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Old 07-31-2013, 09:13 PM   #1571
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I got back on the scale this afternoon after deep water aerobics, it's down 5 lbs from Monday but it's still 4 lbs heavier than before the weekend, I will need to pay serious attention to my eating habits when vacation starts Friday night.

Thanks to all for the positive encouragement!
The vacation is from work, not the diet. (Unfortunately!) You had your free days when you had the family reunion.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:17 PM   #1572
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The vacation is from work, not the diet. (Unfortunately!) You had your free days when you had the family reunion.
You are absolutely right! Now I just have to keep reminding myself of that all week long. I'm looking forward to vacation but a little apprehensive at the same time. Our hotel will have wii fii so it will help keep me on track recording what I eat.
Thank you so very much for the support!
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:12 AM   #1573
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:03 PM   #1574
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Okay, a year ago I did want to lose weight. I lost the weight, was happy to "fit" into size 10 again. I'm 5'6". I like being this size--this is the size I was from the time I graduated high school four-five years ago. I'm not liking that my size 10 jeans are hanging off me (I can pull them down without having to unbutton/unzip them). I don't have any more clothes that fit me! I can't afford new clothes. Hopefully, once I get this drug switched so I can take it at night, the nausea will pass and I'll be able to eat every day. There have been days when all I can stomach is a piece of cheese or a kiwi. Other days, I'm fine, but the number of those days/week is fewer than the days I don't eat all or only eat enough to sustain a chicken (or maybe not even). Done ranting. I know many are struggling to lose weight. It took me 6 months to shrink 2 sizes (I think?). What happened was I changed how I eat. My friends took me out for breakfast this morning. I had a poached egg, a pile of fresh fruit, cottage cheese, and my splurge was three fried sausages. I wasn't even tempted by the pancakes, waffles, fried potatoes, etc. A year ago, I would have never have ordered the breakfast I ordered. I guess I have succeeded in acquiring new eating habits.
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:32 PM   #1575
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I know the feeling CWS. I don't know what the name of what my problem is, but I do know it is not anorexia. I went shopping this morning and bought a lot of the foods I enjoy. I will even make the effort to cook them, and then eat only one or two mouthfuls. Then I start to gag or heave. I can't get the food to go down my throat. Knowing I am going to be able to eat just a few mouthfuls, I bought somewhat healthy snack foods, like one of each fruit. Here's hoping I can finish a whole pear or peach in one sitting.

In the meantime like you, I can't afford a whole new wardrobe. I bought a pair of shorts that could now fit a grown man. They just fall down around my ankles. Tops are sliding off my shoulders. Dresses just hang straight down on me.

I bought some green grapes. I have been known to sit and eat the whole bag in one sitting. So I grabbed about five or six of them when I was putting them away. I ate two and the rest went back into the bag. Animal Crackers. Who doesn't love them? Ate three of them, closed the package and put it away. My dislike of bread started this all. Two pieces of artisan bread with a pile of cold cuts and cheese along with a slice of tomato and a mayo spread . Even now it sound so good. But I know if I took two bites, I would start gagging and heaving.

I am not trying to lose the weight. I don't want to end up looking like a matchstick. I don't know what the problem is, but I wish it would go away.
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:49 PM   #1576
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I got back on the scale this afternoon after deep water aerobics, it's down 5 lbs from Monday but it's still 4 lbs heavier than before the weekend, I will need to pay serious attention to my eating habits when vacation starts Friday night.

Thanks to all for the positive encouragement!
I don't own a scale. I have no idea how much I weigh. I gauge my weight by how my clothes fit. I find the worrying about whether I've lost or gained weight too stressful. For me, shrinking a size works. A size roughly = 20 lb for me.
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:55 PM   #1577
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I know the feeling CWS. I don't know what the name of what my problem is, but I do know it is not anorexia. I went shopping this morning and bought a lot of the foods I enjoy. I will even make the effort to cook them, and then eat only one or two mouthfuls. Then I start to gag or heave. I can't get the food to go down my throat. Knowing I am going to be able to eat just a few mouthfuls, I bought somewhat healthy snack foods, like one of each fruit. Here's hoping I can finish a whole pear or peach in one sitting.

In the meantime like you, I can't afford a whole new wardrobe. I bought a pair of shorts that could now fit a grown man. They just fall down around my ankles. Tops are sliding off my shoulders. Dresses just hang straight down on me.

I bought some green grapes. I have been known to sit and eat the whole bag in one sitting. So I grabbed about five or six of them when I was putting them away. I ate two and the rest went back into the bag. Animal Crackers. Who doesn't love them? Ate three of them, closed the package and put it away. My dislike of bread started this all. Two pieces of artisan bread with a pile of cold cuts and cheese along with a slice of tomato and a mayo spread . Even now it sound so good. But I know if I took two bites, I would start gagging and heaving.

I am not trying to lose the weight. I don't want to end up looking like a matchstick. I don't know what the problem is, but I wish it would go away.
I hear you, Addie. I have fed the chickens a lot of fruit and veggies since mid-June. I've invited a friend to drop by this evening to eat some of the food left from when my house guests were here. Otherwise, it will go to the chickens. I wonder if they like baba ganoughj - they are not particularly fond of raw egg plant.

I have shorts I bought last summer. I have to wear those with a big safety pin to hold them up--if I don't, the waist slides down and is around my knees if I'm not quick enough to hike them up--hard to do if you have both hands full. And, I probably look like I'm wearing s/one else's shorts. I am so annoyed that I didn't think about this when buying things--they all have French seams on the sides and rear pockets so altering them would take a lot of time and effort (can't take the sides in, have to take the waistband and pockets off to take darts in the back).
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Old 08-04-2013, 01:03 PM   #1578
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They will pick the seed out of the eggplant. Give Myrtle a special treat from me.
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Addie, I don't know what could be causing your eating problem but it sounds terrible and possibly dangerous. It's hard to get your nutrients when you only eat a couple bites. I would like to have whatever it is, just for a few months, until I lose the weight I would like to lose, That's the way I was for a few months after my heart bypass surgery, but it didn't last long enough to get rid of all the excess weight, and now I'm gaining it back. Yikes!
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:58 PM   #1580
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Addie, I don't know what could be causing your eating problem but it sounds terrible and possibly dangerous. It's hard to get your nutrients when you only eat a couple bites. I would like to have whatever it is, just for a few months, until I lose the weight I would like to lose, That's the way I was for a few months after my heart bypass surgery, but it didn't last long enough to get rid of all the excess weight, and now I'm gaining it back. Yikes!
I have been picking at grapes all day. And yes, I do lose weight with this problem. Part of the problem is that I had the bottom of my stomach removed. I had ulcers eating my ulcers and was just an nth away from my stomach perforating. During the surgery, they severed my vagus nerve (that's the one that creates the acid in the stomach) and the nerve that tells you when you are hungry. As a result, I don't get hunger pains like most folks do. The only reason I eat is because I actually miss the act of chewing. When I get involved in a project, I have gone as long as five days with just liquids simply because I forget to eat. I always have a cup of coffee, water or tea in my hand. I even take a cup of coffee to bed with me. Sometimes in the winter I keep a cup of chicken broth going. Part of my present problem is I simply do not feel like cooking. I need to get a checkup for my thyroid again. It is that time. I am showing all the signs of my thyroid slowing me down and I have no energy. I hope it is just my thyroid and not all old age. The thyroid problem can be fixed. Not much to do about old age. Just doing the dishes can leave me exhausted. And I use paper plates and bowls.
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