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Old 05-13-2014, 02:47 PM   #61
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I have been struggling for weeks. Still hoping I get back to that sweet spot I was in for the first month where I didn't really have cravings to battle. I really liked a recent blog post by Mrs. Snark about her one year blogiversary, really put this journey in perspective. I need to be careful not to "give up"!
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Old 05-15-2014, 11:08 PM   #62
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Just read the book Habit and apparently change requires a community. So here's my vow: attend at least three WW meetings a month and post at least every 2 days. I promise to try not to be too boring, but if I commit to sharing, maybe that will help me stay on track!
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Old 05-16-2014, 04:41 PM   #63
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It's been a long week. I had a rather large, glorious Middle Eastern lunch with my mom; have to meet friends for dinner and man, I'm still full. Maybe a bowl of soup. I won't waste this opportunity to say no to overeating. I still haven't shaken most of that 4# blip from Monday and that is certainly playing a role in my resolve. Impending TOM is trying to get me to go the other way. It'll be a knuckle-biter! (Knuckles are low-calorie, aren't they?)
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Old 05-17-2014, 03:37 PM   #64
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A struggle for me is realizing that little changes can bring results. I have to remind myself to just put one foot in font of the other. Also being at the "tail end" of 40, I may take longer & be more sore. And that soreness may last longer.
I WILL NOT GIVE UP!!! I still have too much I want to do in my 50s+!!!!
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Old 05-18-2014, 04:44 PM   #65
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Managed to enjoy WAY too much wine last night and stayed up WAY too late. I am doing weight watchers and 3 days into my week have no extra points left. Sigh. Back on track today.
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:57 AM   #66
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Mon-Sun average was 156.4, with a 4.5# range. I might have tangled with something that aggravated a sensitivity - there were a number of unusual meals that weren't overly big but might have hidden an artificial color or two. Plus TOM. I'm hoping this could set the stage for a magnificent whoosh this week as long as I keep up my end of the bargain. I logged at least 10 hours of solid, heavy yardwork this weekend, so it definitely wasn't a matter of sitting on my fanny. FORWARD!!!
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:29 AM   #67
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I've just entered the, "Don't get frustrated the scale is staying steady or gaining for the next two weeks" phase. And that's MAYBE... as I can never know if I will ovulate or not. This last month was textbook weight loss FOR ME. But with perimenopause, who knows if it will be again THIS month.

It's much, much, much more likely that I will stray or overeat in the half of the month that I don't see losses on the scale, even though I KNOW that half my losses visible for the month are earned during this two week stall-out where I just hold more water... It gets hard to remind the other part of my brain about that! I almost NEVER have a problem staying on target during the part of the month I'm losing every, single, day for 10-12 days!
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:30 AM   #68
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Our family is having a lot of struggles lately, none of which are weight related. We are all feeling completely overwhelmed for different reasons and our nerves are all stretched taut as a violin string. Some of the struggles are temporary (end of the school year, finals, social calendar teeming with activities, etc.) but there is at least one very serious family issue which is not going to go away and is going to take some time for us to deal with emotionally. Ugh. Between the family problems and my botched permanent eyebrows I haven't slept well in two weeks.

I have been tempted to self-medicate with food (there was PIZZA in the house yesterday) but I decided to eat a couple extra hard boiled eggs instead.

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Old 05-20-2014, 07:34 PM   #69
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I need to be reminded that there are too many calories in beer and in various other adult drinkies to be getting all jiggy with them all the time. Sigh.

Edited to add: Also, STOP WITH THE FRITOS MRS. SNARK.
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Old 05-23-2014, 08:00 AM   #70
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Oh, Fritos ... hear ya! One of the very few junk foods with a short ingredient list - you could do a whole lot worse!

Two major hurdles coming up. First one is an annual morel mushroom extravaganza tonight. I'm gonna eat it. All of it. It's going to be a 3 hour dinner with friends and wine - and I will love every second. Here's a link if you like food porn and loooove mushrooms: http://www.hollyhotel.com/events.html.

Second is our annual Indy 500 BBQ on Sunday - we'll have a lot of guests at the house, too much beer, and general rowdiness. This isn't as big a deal, actually - I will be on my feet all day doing hostess stuff and aside from getting into the artichoke/bacon dip too deep, it's usually not that awful. My strategy is going to involve a huge platter of raw veggies.

And I'm still getting on the scale each and every day, regardless.
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Old 05-24-2014, 01:24 PM   #71
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weekend with no BF (recent break up) and no kids (they are with their dad). I am going to have alot of ALONE time and I have to learn not to eat to fill the void). so far so good...took a walk with friends, did a little shopping and now i'm filling up my time with chores that i have been putting off. May go to a BBQ tomorrow which means temptation but I will do my best to make good choices.
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:29 PM   #72
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You are doing good Zumba!
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:44 PM   #74
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Hello ladies. I have not been around for a while but I am still struggling with my weight.
I have kept most of the original 60lbs I lost a couple years ago off but have gained as much as 20lbs back. I am working on losing 10-15 more to get back to my original goal weight. I will do well for a while and then life happens or I get sick of dieting and up the weight goes.
I really need to find a lifestyle this summer where I am in the losing mode and not screw it mode. Last summer I enjoyed myself a little too much and that is where the 20lbs came from.
I have a lot of changes coming my way this summer and boy is it stressful for me. I am trying to take the changes one at a time but I have a terrible habit of thinking and worrying about them too much which makes it worse.
IT is so nice to see I am not alone in working on the weight loss, it reinforces this is really a life long battle.
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Old 05-27-2014, 05:35 PM   #75
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I need to be reminded that there are too many calories in beer and in various other adult drinkies to be getting all jiggy with them all the time. Sigh.

Edited to add: Also, STOP WITH THE FRITOS MRS. SNARK.
My trouble as well. I'm a fan of Bourbon and Beer and that makes for a poor diet combination.
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