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1/19/18 11:00 P

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Food at work. That's where I find it the most difficult to resist treats.

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7/22/07 4:59 P

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binging

SW for SP New Me: 117kg

My short-term minigoals for January 2018 are the following:

1) 114kg:
2) 113kg
3) 112kg:
4) 111kg:
5) 110kg:

Long-term goal: I want to lose 50kgs before I turn 50.



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7/10/07 6:08 P

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I broke a bone in my foot 6 weeks ago and it isn't healed. Doc today said it may be a long time before it is healed. I can only do strength exercises (the ones that don't put any weight on my foot) and it has really affected not only my exercise but my morale. I've gained weight since I did this. All this for being in a hurry!

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7/9/07 12:10 P

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My biggest obstacles have been emotionally. I got pregnant and then we had a miscarriage and while I didn't put on any weight at all (I was only 8 weeks) I still felt like crap and didn't exercise and wasn't as careful with my eating choices. I was mad. But I am tryinig to get back on track and think positive so hopefully I am over that obstacle now.

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IDAHOBLACKBERRY Posts: 924
7/7/07 1:58 P

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Indymom, I feel your pain, both on the crazy shifts and the caffeine. Have you tried tea as a caffeine source? There are a lot of flavored versions out there if you don't like plain Lipton (Republic of Tea's Zen Dream tea is my favorite), and it provides caffeine without calories. (At least if you drink it black like I do or with lemon.) I keep a dozen different flavors on my desk at work so I always have something I like on hand.

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"You may not think you'll be heard. Speak anyway.
"You may not think you can change things. Try anyway."

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6/1/07 12:11 A

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My job. I had to start working full time about a month ago, and it will continue for about another month. Sitting, teaching computer skills in a classroom. Swing shifts all over the place. Baseball season means we're not eating right at home, even when I am there to cook. Drinking too much pop, cause I need caffeine, and can't tolerate coffee.

I'm a wreck.

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Peanut Butter. Gotta have a spoonful after dinner, before bed. That and eating 100 grams of rice with dinner and that being a reasonable portion. It is.

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5/29/07 3:08 A

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Stress is killing me...

SW for SP New Me: 117kg

My short-term minigoals for January 2018 are the following:

1) 114kg:
2) 113kg
3) 112kg:
4) 111kg:
5) 110kg:

Long-term goal: I want to lose 50kgs before I turn 50.



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5/25/07 12:09 P

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Up until now, I would have to say that portion control WAS my obstacle. That has all changed this week. With a separation from my husband & pending divorce(??), my stress level has shot thru the ceiling. Stress makes me lose my appetite & I tend to FORGET to eat. I know this is not good for me, so my current obstacle is going to be to stay on task & remember to eat healthy while I deal. emoticon

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5/23/07 1:50 P

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Good thread. My biggest obstacle is exercise. I think about it, I have no physical limitations, I live in a great area for walking, but I don't just DO IT! I guess for me it's time to get my journal out and start exploring all this. The nutrition tracker is easy and fun, I love the SparkPoints, I'll read the articles - so why don't I focus on getting 9 points from exercise the way I make sure I get my 9 points for articles every day?

It is really helpful and encouraging to me for all of you to share your obstacles.

AKJaybird, it must be hard to feel your sizes aren't dropping like they 'should', but I see 16 # gone since you started. That looks huge to me emoticon emoticon

Idaho - hope your road trip is going well. I grew up in MA and that's still home to me in my heart. What part are you visiting? When I had one-day car trips a few years ago I carried a little cooler with fruit, cottage cheese, small salads and stopped at rest areas for my potty breaks, exercise and food. It kept me out of the chips and candy I pick up so easily in the gas station/'greedy-marts' along the highway.

Ana, my downfall is nibbling/splurging at night after DH goes to bed and I'm sitting at the computer. I'll think positive healthy balanced thoughts your way on weekends and hope you'll send no nibbling thoughts my way when you get up in the morning - it seems we're about 7 hours apart, so you're probably getting up when I'm up too late on the computer.

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5/22/07 3:45 P

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My biggest obstacle so far has been my perfectionism getting in the way. That pesky "all or nothing" thinking. I have been working hard to understand that I can only do the best I can do at any given time and it is exhausting trying to be perfect, so I am really working on acceptance. I started my program April 6th and feel so much better and some of my clothes do feel somewhat looser, of course, I think I should have gone down 4 sizes by now, but .... I am glad to hear other people's struggles and how they are trying to overcome them. Thanks!

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5/22/07 5:06 A

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Congrats, Idaho!

I am facing a real bad obstacle I don't seem to be able to overcome - binging on weekends. I know I must fight it hard, but, man, this is being VERY difficult...

SW for SP New Me: 117kg

My short-term minigoals for January 2018 are the following:

1) 114kg:
2) 113kg
3) 112kg:
4) 111kg:
5) 110kg:

Long-term goal: I want to lose 50kgs before I turn 50.



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IDAHOBLACKBERRY Posts: 924
5/20/07 1:17 P

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Good news on my big challenge my boss put his foot down this week, so after a super-crazy week this week and vacation next week, I'm down to a normal 40-ish hour week. (At least in theory. I'm expecting two weeks notice from one of my staff Monday or Tuesday, so I'll be picking up some of the workload until we hire a replacement.)

My challenge this week is an 11-hour road trip up to my parents (Va. to Mass.) on either Saturday or Sunday. I hate to stop on the way, so I'm planning on sticking fruit, veggies, water and maybe some string cheese.

Jennie/Staunton, Va.

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"You may not think you'll be heard. Speak anyway.
"You may not think you can change things. Try anyway."

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5/20/07 9:41 A

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I've done well on my goal of portion control & everything. I'm doing well on the walking & getting active. My obstacle now & probably always will be is my sweet tooth!! Chocolate, chocolate & more chocolate. If not chocolate, just something SWEET. I have to find the very slightest of satisfaction for something sweet & keep the fat & calories away & that's been the hardest so far.

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5/17/07 8:45 P

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My love for food. It's hard when those around you eat what ever they want without thinking about it. I spend so much time planning everything that I eat, and when I see my husband grap what ever he wants and sit down to eat it's hard to say no. However I have been and I see the results.

Try to get motivated to exercise. It's super hard for me too, but everyday I make myself do a min of 10 mins, If I not into I give myself permission to stop, funny thing is that I never stop I started guess I'll finish :).

If you have master the food, once you master the exercise you will see the weight start coming off. I truly beleive it's the exercise that has been to "key" to my success so far.

Good luck and don't give up.


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5/17/07 3:46 P

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My greatest obstacle has been my exhaustion. I'm working out pretty much every day and I'm keeping just at the low end of my calorie range (or just below it) and, while I am seeing results, I've been soooo tired! It's to the point where I have no energy to do anything more than the basics around my home, and running my kids to activity after activity. I have good intentions to get my house in order, but they usually fizzle out. I keep telling myself it's ok to use my energy in this way for now and that focusing on me is ok. I needed to turn my weight around, and I am accomplishing that. Pretty soon, I'm going to have to turn my focus to other things as well. So as far as my exhaustion being an obstacle, it really isn't as far as weightloss is concerned, but it will be when I give in to it and let it keep me from the gym.


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5/17/07 3:09 P

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On a recent trip, we stopped at Carls Jr and they have a BBQ grilled chicken sandwhich. I forget the calories now but it was around 250 and very light on the fat, so there are healthy options. I am moving this summer and driving across the country so I am keeping my eyes out for healthy options.

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5/16/07 8:24 A

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I have another "obstacle" approaching this weekend.

Road trip. I take several of these a year, the last one being to Columbus, OH (from Washington DC.

To Ohio we stopped several times for "potty breaks" and it was always fast food places where we grabbed food. It was about a six hour drive. So I ate nothing but junk food.

Now I know fast food places offer healthy foods but when faced with the option, I rarely go for healthy.

This trip this weekend is a 8-10 hour drive to Toronto. It's an all girl trip and we've all agreed to bring stuff so we won't have to do the fast food.

Still, these trips for me always give me a reason to over indulge.

Fingers crossed...

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5/15/07 9:39 P

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My biggest challenge so far has been working 75+ hours a week since January because of a staff shortage. Exercise has helped keep me sane, but since I go right from the gym to work, I can't bring anything perishable to eat, which means a lot of daily trips to the store on the way in or running out to one of the places on our block. Fortunately, I only have to make it through next week, and then I have vacation. When I get back, my workload goes *way* down and I'll actually have time to slow down, think and plan.

Jennie/Staunton, Va.

"You may not think you can reach it. Climb anyway.
"You may not think you'll be heard. Speak anyway.
"You may not think you can change things. Try anyway."

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5/15/07 12:33 P

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After thinking about it, I have to say that my biggest obstacle is the food. I have been an emotional eater since I was 9 years old and it is the most difficult part of a healthy lifestyle for me. And I make these crazy little excuses for myself. I don't even know why I do it. I ate M&Ms before I went to bed last night and I wasn't even hungry. I have been making a lot of stupid food choices lately and haven't been 100% with my food for many days (weeks?) now. I've been exercising more (due to my hubby's motivation)and that gives me some weird sort of thinking that I deserve more food, or can accomodate more food or whatever...most times I don't even need a reason. I spend every weekend out of town at my in-law's home and they have snacky food everywhere...and no matter how determined I am or how much of my own food I bring along, it isn't long before I'm eating chocolate and chips and nuts and whatever I can get my hands on. Its embarassing and depressing. I sometimes wonder if they even know I'm on a diet!! But the weird thing is, I haven't really lost my motivation. I still exercise every day and eat right as often as I can, but I haven't been able to figure out how to fine-tune it to the point that I can force myself to say no when all I want to do is eat the junk. Thanks for listening to me rant.

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5/15/07 11:34 A

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CANELA70,
I'm a comfort food kind of girl as well. Especially when I'm sad/upset which has been the case recently.

I find that I'm making it through the food struggle well enough but I just can't get myself to move.

Once I get home from work the weight of the changes in my life is pretty heavy.

I know I need to find a way to channel that into something positive and get out and walk - at least.

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5/15/07 11:28 A

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My main obstacle is my love for food basically. And this drives me into finding a lot of comfort on it. I overeat if I am happy, sad, frustated, etc. This is what I am fighting against to.

SW for SP New Me: 117kg

My short-term minigoals for January 2018 are the following:

1) 114kg:
2) 113kg
3) 112kg:
4) 111kg:
5) 110kg:

Long-term goal: I want to lose 50kgs before I turn 50.



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5/15/07 11:15 A

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My most recent obstacle was a cold. I was sick for about a week and during that week I couldn't exercise and I didn't feel like cooking so my husband would pick something up and all I wanted to do was sleep. It was really hard to get back into the swing of things. Hopefully this week will go well and I will be back to normal.

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5/15/07 9:13 A

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It is tough! I've always said that losing weight is 90% mental and 10% physical. Our minds like to play tricks on us.

I don't typically have that much of a problem with exercise, especially once I get going. Try going outside for a brisk 10 min. walk and build up from that. Add a few more minutes every day, change your intensity, and try to go just a bit further. You'll find the more you push yourself, the more excited you'll get about what you're doing.

Good luck! Remember, we can do this!! It takes work but it is acheivable!!

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5/15/07 9:03 A

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SASHA,
I believe you hit the underlying theme right there. In the end, we're all our own biggest obstacle.

I'm having trouble understanding why I'm getting in my own way.

Hmm... I suppose that's not completely true. I have a bit of an understanding why I'm doing what I'm doing. Or rather, not doing what I should be doing - exercising!

Knowing the problem then enacting a solution is the tough part.

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5/15/07 8:49 A

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Great thread!


To be quite honest, I'm my own biggest obstacle. I get frustrated because I don't see the # I want on the scale and then I think well I've tried really hard but didn't see the result I wanted so I guess that gives me the freedom to eat what I want.

It's all about the mental mind games that goes on in my head.

If only I could actually do what I say I want to do.


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I have to admit I am having trouble with the exercising. Meaning, I'm not doing it. I'm finding it so hard to get myself motivated enough to exercise. I'm doing well enough with tracking my food and keeping in my calorie range.

I think because I'm going through some sadness in my personal life, the motivation just isn't there.

It would be helpful if others would share their personal obstacles so far.

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