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Monica,hugs from me too. It is stressful to see your loved ones going through difficulties and feeling there is only little you can do to help them. But the love and support you are giving them is so very important.I understand about inhaling food in those circumstances. Today is a new day.

C. Sorry you are feeling not so good. However, please, do give yourself hugs and credit for having exercised despite feeling blah.To weigh or not to weigh....I am feeling bad too when the weight does not goes down or when , horror, it goes up. But this is exactly where I have to put my attention and not blame myself. Or should I say: after I blame myself, this is where I have to put my attention.For me it is, still, emotional eating.And this is where I will have to work. Baby steps for me, and I suspect for most of us. And *not* blame. Hugs to you too.


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emoticon Monica, emoticon to all of us!

Sorry, going through a bit of mental stuff myself. Weekend food choices were not good. Maybe I don't have to weigh in on Wednesday? Just not in a good place right now. I can control my food and started last night.

I also ran a 5k on my treadmill yesterday after not touching it all week. Today my body is telling me I pushed it. I have an outdoor 5k on Saturday.

WW is expensive and sort of tells to what to eat. It does work if you follow it.
I would not pay fees for a Tribe either. I thought if I paid WW I would stick with it. I did for awhile.

I plan my work lunch, but I do not plan every food for the next day. That would drive me batty. And I would feel guilty if I planned a day of junk.


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Rachel... I agree about the fees. I remember that my stepmom used to call Weight Watchers her expensive friends.

C... congrats on listening to your hunger.

I've been under some stress lately. Oscar tweaked his knee a couple of weeks ago. I tried to get him to call the doctor for a referral, because it's the same knee that he tore his ACL about ten years ago. Nope... it was going to be fine. Well, he comes in Thursday from his walk totally limping and not knowing what happened. He said he was going to call, so I told him, if you want to get seen THIS morning and not in two weeks, tell them that you hurt your knee and need to see the doctor. So he calls them and tells them that he needs a referral. UGH!!! So, they give him an appointment for September 30. It gets progressively worse throughout the day and I made him call Friday about his knee injury and he gets in that day. He gets meds for pain and swelling and it actually starts feeling a bit better. Saturday we're out yard saling and he runs over a rock while turning in a driveway. When he gets out to push it out of the way, I see him fall down. It's way bad... he can barely get up. I help him into the truck and by the time we get home, it's about twice the size of the other. It's not much better this morning, but at least it's not worse.

All this on the top of Josh calling us from Arizona saying that he thinks he's making a mistake with his degree in Psychology. He doesn't know what he is going to be able to use it for, blah, blah, blah. He has three semesters left and I get it. He will finish up as a 2nd Lt. in the army, but worries what's after that. He doesn't realize that he has so many options with that degree, even if he doesn't get his masters. I think that in part, his best friend came for a visit and he's a bit homesick, even though he is there with his girlfriend. We talked him into not making any hasty decisions and told him that we were glad that he called us and was honest about his feelings.

ugh... ate too much last night. I inhaled my dinner and didn't realize I was full until I was sick.

Still learning...

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Monica and C. good to read your plans for exercise . Hope the pain is much less by now. No sense aggravating it by overdoing exercise.Have a good weekend after a very full week.
C. good for you to listen to your hunger after the treats and not eating. That is what I have to resume doing too.

I did not plan my food for the day yesterday and was able to rationalize every. single. food .that i ate in addition to my lunch (McDo's little delight Thai sandwich, small chocolate truffle ice cream cone, and then for supper 1/4 chicken bbq with fries, bun, sauce plus chocolate cake for dessert) Wonderful eh? Who was i kidding? (and of course i forgot to listen to my hunger/fulness cues)

This morning Corinne's podcast came in the mail. Very timely. She speaks about what to do when planning our food for the day loses its luster. I am beginning to understand her high fees: it gets much less tempting to give up when you have paid a hefty sum to join her "tribe". Plus, she is indeed very motivational.

I am not planning on joining her future session, but I have to stick to a way of eating that i will follow, whether it is planning my food for the day and/or paying *a lot* more attention to my fulness. And of course, even with IE, emotional eating is still an issue. At least it is not rendered more difficult by a depletion of willpower from having to follow a rigid diet.


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Monica, you found something that works for you. That is great!

I hope to run this Sunday as I have a 5K to run / walk next Saturday.

I had a few treats yesterday but then didn't eat dinner because I wasn't hungry.

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I haven't been running either. My knees are just awful. Biking, at least, doesn't hurt them as much. Curse those rolos!!!

Thanks for the well wishes for Barbara. So grateful.

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Monica, so sorry to hear about your friend. That is so difficult.

You are doing awesome with bike riding! WOW! So cool! I have not been running all week due to a crazy after school schedule and being sick. My poor treadmill probably worries that I will start hanging clothes on it.

There were Rolos in the house yesterday. I can't have them in the house. The Rolos won.

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Monica :So sorry about your friend Barbara's ill health. I will keep her in my thoughts and wish her speedy improvement in her condition.

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Wow C... that's fantastic news!!! I'm sorry that you're not feeling well. I'm hearing more and more coughing and sneezing. Starting off the school year with a cold stinks.

Rachel... I did make it home, up the hill, in the heat. Actually, it wasn't that hot. Just about 80, but because I haven't been biking like that, it was hard. I ended up pushing my bike up most of the last hill, mostly due to heat, rather than body. I took today off, because it's supposed to be hotter.

Sam had a great first day. Lots of stuff to learn. He had to take a bag to the bank, which had tens of thousands of dollars (one check being over $10,000) and he said he felt a little nervous. They also took him over to the courthouse and showed him around a bit... the areas that he'll be delivering stuff to. He gets a paid one hour lunch, which is fabulous. He thought it was only a half hour, so he was just sitting in the kitchen and one of the lawyers came in and said, "Oh, you know you have an hour... you could always go for a walk. You don't have to hang out here the whole time if you don't want." So, he said he was going to walk around downtown today.

Still waiting to hear about Oscar's nose. If you pray, please pray for my friend Barbara. She has lung cancer (never smoked) and has lost so much weight from chemo. They needed to put a port in her yesterday and her heart started beating erratically. Now they think she may have AFIB. If you're not a prayer, please just think good thoughts.

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5.8 lbs! Woot woot, C. This should be great day despite your cold!

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I hope Oscar gets good news!

So knowing I was "weighing in" (I know, not an IE thing), today really helped me stop eating without thinking.

I am down 2.3 from last Wednesday. It is not mentally easy as there is food everywhere. Being at work helps a lot as I only eat what I bring. Since I stared weighing in with my friends I have lost 5.8 lbs

Yep, I do not have to be perfect, yep I can eat what I want, yep some foods are better for me than others.

Beatrice, hope you had fun in choir!

This teacher with a cold it getting ready for work!
Have a great Wednesday!

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Monica, there is so much happening in your life right now. I am sending you my best calming thoughts that Oscar gets good news on Friday. Good news already with your son. How exciting and great.
And congrats on your courage to bike uphill in the evening after a full day's work.

C. You are doing fine. Perfection is not human. OK is human. Wishing you lots of ok days. And it is wonderful that you are supported by 3 good friends on this healthy journey . A weigh in is just an information as to what you are doing is getting you where you want. So it is a winning proposition.

In a little while I will be off to a choir at the Community Center. Have never sung in a choir. They are teaching elements of music, solfege and voice positioning. Should be interesting. My voice is not very good but not atrocious either.

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C... I agree. I can't, at this point, write down everything I eat, either the day before or the day of. I've tried it several time and I just start panicking when I eat something that wasn't on the list or don't eat something that was. I'm working on healthier eating, less refined sugars (my joints started aching and I'm sure that's a big part of it) and stopping when I'm full. The only stressor in my life at the moment is just waiting for Oscar's biopsy results, which should be here by Friday. He had a sore on his nose that wouldn't heal. I think in big part, because he kept scratching it in the middle of the night. The doctor seemed to think the same thing, but took a biopsy anyway, because he had malignant melanoma. I hope that you don't come down fully with anything. I've got sneezers and coughers all around me and trying to keep the cooties at bay is tough. Good luck with the weigh in.

Rachel... I think I'm going to shelve the book. It was free on Kindle, as I said, so I don't have this "need" to finish it (sheesh, sounds like me when I go out to dinner... I paid such and such price for a meal, I need to finish it). I finally stopped feeling guilty about the IE book and put it on my shelf, rather than by my bed, pretending like I may pick it up and read it before bed.

Jacquie... welcome back!!!

I biked into work today. Coming in isn't a big deal, but going home is mostly uphill. While I wish it was reversed, it is nice to not come into work all sweaty. I'm hoping that it stays in the low 80's like predicted, so I don't faint from the heat. Hahaha!!! Sam started his new job today clerking at a law firm in the town just south of us. He is just beside himself. It's a real estate and estate planning firm located in the family home (converted to law office) across from the courthouse. He's even got his own parking spot. So fancy.

Ooops... here come the little urchins. Happy, healthy Tuesday friends!!!


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Feels like the schools got me. Not feeling great. I have to run 6 more meetings today. Had 6 yesterday that went well. Started feeling yucky during the last 2.

Did OK with eating yesterday, not perfect as far as nutrition but OK. There were some snacks at the homecoming float build (which is at my house, which I bought for the kids). But I didn't binge.

My "weigh in" with my 3 good friends is tomorrow. That has been keeping the binges away.

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Food is everywhere. I often find myself wanting food when I am not hungry. Sometimes I stop myself from eating by having water, tea, or coffee.

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i have been in the wilderness for a while picking not registering if m hungry before i eat etc. but my head seems to be in a goodplace now so fingers crossed
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We need to do what works for us individually and what resonates with us since we are each different.

I know that for me, in the morning i loosely jot down the type of food i will be eating during the day at which meal, without thinking of calories or quantities. It helps me to know what it is i will be eating throughout the day and also teaches me some discipline in the sense that I will try to do what I set up to do.

And then, of course, stop when full, which is * the key* to the whole IE. Must say that this is for me the most difficult part, since I tend to forget to check my level of hunger/satisfaction when I eat and feel hungry. But I am improving!

I did read the book by Glen Livingstone a while back. Sounded convincing but still, I forgot about it very quickly. Curious about your feedback, Monica. BTW I find that Corinne's approach cuts through the bs more effectively than the IE book.(i don't refer to it now anymore but the IE book got me started on my journey if I remember correctly.)

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I started reading that free Kindle book awhile ago. It is pretty intense. You have the piggie, and you also have to imagine something happening to someone if you eat... I forget as I skimmed it awhile ago.

Wasn't my thing.

Corinne is cool but I am not planning everything I eat the day before. Too much food thinking.


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Agreed... started a book last night. "Never Binge Again(tm): Reprogram Yourself to Think Like a Permanently Thin Person(tm). Stop Overeating and Binge Eating and Stick to the Food Plan of Your Choice!" by Livingston Ph.D, Glenn

I'm not sure about it. He also was obese and lost the weight, but I can't seem to get into it. I'll try reading more tonight. It was free on my Kindle, so I don't feel too bad about not reading it. Unlike the IE book that I did spend money on... and it sits... on my shelf...

I'm done with the bs, which is why I think I like Corinne's approach. I know that if I don't learn to stop when I'm satisfied, I'll always be fat. I know that if I don't move my body, it will fail me. So now I just need to continue doing that.

Not much in the way of plans for us today. It will be much cooler, which I'm looking forward to. I'd like to do my cleaning. Oscar takes care of the house and does a clean clean on Thursdays, but there are things that I like to help with on weekends, like a deeper dusting and wiping down of things. Sam went up to visit his girlfriend. It's her brother's birthday and the grandparents will be there and they want to meet Sam. Josh was pretty excited because his best dude drove out to see him this weekend. Unfortunately, there are supposed to be getting some "gullywashers" in Arizona. I'm hoping that it didn't happen in Scottsdale/Phoenix. Josh drove around in them when they were looking for a place to live, but Alex hasn't and there's a technique to it. My technique would be to stay home, but people still have to go to work and school, so you learn to slow way the heck down.

Happy, healthy Sunday friends!!!

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I am OK, not perfect but OK. Weighing in on Wednesdays helps a lot. I had a lot of salt yesterday so it is what it is.

But I did stop when I was satisfied yesterday!

It truly is a journey!

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Monica and C. It really sounds like we are on a healthy path. I can feel the energy!

I listen to Corinne Crabtree almost daily and first thing in the morning, try to do a list of meals for the day. She introduces 1% tweaks and the notion that C. mentioned: "will it help me reach my goal".
I am not perfect, and she claims to not be perfect either, and to overeat at times, but there is a general direction that she continues to follow and this is what I want to do too.

Right now i feel a lot more freedom towards food. I don't remember the last time I binged. My weight is not where i want it to be just yet, but I am very confident that I will get there in time and that as a big bonus i will have found freedom from food and a more open attitude about everything in life.

Thanks Monica, C., Kay, Ski, Jacquie for being part of this energy and for sharing.

As always, all the best to everyone!

Today's plan is to do my walking program and my stretching, some cooking and planning for the week. The Fall activities are starting and even if i am now retired, I will be more busy than in the Summer. My thoughts are with the teachers right now!

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Rachel... what's funny is that I can pass them up. Oh well, live, learn, move on.

C... I love the idea of "will it help me reach my goal."

Not much on my end.

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Welcome back Beatrice!

As far as slips, I no longer look at it that way. Everything is allowed. Everything I do is part of me, and my journey. I look at it as "Will it help me reach my goal?"

If I can I am not allowed, I have a better chance of binging.

So much to get done. The treadmill will have to wait.

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(I have been MIA) I am back from a 2 days trip, ready to continue with IE.I am more in tune with my hunger. I have found a way to respond to sudden hunger without panicking or eating voraciously. I just try to tell myself and my body, that there is and will be food available when I feel hungry again and that i do not need to fill up just in case of a famine. Gentle care is what is needed.
I do hope that slowly I will be more attuned to gentle signs of hunger and able to panic less when i feel hungry all of a sudden.

Monica, with time you will be able to remember that donuts are just not as delicious as they look. And stick to what you know tastes good and is good for your health.

C. Those are great results already! Woot woot!

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C... doing much better.

Slipped and ate a doughnut that really wasn't even that good. Ugh.Totally kicking myself, because I brought a muffin, which honestly, are much tastier.

We're going to try and walk at lunch, but it's going to be near 100, so it will be more of a stroll. I have a salad for lunch, so that will be good.

Happy, healthy Friday friends!!!



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Monica, again I hope you are feeling better!

I slipped a little yesterday food wise (baked goods that I didn't make), but I did get my workout in. I ran 1.5 miles then .25, .25 for a total of 2 miles. It was tough after not running all week. No time today, but maybe tomorrow.

I will not make any baked goods if I can help it. For me if I think it is healthier I will just eat more and not think about hunger.

But I bet they are yummy!

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Congrats C and Tammy... baby steps, that's how we'll get there.

I'm better today. Yesterday was rough with the migraine and I could hardly keep my eyes open.

Funny you mention muffins... I made some banana ones, so they're healthier. I halved the flour with regular and then some peanut flour, which gives them some protein also. Not too bad, if I say so myself.

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Yesterday there were muffins at a meeting. I had a little and threw the rest out. That is huge for me!

I started packing fruit too! I like having healthier choices. I can have the chocolate if I want it, but I know if I have to much it will not help me reach my goal.

No float build today so I hope to run.

Monica, hope you are feeling better!

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i started packing an afternoon snack of fruit, not chocolate. i have been occupied in the morning at work for the last 2 weeks so i have not had any chocolate at work. i still have some other habit t o work on but i am reworking 30+ years of bad eating habits.

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Great job, C!!!

It's hard to be a parent, especially with all the extra stuff kids have going these days. And to add work on top of that. Ugh!!!

Came home with a migraine yesterday and have the migraine hangover today. It was supposed to be a run day, but that didn't happen. Daisy and I got out for a walk, which is better than the past, when I would use it as an excuse to do nothing.

Happy, healthy Wednesday!!!

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Have not had time to run all week due to the float build at my house for the HS homecoming parade (My daughter is a HS Senior). They have 2 weeks to make a float with a Monopoly Game theme. It is stressful. Work has been stressful too.

I created an accountability weekly weigh in with a few friends. I will be honest with them no matter what. That has helped me stick to mindful eating. I am not on a diet program, just trying to make healthier choices and eat when I feel hungry. I have not been perfect, but I am eating healthier. It is also not always easy. Temptations everywhere!

Just from healthier eating my body let go of the water from salt and maybe a little fat too.

Monday I was 160. This morning I am 156.5.

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Rachel... trying to trust the process too.

The vicious cycle starts when I'm exercising more and then hungrier. It sucks, because I know hunger indicates the need for food, but I also don't need to eat extra, because I do want some of this extra weight to come off.

I got my helmet last night, then proceeded to tweek my knee, so I didn't ride my bike today. If it feels better tomorrow, I will give it a go. I am so looking forward to the cooler weather we have here for the next few days. The weekend looks like triple digits, but until then, we've got mid 80's all week.

Happy, healthy Tuesday, friends!!!

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I hope I will get where you are, Kay!
Today i ate to "enough". I get quite hungry again too soon however. Tonight i had an extra meal because i was too hungry after just a few hours.
I guess i am afraid of eating too much and do not eat enough and then, get hungry .
At least i did not binge. Nor eat unhealthy food.
I do trust the process but am not losing weight.
I trust I will find the right balance for me.

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This morning after playing in my garden and enjoying breakfast, I rested. While resting I kept thinking that I wanted a cookie. Although I wasn't hungry, I gave into the urge and had 1/2 a cookie. I ate it slowly and focused on the taste of the cookie. It was a homemade cookie with very little sugar and it tasted good but it didn't give me the satisfaction I was craving. I was right back where I started - wanting a cookie. From previous experience I knew I could of kept eating cookies until I was stuffed without really enjoying them.
I think I wanted to keep the good feelings that I was experiencing and confused those emotions with hunger for food (no wonder they call it emotional hunger).

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I started a texting chat with a few friends where we weight in every Wednesday and share the good and not so good. We are posting weight lost or gained, not what we weigh.

I gained about 15lbs since the end of June. I have to get back some control.

I am not on a diet, just eating healthier foods.

Full week of work this week and lots of after school stuff going on. Busy times!

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Monica, yes, exercising when tired helps. But I also have the experience of just lying down and resting for 15-20 minutes (used to be called power nap), is refreshing. Even when I feel so tired that I believe that if I lay down I will never get up again.
Of course I am a bit older than you, even than dear Oscar, but I have felt that it helped me, even when I was in my forties. Wishing that his sciatica resolves soon. Nasty thing to have.
Good luck antiquing. I love to do that. Now unfortunately I am doing less of it because I have been downsizing and I donít want to start hoarding.
Watching Corinne. It is like a shot in the arm. I love her personality.

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I'm the same, Rachel. I also need to remember to move, rather than crash. I'm hoping that with the cooler weather around the corner, I'll do better. I just ordered a bike helmet, because next week I'm hoping to ride to work at least two times, because the weather is supposed to be cooler (lower 80's) Tuesday and Wednesday. We'll be back up to the 90's for Thursday/Friday and I'm just too old to ride in that heat any more. It's tough enough on our lunch time walks.

Trying to figure out what to do today. Oscar's sciatica is bugging him (geez it sucks getting older), so we're thinking about driving to the coast to roam some of the antique shops. We'll see.

Happy, healthy Sunday friends!!!

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Monica, I totally believe this, that we often eat when we are tired, instead of crashing on the couch.
I have noticed that even when i feel very tired, after about 20-30 minutes I am refreshed. Too bad I tend to forget this!!!!!

And, as Corinne says, whatever you think you would want to eat, (be it snacks instead of a meal), just write it down on your daily plan. I have started doing it. But could be more regular at it.
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C... I just noticed the new name. I love it. Super powerful!!! Have fun at the Army game. Seems like I may have one boy on each side... Josh is in ROTC/Army and Sam will do OCS for either Marines or Navy for their JAG program. I think he's leaning Marines only because they will pay for law school right from the start, but he really would prefer the Navy. As for the snacks... I'd rather snack than have a meal, so I got nuthin' for you. I used to make snack dinner for Monday night football when the boys were little. Much nicer when I had control of how things were made, lower fat/sugar, baked things, not fried. It helped.

Rachel... so funny about noticing the time of the overeating. I come home from work usually ravenous. My best friend that said she read that sometimes we overeat because we're tired, so rather than going to sleep or rest, we eat, because our brain can't distinguish it unless we're focused. I'm not sure, but I do notice that I either want to raid the kitchen or crash on the couch when I get home.

We will definitely learn!!!


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I woke up during the night and watched some more Corinne Crabtree.She is motivating.

Re: restricting and overeating. I have to be careful to eat enough. And I donít know yet what the enough is that will prevent overeating.I think that what I ate yesterday was not nutritious enough even if I felt full and even if it was healthy food.So this is probably why I became so hungry without warning.
Working at it though... It really helps me to share this here. Helps me to reflect about what is getting in the way of my best intentions.

Enjoy the football , hope you will not be too tempted by the high calories food, or ,rather, that you will have some, with awareness. This is so very difficult for me to do, as I get sidetracked so easily.
But we will learn!

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I have the same problem if I restrict too much during the day. After work and evenings my mind begs and begs for less healthy food.

Well not sure how long I will stick it out there (New Indy Team) as it is kind of all over the place with lots of people looking for quick fixes. It started off nice and calm and sort of organized.

They are using all sorts of triggers like bad foods, or counting every step or minute they exercise.

There are chats in almost every thread.

I ran 2.5 yesterday and I am in my running clothes now (treadmill). I will not push to hard as my legs are not thrilled with moving LOL!

Later today we are having a friendly gathering to watch West Point college football (my husband did not go there but he was in the ARMY so it is his favorite college football team), and there will be lots of high calorie foods.

We call it "Football by the Fire". It is a 12:00 game. Then at 7 SUNY Buffalo is playing. One of my friends (and she will be here) has a son that just started going to that school so we are watching that game by the fire too.

If I restrict too much I will binge in the house when no one is watching.


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Monica and C. Sorry to read that your legs and knees are hurting. It is difficult to find the balance between resting too much and over exercising. Wishing you a good recovery.
The weekend is here!

Speaking of balance:I am having trouble with my food. I keep forgetting that I have to eat to relative fulness in the morning and lunch if i do not want to get out of control later in the day.
For instance, this morning i had a satisfying toast, spread with almond butter and jam, plus as usual, lots of tea.
Then, for lunch, a rice/bean salad and a green salad, plus a big peach.
In both cases i stopped when I felt full.

For a snack I had peanuts.

But I guess it was not enough and I became ravenous in the evening, overeating on fried shrimps, fish, Chinese noodles and wine.

It is not the first time that I notice this but it seems that I keep forgetting.

So I will plan a more nutritious breakfast and lunch in the hope that I will not go overboard later in the evening.

I had a look at Indy's team. Looks like a good place.

Take care ladies, Jacquie, Sky, Kay, hope you are doing well.


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Monica, hope your knee feels better and you can relax a bit this weekend.

As for me, I run but my pants are very tight. So tight I may have gotten larger than my clothes... again

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It will, for sure, C. I know it sucks right now, but being proactive will help, because then it becomes automatic... for the most part. I haven't stepped on the scale, but I have noticed that my legs are becoming more toned, which is nice. Not great, but better, which I'll take.

I didn't run this morning. My knees were still sketchy, so I did give them a break. As for sloth running... sloth beats my pace any day. Hahaha!!!

So ready for this week to be over. Not sure how my four day week felt like a ten dayer, but it did. I'm ready to go home and kick off my shoes.

After my blood donation... dang it. I totally forgot about that. UGH!!!

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My leg is still giving me trouble. Wacky muscle stuff. I run / walk every other day. Today (last week day off for awhile) I sloth ran 2.5 miles and walked another mile. I have a 5K on 9/28. I hope to run at least 2.5 of it.

I am thinking before I put food in my mouth. Nothing is no, but will it help me reach my goal?

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I got nuthin' either. Hahaha!!!

Work is going well... my knees have been hurting quite a bit, so I took off yesterday and just walked. Will probably do the same tomorrow.

Happy, healthy Thursday, friends.

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hi, nothing much to share.
I have to be more mindful when I eat, this will help!
Take care ladies.

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Yeah, there are a bunch of side chats. As long as people find something that helps, its all good!

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Okay... so I also have my Brazils and am committed to not going crazy, being the nut fan that I am.

Thanks C for taking me over to the podcasts. As for another book... books are friends... you can always use one more.

Okay, back to work. I only had a couple of seconds and didn't want to get so far behind.

Hey Rachel and Ski!!!

BTW... there is a whole other thread with two IE peeps there. They're at the daily triumphs. Ugh... the bell is going to ring.

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Monica, posting about your "Tribe" share in the podcasts thread.

I like her ideas, but planning everything I eat the day before for the rest of my life is not sustainable (for me)

What I eat is up to me. Yep

I am responsible for me. Yep

If I am not hungry eating is a poor choice. Yep

Eating sugar / carbs because I am hungry probably isn't a good choice. Yep

Exercising is good for my body. Yep

There are food pushers everywhere. Yep

We live in a society that constantly pushes unhealthy food. Yep

I often feel like I have little self control. Yep

I think about food all of the time. Yep

We have a wonderful Team here. YEP!!

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