Joined March 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
213.0 lb
Lost so far: 5.0 lb

Current Weight
208.0 lb
Performance: losing 0.7 lb a week

Goal Weight
180.0 lb
Still to go: 28.0 lb
I am a mom in her late 30's. Have two girls and two boys, wife of one fabulous man who loves me no matter what size I am. I live in the Pacific Northwest and have had to learn to adapt my year round exercise in a moderate rainy climate 5 mo's of the year. I love food, what can I just doesn't love me back in a slim and trim body that I'd like from past years. I'm determined!

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  Lose Another Dress Size!
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ended: 11 Jul 11
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Let's get all touchy feely...
My hardest temptation in this life is food. I am from a large family. I wonder that as a child, I ever was satisfied in the food department. I wanted to be the one to lick the spoon, but rarely had a chance. As a teen, I was in music, volleyball, basketball, and track then cross country. My friends were all about 5'4 90-115lb light weights and I was a hefty 130-140 5'9. I felt sooo fat and big and yet as I skipped meals to show them that I wasn't pigging out... I was sooo hungry. I also began to develop a strong dislike and guilt toward myself.

Everyone has a story. Bottom line is, I am grateful for the journey, but still struggle, as we all do on some level - the human experience (good and bad, happy and sad, success and failures. We can't live without food and if I can find a happy balance living with it...greater joy not constantly thinking about it.

In daily life I'm cheery and everyone else's counselor. It has been this way all of my life...I was just released as RS pres for a couple of years and although grateful for the growth, I find myself able to "see" more clearly that I've neglected myself these past years while I take care of so many others. I relate well with those who feel the pulls and the demands at home (not always being on top of my game, needing rest...respite) Food doesn't talk back, it is deceitful when partaken in the wrong times, for wrong reasons...

The last time I was at my ideal weight was 9 years - ago...I'm not sure it is possible as I am 37. I am finally eating through the day and now it's quality of food choices and portions that are constantly fighting me. My close friend (a great emotional outlet) is moving across the country. Hard to not be sad about that. And would like to be rid of this 58lb constant companionConfused .
posted 17 Mar 2011, 18:59
Let's get all touchy feely...
What are some other ways to feed emotional exhaustion?
posted 16 Mar 2011, 14:24
Let's get all touchy feely...
I think that it is interesting how our emotional needs are so tied to our physical rewards (ie ice cream, chocolate, foooood).

I tend to do really good all day long until my husband gets home from work, I eat a sensible dinner and then when routine is finished up with kids at 8pm or so...I cozy up for an hour of TV or a movie...and then I also notice I become desensitized to what I am putting in my mouth - I don't go crazy (I used to love the bowl of ice cream) it's random things. It doesn't matter...I need it...and it will be OK until the next early AM when I have rested and have a weigh in and the moment of truth.

I guess I wonder what emotional reward would be more suited to the need?

As a mom of four active kids...I just am worn out by each days end. I'm also stressed because I am waiting to hear if I was accepted to a grad school program...and still not sure how/if it will work while preserving my happy family life...

I am thinking...I could avoid TV entirely...but then I'd probably spend time online. I've considered adding an additional workout to that time...but not sure that is an emotional pay out for me....LOL.
posted 16 Mar 2011, 12:18
Kokusho - could you post your recipe for the low carb chocolate protein muffins? I'd love to try them. I do enjoy a good workout as well - it is hard to eat one of those though. What are the best chocolates out there without going to Germany?
Rnbwgl - it must explain my cheerful nature when I anticipate a treat. I had a Chocolate lovers flourless chocolate cake, a dense flourless bitter-sweet dark chocolate cake spiked with Kahlua and topped with bits of toffee, served with fresh whipped cream for my husband's was fabulous. I'm wondering if there is something small, yet satisfies those cravings - all the while not feeling like I'm cheating.
posted 09 Mar 2011, 14:27
Why do I keep craving chocolate? What is so addictive about it?
posted 09 Mar 2011, 11:27
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