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  • I always like hearing about what keeps people
    -- distracted and
    -- motivated
    in terms of their relationship to food and dieting.

    Unless we want to really distract ourselves and go off topic, discuss the upcoming Olympics, US presidential race, Paris Hilton's latest haircut, my dog's allergy to chicken. Really I'm open to anything, I'm so tired of thinking about my health.

    Jenny, would love to hear your ideas! I am confident they are more brilliant than mine.
    Jan 2009 L5-S1 ALIF
    May 2017 ALIF L4-L5 with PLF rods added L4-L5-S1
  • :) Melissa, i really got alot out of the discussion last week on when and why we eat. it seemed to give alot of people thought and opened my eyes to just what i can do to change some of those bad eating habits. it would be great to go off topic but i am afraid i need the discussions as part of my weight loss program so the Olympics are probably out! such things as being overweight and how does that affect our woman selves, our sexuality, our femininity. what really sets off an eating binge that puts unnecessary calories on? what are we setting up our days to be? does your weight loss plan cover you from morning to night? there is a host of issues and there can be a time of fun thrown in there as well. we do need to keep up on the USA in Beijing. as far politics, none of you would probably ever speak to me again so that is not good for me. lol! let's talk some more and have some more input! Jenny :)
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  • Totally agree with both of you, which is what made me think of asking what keeps us distracted (from snacking or mindless eating) and what keeps us motivated (to stick to a routine, stay disciplined, focused, why are we making the effort, etc).

    Please forgive me, politics, olympics, straying off topic = sarcasm, I was feeling rather punchy this morning!

    One meal at a time. Got through dinner and not even craving dessert. I was also very well behaved at the grocery store today. :)
    Jan 2009 L5-S1 ALIF
    May 2017 ALIF L4-L5 with PLF rods added L4-L5-S1
  • I can not tell a lie. I have put zero effort in the last couple of weeks and I have gained another 1/2 lb. I am going to come here every day this week and do my very best to get back on track. Congrats to all this week you did great.
  • :) painintheback, knowing what you are not doing right makes you a step ahead of the game. you had the courage to admit your mistakes and your weight gain. i am proud of you for that! join in this week and be serious with us! lol! we manage a laugh or two here or there. see you on the board! Jenny :)
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  • how have you all got on today,i spend the day trying to get a book for my daughter,so will have to make up by walking abit more.I think the weight loss yesterday has motivated me to try to keep it going.I think vic would be proud of us
  • I've just been so bad, not even bothering watching what I eat. Did not want to weigh myself. Don't want to know. But I am here and will try to stop in every day and keep some sort of momentum and share and hopefully something good will rub off you all. Started the food journal again today.
  • :) ranchoalmosta, you have taken a big first step in getting back to your program. i food journal too and it is helping me lots. sometimes i just aimlessly put food into my mouth. my husband is very thin and can eat all the time and not gain a pound. he likes me to eat with him but that is really taking in too many calories. i see that now that i am writing it down. check in and if you start slow that is ok too. we like having you around! Jenny
  • does anyone else food journal? what does your day look like with diet and exercise? how does that fit with your pain and having time for you in a day? are you eating 3 times or 5 and 6? do you exercise right after eating or in the morning? just what is your daily plan? can we even have one being pain patients? anyone want to tackle a few of these issues? we discovered a few things that cause us to over eat and what changes we could make to correct them last week. let's look at what makes up our day this week. Jenny :)
  • Your daughter have you out looking for "Breaking Dawn" as well? lol
    Today I've been feeling kind of icky however I did manage to get my butt in gear and on the treadmill doing a mile and a half. I've been taking sleeping pills to help me sleep and they make me feel yucky for the most part of the following day.
    I'm still watching what I eat and cutting back on the amount I eat.
    Ranchoalmosta, even if you just come and watch maybe that will motivate you to try even harder for yourself. Everyone starts somewhere :)
    Painintheback, we all have poopy weeks, you just hit one of them. Let's see if this week turns out better for you.

    Having to check in here with you guys has really been motivational for me. This time, I really want to succeed in getting this weight off and keeping it off.
    Thanks for your help :)

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