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9/19/13 12:44 P

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Old habits are so hard to change. I am trying not to snack while watching tv. If I don't watch tv, I don't snack. So that's an option. But when I do watch tv, it's sooooo hard not to snack. But I keep trying. I know it's something that I need to get a handle on. And I keep working at it. I will get better and eventually I will do it. But I have to not give up. I have to keep trying. When I give up, it doesn't get done! emoticon

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9/18/13 11:24 P

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Junk food is not always the problem. A little is not always a bad thing. Take a careful look at your meals. Are your quantities right for those? And how about activity? Are you moving enough? As we age we lose muscle mass. So just cardio is not necessarily a good thing. You also need strength training. Even just using your body weight is good.

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

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9/18/13 4:56 P

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I know it's hard Tabby. I'm sort of in the same boat. I work 12 hour night shifts on a med-surg unit in a large hospital. Why is it the patients you have to visit the most are at the farthest end of the hall, lol. It sure makes my pedometer look good though :)

I get home and even when I wake up, exercise is the farthest thing from my mind on my off night. I took a tip from my health coach, just start walking about 15 minutes on one off night, then increase it. You really will see a difference. I am now up to 45 minutes on 2 off nights a week. Yep, sometimes, I have to lace on my shoes, get out of my jammies, and kick my own butt out the door. Honestly, the "getting ready" part is the worst part of it. When I get out there, I enjoy it.
I take my own snacks to work (the size of my lunch bag could feed a truck driver). Get a "snack stash" change purse. Put only enough in it for a diet soda or something small and don't go over that amount. Pretend you do not have your wallet with all the extra change. I try to look at a healthy lifestyle and weight loss like a puzzle......
one piece at a time.

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9/18/13 2:00 P

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Hello and welcome

All things are possible if you only believe, even losing 15 pounds


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9/18/13 1:39 P

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9/18/13 1:24 P

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Your work schedule definitely makes it tough. I just cannot imagine. I am trying hard to get "back on the wagon" but it is hard. Just when I think I am doing well we have a carry-in at work and it all goes "out the window!"

I cannot keep chips in the house or I will eat them. They just keep calling to me!

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9/18/13 12:59 P

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...is tough. I'm RK, I'm 52, and just saw the scale tell me 160. That does it! I gotta staret again. I was doing fairly well a year ago, and was down to 147 from 156, and then got sick several times in the winter with colds and flu-type things, and all my good habits went out the window.

I don't eat huge quantities of junk food, though I do have a little sometimes, but in a controlled way. The big challenge for me right now is to uncouple READ function from EAT function! I've always had the habit of snacking while reading, and that just has to stop. I've managed to uncouple tea from food (meaning that I can have a mug of tea without having to have "something to go with it"). My work schedule this semester is crazy -- all my classes are at night, so when I get done with teaching and get home, it's 10:00. I'm trying not to eat then except maybe some cereal. But teaching nghts is making all kinds of chaos both with my eating and sleeping patterns.

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