GOOD MONDAY MORNING, BUDDIES!

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GOOD MONDAY MORNING, BUDDIES!
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Mon, 03-19-2012 - 2:06am

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Mon, 03-19-2012 - 5:26am

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!

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Mon, 03-19-2012 - 5:27am

Hi Buddies.

Karen: glad to have you back.

Ruth:

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Mon, 03-19-2012 - 9:26am

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!


 


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Registered: 03-25-2003
Mon, 03-19-2012 - 1:35pm

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...

Hugs,

Dawn

~Dawn


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Mon, 03-19-2012 - 3:42pm
Yay! I'm glad your party was a success, Carol. $41 towards a pair of jeans is great!

((((HUGS)))) - Karen

 

 

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Mon, 03-19-2012 - 3:50pm
Josie -

I still have the same students, but I may like them a little better after a break. LOL I watched Amazing Race last night. I think we've watched every AR since they started. What teams (if any) are you pulling for this season? I'm sort of liking the country boys. I really felt for that guy when he had such a hard time with all the steps yesterday. I also like the border patrol guys - they seem like nice guys, and they're good racers. I'm amused by the Jersey guys -- they're a hoot. Most of the couples fight too much for my taste.

I hope your lunch turns out to be more fun than you anticipate!

((((HUGS)))) - Karen

 

 

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Mon, 03-19-2012 - 3:54pm
Wow, a two hour walk through the park with your DH sounds lovely, Ruth. What a healthy way to spend the afternoon together. I'd like to find a way to go walking with Dan. His schedule is so weird though that I never know when he'll be here. We're just going to have to work harder on this.

Good luck with your laundry. Got enough time to throw in a few loads for me? ;)

((((HUGS)))) - Karen

 

 

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Mon, 03-19-2012 - 4:15pm
(((((((Dawn)))))))) -

I wish I knew the answer. I do honestly believe that some of us are genetically predisposed to have a bad relationship with food or gain and hold onto weight more than others. I too come from a family where there's a lot of struggle with weight. I can tell you that I don't think it was anything my mom did in raising me that caused me to be overweight. She didn't reward with food. She's a very healthy cook. We were encouraged to play outside and we really didn't watch much TV when we were kids. We rarely had things like soda or chips in the house. I was an active, skinny (really skinny because I was growing taller and taller) kid -- people who knew me in high school wouldn't believe that I struggle with weight now.

I think part of the key must be to figure out what why we have the relationship we have with food and figure out how to eat sensibly without feeling stressed or deprived. I don't know about you, but I think I use food like medicine. I know what to eat to energize myself, to calm myself, to make myself feel stronger, to settle my stomach....you name it. When I go on a diet plan, I'm suddenly left without my "medicine". I honestly feel depressed and panicky because I don't have all my cures to turn to. Clearly, I need to get better cures. That seems to be my stopping place. I haven't found anything that works for me like food does. That would probably sound pitiful to someone who doesn't struggle with this, but I think (hope) you'll understand it.

With spring coming, I'm determined to try again. I think it would really help me to be able to talk like this more often. I'd love it if we (you, me, and all our buddies) could be more open about our struggles -- and our wins.
Well, I've gone on and on. I feel like I'm giving the "I'm Karen, and I'm a foodoholic" speech -- which I guess I am. I don't know what the answers are, Dawn, but I'd be so happy to be here for you while you fight this fight, and I'd be so grateful for your support while I fight mine.

(((((((HUGS))))))) - Karen

 

 

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Mon, 03-19-2012 - 5:04pm

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


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Mon, 03-19-2012 - 7:06pm

Dawn...I am there...I am older than you and I Know the lifelong


 


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