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walksalot

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  1. Ending day one. I am not OP...I feel like I am a few steps away from even starting. But I am proud that my snacks were healthy and I organized my info. I am also glad I posted today. Thank you for the welcome back. Tomorrow, I will join you on the daily thread. Tomorrow is another day as Scarlett once said!!
  2. I haven't posted for almost a year and a half. In that time, I have had a second child, lost and gained weight. Exercised and not. Gone on anti-depressants. Laughed,lived, traveled. The universe helped me out by allowing me to catch part of an NPR show recently. An author named David Kessel wrote a book about over eating. Some of my take always were that certain foods are addicting to certain people - much like alcohol. There are some people who forget to have lunch and then there are people who think about lunch while eating breakfast. Many foods are designed to increase eating. Food is not a friend. This shook me from my denial sleep. I had a long conversation with a friend of mine who has been in AA for over 15 years. We talked a lot about addiction, support, and taking care of yourself. As I was leaving she said to me, "Find a group. If you go it alone you are going to keep doing what you do." Bootcamp buddies has supported me before and I would like to ask for support again. I am 39 yo and would like to not be addicted to food anymore. I would like to have one piece of pizza and say...that's enough. I would like not to have to pour soap onto extra cake so that I don't eat it. But the truth of the matter is that my issues come out with my eating (not - drugs, spending, shoplifting, drinking, cutting, or sex). So, I need a plan and a way other than food to deal with my life. Today I am going to take 4baby steps towards a healthy life. 1. This post where I admit to this community and myself that I need help and I am obese. The 20 or 30 pounds I would like to loose is now 55. No one is going to take care of this issue but me. 2. I am going to research the new core 3. I am going to eat in a mindful way. 4. I am going to post again if Ineed to today and will check in tomorrow. Am sending the biggest and most heartfelt salut!!
  3. There is a WW at home board here. We are all doing it "alone" together come join. Also, depending on your age, I love to check out the t 20's. They have a very activie board. Welcome back!!
  4. Thanks for asking this questions. I was thinking the same thing about a liquid meal for breakfast, but was worried I would be hungery. Maybe I will give it a try for just one day.
  5. I had 5 points left over yesterday ( I am doing flex), and am wondering if I can bank them or is that an old idea from before WW introdiced the 35 flex points? Thanks!
  6. I tend to get in ruts with my mode of exercise. I just bought a trampoline and have been using it almost everyday. I usually throw in some weights and on a good day will do some sit ups. Before this I was walking and before that I was doing videos. My question is....how important is it to mix it up. Would I be better off if I did 3 different types of exercise a week? Should I just let the scale and my clothes be the judge?
  7. I am overwhelmed by your progress. You look like a new person. I am sure people don't recognize you. You are inspiring and I am so happy for you!! Thanks for sharing.
  8. Do veggie burgers count as a serving of vegetables?
  9. Congratulations!! Such a big accomplishment. Looking forward to hearing more about your successes!!!
  10. Congratulations!!!!!!!! We have similar amounts to lose! You make me believe it can happen!!
  11. I had a salad with Portabello mushrooms. The menu said tit was grilled. it was huge, cut up into slices. Anyway, do I count this just like an mushroom? I can't find any info in my books they just say "mushroom". Thanks. Mindy
  12. Using my slide rule, Wasa cracker are just on the line of 0 pts- 45 cals, 1 fiber, 0 fat. When I double the numbers 90 cal, 2 fiber, 0 fat it's 1 pt. So I am confused. Should I count 1 cracker as .5?
  13. You look wonderful. I can see a big difference in your face and arms!! You've done a lot in a short time!
  14. I completely agree!! I have found a bunch of good ideas, plus then you don't have to store a book with only a few good recipes. I just make a word doc. and cut and paste my favorites. Welcome!
  15. Deb, Congratulations!! All of your hard work shows up! I can see such a big difference in your face and arms. You inspire me!!
  16. Joanne, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is the one!
  17. I came back from the store already to make a receipe that has Strawberries, mini-marshmellows and Pilsbury Buttermilk biscuts (other ingredients, too). I can't remember where I saw it. Any idea? Thanks!
  18. Congratulations! There is a big difference!!
  19. Congratulations!!! I remeber when you started posting and now you are at goal !! Yipppeee!!
  20. YOu look so wonderful. It has been a pleasure to see your prgress!!!
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