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2/23/20 3:42 P

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Today soothing my anger by painting

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Today I will not turn to food when my emotions flare




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This morning had my feeling hurt and got angry at a neighbor turned to shopping and lunch out to sooth my hurt soul. I did eat a healthy meal

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Oh, that was a great idea. Anything that will distract us from eating. Eating never really satisfies that feeling anyway. Hope you paint a beautiful masterpiece and then post a picture on here for everyone to see!

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Had problem with fourth meal again last night this time I gave in. I was bored so turned to food. Boredom is a big problem for me so I set up my painting last night and painted a bit this morning.




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Wow, you sure showed a lot of discipline Changing-Turtle. That is great if you stopped yourself from eating much of that 4th meal as it shows you are really wanting to alter your choices. Sure hope you will be able to find some drink replacement soon that you like just as well.

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I hate change. And so did not have a good day again yesterday but did not over eat. I did start to eat a fourth meal but stopped it after a few bites and just went to bed.

I am not only angry about the change but also sad and at a loss of what to do.

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Good to see friends from other teams on this one as well! Yeah, why do they have to change a good thing. That is aggravating. Hope you find something equally as refreshing that you enjoy as much. Starbucks may have lost a good customer!

I'll be trying to do my best today and not let food be the focus of my existence. There are so many other great things to enjoy out there!!

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2/18/20 4:43 A

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Kathryn - uugh that is so upsetting - I am the same - I do my research and find the best version of whatever it is (jeans, butter, all sorts of things) and then it is habit to use/eat that type. When they stop making it, well, what is one supposed to do?...

AFM - have just been reading about the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet and think I will give it a go - maybe good for me to focus on eating tasty healthy food rather than on trying to lose weight/get my bad habits back under control.

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I get upeset at little things and it makes me go off the deep end and eat what I should not.

I am upset today because of something that happened st Starbucks. I love going to Starbucks and I am a Gold Card holder and get free refills on my iced tea. I like to sit in Starbucks and do my Sparking on my phone. I like drinking an iced green tea with sugar free raspberry. Well Starbucks did away with the sugar free raspberry and now I dont know what to drink.

So after an upsetting trip to Starbucks I want to eat a few bowls of cereal or maybe a.box of it. Once I get started it is hard to stop. I belong to a.binge free Spark team and get a lot of help from the team to be binge free but some days I give up and give in. I need to learn skills on how to sooth myself without food.

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Hi there - was just looking for a bored and lonely team to join and her it is I guess. I'm feeling really gloomy lately - since I moved away from the few friends I had. Got lots to do but no motivation to do it. And it has sent my weight up and up. Need to climb out of this rut somehow. Maybe I ought to do a bit of journaling or something...
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Well, you strike me as a lady with a lot to give, and you seem very caring. Hoping you will be lead to just the right opportunity and meeting the perfect people to keep you company on your journey! I have been blessed with good family and I count my church family as my own as well. I have found that when I get involved in different groups I tend to make more friends and if you see them on a weekly basis you get to know them better. It takes awhile, but eventually you will have more friends than you bargained for. I guess not everyone is compatible with everyone else, but we are more connected to people we have things in common with.

Well, I'm rambling again and I just want to encourage you and tell you I think you are a very special lady!

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Sunny, honestly, I have nobody I interact with on a daily basis. I feel I have to do all I can to preserve the connections I have. It is frightening to me sometimes how fragile my social network is after living the in the same place for nearly 40 years. I fantasize about moving to northern California, but do not have much faith in my ability to create a network. I do have people I have known for years but so many connections are actually quite superficial when you look at it. I take some responsibility, too, but right now, I am at a bit of a quandary. I am getting the sense that there is no one I can be completely honest with, and I am not talking about calling people names or blaming them or any other things I consider serious breaches. I admit that I can be sensitive, too, but I have been dealing with that for years and this is as successful as I am. I can't will it to be different, it seems. Anyway, I don't want to talk myself into a worse mood!

I will absolutely NOT let this lead me off my regular plan any more than it has (although there have been other factors for that as well.)



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So sorry to hear you had some upsetting moments with that friendship. I say if a friendship does not foster good and positive feelings it is probably not healthy to stay in it. I know it can be upsetting when things are said that probably should not have been said. Hoping it gets better for you soon.

Best wishes and keep up the good work on your NoS! :)

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Wow, that's a lot of cooking done for you! I guess you all eat similarly.

My diet is to counteract some of the things that likely lower my longevity, things that are much harder to amend. I've been trying for decades with way less success than with eating, and that success is mostly in the last ten years. It's not known how much effect such late remedies can make, but I figure It's what I CAN do. They do make some, just not the same as the cultures that eat this way from childhood. But those cultures are disappearing.

I had something that triggered my fears of greater loneliness Sunday night. Won't go into the details, but I have had to really ride the recurring waves of thoughts about it. I may alter some behavior over it, but mostly not, as I don't really feel I did anything wrong; it was just a matter of not having been the best match in this friendship for a long time. But I do aspire to being able to choose to defuse situations like that or not, as I deem best, rather than let them go as far as it did.

Anyway, I did have a few spoonfuls of leftover tofu salad on the way home that I probably wouldn't have eaten if the problem hadn't surfaced. If that's the worst of my emotional eating over it, fine with me.

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Sounds very healthy to me, OoLaLa! You should live to be 110 following that diet!

Last night my neighbor lady came over with home cooked meals to last a week and then.........my daughter came over bringing another weeks worth of meals from the Green Chef which is an on-line food service ordering company that delivers fresh foods to your door and then you just follow the receipts to have a complete meal in about 30 minutes. This was so sweet of both of them and they are so thoughtful. They are trying to make life easier for me as I care for my fiancée. People have really been wonderful!

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I live alone so I often serve myself using a measuring cup scoop for the grain or beans because I often have those frozen in large quantities. These days those fill half or less of a dinner plate for lunch and dinner. Animal protein would be about half the volume of the beans. The rest is raw and cooked veggies and a fruit, usually at two meals. Others might think of that as a diet; it is! My longevity diet. Everyone has to figure out what most of her plates will look like most of the time that fit her overall needs. No S cannot defy the laws of physics! But it can make it more likely they work for us.

I am pleased with my S days. I am eating out for lunch at a Mediterranean restaurant so I have a rough idea of what I will eat. Will work the other meals around that.

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Boy, I hear what you are saying, Casey! Lots of times I just try eyeballing my portions, but I'm sure there are many times when I've eyeballed on the high side! That is what our measuring cups are for and just need to get into the good habit of measuring. Course, on the NoS diet, the measuring tool is the one plate full and no seconds. This does work, I believe and very simple in the process. Hopefully, in the long run, we learn not to pile those plates too high. In the meantime, I think the measuring cups do help!

Best wishes and good seeing you on here!

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Yes, a personal chef would be wonderful....but now I am re-entering reality and realise I must be my own personal chef emoticon I really need to make friends with my measuring tools (I.e. spoons, cups, and digital scale). To have this silent war raging with the available tools is based on fear. Must get over this emotional relationship Help! Suggestions?

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Hi OoLaLa!

Wouldn't it be great to have our own personal chef who would cook us our meals in exactly the right amounts and the right nutrition so we didn't have to think about it or do all the chopping and preparing? Wow, if I only had Oprah's money I know that is what I'd do! Well, not much luck of that happening, so guess I will just try to do my best. It is always good to see your posts because they make me want to continue and not throw in the towel!!

Hope your weekend is wonderful!

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Hi, Sunnyside!

I've had some panicky moments this week judging myself for my messy kitchen and house, and not working on music and dance, though not enough to actually do much. However, I have done some other things that do contribute to other objectives, so I acknowledge myself for those. I am doing a lot of meal planning, not cooking recipes, but tracking to make macronutrient goals. I am not willing at this point to just make the same meals over and over, which would simplify things. I do eat a lot of the same foods. Even though I have a lot of foods listed in favorites, they are all separate, so it is time consuming, especially when I input a lot of what I think I will use and then see that I don't have enough of x, y, or z. I will do this for the rest of the month of February and then look back on my days and see if I can figure out enough of a pattern that I can ball park it more of the time.

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Yes, keeping busy is always a good strategy too! If we are keeping busy we won't have time to let our emotions bug us!! (Hopefully)! Helping others is the best way we can help ourselves!

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I keep saying I do not want to keep obsessing on eating issues but I have been reading/listening to info on gut biome and is helping me have another good reason to avoid emotional eating foods. I never know when something will hit home; it is not as if I do not know there are plenty of good reasons to limit them, but learning about the accelerated aging properties of sugar and protein, plus how the gut is connected to the brain, is not engaging my denial reaction, as health info often has in the past. Am I growing up a little at age 66?

Got my meals planned for today; got to fit them around other things.

Hang in there, everyone. We can ride the emotions!

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Way to go!! So many good things to do and to enjoy in this life! Too bad we don't always have the time to spend doing all the things we would like, but we can all make a difference in peoples lives if we set our minds to it!

Have a super good day!!

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Tx! I am not getting rid of her! I cannot afford to. She is the only person I talk to more than a few times a month. emoticon Thankfully it is not weighing on me now. Got my food plan in place and will be very suspicious of any reason that pops into my mind to deviate from it.

Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
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*Get to the next meal hungry!
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So sorry to hear about the bumpy road in your relationship with your friend, OoLaLa. That is tough and sometimes people let us down. I would suggest giving her another chance. You may discover something new about the person and develop an even closer friendship. Sometimes it is easy to misunderstand communications, especially when on social media or other web sites and sometimes people get their feelings hurt when something that was expressed is misinterpreted.

Well, at any rate, you seem like a very open and communicative person and you probably have more friends than you realize. It is always nice chatting with you here on Spark!!

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Isn't it ironic that hospitals have plenty of all the foods that get people into hospitals? Though I hate to say of the ones I've had to visit in the last few years, the cafeterias often have much better choices than they used to. And if we have to make do, we can still balance things later.

I came to a tough realization yesterday. There seems to be no one in my life who isn't afraid of talking to me to some extent. I am finding out that the person I considered to be my best friend routinely hides information from me. Apparently she does not feel she can trust me as much as I would like to think she can. I stopped talking to one long distance friend because I felt she needed me to feel up more of the time or to follow her advice. I expressed my disappointment over ONE thing with another long distance friend of 40 years and he is not responding to email or phone messages. (In my defense, I will say that he is quite a loner; he told me in the last few years that he doesn't have any other friends now, and doesn't feel much desire to find more. A woman we both know who worked with him for years said he was the most independent person she had ever known.) I'm not saying my best friend is cutting me out of her life, but it does affect how I think I can talk to her. What do I have to hold back that would allow her to trust me more? This is very hard to admit. It means I have NO ONE who I can express my thoughts to for fear of offending them. You have to believe, me, I do very little direct critique of people, and definitely never name call or many of the other no-no's. (FYI, all but one of my closest relationships are with people who don't live in the same city as I do, so a lot is done by phone. It's also hard to admit how fragile my social relationships feel even after nearly 40 years of living in the same city., But apparently, this is a phenomenon in American life now.)

Well, it's not going to be fixed today, and certainly not with food. I still have much to be thankful for. Thanks for listening.

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*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
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*Get to the next meal hungry!
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Hi OoLaLa! This is a nice surprise to see you on this team too! I feel we are friends already even though I have not been posting on Spark for a long time. I agree with trying to train our bodies not to need food so often. If I stay on a routine for any length of time it is like clock work that I start getting hungry right around the time of day that I have been eating at. It is strange but true.

Last night I was at the hospital with my significant other and found it nearly 7:00 and had not eaten. About my only option was a protein bar and a bag of baked chips from the vending machine. I guess it was not too terrible since I had not eaten since about 11:00, but not something that is very healthful.

See you on the other thread!

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Uh oh, I see someone from another team I'm on here. She is going to get sick of me!

The only thing that has worked for me no matter what the habit change I've made is really being convinced of the value of the new habit. I pretty much gave up snacking and sweets on weekdays ten years ago because I realized that the first few hours after a meal were actually my most vulnerable time. In the beginning, I did allow myself decaf mocha or homemade hot chocolate with stevia either in the afternoon or evening. I used to be a big night eater, but I just kept telling myself that if I didn't break the habit, it was likely to get worse, as it already had, and I would struggle for decades more. Now I actually prefer those empty-of-food hours before bed. And I also know now that there is a real advantage to teaching the body not to expect food often. Our ancestors never would have made it if the body really needed to eat every three hours! I admit that I can still not always be happy about how I spend that time not eating, but since I don't gamble or do worse drugs instead-well, maybe electronics use is a kind of drug-, just about anything is better than dealing with desire by giving in. It helps to be convinced that just because the body wants food doesn't mean it actually needs it.

I'm feeling that I am not very susceptible to eating to squelch emotions this year, but I'm not convinced I'm dealing with emotions really well. Now I avoid by doing a lot of this on Spark and a couple of other sites. Hoo boy. I wish I wanted to avoid them by doing housework...

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*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
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*Get to the next meal hungry!
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Don't be discouraged. Only a temporary setback. We are all in this together!!

Best wishes for a successful week!

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Well I've managed to pack on 11lbs!! BAHHHHHHHHH.

Time to get myself in check.

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Hi,
I have just started back on Spark People recently and found this team awhile back. It sounds like a good place to talk about our up's and down's with eating. I would like to loose 35 pounds this year because I know I would feel much peppier and I need to stay healthy to care for my loved ones.

My worst time of the day is in the evening, after the evening meal when we are watching TV and I just have to run to the fridge and get a snack of some sort. This is a bad habit that I've been trying to break for quite some time and I know I'm not alone. Of course other times can sneak up on me as well or I wouldn't have this 35 extra pounds sticking to me like glue.

I would enjoy chatting with others on this thread as well and would love to hear what works for you. I enjoyed reading your posts Changing-Turtle. Keep on posting!

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1/11/20 5:36 A

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I am going to leave the team because I am the only one posting in chat thriend and get no support. I would have liked to see more people posting or at least the team leader




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1/9/20 5:25 A

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Did good yesterday not emotionaly eating.

Have a busy day planned no time for stress eating




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1/8/20 9:29 A

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Smooth sailing planned for today not going to stress eat




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1/7/20 3:26 P

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I was able to sleep off and on. Was able to go to the coffee hour and do the laundry




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1/7/20 6:42 A

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Up at 3:30 this Tuesday morning. Taking sleep aid hope that helps me sleep.




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1/6/20 4:06 A

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Sunday is my rest day too and I am bad and tend to over eat on candy on the weekends. Monday is s great day to start eating right again.

I over ate on carbs too this weekend, candy was the tool of madness this weeded. King size peanut butter cups with peanut butter pieces yummy but I over did it. Starting Monday I am doing a streak of no candy, cookies or cake.

Todsy got up at 12am. I will try and go back to sleep by 1:30.

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1/5/20 8:24 P

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Had a crappy couple of days and ate cookies and carbs. Also didn’t have time to exercise. I guess I’ll try to reset tomorrow. It’s like I’ll have a good few days and then I fall back. emoticon

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Sunday - my day of rest. I just need to not let it be an excuse to make unhealthy food decisions.

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1/5/20 11:21 A

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Good job starting out with healthy eating avocado taco, sounds yummy. Hope you can pass on eating while out so you can enjoy your meal with your DH.

I have no plans for today, maybe a walk to Jimboy's tacos for brunch. I love tacos even dreamed of them last night.




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1/5/20 12:15 A

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I start out the day with avocado on a taco. Then I'm trying to stop being tempted to buy snack food while going shopping and walking just to get out of the house. because when I get home my husband expects me to eat with him too.

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1/4/20 3:04 P

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Today using my mind to do other things than snacking




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1/3/20 5:48 P

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Boredom is an emotion and I suffer from it a lot. I need to sit down and come up with things to do instead of snacking.




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1/2/20 12:52 P

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Hi, good plans can easily be set aside tracked by a pop up party. Our friend Terry came over with party foods. I had been fasting all day and to have these party food show up at my door and put on the table in front of me, what could I do that would not have me not be part of the group? I ate and than I ate again. This morning I throw out the rest of the dip and chips. One step back two steps forward.

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1/2/20 11:46 A

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Day 2 of 2020. One of our dogs went missing on NYE. This is the longest she's ever been gone. Work has been stressful. I will NOT eat my stress or my feelings away this year. I'm being mindful.

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1/1/20 11:39 A

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New year time to make a new start make a clean slate and walk a good road forward. I am starting the day fasting and binge free. I am looking forward to getting and staying on track well at least 80% of the time. Lol. I am not going to let emotions play a part in if when and what I eat. I will use other ways to soothe myself.



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1/1/20 2:41 A

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Wishing you all happy New Year




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12/31/19 5:55 A

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Did not let emotions get in my way of a fasting day yesterday and today the scale is down two pounds

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12/30/19 11:05 A

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Going to supermarket today and getting healthy foods and my birthday treat. Tomorrow is my birthday I will be 63




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12/29/19 2:05 P

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Keeping busy doing laundry, washing hair and cleaning kitchen




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12/28/19 3:37 P

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Making today a joy filled day by keeping busy watch TV shows, cleaning house, cooking, laughing with my hubby, I have no time for mindless eating and stress eating.




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12/27/19 12:58 P

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Today is a good day to not let things get to me




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12/26/19 7:41 A

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Christmas was s mixed bag of emotions and I did the best I could. It is over now and I can get back into the swing of things. Today is a fasting day.




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12/25/19 1:48 P

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I did not get to the thrift store as my bus was coming, I was so cold and just got on. After a warm up I got off early went to the candy store got a 2 pound box of chocolates and then went to the drug store. I got hubby a shaving kit and myself a new watch. This will be our gifts from Santa.




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12/24/19 6:04 A

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This is Christmas Eve and I won't be sorry for myself that it is just me and hubby celebrating it. I will make today a special by getting a takeout lunch. I think I will go to the thrift store and buy hubby some new shorts and T-shirt. It will be my gift to him.




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12/22/19 9:18 A

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I over did it on housework yesterday so did not have time to mop around feeling sorry for myself that we have no caretaker. Today is a new day I will make the best of things.

Last night we had our friend Terry over and we had a Christmas candy party. It was fun but today will fast to repair the damage done to my weight loss.

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12/21/19 5:37 A

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Looks like Hubby's caretaker quit and I sm pretty upset about that but not as much as I though I would be. We still will have a caretaker coming two days a week from the VA so that will be okay. Hubby will be alright while I make my supermarket run today.

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12/20/19 4:07 A

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I am on an emotional roller coasters with the death of a Spark friend's hubby and the scale needing a new bsttery, down one minute up the next. I am feeling bad today. I keep telling myself the scale is not the end all. My pants are getting loose. emoticon

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12/19/19 1:20 P

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great job with your eating. i've been doing great until i either can't track/measure dinner well b/c of hubby or when i give into frustration eating...saving oodles of points for dinner doesn't help either...sorry.

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12/19/19 11:42 A

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Did good with my eating yesterday and the scale not up. Today is fasting day




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12/18/19 5:24 A

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Today I am going to be strong and not give in to emotional eating. Right now tacos are calling me. I will just have two, one beef one chicken




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