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I Admit to my Problem

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Since last summer I have lost 0 pounds. 0.
Big G might argue that there is no need for me to lose any weight to begin with, but I would 'beg to differ'.
I need to lose 10 pounds, and I would like to lose 15. I know what I need to do.

Exercise is certainly not the problem. Strength training? love it. I set short and long term goals. I meet them, and then set more goals. Cardio? love it. I keep finding new ways to rev up my heart and break a serious sweat.

Food is my problem. Nothing in particular, just food in general. I love to cook. I love to bake. I love to eat. Anything and everything. I eat when I'm happy, I eat when I'm sad, when I'm anxious, tired, stressed, lonely. I start out with a healthy breakfast every day. Easy for me, I wake up hungry, and I love my oatmeal with fruit. After that it all starts to get away from me.
It doesn't help that I work with food. I am surrounded by it all day and night. I'm paid to think about food. I'm required to handle it, to smell it.

So I've admitted to my problem, and that's the first step.

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    Your blog about food could have been written by me, except nobody's paying me to be around food and think about it either. I just do it for free, LOL. Yes, I so love to eat.

    Gaining zero weight sounds like you have been on maintenance. That seems like progress to me given that food is around you all of the time. It seems like you are taking stock and re-thinking goals. You do a lot of walking, and strength training; you've got one half of this down pat. Bravo, friend. What are you thinking you might like to do differently with your nutrition?

    And thanks so much for your encouragement re sciatica problems I have been having. I appreciate it over these long and hard days that are full of pain. I am hoping I can get this under control soon, as I have always done so in the past.

    Wishing you a terrific tomorrow and rest of the week. emoticon
    1761 days ago
    Me too! So I will admit it too and I thank you so much for posting.
    1762 days ago
    OMG! this could be my blog. I also start my day with oatmeal and fruit, but if that is all I eat then I get hungry too soon. I will add ground flax seed (or hemp seed or chia seed) and sliced almonds and that gives it more staying power. I feel satisfied a lot longer.

    You have taken the first step ~ good luck in reaching your goals.
    1762 days ago
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