Sorry I haven't been around lately. Vacation was great. Did really good on my food - even though the plan my husband and I put together didn't happen. We were supposed to go grocery shopping when we got there and cookout most nights with another couple that were up there. Instead he wanted to eat out every meal. I did "steal" the bike long enough to make it to a grocery store and get some fruit and veggies to munch on when we were at camp. But managed to come back without gaining any weight.
The rough part happened after we got home. I ended up losing my job after a couple of days back to work. They decided to restructure my office which put me right out of a job. After just shy of ten years. So now all my time on the computer is spend looking for work. Which totally sucks. By the time I've spend hours sending out resumes and scouring all the job boards, I have no desire to be on the computer anymore. So I haven't really been here very much at all. And all the stress is causing some really poor food choices. So far, I haven't gained any of my weight back, but I think that's pure luck.
Anyway... I will try to get better at posting again.
Welcome Heather. We may be taking different roads, but we are all here trying to remove our excess weight.
As far as the emotional eating, that part is hard. I still find myself doing it on occassion. For me the trick is not having the unhealthy food in the house to go crazy on. So, when I can't seem to stop myself, I pig out on veggies instead of ice cream. It helps. I also find that trying to distract myself helps.View Thread
I still have that problem. Maybe not as much as before, but it hasn't completely gone away yet. The other day, I was talking to my daughter, and she told me she weighed about 145. Which is only 15 pounds less than me. I don't know how to explain this part so bear with me.... Instead of thinking "hey - I'm still 3 inches taller and only 15 pounds more. That must mean I'm in pretty good shape". I was thinking that she weighed too much. I didn't tell her that. She doesn't need in on my crazy.View Thread
Just wanted to add my welcome. It truly is easier to set smaller goals. You'll get that feeling of accomplishment every ten pounds instead of the look how far I still have to go. It can help keep you going.
My name is Sheryl. I have recently hit my goal weight, so my plan is to figure out how to stay there. I've been doing well so far. 3 weeks - same weight. My husband and I are going to the Sturgis Bike Week next week and I'll have 5 days away from my food. So I need to do as well as I can with what I'll have.View Thread
I do really like burgundy. It's probably my favorite color - next to black. But, while I've been losing weight, I don't buy a lot of clothes. They weren't going to fit for very long anyway. So, what I did buy had to be pretty versatile. Black goes with anything. I will wear color with my black. I don't know how I manages, I didn't do it on purpose, but I ended up with a lot of blue and teal when I bought my summer clothes. But I really only buy enough to get through the week.View Thread
I'm at work. It's jean Friday. Shorts aren't allowed. But, I'm going out with friends tonight and since the DH will be working and we won't be on the bike, it'll be shorts later on. Can't promise on the other colors though. I don't think I even own any baby blue or red. I do have an exercise tank top in yellow. But not wearing that out.View Thread