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Can't stop eating....

Friday, December 30, 2016

I can't seem to stop eating a lot in between meals....and at meals. I eat so much more than I need to...and not "good" foods. I know what to do...I just can't seem to execute it. I still go to the gym I joined earlier this year, but it's not helping me lose weight because I haven't changed one thing about how I eat...and I've probably gotten worse. I do feel better in some ways and even miss the gym when I can't get there and I'm proud of myself for sticking with the gym. Why oh why oh why can't I get on track with eating??? Tracking just shows me that I overate...ugh!!! I used to love to track and stick to it...not so much any more. Well....tomorrow's another day. I don't do resolutions; I take it day by day.....
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  • DDOORN
    I'm a strong believer in food being 90% of how we lose weight, physical activity only 10% in my opinion.

    Although workouts DO tone and lose inches!

    Substitute safe veggies for gnoshing...that's usually what I do when my mouth is getting the better of me.

    Going public is the first step, now you just KNOW ya gotta follow through and do what ya know ya gotta do! :-)

    Don
    1187 days ago
  • GETTO140
    Thank you all for the pep talk! Yes...I've been using Sparkpeople for a very long time.....since it started. My goal weight then was to get down to 140 pounds and I got to 142 (I'm actually one of the motivators here)....then I got some nasty flu or something. Got better...then I got pneumonia and afib. Took weeks to get over the pneumonia. I've never gotten over the afib. After that, I fell and broke one wrist and sprained the other. I basically stopped exercising and the downward spin began. I can see now they are excuses at this point...reasons at the time.

    Yes...I will read some motivator stories, take things one day at a time, celebrate the accomplishments I have made and carry on!

    Last night we went to a friend's house who we have seen since the spring. She has lost a lot of weight and looks fantastic! Her method...eating 3 healthy, proportioned meals a day and 2 healthy snacks a day. She is a motivator!!!

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    1190 days ago
  • SURVIVOR61
    Stop beating yourself up and focus on what you have accomplished...Hey ! YOU, yes you joined a Gym and You stuck with it!!
    Wow! emoticon that is something I would have not done at first. I am one of those gals that would have to drop 20 pounds at first before going... Go ahead and give yourself a pat on the back. You deserve it.

    Now it's time to start reflecting on what didn't happen in 2016 and make a new GOAL LIST... Keep it simple.

    1. Try a short workout in small bursts. Even five minutes work when you start feeling the need to munch. Get a hobby, read a book, crochet, call up your work out buddy.

    2. Try a new recipe, submit your own healthy recipe.

    3. Eat a healthy breakfast every day.

    4. Drink your water. Start out slow, aim for 3-4 and work your way up to 8 cups a day.

    5. Read Motivational Spark Pages you will enjoy it and find motivation to keep going.

    6. Track your food in a Food journal every day.

    7. Update your Spark Page for the New Year.

    8. Share your goals...[ with a friend, spouse or even a team mate or in a blog.]

    9. Aim to exercise for at least 10 minutes. [Aim to start here]

    10. Find a Work Out buddy [That's can be a teammate, family member or your best friend.]

    11. Take a walk. Don't worry about how long or far you go, just get out there!

    12. Create a motivational collage. Include pictures of your goals and reasons why you want to get there. [Since this is, more or less, a one-time activity, You can save it to work on in the New Year.]

    13. Go shopping for some healthy foods, take your time, look for recipes, most grocery stores offer free recipe cards.

    14. Check the nutrition facts before you go out to eat, you can do this on-line or call the restaurant a head of time to see if they can provide you the information.

    15. Ride your bike if you own one, ride in a nearby park, go on a family outing.

    16. Work in the yard, when you start feeling a daytime binge coming on.

    17. Take the stairs. [As often as Possible]

    18. Rack up those Spark Points - aiming for 100 points

    19. Listen to an inspirational song.

    20. Re-start your Spark People program. [Staying on Track--at least in a few areas]

    21. Measure your portions all the time every time, do not get into Portion Distortion.

    22. Eat a piece of fruit twice a day and aim for 3 veggies.

    23. Slow down during meals. [I'm almost always the last one 2 finished.]

    24. Play! Just do what kids call "play," we adults often call "exercise".

    25. Learn something new. [ Try Reading SP articles or taking SP Quizzes]

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    Love always your sister in Christ Jesus
    Jill [Motivators Motivational team]
    survivor61

    1190 days ago
  • STEVENKIND
    With that many sparkpoints, I should think you have had some successes. They all can't be blogging points!! My end of year kicker is a book by Mel Robbins-Stop saying your fine. She can be rather...blunt about moving towards what you want. Thanks-Steve

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    1190 days ago
  • CAZADORES
    One day at a time is the way to go!
    1190 days ago
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