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12/14/19 11:45 A

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Pissed off at myself because I put on two pounds and am no longer at small goal but am down one pound from last week so should be happy




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12/13/19 1:16 P

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Glad you had a good time, you must be so proud of your daughter.

I am mad right now so grinding my teeth. Fasting day so all is well




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12/12/19 8:58 P

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yup it's resolved now-thank you for the kind words...

just went to my daughter's band concert-it was wonderful.

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12/12/19 5:50 A

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Hope your mistake can be essly fixed

Going to do my adult coloring and my picture journal when bored not just going to lay in bed eating cereal.




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12/11/19 4:54 P

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just realized a stupid error-hoping it's not so bad-can't explain...

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12/11/19 11:54 A

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Today going to forgive myself for over eating last night I will not be angry at myself




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12/10/19 6:41 A

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Today going to make wise food choices and not give in to boredom eating or stress eating.




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12/9/19 6:49 P

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Hubby's caretaker told us todsy she had an interview with UPS and may be leaving us. I am so mad I am grinding my teeth




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12/9/19 3:29 P

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sorry-i have a couple pieces of chocolate after being woken last night-i wish i had brushed my teeth

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12/9/19 11:41 A

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I pigged out on potatoes chips yesterday just eating out of boredom. The scale is way up with water weight I am so mad at that scale. emoticon




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12/8/19 7:12 P

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that's great.

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12/8/19 1:14 P

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Yesterday was a good eating day. Well not a lot of eating as I had a fasting day. I am doing intermittent fasting. Down two pounds today.

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12/7/19 12:08 P

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Yesterday's group was kind of boring and the arts and crafts were not some thing I wanted to do. The leader said she would be leaving us soon and I hope the new person coming on has better ideas. I did some emotional eating out of boredom.

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12/6/19 6:38 A

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Today is a fasting day and also coffee hour day. I am looking forward to visiting with friends. We only get together about twice a week. It is a group that meets in my building. We get together talk and have a few laughs. Sometimes we do arts and crafts or play bingo.

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12/5/19 6:39 P

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Today was a nice day, no rain and not to cold that I had to zip up my jeans jacket. I went and saw the nutritionist and was happy to see his scale record a four pound lost for the month. I go see him again in a month and hope to see the same results if not better. It will be a little over a month that I see him next. Since it was a nice day I took a walk in the sunshine for 30 minutes.




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12/5/19 11:47 A

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hope it goes well

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12/5/19 10:33 A

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Going to see my nutritionist today hope there is good reading on the scale but afraid there might not be emoticon




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12/4/19 12:17 P

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tired from spinning class but gotta walk the dog and get some lunch in.

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12/4/19 9:28 A

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Today will be a good day I will keep active and not get bored




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12/4/19 2:46 A

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I had a stress free day and so did not give into eating anything. Today was a liquid fast day




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12/3/19 4:22 P

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ate cheerios after a junky snack...just gotta eat a smaller dinner tonight

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12/3/19 10:21 A

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I gave in to emotional eating but not so much that the scale is up




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12/2/19 5:26 P

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We fired our caretaker and are going to give the hours to Aje if she wants them or look for someone else. This is stressful for me and I am trying to fast today. I am not going to turn to emotional eating to handle this I am going to do what I want and fast. The fasting is very important to me.




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12/2/19 12:37 P

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Good news-hubby safely got to LV for his work trip. over 90 people from his company are there.
shoveled outside twice already-going back out in about 20 minutes. snow coming down hard.
sorry Kathryn about no caretaker today.

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12/2/19 7:05 A

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Looks like a change of plans looks like no caretaker for my hubby today so staying close to home. Going to try and call sub if I can get to her she may come in but this is short notice.




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12/1/19 3:18 P

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We are having rain. Tomorrow I am putting on my poncho and rain boots and going to the supermarket.

This is my birthday month emoticon emoticon

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Maryphone - hope you stay safe and warm n the coming snow and that your hubby has safe travels.

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sometimes I plan things out and then an unexpected change derails my way of thinking and I foolishly throw out the whole day. Was changing into my swim suit to go to water aerobics then heard the thunder and saw lightening and knew the class would be canceled. So I turned on the TV instead and snacked away. Never got to other activities/chores I had planned. Duh, a more practical way to handle it would have been to go the gym anyway and do cycling or circuit training. Ah well, that was yesterday - today is much better.

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12/1/19 11:42 A

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hubby just left for a work trip-he comes back Friday-not that big of a deal but we're supposed to get 5-8 inches of snow between today/tomorrow and .2 of ice...he always shovels.
trying to stay out of the kitchen-i keep looking out the window waiting for snow to start.

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Was snacking too much this morning- could not trace it to any emotions- so committed to what is usually a reasonable meal gap. Now it has gone beyond that and I am still not hungry. But I also haven't done my yoga yet, which I am supposed to do on an empty stomach. Will do that, then have a one-plate meal whether hungry or not. Am trying to eat most leftovers before leaving on trip on Tuesday. All good stuff in fridge!

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Totally messed up yesterday (had unexpected food at work and my choices on the way back were the WORST!). Not even hungry yet, though it's nearly noon and I need to eat something before I get headaches and go off the rails AGAIN.

Gonna have another cup of coffee and make something small so I can go work outside while the weather's cooperating. Then I'll be ready to grill dinner later (or rather, learn how)

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11/30/19 11:00 A

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The scale is down two pounds today after being up four from eating two much pumpkin pie two days in a row.

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11/29/19 7:51 P

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just came back from being away for Thanksgiving-traveling with hubby, mother-in law and younger daughter. wondering about the scale...reallly got no exercise other than some slow walking. ate less healthy due to travel and expense in NYC

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11/29/19 2:24 P

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Yogurt and fruit is s good idea if you are having problems. Hope it helps.

Was able to get out of the house today and spend some time away from food that was calling my name. Was so bored yesterday spent the day nibbling on turkey. I also ate 8 apple cookies, felt bad about that but forgive myself and sm moving on.




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My newly added snacks are making me bloat unfortunately, so Im going to have to cut back on them unfortunately because they were curbing my hunger pains. Oh, well will find something different I suppose. Maybe yogurt and fruit is a better option for now.

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11/28/19 12:53 P

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Am bored today and upset that I can not go for a walk today. Am trying not to over eat. The turkey breast is cooking and am thinking about making the rest of the dinner. But will start with nibbling on a little celery

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11/27/19 11:59 A

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Lucky for me my hubby doesn't snack.

Today is a emoticon day and I am going out in it for some things we need. I am walking and taking the light rail train.

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11/26/19 12:18 P

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Hello! Yes I have this issue too. Brushing my teeth after dinner helps me a lot. If my hubby is snacking, I have to resist

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Hello all just jumping into the chat. My biggest problem is eating when bored. Most things bore me so find time on my hands. Evenings I am bored and can only think of TV to watch and the adds make me want to eat. So I go to bed at 8pm and wake at 4 am. The kitchen is closed in my home until hubby eats at 9:00 so no eating in the wee hours of the day.

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11/25/19 7:51 P

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Not so great yesterday, ate way too much pizza, garlic bread and churros.

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11/25/19 7:39 P

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gotta keep away from the chocolate...

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Doing well so far, eating regular meals/snacks helps to keep craving at bay.

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down 1.2 for the week...

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messed up last night when i couldn't track points-basically gave up...next time i will only have firsts if i can't track exactly...

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Better today, hopefully I can stick to it. Dietitian says I need to balance my food throughout the day so I dont binge in the afternoons. Apparently not eating enough at breakfast or lunch, so working on that at the moment.

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11/19/19 11:37 A

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still learning i realized-it's all a process...

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Had a" bad" day last Friday and it took a few days to feel confident that I am back on track. This was triggered by a close encounter with an on-line scam artist. Fortunately, nothing was stolen, but I was mad at myself for being taken in. I tried to bury the feelings by eating everything around.

I've learned it usually takes a while to work out the layers of guilt and blame, when I mess up on my eating. I believe the calories from a binge are not as harmful as the emotional turmoil caused by unhealthy eating habits.

That's why I put "bad" in quotes. I am working to think about this as a process. There will be ups and down in the weight journey. But even more, there are ups and downs in the emotions associated with eating, with the scale and so on. I believe that this is the most important lesson I can learn right now. Something happens. Learn from it. Let it go.

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11/17/19 11:57 A

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grrr...messed up again last night-woke up at 10;45 and went for the kitchen...gotta fix my schedule and get on teeth routine early

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11/17/19 1:32 A

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I didnt do too badly, but could choose better choices in snacks especially when it comes to biscuit; cant stop at one; had 4 today. I have done worse, but each day Im trying to improve.

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great-except last night-totally discovered halloween candy and went for it. out of my routine-back on routine now...

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How is everyone doing this week so far?

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10/21/19 11:49 A

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had a rough day yesterday-emotionally-stayed away from the kitchen-my girls were baking with grandma-so i ate something healthy b/c i was starving for lunch...junk food would have been easier but wasn't going to do that.

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glad she is handling everything so well... emoticon

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I know this is going to be a wild ride for all of us, but she is handling everything really well so far. Not sure yet when the chemo will start.


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aw i'm sorry...glad she is so positive.

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Came home from my sister's yesterday night. She had a lumpectomy and the surgeon took all of the lymph nodes on her right side because they looked "suspicious". She ended up staying the night because they had to put a drain in. She felt great yesterday so we brought her home and I hung out with her for a while. She does not want my mom involved at all and seems ready to take this on. It's very scary for me. I guess the next step is chemo. New and scary territory for me.

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my eating was all off yesterday b/c of daughter's schedule but i didn't really mess up...ate small dinner to make it all work.

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Good Luck to her!

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Things went better yesterday eating-wise. I found out that my sister has to be at the hospital at 7 am on Monday for her cancer surgery. That being the case I will have to go to her place on Sunday to get her where she needs to be on time. Not sure how long I'll be there, but I know it will be tough.
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I did terribly also. I'm just so frustrated while my life is up in the air and I can do nothing but wait on the lawyers. I'm mid-divorce. Ugh. So, yep. I ate late in the evening once again.
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i did it-it worked-today should be similar b/c i have a busier evening with my girls-i can do two days in a row...

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Yesterday evening was not so good for me eating-wise -- classic emotional eating after some "difficulties" with my husband.
All better now, though, and regrouping today.
I hope everyone has a great day!


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I try to do that too. Everything tastes awful after that!

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keep messing up right after dinner-good news-busy night after dinner-gonna brush teeth early and set a new routine. will check in tomorrow and tell u if that works.

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Happy Hump Day!
So far so good for this week.
I purged almost all of the junk food from my pantry, but there is a bag of Lay's reduced salt potato chips staring me in the face every time I open the cabinet. I hate to waste food and my husband should still be able to have them, so I am leaving the bag right where it is. It is a battle of wills and so far I'm winning.
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so far so good today

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did great yesterday staying in the 50-30-20 range - carb, fat, protein-til 7pm when i ate a low calorie meal and realized i was way low on calories-so i ate 300 calorie junk food-gotta eat cereal...or yogurt or something...

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Good Morning to you!

Hopefully back on track today. Another rainy and cold day. and the office was freezing when we came in this morning! Hopefully it will warm up soon. Brought a muffin for break and brought toast with peanut butter for breakfast this morning. I am pre-diabetic so I have to be careful with spacing what I eat. I am waiting for my sister to let me know when her surgery is so I can make sure I get everything done before I take off to take her. (She lives about 3 hours away and I may have to stay with her for a few days.)

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Good Morning,

Was calculating how long it will take to lose weight and reach my goal and it was eye an opener to see just how many calories I've been consuming everyday (the calculator shows how many calories to eat to maintain current weight too). YIKES! For me tracking exact amounts of the foods I'm eating is a must.

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Got thrown off a little yesterday because I was invited out to breakfast with my son. Had eggs, but skipped the home fries and meat. I did have a bagel though. I really need a routine in the mornings food-wise, otherwise it throws me off for the whole day. I did OK for the rest of the day, though, and baked a batch of apple spice muffins (an old WW recipe). I throw them in the freezer and take one to work for a mid-morning break. Also, did lots of housework and laundry. Today is a lazy day. It's cold and rainy I am paying bills and spending lots of time online Sparking!
I hope everybody is having a good day!

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so totally neglected last night what has been working-brushing teeth after dinner...ate an ice cream bar and two oreos...back to plan tonight...

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Hi team, I haven't been on top of my food game the past two weeks and I've gained back a couple of pounds. I've been aware of some emotional eating here and there but mostly I just haven't had the energy to grocery shop and cook...which usually leads to poor choices. I am proud to be walking most days and tracking my food, even if I am WAY over on my calories (yesterday.) I think one of my biggest emotional eating triggers is fear/stress about money. But then ironically I sometimes deliberately overeat when I DO have money, like celebrating with food and more specifically dessert. It's definitely an interesting phenomenon that I am simply observing without (much) judgment right now 🧐

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Feeling a little better about things today. My sister found out yesterday afternoon that although she does have breast cancer, test results indicated it has NOT spread to her lymph nodes which the surgeon was worried about. She will have a lumpectomy soon.

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Got a nervous sick feeling in my stomach. Lot of stuff hanging over my head that I don’t feel I can make quick progress on; also have that sense that I don’t know what to best thing is to do next. Will NOT eat over it!

Started some decluttering in the kitchen. I will hold myself to 90 -120 minutes on the kitchen and other areas, in approximate 15-minute segments.

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aw thank you. i didn't know that-actually started because of finally going to the dentist after neglecting my teeth for years-ayiyi i'm very rambly.



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Tooth brushing soon after a meal is one of the strategies proposed by the Mindless Eating folks. Good job actually implementing it!

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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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found that i am doing better now that i do brush my teeth after dinner-then drink water-then doing mouthwash and out of kitchen-that and tracking and trying to stay in the 50-20-30range...

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I don't find that certain foods match any emotions with any regularity, more so just my old binge foods.

Today, a feeling of irritation is welling over procrastination. I may not take the best steps, but it is only 90 minutes until dinner time, so I will tough it out and keep to my general plan, or close to it. (I've been pretty much maintaining for most of the last five years and no longer track nor plan detailed meals ahead.)


Six 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.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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Hi all - I've been (way) off track for about 6 weeks so attempting to get back on track tomorrow Oct 1st.

Hope you're all doing well!


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Today, I must keep a reign on my emotions. I've just found that if one is craving crunchy and salty, then it's a mental craving. If we crave sweet stuff, then it's an emotional need. Gotta try and get a jump on that or my 'numbers' will be going up and what I've lost will be all for nothing.

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Feeling guilty about not finishing a project I know a friend is waiting for, though we didn’t set a deadline, but it’s not driving eating. I was tempted a little going through Costco, but not by the sweet stuff. It just doesn’t seem worth it. Had birthday cake yesterday; even have some left over in the freezer; I thought a friend had agreed to keep it in hers because she keeps hardly anything in her freezer and I have a lot of stuff in mine but she misunderstood what I was asking and later said she wasn’t comfortable with having it. I am content right now. If I start thinking it’s too risky, I’ll throw out the extra pieces that were left.

I am out and about on a Sunday afternoon and that is often a time I would have talked myself into eating something, but I know I’ll be happier if I wait until I can eat the quality of food I have at home and save eating out for a more social or celebratory time.

Six 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
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*Get to the next meal hungry!
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Yesterday, the old right leg wouldn't lift so high and had to be helped to get into the shower, but I got there nonetheless. There are days I feel like 17 on the inside and the body says "no, you're 71."

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Tx. Yesterday wasn't as strong though I can't say emotions were the driving factor. I've gotten into an unsupportive habit of stopping for snacky foods at nearby markets after a weekly meeting for clutterers. No big obstacles today.

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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.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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great job making good choices.



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Yesterday a lot of anxious thoughts kept whirling around. I used all the strategies I know to deal with them, but my mood remained low. However, I did not let it be an option to eat in response. I kept to the approximate meals I had intended and definitely felt good going to bed.

Wishing everyone well in either having good moods or not eating over bad ones. There's always something better to do in response, even if it doesn't lead to better feelings.

Six 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.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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Today I've decided that my efforts are going to count for something. My health has been in decline for some time now. Age is no respecter of persons and the aging body just checks the heck out on ya. If you've lived a long and hard life, then expect a lot of physical breakdown after age 60. We can only work with what we've got and to have the pie in the sky idea that you'll get back to where you were at 17 is a big joke. Taking your health into consideration and age, you will find that you won't pay as much attention to that BMI calculator.

I've decided to work toward what's right for my body and to heck with a target date. If I lose 1 or 2 pounds a month and no more, well that's just what it is. I'm not doing anything wrong as far as my circumstances are concerned. This life is a journey, not a destination.

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Have not been around in awhile. Had a rough few months but seem to be heading in the right direction again. What I usually need is getting the right thoughts going before the can do what I need to do to stick to my plan, though that is evolving in response to age and new information that I have decided to accept regarding healthy aging. I had already made many adjustments to my eating over the last nine years, but the beat goes on. It is getting easier as I accept the concept of the damage so many of the foods we take for granted can do. I think I have come up with a broad category of situations for exceptions. It will still be a challenge to keep to "reasonable" portions. I'm training myself to believe that I can get through any urges, no matter how uncomfortable. It's rarely for more than a few hours. This kind of thinking is how I combat emotional eating and other stimuli, too, Since for me there are many other reasons to feel like eating then just because of emotions. I don't track calories but I do have general plans in place, and I know I always feel better when I stick to my plan.

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Six 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.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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Hi again. I am still fighting the emotional eating monster. Keeping my hands and mind busy when I want to grab something to eat seems to help alot. I either crochet (making nose warmers) or work on 1000 piece puzzles. I just finished a puzzle with two little girls angels and am working on another with a little boy angel giving a little girl angel a peck on the cheek. I have a friend who will frame them for me. My weight is fluctuating 1 - 2 pounds a day. I need to break this plateau. Have a wonderful Thursday everyone and God bless.



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that's great you we're able to listen to your body.

not sure if emotional eating but i was at a social function with all junk food-did eat chips a couple times b/c i was right in front of them-picnic table---should have moved chips or myself.

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Yesterday was an incredibly emotional day. I was able to feel my hurt, name it, talk about it, and I noticed that my appetite disappeared when I was feeling. I under ate yesterday instead of overeating. I had to force myself to eat dinner and listened to my body. I was able to stop eating when I was full. I am grateful for the opportunity to see that I can have emotions and feel their affect on my body. I can pay attention to what needs to be paid attention to in the moment.

Today I am still sad and grounded in acceptance of what I cannot change.

Every time I practice gratitude I feel better about what is happening in that moment.


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made it through last night-mid meal at the mall and then had to get girls to bed

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Some days I can eat breakfast because I'm starving, and then there are days I'm stuffed halfway though. This morning was the latter. Go figure...

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