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2/16/10 12:57 A

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Hi Sherri, hang in there. I've been struggling all month and the constant pain makes it hard to make good decisions. All we can do is keep working at it. Good luck!!!
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2/15/10 11:12 P

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Just remember to focus on the positive things you did for yourself and others today. I had a cupcake, and a small piece of chocolate cake but I ate pretty well the rest of the day and I did a little bit of exercise. I will stretch and do some yoga too!!! Just small changes at a time. Reward positive things you do. Spending time with the kiddos is a plus!! Remember..."There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so (Hamlet)". I am working toward this way of thinking myself. emoticon

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2/15/10 10:13 P

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Thanks for the reply Nancita! I did just take my son to see a movie....I didn't have such a great day eating wise. Actually kinda forgot mostly. I ate a hot dog, popcorn and some licorice. I know not very good at all. Most importantly I am on here to make a change. That would be me not kicking myself for doing something fun with my kid! I will look towards tomorrow and tomorrow will start journaling what I eat.

Sherri

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2/15/10 8:14 P

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emoticon and best of luck!!! Just try to do something everyday regardless of it being 5 mins or 30 mins. Just change those habits and start small. Post anytime you need to cause we all have had our share of issues. Take care!! emoticon

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. Nathaniel Hawthorne

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.
Thomas Edison

Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have.
Doris Mortman

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
Oscar Wilde

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2/15/10 12:17 P

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Hello, I am Sherri, single mom to 3 kids, ages 8, 10 and 16. I have had successes in the past with weight loss through Weight Watchers and through Curves, however, they didn't stick ultimately. When I went through my divorce starting a few years ago, it's when things slowly started to go downhill emotionally and started just not caring what I was putting in my mouth anymore you know. I consider myself a true Emotional Eater for sure. I am also probably my own worst enemy when it comes to what my body looks like. Others will tell me that I look fine and to not worry or "you don't need to lose, you look great". I know for sure that I do, just haven't had the oomph, the needed last push to do so. I thought it came back at the end of December 2009 when I actually found myself purchasing a pair of pants in a size 16 (hadn't worn that size since early 2000), told myself no more. That didn't last. I have made some minor attempts to begin losing but they didn't stick. Was on caloriecount.com and well, here I am now telling you my story.

One of things I struggle with is my daily chronic back and leg pain and have been doing so since the fall of 2005, 4 1/2 years now. I am only 36 and sometimes because of the pain, it just takes me for an emotional ride like you can't believe. I did already make an attempt on here on the 8th (before that in November 2009) and then I had a bad flare-up that really threw me for a loop where I couldn't physically even do anything to do swelling in my ankles and feet. Was pretty painful.

Here I am again, I feel like my motivation is almost there, I know I don't want to reach that dreaded 200 mark for myself, the higher it gets, the harder it will be for me I fear to lose the weight. I also worry the higher the weight the worse my pain will be too. I really do want to lose the weight and have a way that will be a way I can indefinitely keep it off, have the tools I need to fall back on down the road after I made my goal. At this point it won't bother me at all how long the journey takes, just that I will make it there. I suppose the only thing that has hurt is that I can't push the exercise envelope yet. I have to start out very simple in fact due to my pain problems. Having sciatic pain running down to my right foot makes it interesting at times to say the least!! I do have the Nintendo Wii and own the Wii Fit Plus which I did use sporadically in January and it will tell me that it's been about 3 weeks since I was last on it.

I haven't posted on this site before. I know that this is a strong community of supportive folks all trying to do the same thing losing and maintaining and also seeking the support and comaraderie that I do too. So that's most of my story for now. I will get on the scale in a little while and enter how much and change my start date for the last time. I want for this to be a new beginning for me, I am doing this for me and ultimately for my kids. I want to be healthier and ultimately down the road, in better shape than I am in now. Thanks very much for reading my post and I welcome any advice or stories that you would like to share about your journey here on Sparkpeople as well. Have a great day!

"Yesterday can't be changed, but today and tomorrow offer inifinite possibilities"

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