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The GCM Weight-Loss Confessional Box
« on: Thu Feb 01, 2007 - 08:09:04 »
In light of spurly's thread on the theology board about confessing our sins, it seemed appropriate to start a thread where we confess our diet struggles and sins, i.e., too many donuts...

I'll start.

I CAN'T QUIT EATING!!!!!

Something about being on a diet makes me want to inhale everything in sight. To further complicate matters, this week we are B-R-O-K-E. No money whatsoever for groceries, so meals are getting quite interesting. I should be conserving food, but my internal meal clock is screaming at me to eat everything because it's afraid I'm going to miss out on something. So I keep finding myself in front of the pantry trying to figure out what I can eat. Hubby was laughing at me - he said he wouldn't want to be stuck with me in a fight-for-your-life situation, 'cause I'd wind up making us all starve! LOL

Seriously, though... I eat when I don't want it and don't need it. It's like I'm trying to fix something, but I don't know exactly what. Sometimes I'm drawn to food like I imagine a druggie would be drawn to cocaine. It's like I must have the food, or I will just DIE. Obviously, I know better, but I can't seem to break this stupid draw I have toward food. I wish I could see it as a nutrient for my body and not an indulgence.

ACK!

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The GCM Weight-Loss Confessional Box
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« Reply #1 on: Thu Feb 01, 2007 - 08:13:50 »
I hear you sister.  You and I suffer from the same affliction.  I call it "Acute Inhalus Stuffilitus of the Mouthular Oriface".  It's very hard to cure.

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Re: The GCM Weight-Loss Confessional Box
« Reply #2 on: Thu Feb 01, 2007 - 08:26:40 »
I do good for a while, and then I crash.  My current weight is 219 - I've only lost four pounds all month!

Maybe today I start anew!

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« Reply #3 on: Fri Feb 02, 2007 - 11:08:23 »
Hooray!

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Re: The GCM Weight-Loss Confessional Box
« Reply #4 on: Fri Feb 02, 2007 - 11:21:16 »
You go, girl!

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Re: The GCM Weight-Loss Confessional Box
« Reply #5 on: Fri Feb 02, 2007 - 21:21:31 »
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Something about being on a diet makes me want to inhale everything in sight.

I thought I was the only one!  Somehow, trying not to eat as much only makes me think about eating more.

I broke my 2 sodas a week rule today.  I've been doing well on avoiding candy, but I had two caramels today.  I did resist the temptation to eat more, and it's the first candy I've had this week, so I don't feel too bad, but I must do better!

I either have to lose weight or grow 10 inches taller.  Right now they both seem equally unlikely.  I'll weigh myself tomorrow, so we'll see.

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Re: The GCM Weight-Loss Confessional Box
« Reply #6 on: Fri Feb 02, 2007 - 22:01:51 »
Just, I'm very proud of you!!
I lost 7, but by the end of the month, it was all back.
Hmmm, maybe I need to come up with a different word than "lost".
Ususally when people lose something, they want it back and are happy when they "find" it. Not the case with pounds, but I sure can't prove it with my on and off again dieting.
I turned down an Italian lunch today. I feel really bad when I use the excuse "I'm on a diet", (so I don't want to do lunch with you), but the next day I weigh more than I did yesterday.
I just don't know what I can do to keep the motivation going.
I have gone all day today without going off, maybe if I go to bed right now, I will have had success for the entire day. I think I stuck to my diet yesterday, too. I do remember forgetting to go into the kitchen to fix dinner last night. Maybe this is my 2nd day of doing good.
All of us...just start over right now!! We can do this!!

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Re: The GCM Weight-Loss Confessional Box
« Reply #7 on: Sat Mar 17, 2007 - 10:50:01 »
Okay, how is everyone doing now?  I am still hovering at 216.  Uggghhhh.

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Re: The GCM Weight-Loss Confessional Box
« Reply #8 on: Sat Mar 17, 2007 - 12:11:47 »
Down 17 pounds  (and one notch in my belt) in three weeks.
I'm still a little short for my weight.

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Re: The GCM Weight-Loss Confessional Box
« Reply #9 on: Sat Mar 17, 2007 - 18:56:36 »
I hear you sister.  You and I suffer from the same affliction.  I call it "Acute Inhalus Stuffilitus of the Mouthular Oriface".  It's very hard to cure.
Wow thank you knw I know what this problem I have is called. ::smile::

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Re: The GCM Weight-Loss Confessional Box
« Reply #10 on: Sun Mar 18, 2007 - 09:42:41 »
Right now I am like the kid who hid his progress report from his parents so he wouldn't get in trouble.  ::blushing::

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Re: The GCM Weight-Loss Confessional Box
« Reply #11 on: Sun Mar 18, 2007 - 11:05:52 »
Right now I am like the kid who hid his progress report from his parents so he wouldn't get in trouble.  ::blushing::

I have no progress to report!

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« Reply #12 on: Sun Mar 18, 2007 - 13:11:46 »
Down 17 pounds  (and one notch in my belt) in three weeks.
I'm still a little short for my weight.
Richard, that is great!!
My first ex-husband was tall and skinny and muscular. I wasn't fat. But after I had my daughter, we went on a diet together. In the month, we both lost 10 pounds. But he kept losing more than his 10, so he'd eat extra to stay where he wanted and I kept having to stick to my diet to keep the 10 off. Errrr! Men!!
I have lost 9, but it has been a month. So, that's not really good. I've been on pain pills and anti-inflammatories for 3 weeks, and I haven't been able to move around, do much walking or any exercise, or cook much, so I hope I can end up doing better when my arm/shoulder is better. The doctor gave me a shot that is like a cortisone shot in my shoulder Friday, so I'm supposed to feel a lot better by tomorrow night. I am planning on heading back to the gym as soon as I can move my arm pretty good.
I did have 1 small bite of apple crisp, 1 bite of ice cream and toast with butter and jelly on it yesterday!! But that is all the over indulgence I did. But, 2 weeks ago, one of my friends brought me a bunch of chewy candy and I enjoyed eating on it the 2 weeks I wasn't able to go to work. Hmmm, I wonder how I lost 9 pounds?? Maybe my scales need a new battery.

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Re: The GCM Weight-Loss Confessional Box
« Reply #13 on: Tue Mar 27, 2007 - 21:03:54 »
I hear you sister.  You and I suffer from the same affliction.  I call it "Acute Inhalus Stuffilitus of the Mouthular Oriface".  It's very hard to cure.

Yeah, its symptoms mirror the dreaded "Empty Pie Hole Syndrome"

The most obvious symptom is swelling of the posterior  ::smile::

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Re: The GCM Weight-Loss Confessional Box
« Reply #14 on: Thu Apr 19, 2007 - 22:07:43 »
I'm still maintaining.  But I'm having to maintain about 20 pounds too much.

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« Reply #15 on: Fri Apr 20, 2007 - 06:51:33 »
For the married folks I am recommending a diet and lots of sexercise.

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Re: The GCM Weight-Loss Confessional Box
« Reply #16 on: Fri Apr 20, 2007 - 08:34:25 »
I'm doing better, but my heart is not completely in it. If I wasn't going to Weight Watchers meetings, there's no telling what I'd be eating. At least I'm keeping it more in check than before, but cheeseburgers and cinnamon rolls are still calling my name way too often.

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« Reply #17 on: Fri Apr 20, 2007 - 09:14:25 »
Okay, I lost two pounds this week.  Hip-hip-HUZZAH!

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« Reply #18 on: Fri Apr 20, 2007 - 09:16:53 »
I'm doing better, but my heart is not completely in it. If I wasn't going to Weight Watchers meetings, there's no telling what I'd be eating. At least I'm keeping it more in check than before, but cheeseburgers and cinnamon rolls are still calling my name way too often.

Okay, so set aside a "fun for Manda" night.  Eat fruit and veggies all day, very light, then that evening have a big juicy cheeseburger and a big fat cinnamon roll for dessert -- and enjoy it 210% guilt-free!  The next morning, hop back on that diet horse, satisfied and ready for another few weeks of health.

Even super models have treats -- we normal gals can too you know.

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« Reply #19 on: Sun Apr 29, 2007 - 11:04:50 »
Holding steady at minus 20

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« Reply #20 on: Sun Apr 29, 2007 - 12:40:46 »
I just want to say congrats to everyone who has lost weight. I struggle with my weight too. I don't keep a scale around the house because I tend to go by the way that I look and feel as oppose to how much I weigh.
I want to get back down to a size 14 or 12. Because of the medication that I am on, it made me gain weight. I am now at a size 16 or 18. The doctor changed my medicine and I have been losing weight. How much I do not know. The last time that I went to the doctor, he told me that I had lost 15 pounds, but that was in like a 1 1/2 year span.  ::eek::

For some reason, I am just not motvated to be on a diet and my appetite has decreased a lot within the past few months. With exercise I know that I will definitely lose more weight. The question is will I exercise? ::pondering:: And when will I start?

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« Reply #21 on: Sun Apr 29, 2007 - 14:11:17 »
I am going to go and lose five pounds in 2 minutes just after I post this. 

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« Reply #22 on: Sun Apr 29, 2007 - 14:12:56 »
 rofl

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« Reply #23 on: Sun Apr 29, 2007 - 14:58:02 »
I am going to go and lose five pounds in 2 minutes just after I post this. 

Hope your head doesn't cave in!

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« Reply #24 on: Mon Apr 30, 2007 - 20:49:16 »
For the married folks I am recommending a diet and lots of sexercise.


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« Reply #25 on: Sat Jul 21, 2007 - 18:42:24 »
I lost 7 more lbs ::clappingoverhead::

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« Reply #26 on: Thu Sep 04, 2008 - 15:00:12 »
I lost five pounds this morning.

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« Reply #27 on: Thu Jun 18, 2009 - 12:42:17 »
Since my last post in April of 2007 I went crazy and gained 60 pounds. Over the last year, I have completely changed the way I eat and live. Down almost 80 pounds in the last 12 months. 30 more pounds to go to reach ideal weight according to the doctor's chart. I should be there by christmas.

Praise God!

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« Reply #28 on: Sun Jun 21, 2009 - 09:35:27 »
I have lost 30 lbs so far.  We have changed our lifestyle not just went on a diet.  Facing open heart surgery tends to get you motivated.

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« Reply #29 on: Sat Jul 25, 2009 - 12:39:59 »
Down anothet 6 pounds since my last post. I am now under 200 pounds for the first time in 20 years.

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« Reply #30 on: Fri Feb 01, 2013 - 23:22:37 »
I broke my 2 sodas a week rule today.  I've been doing well on avoiding candy, but I had two caramels today.  I did resist the temptation to eat more, and it's the first candy I've had this week, so I don't feel too bad, but I must do better!

 

     
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