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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Those two low weights in August 2017 September 2018? DH was seriously ill. He’s now doing very well. I predicted my weight would go back up after the stress. Was I ever right! Well! Got to roll up my sleeves and get it back down again, haven’t I?
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    Oh my. First part of the battle is recognizing the pattern!!
    443 days ago
    That makes sense. Fear and worry can certainly reduce appetite, but that's not the optimal way to lose weight, is it? Your story reminds me of the times I lose weight when I'm ill and my appetite is low and I can't eat a lot, much less binge. It's always a thrill to see a lower number the first time back on the scale, but then I get well and soon get hungry again and psychologically compensate for the sickness windfall by giving myself too much leeway in the following days. The answer, I guess, is that I should try to be consistent, no matter how I'm feeling emotionally or physically.

    I lost a little weight on the trip I returned from yesterday. I wasn't sick over there, but I was very stressed out and worried about various things, and food wasn't always available three times a day, so two pounds came off quickly and effortlessly, and that was exciting to see once I was able to weigh myself. I have now returend to the relatively stress-free zone of home, the scene of many past mistakes and self-indulgent episodes. So I just have to get back to tracking and try to be consistent, and in no way reward myself or compensate for the no-effort loss of the past week.

    You will get this under control, my dear. I hope I can stay under control, too!

    Hope everything is going well otherwise!
    457 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/22/2018 10:09:11 PM
    Glad your DH is better!
    Stress and weight loss...
    Yes, roll up your sleeves! Maybe you can find something positive you can associate weight loss with.
    Best wishes!
    457 days ago
    You're singing my song ... the one about needing to roll up my sleeves anyway. But yay for the good news about your DH.

    So. What's your plan?
    458 days ago
    emoticon glad hubby is doing so much you can focus on your own well-being emoticon
    458 days ago
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  • JOANN25
    Of course, you have to get back on track. It'll be easier now that your stress has decreased with your husband's improvement.

    458 days ago
    Stress is so unhealthy in so many ways. While you did not turn to eating, the unhealthy eating pattern is not good. You can reach your goal and be at a healthier place now the stress is gone. Best wishes always.
    458 days ago
    Glad you are not stressed and DH is recovering. You can get back to your program
    458 days ago
    Not easy! Good luck, but I know you can do it!
    458 days ago
    Looks like your body responds to stressors like mine does.

    I return to work in the fall and the weight drops. Off for the summer and the weight spikes. Food intolerances are an aspect of these summer weight spikes; however, I suspect stress is also a factor.


    I find it interesting how some of us drop weight while under stress and others experience weight gains.

    Experiments of one we are … emoticon emoticon

    458 days ago
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    Yes you do! I am the opposite. When my Mother was ill, the sicker and less that she ate, the more I ate! We humans are so interesting.
    I’m glad that your husband is doing” roll up those sleeves”. emoticon
    458 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/21/2018 7:02:22 PM
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