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Great job, Jenn! Did you know that Dreyers makes a GSC Samoa ice cream? OMG...I had to try it! But, I did good and only put a little bit in a coffee cup instead of a bowl. Took my time eating it and enjoying every last drop. I got my little fix and then my kids devoured the rest in minutes so the temptation was removed! Because sometimes...if it's in within reach I give in.View Thread
You are so creative, Judy. I love it! Easy way to remember your fruits and veggies. Heck, we might even be able to convince our kids or grandkids to eat veggies if we tell them they need to eat their daily rainbow! View Thread
It's a new week, so it's time to check in! How is everyone doing with their diet, weight loss and/or measurements? Do a quick mental check on how you feel you did this week and leave a note here. We'll do the same & be here to support each other through the good & the bad.
What's your Mini-Goal this week? Keep it something that is challenging yet achievable. We need those little victories to stay strong! If you'd like to keep track of your stats, you can copy/paste this format and share in your reply. But, you don't have to! Just share your mini-goals if you like!
Previous Weight (last weigh in):
Previous Mini-Goal Status: (hit or miss, challenges, etc)
I failed my mini-goals last week, too. It seems I keep making excuses for myself NOT to stick with it. My daughter's birthdays, not feeling well, TOM, or whatever I can grasp!
I think I'm finally past my naughty phase (as far as eating anyway) because now when I think about eating junk food it makes me feel sick to my stomach. I miss feeling like I'm taking good care of myself and watching the scale go down!
So, it's back to eating right next week! My daughter's birthday party (she's 17) is tomorrow night (yeah, I know...more excuses) so I'm not going to try and resist all the goodies until after that. But, just watch me go starting on Monday!
Good luck!! I miss talking about our beloved football teams with you!View Thread
I understand where you're coming from completely. When I got started with losing weight (this time) I was not ready to think about how much weight I wanted to lose or size I wanted to wear.
Don't take this check in as a rigid format you have to follow. Everyone can choose to post their stats, but it's definitely not required. The most important thing about this weekly check-in is that you're making small "mini-goals" for yourself and monitoring how you've done with them
It's hard to look at the long-term because it can be overwhelming. Just pick one small thing you plan to accomplish this week. Like:
"I will log in & participate in the community 3 times a week for support", or
"I will check labels on my foods this week to start getting an idea of what I'm putting in my body"
Those are both things that are very doable and will start giving you the feeling of accomplishment. Take pride when you stick to your mini-goal, then move on to the next one the following week. Before you know it, all those mini-goals will have you close to your big one!
Oh, it's an ongoing battle! The difference now is that I am aware of what's going on inside when I'm reaching for my favorite junk food. I use self-talk a lot to help me reign things in.
If I start scouring the pantry or fridge looking for goodies, I will usually catch myself and ask why I'm doing this. Am I hungry? Angry? Feeling hurt or disappointed?
Another thing I caught myself doing is eating out of habit. Every time I would come home from anywhere (it could just be a quick drive to return a DVD) as soon as I walk into the house I would immediately want to walk into the kitchen to eat. It wasn't because I was hungry, it was just habit.
The only way I've found to beat it is to acknowledge what's going on and get real with myself. It's all about choices and I still need to force myself to make the right ones sometimes. Best way for me to avoid eating at those times is to redirect my attention to something besides food.
If I'm depressed or angry, is food really going to make me feel better? No. So, I try to find a replacement "fix" by doing something else that I enjoy. I may go garden, have a cup of tea or other favorite drink, etc.
If I am eating because I want to avoid some responsibility I don't like (Procrastination Master, here.) ---THIS is the hardest one for me --- It takes me sitting down and coming up with a plan of action to take care of all these things that have got me worried and reaching out for comfort from food.
Long answer, but that's the journey I'm still on and dealing with. What have you found helpful in your battle?View Thread