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A Good Week

Saturday, February 16, 2013

I'm happy that the changes I'm making in my food choices seem to be agreeing with me. I'm not starving between meals so that is a big deal to me! Hope next week goes as good. emoticon

  
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PINKEUROGIRL 2/16/2013 1:48AM

    Yay you!! Keep it up!

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First Entry of the Year and of my Journey...

Saturday, February 09, 2013

I'm 53 years old, a wife, mom, grandmother, and photographer. I have always had a weight problem but it escalated after the birth of my first child. I'm a yo-yo dieter and have been on Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem and other diets with success. I would reach my goal weight each time only to be on maintenance and start slipping. I would then gain all of my weight back plus more each time. If I tried to return to the weight loss program that was successful, I might knock off 15 to 20 pounds but then I for some reason thought it was ok to start eating my old way again which was mostly snacking all day.

Generally, I don't make New Year's resolutions. I don't usually keep them. I have yo-yo dieted myself into a place where I have three options...
1) Totally retrain my 53 year-old mind to eat healthy food in the correct proportions, lose to goal and maintain for the rest of my life.
2) Lose my weight by force - This to me means lap band surgery or something more drastic such as gastric bypass. I'm 130 pounds over my goal weight at this point.
Or -
3) Stay on the road I have been on and continue to gain weight, feel bad. At this time I have no medical issues but I know they are inevitable, take each medical issue as it comes along.

Well,, #3 is NOT by any means an option. If anything, I believe it has scared me into making major mental changes which will affect my eating habits long term. For years I somehow have had it in my mind that if I lose my weight and hit my goal, miraculously I will be able to eat anything I want and in any quantity. Where did I get that idea? Everyone knows that false. This is the part I have to be sure to never let get the best of me again.

So, I'm starting this journey with a different thought this time and possibly blogging could be helpful. We will see...

  
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SUNNYAGAIN 2/9/2013 11:07AM

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LOOKN2FINDME 2/9/2013 10:57AM

  I really like your blog! I feel the same, and I admit, I've had that thought before-"when I get skinny I can do whatever". This is not a good mentality.
I would love to help each other out if you want to add me as a friend. Good luck!

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