I'm new here as well. I can understand the work/weight problem. I've been a nurse for 40 years and mainly worked nights. I'd work hard all night then come home and eat a huge meal before going to bed. I gain almost 50 lbs in a year when I had to go away from home for a year to find work. I recently quit my job and came home to work on my health. I have a bad knee from all those years of nursing and the weight I'm sure as I'm 280 right now. I got an exercise bike as easier on the knee and working up slowly brief 10 minute sessions 2-3 times a day. I'm a big eater, big portions from the time I was younger and more active and still want to eat that way. I'm looking to get to 170. I've done it in the past but always gained it back. I eat emotionally and carbs set me off. I will be avoiding carbs as much as possible in the future because I get in trouble with them all the time. I'm not a soda drinker or sweet eater but love my bread, potatoes, and tortilla chips with cheese haha. Gotta stay away from these and exercise more. Hope we all can support each other. I can't relate to people with only 10-20 lobs to lose as I've lost that much over and over again its fairly easy. The amount we have to lose is a challenge.View Thread
I don't know but for me if I think reward food when I reach a certain weight or lose so many pounds I fall of what ever current diet I'm on. Better to reward yourself with something besides food. You don't have to buy something but maybe partner does one of your chores or you buy yourself an inexpensive something like for me a new plant for the garden or house or some flowers. I just find I fail over and over if I start rewarding my weight loss with a favorite food.View Thread
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