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Dieting again
Thu 24-Jul-14
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danast
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wave Fantastic Tina!!  I go to the nurse on Monday for my monthly check.!!  eeek

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Thu 24-Jul-14
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Thank you, Ladies, it does help to have a bit of praise. It will take me longer to lose, as am mainly sedentary, but am doing my best.

Thu 24-Jul-14
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well done Tina keep it up

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Thu 14-Aug-14
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Will someone please give me a big kick? I've used every excuse possible to indulge in comfort eating over the past few weeks and it has to stop.

I don't need to lose a lot of weight - half a stone would be nice but that's not the point. I need to eat properly to feel well again and get my energy back. And that half a stone will soon double if I don't knock some sense into my stupid head. I'm firmly under the thumb of the demon sugar, drinking too much coffee and inclined to grab toast and butter rather than bother with anything sensible. I daren't make any more cake. I'm being ruled by cravings and I know they will go away after a few days of eating properly. But I like eating cake and chocolate and all those things that don't do me any good at all.

I know what to eat, I know what works for me, I've got loads of tasty recipes that I know I enjoy. I've started making batches of meals so that I have no excuse - but I still eat the silly stuff. I do know better, I've just lost all motivation and will power.

aargh Kick me please! aargh

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Thu 14-Aug-14
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I need kicking too. Have piled on weight but have no enthusiasm for doing anything about it. I am still just in my size 12 stuff but will soon be 14 if I don't grab the controls!

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Thu 14-Aug-14
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Must be something in the air, Ruth and Aly - I'm exactly the same at the mo.  Having lost a stone, I've probably put half of that back on (not dared to get on the scales).  Been having a bit of a stressful time lately with lots going on, and the fact that I haven't been to the nurse for my weekly weigh in hasn't helped (she's been on hols for the past 3 weeks!), so I've sort of felt I had a breather until she came back - what a daft idea!  I've also got into the habit of comfort eating......bread and cakes, which are the worst things I could have - the carbs aren't good for my blood glucose and the wheat is playing havoc with my joints. 

Why is it that we inflict upon ourselves stuff that we know full well is bad for us?  We're fully grown adults, we know what we're doing, nobody is forcing us to do it, it's like we have a death wish!

And I've just had a ham sandwich (the worst of it being that it was shop bought sliced bread, albeit a seeded one....as if that makes a difference!) and a piece of flapjack.....

Honestly, although it's nice at the time, I could just kick myself afterwards.

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Thu 14-Aug-14
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I know it is comfort eating with me. I have always been an emotional eater since childhood. All the stress with my father hasn't helped, then losing my Drake and Cockerel on top of everything else it is all too much. If things keep going this way I will be needing anti depressants again which I haven't taken for decades!

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Thu 14-Aug-14
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Do you want some of mine, Aly?! big_laughponder

Seriously, I do understand how you feel.  Emotional comfort eating is very difficult to break.

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Thu 14-Aug-14
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wave  I am trying so hard.  Meant to have been going to a friend's tonight to eat, but did not go as I knew I would eat too much.  I don't have a sweet tooth at all, but have problems when it comes to toast at this time of night.  Last night I sat up in bed and ate toast and tomato.  I was starving!  Why is it some people can eat what they like and not put on a pound, whereas others like me cannot eat normally at all?  I have been eating calorie counted meals from M&S most evenings either with lettuce and tomato or cabbage and mushrooms.  I have enjoyed them, but it is the first time in my life I have relied on ready meals.  Oh and I still have a glass of wine with my meals.  It is my only treat and even the nurse said to continue with it!  I go back to the nurse a week on Monday and I am not confident!   I have to do well otherwise I cannot justify taking up the nurse's time!!  It has been the story of my life, so believe me those of you who are struggling with weight certainly have my sympathies.  I am not prone to snacking or comfort eating so don't know how to answer those problems.  Sorry!

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Fri 15-Aug-14
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I am at the point where I do not want to know about dieting. I have done it most of my life but am still considered over weight. I resent devoting a large part of my life to worrying about my dress size. I eat a clean healthy diet overall and drink very little alcohol. I have never smoked. In previous centuries I would not have been viewed as over weight. There is too much else to worry about just now.

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Fri 15-Aug-14
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We are all in the same Boat, and that in itself is some kind of comfort. I gave up, because I was in so much pain, to deny myself the small comfort of enjoying my Meals, was just too much. I suppose to just eat as sensibly as you can, is the only answer. If you fed the statistics of every one of my Family into a Computer, you would get a general Shape, and although not fat, as in massive, certainly is by no means,thin. Also, and mainly, was not getting to Bake, and that was even worse, as love to do that, and it is one of the few things I can still do, sitting down. I think we need to stop beating ourselves up, and congratulate ourselves on the good things we do, do.big_hug all round xwave

Fri 15-Aug-14
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Well said. I often say that you never see a persons dress size or weight on a gravestone! Life is for living and for me my days are very full and busy and if I need to have a piece of cake to help me cope with all that life throws at me so be it!

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Fri 15-Aug-14
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That's about the size of it, Aly, oops! no Pun intended.wave17

Fri 15-Aug-14
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I have never dieted and I just had a Jaffa cake!  tongue

I'll try that again!

Fri 15-Aug-14
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You don't know how lucky you are, Toni (to not have ever had to diet, I mean......oh, and eating a Jaffa cake!!big_laugh).

As Danuta said, it's just not fair that some can eat whatever they want without so much as putting on a pound, whilst others put on half a stone just breathing in baking aromas!  I guess it's all down to metabolism, but why can't we all have the same metabolism?!

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