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I thought that on Monday, I would remind all of you that Thursday is coming, and time for the Thursday morning weigh in!!

It is so hard sometimes to stay focused on the goal, especially when you have a great deal of weight to lose. I just wondered if you have really thought about what the one thing is that causes you to "bust" your diet. I hae several, in fact!

Sometimes I watch these shows that want to lay all the blame for your weight on emotional troubles, which may be true for some people. some people eat when they are mad, bored, happy, etc..

I think I eat out of habit, if it is supper time I eat, not really if I am truly hungry or not. I do love to cook. I could sit here and think of at least 20 different things to cook right now!! And of course the kids are always hungry so if I cook a nice meal I am going to eat some of it! Another diet buster is crunchy things like chips and popcorn. Also I love things to drink like real fruit juices, which can be high in calories. I guess my real trouble is that I like almost any kind of food. I like growing it, canning it, reading about it, planning what I am going to fix, and watching people enjoy it. I may be fighting a losing battle here!

What is your diet buster?

-- Melissa (, January 07, 2002


Getting pregnant:o)

-- Cathy N. (, January 07, 2002.

Having the wrong foods in the house! So, Cathy, is it official???

-- Barb in Ky. (, January 07, 2002.

My downfall is snacking. I don't drink sodas, drink water all day. And I think I eat reasonably at mealtimes. But come mid-afternoon, all will-power flies. Best not to have those sweetsies in the house!;) Fortunately, the children do like some snacks I don't care for, so I could do this if I really try!

-- mary (, January 07, 2002.

Last Thursday I watched Oprah. It was on getting healthy and eating right. Almost everything Bob Greene said was true. He said most eat because of feelings. Whether it is bordom, saddness, happiness, guilt, depression, association, etc. He stated most eat not because they are hungery but because of one of the above or time. We eat 3 squares a day plus most snack based on time, not hunger. I know this is true in my case. I maybe making healthier choices then some, but I am not listening to my body, just the clock and some times bordom!!! I am going to try and do better. Maybe try and eat small, healthy snacks or meals thru out the day instead of 3 big meals when I am not hungry. I went to the store and got more fresh fruits and veggies then I have ever. I was astonded by the cost. But I owe it to myself to do this. I am really glad you started this Melissa. It keeps me in check thru the week.God Bless

-- Micheale from SE Kansas (, January 07, 2002.

Has anyone heard of Weighdown Workshop? (internet= I have lost around 30 pounds with this Christian based program. Basically, you turn to God instead of food. You wait for stomach hunger, not "mind" hunger and you don't stuff yourself. You can eat anything, just don't overdo. This program has worked for my sister, as well.

-- Janet In Kansas (, January 07, 2002.

My biggest downfall is homemade bread. I can put away three rolls at a sitting with no problem (well, maybe it is a problem!) The only way to avoid bread is to not make it, which I can't do, so I try very hard to limit myself to one roll at dinner.

I have given up soft drinks for water with no problem and fruits instead of sweet snacks. Occasionally when I want something crunchie I'll make up a small bowl of air-popped popcorn.

Hope we will continue to encourage each other.

Wishing you enough.

-- Trevilians (aka Dianne in Mass) (, January 07, 2002.

Two diet busters for me - the first is my husband! He likes me to sit down and eat with him, and I've noticed that often at meal times, I'm truly not hungry yet I will eat with him anyway. In other words, if I were single, I wouldn't bother to stop and fix a meal or eat anything at all. Of course, dh is one of those who not only works hard but has a high metabolism, he often jokes that he has to eat at least 4,000 cal. a day or lose weight, and it's not really a joke! Up till a few years ago I was the same way, but no longer.

The second diet buster for me is popcorn. Yep, I only like the "real" kind with butter and salt. Obviously, this has to be a RARE snack for me. I think I will try to train myself to eat it with other seasonings and no butter so it can be a healthy snack.

A diet "trick" which works for me is when I'm hungry - no, make that when I'm not hungry but have the munchies - I drink a cup of hot tea instead. I think I'll also try that at meal times, if I'm not hungry I'll sit down with dh and have a cup of tea while HE eats. :)

-- Lenette (, January 07, 2002.

I've learned that I have to stay completely away from sweets, or I'll just eat them until I pop! They really do me in.

I did have a good thing happen today! DH and I were running erands this morning, and in the midst of it, he said he was hungry, and we headed to Sonic. I was looking at the menu trying to decide what I wanted when I suddenly realized that I really wasn't hungry at all! I was still pleasantly full from the oatmeal I had eaten for breakfast. Normally, that thought wouldn't even have occurred to me, and I would have eaten something anyway, and left feeling too full. So I told him I wasn't hungry, and just had a diet drink. It felt very good! :-)

-- Cheryl in KS (, January 07, 2002.

Barb, not really official, unless you can count all the ways in which a woman "knows"--a slight queasiness, missed cycles, etc. I extremely regular, so that is always my first clue.

-- Cathy N. (, January 07, 2002.

Cathy, I'm praying the Lord will bless you with another little one. You sound like such a good mother! Please keep us posted and when and if you do make it official, you will probably hear me hollaring all the way from Kentucky in Canada!!!!

-- Barb in Ky. (, January 08, 2002.

hi i'm just starting, and i've already went overboard abit lastnight, i had a bit to much ti eat at about midnight, i always go to bed pretty late. but that's when i got hungry. but one of my snacks was a ryvita bread with honey(2). but in the book by gwen shamblin, she said if this happens to just start again. so here i am at almost 2 in the afternoon, basically waiting to get hungry. i would love to get ANY recent testimonies, from anyone. that would encourage me! thanks, can't weight haha to hear from someone real soon. p. di...

-- diane adams (, June 01, 2002.

Hi there! My name is Heather and I too am over weight and have a problem with the snacking all the time. I am wanting to find out more about this group and how it works. If you can help please email me! Thank you so much!

-- Heather (, September 09, 2002.

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