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2/18/11 8:22 P

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What got in my way this week was flu one day and an abscessed tooth two days later.



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LIFE IS TOUGH, BUT I'M TOUGHER


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2/13/11 10:40 P

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Well for me planing what I am going to eat has helped alot. I found that I gained weight when I started working two jobs and going to school. I never planned my food so my choice of eating became fast food and vending machines. When i wasn't working an just in school I would cook just cause I had the time.

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2/13/11 4:19 P

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The biggest thing for me is, I must track everything I eat--the good, the bad, the ugly, EVERYTHING. The second I don't track is when I veer off course. It really keeps me in line.

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1/22/11 2:25 P

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What a great discussion!

I have had a real problem for years... eating to become "undesirable".

I think I finally succeeded emoticon

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1/19/11 10:50 P

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OK, blog posted. Check it out!

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1/19/11 2:55 P

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I was just going to post a few responses to your posts, but I realized I have a lot to say. emoticon I'm a writer; it comes with the territory.

SO! Instead I'm going to post a blog about this topic later this evening. Hope you all can drop by and give me your thoughts there too!

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1/18/11 10:58 P

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Hi Jodafeen....fellow New Yorker...Like the Puerto Rican/Colombian mix...Have tons of Puerto Rican friends from my NYC hometown and many new Colombian friends here in Miami.

We are also the same height! LoL being 5'2 and carrying 200+ pounds is not a good thing and can be very uncomfortable. I see you have busted through and are in onderland! good for you!

Like you I am also a member of the emotional eaters spark page....

You can relate to me that coming from a latino background all the food displayed in family events is GINORMOUS! and way way over abundant! It is a re-training I must do to not fall into the trap of eating everything in sight when at family gatherings. When alone, I can struggle with emotional eating but have a better chance at stopping it then if I am at a family gathering.

It is just takes practice and being mindful...Easier said than done...but trying!

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1/18/11 10:31 P

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Hi, Ms. Canela! I have similar emotional eating patterns that I'm working on breaking. It's hard when you equate food with comfort, but I'm learning that I don't have to eat to be happy, or eat when I'm sad.
By the way, I was born in NY myself, only from a Puerto Rican/Colombian perspective! Hola, chica!

Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You will succeed if you persevere: and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.
Helen Keller

Obstacles cannot crush me, every obstacle yields to firm resolve.
Leonardo DaVinci

JUST FOR TODAY, I will live through this day only. I will not brood about yesterday or obsess about tomorrow


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1/18/11 7:36 P

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My number one reason for getting off track is that I ALWAYS want results NOW! In my heart and mind I understand these things take time. But, I can become impatient.

I am also an emotional eater! I will celebrate with food when I am happy! and I will console with food when I am sad! it can be a lose lose situation if not kept in check and make myself reflect and celebrate events in my life without the excess of food.

Being a very social person and always invited to family gatherings...eating healthy has it obstacles. There are great days when I am focused and choose wisely and there are days when the food actually can talk to me and shout "eat me"!!!

Weight loss can be easy, ONCE ones ability to focus is honed and ones self esteem begins to grow by leaps and bounds. Been there done that. The REAL challenge is to maintain and keep it off and NOT have to battle with the weight being regained and the self esteem taking a brutal beating.

I know my weakness...I can eat mindlessly at times and other times eat mindfully. My goal is to reclaim the once fierce focus I had(which I loved) and reclaim the high self esteem I had. You see...if we let slip ups last too long and/or not receive the help we need....self esteem drops like crazy, thus hindering any further progress.

My goal: to nip emotional eating in the bud by resuming my daily food journaling and holding myself accountable in writing.

to our health! emoticon

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1/17/11 3:48 P

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I was comforted to see you mention an underlying fear of losing weight Aycee. I know I have this fear too, somewhere down deep. I am still not sure why I have this fear...maybe I am afraid of all the things I will be able/have to do once I become truly strong and healthy?! I'm not sure, but awareness of this truth is a good thing. It is hard to overcome something you are unaware of right?

Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you. —Psalm 55:22


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1/16/11 6:04 P

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Slimkim 80 touched on something that I can completely relate to. I do believe that I have this underlying fear of losing weight. I have identified myself as being "voluptuous" or "heavy-set" for so long, I think that Im afraid of becoming someone totally different. Which is crazy because that new me will be so much healthier and, I'm sure, happier.

I deserve better! FITisFLY!


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1/16/11 5:30 P

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I totally agree! This past week I haven't been on top of it as I had the week before and thats because I allowed other people to come in derail my routine. This week I am going to be more "selfish" with my time.

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1/15/11 9:16 A

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I really can relate to this. When I'm "selfish" with my time, I tend to stay on track because I feel like I'm in control. That feeling of control makes it easier to stick to my goals.

1. Weigh 148 lbs 12/31/2012

2. Enroll in college by Fall session - Completed

3. Become a Certified Personal Trainer - goal is May 2013

4. Commit to myself


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1/15/11 1:37 A

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I've noticed that I do better when I decide to say NO every so often.

NO to getting an appetizer when I go out for drinks because my friends want it.

NO to running nieces/kids everywhere they want to go on a whim and eating up all of my personal time. I often travelled on foot or via bicycle when I was a kid - plus it's healthier for them too!

NO to skipping workouts because my significant other wants to just bum around for the weekend. He won't miss me for an hour in the morning - in fact he'll probably still be asleep.

Overall, I think that when we give up our personal time management the wheels come off the wagon.

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1/14/11 8:16 P

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One of the teams I belong to is the Emotional Eaters group, and I've come to realize that sometimes, I eat because I have nothing else to comfort me. After learning certain things about myself, however, I've come to realize that if I can identify my triggers for overeating, or for being lazy, then I will have moved forward and will be better able to deal with those feelings in a more positive way.

Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You will succeed if you persevere: and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.
Helen Keller

Obstacles cannot crush me, every obstacle yields to firm resolve.
Leonardo DaVinci

JUST FOR TODAY, I will live through this day only. I will not brood about yesterday or obsess about tomorrow


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1/14/11 7:03 P

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For me, a lot of my weight loss success is in my head. I think I have an underlying fear of losing the weight. One thing that I have to do is get to the root of why I gained the weight to begin with. I wasn't a heavy child or teenager. I was a speed skater, ran track and took ballet, tap, and jazz. But something changed 12 years ago and I've been battling the scale ever since. My goal is to get inside and address that core issue.

1. Weigh 148 lbs 12/31/2012

2. Enroll in college by Fall session - Completed

3. Become a Certified Personal Trainer - goal is May 2013

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1/14/11 6:01 P

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There is a lot more to our weight loss goals and healthy lifestyle changes than just calories and exercise. But we (or at least I) tend to zero in and focus on just those two areas.

So, what other factors are affecting our weight loss, and how can we adjust our actions to make those areas more productive?

And let's not just go for, "Get more sleep." We need original ideas on how to optimize our limited time and daily energy quota to achieve our desired results.

OK team, time to brainstorm! emoticon

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