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6/29/17 12:08 P

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I agree that daily check-ins and daily motivation is needed .. I need motivation all day long. My biggest problem is that I do not like to eat when I get up and now that I am widowed and living alone I find cooking a chore. My doctor told me that I was "pre-diabetic" and she also wanted me to take cholesterol medication but everything I've read lately says that the cholesterol medicine promotes diabetes so I watch my fat intake closely and take Fish Oil supplements. I also have coronary artery disease and have 2 stents in my heart. All of this is by way of saying that I don't get the exercise that I should which really makes weight loss even harder.

If we make an effort to stay in touch and connected .. we will succeed. emoticon

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6/28/17 10:54 P

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Teri, Sandy, I need daily motivation and if we don't check in we can't encourage each other. Sandy -look forward what you can do to be healthy now.....It definitely is a battle. Don't get discouraged keep on going.
14 years ago my brother had his big toe cut off from complications from diabetes. It has been my motivation to keep exercising and trying to lose weight. He died last fall from kidney failure but by God's grace I have not succumbed to the 70% chance of getting diabetes II because of a sibling who had it. The little things do pay off.

Matthew 11:28 Come unto me all ye that are heavy laden and I will give you rest unto your soul.


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Thank Terri for asking people to check in. I wasn't going to today but after I saw your post it made me want to reach out. I did good with my food today. I got a call at work today from my Dr. office. I have been in getting all my annual stuff done. They did my blood work and it looks really bad. I have been so proud of my self for my month of healthy eating thinking all my problems were solved. I have only 1 kidney and the one I have is having trouble. all the normal tests are high and I may even be developing diabetes. I know it is not true but I can't help but feel like this hard work is all a waist of time the damage is done. I will keep plugging away at it but I am feeling pretty down on myself right now for all the years of abuse I have given y pour body. emoticon

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6/28/17 6:04 P

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I would really like to see others checking in daily .. I really need some daily motivation.

Anyone with me?

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6/24/17 4:53 P

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checking in again today. I seem to be not so anxious today. Just doing chores. I made it through the night without eating extra junk

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6/23/17 3:41 P

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I don't know if people really check in daily but that is what I need and I hope others will follow. I am on vacation today. I don't have anything in particular planed. I had to take the day because once again I have built up to much vacation. I have a few Dr. Appointments I am getting over with. My husband is having a root canal so he is out of the picture today. I need to go get some exercise but I am making excuses not to go. I really am just waiting for lunch time then I will just be waiting for dinner time. I am letting this day just go by. I need the motivation to do something

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6/18/17 12:08 P

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We did decide to change our itinerary. It means losing a chunk of dough on a hotel room, but being miserable just to save the amount we're talking about isn't worth it to us. Then we had a small crisis when we arrived to her parents' lake home to find that someone-we still haven't figured out who- left the fireplace on, using up propane. It wasn't really a fire hazard, but it was still scary to think it might have started on its own. Also, I can get charged up over other people's anxiety, and my friend was very distressed, repeating the same issues over and over. A repair person is supposed to be arriving soon. Yes, on a Sunday! But gas and fire issues are serious, so the company is doing the right thing.

We have a general plan for meals, which will be enough for me. No need for any random food. May supplement with coffee, as it's actually a little cool where we are. Ironic!

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6/17/17 10:58 A

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Am on the second day of a visit to a friend during which we are supposed to be driving cross country. The upcoming heat wave in the Southwest is throwing a wrench in our plans, and we got a little short with each other. Ugh. I hope sleeping on it will have helped. I have an idea for how to change plans so that a bit of the trip is salvaged, but don't know if she'll go for it. I can feel that urge to just go munch on cereal. I've had breakfast, my body is well fed, I have plenty of reserves of glycogen and fat to draw from, and I don't need any food. I can handle the urge without eating. I will possibly have another cup of decaf.

Seven 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!
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Sorry not to have been posting. Wasn't purposely avoiding reporting failures, but only yesterday had a "good" day for the first time in a few weeks. I tend to get reminded to post when other people do. This team has about 50x the members of the Living Binge Free team I'm on. 'Course, we have only a small group that posts there, too. It takes quite a few of non-posters to get a core, I guess.

Seven 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!
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Hope the juicer helps make a difference. I may be kidding myself, but I feel greens and veggies have been crucial for me in balancing out the years of eating so much refined food. I didn't try to do it all in one swoop. But now they play a regular role in my eating and the refined stuff a much smaller one. It's been an evolution...

Seven 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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5/6/17 8:39 A

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Started my day off at the gym. I haven't been there in over 3 weeks so it was good to get back. For some reason, getting there is harder than exercising there. My husband bought me a juicer so today I'm going to the fruit market to get some fruit and start juicing. I have a hard time digesting green vegetables so I'm hoping this will help. I want to eat healthier and be stronger. Here's to day 1.

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5/4/17 1:35 A

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Was tempted to get a mousse-like dessert at a coffee place I had to pass by on the way to an appointment. They didn't serve it anymore! I almost had myself convinced to go to a supermarket and look in the pudding section instead, something I haven't done for about a year. Then I remembered I had the makings for something rather similar at home, but with no sugar or even fat. A little weird, but it 's stuff I'm trying to use up anyway. I was SO glad I didn't give in to the foolish old pattern. I had a great meal and reinforced the way I want to live.

Seven 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!
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5/2/17 8:41 P

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I hope you were able to sit and eat your evening meal rationally. I have a rule that I don't try to make up for not eating by eating more later. I figure my body still has plenty of reserves in my arms, legs and bottom just for such situations. In fact, I often get full faster if I've gotten very hungry, though I had to learn to respect that. I actually like getting very hungry a few times a week. I know it's often recommended not to, but I've found I can change my mindset about it, and it doesn't feel dangerous. It's a perfectly natural feeling, and people in slim cultures expect to feel it a few times a day.

I went to check in for jury duty today and got let go rather early, but it would have been a hassle to go back to work, so I stayed downtown. I had brought my lunch with me. Being released rang old bells of wanting to celebrate with food and also fill up the time. SO many eating establishments and places to get snacks! I just kept ignoring them, though I did have an extra coffee with cream. I also did a lot of walking, trying to get some public stairs. I didn't realize how far they were from my car. I ended up doing over 10 miles, in stages! My feet feel fine but I do feel it in my thighs.

Seven 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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5/2/17 6:03 P

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So far so good. Exercised this morning. Now I am starving though and want to eat everything in sight because I had no time for lunch at work today.... Fighting the urge to splurge on eating...

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Not letting emotional eating get to me is separate from my following any particular plan, though eating good food regularly helps me to know that my desires for random food are deceptive.

I had a lot of problems today involving a water leak (MY pipe) a collapsed hillside from it, upset neighbors, and still not completely resolved about what my obligation is. I also got some disturbing news about my teaching schedule today, but I ate my meals as usual. I did allow myself two extra hot beverages. These don't lead to more and more, as eating does, sometimes even eating "healthy." It's better if I don't chew.

Seven 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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5/1/17 7:05 P

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Had a decent day considering it's Monday which is the most stressful day of the week for me. I decided to try and take a smoothie for breakfast with some greens in it. Too bad the pretty green color didn't taste as good as it looked but I drank it anyway. I ate a salad before dinner and only ate chicken when my husband added fries to his meal. This will be a process. I start out great but fizzle out and lose steam so this time I'm going slow and making gradual changes. I feel good today and more motivated than yesterday.

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5/1/17 6:19 P

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Yesterday I did great with exercise and ate 1 meal. but it was huge, and I ate dessert too! Somehow I gained 5 pounds in one day!
Doing better today exercised and didn't go crazy with food, but I did eat a lot of creamed spinach.

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5/1/17 12:08 P

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Doing okay today. Yesterday was really bad but back on track today!

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Had a relaxed day with food yesterday. It actually helped me sleep, which I very much needed. Looking forward to my plan today, even if it takes some effort to stick to. Just got back from a few days out of state with more eating than usual, but all part of the mix. But it is common to get those pesky thoughts and urges to be more random with eating after such events. I just need to remind myself how much better I'll feel in a few hours if I don't give in. I'm never sorry I waited for my next meal!

Seven 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!
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4/30/17 1:49 P

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Got in 70 minutes of exercise today, so the new week is off to a great start! 30 minutes walking DVD; 10 minutes Dance DVD, 30 minutes strength training

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What a great discovery! Some diet gurus claim that sugar cravings are a sign of inadequate saturated fat intake, but I haven't noticed that difference even when experimenting with it. Small amounts of unsaturated or monosaturated fats make a meal feel more complete to me. But honestly, nothing has ever taken away all desire for sweets. But it's completely manageable now and that's all I ask.

Seven 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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4/24/17 3:06 P

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Sticking to my routine is just about always more supportive of my real needs than giving in to random thoughts to eat. The routine allows for a variety of foods.Most thoughts to eat outside of the routine don't signal any real need anyway. The less I reinforce false hunger, the better.

Seven 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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4/24/17 12:33 P

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I discovered something new about myself: My body really reacts adversely to sugar! Especially these last few months--since I've been faithfully tracking my food intake. I had become so focused on keeping the calories down, that I began avoiding higher fat foods. In spite of keeping those calories within my range, I dealt with lots of hunger (the kind that makes you shaky) & wasn't losing any weight. My carbs were increasing the whole time. 3 days ago, I began to eat higher fat foods again & the intense hunger is gone! I can now go 5 or 6 hours between eating without being ravenous & without an increase in total calories for the day. What freedom! Time will tell if I'm on the right road here. emoticon

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My eye is on the prize of just reasonable eating, which for me means most of my food eaten at meals, and sweets only a few times a month. I do allow for other eating on weekends, but thankfully, it's become the new normal for to keep it reasonable. The scale is a side issue, but the last few months have brought more loss that seems to be relatively stable with about a 5-lb. fluctuation. That is okay with me, as it's clear it's mostly water, since I don't overeat by thousands of calories. It is not my goal to eat the least possible and weigh the least possible.

Seven 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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4/23/17 4:42 P

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I have fallen way off track and need to get my act together before I undo all of my progress! So far doing ok today so it is a start yet again!

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4/22/17 8:04 A

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don't give up even when you do gain a few. in the next minute you will lose the few.

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I'm never giving up! In spite of losing & regaining the same couple of pounds for months now, I'm never giving up. Never.

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Good Morning! Excited to be here. Sharing my mindful mantra for today.

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Good Afternoon to all,

Just checking in (which I haven't been able to do much lately). Coming to the end of Spring Break with many emotional ups and downs. I have had hardly any time to myself or to plan out what I need/want to do. Mostly a week of quick reactions, and I don't do well under those conditions.

I enjoy the kids being home but am looking forward to the "routine" of next week.

All in all I didn't do too bad with the emotional eating and will try to pat myself on the back for that.

Weekends are always a little rough but I am going into this weekend DETERMINED to do well.

Thanks for listening.....

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If I may, try to get really clear what pleasure you'll be giving up to eat less junk food, and what you think you'll get more of by eating less of it. It's got to be something that feels good to you on the inside more than just a number on the scale. What price in regret and worry are you paying by continuing to eat it? Etc. And what non-junk foods can you get a decent amount of pleasure from eating? It's not all torture. Try minimizing how awful it is to NOT eat when the desire is there and MAXIMIZE how glad you'll feel when you hold out for a smarter meal later. Make at least one thing at that meal seem special, and work hard to look forward to THAT. Mine used to be a buttered biscuit. Now it's often a couple of tablespoons of walnuts. They taste so much better when I WAIT to eat them!



Seven 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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A bit frustrated, keep gaining and losing the same 3 lbs. Having a hard time being disciplined enough to stay away from junk food.

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Hope you'll have time for a nap later.

Seven 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!
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Welcome back. I am trying to get some work done. The trouble with being in IT is that we get to work odd hours when it is needed. Would like some sleep.

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Back at work today after two weeks off. Feeling melancholy over unpleasant tasks, but they need to be done. Going to have some raspberry tea and make tomorrow's lunch.

Seven 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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I don't call it an emotional weakness. It's just a habit, naturally reinforced by the food environment, and strengthened with practice. It will probably never go away completely. Thin people eat for emotional reasons sometimes, too. It's just not their default. You can turn this around. Keep your eyes on the prize: more zip, more pride, more enjoyable meals, and better glucose levels. Just keep thinking: I'll be SO glad I waited for my meal. Then find out that you are!

Seven 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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I've heard that about Jennie Craig and also watched my neighbor lose 100 lbs and gain it back. Thank you for the great advice. I know I need to overcome this emotional weakness . . . your words help. My doctor was concerned about my glucose level. It has been borderline for a few years now.

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Laurie if I may say so, the stats on Jennie Craig helping people stay compliant a year or two later aren't very good, even if they actually lose much weight, which is also inconsistent. You might as well just stick with your own cobbled meals, including the amounts you know are reasonable. If you can so no to extra food when you eat her stuff, you can do it with your own menu. Do you think you will feel better, lighter and more peppy, if you eat less? The prospect of that used to help me hold out when the urges came, as well as just knowing that resisting when it was hard is the best way to weaken the habit of giving in. I learned that we often give in before the urge has reached a peak, and that makes it even stronger. The urges will usually reach a peak and subside. If we can wait past the peak, the pattern is disrupted. It's not fun, but neither is overeating and feeling stuffed and regretful.

Is there any other difference your doctor is looking for besides a change in weight? You might be able to improve blood values or pressure by eating quality food and increasing exercise even without much weight loss. I'd ask about comparisons of those things as well since your last visit, when you do go in.

Please do look at what your health risks are and let them help strengthen you to do what you need to heal. It's hard, but being in poor health is hard, too. You might as well do the one that makes you feel better for a longer time.

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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
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3/28/17 3:18 P

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Hello all. I've been busy and not on SP so much. I've been doing a LOT of emotional eating. I do great all day...and then I return to my empty house and start eating. Healthy food. In large quantities. I did it again last night except this time I acknowledged to myself as I went that I was eating too much. My doctor told me to lose weight and now I'm due to go see him in May and I've gained 7 lbs. I'm so mad at myself! I wonder if I can lose 7 lbs before I see him. I feel like I'm being very self-destructive. Is it the loneliness? The cold weather? As soon as it gets warmer, I'm heading out on my bike. I see a lot of couples riding together which makes me feel lonely but at least I get some great exercise.

I really need to get this eating under control. I've even considered Jenny Craig or some other program that controls your food for you but it's so expensive! I know I need to plan out my meals. I'm looking for some containers that have 3 sections to help me.

I really know what I need to do. I just need to commit myself to taking better care of me.

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I was going to write that I was choosing to do some emotional eating right now, but just writing that made me stop. I'll save the rest of the food for later. It's good quality stuff, not the junky stuff that will keep calling. I went to a meetup event, an organized Indian cooking class. It was okay but I didn't find it to be rip roaring fun or relaxing. The dish was okay, and the food a little too much dense starch for me. I'm very aware that I often have high expectations of events. I don't know how not to have them. I don't mean to put that burden on other people. Afterwards, I wandered through a few stores before coming home. I have the vague feeling often that there is something I'm supposed to be doing but I don't know what it is, and the stuff I probably should be doing I don't want to do.

I don't say these things for anyone to try to solve my dilemmas. I am just clear about one thing. I know I'll feel better later if I don't eat any more now.

The sun is glinting off a reclining Buddha statue on the table on my deck. My wind chimes are tinkling. A plane is going over and the loquat branches are bobbing lightly in the breeze. It has to be enough.

Seven 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!
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I feel aweful, but the new week is off to a great start! I did 30 minutes of walking and 30 minutes of weight training today!

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I'm relatively new here. I tend to blah blah on. It's a bit selfish because it serves my needs. Feel free to ignore my comments, if they tax your patience or seem preachy. I sometimes cut and paste to a blog, but I already did that today! So you will be the ones to suffer.

I've lost all my weight without calorie counting. However, I have other guidelines that are even more important to me. In fact it was extremely important to me that I learn to deal with food without calorie counting, even though I know that is bucking the trend and even the focus of Spark. I know that people in slim cultures do not count calories but they have very firm habits around food that end up limiting their intake. It was more important to me that I be like one of them than it was to depend on the precision of measuring and recording all my food. I like being able to go to a restaurant and use my best judgement. It does involve a level of honesty that some people think is even harder than figuring calories. I think it's pure luck when someone stumbles on some style that feels relatively effortless. Most of us can't depend on that luck.

I found out last week that my bodyfat is even a bit higher than yours, Coco. But I really can't see myself eating a lot less than I do now. I've been maintaining in the normal BMI range for five years as of today, and see myself being able to to cut very little. I know that since I was heavier at one point, it takes fewer calories for me to maintain my weight.

But I am intrigued by the idea that I could use up some more of my fat stores and build some muscle with movement. I have not been exercising regularly. Not proud of that! I will be checking out some kettlebell centers this week. I don't know why, but it's the only workout I can see myself paying for these days. I paid for gyms for so many years without using them. If I decide the kettlebell isn't what I want, I will consider joining a gym with no contract to use some kind of cross trainer. There's one on one of my routes home from work that is 10 bucks a month. I see myself being willing to spend about three months with a trainer or a gym membership. Maybe I'm kidding myself, but I think I can then continue at home. I've got stuff here! I just haven't been able to make myself use it. It's worth the experiment to see if this will get me started. I think there are other benefits besides getting my bodyfat down. It will have to be just a happy side effect.

I wrote a long blog on something that I think applies here but may not have much of an impact, depending on where a reader is at. I've come to the conclusion that I can't really tell very much about whether a food is going to satisfy me just because I want it. This goes for non-binge foods as well. I don't feel the need to be able to tell, either. I don't have to depend on this kind of knowledge anymore. Most of the time, when I eat the meals I've worked out for myself over time, I feel satisfied, but I can't actually say why. I do eat a lot less of certain foods, but it's been an evolution. I can't even prove I'm that much better off. Maybe I could get the same results eating the old foods, but it's a moot point now. I'm not going to go back to eating them in the quantities I used to. I've found different ones, and I believe they are superior in quality to the refined and manufactured foods I ate more of before.

But it applies to emotional eating because it's almost never true that we will be satisfied by the food we desire outside of a core of supportive eating. However, it can take a LONG time before that is so clear that we do the hard work of saying no at the right time. We are so used to thinking that we should try to get the things we want, including food. How else can we know what to try to get? I gave up on trying to use the prescribed ways of reading my body. People in slim cultures have rather set routines for their meals. They don't depend on whims.

Speaking of foods, I need to go store the grain I just cooked.

Hang in there! Let's skip the random urges to eat, even when it's hard to. Whatever my body truly needs, it can get from its stores or at the next meal. IMHO.

Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 3/20/2017 (18:52)
Seven 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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Ate way too much last week. Spent 4 great days with dear friends, but went out to eat every day for lunch and dinner, and indulged in too many desserts! Getting back on my food plan today!

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Went to the gym Monday for evaluation. My body fat is 28.6. So sad. I started logging my food and drink intake since Tuesday. Uugh, I didn't want to calorie count. I need to figure out my average of protein, fat and carbs so I can alter my diet accordingly.

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Struggling with emotional eating, but trying to get back on track! Today is a new day! So far so good!

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I don't believe I can always stop the feeling/thought of being bored but I know I never HAVE to eat just because I get the urge to. I'm free to give in, but I also know it will not cause me any damage to just experience the difficult desire to give in.

It has been very important for me to have a general eating plan that I consider fair and that allows for all foods I still enjoy, though some of them are very infrequent. It includes certain guidelines I accepted and then adjusted over time, but it was always pretty clear when I was not following it, so the incidences of mindless eating were very obvious, as were many other excuse that were just fake hunger. However, sometimes I allowed myself in the plan to be mindless, and reduced the allowances over time. Weight loss was not my major goal. Long term compliance was and I knew it was more likely to reduce the events. It took longer than some 12-week program to get good at it, but I also knew that is typical for long term maintainers.

Anyway, I'm here because I'm continuing to adjust my plan and feel at least for now that more fake hunger is being dismantled..I also know I can't wait for there to be no desire and no triggers before I eat the way I know will bring me vitality and pleasure overall. I like having this kind of venue, not the tracking/weight loss focus, to give comfort and be comforted.



Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 3/13/2017 (16:09)
Seven 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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Please consider reading my recent blog entry. I've used the tactics many times with success. It's not new stuff but you can judge if it's a good review. Or maybe it is new for you?

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Seven 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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Loved your post and wow can I relate to every word!

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I also eat out of boredom, and the problem with that particular habit is that often I wouldn't even notice how much I ate until I go to the bottom of the box/bag. I think this is a really dangerous unaware kind of eating...and it's difficult to give up that habit. How many of us like to eat when we watch TV, go to a movie, reading.... I was world worst at eating and snacking. I would eat an entire sleeve of crackers while reading.

The thing is...we have to STAY in awareness when it comes to what we put in our mouths. That unconscious kind of eating was very connected to knocking me off many "diets." I would think, "well...I'll only eat 1 or 2," then because of not staying in awareness, I ate the whole thing. The good news is that old habits CAN be broken. I had to commit to awareness. I had to commit to eating purposefully. I had to commit to foods as "medicine" for my broken body. I had to promise my body and God that I would only eat those things that would strengthen, nourish, and guide my body to wellness. Because, you see, the body you now have is only on loan. It's not REALLY yours...you are borrowing it. It's meant to be God's vessel, and every time you put something in your mouth that is unhealthy or that you're not aware of, you are damaging something that really isn't yours.

I firmly believe that God wants us to live a happy life with abundance. Abusing our bodies does not fit His or our purpose. Eat consciously with purpose. Your body will respond to good treatment, and you will recover health that you may have thought you've lost forever. I'm a walking testimony to that. God bless, enjoy your weekend, and eat something good for your body. Learn to love God's gift. emoticon emoticon



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Night time eating is my problem too. It's like I get bored so I'll eat something.


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