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Old 03-21-2012, 08:41 PM
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Yesterday was a long tiring day but I had prepared a great salad and fruit for afters and merrily munched my way throught this at lunchtime. I felt quite full up until around 22:30 when I got home and rummaged around until I decided on a ham and cheese roll which I ate sitting in bed reading. Not the best end to the day but even with my little glass of vino to wash it down with, the count came in below 1200.

I have re-adjusted my weight goal and mini goal to accommodate my slippage and have vowed that I wont have to change them again. My next plan is to re-instate my 30 mins of exercise every day starting next Monday.

Oh yes I hear you cry what is wrong with starting tomorrow, and I could give you a few lame excuses but I like starting over on Mondays, i kind of need to work up to it and I WILL get some exercise this weekend as I intend to drive to my friend's and then we will both walk to the restaurant which will take approx 30 mins and I will be painting shed doors for my Mum on saturday so it won't be an entirely inactive few days.

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Old 03-22-2012, 07:38 PM
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A colleague brought in some choc chunk cookies today and left one beside my coffee. I started to absentmindedly pick it up but suddenly thought I'd like to check out the damage. Imagine my horror when I read 355 cals, that was pretty much the total I had for my lunch so I left it down again. Fast forward to mid afternoon and I'm feeling that awful slump that drives you to eat anything that is around. I pick up the cookie and have 2/3rds munched before I awake from my choc induced trance and throw the rest into the bin. Not great but I didn't finish it and in the past this would have been the trigger for me to let loose and waste the rest of the day but I came home and ate my planned meal and nothing else. So adding in my mistake my day came to just under 1400. The next few days are very social but I'll do what I can to stay good, wish me luck......
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:04 PM
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Started fit day Jan 20, 2012.
Weight during Dec. 2011 - 203 lbs
Currently 192 lbs
Goal - 175 by may 1
Long term goal - 160 lbs by July
55 yr Old. Transplanted newyorker now in Georgia. Husband still works.
Able to devote all day to this. I have lost 11 lbs. I have a low thyroid function and binging issues that I am constantly working on to improve. I have analyzed my caloric intake vs burned and find that I have trouble hitting that 3500 cal lose per week. So, I need to move more but I have no energy somedays. I eat from 1140 to 1700 calories per day and work out 3 -4 times a week.
I have been stuck at 192 for three weeks.
Dinner is the hardware time for me and when I eat most of my calories.
Need some help....

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Old 03-28-2012, 07:57 PM
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Hi Lucy sorry I haven't been around to answer you but it's been mad at work and at home. Things are calming down now so I hope to be on more. You have made a good start at 11lbs lost, this time around I took it really slowly and lost an average of only 1lb per week. However since before Christmas I have stalled and have gained around 4.5 lbs which I lose around half of and then put back on again. My efforts at exercising have also stopped and I really need to get this started again as even a short 30min brisk walk 3-4 times a week starts to move the lbs. I have no magic advice but I can honestly say that the months that I stayed around 1300 per day or under, along with some easy exercise I lost a little every week. The biggest thing was logging everything I ate and I mean everything, as I realised that guessing just did not work and I underestimated how much things actually were in calories, even the good stuff. So eat healthily but allow for a treat, measure and count everything accurately and do some exercise as often as you can. Now I just have to do exactly that myself and be able to report the scale going down again.
Summer is on the way and I won't be able to hide beneath bulky clothes for much longer so time to kick myself up the butt and get on with it. Let me know how you are getting on Lucy, keep the faith, you know you can do this.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:59 PM
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Not a bad day today, lots of fruit and veg. I hurt my back last Sunday and am finding it difficult to sit or walk so no exercise this week. I had an odd conversation with a colleague today, she said that she thought that I had lost too much weight, that my face was looking too thin and that I should stop. Now I am still sitting in the overweight area of my BMI chart and need to lose at least another 14lbs to be at the higher end of the "normal" range so I'm not sure why she should say that. I have no intention of going too far with my weight loss and I enjoy my food and drink too much to overdo it, I just want to feel healthy and look better and I must admit no one has ever said I look too thin, not ever! So I will continue and hope to lose the rest over the next few months and I WILL look at myself and re-assess my goal if I think I need to. Of course I have to start losing again........
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:22 AM
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Had a monster blow out with pizza last night after a very frustrating day, but that's no excuse I know. I thought that knowing that stress makes me eat stupidly when I don't actually need the stuff might help me stop but no, there is that little guy sitting on my shoulder saying "Go on, life sucks, enjoy something at least". The truth is thought that it's a fleeting enjoyment and later I just feel worse. How do I get myself to push that little beggar off and say " Yes life sucks sometimes but eating lots of food doesn't make it better" I could have stopped at 1/2 of what I ate and then I would have had a treat but stayed fairly good, when will I learn?
My youngest son turned 40 this week, OMGCB where have the years gone. I now have two boys (men) in their forties, I feel so old, maybe that's why I'm feeling so low this week. I worry so much about my youngest as he has a spinal condition which gives him constant pain and stiffness(although he seldom complains) but he drinks a bit too much and because of his illness he is in a very low paying job so has very little surplus to spend. He is a wonderfully caring person who deserves so much more, I would love to see him with a loving caring partner but as he rarely gets out to socialise I can't see him finding that woman. His brother sent him a funny weekend holiday voucher for his birthday. He had put a photograph of a plane and a taxi with the words " flights and airport transfers included"
Then a picture of food and drinks with "All Inclusive" then a picture of a tour bus with "excursions included" and finally a photo of himself and his wife with " all brought to you by ******** Tours". Wonderful, he gets a fully paid trip to visit his brother this summer.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:31 AM
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Had planned a night out with some women I haven't seen for quite some time, it was organised especially to get one of the "girls" out for the evening. Her husband has been I'll for quite a number of years and doesn't feel able to socialise so my friend has been pretty much housebound for a long time. Unfortunately two of the group suffered a sudden bereavement on thurs so our numbers dwindled to three. However we achieved what we had set out to do and the main lady had a great time. It was wonderful to catch up on each other's lives and we are determined to repeat this on a more regular basis.
It's Sunday and the sun is shing although it's quite cold but I am off out into my little garden to have a look at what work I need to do to bring it back to its former glory.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:43 AM
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I'm up - just about- and getting ready for work. I got on the scales this morning and I AM DOWN but I want to wait til tomorrow to change my sig just to be sure. I've packed a healthy lunch and now that my back is feeling better I'm going to have a 30min walk at lunchtime, that's if I can stay awake. Now that's not an excuse, I could not get to sleep last night, I watched the clock until 05:45 and now it just after 7 and I'm struggling to get showered and dressed. My mind goes into overdrive at night and I could worry for Britain, I've often said that I wish I had a switch that could turn my thoughts off at night. I wasn't always like this but seem to be getting worse as I get older. Even my mother has noticed that on some days I look really tired and it makes me lazy as well. Oh well got to shake a leg, go earn some money, catch you later.
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Long Tuesday and what a miserable day, we even had swirls of snow earlier. Foodwise I came in under 1100 but what I did eat was not terribly nutritious as I had forgotten to take dinner into work so ended up hitting the vending machine. The scales showed a 1lb loss since last Monday, I'll be happy if it stays off and I can lose another by next Monday, baby steps......
I'm having a lot of trouble sleeping at the moment, I seem to have so much on my mind and most of it is negative. It was so bad today that I ended up catching 40 winks over my lunch break, head slumped on the desk and woke up with drool on my mousepad and a hairstyle that would frighten the horses. I'm really hoping for a good sleep tonight, they say that not getting enough sleep can make you put on weight and I do NOT need any help in that dept.
So me and the cat are now off to bed so wish me luck.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:00 PM
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Lizzie, I am sorry. I am having some trouble sleeping, too, and I've found that melatonin helps. Have you tried it? Also, maybe it would help if you journaled out your worries before bed, then let them stay in the book and you can always pick back up where you left off. My son tends to obsess, too, and he's found that falling asleep to books on tape is helpful in distracting him. He listens to books he's already read so there's no problem once he falls asleep and the tape keeps playing .

Congrats on being down on the scale, though! Hang in there! You're doing great!
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