I just dropped in from the other board to say hello and to thank Amber for encouraging me on Facebook last night. Fortunately the damage was one Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich instead of half the fridge. I also want to agree with Barb that you are just gorgeous, Amber!
Sorry for everyone who is going through the hungry horrors. I had them last week due to hormonal issues and it wasn't pretty. Hopefully everyone will have a wonderful on-track weekend.
First of all, welcome back. I've just recently come back as well after falling off the wagon between Thanksgiving and now. Try to be kind to yourself during this time and listen to all the advice everyone is giving you. Last year at this time I was so frustrated with how I looked. Like you, I was camera shy and was horrified when people tagged me on Facebook. Last January I made the decision to get healthy and eat better and eventually lost 100 pounds. I struggled along the way, especially with holiday eating and hormones, and am still struggling to keep that weight off and lose the other 50-60 pounds that I want to lose. BUT I lost 100 pounds and my quality of life has changed considerably. All that to say that you can do this. Start out with small goals--lose 5 pounds, exercise 15 minutes a day or do things like parking farther from wherever you are going, taking the stairs, etc. Most of all, come here for support. Judy and Amber especially have been through everything we are going through and have invaluable advice.
I wish you the best in 2011 and will wait to hear all the great reports you are going to have for us!
Last night was another horrible night. Daytime I'm fine, but no matter when I get home I become an eating machine. Last night I had pizza at 11:30. Why? I'm starting each day like it is a new one though--not dwelling on it. Like Amber, it does help for me to see that I am not alone in this and to know that you have experienced this already, Judy, and gotten past it. So I thank you all for being honest and posting about what is going on with you. Gives me hop! I wish everyone the best of luck too.
On another note, Mia (fedupagain) is all moved in and has sent this message along to you:
Hi girls. I'm here in my new house finally!!!! . Broke one serving plate,one wine glass and one picture frame , so not bad at all. I will b on the internet this weekend. Can't wait!!! . Xoxo to all
Also, according to Facebook, it is Amber's birthday, so Happy Birthday, Amber!! Hope you have a wonderful day. Birthday cake sounds so good right now. Argh!
Wow, I could be writing most of your posts here. I've been experiencing the same thing pretty much since Thanksgiving. Not really caring what I'm eating, not tracking my food like I did, exercising sporadically, and, like Amber, I have been losing and gaining the same weight (14 pounds, like you. Now I'm simply trying to get back on track one day at a time. I've never attempted to eat healthy during the Thanksgiving/Christmas period in my life and I am failing miserably at it, but trying not to beat myself up over it.
And Laura, I know you know that you are a great mom. Teens are just brutal for some reason when it comes to describing their mothers. My son is always pointing out my faults, like I really need that! If I had three teens like that I'd probably be in some mental institution making clay ashtrays!
To the other Laura (the one with the beautiful curly hair) I wish you luck with your new medication and I hope you will always feel like you can come here and tell all. You will never find more supportive people than on these weight loss boards.
Hugs to all of you, and here's hoping we will all get back to normal soon.
Hi marci. So we r moving on Friday. I'm stressed out to impossible. I also gained 4 lbs . But this nightmare will b over soon and I will reSume my quest to lose 25 lbs. Please send my love to our girls and I will back soon.
She is sending this from her blackberry so please excuse any typos!
I didn't do that badly Thanksgiving Day either but just made bad choices the rest of the weekend, including a pasta bowl from Domino's, chips and guacamole, and even a fattening salad out one night. Oh, and then there was that pecan pie I ate over a few days. I'm happy to be back on track today but I'm with Judy and I won't be weighing myself for a bit!View Thread
I'm sorry for your losses, GG and Laura. I lost my mom in 1997, and it was one of the reasons I went off the deep end and started overeating. I know Judy had a similar experience. Fortunately, my mother was in her 80's when she passed away; I can't even imagine what it would have been like if she'd passed away before I had my son. You are right, Laura, that she is looking down on you and proud of the mom you are. Your brother is watching over you too, GG. I truly believe that is the case because I know my mom is still with me.
Laura your story really hit me because I am 53 and one of the biggest reasons I started eating healthy and exercising is because I wanted to be around for my son and future grandchildren. A big mom hug to you.
Now, as far as Thanksgiving eating went, I pretty much ate what I wanted. We went and ate at our friends' house and there were 13 pies and a chocolate cake for about 25 people. I ended up going home with a pecan pie and pumpkin pie. Had the pecan pie for breakfast Friday morning and we finished that off pretty quick so I asked my son to take the pumpkin pie to a party he was going to last night, which he did. But I was very active--volunteered Thanksgiving morning preparing meals with my church for the homeless and working with Operation Christmas Child on Friday, and then 3 choir performances. Then of course I shopped a bit too on Black Friday which I guess you consider walking, right?
Anyway, I'm going to get back to normal tomorrow and I'm actually looking forward to it! Now on to Christmas!