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Old 07-23-2013, 06:41 AM   #511
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Thanks, Deb! I feel like a winner. I wasn't able to walk this morning due to some diagnostics at a clinic I needed to do first thing this morning. I can already feel my body is missing the exercise. In one short week, my body has turned from not wanting to move at all to why aren't we moving this morning? The experiment continues. I had a mid day yesterday. Still under 1200 calories. I had around 1100 calories. My DH made my favorite, shepards pie which has around 700 calories a serving. Since I knew that was the case I did not eat until supper time. I had a serving and 1/3 because I felt like I needed to keep eating. After finishing both plates; I was bloated and extremely full. I have come to hate the feeling of being full. I prefer the feeling of emptiness. So, prior to going to bed; I could feel the hunger pangs. Is it strange that I "like" going to bed hungry? I like the fact that my tummy was empty and so i knew that while I slept; it would be burning fat instead of my meal I remember an episode of Oprah where she said that was her favorite feeling at night. I admire Oprah. Like me she has battled her whole life with her weight. Ups and downs alike...Will keep going and thinking about what to do tonight for exercise. Perhaps the pool...the boys have been clawing at me to take them to the pool, but with TOM in the house I haven't felt like it. Here's to a beautiful day and healthiness!
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:52 AM   #512
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That is so wonderful Jen!! I also prefer the feeling of emptiness or close to it, especially before bed. HATE feeling full. Well the amount of cals I have been eating these past 2 weeks, I have that FULL feeling too much!

The good thing is that we can adjust that!..

Happy you are on the exercise trail!!! This is the answer for me, hope it is for you too!..
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:21 AM   #513
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Yeah!! I'm dreaming about when I can get out and walk or do some activity with the kids when I get home. Sitting at a desk job has got to be the worst! I have been looking at the exercise boards a lot lately. Just for motivation...not really interested in any challenges. There is so much that can be found on youtube and just putting your body in motion. I look forward to each day now. I cannot be thankful enough. I have taken my life back. I'll officially weigh in tomorrow. I'm so glad to not be a daily weigher.
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:24 AM   #514
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Yeah!! I'm dreaming about when I can get out and walk or do some activity with the kids when I get home. Sitting at a desk job has got to be the worst! I have been looking at the exercise boards a lot lately. Just for motivation...not really interested in any challenges. There is so much that can be found on youtube and just putting your body in motion. I look forward to each day now. I cannot be thankful enough. I have taken my life back. I'll officially weigh in tomorrow. I'm so glad to not be a daily weigher.
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:57 AM   #515
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congratulations on your new found motivation and excitement for life!
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:48 AM   #516
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Thanks Lexi! I am down 3.4 lbs today from 2 weeks ago. I'm not going to count the gain from TOM, so a net of 3.4 in 2 weeks. I will definitely take it! I cannot say that I feel deprived or bored in any way with this new WOL. Each day I wake up happy to walk and happy to be alive. Which reminds me that I have passed my first goal of 10 lbs lost. Time to go shopping! Lol!!
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:57 AM   #517
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YES!! go Jen!! Great job. Just keep up your splendid work and you will get there!
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:11 PM   #519
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Celebrated with a cupcake and feta salad...stuffed! Lol
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:51 PM   #520
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Note to self--do not over do the sweets when you are stressed....it makes the tummy sick
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:59 AM   #521
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Hey Jen, you're doing so well...congrats on the loss!! AMAZING, you are..
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Good Morning Jen!! hope your evening went well and this morning also! I got my exercise in and hope you were able to also!..
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Good morning Shari and Deb!! I feel much better. I think the stress yesterday got to me over my DH's business and just being disorganized for an important meeting yesterday. Once I got home, I ran a few errands and started the 3 yr old's nightly ritual. We have let him kinda do whatever since we moved and felt like he needed some extra TLC...honeymoon's over now. He's getting settled in more and really enjoys routine, hey-who doesn't??! Even with junk food, I still maintained to keep my cals under 1200. Honestly, I do not think I will do that again. The cupcake was not enjoyable, which is weird because I LOVE cupcakes. This one I felt like I was eating butter and salt. My taste buds must be hyper sensitive to sweet OR it could've been a bad cupcake Anywho, i think I will stick to Jamba Juice or something in the fruit group if I'm feeling particularly like I need to eat junk food from stress. My body will definitely thank me. Save the cupcakes for celebrations like birthdays and such...not good for stress eaters like me. LOL! I walked to work this morning and felt like I had a bottle of wine last night, which I did not...So, it was not an easy walk. Yesterday's walk was super easy. I felt like I could turn around and walk back home or at least keep going. I'm hoping to fill my body with good nutritious food today so I can feel like that again tomorrow on my walk. My body will definitely thank me.
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If im "cheating" or eating a dessert and its not everything i'd ever dreamed or wanted it to be i just don't eat it. its not worth it at all if it doesn't taste amazing. its hard to remember to do that once you've made room calorie wise for it or already accepted that you were going to eat it.
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:53 AM   #525
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Lexi, there were a few times that I was going to throw it away...i counted three...i just need to listen to my body and be okay with throwing away food.
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I just realized that I lost a sack of potatoes in weight. Wanted to give an update to how my body is feeling since I started walking a losing...
-I can run down the stairs instead of taking one step at a time
-I am able to tie my shoes
-I can comfortably sort myself in the restroom

These things were challenging 10 lbs ago. I cannot wait to be able to do more things. There is much to be said to be able to cross your legs, run down stairs, etc...

I just needed to put some things in perspective since I came back to LCF and began this journey again.
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congrats on all of those NSVs! you are doing wonderfully! KUTGW!
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Just stopping by to say hello! Sounds like you're doing great!

I am home from Seattle. I missed my LCFs, and am ready to settle in and WORK my plan!
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:44 AM   #529
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Weeeeeee!!!!! So glad your back. I cannot wait to see how you do on your next round, Jess!
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Thanks, Lexi. I'm feeling extremely hungry today, but I know it is not true hunger. I KNOW what true hunger feels like thanks to IF. My goal is to put lots of good greens and fruit into my body today! Wine counts!! Lol!!
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Great attitude Jen! You realized what feels good to your body and what definitely does not! It is a process!

Keep up the great work with walking every day!!
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Lol! Thanks, Deb!! Now if the cupcakes would disappear I would feel a lot better. Even though I didn't enjoy the one I had; the compelling desire to go try another...just in case is overwhelming me. Not gonna do that to my body though. Especially, right now...i'm highly stressed and bored with this job.

Update: One offer for employment I have accepted...now, the job of my dreams says they will be in touch any day to make an offer. Plus, met with a potential job that I have been working through since May. DH is having some good in business today. His business is very volatile and depends on confidence in the market (stock market). So, basically, if the Dow goes up; we're gonna have a nice evening. If it drops...watch out...lol! Also, I have been running out the door with nothing to eat each day...trying to make it to dinner time has been an eye opener. i've found so many moments of clarity. I have never been able to do this since starting IF. I played around with IF 6 months ago and finally found the right balance. I was trying to force it 6 months ago. No-no-no!! It has to be done in baby-steps or the body will rebel and start to binge...I did that in the beginning and quit. I'm glad i came back to it with a new attitude.
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Well what you had to say is very powerful! I totally agree with the fact that you can't force it. For anything, but especially IE. I love every second of the day now because I am doing it this way also!..

So your husband is in a high stress job and that sucks.. I hope the DOW is good to you today.. I have not checked..

Have a great evening Jen, and I know the right job is going to show itself to you!. You GOT THIS!!..
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Good morning Jen .. I am so glad youre doing such a great job exercising and all ... Ive been so busy these last couple weeks restarting this job, the stress of getting everything back to its prior run condition, and these 12hrs... I never imagined it would be this hard going back to whats supposed to be normal for me... I stopped by to drop off some luv on your journal...




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Good morning, Deb! Thanks for the love

I know you will get back into the groove...it may just take a little time to adjust

As for me, I completed week two of walking to work. I also did not get a ride from work yesterday and had to walk home. I rode the bus for 1/2 the walk, but let me tell you...1 mile walk in the hot blazing Texas sun is not pretty. I did it though and had to lay down when I got home! LOL!

So, 90 minutes of walking yesterday and 60 minutes so far today. DH lost a deal yesterday that cost him a lot of confidence. He felt like a failure I consoled him and gave him a JEN-PEP talk. I think it helped...of course, i poured him a few cocktails. Today's a new day. I hope things look up for him soon. I cannot celebrate my success when he is so unhappy

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Gosh, Jen--you are in such an introspective, wise place right now! Your hub is lucky to have you. I really identify with having a man with up and down moods related to his career. Dave is REALLY bad that way--drastically up and down, and after years of being the "emotional sponge" I am naturally pre-wired to be, I had to learn to separate myself from his (and everyone else's) moods. Remember, you can give a pep talk and make a cocktail, but you can't *fix* him or anyone else. Be grounded in your own challenges and your own successes, which puts you in a better place to be kind and helpful to others! (But you know this!)

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All will be well...

You have a wonderful weekend!! I'm heading to the paradise that is my backyard!!
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I love you guys. I can't "fix" him and I think I take on so much and forget to celebrate myself at times. I am feeling so happy these days and I'm sure he sees it. I think I might shave my legs this weekend. Finally can reach them without to much effort...Personal hygiene is a great NSV! Sorry if that was TMI...but this is definitely no time to be shy about what challenges I have. I want to look back one day and laugh at the craziness I shared. I also find humor in the fact that I walk a 30 minute mile. I find it humorous and will continue to have fun with this as long as it lasts. I am me and I am happy to be me. DH said I should get sick of the fat, tell it it's gross and cannot be part of me any longer. I have a different perspective: here's what i responded with "i am embracing it and watching it go away with happiness...i cannot tell part of myself that it is gross...so demotivating"
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here's what i responded with "i am embracing it and watching it go away with happiness...i cannot tell part of myself that it is gross...so demotivating"
Fabulous. It is a part of yourself to be embraced along with everything else. It was obviously doing something for you that you needed it to do. Now you don't, so you can let it go, with love!
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Hmmm...never thought about it that way before. Whatever I needed it for has certainly disappeared. The exercise definitely helps my frame of mind. I am eager to walk each morning. Jess you are awesome thanks for cheering me on.
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