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January 1, 2020 - the maintenance wagon left me in the dust for parts unknown. I've let stress manage my life rather than me managing the stress monster. 2 1/2 years of stress has done quite a number on this old gal and I know it's up to me. Here's to a healthier 2020!

August, 2017 - I have fallen way off the maintenance wagon and have let stress eating take over my life. I'm stopping it here, today. I just can't let this get so far out of control again. Not sure how I'm going to go back to tracking calories when Points have been such a part of my life. I just don't have the finances at the moment to go back to WW................. we go.

January 2017 - well, here I am adding again. Yes, I;m maintaining around my goal weight, but not really where I *want* to be. AND I'm not doing so in a very healthy way. 2017 is going to be the year that I combine the maintenance WITH the healthy. Here's to us ALL!!!!

January, 2016 - This is likely the last time I'll "add" to this "introduction text" as I'm hoping to have the maintenance thing pretty much "down" this year. Hit a few bumps in the road over the holidays but am starting to get my momentum back. I gained a bit but not nearly as much as I thought I did , nor not nearly as much as I would have in years past. I count that as a win! I'm ready to keep this weight off and make this lifestyle change permanent!
UPDATE 9/17/2015: Well, I'm managing despite job stress, personal happy stress, and concern over family things, to maintain my healthier habits and, therefore, my weight. I'm actually several pounds below my original goal weight and am quite comfortable where I'm at so far. I still am very fearful of backsliding which I HAVE done in the past......... and while I know this time around *feels* different.........that old fear just haunts the back of my mind. I am Captain of a challenge team here on Spark and am enjoying helping people learn to be more positive about themselves.

UPDATE 5/30/2015: I did it! I landed at my goal weight (actually just a bit below) on 4/7/14!! I have managed, despite a lot of emotional upheaval, to stay within about 1.5 lbs of that weight I hit since then.........staying still below my "goal weight" by 2 lbs. Maintenance has been a rocky road, and given all that has happened just since Jan. 1, I'm rather proud that I've been able to maintain where I am despite some glitches in my "food plan".

My dear Mom died on April 26th and that has been the biggest challenge for me personally in both learning about myself AND in my eating habits. I'm a stress/emotional eater from WAY back and this truly has tested my limits. I'm doing better than I expected in a lot of ways, and not as good as I'd like to in so many - both in my response to my stress AND in my emotional self. I'll get there.............I keep learning and growing, and I hope as I do that, I'll be able to pass along some of my own lessons to others.

It truly IS a journey..........and adventure!!!!
I am able to finally start a new year with a very positive statement: I hit the goal I set for myself and am under 170 lbs as of 12/31/2014! I finally feel like I have the mindset I have needed to find to make weight loss successful and have around 15 lbs as I write this to reach the weight goal I've set for myself. I know the last few pounds will be the toughest to lose, and I know I still have bumps to get over to get there. I plan, however, on being at my goal and trying to maintain by the end of 2015.


Member Since: 1/13/2010

My Goals:
1. Learn to rely less on "numbers" and more on "look and feel"

2. When looking at numbers, be realistic in what I can attain and maintain and still feel healthy.

3. Maintain some kind of exercise program.

4. Stay active and healthy so I can play with The Princess and The Little Dude....and camp......and bike......

My Program:
Weight Watchers, portion-control, and increasing exercise are things that work well for me as long as I do them! I need to incorporate more ST in this new year...........

Personal Information:
My name is Linda, and I live in Central Ohio. I'm 62, I'm a nurse, and have finally learned to appreciate my own health. I am learning to say no, and I'm learning to put myself first in the "healthy" department. I was at "maintenance" although that word is very misleading - but succumbed to stress eating! I stopped myself shorter of the gain monster this time and have about 17 pounds to shed again.

Other Information:
I love to travel, love to camp, and love to bike (as in the pedal kind!). I also love to read but don't do nearly as much of it as I should! I LOVE being a Mamaw to Charlotte, Connor, and Mia.......

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  • v ANGELICA254
    Only just got home from work and started the computer! Problem right now is that my weight is moving in the wrong direction. Since September nothing much happened any more, except some yo yo. But for the past few days it started creeping up. Small steps but they will be adding up. So you can imagine that I am a bit frustrated. I went back to work today after a 3 week vacation and of course we got all this "thank you" stuff from grateful patients, and it is VERY hard not to touch it. Oh well...I will just have to take a look at my old meal plans and see what I did differently and then just do it again and see what happens. emoticon Thanks for listening! emoticon
    3827 days ago
  • v ANGELICA254
    Have a merry Christmas and enjoy every minute of it!

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    3828 days ago
  • v JENNA-P
    Great suggestions. I will definitely plan it out. Thanks for your advice. I hope it goes well.
    3830 days ago
  • v JENNA-P
    Thank you for your support. I have decided to talk to them. I think it's really important, but I"m just so scared and don't know how to do it.

    My OB and support group leaders are connected because they all work at the same hospital. Does that change your concerns about confidentiality? Can doctors in the same hospital share info about a patient if the patient had asked them not to share it between them?
    3831 days ago
  • v BOOCH6
    Mornin Roundtown ! stay warm and have a great day !

    - Barb emoticon

    Sending you some sunshine......
    3836 days ago
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