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  1. PNWTigger

    PNWTigger Well-Known Member

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    I still cook for my guy. My guy is figuring out what he wants to eat, and I make it for him. He just has more leftovers than usual right now...LOL! I have more difficulty going to the store than cooking now. My attempts to portion things out for him isn't working quite yet though. He moans about me not having enough food in the house for him because I stopped picking up junk food because I want to eat that too. I can't watch him eat certain things because it ticks me off that I can't eat those things the same way he can. It is getting a little easier...it's still a lot of willpower, and there are definitely times that carrots or celery really doesn't quite cut it when I watch him eat a handful of Wheat Thins. ;)
     
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    It is soooo much easier when your family is on board and having the same eating habits as you. You're a lucky lady to have a guy that is super supportive. The new eating habits you are creating will be beneficial to you both in the long run! :D

    Keep up the great work @iamsally!!!
     
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    Oh yeah, though I do not want donuts and most candy; there are still many things I wish I could have. I just wish they were good for me. I am starting to have a hard time eating anything that I do not feel is helpful. But it has taken years!

    On the up side........I was 137.6 this AM. I have not seen numbers like that for over a year and then it was only for a few days. Gotta keep this momentum going.:confused:
    Even at the Dr's office after eating and drinking and having clothes including shoes on, I was 139; which is down 3 pounds from 2 weeks ago:D!
     
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    I wish there was a way to LOVE that post!! That is wonderful news @iamsally !! Keep it up because it is paying off! :D
     
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    Yeah, I just brought up the breastfeeding because it unfortunately did not help me weight-wise. Yes, I would have gone longer if he would have. Good to see you too!

    My DH getting his MBA and us celebrating is not helping. Yes, I do lots of walking/chasing every day with my DS, no choice there.

    But I went shopping today and bought some better choice foods!

    Keep it up everybody!
     
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    I'm lucky like this too. Me and my lady are on this journey together, so we go to the gym together, are on the same page with our eating goals, and are helpful to one another in this.

    In the past, she has made different attempts at fitness and I was not as supportive. I didn't want her diet to impact me and what I had to eat, so I also understand the position of those who aren't as supportive. It took me deciding on my own that I wanted to begin this fitness journey before I got on board with eating with restraint. (That's what I call what I'm doing. I'm not on a diet; I'm "eating with restraint" ;) )

    Last night I'm eating some grilled chicken with vegetables and hummus and my daughter sends me a pic of her at the best pizza place in town with a delicious looking pizza. She's too old to be grounded.....but she's grounded. #notcool :mad:
     
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    I like that..."eating with restraint"...sounds so much better than diet! :p I'm gonna' use that from here on out...LOL!
     
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    Just some thoughts....In the past I have taken a lot of guilt trips while dieting if I over-indulge. Since then, I've decided it is silly. Just keep trying. If I eat an entire pizza all by myself, with wings (of course), and a pitcher of beer (of course), ok, I totally blew it. The sun will come out tomorrow and I can begin anew. Every moment is a fresh new moment. However, that can lead to problems as well, obviously. But, I refuse to beat myself up if I can't hold the diet ship on course.
    I have also found, too, that if I am having cravings, to take a moment to assess my hunger level, and then I can try to talk myself out of the need for more food. It's at that time that I will induce mental images to help motivate me.
     
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    I've heard that when you start to get that inkling of a crave or wanting a snack, that if you have a glass of water (or whatever else that is similar because water just doesn't cut it for me) it can cut the craving because your body isn't necessarily able to differentiate between hunger and thirst. I haven't tried it yet myself, but it makes sense. I would prefer to have a glass or wine/beer because then I wouldn't care about the food anymore too. ;)
     
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    *applause*
     
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    I think it does help. I mix Mio water enhancer (zero calories) and drink quite a bit of it. I too would prefer the wine or beer....LOL
     
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    It is so neat to hear all the different plans and ideas. It is especially important not to beat oneself up for slipping. I could really be doing a lot of stress eating right now but I am really keeping my mind on the things I must do over the next 5 days. This includes a huge vat of soup to can for our trip.
     
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    Trying to decide if these look pretty or just like someone already ate them?!?:rolleyes:
    I do know they taste great though.

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    Going camping overnight for my grandson's birthday. Wondering if I will be able to pass up s'mores or if
    I will just eat less dinner.:confused:
     
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    >>>LOL...It don't look so good. But, I'm sure it's great!<<<
    Beats the heck out of Campbell's; that's for sure.
     
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    Well, we skipped the s'mores but we could not resist an ear of corn that had been roasted on the fire!! Still, that is great progress.
     
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    @iamsally you definitely picked the healthier of the two options!!

    I finally broke the 140 pound barrier...not by much, but I'll take it! I'm 139.6...LOL! I have 3 weekends of at least one meal cheats coming up. Hopefully I won't go crazy and pick smartly with my brain instead of thinking w/ my tummy. ;)
     
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    Why does it sound like you are saying that eating an ear of corn was still somehow a "cheat", although a lesser one? o_O I don't think a vegetable, such as corn qualifies as a cheat. If that's cheating for you, then you are obviously on a completely different level than I'm on. An ear of corn would be a victory for me. :D

    Woo hoo! :) Nicely done!

    I think by this time I have been working out consistently, five days a week, for longer than I have ever been consistent with working out in my life! That's a pretty big deal for me. I like the fact that it's become such a habit now that on Sunday, one of my "off" days, it felt weird NOT going to the gym, and I almost wanted to go and at least do some sort of light work out. So that's awesome!

    I was also talking to a friend of mine this weekend, who has been on the fitness journey much longer than I have. She was talking to me a bit about "non scale victories". We both talked about how sometimes stepping on the scale can be discouraging when we're not seeing significant loss when we are working so hard. But she mentioned worrying less about the scale and focusing more on how clothes are fitting, and things like that. I started to think about the shorts that I was wearing the day before and how they used to be really tight on me, but now fit me wonderfully. And how I've actually gone down a shirt size, from a large to a medium. So despite the fact that the scale doesn't show me dropping even 4 or 5 pounds a week, I am able to celebrate the "non scale victories" that I'm experiencing in the way my clothing is fitting and how I am feeling a lot better in general based on the lifestyle changes I'm making!

    So here's to not entirely judging our success on the what the scale says, but also considering the factors outside of that sale that speak to our progress and success!
     
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    We have been dealing with a heatwave here so no daily walks but I'm pretty sure I've sweated out any excess water weight. LOL! And hot weather always makes me crave salad so this was dinner last night:

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    That looks like a nice cool and refreshing dinner for that heat we had over the weekend! What did the rest of your family eat? My guy would've had me heat up the kitchen (if I hadn't had stuff in the slow cooker for him) because he doesn't believe in eating salads...LOL!
     
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