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Old 07-16-2016, 04:22 PM   #1  
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Question What Are Your Biggest Weight Loss Obstacles?

If you Have obstacles in your way of weight loss what Are they ?

* with a new job, 2nd job actually, my problem has become less of a problem Except :

1. Lack of Energy during the hot seasons.

2. Lack of friends to go workout with or take a walk with.

3. PMS cravings 1 week prior to my menses.

4. New sales job that has weekly fringe benefits of free goodies that are chuck full of calories,
sugar, fats, and very tempting too.

It's hard to say "No" to free chocolate cake w/ oodles of
thick , and decadent chocolate frosting too. Especially when I walk into our employee
lounge and no one else is in the room w/ the free cake except me, myself, and
I...Gulp...(My new "Gulp War Syndrome")---

if i survive my temptations at work i will write
a Psy.D thesis on this newly discovered EAP issue of, "How to land a plane( employee)
being piloted on sugar, fats, and post binge anxiety anxiety."

I feel like the handsome actor on the laundry detergent commercial,
"REALLY? Oh you must be kidding me.....gobble,gobble,gobble.......Willie Bird style fast
binge and bolt on outta the lounge. New, "Type, A" , snacking pattern, while at work....

But so busy have lost 10 lbs
since I was hired just few months ago, yey.

5. No longer eating large meals at mealtime, esp when working several days in a row at my
new sales job. I hate eating food in front of people in crowded room.

i eat lightly, and
then go mall walking w/ extra Nervous post meal Energy/Anxiety???

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Old 07-16-2016, 05:42 PM   #2  
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1. Food makes me feel good. That's really the one and only issue for me.
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Old 07-18-2016, 05:35 AM   #3  
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I have two. One is my thyroid. I have medication but I'm not convinced it really sets everything right. Number two would be how much I enjoy food and eating with people. I am now on vacation and have lots of trips with friends and family planned. Eating together and celebrating that togetherness is just so special. Luckily I am often in control of what food there is which make better choices possible.
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Emotional eating is my only obstacle. Whether it be from sadness, anger, stress or even happiness - it all leads me to food. I have to really hold back because it's like an automatic response to nearly every situation.

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Old 08-21-2016, 11:45 AM   #5  
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mine are:

1 - my husband and I like our nightly drinks and seem to hang out with peeps that like to hang out in bars. I've been ordering water lately and have decided that I don't drink before 5 pm. Save a few calories.

2 - I like working out but I injure easily (both knees are shot) so I go gang busters and then I have to stop for a while for me knee to heal. Like now - I do low impact aerobics / stretches and twisted wrong the other day. I do what I can in the mean time.

3 - I'm pre-diabetic (I know I shouldn't be drinking at all - I'm working on it)
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Old 09-12-2016, 09:23 AM   #6  
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Mine is sugar. I'm so totally addicted to it. Starting a detox today. I got up and drank a big bottle of water with a scrambled egg breakfast. Trying to stay busy so I don't think about it too much.
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1. I tend to be my own worst enemy.

2. My "All or Nothing" attitude.

3. Commitment and dedication when the going gets super tough.
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Old 11-03-2016, 07:14 AM   #8  
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1.)Thyroid condition-I had mine removed 2009, because it was enlarged, now I very low metabolism. Cannot tolerate the meds, so 'winging' it.
2.)Binging when in pain to make me feel better- I'm 65 years young and have issues with joint pain. Food makes me feel better, especially sweets. But it is such a double edge sword. Because the extra lbs and sugar actually, in reality aggravate my arthritis and joint issues!
3.)Sugar cravings!
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Old 11-14-2016, 01:22 PM   #9  
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1. My biggest obstacle now, in dieting, is portion control. I want to eat too much.

2. I also have to incorporate more fruits and vegetable to my eating plan.

I have done several things, the last couple of months, to improve my ability to lose weight. Drinking more water daily, decreasing how much pop I drink, like waaaaaaay down, Improving the situation with my health, cortisone shots in my knees, improving my heart and lung health. My ability to exercise is improving. I hate exercising but I also know, I've got to add this to my weight loss plan.
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Old 11-17-2016, 08:55 AM   #10  
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Default Weight Loss Challenges

1. Too much time in front of TV
2. Great at talking myself out of taking a walk, going to the gym....
3. Love to eat and like others big emotional eater...especially stress eating
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Old 12-07-2016, 05:35 AM   #11  
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Hi! My biggest issues are also emotional eating and that I seem to feel really "full" to stop eating. That means that I favor fatty food like peanuts or cheese.
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Old 12-23-2016, 01:30 PM   #12  
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Sacrifices will have to be made for a change, you just have to decide for yourself if you want to reap the benefits ? The change should be gradual.
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Okay here are my biggest obstacles.

1) Sugar, there are days that I think about sweets all day long. Usually pastries, cake (the kind with buttercream frosting), Mrs. Fields cookies, cheesecake from the Cheesecake factory. I'll stop there, I am making myself hungry.

2) Eating when I am stressed, angry, bored, etc.

3) Falling back on old habits..."I'll just have one more bite" turns in to a mouthful or more, not saying no to the office treats.

One day at a time.
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Mine is time management. I have 2 dogs to walk daily. They take a lot of time as one is an older dog and can take short walks, then the other dog needs a longer walk, so by the time that is done, and I work a job, it seems like there is not much time for my power walks! I'm working on it though and the good news is I am getting my back yard fenced this spring. That will help a lot! In the meantime I walk when I can and I do love my walks!
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Old 05-02-2017, 05:53 PM   #15  
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mine are:

1- I'm an emotional eater, eat when stressed, bored, angry etc - the last few years I've had an enormous amount of stress & got in bad eating habits when stressed or sick.
2- health problems limit how much exercise I can do & I often have periods of being unwell and unable to exercise or move much due to ill health
3- I don't enjoy cooking, its a chore.
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