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11/29/13 3:52 P

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emoticon Hey-there LORAXVT, haven't heard from you in a while. Hope everything is going well. How about updating us? emoticon

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I will stay here. One step at a time.


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10/29/13 4:57 P

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How is the vigilance going there? How about giving us an up-date on your progress. Hopefully things are going okay!! Remember, we are all in your corner to give whatever moral support we can!! emoticon

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10/11/13 9:03 P

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How is it going for you so far LORAXVT? Hopefully everything is positive. emoticon

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9/15/13 6:32 P

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I am with you...Losing weight is so much easier than maintaining. I have a goal range of 150-160 pounds and I have been maintianing that for a little over a year with a dip into the 140's recently because of some health issues.
I have regained the weight I was not trying to lose and am back in my goal range but I did see in that brief time how easy it is to put 10 pounds back on.
RELENTLESS VIGILANCE is key for me. On those mornings that I look at the treadmill and just want to give it the finger, I get on, press the buttons and start walking. My binging days of years ago were habits that were hard to break and my healthy lifestyale has to become just as strong a habit with ZERO room for "treats" and rewards.
When someone says to me that food addiction is the hardest because, "...we have to eat everyday..." I tell them that is like an alcoholic saying they have to drink every day or they will die of thirst.
Identify your triggers, whether they be flavor, scent or texture based and stay away from them altogether..
At least that's what works for me...

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9/15/13 8:34 A

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Thanks mate. I'm in the groove and have dropped 6 pounds to date since I started back up. It's relatively easy to drop the weight. But it will be a bit harder to remain vigilant once I reach my goal!

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9/14/13 5:57 P

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You can do it!! Like you I worked hard and lost over 40 lbs two years ago and was with-in 2 lbs of my goal at the time which was 168 lbs.
I then experienced a medical problem and I stopped exercising and in a year put 35lbs back on.
Last October I became aware of 'sparkpeople' and joined. The weight came off just as hard the second time but I am now on a self established maintenance program at 161 lbs.
I know that I will have to work just as hard to stay at 160 + or - 2.5lbs. I am confident that by working with the materials that 'sparkpeople' offers I can do it.
Like you I live in rural newengland state and a gym membership is out of the question.
I feel for you and I will try to give what support I can through this Forum.
You can do it!! Keep the confidence in you ability to succeed and shape the person you want to be. emoticon emoticon

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9/7/13 2:17 P

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Thanks Dan. Rather hard to find a buddy close by. I live in a rural state and I'm either working or spending time with my daughter, shuttling my daughter, or trying to keep the house in order. Life of a single dad is rather chaotic at best.

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9/7/13 1:31 P

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I'll just jump in here with a quick comment and then more details in a separate post. having an exercise buddy has been a tremendous help to both me and the other guy. We skip less often when there are two of us.

And I'm making a friend in the process.

Nothing tastes as good as being healthy feels!


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8/25/13 6:19 A

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The good news is that it hasn't been that hard to get back into the swing of it. I say that cautiously. :)

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8/19/13 4:27 P

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The trick, even with a give back, is to stay fit. But always mindful of that extra 20. Go for it and get them gone.

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

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8/18/13 9:27 P

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good luck and stay focused, and in my case, I look to the Higher Power for help and strength


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8/17/13 3:25 P

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Right you are and thanks for the words of encouragement.

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8/17/13 12:24 P

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No matter how far we have come or what we have done, backsliding is only a decision away. I'm in the same boat. Changing ones eating habits and attitudes is probably the most difficult thing to do. Having done several half marathons, a marathon, and now a half ironman triathlon, I can tell you that training for those events is easier than the day to day focus and commitment needed to successfully lose and keep it off.

No issues with the whining because it isn't whining. Us men seem to have a real issue with expressing our feelings and admitting we need help or reaching out. It takes real guts to reach out and when you do, that s when the real progress is made.

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8/17/13 11:58 A

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I know I'm not the only one that's done this: had a successful weight loss and felt great then something slipped and rather than check it where it was, I let it slip, and slip, and slip. And then the reality of the extra 20 protruding above my belt finally sinks in.

It's the reality of dealing with my shame and anger and all the other crap that goes along with acknowledgement that I created this and I'm the only one that can fix it. It's not just diet and excersize - it's more than will power too. I've been a tad thick to realize this is a lifestyle choice. Too many easy outs (I've worked hard, I've had a rough day, I'm celebrating and deserve that beer/wine/steak/pasta....). When I accept and choose to keep to the plan, those sirens of the kitchen and pantry don't matter. But that's the trick, believing and living my beliefs.

Sorry about the whining. Suffice to say, I'm going to give this another go and see if I can make the change stick. Find the disconnect that allows me to ignore what I know is right and squash it or at least walk away from it. It's mind over matter right?

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