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Need Encouragement This Week

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

On top of family problems I gained another pound this week. I know it was from eating too many snacks and the wrong kind. I love my chocolate in anything including protein or fiber bars. But it packs 130 0r 170 a bar and adds up. My focus goal for the week to come is going to be eating healthier snacks. It was hard today not to indulge being depressed about things. My daughter said she will not let me comfort myself with chocolate either. I know I have to take it to God and let it go. I feel like that song by Helen Reddy"You and Me Against The World." But I know God is with us and understands how we feel. I just need a liitle more encouragement this week from my friends here.
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  • NEWNAC304
    I'm sorry you're struggling right now. I would tell you to throw the chocolate away, but I don't like to waste things. Can you have Jenny hide it and only have a little as a special treat? Try exercising to get through the stress. It works for me.

    Sending emoticon your way.
    1972 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    Sending prayers and emoticon . You have given it to God, now let go and let him do his work.
    Be mindful of your eating - do not let the family issues derail your plan to live a healthy life.

    1974 days ago
    emoticon Laura. As much as is possible, try to not be drawn into the day-to-day family 'stuff.' Easier said than done, I'm sure. You're on the right track - taking it to God and leaving it there. Additionally, substituting fruit for chocolate is a good idea. (Did I just say to substitute ANYTHING for chocolate?!!!) I'd offer to eat it for you, but if I did, I might as well unwrap the bar and rub it all over my body!

    I'm praying for you and Jenny.
    1974 days ago
  • LADYJ6942
    Big hugs, I agree, let go and let God. He'll bring you all through this in time.
    1974 days ago
  • CANDOK1260
    1974 days ago
    "Don't get tired of doing what's right, for after awhile, we'll reap the rewards if we don't give up and quit." Galatians 6:9 contemporary version emoticon
    1975 days ago
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    1975 days ago
  • 1EMMA2011
    I agree with Kathy, go slow and take it easy. You are doing well and you are always on top of things. Her suggestion about chocolate sounds right on. I eat one piece of chocolate a day - a small piece. Chocolate can be easy to find on sale like Kathy says and I freeze it when I find good sales.

    Sad to hear about your family trouble. It is very, very hard to deal with relatives in nursing homes.

    Love heals all things.

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    1975 days ago
    Okay, I'm one year into Spark; that doesn't make me an expert at anything, but I sure know about the pitfalls that surround us when we try to change our lifestyle. Don't be hard on yourself! If making these changes was easy, we wouldn't even need Spark---it's pretty simple, but it's not easy.

    It's nice to have a goal of eating healthier snacks because you have to start somewhere. If chocolate is a downfall, may I suggest Godiva Pearls? I found them at Kohl's--a tin of chocolate (milk or dark) and a serving is 25 calories. It's good chocolate and enough to satisfy that "need."

    Do not freak out about gains...sometimes the body just does that--no rhyme or reason--not anything you did. If you know some things need to be tweaked in your plan, tweak them and move on. I've spent years beating myself up about my weight and my inability to lose weight but no more. It is one day at a time...and will continue to be.

    Good luck,
    1975 days ago
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