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Old 06-23-2014, 07:22 AM   #106
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Thanks for the reminder, Zumbachica! I think I've been "Cheezit sober" for about 3 weeks. I can hear them calling about 2pm just about every day, though. . Resistance is NOT futile!
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Old 06-24-2014, 08:44 PM   #107
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It's been so hard to get my eating on track. I've been going to the gym and tracking my food. I keep caving in at night to candy or extra food I don't need. Ack.. My stomach is jutting out like the old days...I miss my flat stomach! I've got to give up the sugar and night time eating!
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Old 06-25-2014, 12:08 AM   #108
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It's been so hard to get my eating on track. I've been going to the gym and tracking my food. I keep caving in at night to candy or extra food I don't need. Ack.. My stomach is jutting out like the old days...I miss my flat stomach! I've got to give up the sugar and night time eating!
night time is hard for me too. I am "on" all day with my daughter (age 4) and i think when she finally goes to sleep, it's like part of my "me time" - being hungry. I just want to relax and not be needed. I almost always snack after she goes to bed. But, I try to keep it to on plan snacks and if I'm feeling extra snacky i will try to busy myself as far away from the kitchen as possible. Tonight I've been holed up in my office just surfing the net to keep myself out of the kitchen.
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:35 PM   #109
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Staying away from the kitchen at night is a must! I always regret going there in the late evening. I think I also view eating treats as "me time" with all the kids at home and no quiet space right now.
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:48 AM   #110
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All right, I confess - I've got a major problem with the chip/cracker world. I need some suggestions for a crunchy/SALTY combo (yes, I am one of the lucky sodium nonsensitives) that won't blow a calorie budget. I'm limping along with celery and salsa, half-heartedly and I NEED NEW OPTIONS!!! Help!!
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Old 07-06-2014, 12:36 PM   #111
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All right, I confess - I've got a major problem with the chip/cracker world. I need some suggestions for a crunchy/SALTY combo (yes, I am one of the lucky sodium nonsensitives) that won't blow a calorie budget. I'm limping along with celery and salsa, half-heartedly and I NEED NEW OPTIONS!!! Help!!


Have you tried those dried seaweed snacks?? They are salty, crunchy, ridiculously low in cals, and for me - really scratch the salty/crunchy itch. Even my 3 kids love them. They sell them at costco here, as well as most asian food stores.
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Old 07-14-2014, 12:23 PM   #112
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I am really struggling this month with my weight loss. I started out good, lost a few pounds at the beginning of the month but THE FOOD! I'm making bad choices out of convenience. I just want to be skinny again and I'm tired of having to work at it. I think about it all the time. I hate looking in the mirror. I look better when I just think about what I look like than when I actually look in the mirror haha! In my mind I look the way I did when I was 145lbs even though I'm 159lbs! Of course that's not what other people see.
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:04 AM   #113
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FitFanny - I've been struggling too. Going to the gym has actually been bad for me in the sense it gives me "permission" to eat whatever I like after a workout. I am feel really down right now seeing the stark numbers on the scale and how far I've regressed. It scares me how easy it was to pack on 20lbs again. I just hope I can take it off.
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:26 AM   #114
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kirsteng - thank you for the idea! I have those in the house already and they never crossed my mind (it's the KID's food!). D'oh!

I found my resolve yesterday morning after a long weekend of being off the rails with beer, burgers, and even a "final nail" turtle sundae on Sunday night. The scale showed me a number a mere half pound away from being overweight again. Out came the journal and the calorie chart - I put down 1605 calories of good nutritious food yesterday. And I am not going to get on the scale again for a while - I'll go with fit and feel. I know how I work - if I see a fast drop this week, I'll slack off.
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:59 AM   #115
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Struggle, struggle, boil, and bubble isn't that what Shakespeare wrote? Or something like that.

I've been treading water, basically, making some crappy high-cal food choices that force me to cut back on healthy foods to make up for the calories. This is never a good thing if it goes on for too long, it just isn't a sustainable daily diet.

Trying to clean up my act again. I had such a nice, healthy June, but July has been a cr@p shoot.
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