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6/20/11 1:08 P

Hi Joan and welcome! SP has really added a lot to ease the struggle for me. The support is wonderful. Hope to talk to you again soon!
Kathy

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6/17/11 4:32 P

emoticon Hi! So glad to have found Spark People - it has been wonderful! 1949 is a great year...10/27/49. Water has been my lifesaver too - I would have more mindless snacking - ugh...
Looking forward to chatting with you more.
Joan

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5/24/11 8:11 A

I found that water has helped me a lot too, I drink water and then if I'm still hungry I consider alternatives such as a healthy snack. Most of the time water does the trick. One of the docs I used to work with told me if you are yawning you probably need water. Fatigue is a sign of dehydration. I drink water now when I can barely get out of my tracks and it really peps me back up.

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5/24/11 3:53 A

I was tired two weekends ago and went and got Papa Johns all meat pizza and ate two pieces and 2 hours later I checked my sugar and it ws 171. It shot me up so high! I was sick no more pizza for me! I am like you if I go off my diet I want to graze a lot! At work is the hardest....I use to reach for a cig. now it is food. well now I am not trying to reach for anything except my glass of drink... It sure takes will power adn one day at a time.

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5/22/11 11:14 P

Well you are right about the support! I'm finding that is making the biggest difference in my approach this time. Collectively we all have a wealth of experience and knowledge in this process. If we presented ourselves to an employer with this kind of knowledge base we'd get hired in a blink of the eye. Now all I have to do is remember that and keep moving forward in that mindset.
Your plan about limiting starchy veggies is a good one. They really set me back if I start eating them. I think they trigger something that causes me to eat even more of them. Starts the grazing instinct in me.
Kathy

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5/20/11 5:39 P

NewKathyNow,

It seems if we slip up the weight goes right back on! But goes off slow. The biggest change I have made is my serving sizes..I fix one plate and all starchy vegg I have 1 tablespoonful..no more, and then a good cup of salad or non starchy veggies and my 3-4 oz protein trying to make it usually fish and chicken, red meat once or twice a week only. But like you I slip at times and go ugh! We sure can do this with all this support.

We are winners, and "losers"..at least that is our goal!~Don't look back..Keep going...we can be successful.

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5/20/11 10:17 A

I always thought 1949 had a special ring to it! emoticon I've been doing pretty well but had a back slide yesterday. I'm determined to get right back into the swing of things today though. I have to - no matter how hard the struggle to slowly lose weight, I can put it back on in the blink of an eye. This time isn't going to be like the past! Somehow I have an entirely different mind set and I think it's from SP. I went grocery shopping the other day and I was making mindfull, life-changing choices instead of just doing the easy or fast thing.I'm seeing changes in my cooking too. I think I finally get it - small consistant changes will all add up to what I want to be.
I'm a Jersey girl, although I've lived in several different parts of the country. How about all of you?

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5/20/11 8:15 A

1949 is most definitely a great year

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5/20/11 6:45 A

09/17/1949 Thanks for the encouragement! newkathynow! 60 lbs wow that is great!

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5/19/11 9:08 A

11/25/49 Sometimes I care abut my weight and sometimes I do not but I am never going to give up.

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5/18/11 6:55 P

Thanks! emoticon

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5/17/11 8:36 P

Your journey may be long but it is not as long as it use to be. Keep going little sister I am not hating you one bit, but looking to follow in your shoes. Go! Go! Go1

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5/17/11 10:47 A

8/5/49 I'm right in there with you. I've got a long journey as well but I'm making progress. Lost about 60 so far and still have a long way to go but forward is the only direction! If I hadn't started when I did I'd still be lugging those extra 60 around too! :( I'm glad someone started the 1949 thread. We can make it and we'll all support each other on the road! emoticon

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5/17/11 10:40 A

7/12/49 I glad that as long as you are alive and well it's never too late to get fit. Go get I am right there with you.

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5/14/11 5:55 P

I am working toward getting 100 pounds off by May of 2012. I am hoping this helps my diabetes and other things like the arthritis, and cronic pain that I have. I just want to feel better. I wish I had not waited so long.

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