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Ok I think it is just PMS but i have been eating all sorts of goodies I shouldn't this week and it certainly doesn't help that all the Halloween candy is still in the house. Normally each year after a couple of days I would take all the Halloween candy to work and it would get scarfed up, however I am no longer employed and due to my extremely low energy level during my PMS time I have been at home with the candy for last couple of days. I don't however feel the need for it until late in the evening. So tomorrow it is getting bagged up and dropped at my grandma's house so she can hand it out to whoever comes her way.

I just feel like a failure this week though, I am pretty close to goal and if I stay on track I should hit it by New Years for sure, but I didn't start out having to lose that much in comparison to a lot of people, so I feel like a loser because what if I had a bunch more to lose would I be able to do it, or would I be slacking off? Or maybe I am laid back about it because I am close to goal and I don't have that much more to go? Or maybe it is a normal slump and I will pull head out of butt and get motivated.

Maybe this overly emotional thread is simply hormonal and it will pass. I just feel like I paid 6.5k for this I better not waste the blessing!

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...I just feel like a failure this week though, I am pretty close to goal and if I stay on track I should hit it by New Years for sure, but I didn't start out having to lose that much in comparison to a lot of people, so I feel like a loser because what if I had a bunch more to lose would I be able to do it, or would I be slacking off?

Hello! Perhaps you should gain 50 more pounds and then lose them and THEN you won't be a loser? :P ... Everyone has their number, and yours was lower than some, and your LUCKY because of that, not a loser because of that. You deserve to have health and happiness as much as the next guy/gal on this forum, and eating candy this weekend or being a 'lightweight' does not void that. Enjoy that candy, bag it up for grandma and give her a big kiss when you drop it off. I can't wait till I'm as close to goal as you are!

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I would not beat myself up over this. You have reassesd and moving forward by getting rid of the candy. Get up dust yourself off and carry on with the great progress that you have had.

You are close to goal keep up the great work!

Lily

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I had a very similiar post Sunday night. I think we all fall off the wagon once in a while. It's what we do when we fall off that makes us who we are.

This time ... we will prevail. We have a tool that helps us get back on track. We will use that tool!

Get back to basics - plan your meals, eat your Protein first. And, if you find you want a treat - by all means, plan for it, enjoy it completely, and remind yourself that it will still be there tomorrow if you want another taste.

You can so do this!!!!

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Go put it in your car or your mailbox - so that getting it would actually require getting dressed and leaving your house. That's been enough of a deterrent for me.

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Go put it in your car or your mailbox - so that getting it would actually require getting dressed and leaving your house. That's been enough of a deterrent for me.

I love this idea!

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Hi :)

I am so happy to see your post cause Ive been in the same boat for the last week lol.... and the scale isnt moving, that darn halloween candy!! I need to start counting my calories starting tomorrow so I can get the scale moving again.... I have been frustrated it hasnt been moving. I also need to get back on here, I havnt been using it much, but hopefully I can pick up some motivation and some inspiration!!

I need to start setting some small goals for myself!! Keep up the good work, Ill ttys!!

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PMS and Halloween candy definitely make for a deadly combination. Everyone has their bad food days/weeks. I think you've got the right idea by getting the candy out of the house. The PMS will go away, and you'll feel human again. This journey is so much more than just the surgery. The emotional/hormonal part is tough, and I know I feel like I'm failing myself every time I make a bad choice. It's not true, though. We're just more used to failing at this weight loss thing, so it's hard to wrap your mind around the fact that this time it's actually going to work. Some candy will not sabotage you getting to goal by New Years, as long as you don't let it. Get rid of the candy, and try to get rid of the guilt, too. Then, just get back on track. You know what to do to lose weight; you've already lost most of it. You already look great, but imagine how awesome it'll feel to be at goal by New Years!

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Hi mp!

Do not let guilt get the better of you. Guilt has always been my #2 enemy, and #1 was the over eating. Sleeve handles my #1, but I have to control my #2. It can become an excuse to continue the same behaviors that we know are sabotaging our weight loss.

I see nothing wrong at all with a small amount, but any more than that fall in my #1. However, if my #1 doesn't work then I have to call on my #2. Make perfect sense right? LOL ;o)

Good for you on getting that candy out of the house. It doesn't need to be there at all. In fact, mines going bye bye today too. Funny, it just sits there and looks at ya. I've been eating tiny amounts but have been doing it daily for the last few days. No more.

Good luck!

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