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five pounds above goal

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Hello Spark-friends.

I hope you're all well and moving toward your goals.

I am astonished by how difficult it has been trying to loose five pounds. I have a renewed respect and empathy for people who are actively trying to loose weight! After maintaining my 100+ weight loss for so long, I'd almost forgotten the sheer frustration and emotional toll of trying to control an out-of-control appetite.

I've been hovering around 130 lbs the past few week. I've been trying (in vain, so far) to improve my eating habits and increase my activity level. But it seems my compulsion to over-eat has been more powerful than my desire to eat healthy.

One reason this bout of stress-eating may have occurred is I've started therapy for PTSD. I've also started treatment for sleep apnea and I've been loosing sleep as I adjust to wearing an air-flow mask. As I move toward resolution with these issues, I expect my stress-induced behaviours (over-eating, over-smoking) will decrease. In the meantime I'll do my best to make healthy choices.

I'm scheduled to begin a fitness program at the Y in a couple weeks so this should be a help. I'm also planning to begin (yet another) smoking cessation program in Sept. or Oct.

The weather has been lovely, though at times a bit too hot. Thankfully I have a small air conditioner and my rooms are nice and cool.

Love, ~Theresa


For the special understand between people who are trying to lose weight and improve their lives and the ability to share the journey

For the gift of understanding and empathetic friends

For an elementary knowledge of food-science and the means to eat healthy

For the strength of will to make good choices

For the medical means to improve health and quality of life

For the Y and other community agencies that promote health and fitness

For my air-conditioner and other household blessings

For the season of summer, warm day and sunshine


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    My head knows this is not an all or nothing journey, but sometimes it's hard to close the door again when we let wayward eating in. We are strong and we are going to make it! It doesn't always happen according to our self-dictated schedule, but it WILL happen if we don't give up. You have accomplished so much. I am proud of you!
    732 days ago
  • JOANN25
    Theresa, you are doing great. You know what you have to do and are taking steps to get it done.

    Love your I AM GRATEFULS. Your attitude and positive thinking will take you a long way toward meeting your health goals. emoticon
    733 days ago
    Keep going you’ll get there! You’re doing hard work.
    733 days ago
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