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The journey

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

emoticon I weighed myself on Sunday and had lost one pound since last week! Yeah!

Then, DH wanted to go out to dinner and I needed a burger and fries.... emoticon. I did work out yesterday but apparently it wasn't enough to fend off the sloppy eating. I am up one half pound.

What I hate it the "stuck scale syndrome"...you know...the scale stays within three pounds all the time...up three...down two...up one...down three...and you never actually get anywhere.

Life is a bit stressful here with many family functions to attend and issues with finances. I am having trouble sleeping which is indicative of stress issues, but doesn't stress make you hold onto fat? Am I doomed in an endless cycle of stress and no weight victories?

Do I have the ability to did deep inside and pull out a new person who is healthy and fit? Why when we are stressed does the chocolate soothe us while the orange does not? emoticon

At least on this journey, I have my spark friends to walk beside and to lend a hand when I fall. I am not in this alone and I do plan on finishing the race and crossing the finish line at 120 lbs emoticon and you all will be there to celebrate with me. emoticon Thanks!
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    Christie, if you'll do a bit of research on how stress relates to weight gain, you may be surprised. It's a real eye-opener!
    4377 days ago
    Taker easy and you will do it. And you are right we will be here to clap as you cross the finish line.
    Hugs, Lynn
    4377 days ago
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    Baby steps, baby steps, Christie...one thing at a time, one day at a time.. baby steps.
    4377 days ago
    You definitely are not alone here, ever.....we've all been there done that! Just remember you self proclaimed over achiever (LOL), baby steps get you where you want to go. Focus on one thing today, tomorrow, for the week for the month and soon it becomes habit, then move on. It even took God six days to make the world! Hugs
    4377 days ago
    My dear friend..I too am in the stuck scale syndrom. I have done a lot of thinking since I had my procedure last week and I decided that it's my fault. I am not feeding my body properly and therefore I am not losing weight. i have always been the one that if I'm not hungry at lunch then I simply don't eat. I do that throughout the day. If I don't get hungry I don't eat. Well no more. I will eat 3 meals and 2 snacks a day regardless if i'm hungry. I know that I have to feed my body for it to lose. I also have terrible sleeping habits and stay stressed to the max. So, when I am able to fro mmy surgery, I will begin doing my PM Yoga before bed again. I used to do that and it helped me sleep so much better. I don't know if any of this helped you or not but if not just know that I am always here to lend a hand, an ear, a shoulder, whatever you need. We can do this thing!
    4377 days ago
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