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Friday, June 05, 2015

Sometimes I think that if I just log into spark people every day the weight will come off. Still I am having difficulty getting any of it to budge. I walk about 10,000 steps a day. I manage a 100 bed nursing home. I am always on the floor walking lifting , pushing people in wheel chairs etc. I am resisting temptations when the doughnut man comes most of the time however I must confess I ate one while I was working nights Tuesday night.

So I have to face facts. I eat too much food in the evening. I am tired ...stressed.... and most of the time angry... My dear husband, who loves to cook, Has supper all fixed and so I eat and go to bed.

How am I going to change this pattern?
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    I have the same struggle :(
    2098 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13350111
    First off...thank you for doing the work you do! Senior care is an awesome vocation and I really appreciate what you do!

    Second off...I'm looking at what you wrote and what I see is a person who is nurturing herself the best way she can. Eating at night and crashing seems to be the most obvious way to take care of yourself when you get home after taking care of others.

    So I suggest ROTATING the pattern of nurturing. For example: studies show that being part of a community of like minded people will make you healthier and have more well-being. So clicking today will pay off tomorrow.

    Maybe you won't see the scale move, but you can see your muscles tone, your eyes sparkle with knowledge of a day well-spent, friends posting stories (like your blog did for me) that remind us each step gets us closer, and all the steps we take in combination darn near puts us on the winners' block.

    A doughnut once in a while can be the perfect weight-loss pill...you ate one, so you work harder next time. Or you login to sparkpeople, you read/see something that inspires you a week from now...and voila...you lose a pound.

    And one more thing...just being stressed out can cause your body to go into survival mode, and it is impossible to lose weight when our bodies think they are under attack.

    You can do this!
    2099 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/5/2015 1:16:30 PM
    Track your food and realize how many calories you may be getting. The only way I can lose is counting calories by tracking every morsel I eat. Only then did I realize I could consume in one meal more than 1200 calories. I now stay below 1500 for each day and am losing. It is easy to track food here on SP! emoticon
    2100 days ago
  • SNS1968
    Yeah, I've tried that to. Clicking "like" is apparently not exercise!
    2100 days ago
    Changing that pattern is NOT easy but, emoticon . Is there anything you do as a hobby that might keep you up a bit after dinner? Have you tried only putting measured portions on your plate? Maybe even tell hubby that while you love his cooking you would rather have it for lunch (in proper portions) and then eat a light dinner. It is HARD, I know, I have been there and while I am still struggling I have slowly been able to make a few changes. My sugar was out of control, but with help from diabetes educator & my doctor I am losing weight & getting my sugar back under control. I'll keep you in prayer & I wish you the best for success.
    2100 days ago
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