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Brilliant Kris.....

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I tried the shower tonight. I didn't need to have the heat adjuster so far around so the shower pressure wasn't affected. I'm happy. Now I will go back to having baths LOL!

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Awesome Kris...thats awesome....

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so pleased for you

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No, it isn't faster, BUT the heat is hotter so IF I have a shower (normally bath) I can have more cold which is a really good pressure so it shouldn't affected overall, and the kitchen has one tap for hot/cold so it is easy to use a tad more cold so I don't burn myself.

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WOOHOO Kris...thats awesome....
Trsut it is running faster

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The hot water is now connected and I CAN NOW USE IT AND NOT HAVE TO BOIL IT - lol!

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slow or not the water will be hot !!!!!!enjoy

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Totally hear you Kris.....I make the 8in ones because thats what fits in the cabinet best and my girl cuts as she goes so it doesn't go dry.... and it fits in the storage containers we have very well...all good....it's only at Christmas that i do them....

WOW...thats good with the hotwater cylinder....especially being an insurance job....Woohoo....
Sad that the hort water is flowing slower....maybe there is an adjustment that will turn the flow up a little for you

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It would work out cheaper and less time consuming to do fewer big ones. They last for yonks so wouldn't go stale. When I got my 14" tin I already had 2x 12" ones, but measured the inside of the oven to get the biggest square that would fit, and the 14" was it.

My new Hot Water Cylinder went in today. Now I just have to wait for the Electrician to connect it, and they MAY be doing it this a/noon. 3 weeks tomorrow of no hot water. Only problem is, the new cylinder has made the flow from the hot water taps slower emoticon

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It Could be Jacquie.....My hubby would eat it all year round....lol

Kris....8inch tin....it is a christmas cafe I make for our cafe....some of our customers just love and come in 3 or 4 times a week for it....

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What size tin do you use for the Cafe Xmas Cake?

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new year cake could be nice!

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Am sure doing well at present.....
Just need to keep ahead of them as I don't have time to get behind and HAVE to do one before Christmas....lol

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pity i cant eat your cake you are a real little production line lyn.

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I see it has been raining overnight....hopefully it becomes firne for the day....
Christmas decorations went up last night......
Baked 4th christmas cake last night for the cafe....2 sold this last week so am doing my best to keep ahead of them....need to have one in the cupboard to go when needed...
All good if one is left over.....Hubby LOVES christmas cake....any fruit cake to be honest....lol

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It sure is Kris....I often just turn up...I find it easier....

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i agree!!!!!the quieter the better some times

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I was going to go watch the Xmas Parade go past my Mum's Rest Home but I forgot all about it on the day. Never mind. I hadn't told her I might go. Sometimes it's best to keep your mouth shut LOL!

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Too busy my friend.... emoticon emoticon

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Kris...thats awesome.....go the builder

We have the annual Santa Parade in town tomorrow and our little one is in the parade with his pre school....Not something I really want to go to but need to go and see the boy pass by with his Mamma and all hid preschool friends....
Hopefully we are back earlyish from church and the parade doesnt go too long as we are meeting people half an hous south for dinner at night.....
Its that busy season...

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whooopie!!!!!

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great news about the builder does this mean it could be done by christmas after all

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It's a huge recovery compared to what I was like. Now it is concentration, particularly when I get tired or stressed, and memory, especially with numbers. I used to have a fantastic memory for numbers and could even remember a phone no. from having rung it a few years earlier. Now I can read a 2 or 3 digit number and can walk into another room to write it down but by the time I have gotten there, odds are I have forgotten the number. Noise is another factor. I used to love hearing kids playing, laughing and calling out to each other, and now they brass me off,

Talking about noise, the builder contacted me late this a/noon (apologized for doing so in the w/end) .... He is likely coming MONDAY or WEDNESDAY of this week to replace the floor.

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your right a head injury changes so many things .but you seem to have made a huge recovery

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Its amazing what a head injury will change....not fair some times....

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I used to but after my accident I couldn't stomach them any more. I find it quite intriguing that a head injury can do that to someone. I used to watch heaps of them.

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love my night time murders and crime .

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I have it on every day, but not for long. Mostly I watch the News including sometimes at lunch, and then mostly some of the HGTV home ones. Occasionally I watch something else.

I actually love peace and quiet - after my accident a few years ago the head injury left me with a hate for loud or ongoing noise. There were even times I was in WINZ and just the noise of 4-5 case managers using their keyboards at the same time was driving me spare.

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HMMMM.....often turn TV off and just have quietness.....it is lovely emoticon

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Love it Kris....thats awesome....and the TV can be good company....lol

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sorry about the builder ,they do say camping is fun !never been a choice of mine but i hope it goes well for you

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The builder guy who came today kinda burst my bubble. He said it was most likely to be done AFTER Xmas, so that will mean after the New Year, too. Never mind. I guess I will just have to camp a bit longer LOL!

It's great that you caught up with your friend. It IS nice to have someone to eat with. I have company every time I eat dinner. It is called the TV LOL!

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Thats awesome Kris.....woohoo....

I am taking a day at a time at present...just because the days are so busy...
Have a friend from the north island down finishing her ministry and will graduate next wednesday.....she rang tonight and I decided to go get her and bring her home for tea....no use eating on your own....was great to see her

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I've had my FINAL Termite inspection emoticon

They said that there is only one more place in NZ with a known infestation (across the Estuary from me) and they should be given clearance in another 2 years. I can now do any landscaping/digging etc. that I want. Only problem is, I can't afford it LOL! The down side is that they are taking away the big skip that has serviced our 4 sections, around Xmas time. All our wood and gardening waste has had to go into that. Now we will have to pay for it ourselves emoticon

It was fine when they were under and in my house and around the section, and another immediately prior, but while I was talking to the boss, I heard what I thought was a very long roll of thunder in the distance. When I asked if that was what it was They looked up - man, were those clouds BLACK. The next thing the thunder was all on. A few minutes after they left it pelted down, on the verge of hail. It was like that on/off until mid a/noon.

The guy re asbestos checking came out just after the rain stopped. He said he doubts that there was any in the lino, but it will take 48 hrs for the test results to come back.

Now I just have to wait for the builders coming tomorrow. The Insurance Company is NOT going to cover the cylinder - put down to old age. They have requested that the builders do "emergency reinstatement works" so it has priority. It looks like I might just have hot water before Xmas!!

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YUM.....gotta do it right...lol
I like this recipe because it doesn't have eggs in it nor does it have butter

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when i do make christmas cakes i soak the fruit in brandy very nice

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Wow....Kris....thats a lot of Christmas cakes.....Having said that I made 25 one year for our church for an outreach they did....
I put sherry in mine....I use the orange juice receipe....real easy but instead of 2 cups orange juice I use a cup of juice and a cup of sherry..... emoticon
Its reall nice and really moist...

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Christmas cake and cheddar....never tried that....

I have another one soaking that i will make tomorrow when we get back home....
That will give me a head start this year for the cafe....
I have to be organised with this year....last year my daughter was ringing me 5 days after I had dropped a cake off saying.."I know you are really busy but can you make another cake"....so if I am organised this tyear it will be easier..lol

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this is true!!!!!

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One thing I loved doing with mine as soon as they came out the oven, was to get a skewer and poke heaps of holes in them then liberally pour brandy over the top. I had been planning on getting a syringe for the job, but I guess won't need to if I don't make them. LOL!


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im not going to have one in the house this year dark fruitcake with a slice of strong cheddar is one of my favorite things .i can hear the ewws from here i think it may be just a Welsh thing.

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Prior to my hubby dying I used to make heaps of Xmas Cakes. I would have 14" square and a 12" square in the oven on and a couple smaller ones as well, and when they came out the oven would be filled up again. Then I would do it over again LOL! Since hubby died 6 years ago (14th Dec.) I haven't made any because I haven't been able to get in the mood for it. Funny thing is, he never used to eat them. I did, and the rest I would give as gifts, including a large one to my 'then' Dr. One of his sons hated fruit cakes but he loved mine, and requested it for his 21st Birthday cake LOL!

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wow mrs organised so far i am dressed put washing in and walked the dog then got sidetracked on spark ,story of my life but its misty and cool outside so im not complaining emoticon

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Am just off to get dressed and head out....
Have got the first Christmas cake for the Cafe almost ready to come out of the oven....I am sure I will make many more before the season is over...
Have had to put a date on when it will be in the cafe as we have customers hanging out for it....lol

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WOW....thats amazing....
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Just found this - a bit closer to your neck of the woods LOL!

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When the Inspectors came out here they said that there were a lot more infestations in NZ than people realized.

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New Zealand does have native termites which can cause damage. I remember a few years ago a house a bit down the line from here got well and truly munched up, but that is rare. It was on (I THINK) Paul Holms www.stuff.co.nz/science/9805080/Term
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Neither did I to be honest....wow....

Things are certainly moving fast for you Kris

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oh my goodness i didnt know we had them here

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I'm enjoying the peace :-)

The builders that the Ins. Co. arranged are coming on Tuesday to measure up/quote. They arranged for a Company that checks for Asbestos to come out Monday a/noon, and on Monday some time Ministry of Primary Industries is coming out to do their final check for Australian Subterranean Termites. The neighbour's place was heavily infected and they got into our boundary fence, too, so there were 4 of us who have had restrictions on our properties. No wood or vegetation, even VEGETABLES which we have grown has been allowed off our section other than in a Skip that MPI have been paying for for about 7 years.

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Woohoo...Kris....
Thats awesome....

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WOO HOO - the machinery went this afternoon. Now I have PEACE ... and ..... QUIET!!! The Assessor asked the guy to pull my washing machine out and leave it on undamaged floor, because she was worried that it would fall through. AND she has builders to do the work and they MAY be able to get it done before XMAS!!!

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Some places are really good when you are up front....I found that when the kids and I were on our own.....Although I have found some placed appearing to get more cautious in some things because they have been ripped off....
Its sad as that spoils it for genuine folks....

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thats my experience as well if you make the offer and stick to it i have never had a problem .i had to have a lot of dental work done recently at the dental school here in dunedin .they send a statement monthly and last month a letter telling me i could reduce payments if i needed to .very nice


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Yep - I've done that more than a few times.

When my son was a teenager and needed extensive work on his teeth re removing one to reposition in it's correct place, + braces, it was over $3000. It took about 3 years to pay that off and not once did they ask me to speed it up, send a reminder notice or charge any interest. I also had another occasion where I needed electrical work done on my car. My late hubby was in hospital after either a heart attack and blocked bowel re Crohn's - That was a few hundred bucks, too, and they had never dealt with us before so we had no history there. They allowed us to pay it off, again with no quibble or charge. That took about a year to pay off. I found many MANY years ago that if you are upfront with them in the beginning, they are usually very obliging.

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one thing about living on a tight budget is you learn how to manage every cent .firms are usually pretty good if you can set up a direct debit and drip feed the bill on a regular basis


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I get an accommodation allowance from WINZ re Rates (Over $3,000/annual here plus over $50/month water rates) and also re maintenance. If I get a loan from them, even tho' I have to pay it back, I won't get the accommodation allowance because they claim that they have helped already for it. I'm better off to suck it up and NOT get a loan. At least if they can't do it till after Xmas, it gives me time to come up with a bit more money. Just as well I've got most of my Xmas Presents and don't have a large family to buy for LOL!



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oh dear Lord Kris you know how to do things on a great scale dont you.win may give you an interest free advance on benefit if you have to raise some money .i dont know about the blackbird but in Wales we say muck for luck so maybe things will look up from this point . you wont know whether to laugh or cry. sounds as if you are with a good insurance company .i will put in some prayers
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WOW Kris.....you have a good insurance company.....go you....Am praying that they do the cylinder for you as well....you are right...they are not cheap....

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Wow! It never rains but pours....but the last thing you want is it pouring in your house.

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Well, I didn't know whether to laugh, or to laugh louder, after the day *I* had yesterday!!

My water pump kept going on/off/on/off all day, so I decided to go outside to see if the outside tap was leaking. It wasn't. Instead, I heard drip, drip, drip .... from just under my house. I opened the door there, and saw where the drip was coming from. MY FLOOR. I phoned the plumber who came out and it wasn't just a little leak to fix. Nope, not on your Nellie. Instead, it appeared to be from inside the house so he came in and looked inside my Hot Water Cylinder. THAT WAS THE CULPRIT! There is no repair for that one. I rang my Insurance Company to claim it on insurance. They have accepted the claim for all the clean-up involved but I have to pay a $400 excess, but are sending an assessor out to see whether they will accept the claim for the Cylinder. I hope that they do, because they are roughly $1,000 ..... and a beneficiary right on Xmas emoticon They sent out a firm who deals with clean-ups such as this. He came about 4:45p.m. and ran a meter over the floor. It was very wet underneath, and it meant he had to cut the lino and lift it in the laundry which is where the Hot Water Cupboard is, and the loo. The Insurance will pay for new lino in there and the kitchen, because the kitchen and laundry are right next to each other sharing the same run of lino. He is also putting in for a builder to come and have a look because he thinks some of the wood flooring needs replacing. The plumber thought the same thing. He commented that it looked like the cylinder had dropped a little on one side, and all that needs to be taken care of before they can install a new cylinder.

At the moment there is a strong blower going and a powerful dehumidifier, and the guy will come each day to check the moisture level until it is dry and good to take away.

Also from just after noon yesterday until the wee hours of this a.m. there was little mobile phone connection. Quite a large area was affected by it. It wouldn't be so bad but my landline is diverted to my mobile BECAUSE I OFTEN HAVE LANDLINE PROBLEMS LOL!

To top it off, a Blackbird who keeps coming inside my house, nearly every day, (and leaving unsavoury little packages behind for me to clean up) came inside again yesterday afternoon .... THREE times, and each time left a package. The last time was just as the guy who was dealing with the clean-up arrived, and before I could get to it, had walked in the package, spreading it a little. At least, I guess a blackbird is fairly little and not like a big gull where there would have been a lot bigger mess to clean up. There was a sudden 10 minute severe thunder/lighten storm at that time, too.

Today the Cleaner guy came out again, and then the Insurance Assessor came out this a/noon. At this stage they are DEFINETLY replacing the Wood floor (more extensive area than I thought that they would) and the lino in the kitchen, laundry and loo, AND all the carpet in the passage, plus the plumber for the connections etc. however at this stage I don't know if they will also pay for the Hot Water Cylinder. They are about $1000 so as a beneficiary I certainly hope that they do, but won't hold my breath. She also said that they will pay to put me up somewhere when the work is being done because no hot water, no toilet and no bathroom I can use will make it uninhabitable. They are also paying for the power that is being used re the 2 pieces of machinery here to dry the place out.

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Hahaha....I know that feeling....soooooo well....

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good for you lyn if i didnt have to go near wine dips cheese crackers nuts and trifle i wouldnt have a problem

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Childhood was clean your plate...eat everything that is put in front of you....

I am not going to over eat this christmas....however for me the chips and dips and nibbles are my downfall......AND....the red wine.....
Will just have to slow down on all of that this year.....

I overate when I was away and felt repulsive one of the nights and I don't want to feel like that again..... emoticon

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I over-eat Xmas day and a usually couple days either side, but for me it is more because I really like the food on offer, and I easily get back into my usual routine. I don't ever recall doing any emotional eating, but I have on occasion done 'boredom' eating.

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not happy about 5 weeks until Christmas .just wondering why do other members feel they overeat ?with me it goes back to childhood and being on every diet you can think of since i was 9 to that i have added emotional eating and in an odd way a punishment for me .

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Woohoo Jacquie.....glad the knee is improving....

Eating wise I am doing well....Have just embarked on a connect challenge making the next 6 weeks count...
As there are only 5 weeks till Christmas they really do have to count....focused...blue dots all the way....woohoo

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i can see me now :oh i can do this what about my knee:

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I'm doing brilliantly.

Your knee with continue to improve. One day you will suddenly realize that it hasn't bothered you for some time LOL!



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how is everyone doing eating wise i am sort of on track missing my exercise but thanks to all the prayers the knee is at least 50% better so much for 6 weeks till improvement
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thanks Kris wise words

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Amen Kris....Amen....

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I find that it is easiest to cope with criticism by telling myself that it is the other person who has the problem, and if they don't like it, they can lump it. Just remind yourself that just as you aren't perfect, nor are they, and they may be even LESS perfect.

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That is soo so true and a gold nugget....brilliant

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The cruel criticism is one that always used to get to me as well. I have realised that when someone says something nasty they are an "ahole" . Why should the opinion of someone who is that rude and nasty be important? Instead of worrying about what they think I realised all the nasty comment does is tell me exactly what I should think about them. (I thank my husband for teaching me this one). It takes practice to re-frame it and sometimes it doesn't completely work but I have found it helped me alot.

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I do but we can work on it little by little....

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i would love that but you know me and criticism i take it to heart

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People can be terrible at time Jacquie.....
You will reach a point in your journey of " stuff you" thats not me!!!!!

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bought a bag of cookies and ate the lot i know its silly but my mind sort of goes blank and i eat
silliest thing is i have a feeling that some where in side i have a feeling of that will show you.
how knows what causes a binge response some days i am able just to ignore or just have a sarcastic come back other days i cant emoticon

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What sort of calories and food did you eat that you 'needed' to get yourself back on track?

I agree, some people think that they have the right to say whatever they please without care to or of the consequences :-(

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ate out of being upset yesterday but i have got my self back on track. people can be very cruel
and some people seem to think they can make any sort of criticism and that is ok.

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Go Kris....thats awesome....it is great to gems we learn that work for us on our journey....

La1975....I believe boredom and stess are to 2 killers in this journey...they will get me everytime although usually stress has me not eating but then of course I make up for it later....



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I occasionally pig out but not because of emotion. I have always given myself permission to eat whatever I want, regardless, but only generally once every couple weeks. Sometimes I would go considerably over that 2 week time-frame. To accommodate that I generally eat about 100 calories under my maintenance. It has never interfered with my weight loss journey OR my maintenance one, in fact I am 100% positive that it has helped it.

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boredom is definitely one I need to watch for and stress. Occasionally I'll find myself in the kitchen food halfway to my mouth and go "Hell the *beep* did this happen?" I didn't consciously register I was doing it. Now at least I stop and ask myself "am I actually hungry?" if not put down the food and slowly back away from the fridge. :)

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lucky girl i can eat for any emotion
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Well done Kris....you are very fortunate...

having said that...I am certainly getting better as I grow in this journey....will usually think twice before I continually go looking in the pantry....
However....every now and then I have a blowout and move on...

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Fortunately, I have seldom been one to eat my emotions.

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hi i started this thread because i know for my self what i put in my mouth is the end result of a whole bunch of other things . angry bored lonely feeling sorry for myself any number of things .please feel free to let it out here
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