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Posted: 05 May 2013, 17:20
Hi, I'm Sheryl and I have an eating problem.

Things haven't been going well. I'm 19 pounds higher than I was at my recent low in December of 294. I've been drinking tons of soda, eating whatever I want and exercising only when I feel like it.

There has been so much with DH and his migraines. He has been off work for 4 months now, on 60% pay, but of course they still take just as much child support out so he is taking home less than half of what he used to.

He has seen 6 doctors so far and had tons of tests. The medical bills are adding up, they are running out of options, and nothing is helping.

Since he is in pain all the time, all of the household things fall on me. Between work which has been stressful itself, and school and all the household stuff, I feel like I can barely take a breath. I haven't really had time for exercise and that makes me not care about eating healthy.

I'm trying to remotivate myself. I know I will feel better, both physically and mentally, if I get back on track, but I just haven't been able to get there.

I'm hoping that making a declaration here will help me to stick to what I need to. I need to focus!
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Joined: Nov 12
Posts: 84

Posted: 11 May 2013, 09:43
Stay strong, Sheryl. Times of high stress that are really busy are the ones that get me off track the most too. Dealing with all of that certainly puts a strain on your weigh-loss efforts.

I haven't been going through as much of an ordeal as you have, but illness, stress and "too much to do" have been a problem for me the last few weeks. I'm trying to keep sight of how much more stress and illness it will cause me if I don't get back on track or at least try to stay near the road.

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Posted: 01 Jun 2013, 18:01
Sheryl, I have also put back on some weight...not as much as I had thought (which is good) but still I'm "off track" and for some reason I just can't get back on track. I'm just feeling down in the dumps with no reason to feel that way at all. I have had a terrible cold the past week which I have not been able to taste OR smell so you would think it would have helped me...nope, it hasn't, I still eat.

I have a friend who lives out of state who just lost almost 100 lbs and she weighed over what I do now when she started and she has really given me some hope and inspiration. She brought back "good feelings" of back in the day when I used to run and loved to exercise. And I just remember how happy I felt when I did those things. Now I feel like its a chore. BUT after I get into it a month or so I know I will feel that "feel good" moment that comes with exercise over time, I just have to do it. Saying it though is MUCH easier then actually doing it!~ At least your still here and still hanging on Very Happy I need to get back here regularly and start feeling better about my journey ahead. Wishing you all the best! And hope they find something to help your hubby out...that would just be terrible to have to go through or deal with.
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