Good Morning Karen glad you are back and I hope you had a good time, Not much going on here today cept the normal. BUT HEY my Vault party was a hit I got 41 something toward a pair of jeans! Good Weekend here!
Karen: glad to have you back.
Good Morning...Karen..you sound chipper and refreshed...glad you had a break and glad you enjoyed being at your parents!
Carol...glad your Vault party was good!!
Josie...yes..it was you and me over the weekend..and happy YOU kept Me company!
Good Monday mornin buddies,
Not much going on here today. I just took my son to preschool and I am sitting here trying to figure out the secret to becoming and staying thin. I see some ladies and think "how the heck do they do it? Do they exerise daily, constantly watch what they eat, is it genetic? I just don't get it. It's so hard to lose weight and keep it off. Does anyone think that were genetically predipositioned to be over weight? Everyone in my family, my mom and both sisters, are overwight, and struggle with it. My mom even ha lapband surgery and still struggles. Did we all learn her bad habits? Is it in our genes to be fat? I feel like I'm losing a battle I can't win anyway. I start out doing well, like in January I lost 15.4 pounds...I've gained back all but 8! Uggg...
What do you guys think about this? What do you do to keep positive and get back on track. How do you keep going? I'm so upset and frustrated with myself that I can'y get back on the wagon. I pray for strength, I pray for patience. I pray for will power. I pray for help. I pray that I will just magically wake up 60 pounds lighter, LOL...ok, not always, but I wish it a lot. When we drive under a rail road track that we have by us my son always says "Mommy, I know what your wish was", and I play along, even though I know what he's going to say, and he says "You wished to be skinny!". And he's always right!
Anyway, just wanted to hear some thoughts, some ideas of keeping going...
Awwww, I'm climbing through this monitor right now to give you a big 'ol squeeze of a hug!
I totally understand all of what you said, and I am pretty sure I do the same thing. I don't mean to, I just have so many stresses and demands on me now as a mom, and I need to learn how to deal with it better. Aiden is a handful, and he challenges me to my limits most days, that's for sure. Most days I feel like I am failing him, and Emily, with lack of patience and understanding. I pray for those things all the time. Just Saturday he was pushing my buttons, like 5 year old boys do, and I was on emotional overload. We went grocery shopping and hit the drive through on the way home. I was so upset I got a chicken sandwich combo, with fries and a Dr. Pepper. I actually told myself that I deserve it because he has me feeling so upset that this would make me feel better. Uggg, so wrong, and I know it, but at that moment it conforted me and that's what I told myself I needed. Lies and excuses. Not good.
Then, on the other hand, I don't feel like I over eat. I don't know, maybe I'm kidding myself. Today I had a crandberry orange morning round for breakfast (160 calories), then Aiden and I made light bologna sandwiches for lunch (about 350 calories), a 20oz bottle of water with crystal light, and a 20oz bottle of just water), a cheese stick for snack (80 cal) plus about 30 tiny jelly beans (1/4 cup=140 calories). Well, I guess that is about 750 calories so far, without dinner. (Grilled chicken and steamed veggies, a freezer meal I made, but it has sauce, so that will add a lot of calories). I don't snack after dinner (usually) but I like to have 2 drinks (diet 7up and 1 shot rum) once or twice a week. I guess I did drink a bottle or two of chocolate wine last week or two. After writing all this out maybe I need to really get honest with myself about my eating and drinking. It doesn't *seem" bad, but I guess it does add up quickly. I need to get back into journal mode and start keeping track of what I eat again.
Dawn...I am there...I am older than you and I Know the lifelong