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11/1/17 11:35 P

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No nutrient dense foods at this point. It wasn't her that I was talking to about the pain after I eat. We've been trying to get the IBS under control. Then maybe the other will not be so bad.



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11/1/17 9:52 P

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Ahhh, then I was no help. lol emoticon




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11/1/17 9:12 P

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OUCH, that sounds very uncomfortable Fancy. has your doctor given you nutrient dense foods to conentrate on instead of the volume?

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11/1/17 9:05 P

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I cannot eat much, Susan. I have scar tissue from surgery and the oncologist I used to see said that is the reason I get in pain when I eat or drink very much. It really hurts when I drink very much water, even. So it is hard to keep the calories up to the level they say to have.



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10/31/17 9:17 P

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That last sentence Fancy wrote makes me think of the coach's advice saying that she thought I wasn't eating ENOUGH for the exercise I was doing. So always keep an eye on that, and make sure your food tracker and fitness tracker are communicating.




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10/31/17 8:58 P

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FANCYQTR , do you know what it is your body is really craving when you want the candy? Are you feeling a certain way when you want it? Is it more of a comfort thing? Have you tried just taking one bite and chewing it, then spitting it out? (I had a friend that did this). Is it a particular candy bar that is your weakness? Have you tried just not bringing it in the house so it isn't a temptation? Is the temptation more about shouldn't be eating it? Maybe you could find a healthier alternative? Does baking something sweet help at all?

Anyone else have ideas?

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10/31/17 8:33 P

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When I was a kid I didn't eat very much candy. My parents or aunts would buy me a big heart box for Valentines day and chocolates for Easter. I would eat the caramels out of the Valentine box and the rest my parents could have. That chocolate bunny at Easter I ate the ears. I didn't start gaining until college when I would get hungry and have a shake or a cheeseburger extra during a day. Then got to know a nut and candy company and everything went kapoohy. Soda I drank like 2 liters a day. I still tried to not have very much candy, but I would have maybe one piece a day when I was working. When I got diagnosed with diabetes I was so good about cutting out those things completely. Now I don't drink the pop, but I can't seem to stop having a candy bar sometimes or something else sweet. And even if I am not eating as much and get exercise, I don't lose. This week I have gained 6 pounds and am not eating much.



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10/31/17 7:59 P

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Walking through the grocery store I am shocked by what I used to feed my older kids, (now adults). I tell my son the types of foods I would eat and also feed his siblings. He's never had these foods, including fast food places like McDonalds or Taco Bell, etc. He's always been a very healthy eater. His splurge is Lays pototo chips; original. Occasionally gummies or sour patch kids. I just asked when the last time was he's eaten these and he said, "I have no idea." LOL (I think it's been over a year)

before 2007 I ate foods with HFCS, soda, at least one can a day. One would rationally think that I would have lost weight when I cut that out, right? It didn't happen. I never paid attention to sodium or sugar grams or ingredients. I ate pretty much whatever I wanted whenever in my twenties with no weight gain. Until I got married and bam! All this weight suddenly hit me. I could say marriage didn't do me any health favors. emoticon emoticon

Now I am very aware of ingredients, making sure I avoid foods with chemicals, especially HFCS. (that ingredient is poison to my body). No dairy; also poison to my body. I juice vegetables. I have fruit or left over dinners for breakfast. I eat when hungry, eat slowly and intentionally, and stop when I sigh. I've always been a good water drinker. So why am I not losing weight?

Thank you everyone for sharing your experiences.

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10/30/17 9:01 A

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It depends on how many years are included in the term "used to".
There have been times in the past when I ate everything.
There have been times in the past when I ate carefully.
Currently I am being much more particular about what and how much I eat.

Slowly and surely wins the race.


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10/30/17 12:42 A

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I've got a few things to say.

First, to answer the question: I feel proud when I compare my past eating habits , to now. I'm very much aware of how out of control I used to eat. Wasn't HORRIBLE, but it was horrible. lol. Lots of snacking on chips and pop and candy. (I always felt I needed one candy bar, or some such thing, a day.
Now I can enjoy it, in smaller portions, and put a limit on it. I'm more 'grown up' about it than I used to be. and more informed.

Secondly, my improvements would be to eat more fresh foods and more proteins.

Thirdly, as to November, I remember someone writing LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME, "Your weight is at the lowest it will be for the rest of the year." (because the holidays will have you gaining it. ) ICK! That was a very big motivator for me.



Okay, now it's time for a wee lecture:
I read through all the previous posts and realize that most every one of you KNOW what to do, but ARE NOT DOING IT.
That's NOT a good excuse! Do YOU think it is?

Come on, folks!

This isn't STARK PEOPLE, where our efforts are just barely there or non-existent!

We are SPARK people! Light that fire back under your bums and get back to work on doing what you know is best!
Let's go, I DARE you!
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Edited by: SUSANSKI at: 10/30/2017 (00:42)



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10/29/17 6:48 P

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I didn't have problems with eating just anything I wanted when I was younger and didn't gain weight. For some time I didn't have problems losing or staying under 145. Now I can't get under 190 no matter what. I do have problems eating right because I just want some of those things I shouldn't, and I also have problems with eating vegetables both because I don't like most of them and they don't like me. I have been eating less of everything, but guess that is a problem of not enough to eat.



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10/29/17 2:58 P

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The problem for me is that I'm still eating the way I did when I was active. I have to get back into working out . Stress has me eating junk food plus I now live in the same apartment building my is forever giving me donuts.

Hard to believe we're nearing the end of the year.

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My healthy eating habits wax and wane.

For some reason, I've been drinking less water lately. It's weird since I love water and usually drink plenty without any prompting. I need to be more consistent.

I did the Adkins Diet years ago. I got used to it but ended up abandoning it when a hurricane struck our area with a heavy hand. I've gone back to consuming less white bread, white rice, and white potatoes but I don't follow the carb guidelines any more.

I need to consistently eat more green stuff and find alternatives to stress-eating.
I drop soda (pop) from my diet for a few months and then seem to go back to it. I probably need to find some teas that I like to drink cold as when I drop the soda, I think miss the caffeine.


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10/29/17 12:26 P

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I spent 50 years of not watching calories and never gaining weight. I really didn't believe in watching what I ate. Normal breakfast lunch and dinner and snacks.

Then I realized my system was changing and I started holding onto a few pounds to realizing I couldn't lose any of them!!!

So in my 60's I started to look into it...My minor in college was dietetics and my first job was a dietitian in a hospital where I consulted on diets.

I KNOW what to do and just don't do it . My present goal is to lose at least 15 pounds and keep them off...and I KNOW what and how to do it SO "DO it"!




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10/29/17 11:22 A

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Sliding into November or waddling in? Being a caretaker to a cancer patient these last several months has taken its toll: I gained back four pounds I lost and added 3 more. My eating is more carbs than it used to be and my activity level has dropped to about zero. I want to get back to fewer carbs and more exercise. At least I will be doing a lot of leaf raking for the next month or more.

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10/29/17 10:37 A

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When you compare how you used to eat to how you eat now, what are your reactions?

Looking at how you eat now, what are some improvements you still want to make?

I hope everyone is doing well with their goals. Can you believe we're sliding into November this week!?

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