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Old 29-11-2018, 09:44
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Been MIA for awhile. Had some upheavals for a number of weeks. Getting back on track now. Being here will help me stay accountable. Have put some positive things in place to make this as doable as possible.

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Old 29-11-2018, 10:05
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Hey Blondetastic

Same with me - but I have just come back from a glorious six weeks visiting relatives in UK and while that was a lot of fun it was also a lot of long, lazy pub lunches = 5 kilos!

How did that happen?

5 kilos = muffin tops

5 kilos = not cool!

So I shall be back on the Maintenance Wagon from Monday and aim to be able to fit into those nice post-Cohens clothes I bought for Summer 2017 - when I look at the outfit I wore for Christmas 2016 believe me when I say I cringe.

Let us support each other, one mouthful at a time

Nothing tastes as good as being slim feels so let us be about it!

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Old 01-12-2018, 16:26
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Hi Blondetastic,

Just had a read through your diary. Wow..what an incredible journey you have been on. I couldn't even imagine being able to stick to the eating plan as well as you have with so many ups and downs. Well done and only a couple of kilos to go!

(Some terrific posts in there too)

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Old 02-12-2018, 17:28
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Hey Kristine and Tuti!! Thanks for visiting 😊 lol I wish it was just 2-5 kgs I put on. But headed in the right direction again so that's the main thing and I didn't undo all the hard work. A bit more to do to completely get my focus back but working on it. Looking forward to getting Wifi connected so I can get back on here on laptop then will post more often. Recently moved and it's taken a bit to get everything up and running.

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Old 03-12-2018, 06:51
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Okay being Monday and all haha it's time to pull my head in and start dealing with challenges face on. Going to attempt to post here every day this week to keep myself accountable.

Avoiding dealing with things and putting every thing else first before what I need is adding to my challenges. Sometimes I know its a deliberate attempt to avoid doing what I know I can do. It's kick myself up the butt time again. I can be back to where I was in no time if I take responsibility.

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Old 03-12-2018, 09:13
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Hi BT,
I hear you !! Life can be quite like that.... and we are all human, and do silly stuff sometimes. One thought I had come across seemed to "Fit" with your words, and I wanted to share it. But, when I went looking for the saying I wanted to share, it was in amongst a heap of others and all had their own special message.


So, rather than choosing which to share, I thought I'd chuck in the lot - who knows which of these might have your light shine brighter today? And anyway, I felt the need to read 'em all anyway (and perhaps daily, with breakfast? )


Here we go - the one I was initially thinking of for you was #8 in this list:-



1. “Yesterday, you said tomorrow.” - Nike

2. “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, I’m possible!” - Audrey Hepburn

3.
“You are far too smart to be the only thing standing in your way.” - Jennifer Freeman

4. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” - C.S. Lewis

5. “Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them - just find a different way to stand.” - Oprah Winfrey

6. “Energy and persistence conquer all things.”
- Benjamin Franklin


7. “If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.” - Les Brown

8. "In the absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia, until we ultimately become enslaved by it" - Robert Heinlein - 1907-1988, Novelist and Screenwriter

9.“Hope is not a lottery ticket you can sit on the sofa and clutch, feeling lucky. It is an axe you break down doors with in an emergency. Hope should shove you out the door, because it will take everything you have to steer the future away from endless war, from the annihilation of the earth's treasures and the grinding down of the poor and marginal... To hope is to give yourself to the future - and that commitment to the future is what makes the present inhabitable.” - Rebecca Solnit

10. Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strength. - Corrie Ten Boom


I hope one or all of those adds a lumen or two to your day,


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Old 04-12-2018, 01:50
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Okay being Monday and all haha it's time to pull my head in and start dealing with challenges face on. Going to attempt to post here every day this week to keep myself accountable.

Avoiding dealing with things and putting every thing else first before what I need is adding to my challenges. Sometimes I know its a deliberate attempt to avoid doing what I know I can do. It's kick myself up the butt time again. I can be back to where I was in no time if I take responsibility.

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Hey BT, Yes you're just like me I like to reset every Monday and kick myself up the but also but remember you must have little treats to look forward to I am not only saying food
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:30
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Hi blondetastic

Not sure what happened I wrote a post here yesterday but it disappeared (or didn’t load)
Just wanted to say: great that you take action and that we’re here to cheer you on!

And I wanted to add to Koh’s collection of sayings one of my favourites:

Success is not never to fall but to rise up and try again after you fell’

So, let’s do it
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Old 04-12-2018, 22:07
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I love that #8 quote Koh!! I know the more I have not just the end goal but the small goals clearly defined the more focused I am. And it's true. Life is a bit like that. If it wasn't everyone would have success smashing every single one of their goals every single time. I like the Oprah quote too. A lot in there!! Thanks Harmony and Greeni!! Its funny non good rewards were mentioned. I was giving a lot of thought to that this morning. And yes I firmly believe that qoute about success and failure. Each time I fall now its never as far as I have before and each time I come back stronger and with more understanding of myself.

Good day today. I have my dog with me finally. So that means WALKS! Eating is on track as far as WHAT I'm eating. Only part I'm not meeting requirements with is crackers. Not a huge amount more but not the 5 I'm meant to stick to. Still feel like I'm winning because it's not chocolate, icecream etc. Have gone back to black coffee. Mostly sticking to mince and veggies for lunch and chicken or fish and veggies for dinner. I have plain yogurt every morning regardless of whether I'm on EP or not because its a fave. I do enjoy eating these meals so its not a hardship. Went for 2 walks today too. Feeling so much more together already.

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Old 05-12-2018, 01:19
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Hey BT Nice to hear that you are feeling more upfull today most of the battle is won mentally and it seems that you are back on track

Sorry about my ignorance but I am quite new to this colen was wondering about the crackers you were talking about what type of crackers are these are they specially made for cohen please could you direct me to a photo?

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Old 05-12-2018, 11:52
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Thanks Harmony. The crackers are in the EP. Different allowed ones are specified. I use Premium. Will put up a pic later. They have different package sizing and even slightly different colour packets depending where they are purchased from. I think Saladas and Ryvitas are among the others allowed.

Didnt get a lot of sleep last night due to issues caused by someone else. THE biggest drain on me is having someone in my life who I have to explain what I feel is usually basic common sense stuff to. Its emotionally and physically exhausting. I'm trying hard to put boundaries in place but its a constant fight to keep them there. Lol on top of that my beautiful dog who is has just moved to my new place. She is awesome and good natured but has to be right next to me 24/7. Trying to keep boundaries in place with her too. No getting on my bed. Keep out of the bin. Stop eating snails etc etc. Think the universe is telling me I'm too much of a soft touch and need to be more disciplined 🤔🤔 one things for sure - sleep deprivation is not great for hunger or cravings. Keeping it in check though. Figured if I post this earlier knowing people will read it my determination to not cave is strengthened and I can come back and report I succeeded. A few more days and I should be not so reliant on outside reasons to stick with this. The best reasons come from inside.

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Old 06-12-2018, 07:58
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Hi BT,
Good to hear you are fighting against the ol' "give in for a bit of peace" (at least, that's sort of what it sounds like....) Oh yeah, and I really like this bit:-
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The best reasons come from inside.
I dunno if it might help, but do check out this post
http://newyouforum.com/forum/showthr...806#post360806

I really liked creating that post way on back. We can often be held prisoners of that phrase if we let it happen - and sure, when we were 3-year-old, the words were said to us with love by a parent or significant other to have us learn a bit about "other people" and how we should treat them.


The problem is that those words can become a mantra used to beat us into submission when others attempt to control us. And, as you'll see in the post, there are times (often?) when we should be thinking more of ourselves than others.


Hope it helps - if not now, it might spark a few sputtering thoughts for later on when the timing is better ......

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Old 06-12-2018, 12:02
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Thats a great link Koh. I checked out some of his other quotes. A lot of food for thought.
Happy to say I stayed strong. Didn't give in to non EP food. Not even milk in my coffee. Admittedly it's easier now the weather is decent.
The only thing that I'm making a problem - well 2 things and 1 is probably partly the cause of the other - not drinking enough water and eating too many crackers. Not major in terms of the general diet world but not on plan 100%. However I'm not beating myself up. I've cut out all the non EP food and that's staying consistent. And I've been back into walking. I feel a lot better mentally when I do walk. More like I'm in control of my life. I think thats key. And I feel that when I'm cooking the meals and when I'm cooking and freezing ahead. Small things but the sense of control is invaluable and necessary. Honestly the ability to choose and take that control is ALWAYS there but to FEEL like I have it I HAVE to make those right choices.

I'm feeling really happy with the progress I'm making and I'm just aiming for that right now over perfection.

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Old 07-12-2018, 02:53
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Hey BT Nice to hear that you are feeling more upfull today most of the battle is won mentally and it seems that you are back on track

Sorry about my ignorance but I am quite new to this colen was wondering about the crackers you were talking about what type of crackers are these are they specially made for cohen please could you direct me to a photo?

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Thanks BT sorry to hear what you are going through we all have been there in the dark alone But I totally agree with Kohinoor, It is definitely not selfish to Love Yourself In the words of a song we all know the Greatest Love learning to Love Yourself is the Greatest Love of All. Yes if you suffer with insomnia and sleep deprivation does not help with food cravings and overeating so that will have to sort out anyway wish you well.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:49
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Thanks Harmony 😁 It's just finding a balance with most things in life really. And sticking to what I know is best for me. The 2 challenging parts to that for me anyway is when people attempt to make you feel guilty especially when its someone you're close to who has a knack for exaggeration getting off topic and a bit of victim attitude. But I'm in a position to not only call them out on it now but also reinforce boundaries. To them it comes across as me being controlling but it's honestly me just taking back what's fair. Takes time for people to get used to us changing. At least my dog is relatively easy 😅

EP wise things are going steady. Weight is headed back in the right direction. Main goal today is water!! Already walked the dog this morning. I'm feeling more in control of this every day.

Hoping this time next week Wifi will be up and running. Will make catching up with whats going on around the forum a lot easier.

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