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Old 11-13-2002, 04:12 PM   #31  
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Hi Sandi: Congratulations on being so honest about what a lot of us try to ignore. I've often said "it's my metabolism", or other comments to indicate that somehow my weight is not my fault. I recently "came clean" with myself, too, and admitted to myself that the food choices I make and the lack of exercise are what got me in this predicament. You have a lot to be proud of. It looks as though you've lost a good deal of weight so far. I know you have more to go but be proud of your success and let that be your motivation to keep on keeping on! Don't beat yourself up. Keep up the great work!
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Old 11-13-2002, 11:41 PM   #32  
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Sandi,
My heart is with you. I feel exactly what you have so articulately described. Knowing you need to change, but not knowing how to do it, and afraid of failing one more time. . .I know it well.

I just wanted you to know that I am with you.

YOU can do this!

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Old 11-14-2002, 07:37 AM   #33  
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Slightly OT, but for those who are having to really stretch the grocery dollar, have you considered the SHARE Program?? In return for 2 hours of volunteer work (and they are EXTREMELY generous in what is considered volunteer work) you can purchase groceries (fresh, wholesome foods and meats) valued at about $40 for $15. Each two hour block of volunteerism equals one unit of groceries. For example, volunteer 6 hours, get 3 grocery units for a total of $45. I don't have the website handy but put it in your search engine and see if there are local affiliates in your area. They are pretty much everywhere, I think.
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Old 11-14-2002, 11:40 AM   #34  
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I've wanted to respond to this all week, but I have so much I want to say that it's going to take too long & I don't want to get caught surfing. So I will be back later, but for now:



Oh & we live 15 minutes from the SHARE warehouse--they have excess food buy once a month on Mondays--all the units that don't get sold, they sell off item by item.
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Old 11-14-2002, 12:29 PM   #35  
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I'd love more info about that SHARE program - google is turning up nothing when you just type in SHARE
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Beth Anne--Took some wrangling to find it again, but here's the address:

www.choicead.com/shareaffiliates.htm

Good Luck!! Let me know what you find out.
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I will be back later
And now that I've re-read the thread, everyone pretty much said what I was thinking, and I feel the same. I can't hide anymore. I'm tired of making excuses for myself. No one is going to lose the weight for me. In fact, I'm going to see a new dr. There is nothing wrong w/getting a second opinion about being 28 years old & being on blood pressure meds.

About people eating stuff that you had "saved":

In my family, there was a different dynamic going on: whoever opened the "treats" was seen as the weaker one. There could be Oreos on the counter, and my friend would say, "Ooh, let's have some!" and I'd say, "No, let my stepdad open it." He'd wait for me to open them. I'd wait for him to open them. Usually my mom would be the one to open them. Ah, gotta love mind games.
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about the share program - bummer my state doesn't participate. but thanks for the info!
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I hear you BA - neither does mine.
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Would it be possible for you to find out what it would take to get that organization going in your community? I think it's a wonderful way to feed a family and/or supplement your pantry and still give something back to your community.
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