practice this.
* Go on 15 non-vacation hikes with DH (I've gotten lazy about going on regular weekdays. But it is so important to our relationship and I always feel good after.) 15 is a doable goal for a year, more is icing.
------------- 9 so far (don't count vacation hikes)
* Try a yoga class
------------- Yes and Tai-Chi...
* Make a light fluffy bread. My husband loves this and I just haven't gotten it right yet.
------------- Not yet
* Knit and crochet for the KAS organization. (Knit-a-square for children in Africa) -- goal is to do (busy hands don't eat!!) 100 8"x8" squares, 30 hats, 2 hand puppets, 3 Go-overs or slip-overs.
-----------27 squares, 2 hats, 1 slip-over & 1 Go-over
----------- finished DH scarf and hat!
* Take French competency test (just to see where I'm at....I've never done it... Who knows?... Maybe I'll pass first time!)
-----------Not yet, but looked up info for testing dates.

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HI All,

so Happy we have a little fit bit tribe going.

My weight is ebbing up a little more then I care to admit, but each day I try to do what I can to be healthy. I am looking forward to a summer off.

I am thinking of getting the new spark solution book and get back to basics. I want to focus as needed and I don't want to fall into the trap of thinking, "I will take care of this in the summer when I am off." I took one of my longer walking routes this morning and realized that it makes a big difference. I had a green drink before I went out and have washed a bowl of strawberries for the next thing I am eating.

One step at a time.

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Have a great Memorial Day!


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Quick check-in!
=========== 2013 goals ===========
Goal check-in:
* Practice treating food like jewelry.
-------------- Yes,continue to practice this.
* Go on 15 non-vacation hikes with DH (I've gotten lazy about going on regular weekdays. But it is so important to our relationship and I always feel good after.) 15 is a doable goal for a year, more is icing.
------------- 8 so far (don't count vacation hikes)
* Try a yoga class
------------- Yes and Tai-Chi...
* Make a light fluffy bread. My husband loves this and I just haven't gotten it right yet.
------------- Not yet
* Knit and crochet for the KAS organization. (Knit-a-square for children in Africa) -- goal is to do (busy hands don't eat!!) 100 8"x8" squares, 30 hats, 2 hand puppets, 3 Go-overs or slip-overs.
-----------14 squares, 2 hats, 1 slip-over & 1 Go-over
----------- finished DH scarf and hat!
* Take French competency test (just to see where I'm at....I've never done it... Who knows?... Maybe I'll pass first time!)
-----------Not yet, but looked up info for testing dates.

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Hi Everyone!

Good luck on your trip, Boo!

Hi Cassie! Yes, I'm Susan D. (Davis)! I just got my Fitbit on 5/4 and I'm trying to get back on the wagon. I've been taking an extremely time-consuming class (biostatistics and research), but it will be over in less then a week and I'll be off for the summer!

I'll be stopping in more here.

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Salee is very quiet. Anyone know what's up? I also received a friend request from a Susan D at fitbit. Is that Salee?


I will message over at facebook.


Nothing outstanding in fitness or weightloss news. I am trying to just be at peace and stopping my game of seeing how much I can get away with eating before I gain weight! I am just moving on and going with the ebb and flow of healthy life.

I have problem getting out to walk. there is a constant chilly breeze around here and I just can't bring myself to face it very often. I do feel colder. I am wondering if its because I am post menopausal? I get as close to I can to 10,000 steps as I can. I know that 12-13000 days really make me feel like I am good and active!


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Boo, Good luck on your trip to TN! I lived there 4 years as a teenager.

Nothing really new here. I'm extremely busy!

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We are not mentioning anything about the sale of the house on Facebook yet. The realtor is still showing it until we get past the inspection, but if all goes well, as I expect it will, we have to be out of here on June 3.
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We are making a trip to TN May 7-10 to choose where we will live. I am working to eat as reasonably as I can during this transistion. Lots of unknowns and anxiety, in addition to excitement, make it easy for me to lose focus. Oh, well...this is an opportunity for growth.
I shall persevere.


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Love your attitude and approach, CASSIE!!!

Me, too. What you said.
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"So if its to go down 13 in 2013 then I am shooting for 192. Sounds doable"

This is a quote from back in January. So that means I was 205 back then...now Iam 210ish. Sheesh.

I have come down from the 212 of the past month. I am not focusing so much on dieting, but I am just trying to recognize my overall healthy eating and realizing how far I have come.

I do have a couple of pairs of pants I really want to wear that are to tight, so I am going to try to keep those in mind when I am reaching for more food then my body needs.

I can get my body under 200 by the end of the year, I am going to work at moving it and fueling it in a positive, energizing direction.

Definitely have to get off the diet mentallity....that will always bring me down!




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Quick check-in!
=========== 2013 goals ===========
Goal check-in:
* Practice treating food like jewelry.
-------------- Yes,continue to practice this.
* Go on 15 non-vacation hikes with DH (I've gotten lazy about going on regular weekdays. But it is so important to our relationship and I always feel good after.) 15 is a doable goal for a year, more is icing.
------------- 8 so far (don't count vacation hikes)
* Try a yoga class
------------- Yes and Tai-Chi...
* Make a light fluffy bread. My husband loves this and I just haven't gotten it right yet.
------------- Not yet
* Knit and crochet for the KAS organization. (Knit-a-square for children in Africa) -- goal is to do (busy hands don't eat!!) 100 8"x8" squares, 30 hats, 2 hand puppets, 3 Go-overs or slip-overs.
-----------11 squares, 2 hats, 1 slip-over/1 Go-over
----------- finished DH scarf and hat!
* Take French competency test (just to see where I'm at....I've never done it... Who knows?... Maybe I'll pass first time!)
-----------Not yet, but looked up info for testing dates.

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Thanks guys, I am feeling better, although my stomache isstill a little touchy. A family member who heard I was sick called to say she and her daughter had the same sickness at the same time. WE all dined together last saturday and we all had the same type of fish! So at least I know the source and won't fear juice. Although I will be carefull of the quality of the juice bars I frequent.


My appetite was up and I have bee eating more and binged thursday night. But, always try to return to a relaxed state and rather than fall down a dark hole.

thanks for your thoughts. I am still waiting for my fitbit. I think they walk it across the country. they have the longest delivery time!




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Hope you're better Cassie!

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That's losing it the hard way, CASSIE.
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It IS good to focus on the good things about those dark moments, though.
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Glad you are feeling better.

I am still having good days and bad ones. I'm not giving up. As you and JOL will see on the Fitbit dashboard, I met my goal in steps today. The food intake was nothing to write home about, but not awful. Onward.

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Suffered from horrific food poisoning Sunday night. From a juice bar of all places! I just know that the juice did it to me.....probably gunk in the juicer.

Better now, but can not remember being this sick for so long. And I have to admit that even in the darkest moment I thought, well at least I am loosing weight.

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Quick check-in!
=========== 2013 goals ===========
Goal check-in:
* Practice treating food like jewelry.
-------------- Yes,continue to practice this.
* Go on 15 non-vacation hikes with DH (I've gotten lazy about going on regular weekdays. But it is so important to our relationship and I always feel good after.) 15 is a doable goal for a year, more is icing.
------------- 6 so far (don't count vacation hikes)
* Try a yoga class
------------- Yes and Tai-Chi...
* Make a light fluffy bread. My husband loves this and I just haven't gotten it right yet.
------------- Not yet
* Knit and crochet for the KAS organization. (Knit-a-square for children in Africa) -- goal is to do (busy hands don't eat!!) 100 8"x8" squares, 30 hats, 2 hand puppets, 3 Go-overs or slip-overs.
-----------11 squares, 2 hats, 1 slip-over -- currently have made 4-5 squares for the Go-over)
----------- finished DH scar and hat!
* Take French competency test (just to see where I'm at....I've never done it... Who knows?... Maybe I'll pass first time!)
-----------Not yet, but looked up info for testing dates.

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Sounds good, CASSIE.

I think I'd better do my food curfew this week. Kitchen is closed after 8pm, except for tea or water.
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I want to loosen my pants.

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Feeling remotivated this week. Resisting junk and eating tons of fruit and veggies.

the Book Hungry for Change focuses not on taking away foods, but adding in nutritionally dense foods. I am choosing not to eat junk or non nutritional foods.

On the weekend I will allow myself treats, and will try to focus on not foing overboard. I want to have "it", enjoy and move on.


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Quick check-in!
=========== 2013 goals ===========
Goal check-in:
* Practice treating food like jewelry.
-------------- Yes,continue to practice this.
* Go on 15 non-vacation hikes with DH (I've gotten lazy about going on regular weekdays. But it is so important to our relationship and I always feel good after.) 15 is a doable goal for a year, more is icing.
------------- 6 so far (don't count vacation hikes)
* Try a yoga class
------------- Yes and Tai-Chi...
* Make a light fluffy bread. My husband loves this and I just haven't gotten it right yet.
------------- Not yet
* Knit and crochet for the KAS organization. (Knit-a-square for children in Africa) -- goal is to do (busy hands don't eat!!) 100 8"x8" squares, 30 hats, 2 hand puppets, 3 Go-overs or slip-overs.
-----------11 squares, 2 hats, 1 slip-over
----------- finished DH scar and hat!
* Take French competency test (just to see where I'm at....I've never done it... Who knows?... Maybe I'll pass first time!)
-----------Not yet, but looked up info for testing dates.

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I think any major change, even when welcomed and exciting rock our worlds. Feeling better. I have tracked here the past two days.

This does shave one of the easier tracking systems.

I have some out of town relatives coming in this weekend which is a good short tem motivator. I want to feel the leanest and meanest I can at this time. So watching what I eat this week will help tp relieve some of the bloat I am feeling. And So when I indulge in wine, etc this weekend I won't be adding more intensity to an already hurting belly.

It was warm and truly spring like here today...finally.

I also attended a big meeting tonight at my daughter's school dealing with transitioning into adult hood. I have been feeling so overwhelmed by the thought that I have just been holing up. But now I realize I will just take it one step at a time and chip away at what seems monumental.

So happy you guys are so steadfast. thanks And I will be biting the bullet soon and replacing the bodybug. It is a help and I did push my self to move with it.


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You ARE the queen of maintenance, JOL. CASSIE and I are princesses who will climb up onto that QUEENLY throne, by continuing to keep learning and practicing better behavior.
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It's great to see you. I have been enjoying racing you for steps on the Fitbit dashboard. I hope CASSIE finds or replaces her Fitbit soon. I love it that the little gadget tracks everything automatically. It helps me to always feel connected to you guys when I see your steps on the dashboard..
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I did get on the scale this morning, and as you can see, I have good reason to feel fat. 190.8 is the highest I've been in years. I am tracking my food today, to help me feel better.

I will continue thinking, "Onward, HO."


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I'm so glad to see you, Cassie and Boo! You two have been so successful in the past and you will again. I keep saying that I am the queen of maintenance, even though I really should try to get down a little more. ... but maybe maintaining is just all I can do... Eating LESS than I do now and exercising even MORE just seems so mind boggling and strenuous.

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I went to a party Friday night where Turkish food was served family style. I felt pre-event anxiety all day. I managed to eat sparingly during the day. However, I lost track and ate waaay too much at the party. I felt physically and emotionally as you described afterwards and all day yesterday, CASSIE.

I need to get on the scale tomorrow morning, to see how much I weigh.

I am trying to figure out what my deal is. I have completed all of the downsizing work and the house is being photographed Tuesday and listed for sale. I feel good about that, and I am excited about the move to Nashville. However, I am also afraid that I won't cope well with the high calorie southern foods and will gain weight. Until the novelty wears off, I also fear my DH will want to eat out excessively and that I will not handle it well.

I'm also a little fearful about my heart issues. Gaining weight is the worst thing for me to do. I am going to make an appointment to see if it's time for another echo-cardiogram. My fatigue is worrisome.

Emotionally, I feel much the same way that you do right now, CASSIE.

I'm not really craving foods. I'm just falling into the old grazing patterns too often, to sooth my anxieties and fears.

I want my jeans to fit better, too, and I want to look better to myself in the mirror when I turn sideways.

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Let us know what comes out of your SIT WITH IT session. We have gotten past many hurdles together, and I'm sure we can get past this one, too..

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I feel soooooooooooo fat. And I realize that is a way for me to wrap up everything that is upsetting me in my life into one big package.

I was so depressed about how I feel today. I have gained back 15 of the 19 pounds I lost since this time last year.

And of course I was "supposed to be" at my goal by now according to my big plans when I was on a weight loss high way back when.

I am hoping I am getting closer to a healthier source.

I also have to add that I was at a party today, overate and then felt horrible afterwards. And I have not this experience of eating and self loathing for quite sometime.

I am going to be very curious about this and SIT WITH IT.

I don't know what's more difficult right now, my constant craving for foods which I know is addictive and emotional or the fact that I am so unmotivated to exercise. I am suffering from the cold here. Even when its been warming up there is a constant wind that is cold I I can not deal with it.

I go into the depths of my feelings right now and I am depressed and angry and I just want to sooth myself with food and go under the covers.

BUt, its all good in a way, I just want my jeans to not be so tight! And of course not be so obssessed with what I eat or don't eat. Its very exhausting.

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I need to do "something". I feel fat.
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Hi All! I'm back from vacation. I've got to get knitting and crocheting again!

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Hi all,
I'll be gone for about a week!

Hang in there!

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JOL, I love it that you are looking up dates for the French competency test. That's one step away from taking the test, to see where you are. Scary and exciting!

Sorry I've missed our meetings at the team gym, ZERELDE. I had walking pneumonia while finishing preparing the house for sale, and then got just plain tired. My Fitbit numbers went way down while I laid on the couch and rested.

I wondered what happened with your Fitbit, DOC. I remember when you lost the wallet and thought you would miss your snowboarding lesson. Even though you replaced everything, it's reassuring to know what happened to the one you found in a pocket. It's wonderful that you are having so much fun in the snow.

I feel good when I see you, CASSIE and JOL, on my Fitbit leaderboard. I loved the picture on Facebook of CASSIE and JAZZ in NYC!!!

The DH retired Feb 28th and he's killing me. He constantly wants to go out to eat, and our schedules aren't meshing yet. We've discussed it, and I am tracking my food, out of self-preservation. This week I have gotten back to making an effort to get in my 70,000 weekly steps, and I feel better.

CASSIE, you are not a gym kind of a chick. You love those walks in the great outdoors. Happy days with bird and flowers are on the way.

I also feel bad that Italy wants to re-try Amanda Knox. I'm not sure we will ever know what really happened there. I am so used to our system where you can't be tried after you have been found not guilty. She does seem courageous. It would be tempting to just disappear, in her situation.

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Now, I'm going to read and see what's up with yinz. Thanks, CASSIE, for the 60-day team leader missing reminder.


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sounds like that could be me with the credit card loss and then trying to decide again.

I have been a fitbit slacker, but feeling revived today. I have been in a mental slump of sorts lately. I have been taking to the couch each evening after dinner and little by little getting into the succession of snacks which is causing the scale to creep up to an unacceptable place. I really have been rolling over and playing dead lately. Feeling hopeless and helpless,

But, this morning I was watching the news and inspired by the American girl who is dealing with the Italian legal system over the death of her roommate that she must face trial for again.

What a system! First she was found guilty and was in jail. Then she was found not guilty and was free. And now they are putting her on trial again.

As I watched her standing speaking to the press....or for that matter just speaking I realized that is taking so much tenacity on her part. It must be a nightmare for her.

I have no idea of the details of the case or of her character....did she or didn't she do it?! But I was simply impressed that she is standing and fighting what seems like an incredibly overwhelming situation.

So I might be inspired by a murderer for all I know, but I'll take it!

I was thinking of joining a new gym because of a teachers special they run in March, but when I went there yesterday I felt completely uninspired by the floors of equipment. I will save my forty dollars per month. I have just got to get out there and walk and run in nature. I can also bop over to my cheapy gym and do my weights for toning.

I had a visit with Jazzy this past Sunday...I tagged those of us that know her in pix over at facebook.

And has anyone heard from Susan? Will let Boo know that the team leader alert is up.

Ok, let me get out of here and get moving. I am on spring break this week and want to get my house in order as well as my body. I will try to detox from sugar and hit no less than 70,000 steps on my fitbit for the week. I am also going to use the tracker here at spark once again. That level of organization and accountability is one of the most important things in actually making the scale go down and making tight pants fit!


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I am enjoying my run/walk training. It is exciting to see that as I challenge myself to do new things, I amaze myself more and more with what I can do. I managed the blue slope (moderate difficulty) at my mountain last Thursday with no problem. Two more days that I'll be able to go before the season ends. And I am actually looking forward to running, which I have never done before. I am a different person than I used to be, 20 years ago.

Now I am actually starting to imagine that an intermediate distance triathlon (with a 10K run) could be in reach. A friend asked me if I wanted to do an event with her this summer but when I looked it up it is a half Ironman distance (1.2 mi swim, 56 mi bike, 13 mi run) so I laughed. But then I thought, maybe someday I will be able to do that. And I imagine learning to ride my snowboard in the park - jumps and rails and stuff. Hard to imagine I would ever do flips, since I can't do a cartwheel on the ground, but hey - who knows?

Cassie, you may be wondering what is going on with me and the FitBit. Kind of funny story. I really ordered it. The next week I couldn't find my wallet, actually cancelled my credit card and got a new driver's license and everything. Subsequently found the wallet in an inside coat pocket, of course. So I was waiting for my fitbit. Finally you said yours came, I waited another week or two. Then I looked into it. Turns out they had tried to send it a week after I ordered it and by then I had canceled the card. They sent me an email but I didn't see it in the crazy email inbox. So I dragged about ordering it, trying to decide. Then when I finally decided to get just the $50 one I saw they have a new style coming out this spring that you wear on your wrist. So I preordered that but have no idea when it will come.

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3/25/13 10:21 A

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Quick check-in!
=========== 2013 goals ===========
Goal check-in:
* Practice treating food like jewelry.
-------------- Yes,continue to practice this.
* Go on 15 non-vacation hikes with DH (I've gotten lazy about going on regular weekdays. But it is so important to our relationship and I always feel good after.) 15 is a doable goal for a year, more is icing.
------------- 6 so far (don't count vacation hikes)
* Try a yoga class
------------- Yes and Tai-Chi...
* Make a light fluffy bread. My husband loves this and I just haven't gotten it right yet.
------------- Not yet
* Knit and crochet for the KAS organization. (Knit-a-square for children in Africa) -- goal is to do (busy hands don't eat!!) 100 8"x8" squares, 30 hats, 2 hand puppets, 3 Go-overs or slip-overs.
-----------10 squares, 1 hat, 1 slip-over
----------- finished DH scar and hat!
* Take French competency test (just to see where I'm at....I've never done it... Who knows?... Maybe I'll pass first time!)
-----------Not yet, but looked up info for testing dates.

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3/18/13 10:05 A

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Good to see you both!!! (MommyDoc and Cassie)

Cassie, don't be too hard on yourself; you put it really well in your post about the nature of the addiction. Hang in there!

MommyDoc -- I am in awe of your snowboarding. I would be too scared!!! Snowshoeing is my style... emoticon

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