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Left fork, right fork, or no fork!

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

I have, by the grace of God, remained strong throughout the past week, and put that inner strength to good use by abstaining from the compulsive overeating that had begun to become the norm for me. I continued to stay focused on the next weigh in and how I wanted to feel when I finally stepped on the scale at my meeting on the following Wednesday morning. For those of you who actually own a scale and live with the little creature in your home, you can just hop on and off whenever. But for me, I've got to make it through the week, all 7 days, without so much as a whisper of how the wind is blowing. Was that little snack a detriment? or did some activity burn it off before it permanently took up residence on my body? So I get to Sunday night, which seems to be the limit of my endurance, 4 full days, and I suddenly can feel my resources weaken. There seems to be something about the 4 day span for me; when I get 4 days out from a restart, I lose my appetite and gain strength, but when I'm in it for the long haul, 4 days out seems to be a cross roads time of "take the left fork, or the right fork! emoticonSo this past week I've been picking up the right fork or no fork at all, and I think it's going to be good. Even though I've been on an anti-inflammatory steroidal medicine, I'm still very hopeful. Hoping to post good news in the next few days. emoticon emoticon
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  • NANCYPAT1
    Sound like you are making great choices - you can make this happen
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  • IOWAGRAMMA
    I love the analogy of the "left fork, right fork, and no fork" that you used. It is a great, Patty! I need that today and I'm going to go think about it a bit! Love it! emoticon emoticon
    2285 days ago
  • NEWMOON
    Not sure if you're doing WW, etc. since you're weighing elsewhere once a week, but here is something that helped me back when I was on WW.

    Instead of thinking of my WI day as "the" day, I picked another day of the week and changed my focus toward THAT day. I know, it might sound odd, but if you pick another day, it takes the pressure off WI and in doing so, it might actually help you stress less, and all of us compulsive eaters know that less stress is a good thing. So, if you're WI in Mondays, start your "diet week" on a different day, so you're not fed up by Sunday night.

    And if your diet week doesn't end in synch with WI, you will be less prone to want to chuck it all right before your date with the iron monster.

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    2285 days ago
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  • SANDRALEET
    In Gods eyes warts and all he loves us helps us
    2285 days ago
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