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Postby bikipatra » August 20th, 2007, 3:31 am

It must be difficult being responsible for the meals and always maintaining control. I am a SAHB (Stay at Home Blob) and my husband is a vegetarian and took over his own cooking right away when I started Medifast. I still buy the groceries and kind of meal plan for him but I don't have to cook it. So I just cook for me and it is really hard grilling a chicken breast and having maybe an ounce or two left over and not rationalizing about eating it. I usually throw it away or give it to the dog if I won't be having chicken again in a day or two.
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Postby katieb920 » August 20th, 2007, 6:01 am

Eiliabeth,
Congrats on the 8#. I know what you mean cooking for your family. Well one thing I changed in my house is. Use smaller plates and pre portion everyone plates. I know I only have my husband my son and Matthew. It really helps being compliant. And then the food is not sitting in front of you. And if they want seconds let them go in the kitchen and get it.
You are doing great.
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Postby SharonR » August 20th, 2007, 7:23 am

Good Morning You!

I know all about being a stay at home mom and preparing meals and ughhh...lol. It's very hard not to get out when things get stressful and the kids are definitely what get me going sometimes and make me want to STUFF my face. I have learned so much about myself in the past week with that.

We can do this, just keep in mind to big picture. If you ever need a word of encouragement or need to vent PM me. :)

Hope your having a great day so far!
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Postby DonnaS » August 20th, 2007, 7:58 am

Elizabeth, Welcome and congratulations on the 8 lb. loss. I hope the people on this board will be as much an inspiration to you as they are to me; I don't think I could have made it without them. Whenever you get discouraged everyone is just a mouse click away.

I have found that a good easy meal for me to prepare is to cook chicken breast ahead of time and have one chopped up in a salad in the evening. Also the steam fresh veggies that come in a box in the freezer section of the grocery store. You just pop it into the microwave.

Good luck!
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Postby Lasi » August 20th, 2007, 8:04 am

Just wanted to say hello and congrats on the 8 lbs. I know that you will find a way to make it easier for yourself. It will just take some time.
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Postby Elizabeth » August 21st, 2007, 5:22 am

Thanks for the support everyone.
I binged yesterday. I was feeling bad mentally and physically and then I felt better after I ate peanut butter and jelly sandwich, ice cream and chocolate chips and walnuts. I wasn't going to post this but I did. I'm starting over again. Its depressing.
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Postby katieb920 » August 21st, 2007, 5:37 am

Good for you getting back on track. We are all here for you!!!!!!!!!!.
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Postby holberry » August 21st, 2007, 7:42 am

You posted, it's a new day, a fresh start.
You can do this :)
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Postby Tawanda » August 21st, 2007, 9:17 am

Elizabeth wrote:Thanks for the support everyone.
I binged yesterday. I was feeling bad mentally and physically and then I felt better after I ate peanut butter and jelly sandwich, ice cream and chocolate chips and walnuts. I wasn't going to post this but I did. I'm starting over again. Its depressing.


Recondsider 'depressing'......depressing would be if you binged and didn't care......or if you binged and decided to continue binging......what isn't depressing and is very encouraging is that you stopped, you do care and you are right back on program.

You did something so incredibly positive for yourself and also something that is going to help you get to your weight-loss, and increased health, goal.

I think you have done excellent. Keep going!
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Postby bikipatra » August 21st, 2007, 11:25 am

Great job at starting over immediately. Yesterday is over. It is the choices you make today that you are in control of. 5-1 and plenty of water. You can do it.
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Postby katesmom » August 21st, 2007, 12:24 pm

I did the same thing you did ! I went and had Wendy's lunch...Came home, posted and got right back into my shakes...When I woke up today I was down on the scale !!!

You can do it !

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Postby Elizabeth » August 21st, 2007, 1:31 pm

Thanks so much everyone. I say depressing because I was very disappointed in myself. I have forgiven myself. I can't figure out how one day I am on top of the world and so determined and then it just slips away and back come the old bad habits.
I've done well today. I've had 4 supps and no l & g yet. I'm working on the water. My short term goal is to have 4 days of perfect, total compliance and then I know it will be easier. Last week I was perfectly on plan for the first 3 days and then became really sloppy with portion sizes and extra bites, not enough water etc. and still lost.
Off to make a salad. Bye for now. :)
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Postby Lisa145 » August 21st, 2007, 3:33 pm

Congratulations for getting back on plan!!! :mrgreen: That's wonderful that you have let it go and have chosen to make today a new day!! I had a little visit to bingeville last week and am happy to be back on plan myself. It was helpful in that I was able to identify some triggers and am now more aware when those conditions arise.

Have a great evening!!
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Postby Lasi » August 21st, 2007, 7:47 pm

You have made progress, just posting your set back. You are now moving forward. :hi5:
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Postby Diana » August 21st, 2007, 11:23 pm

:hi: Hi, Elizabeth.

This journey is all about course corrections! And you're making 'em! This plan is simple, but it's not easy. AND just remember as you lose weight, particularly in the beginning, you're releasing estrogen which as been stored in your fat cells

which means

MOODINESS!! :x (Aren't we lucky?? I honestly think this is part of the reason men have an easier time losing weight than do women!)

The Apollo mission that first landed on the moon (can't remember the number) was ON COURSE I think less than 10% of the time. BUT THEY MADE IT!! That's what will happen on your own journey -- you're gonna make it!! And I just bet you'll have a better course record than the Apollo mission did.
Here's to our mutual success! :buddies: --Diana
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