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Jan-Feb-Mar-Apr Weight Support Thread 2017

Happy New Year!

This is support for any of your weight-related goals, whether it's losing or maintaining, or, for a few of you, gaining. There is no challenge, no other goals except your own, but there is good company along the way for your victories, commiseration for your defeats and for when nothing seems to be budging.

If you want to weigh in regularly, please do so. If you don't, then great. We don't need to ever know your weight or size at all, we just want to hear how you are doing.

A few of us have emotional and mental health issues linked with eating, and you are welcome to share yours here, if so. This thread has gotten pretty raw and honest at times. It's a little different every time.

Things have gotten a bit slow on MDC, and this thread is no exception, but we are never gone for very long, so keep posting and keep coming back-- we're listening! I'm on MDC almost daily, checking in.

Introduce yourself; let us know your story, if you want, and your goals, your challenges and your successes. Most of all, good luck with all your endeavors. I look forward to meeting you.

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Happy New Year again, @Nazsmum !

I'll be posting here in a day or two. Bedtime now. School tomorrow. Zzzzzz.....

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Hello ... long time no see .... it's a miracle today, i tried the new password i set up a last time i dropped by ... AND IT WORKED (since last June at least, i kept having ot re-create a new password at every attempt to log in ....)

i have no idea (= i don't want to know for right now ...) what the scale might say if i stepped on it ... but i'm 5'2 as well & trying to stand tall too; was able to resume dance class (2 months post operation with hardly any sports = not good at all for keeping up morale ...) and have finished with physiotherapy too ....have even started a core work challenge with fellow dancers = knowing that others will post if they have done it on the day ... helps me not to skip days ! and am already on day 15 (= half way) & might well start a squat challenge soon ....

basically i need to come back here more often ... i had "great plans" regarding my future food intake ... and things didn't quite go to plan, so i need to fellowship and knowing/reading about others and their similar struggles ....
i have a large post it with that new password which now works ... so i'll be back much more often ... see you soon !!!!
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MDC! So many member are locked out or having trouble with this site...Glad to see you back @IsaFrench
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am glad to know i'm not the only one about the password ....

for today, my son is back for lunch (a 3 hours break on Tuesday), with a friend, so i made a king cake with left over supplies ... now, am about to go and prepare lunch for myself ... and hoping i'll be reasonnable in the face of temptation !!!

I had a foot reflexolgy massage yesterday & the lady really worked on my most pressing issues of the moment & as a result i finally managed to go to bed, and very early too & slept 9 hours (in 3 batches, my mind STILL makes me wake up EVEN THOUGH i'm really really tired physically ....) .. SO ... i'm not supposed to be so tried that i feel the need to over-eat as a compensation measure .....

i really should resolve to pack up the pie FIRST, before starting on my lunch preparations, .... so that my other kids will also have some tonight ....
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Oh, the pie. If I make pie, I need to resign myself to wanting to eat the pie. All of the pie. In 36 hours (because I have some self-restraint ) that pie is GONE. So nice to see you back @IsaFrench

My weight is staying up. Partly, I have had almost zero time to exercise, with one walk and two yoga sessions in almost 3 weeks. I might be able to step that up this week. School load this quarter is lighter than expected so far.

Another wrench is going on medications which might cause some weight gain. Luckily I haven't felt too "binge-y", but the scale has been stubborn, and inching up slightly. Probably up a solid 2 pounds, more when considering weight fluctuations. That's a good 5 pounds total from the start of the school year.

Sigh.

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well, i only had one smallish slice after a small lunch ....so not so bad ...
the afternoon went all right ... i was starting to think that i would step on the scale this morning
but then .... i sewed too much, in front of the TV .... and ate more than needed after 10:00 pm
& hardly slept again ...
so am presently postponing that ... but i know that i'm a good 6 to 7 lbs more than just after the operation in October
(i had lost a lot of blood, instant weight loss lol ... but then i had these urges to stuff my face in the months following ....)

just found some trousers in the sale, my favorite color and style, a bit on the small side = am going to TRY using that as an incentive now !!!!
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well, the trousers incentive has not started working yet ... last night was a lot of extra snacking, no sleeping and mindless TV watching (not even knitting or doing crochet either ..) ... i don't know why it ended up that way, especially since this past week i had 3 times of scheduled help (foot reflexology, acupuncture and a special treat of a whole body massage) ...but somehow, my brain wouldn't let my body rest ...
Have reconsidered my food options for the next few days and am hoping to get in a better direction (shopped for fresh veggies and made and stored in the fridge both salads and cooked vegetables ...). Off for a nap for now & then doing a bit of needlework if i can ...
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another "poor night" foodwise ... at least it's the week end and won't impact my day time activities that much
praying for an early night tonight (since i'm doing about ok foodwise in the day time ... am having a late lunch right now ...)
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This is an idea that you might have thought of, and perhaps already tried but maybe it will work (or maybe it will be more discouraging, in which case you should drop it):

Have you tried weighing, measuring and calculating your calorie count for your evening snacks? Not with the goal of making you feel shamed or guilty, but with the goal of very slowly reducing the amount of calories consumed at night? It also might slow down the grab-and-eat reflex. Be kind to yourself, always, but maybe introducing a small amount of mindfulness into your habit could slowly erode the habit away, or down to a more reasonable level.

It's important if you do this that you do so without judgment or criticism. Set a very basic goal of reducing the calories by even as little as 100 calories, averaged in a week. Also, maybe it would be good if you allowed yourself something small in the evening every night, as a gift to this craving you have. Maybe it's not entirely emotional. You still might afterwards snack more than you want, but offering yourself this could give you some validation, rather than assuming what you crave is all bad.

I'm struggling to get my weight down, but I think I've hit an equilibrium in the weight gain. I am a solid 3-4 pounds heavier, but I've settled at this new spot, and that's a relief. I've picked up my exercise quite a bit (though this week is packed) and I'm hoping to creep my weight down another pound.

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thank you for your suggestion .... i've tried keeping it in mind ..but then maybe that's indeed what's the problem with me .... at night i sometimes feel ... "out of my mind" (as in, even not capable to remember that i have pre recorded special music to relax and try to fall asleep, plus some recorded sessions with 2 different hypnotherapists ....)

now, another strategy i'm going to try implement is resuming early morning slow jog with a running buddy tomorrow morning; i tried resuming 2 months after my operation but it was too soon, ... have tried resuming a couple of time since ... but there was always some sort of issues cropping up .... the rationale is that if i "have to" get up that early in order to not let down my running buddy, THEN, my brain will maybe let my body rest a bit more by going to sleep a bit earlier ... thus cutting down on night time eating ?????
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I'm always forgetting the helpful things, too. Good luck with the AM running. I can be awake, but my body can't do anything really physical until 10am.

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early morning jog went all right (in spite of too little sleep ... but then worked on a crocheted border to adorn a bit of my costume & will ask the dance teacher tonight if my choice of thread still fits in with her guidelines ...)

i had tried resuming jogging mid day on a Sunday 2 or 3 weeks ago and the first 5 minutes were hard ... but this time round i was more than ready (not that i run fast it's totally a granny type slow jog lol ... the key for me is to go and do it every day ... then timing overall hopefully will start to fall more in place for the rest of my day ... and night !)
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so far, so good foodwise,
early morning jog (after 5 hours of sleep, better than the 3 hours of the previous night)
now ... today is "pancake day" .... i think i'll have one, but just one ... now, lemon juice and sugar ... or a smear of chocolate filing ???
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PANCAKE DAY?!?!? I love the sound of that!

Lemon and powdered sugar, for sure. But that might be because I just had chocolate cookies with breakfast (I had 300 free calories, so.... )

I am struggling with these new pounds! It's hard to get in a good stretch of daily exercise (minus the stairs I have to climb-- all told probably 80 vertical feet from parking lot to classroom) and especially this week with extra studying, appointments, activities and a birthday.

I averaged my weight for January. It helps when I start feeling out of control (those highs!) to see that the average is only 2 pounds higher. Though, thinking about it another way, 2°C higher average temps are wreaking havoc on our climate, so.... it feels better anyway. Calorie counting, and actual (light) restriction as well. (I'm having cookies for breakfast-- this is *not* a diet!) I'm down this morning slightly, so a good start.

Though, I'm feeling more reassured that the lithium weight gain won't be all that bad, maybe a few pounds, and I can handle that.

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not such a bad week end food wise, a little progress sleepwise, i "think" i have lost half a pound over the last 5 days ....

had a very light breakfast this morning because i'm meeting up with some expats at a "cook with a chef" place and then we'll get to eat the duck breast we'll have been shown (hands on) to prepare in 30 minutes flat (i think they prepare a desert in advance to round up the meal ..., am not sure, it's been about 3 years since i last went ... last time we had lamb cuttlets with red pepper, & i ended up buying one of these VERY sharp serated knife which can easily thinly peel tomatoes and red peppers ...)

this afternoon i'm hoping to have the time to prepare some "eneryg balls" to drop by to a sports teacher at a hospital later in the day; am presently soaking pecan nuts and dates, i'll put them all in the food processor, together with grated coconut, a bit of honey and chocolate powder & a pinch of salt. Then i'll shape some little pyramids with 2 teaspoons and will coat them in some more cocoa powder .... making only a SMALL quantity ... it's easier to REALLY have "just one" at a time then ....
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Oh my gosh those sound like something I would eat way too much of. Those little tricks have almost zero effect on me. Yum!

My weight has been weird and I'm trying to adjust. I managed to level off at a slightly higher but reasonable weight, then got sick and lost 4 pounds overnight. It's stayed fairly low since, because food sounds ick, now I'm on this new medication and food sounds extra ick. I can't say I like losing weight like this. This morning I'm having trouble putting a healthy lunch together for work. I always feel sick packing lunches in the morning, then with residual discomfort from the stomach bug, and this medication, I'm feeling really blech and worried that when I inevitably do get hungry, it's going to be for the worst stuff, and massive quantities of it as my appetite suddenly kicks in.

Those nut things sound really good, though.

Still struggling to get exercise in, but managing.

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hunger is .... sometimes strange ...
i had a large meal on Friday at lunchtime, visiting friends, had a nap afterwards (she needed one AND offered mea quiet room, comfy bed with blankets
i had no problems dozing off, in spite of some noise from construction works nearby, ...)
all very relaxing situation, came home rather late,
was NOT hungry at all "yet", felt very relaxed, very happy to not feel hungry, felt at peace walking back home off the coach etc ...
...then BAM ,... all stressors jumped at me shortly before 8:00 as i arrived home
.....time to deal with some of that ... and i started eating bits and pieces for half of the night ...

now, wind has picked up big way and woke me up ... have not yet eaten that much
BUT .... am travelling most part of the day tomorrow & i expect i'll be hungry, tired and grumpy ... at not very convenient times ...

have made a traditional bread pudding, the old fashionned style, to bring along and share when i arrive at my destination ...
not sure what i'll bring for food for the long train ride, for the moment i have radishes and butter, left over kale/carrots/turnips , probably a bit of cheese, that will be handy, DD2 will have a ham sandwich and crisps i suppose ...
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went away for a week, started well enough, ... but then i started over-eating for some reason ...
now trying to fall back into better routines ...
am about 9 kg away from my goal ...
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I've been only half here, too @IsaFrench . I'll check back in here today or tomorrow.

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OK, so! I have been eating all day. All day. It is my b-day and not to many people remembered....so I guess I just started eating? Anyway, this is not like me at all.

Tomorrow is day 1 again. I need to get back to my normal. Really ladies what is with me???

Thanks for letting me vent. Hoping for a great week. I need it...
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I get constant cravings the week before my period, whether I am hungry or not, especially carbs. It's hard to know what is what, isn't it? You'll recover!

I'm entering into a few weeks of probably no time for much of any exercise, and several hundred boxes of girl scout cookies in the house. Wish me luck! My weight's been good, the belly tone... yeah, not so good.

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Nazmum .... Happy Birthday (late ...) ... this is "Day 1" for me too ...
Have been trying to resume a slow morning jog ... these past 3 months ... with always some issue or other croping up .. so today is the day when i'm going to stick with it ... AND "of course" ... it's going to help with keeping my eating under control .....
i think i'm about a third of a pound lighter than a few days ago ... so ... now 8.7 kg "only" away from my goal
am going to try counting that way for a change ....
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Thanks @IsaFrench & @SweetSilver

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Day 1 was good ... i had a late non fat-starchy breakfast, then a mid-afternoon small fatty lunch and a late starchy no fat dinner, only woke up once during the night and had half a bowl of cereals with milk (= it could have been worse for night eating ...)

Day 2 so far ... managed to go for my early morning slow jog, couldn't resist hoping on to the scales after having a bath (i know by experience that the reading will be a tad lower after a bath compared with before ....) and it seemed that i could possibly be 200 gr lighter than yesterday, which IS encouraging ... i know it's not recommended to weigh oneself as often ... BUT ... i have a social occasion tonight ... luckily it's totally OK to bring one's own offering of food to share & i'll be doing just that ... THEN trying hard to resist the pizza slices on offer (for one thing, they are FAR from tasting as good as the best in town, which are now sold via 3 stand locations ...so what's the point, really? ... and secondly, they do mix starch and fat ... when i'm trying to eat according to the Harcombe way of eating ....). Hopefully, the memory of the number on the scale this morning will help me to stick with the Harcombe approach .... plus DH is now very near to a BMI of 25 (He was over 30 last spring, lost 9 kgs in 9 weeks before summer ... but went on having quite a few treats since so more or less stuck in the same 3 to 4 kgs range for about 6 months ... and now seems to have a good resolve to get to a BMI of 23 ....) so why should i just give up now ????? If he can do it, why can't i ???? = trying to motivate myself even more !!!

Off to search for a recipe in order to use the reduced price cheese i scored when shopping on my return from walking DD2 to school ... i had planned for a cauliflower dip with no chickpeas in it (i did Hummus last month at the same social occasion & it was appreciated, someone even asked me for the recipe ...) ... but now, if i DO incorporate that cheese in it, then i don't really need to brown the cauliflower in the oven, i can just steam it, it will be much easier .....

i had plans to make a banana-chocolate cake too, since DS now comes home for lunch on Tuesdays ... so i'd better finish soon with the computer !!!!!
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I'm going to need it. Thanks!

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then i don't really need to brown the cauliflower in the oven
Oh my, browned cauliflower! Brown it! Brown it! Yum. Sounds so much better than steaming. I don't think cauliflower steams as nicely as broccoli does. It's the mild flavor. Probably better to say that steaming does cauliflower no favors.

Weighing oneself often is really dependent on the person. There is nothing inherently bad about it. I find that I keep a closer eye on my weight, and the fluctuations are smaller. It's also really good for seeing those fluctuations as a normal part of the week and the month. That leads to less fretting about little changes in weight. I don't see a gain of two pounds and think "oh my god! I gained two pounds this week!" I also see how easy it is to drop 1-4 pounds (two lbs in a day often) as if that isn't a part of my "real weight". I also get an accurate average at the end of the month that helps me see that cumulatively, weight differences average to *tenths* of a pound.

Basically, if you want to think about it this way, I allow myself some neuroticism over my weight on a daily basis as an exchange for deep anxiety over my weight on a weekly basis. It works for me, but I can understand the downsides as well. I've ditched it for weeks occasionally to good effect, but I always come back to it.

So, yes, it's very much like what you described-- motivation for your party. For me, seeing my weight every day is motivation for that day: either to try for an austere day, or to feel good about my body or whatever. The bottom line is, I'm going to obsess over my weight. I've tried to change that and I can't. So for me this is the better alternative. But everyone's mind works differently, and I won't say that my approach should work for someone else. I won't say that, because other people's approach doesn't work for me.

Right now, I'm less concerned about my weight (though it's up) than I am my fitness. Not that I'm not concerned about both, but I don't feel as good when I'm not exercising heavily and regularly. It's helped my body esteem so much, and I fear I'm losing that. Spring break is only two weeks! Not enough time! But maybe spring quarter will offer better opportunities for walks and such.

Last night I dropped by my favorite tavern next door to my new therapist's office. Convenient! Except I ordered a sandwich and it was huge! (And delicious!) It came with crisps, but a huge pile of homemade ones fresh from the fryer. Holy yikes! Two pints and I am feeling chunky this morning, thought the scale was kind. Austerity today! (Which likely means nothing else except the girl scout cookies I will eat anyway.)

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i'll brown it next time then !!!
.. there were no pizzas this time so i didn't have to "flex my virtuous muscles" too hard this time
BUT missed the last bus home so walked (nearly 3 km, no hardship ! & got time to TALK with DD2 also which is good ...) AND switched on the computer for "one thing" ... and that turned out to be ... quite a few... so didn't sleep enough last night
which neatly translated as some fat& carb mixing "extra food" after lunch (and before nap ...)

feeling better now (although i hadn't had a look at the dance moves i was supposed to know for my dance class, after 3 weeks without due to a 2 weeks long school break .... my brain feels rather foggy about all that .... need to prepare myself better for next week class !!!)
am having a starch dinner (with my own bread, a bit too dense, but very crusty and i really like that ....) and probably an early night so as to feel less "foggy" tomorrow ..

this morning, in spite of the too short night, i was awake 30 minutes before the later time set on the alarm clock = after only 3 days of early morning jog, i'm ... addicted again !!!
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Day 4 of my new regimen ... today i needed the alarm clock but i slept nearly 8 hours, which is a vast improvement compared with previous months of sleep issues, woke up once, cannot quite remember what i snacked on but it was a smallish quantity and "starch only" so am feeling not as bad about it ...

managed my 4th early morning jog, still without my running buddy, so definitely varying my route every day (should slip a bus ticket and a piece of paper with my name and address "just in case" in my key pouch ....); this is such a personnal victory ... have been trying to resume since ... early December when i was 8 weeks post operation ... and over the last 12 weeks i have not been in a position to reach that goal ... now i feel that "i can do that" & i know it's definitely going to help with my sleep issues too !!!!

this week is also the start of dance classes and roller blading class after 2 weeks of school holiday ... so being able to jog as well as resume these 3 classes is a great emotional booster for me .... hopefully, i won't be so dependant on my food crutch ....
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