Can a MIA come back to the group?

trekarenJanuary 11, 2005

Hi all,

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Lots of changes in my life so I'm not promising I can post regularly. But I'd like to have a little group support in my ongoing healthy-eating attempts.

For those who don't know, I did WW and lost 22 pounds overall. I reached lifetime, and remained at lifetime weight until recently.

I turned 40 last May, quit my job and took some personal time for the first time in my life. Went back to work in September, after a lot of soul searching. I am working for the same boss I used to work for back in my MCI days. She's a great boss, a great friend, and very professional. The team here is great, also. It's chaotic, just like any other workplace, but I am learning a lot, and working with a great team.

Since going back to work, I lost control of my eating. I read an article that said, "Don't worry over the holidays. In order to gain 5 pounds, you'd have to eat a mountain of food and there's no way you could ever eat that much." HA! I just look at food and gain weight. Plus, I think when you give in to small indulgences, you tend to go overboard. At least I do. I can't eat just a small portion of a treat.

I kicked off my new healthy eating in earnest this week. I prepared with plenty of key staples, like yogurt, and 2-point snacks.

Today, I forgot to bring my lean cuisine, so I'm hoping to make wise choices when I go to the cafeteria.

I also bought pretzel sticks in individual bags. I find I can portion control easier, if it's preportioned out for me. I'm a lazy dieter, LOL.

Anyway, like I said, not sure how often I can come over here, because this job keeps me very busy. But I need the support. I checked for WW meetings near this office, but there is not one close by. I do better with the meetings, but we'll see how I do independently this time!!! I did it before, and kept it off for over a year. So I know I can get back there again!

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kathy_

Oh oh! I think about you every time I make those chicken boobs! Welcome back TREKaren. Hubby been doing any ladder work lately?
Glad you are back to work at a job you enjoy. I am sure your daughter loved your time off (how do I remember this stuff when I can't remember what I did yesterday?)
Whoever read that article never ate my butter based cookies or my sister's fudge. Sooo glad to see you again.
Kathy

    Bookmark   January 11, 2005 at 12:59PM
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trekaren

Ahhh the chicken boobs!!! Too funny! I'm glad to see you all are keeping this forum active. I did 50/50 yesterday. Most of day was good, but since I had to go downstairs to eat, I fell prey to the taco salad. Not bad by itself. BUT I can't resist eating the shell. UGGGHHH.
Anyway, moving on past THAT! I did remember my lunch from home today. Wanted to get some exercise done this week, but none since Sunday, because there is simply not 5 minutes to spare to even do a few situps. Hoping the rest of the week eases up a bit.

    Bookmark   January 12, 2005 at 8:40AM
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kathy_

You can do it - come over to the diet pals and join us! It is so nice to see an "oldie" again - haha! Kathy

    Bookmark   January 12, 2005 at 3:23PM
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