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Posted: 10 Oct 2011, 11:24
I have totally fell off the wagon and not been diligent about tracking what I eat so in effect I have gained a lot of weight back. I am so upset with myself. I have been depressed for months which has affected my self esteem and confidence. This weight gain doesnt help. Thing is with the stress for some reason I am more hungry than normal and I am hypoglycemic to add to it. I'm so discouraged!! Sad

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Posted: 10 Oct 2011, 13:19
Get back on the horse! You can do it. Just remember how much better you will feel if you take care of yourself and eat right!

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Posted: 10 Oct 2011, 15:28
i put on over 10 pounds myself. i am back to holding myself accountable. it is not easy. if if were, this site would probably not exist.
one thing i read that has really helped me when i slip up was by Jillian Michaels....

"if you were driving down the road and you got a flat tire, what would you do? you would fix the tire and get back on the road right? you wouldnt get a knife out and slash the other 3 tires because you were so mad and frustrated because that would just set you back! that would be crazy!"

i will never throw my hands up in defeat. i will make everyday a new day full of happiness, hope, courage and all the will power i can muster up! Smile

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Posted: 10 Oct 2011, 15:37
Don't beat yourself up! Groan and complain for a minute if that helps, but get back on that horse.... and giddy-up!

Emotions have a tendency to mess up eating habits but the best way to deal with depression is to go out and walk if you possibly will get your mood elevated. Walk everyday until you can tell your mood has lifted... then fight back!!!!

Fat is our enemy... let's kill it!! Wink
"I'm going to retire and live off my savings ...
What I'll do the second day I have NO IDEA!" Smile
My first goal: 198 lbs
2nd goal: 179 lbs
3rd goal: 162 lbs
4th goal: 146 lbs

Taking it one day at a time. Hugs, M♥M


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Posted: 11 Oct 2011, 06:15
Depression is a very nasty mood disorder, eating brings that tempary relief that you seek when you are feeling low. However although you can never snap out of it, like some people believe... there are ways to help elevate your mood... like the comment before find something that you like to do and push yourself mentally and physically to do it. I personally find walking a great way to relieve stress and elevate my mood when those blues hit. If you are lucky enough to have a park around you go there and let nature lift your spirits.
good luck and all the best

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Posted: 11 Oct 2011, 06:21
don't give up ,i put on loads after several ops and its so hard to get into it ,take it steady and do not expect to much ,it will soon start coming off again , all the best and good luck
Pine Vallet...

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Posted: 11 Oct 2011, 10:16
We've all had our ups and downs. You're going to do something about it! I found just giving up a few things that had no value helped---chips( but I had some Yesterday-first time in over a year)---soda (even diet)---wine -beer-etc.Ate lots of soups,green tea and my favorite dill pickles. Find something you like that's low in cals. Stay strong we're with you.

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Posted: 12 Oct 2011, 08:01
Hi kmf. It a vicious circle isn't it. Eat, gain weight, get depressed, eat. AAAh. I have discovered as I have got older that certain types of carbs can really bring me down after I eat them, quick high and then very long low. When I stay away from them I feel very good. However it is very hard to give up, likely permanently, those things that taste so good. I have found though that the quick high is not worth the feeling later so I am now trying to find great tasting alternative. What I am saying is that you find what works for you and be prepared to make it a for life change. You will feel so much better and so proud of yourself. You just have to try every day. Once yesterday is behind you, only you can let it affect you in a negative way. So be good to yourself ok and try. Take care. Lin

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Posted: 12 Oct 2011, 08:30
It may help to check out my weight history,lolSmile

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Posted: 12 Oct 2011, 13:57
You know what is great about this post that you just did? You figured out exactly what you need to change. You should be really proud of yourself. You're obviously ready to make a change or you wouldn't have gone in for the public confession.

You can do this!!!
155: After regaining 16 pounds. It's my goal again.
155: Goal Weight | March 17, 2012!!!! I did it!
Size 8: levi's jeans | February 3, 2012 (Actually, I'm a size 6. I skipped Cool
168: BMI 24.8 no longer overweight | December 1, 2011
174: Vegas vacation | September 15, 2011 (two weeks early)
180: first 27 pounds gone | August 25, 2011
186: 10% body weight lost | July 14, 2011
199: 200's gone forever | May 12, 2011
207: Starting Weight | April 28, 2011

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