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Old 01-07-2008, 05:08 PM   #11
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I departed the Holiday season a pound lighter than I entered it.

That makes roughly 30 pounds since the end of August/beginning of September, and still dropping apparently, since I did eat just about anything I wanted and didn't gain any weight.

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Yay for you too! I'd be happy to relieve you of a particular bottle of bourbon so it won't tempt you with all it's empty calories and empty promises of joy..
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:09 PM   #12
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I stayed the same also even though I did eat more than Usual, but then again I was quite Busy also, so that`s probably why.
From the photos I've seen of you, I'd venture to guess that you haven't gained a pound since high school...
Am I right?
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:11 PM   #13
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I had lost 18 of my 25 by Thanksgiving. Then like you said, those darn cookies and candies started to flow out of my kitchen! Now I'm back up 3. Not alot, but enough.

What is one supposed to do though. Not cook? I love to cook, but I was just thinking this morning, there is no way to keep cranking great stuff out of your kitchen and not at least stay the same weight if not gaining. I need to make friends with my neighbors, so I can give more stuff away and keep cookin!
While my boyfriend and I are looking forward to the day we can merge our homes...for now, it's very convenient that I still can send everything I make over the weekend home with him. Would you like to send him some of your leftovers, too??
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:13 PM   #14
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LMAO! You know, I would have sent him some of our leftovers if you'd posted this a week ago.
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:15 PM   #15
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I don't know for sure how much I gained from the holidays in particular but I know I hadn't weighed myself since the summer and the other night I hopped on the scale at work and was shocked. I'd gained 7 pounds. I knew I had gained some because my jeans weren't fitting me like they were. I so wanted to chuck that scale but its enourmous and that wasn't feesible . That amount of weight doesn't seem like much to some but thats on top of the 10 to 15 I'd needed to loose already.
Chocolates were my downfall and when it came to the meals.....well I didn't hold back on any of the fixings so I have no one to blame but myself because I was the one that cooked it and the one that put that fork in my mouth.
So needless to say I made a commitment to myself to turn things around at the first of the year.....I needed to take back control of my life and hold myself accountable for all my actions. So I've.....

-Quit smoking......7 days today I've been smoke free
-Quit drinking soda......would be 7 days but I caved Saturday early morning and had one ....I was having such withdrawals from everything and it did make me feel better but now that the headaches have begun to let up I know I can stick to that too. I'm not saying I will never ever have on again but I can control it now. Hopefully in time I'll try one and find it too sweet and not care to drink it.
-I'm eating healthy now and really looking at what I put in my mouth and reading the labels. I'm eating 3 square meals a day vs. 1 and this and that throughout the day.
-I joined a gym and go Friday for my orientation of all the equipment. In the meantime I'm walking 1.5 miles a day and will increase that to 3 miles a day.

So yes....like you VeraBlue and others.....I truly caved over the holidays but now I'm on the right path and I'm feeling great.

Good luck to all of you!
Good for you! Remember, a gym is only as good as how many times you go! I usually ride about 6 miles each morning, but will do the occasional 3 plus mile walk. It takes just a hair over an hour to do about 3.30 miles. You'll love getting the fresh air, if you can do that walk outside. Again, good for you with all the success you've had so far!
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:19 PM   #16
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I don't weigh myself regularly. I tend to go by how my clothes fit and so far they are fitting the same. I've found that the more labor intensive the meal the less of it I eat when finished. Something easy like spaghetti I tend to eat more of than the salisbury steaks I made last night.
There was a time when I weighed myself each and every day, almost to obsession. It was out of control...I'd hop on the scale as soon as I put the fork down. Then I went in the complete opposite direction, not weighing my self for a couple of years. I was in complete denial, even though nothing fit and I hated to have my picture taken. It was bad state of affairs, all around, this letting the eating and food take control. Now, I weigh myself every Friday morning, regardless the type of week I'd had.
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:20 PM   #17
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Prior to holidays I reached my target of losing 20 pounds, making me 177. I gained only one pound over the past few weeks, but have lost that. My range now is 175-178 and, since losing the 20, I know what and how much I should be eating. So binge eating just doesn't really happen any more.
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:37 PM   #18
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I gained about 10 lbs. My father died November 4 and it made for such a strange and terrible holiday season that I was sort of out of control. I've lost 4 of it and am staying on my healthy eating plan again for the most part. So I hope to lose more.
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carolelaine, I am the opposite of you at the moment. My mother is dying and I just can't eat. I have lost weight in the past month and didn't enjoy any holiday goodies. It makes me realize be careful what you wish for....you may just get your wish (mine was to loose weight)
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Old 01-07-2008, 08:16 PM   #20
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Yay for you too! I'd be happy to relieve you of a particular bottle of bourbon so it won't tempt you with all it's empty calories and empty promises of joy..
I keep telling you... It must be picked up, in person, in Detroit.

BTW... Now it has friends


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