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Old 12-12-2011, 05:59 AM   #31
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Thanks Chella-

Today I am 180.5. Had an awful weekend with food and carbs. I am going to pick myself and get going again. I am not sure why this all has such a hold on me? Anyone who thinks food is not an addiction like any other drug is very mistaken. I am very much addicted to sugar and carbs. Hoping for a good day...
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:57 AM   #32
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Stopping in to say "hi". Sounds like you had a successful party for your daughter and I'm sure she appreciated every minute!! Put it behind and move forward! You CAN DO IT!!
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:55 AM   #33
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thanks eyedoc...I have to put it behind me and get back into the flow-Thanks for checking in...I appreciate it.
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:29 PM   #34
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ughh 8:30....i am so hungry fro something sweet...wish i could just fall asleep had 2 pieces of cheese
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:28 AM   #35
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Well, I weighed 179.5 this morning. I did ok last night. I ate a little more cheese and pepperoni because I craved sugar so bad. I did not want to eat anything but the cravings were coming on so strong and I could not sleep. I am proud I did not give in to temptation and only ate low carb foods. I feel so very tired today as I did last night. I guess this is the "re-induction" of the flu again. I hate that I started this merely 2 weeks ago and I am back at it again because I failed this weekend. I know dwelling on the past is not conducive so I won't but I think it is important to recognize how lousy I feel and so I do not do this again.
Hoping for another good day and some extra energy to get me through today and the next few days & weeks. Christmas is coming and with 3 little ones , I really want to make the holidays something special for them.
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:49 AM   #36
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ugh..

barely 2 hours into work and I want to eat -co-worker made an annoying comment and I am so annoyed with them!!! I have to remember not to let anyone interfere with my progress. My goal is to get to 150-155 pounds by the spring. I cannot let anyone deter me. I need to stay focused. This is also why I love this site. It helps keep me on track....
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:51 PM   #37
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did better at work-home now-eating some extra cheese because I am having cravings again. trying to stay at 20 carbs max... hoping for the night to go smoothly
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Old 12-14-2011, 07:29 AM   #38
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Well today my scale seems to not be working. As I got on the scale it said I weighed 237.5 pounds and my 3 year old weighed 0 pounds.

I think this could be a temporary good thing. I can get kind of caught up in the whole numbers game on the scale. I think just focusing on my food and health and then one day soon (maybe 2 weeks) check the scale. I think I get sometimes too excited when the weight drops and too down when it goes up or stays the same. We shall see....hoping for a good day today....
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:30 AM   #39
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ugh

cravings for sugar right now-candy jar in the building....would love to have a snickers or small piece of chocolate right now. The cocoa almonds are not cutting it. I would love to have my bbq wings right now too. That is for sure my savory go to food this past month. They taste yummy and keep my cravings away for a while.
few more hours....
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:30 AM   #40
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:37 AM   #41
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Well apparently my scale is working today?? My compulsion to check it came up as 178.5. I will take it. I definitely feel the need to start exercising again. I felt when I ran on the treadmill or even walked it would relieve me of anxiety and also help me relax and not think about food. I am not going to wait until New Years to make this a resolution either.

Hoping for another good day...
Thanks Psmiley! I did not eat anything from the candy jar...I am trying to keep success stories like you in my head...
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Old 12-15-2011, 12:13 PM   #42
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long day at work---cravings for sweets are subsiding but would like some wings or something...need food/fuel
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:28 AM   #43
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Well I think the scale read 177.5 today. I really want to be anywhere under 175 by the New Year. Today I sort of feel sad or down. Not sure why? I felt it as soon as I woke up. I then tried on size 14, stretchy type of jeans and seemed like they looked too tight on me. That made me feel a bit worse. I really want to stay focused and on plan with my eating. I predicted in the summer and early September that around this time of year it would be difficult for me to stay on track because of the holidays, work stress, family stress and just the time of the year in general. I definitely tend to get the "blues" around now. I think I get that from my mom. I was hoping as an adult and as a mother that I would not replicate any of her behavior but sometimes it seems to be true. She never seems to find happiness even when it is right in front of her. I try very hard to not get like that. My eating issues are definitely meshed with my emotional issues. They are different but the same....if that makes any sense. Sometimes I think I need an additional supplement to maybe regulate my moods better. One thing I have learned about myself is that I tend to dwell in the past or focus on the future too much. Losing weight the lc way has helped me stay in touch with today and has given me energy to enjoy the day. Hoping some of my "blues" change. Hoping for a good day with good choices by focusing on my goals....
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:14 AM   #44
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ate a nice blt cobb salad from wendys with a diet coke-hoping to make good choices the rest of the day...throat is starting to hurt-hope I am not coming down with a cold...
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Old 12-16-2011, 07:51 PM   #45
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Hi Luca! Have you ever tried anything to regulate your moods? I have a lot of anxiety and I know my Cymbalta really helps! My mom has one of those lamps for seasonal affective disorder and she sits under it while she drinks her coffee in the morning and that helps her.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend. You can be under 175 for the New Year.
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Old 12-17-2011, 04:49 AM   #46
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My scale is Done... but I am officially sick. Sore throat, head and nose congestion,,,maybe that is why I have been so achy and tired. I plan on drinking lots of fluids and broths today. Have no interest in food...
I need to feel better before the holidays-I was suppose to X-mas shop today

Thanks Psmiley-I am keeping a close eye on my moods, especially during this woe and journaling. I wonder sometimes if it is a mood disorder or just the way I am? I am very friendly and for the most part outgoing with others but those moods affect me the most when I am alone or just at home with hubby and kids. I have heard about seasonal lamps too.
Thanks again...
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:00 AM   #47
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Today my scale (not sure if its accurate anymore) read 178. I am terribly sick again and I am taking my husband antibiotic that he did not use. I think this is why I was also feeling down. I hated feeling lethargic and irritable. Interestingly enough, I thought I would not eat as much this weekend because of it but I did have an appetite. I kept with low carb for the most part except for a nibble a few times. That upset me that I could not control that. Trying to have a better week and get through the holidays without gaining, actually hoping to lose.
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Old 12-19-2011, 04:36 PM   #48
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so sick-not going to work tomorrow. Hoping to stay strong thru this and the holidays. I really like how I feel when I eat LC and although I had hoped to have lost more weight than I have, I am hoping to continue and stay in track.
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Old 12-20-2011, 04:34 AM   #49
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I hope you feel better very soon. I've been struggling all week too both with emotions and staying on plan, hoping to do better from today. When I don't , it just seems to make everything else worse. Sending good thoughts your way
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:01 AM   #50
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:47 AM   #51
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Not sure how much I weigh today (awful new scale). Feeling better today after A VERY rough night with my bronchial infection. Hoping to get back into the swing of things-not going to work today. Trying to feel better and maybe even get things done. I have to say I was reading some thread last night and many of them were inspiring. I find this site and journal very helpful. Hoping for a good day.
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:39 AM   #52
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Feeling better today-still sick. I think I am t 174.5. That makes me really happy except I am not sure if that was because I was sick. Hoping to make good choices today. Feeling more energetic really helps me.
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:43 PM   #53
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Hey, if you gotta be sick you might as well enjoy the perk of losing weight

I hope you make good decisions today too and I hope you feel all better!
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Old 12-22-2011, 06:31 AM   #54
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Today I am 174. This is about 30 pounds less since I started in July.
I am very happy about it and strangely nervous-I have about 25-30 to go and don't want to slip up and EVER be where I was before.

It took me longer than I wanted to but I will take it. I am learning more about what my body and mind reacts to during this process and this is definitely becoming a journey that is an everyday self-learning process. Hoping to not get ahead of myself and to keep going strong.
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Thanks Psmiley-your words of wisdom and encouragement are great!
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:57 AM   #56
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Today I weighed in at 174.5.
I am determined to stay focused during the next week. I want to stick to plan and maybe exercise. I am feeling anxious over from the holidays and I know that triggers some bad habits for me...hoping for a good day.
I think focusing on one day at a time helps me.
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Old 12-24-2011, 05:05 AM   #57
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You are doing great! I know you can make it through the holidays, especially with your success this week!
Stay strong! And if you happen to go off plan --- just come right back here, tell us, and get back on plan.

Happy Holidays! I enjoy reading your blog. It makes me know that I am not alone in my daily struggles!
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Old 12-24-2011, 07:34 AM   #58
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Today I weighed in at 176. Not sure why, I think it's water retention from the cheese I ate yesterday. That bums me out because I am slowly realizing even though eating LC is the best plan for me, I still have to reign in some of my eating. So, I am choosing NOT to get completely bummed out about the little jump in weight. I am choosing to recognize how I gave away ALL my chocolate and sweets that I got as presents from students. (last year I did not)
I have a party to attend tonight and I plan on staying on plan-positive changes.

I also found out I will be going to a wedding this summer in July and I REALLY want to wear something sexy--I have NEVER wore a sexy anything, anywhere. I really want to get through these holidays and winter months and move on with my weight loss. I am sick of looking back and dwelling in the past. I am 37 and want to be the best mom/wife/person I can be with energy and vitality. I really believe I can't do that with extra weight on me. Losing the weight I have so far has been a lot of work but the reward of fitting into clothes, standing up straighter and taller has been so worth it.

PSmiley- thanks so much. I like reading your posts too. This site has been so helpful in my journey. Happy Holidays!

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Old 12-25-2011, 07:34 AM   #59
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Weighed in at 178.5! Not letting it get me down enjoyed and enjoying the day with families. Ate sweets last night-ughh.
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Old 12-26-2011, 05:21 AM   #60
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I weighed in at 176.5 this morning. I am not going to "shout" out how I will stay on track at any costs because apparently, I am weak- and normal. I gave in to temptations but I still think in past ears I would of done worse. Still feeling under the weather too. This is a very long running cold. I have the week off with the kids and dh. I have a long to-do list this week. I also have 3 times where I will be out this week for dinner & lunch. I realllllly want to start exercising again soon. I did feel so good when I do.
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