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Week 5

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Help! SOS! Does anyone have some extra self control!?
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  • BRADMILL2922
    Stress at work and stress with kids and all of that will not help keep you on track. I know you have been struggling but the important thing is that you not be too hard on yourself. This journey is a roller coaster of ups and downs but as long as you stay on, you are at least doing something. Like you said, you have still been logging on and weighing in.

    I wish I had a quick fix for you with motivation and staying focused. Unfortunately, I don't. I have had those lapses. I think everyone has...it happens. When it comes down to it, you just have to find it within yourself. When you decide that you aren't going to keep going with this same cycle, you won't. It is in you, you just have to find it. Find your program. Find your comfort level. Find it! Find what works for you!
    2524 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10895053
    Hi Sweets! I saw your vlog before and left it alone because i just don't know what to say to encourage you, with how I've been struggling to lose the 15# that I've gained back! But I've kept thinking about you and really do care and know too, that when I was your age and thin, but still felt that I was starting to gain weight and losing control and I so desperately wanted to get a handle on it! So I hear you and have been there! It's a good thing that you're so aware of it and won't let it rest because you maybe could blow up to a size 18 if you let yourself, I don't know. I blew up to a size 2X on top with a 3X on the bottom, so I know all about blowing up! emoticon It's not a pretty sight!! Try to figure out the calories that you can lose at and get to that certain size that you really want and then do all you can to stay there. You know what to do, drinking lots of water, exercising, eating healthy with a cookie or chips or some other goodie every now and then so you don't feel deprived!!! You can do it and in the meantime, you're a good role model for your kids too! Hugs to you, Karen
    2531 days ago
    watched your video and all i could think was i wish i looked like you. you are a beautiful girl and it doesnt look like you need to lose a lot of weight. hopefully you are not trying to be one of those skinny girls. thats actually as ugly as us fatter ones. go for a goal where you feel great and can do lots. dont fall into the diet all your life mode, like me. one i am big boned and at 105 i looked bigger than my husband who weighed 135 pounds. because i dieted all my life instead of getting on a routine good food eating plan for life i am not 95 pounds over weight and i am only 5 feet tall. just eat good food and plan those cookies in once in a while but only have a few. that way you know you can have goodies and dont feel deprived. do few more exercises that day to work them off.

    i hope this is helpfull because i am now struggling to lose 95 pounds and it is taking a long time. i have been working on it since jan 1. i have went from 232 to 210. not much for 4 months and 8 days but its progress and coming off slow means it will stay off. i am 64 and its very hard to exercise but i am trying my best. plus i live way from the towns and city so gyms arent really a choice for me. no friends close by to lean on or help. family is 600 miles away and i am doing this.

    so dont get into the diet mode, just make really good choices for your family and you. the rewards will be there . starting you kids now on better snacks will improve their life too. i only have good choices here for my grandkids when they come. they have no problem with it. betty crocker no sugar brownies and cake mixes taste the same as the real thing. grandkids have no idea they are eating better. have fruit and also deluxe nuts with dark chocolate almonds mixed in so they grab a handful and think they are having candy. try some of these and good luck. i hope you can move forward. i agree not to cut your calories too low because you workout enough if you have kids. lol.
    2533 days ago
    Hi there!
    I would never be able to do 1200 calories / day. NEVER!
    I would crush - fail and be super bitchy (lol).
    I agree with GYPSYGOTH 1500calories is the minimum. I actually loose best if I stay between 1500 and 1700calories/day. If I eat to little good food, I am more likely to eat high-calorie food and I feel like my metabolism is shutting down. What happens then? I don't loose weight AND am bitchy - bad combination.
    Eat at least 1500 calories of good food a day and enjoy it!
    emoticon emoticon
    2533 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14731147
    hey every little effort makes the difference.... don't wait for all things to happen on the same day! (remember there is reality tv for that game- and they are sequestered with every moment supervised by diet-fitness pros!)

    for us regular folk you, me, sparkpeople population, it is a percentages game of successes... you hang in there kiddo!

    emoticon blogging, videos, posting comments... you keep tracking and watch the successes add up- calories, meals, fitness, water, sleep...don't forget sleep, weighing in...it all means something
    2533 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/9/2014 11:05:30 AM
    Glad to see this post! I have been struggling really badly with self-control as well. I'm sure that's not helpful but just wanted to let you know that I feel your pain! Today I am going to do my best to get back on the wagon. I have been exercising, but not enough, and tracking, but eating too much.

    I do think that 1200 is super low and only people who are truly sedentary should shoot for 1200. If the average intake for a healthy woman is 2000 cals, I don't think there's any real reason to drop below the 1500 range except on lazy days maybe... that's still a 500-cal deficit and 1-lb-per-week average loss by the math (slow and steady wins, remember!)

    What I need to do is examine the QUALITY of my calories more closely... I know intellectually that a big portion of veggies is going to satisfy me more than a little granola bar, but I choose the granola bar... and then want another one... etc...

    Hope your stress at work calms down and that you are able to enjoy the summer with your kids.

    Maybe we can work on being "good" without having to be "perfect," together. emoticon

    2533 days ago
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