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4 months have passed

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Today I was thinking of my Spark friends and decided to come and see how everyone was doing. I new I hadn't come for a while. I never thought it had been 4 months since my last post.

Weightwise, I'm not doing so great. I have stopped caring for a while under the pretense that I was too tired and too busy. Naturally it was not a good thing.

Working full time and having 11.5 hours of class per week is quite a challenge. If you add to that homeworks, studies, house work and commuting, I sometimes wonder how I do it! I am again taking 2 classes this fall so I will have the same kind of crazy schedule. At least we have planned a cruise in october. I will then be able to rest.

My challenge now is to go back to the scale once a week and do little things to get back the control over food. I am going back to what has worked the best for me in the past : eating small meals every 3 to 4 hours. To get there from stuffing myself for the last 4 months, I am starting by preparing small portions and using my phone's stopwatch.

when I eat, I start the watch and cannot have another snack until it has been at least 2 hours. I am also making sure I do not go more than 4 hours without a snack. No more mindless eating! At least this is the goal.

As for exercise, I am not quite sure what I could do that would fit in my schedule. Maybe I should start by tracking the distances that I walk normally in a week and try to improve on it gradually. I will probably look into the U gym. Maybe there is a class I could take.

Anyhow here is the starting weight : 249.0

goal is to not gain!

I can do this!
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    Hi Helene,
    first, congrats on your wedding. Such lovely, wonderful pictures!

    Wishing you all the happiness in the world!

    Your eating plan sounds a good solution to "food attacks".

    Myself i have been working at losing a bit of weight in the last year. It is a lot of work.

    What helped me for the last year was a team of same age ladies. But they have not been posting regularly and it affected my motivation. Looking for motivation I am now going back to the "Beck solution"

    Wishing you all the best,
    Rachel in Montreal
    929 days ago
    you are so busy and life passes by so fast ... good to hear from you ...rocie emoticon
    932 days ago
    So great to catch up with you :), with that schedule your walking is probably a good place to start-you'll be amazed.
    932 days ago
    I'm in the same boat as you, although I have not been busy like you have! I haven't been on the scale since mine broke several months ago but I know that my weight is up from how my clothes fit (or don't fit, as the case may be).

    With dealing with my shoulder, my back giving me lots of problems, financial worries (shoulder has kept me off work for over 10 months now) it seems like I can't get any aspect of my life under control.

    It sucks, but one day I may get things back on track just like I know you are going to do!!
    932 days ago
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