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2/3/12 10:37 A

You're doing a great job. Family turmoil can really do you in, but you're making good choices. Each issue you can get through without turning to food will make it easier the next time. I mean who doesn't have some kind of turmoil in their lives at times.
Last year I started my journey when my only daughter left state with a convict. He even talked my daughter into returning a stolen item and now she has a record and spent the night in jail. Both of them have warrants out for their arrest. She quit talking to me. I turned to exercise after I got back up over 300 lbs. I can't tell you how many times I was walking and crying at the same time. But it kept me from just sitting and brooding over everything and where I went wrong with her while stuffing my face. I learned a lot from SP reading articles, and talking to people. I learned what a message board was, and how to post a blog. It saved my life. I've lost over 50 lbs so far, and last month when I lost my motivation and stopped working out, I still lost a lb because of the life changes I had made. Just being aware of the calories, fats, carbs, etc. in food that you learn when tracking daily, helps you to make better choices when you stop tracking. I still cheat sometimes and have stuffed crust pizza, but I know that the 900 calories I am eating in that pizza, I am going to have to work off at some point. You CAN do this. It's one day at a time, and knowing that you WILL fall off the wagon. The secret is to get back on it as soon as possible. Don't wait for Monday to start again, start again TODAY.

1/30/12 11:50 P

I've had the challenge of keeping my eating on track while my sister is jumping up & down on me emotionally. I've cried , I've felt numb & I've had stomach problems today because of this. In the past, I would have sought solace in food. Somehow I managed to not go over my caloric count through all of this...with a little help from 2 squares of Lindt Intense Orange Chocolate. I am proud that portion control seems to have finally set in. This has been a real test today...and the emotional turmoil has yet to be resolved. It's nice to have an outlet to vent. Thank you, Sparkpeople! PS: Just realized that this isn't the kind of challenge this message board is for!...I'll just let it ride, anyway.

Edited by: ACTIVELYHEALTHY at: 1/30/2012 (23:57)
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