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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Well, our two month family seeing vacation is over and I “found” more pounds.

I got to hug and kiss on DD, oldest DS and g-kids that are out of state … and mom.

Oldest DS and I had a conversation and then I think he had a come to Jesus meeting with mom … if she wanted to see us, she needed to SEE us. See that I had lost weight due to changing my eating habits. See that when I spoke … I wanted to be heard.

Before we left … mom gave me a beautiful porcelain travel tea mug. I was … seen.

I also saw myself … eating out of old habits with stinkin’ thinkin’. For those who shared on my blogs … to go with the flow, being a little loose on my losing program wouldn’t make that big of a difference … YES it does. I have gained 25 pounds since August:

I stopped exercising … +10
I was sick with bronchitis and pneumonia … +5
I went with the flow at moms’ … +10

Our SIL is an alcoholic. We have had many, many conversations about how he personally will never touch alcohol again coz he has NO boundaries.

While I don’t want to live without my favorite foods forever… my favorite food list keeps changing. AND then there are some items that stopping when physically full just doesn’t seem to know their boundaries.

Separating eating foods I enjoy eating and eating due to emotional habit … now that’s been the tough part. This lesson is … well … hard for me.

And once I start eating trigger foods due to emotions … well, it’s … Katie bar the door. I don’t seem to have any boundaries. I have seen the light. Get back on track. Stay there.

*Read my reasons for chunking alllll these pounds. Why did you start allll this??
*Planned and ate s-l-o-w-l-y and mindfully … huh, who ME???
*Stop when you are physically full … what is full. My full meter is broken.
*Exercise … Arrrrgh, I gotta get moving again.
*Not my food. Oh, well kiddo!

My arms won’t look smaller … just coz I cover them up. ~Kenlie@alltheweigh

Here’s to … LIFE … uncovered.
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    1159 days ago
    I agree. It does matter when you loosen up on what/how you eat. It is much more important to plan how you will stay one track when traveling. For me, I go grocery shopping when I arrive at my sister's house, or I pack food for the trip with the tricky meals especially planned. My trickiest meal to eat out is breakfast, so I make sure I have a refrigerator and pack the fixings for overnight oats. Dan needs healthy snacks, so there's lots of fruit in the travel bag, too. With the easily identified problems solved, it's possible to have a treat meal or enjoy a family celebration - as long as it is just one day of celebration!

    It is also easier if your DH will help you with exercise - like agree to go for walks with you while traveling. Dan is especially good about not compromising on exercise when we travel. He finds a local yoga studio and he packs running gear. I find the local Y and go to the gym or I go for a run.

    It felt weird at first, but now we don't care. We just do it.

    You are back on track. No more stinkin thinkin. You know what nutrition plan works for you. Go back to it. Like LEANJEAN says, spark as if your life depends on it - cause it does!
    1160 days ago
    1161 days ago
    You've got this girl... you already know what to do because you've done it before... Buckle up & tighten down the hatches....stay focused and keep your eye on the prize because the goal IS WORTH IT.
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    1162 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
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    1162 days ago
    You CAN do this. You have the power to say "No thank you". Especially say it to yourself. Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. When I was a child we would give up something for Lent. Can you ask Him for help to give up your old habits?
    1162 days ago
    Right there with you, sister!

    Keep in mind all the pounds you have kept off!
    A net win, especially if you start anew and stick to your guns.

    1162 days ago
    We take it one moment at a time. Past is past, and we control our future. We choose what we eat, and how we feel afterwards.

    We CAN do this!
    1162 days ago
    Great observations and insights.
    Everything will be easier at home!

    They say abstinence is "easier" for alcoholics, because you don't need alcohol to survive so you can quit 100%.
    We emotional overeaters cannot stop eating in 100%,
    but we can refrain from unplanned food and from trigger foods.
    That's almost as good as 100% abstinence.


    1162 days ago
  • DSJB9999
    It could have been MUCH worse so put it down to experience now and get back on the plan/waggon again! Yes there are some foods like Nutella and Peanut butter that I can't have in the house but otherwise we have to make it all fit in for us! emoticon emoticon day by day! emoticon Donna xxx emoticon

    ps I had a very poor eating day yesterday and Tuesday (I couldn't get to WI so got really weary - gonna sort it this week) but I am back on the horse now and gonna get it this time! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1162 days ago
    Yep, life happens and it isn't easy learning how to deal with all the different situations that come our way. The old way of dealing with things by eating just isn't a viable option anymore. You will jettison those 25 pounds in no time at all... you've got this!

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    1163 days ago
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