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I need some support guys...all of a sudden I "don't feel like a bandster". It's hard to explain. I think I feel this way because I am having "head hunger" and my "taste for things" seems to have come back. I am thinking about food too often (like in the pre-band days) and I hate it....

I know I need to focus on my protien, my Water and my exercise to get my head back into the game!!! I need to be a bandster and play like one!!!

Thanks for listening and letting me vent....

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You have been at this a while Margo and are doing great. I went through this a little while ago. Inbetween my first fill and good restriction. I had been good for so long that finally I just needed the band to do most of the work for a while. I was just tired. I sounded like you when I was ready to recommit and refocus my first goal i made was to drink my water! I did baby steps, one goal at a time. Are you tracking calories? Do you need a fill? Hope everything gets back on track for you soon :D

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Hi Margo,

Head hunger is a tough thing to fight. The good thing is, our band won't allow us to over-indulge too much. I was also going to ask, how is your restriction right now? Maybe it is time for a fill.

Another couple of suggestions...

Set some mini goals for yourself and when you reach it, reward yourself with a non-food reward. Maybe a manicure, massage, new clothes, something nice like that.

Something I did this month that has really helped my motivation was to join one of the many challenges that are usually being done on the board. I am currently in an excercise challenge for the month of September and it has really got me going. So, maybe check out some of those, find one that interests you and sign up.

Good luck to you, you can do this!

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Hello Margo - my fellow cheesehead -

WOW!!! you've done great this past year. Awesome job.

Head - hunger has been a fight for me this past week (is it the lovely weather that we are having....rain....dreary.....almost too much like fall weather). When the craving starts fighting me, I have to allow myself to have whatever it is that I need. If I keep denying myself, I tend to over indulge. CHances are once I taste what is desired, after one or two bites, I realize it really isn't doing it for me.

Hope things turn for you!! Maybe head to a support meeting - just to get yourself back in the mindset.

Take care Margo

Tracy

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