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always4me

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Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 07:53
Very Happy Morning

taking niece back to airport at 11 so lots of time for a tm walk.

Laurie
yes pick a tea / no snack night and I am in. that will be a good test of wills........

I am also keeping Tuesd calf days so today will shoot for 25 for break fast , 25 lunch 25 afternoon snack & 25 for dinner
some calf raises each time we have food today
anyone else in?

later
Denise Smile
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Only I hold the fork, so I will learn to put it down more often !
always4me

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Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 09:11
Forgot to challenge you all to an apple a day starting today until next Monday.....

if you absolutely do not like apples then substitue with either 2 clery stalks or an orange

are you in?????????????????????????????
let me know....
Denise Smile

Only I hold the fork, so I will learn to put it down more often !
laurieslife

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Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 10:14
Denise,

I already posted 2 new foods challenge from real foods week 5. I think if u don,t have apple u should have berries. Cuz Bob says u need apple or berries everyday. So I,ll do apple or berries everyday, in on that. I,ll make my evening snack challenge at least 3 times this week have tea.

I,ll do calf raises with u today and Logging my 10 miles for the week.

I,m exhausted,lol!! Coffee please, Laurie
Love thyself more than u love food!!!!
goldiecat

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Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 10:28
Very sleepless night and a to tired headache....but I'm in on calf raises, going to do them right now before heading off to a long day at work. Tea will work, apple will be hard - everyday, they sometimes give me gas. Does a hard cider count? Green apple flavor, lol.
Wareagle1

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Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 11:26
I cried during BL last night. When Jillian was talking to Jeff about how he felt that he had to take care of his mother once his dad died and how he eats when he feels overwhelmed. That is so me - I get stressed and just don't think, just go to food.

I've been dealing with my 14 year old who has been bullied at school the past couple of weeks (he turned in a couple of kids passing a water bottle of vodka during Civics class). Of course, it has brought up so many feelings of me being bullied (I was smart and fat, not a good combination). Yesterday morning, something else happened. I dealt with it then took a book and went to a pizza buffet. Then I spent the rest of the day feeling guilty and so ashamed that I can't control myself.

Like Jillian said, you have to let go of the guilt and the shame. I just don't know how to do it.

I'm going to try something new. Whenever I feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxiety-attacky, I'm going to "touch nature" somehow. A walk, even if just 10 minutes down the road (luckily I live in the woods), sit on the porch and listen to the wind in the leaves, plant something, pull weeds. Anything that gives me a chance to breathe and focus outside of the pain inside.

Sigh.

Okay -
3 min of abs yesterday - check
200 calf raises today - check
No snack last night - check

Will have apple with dinner (breakfast for dinner tonight)
Going to gym in a bit to try for a great TM workout, then doing arms.

Cathy

Dig Deep, Get it Done!

sherryal448

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Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 12:42
Hello Everyone!

Denise, I am laughing my head off at your statement about your brother's balls being in her purse. My sister and I keep saying that my son has lost his balls.

Laurie, I was going to suggest tonight and Friday for the tea, but since you decided to try to kill us and do 3 nights...LOL - I guess we will have to do tonight, Thursday and Saturday. How does that sound?

Anne, I love the idea of hard cider, but I don't think Laurie will let us count that. LOL!

Cathy, thank you so much for sharing some of your life. Jeff's story also touched me. My dad has made me feel "not good enough" most of my life, so when I had to move in with him and take care of him, I was terrified. I knew it would affect me in a bad way. I have put on 20 lbs. since I came here in October 2010. Now that he is in the home, you would think that I could lose it. The problem is that day after day I do the same thing and expect a different result and that is not going to happen. So I am going to get off of here and go to the gym. Only I can change this!!

I am not going to do the calf raises today. My calfs are getting too big and are very muscular. I will do more ab work because that is my biggest problem.

Be back later!
Sherry
Strive for progress...not perfection!
drose1

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Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 14:13
Morning!

Finally slept in my own bed last night Smile. Had my tea last night before I went to bed - oh how I missed my tea and my bed!

Did 60 calf raises yesterday so I think I will substitute something else for today. Sherry, big calfs are sexy!!

Denise, I'm in but will have to do celery. I was a little naughty last week with my carbs so I have to cut back this week.

Cathy - I have found that going outside for a walk whenever I feel stressed or upset has always helped, even if its just for a few minutes.

Oh, forgot to mention. While I was away the bf was busy shopping on Amazon. I now have a fancy digital food scale (story on that purchase later) and a 4th burner pt which he has been using to make fresh chicken stock. I think he's finally coming around to my way of eating Wink

Renee
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Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 14:32
Just got & accepted an invite to this challenge....am ready to go as much as I can considering I'm only 3 weeks out after back surgery!
JUST DO IT!
laurieslife

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Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 15:30
Cathy, I so feel for you on the eating! in high school I was called fat ass monroe. I wasnt overweight and very attractive but I had large hips. I just moved to town and I was an easy target. Everyday I had a 45 mile bus ride home and everyday the football boys would gang up on me and call me tjat. I was humiliated and shamed and never even to this day I don,t think I,ve told my family. I was smart,beautiful and ashamed they made me feel small inside. Hence the dating and I get such anxiety. I have been eating my stress so don,t want to be rejected by a man I don,t even know if I like. Thurs. We,re hiking and I,ve been eating ever since I got off the phone. I will watch Blc tonight!! Cathy just feel the feeling cry, get angry and I will be there right with you. Thanks for the redirect. I will not eat because I,m afraid . I am a sassy. Laurie P.s. Sherry u too,roomie!!
Love thyself more than u love food!!!!
Wareagle1

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Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 16:38
I made a spreadsheet for this week.
food challenges (1) 2 new whole foods to try and (2) evening snacks not put you over calories and replace evening snack with tea 2 nights

exercise (1) track mins of cardio (Mon) 3 mins of situps (Tue) calf raises (Wed) step ups (Thur) biceps & tricpes (Fri) 3 mins of situps and finally weekly miles goal = 10.

Msg me if you want me to send it to you.

Dig Deep, Get it Done!

sherryal448

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Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 18:05
Well, I'm back from the gym. I feel so much better. My membership is renewed for another year and I am ready to move forward. I stopped at the store on the way home and bought apples to eat each day. I also got my 2 new foods. A starfruit and a spaghetti squash. I found a recipe for cheesy spaghetti squash casserole that is made with goat cheese. I can't wait to try it. Has anyone ever eaten starfruit? There was not a price on them and I only got one. I got to the register and it was only 50 cents. I wish I had known...

Renee - Yay!! Home sweet home. I know you are glad to be there. I really do have sexy calfs...if only my thighs weren't so unsexy. LOL!!

Kat, Glad you are here!!

Cathy and Laurie, Another thing that has made me the way I am is that after 20 years of marriage, my husband decided that he didn't love me anymore. Then my next relationship lasted 8 years and he would never commit, which made me feel like something was wrong with me. I'm so scared to be involved with someone again. I hate getting hurt, but even worse...I don't want to be alone. Could it be that I stay fat as an excuse not to find someone, even though that's what I really want? And how do I stop sabotaging myself?

Going to get a load of laundry out of the dryer and put it away one piece at a time. Love you Denise for this one!!

Sherry
Strive for progress...not perfection!
Wareagle1

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Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 18:21
Sherry - I want to try starfruit, too! That is on my list for tomorrow. I sure get what you are saying about relationships. Lyrics from a Melissa Etheridge song "There's no love from someone else if I can't love myself and I'm still waiting to be loved". You do have to learn to love yourself- then you will stop sabotaging. (see, like someone else said, I'm good with other people's problems.

Dig Deep, Get it Done!

laurieslife

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Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 21:52
Sherry, I think u have to know that whatever happens u will be able to handle it. You have to know that no matter what happens you,ll pick yourself up. I think I definitely try to protect myself from men with food but I also know it doesnt work. I feel more alone when I don,t take care of myself. The relationship of eight years I think the reason u felt bad is because u stayed in a relationship when u know u should have left. U settled when u should of walked and that,s why we feel bad because we let other people do things to us we would never let happen to anyone else. We are sassies and we know we are not alone in our struggles. We will change and succeed. We are strong in sistahood,friendship and passion. Laurie
Love thyself more than u love food!!!!
laurieslife

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Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 21:55
Cathy Good for you being accountable with a spreadsheet. How is your son doing? Laurie
Love thyself more than u love food!!!!