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September 11, 2013 8:49 a.m.

Day 83

I just finished supper. I had a chocolate shake with coconut and caramel flavoring blended with ice. It was quite nice.

After work I went to the Y. I got there a little earlier than usual, so there weren't many people there. I did an hour on the treadmill, jogging about 18 minutes. Then I decided I would work out on some of the weight equipment. I picked one that looked like I could figure out how to use it. It's for your abs. I finally got the weights figured out and did three sets of ...

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Updated 09/12/13 @ 08:49AM CDT by Mweaver

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September 10, 2013 7:58 a.m.

Day 82

I had an exciting day! Yesterday I had lab work and today saw my doctor and reviewed the studies. ALL my labs were NORMAL. That news has made the weight management program worth every delicious shake I have had over the last 82 days. I realize the hard part is yet to come, keeping it off, but at this point I am optimistic that I am getting the tools to use to give it the good old college try. I weighed-in today and lost 3.8 lbs making a little over 40 lbs total in 82 days.

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Updated 09/11/13 @ 07:58AM CDT by Mweaver

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September 09, 2013 8:13 a.m.

Day 81

Had a great day. After work I stopped in the Y. For the first time, I was able to jog on the treadmill without feeling like my knees were going to give out. I liked the increased intensity of the work out.

Yesterday I went shopping for jeans. What a trip! There are 50 zillion styles, so finding "your" size takes time. I found some size 14s that looked like they might fit and they were okay, but a little loose, and while on sale for $29.99, I didn't know how long I could wear them ...

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Updated 09/10/13 @ 08:13AM CDT by Mweaver

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September 08, 2013 8:30 a.m.

Day 78, 79, 80

Thus far my journey has been about weight management, but over the last three days, I have learned about life management which is something I believe all we food addicts have to manage.

There was a death in my family of an Aunt, who was very special to me and her pasing was very stressful for me. Generally when under stress, I realized that my usual MO was to find a hole, crawl in with a good supply of food and pull the top over until my emotions were "medicated" with the food. Then, I would ...

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Updated 09/09/13 @ 08:30AM CDT by Mweaver

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September 05, 2013 7:43 a.m.

Day 77

Last week I decided I needed some new pajamas. My old ones were getting really big on me and I could wrap the tops around me a couple of times. Plus in the middle of the night when I made my "old lady trip to the bathroom," I was having trouble keeping the bottoms up. I was having grave concerns about them dropping around my ankles and me falling and having to call out "Help, I've fallen and can't get up" because I broke my hip or something else. I considered saving some money and going ...

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Updated 09/06/13 @ 07:43AM CDT by Mweaver

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