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Tried everything...

Sunday, June 02, 2013

...and everything failed. Not entirely true, I have not tried surgical methods or fat farms - no budget for that.

Life is crazliy stressed - we have a performance today, a "sneak-preview" of the summerplay and it is not rehearsed enough so it will be rather stressful to do - AND at the last minute plans were changed and a pause got in - which means that the show will end dangerously close to when daughters bus for her home town is leaving. And there is no later bus and I really donĀ“t want to drive three hours extra this night as I have deadline for business coming up tomorrow.

And I also admit that I dread to wear full costume today, I practically melted down yesterday in rehearsal and then I did not have the wig or the long skirt on...on th egood side I will not have to remove make-up it will run off with the sweat...

On the positive side on a daily basis - nothing right now. But generally...ok daughter is well and having fun, I have a job and money to support myself, I have relatives and friends that wants to spend time with me.

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    Don't rule out trying again at something that didn't work the first time.

    You're in my prayers. Let us know how the performance went.
    2377 days ago
    Youi're last paragraph outlines a LOT of blessings; a positive life indeed!
    I too "tried everything" along this journey. What has finally worked for me is eating vegetarian, including fish, eggs, and low fat dairy. This allows me enough food to be healthy and not hungry. I count calories and protein grams. Everything counts, I track in a calendar book in my own little shorthand. Since joining Sparkpeople, I track my activity every day. Goal is a minimum of 120 minutes. Now, mainly walking (4-5 miles a day), hooping, gardening, and yoga. When the gardening eases up I will go back to weight training at the gym. I found I can't do it all; so I do what I most enjoy. I keep my eating very simple and have tried to enrich other areas of my life so that I'm not thinking about food all the time. I don't eat things I don't like; things that I like too much ( I know my triggers) I don't keep in the house, but I do enjoy them out, always counting--I'm darn good at estimating calories and portion size, I round up to the next 50 calories to keep it simple. It is a lifestyle change and life is great today. You are not a quitter, you are an explorer. My hope is that you will find a lifestyle that is healthy and works for you. Hugs.

    2378 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    All you have "failed" at is finding a workable system of managing your food intake in the face of having food available and affordable. Honestly, most "well-to-do" cultures are struggling with this. You have got to stop believing that because you have failed, you always will. You can get better at this! I highly suggest that you not do anything drastic, such as going for long periods without food. Such programs have the same failure rate over the long run as any diets and often interfere with other types of supports for moderate eating. I know before I found what I committed to, I went through a period of time of doing nothing about my eating. I think now it was a useful stage. emoticon
    2378 days ago
    One of the cheapest, and easiest regimes is Intermittent Fasting, or 5:2 fast diet. I know you have fasted at times, but I don't recall you having a controlled or sustained go at it? Maybe I just don't remember. No good for now of course, but why not try that for a couple of months, it takes a while to get going. Take a look online at iFasters.com, there's a downloadable booklet too, and an app, if you have a smartphone. Try it while you make up your mind how next to go, and give it a chance to work. 24hr fasts, 7pm-7pm, then 500 calories, then nothing till following morning. Twice a week.
    2378 days ago
  • DSJB9999
    Hope it all goes well! emoticon
    2378 days ago
    If you still have time - take some frozen "blue-packs" (you know, those plastic-type small blocks that you can re-freeze for lunch bags and picnic hampers), or put some ice cubes in plastic bags, or even some bags of frozen vegetables, and put them in a thermos / cooler of some kind. When you are backstage, whether it's briefly or for an intermission, take one of your mini-coolers out and put it against your skin. Use it to cool you down a bit before you go back out. Might make it easier to get through the performance...
    2378 days ago
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