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Old 09-30-2012, 10:23 AM   #421
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Hi Luca! Hope you are having a great weekend!

Great for you that you are figuring out your eating patterns. Obviously it's showing on the scale since it's going down. SUPER!!!

Looking forward to your next update,

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Old 10-04-2012, 03:36 PM   #422
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10.4

This morning I weighed in at 159.8.
I feel ok about the choices I am making but I have been so stressed out lately...My after school routine and morning routine has been so stressful. the morning is so difficult to get everyone up and ready-leaves little or no time for me to get going-I am becoming late and there is major traffic on the highway I travel, AND the parking lot at my 4 yr olds school is under construction which means I have to walk thru a muddy mess with the kids every morning....

After school, I feel like everyone is whiny and does not do what they are supposed to do....it seems so tense around here. By the time I get everyone to bed-kids are in trouble and I have no energy to do school work. Some days I just want a big bowl of mac and cheese and a yodel....ugh....anyway sorry for ranting...off to do laundry...
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:38 PM   #423
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I know all about the kid drama...mine have been fiesty for awhile now and it's driving me bananas.

Take it easy.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:12 PM   #424
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Luca,

I hope things get better for you.

The beautiful thing about having a journal is that you can rant whenever you want!

Take good care,

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Old 10-05-2012, 11:28 AM   #425
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Thanks ladies....yesterday was much better.
Hubby needs to get with it as well0even if he is not a morning person.
Getting 3 kids and myself ready for school and work by 7:00 am is too much for me....will type more later.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:38 AM   #426
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10.7

Today I weighed in at 161.8.

Ugh! All my fault! Being home is a MAJOR trigger for me...I am my most comfortably stressed out at home (if that makes any sense).

I am going to try and make up for Friday and Saturday negligence by eating really well today. This cannot happen all season-I think maybe when I am in maintainence I can eat "off" on the weekends but this eating off my plan-mindlessly-is never a good idea and especially when trying to lose 20 more pounds.

Hoping for a better day....

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Old 10-07-2012, 10:32 AM   #427
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10.7 cont.

Being much more productive today-so far I have not grabbed stuff to eat along the way BUT still have half the day to get thru...hoping to continue this.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:18 PM   #428
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Hi Luca,

Just checking in with you...how was the rest of your day yesterday? I blew it but am back on track today. That's the cycle sometimes, isn't it?

Have a great Monday!

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Old 10-08-2012, 04:38 PM   #429
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Hi Jenna,
I'd like to say I was great the 2nd half of the day BUT I wasn't. I am embarrassed to admit it too. I don;t know what my problem is? or maybe I do and I am not string enough to fight my "food demons". I hate it! I am on track today-detoxing. This cycling of good then bad is not going to let me lose weight.
I do know my days of having binges do not last as long as they used to. The good thing is I am scared to death of gaining any weight that I have lost over the past year....that fear is enough to get me back on track within a day.

But thanks for asking..how are you? What do you find to be your triggers?
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:11 AM   #430
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It's good that you have recognized where you tend to have more of the issues so you can focus on those in the future.

It's really hard to admit when you have messed up. I tend to hide or talk less on my journal when I am doing "bad" things for that very reason. By admitting it and being courageous you show strength in overcoming it.

I have binge cycles that are hard to get out of sometimes too, I think a lot of people do...you will defeat it and be back in the game in no time. Don't let it beat you up, you are human and will learn from it in the end.

Fight your demons friend, you got this.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:00 PM   #431
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So, today I weighed in at 159.8.
This might be TMI but I had a necessary bm last night and I ate well too-that may have been the trick.
Karen-you are right, recognizing my patterns is definitely a step ahead from where I was last year. I definitely can relate my feelings to that of an addict. There are times when I am eating the wrong stuff and I know it-I know it's not worth it, but I do it anyway. It drives me crazy....Food has become my best friend and worst enemy through the years. I just wish I could see it simply as fuel -enjoyable fuel, instead of something so fulfilling emotionally and yet depressing & regrettable other times....
This is why I believe losing weight is not just about "losing weight"...its really about so many other things... Thanks for listening!

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Old 10-09-2012, 05:39 PM   #432
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Hi Luca,

You and I have the same issues with food, my friend. I do see it as a friend/enemy. I too wish I could see it as just fuel.

My major trigger is alcohol. I like my wine, but as soon as I have some, even just a glass, it's like any self-control I had over eating goes out the window. I just need better self-control, I guess. Giving up my wine is not an option for me (a girl's gotta have something---).

We'll make friend. I just know we can do it in the end.

Have a great night!

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Old 10-10-2012, 07:04 AM   #433
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Yay! You're already back down.

My triggers are anything extra sweet and nuts. I always overdo the nuts if I do pre portion them out. And my emotions as well, I want to eat when I am feeling low and overwhelmed/stressed out.

Hope you're having a great week. We're half way through it already.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:11 AM   #434
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This morning I weighed in at 162.8.
I ate lots of salt last night-so I am not stressing about it and will be back on track today.
Lately, I have been having some anxiety issues. I think I am getting pretty bad headaches from it.
I know it's not great and I am trying to stay on top of it-but whenever I try to relax and enjoy moments, my mind always start thinking of the running list of things that need to get done. It can be exhausting and I can become some one not fun to be around...So, I am trying to "chill" out as best I can this week.
I guess it's just life of a mom-but I never want to look back and think I was always stressed out during the most fun years of my life and my kids.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:54 AM   #435
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Good morning Luca!

I know that feeling all too well and you are so right. It is important to enjoy these times with the kids, I need to remember that myself.

I hope you find that balance that works for ya and the anxiety levels down. One day at a time, I know you can do it.

Take care sweetie.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:31 AM   #436
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Thanks for the encouragement Karen.
Learning to cope with life's stresses while enjoying life's wonderful gifts is something I definitely need to find balance w.
I also need to learn better ways to cope with stress instead of using my drug of choice....food.


Thanks again.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:55 AM   #437
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I weighed in at 158.6 today.
I feel good except I think I am getting sinus headaches.
Today I am just tired of being at work and co-worker drama. Some days I just feel like I need to be home and just take care of my family.
Ughh....I know that staying focused on my health is what I need to keep in perspective, especially through the holidays. I am thinking about seeing a talk therapist again. I feel like I can't get a handle on my stress. I get periods of being ok but then I get overwhelmed and sometimes upset or angry. This behavior can either lead to me A. eating or B. getting moody and then EVERYONE feels that.
So-we'll see.....
hope you are all doing well out there !
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Old 10-19-2012, 04:32 PM   #438
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Today I weighed in at 157.6.
Yay! I will take it and hope for a good weekend!
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:31 AM   #439
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Weighed in at 160.2 this morning. (too much salt again-not enough water)

I'm ok with the fluctuation.
I was real lazy yesterday but i needed a day like that. But today, that means I need to be on it. I am keeping a close eye on my sinus headaches...will go to dr. if I am still getting them this week.
Going to make a cup of coffee now and a to -do list.
Then off to the shower to start the day.
Hope all is well with everyone-haven;t heard from Jenna? u still there?
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:31 PM   #440
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Weighed in at 159.8 this morning.
I am starting to feel a "pull" from home, like I need to take a day off and get organized at home. The holidays (can't believe I wrote that) will be here soon enough and I have things to do!
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:20 AM   #441
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Hi Luca,

I am indeed still around! Great to get caught up with you. Sounds like you are making good progress getting down into the 150s, awesome!!! It takes so long to get those darn numbers down sometimes.

I understand the pull from home. I work part-time but I've been full-time for the past few weeks and things are a mess at home. I am glad that I have the next few days off to just get things organized again.

Glad to be back, and I'll look forward to reading your blog again!

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Old 10-25-2012, 08:52 AM   #442
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Hey there Jenna! So glad you are back! Will you be permanently workign full time? It's tough. I love teaching but sometimes wish I could do it part-time...I could never afford that. How has your eating been?
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:56 AM   #443
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Today I weighed in at 157.
This is great. Tomorrow I will be going to the dr. about my headaches/sinus issues. I am thinking I will take the whole day off because we have a busy weekend and my house is a mess! We are getting some minor work done on our ceilings in our living room but it has caused some craziness in the house.
Amid all this, I would like to keep all my eating habits in control. I joined a "challenge" on LCF and hopefully I can lose my 10 pounds before the New Year or at least get in the 140's??? We'll see...
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:39 AM   #444
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Hi again Luca!!

157---wow! You are doing great!!!

I have been working part-time for a while because my DH had a really great job. Now he is unemployed since February so I am transitioning from part to full-time while he is back to school (CPA certification) for a while until he gets another job. I would rather stay at home but you do what you gotta do.

Talk to you soon! Thanks for asking about me!

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Oh my goodness. You are doing so great!
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:24 PM   #446
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Today I weighed in at 161.4 ?? Again, I know it is the weekend, extra salt and some Halloween candy

I WILL be back on track today and this week. We have a hurricane headed our way and I am trying get things done around here, including shopping, cooking, etc.
I made sauce for the family, jalapeno poppers for me, and plan on making spinach lasagna, cream cheese muffins, and tuna salad.
Schools are already closing for a few days-so if all goes ok, I want to plan on getting some paperwork, school work and organizing done.
Hope everyone stays safe and calm...
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:41 PM   #447
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Hi Luca!

I have been thinking about you, wondering how you are with that nasty storm your way. I hope all is well.

I am doing fine, holding steady with the weight and with life in general.

Talk to you soon!!

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Old 11-02-2012, 10:12 PM   #448
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Ugh---so, I have had no power since Monday.
I have been staying w/ my MIL-she's great but I cannot food shop and had to get rid of basically all the food I had in my house. I have eaten HORRIBLE foods in the past 5 days and I think gained 6 pounds!!!! I have been constipated, moody, and have broken out. I know of people who lost their homes down the shore and everything seems so depressing....
Need my home back, a routine and my LCF now more than ever. I can't drown all my sorrows and frustrations out on food!

Saying prayers for the East Coast right now...
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Oh, Luca---that's a tough situation that you are in, being at the MIL's house. I can hear your frustration. I hope that you get power back ASAP and back on track with everything. I am praying for you.

Take care, friend, and I'll check in with ya again soon!

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Oh Luca, this storm has everyone all out of sorts. At my weightloss meeting this week 75% of us gained...and we all think it was because our routines were so messed up with the storm.
My parents are down the shore right now, they own a remodeling company and they have a couple of clients with houses down there. They are ripping out dry wall and flooring for them since the bottom floors of the houses are all flooded. They said the scenes are just devastating.

Hope you get electricity soon!
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