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WEEK 30 yipeeeeeeeeee

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  • Hi Jenny - I do like the food journal concept, though I've never been good about sticking with it. It *does* keep me from the emotional eating by making me accountable, I think part of why I can't stick with it is the same reason I can't keep track of all of my expenses, lists of things I need to get done etc. I tell myself I'll write it down and I get sidetracked. I lack the discipline. Yet when I make my mind up to do something, it gets done. Disparity between motivation and discipline.

    Has anyone else been able to keep a food journal for some period of time? Has it helped?
    Jan 2009 L5-S1 ALIF
    May 2017 ALIF L4-L5 with PLF rods added L4-L5-S1
  • keeping a food journal in the past but just like you I lack the discipline to keep writing in it. Either that or I slide off my diet and think if I dont write it in, it doesnt count. Sad huh? }:)

    Christina :)
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  • That's honest. If you already feel guilty about "cheating" on a diet, you probably don't want to see it in black & white, reinforcing the icky feeling, right?
    Jan 2009 L5-S1 ALIF
    May 2017 ALIF L4-L5 with PLF rods added L4-L5-S1
  • enemy is the pain meds. They make me so sleepy and tired all of the time. It is hard to even think about dieting when you feel exhausted and like a zombie all of the time.
  • But do you think about food outside of the context of dieting (i.e. I need to eat because I am hungry) or do you think about it out of emotion (i.e. I feel like a zombie so I should have some ice cream)?
    Jan 2009 L5-S1 ALIF
    May 2017 ALIF L4-L5 with PLF rods added L4-L5-S1
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  • :) i think being drowsy is one reason my appetite doesn't pick up till mid afternoon. i start to eat then and either can't make the calories or can't sleep and eat the calories. i am drowsy most of 24 hours a day. but sleep is another thing. increased pain means i can't even sit up and eat! i could care less about eating during a flare up! i really like the food journal and can't lose without it. Jenny :)
  • yep christina thats the very book lol,she has it read in 1 day,did u know there s a group called the twilight mums who have all read these books and set up a club,so my daughter tells me lol,might give it a bash myself.
    I think the food jornal helps for sure but as with some of you im not always great about filling it in.My dangerous time is when i ve got PMS i just have to have chocolate,but you know, i ve realised that if i do have a bar its not going to kill me i just have to make sure its one bar and then stop there
    Teri the main thing is you still here,put the past behind you and start from now i have every faith in you

    I have my meeting at work today at 2 pm and im dreading it,i really hope they can find me a new position,il let you all know how it goes
  • :) 6 here in California. getting up for a early morning walk. no food yet though. was up all night and no appetite. have a doctor's apt today so my pain levels may go up as well. oh my, there is no plan today but i do hope to get in 2 more walks and record in my diary today when i do eat. my thoughts are with benji today. Jenny :)
  • Do keep us posted, hope everything falls into place :)
    Jan 2009 L5-S1 ALIF
    May 2017 ALIF L4-L5 with PLF rods added L4-L5-S1
  • thanks aimless and jenny,just back from my meeting and have to say they were very nice ,they think that i may be suitable for a clerical job i have to sit a test and if i pass it should al be very straight forward,im really sad at the thought of this maybe being the end of my nursing career,but atleast il still have a job and that there will be no heavy lifting
    Hope you go ok at the docs jenny,i haven t as yet got out walking but plan to go after dinner
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