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Not a great weekend due to other things in my life...learned the "why". Right now I am mad/hurt but I should be thankful to be done rather than mad for the reasons it is ending...

But I did drop another 5 lbs since Friday. My diet started out gangbusters then I plateaued for a week and actually went up a couple pounds. Yesterday I had a day of light eating with a great workout session (I logged over 300 active minutes on Sunday) so I at least have that going for me.

I have a goal weight loss of 60 lbs. I know that last 5 lbs will be a real ***** to lose as it always has been. But in the first 26 days I have lost 22 lbs so far. I actually jogged for a bit on Saturday and didn't even feel like I was going to die lol.
Bummer, I knew there was something. Been there although I wasn't married, had kids though, wasn't easy. I have stories, non of them are good though. As was said, most important thing is taking care of those kids. For me the hardest part was always wanting "my own family" having been adopted, very blessed to be in the relationship I'm currently in, it wasn't an easy rd getting here though. I'm sure the other two serious ones would never had "allowed" me to put chainsaws on the kitchen counter, so I have that going for me lol.
I'm still working on the first 5 lbs of my weight loss goal of 25, it's been a few months now, and I'm pretty sure I've dropped at least a solid pound :rolleyes:. It's supposed to be 74 out today, I should be able to feel the fat melting off today, I sweat bad :baba:.
 
chipper1

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I put on an extra 10-15 lbs every winter/tax season. Just don't have the time to be active enough with doing all that inside work, and getting older does not help any!

Hopefully, after today, it will start to get better. (Tax Season will finally be over!).
I bet you're ready for it to be over!
Do you have big plans?
 

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Bummer, I knew there was something. Been there although I wasn't married, had kids though, wasn't easy. I have stories, non of them are good though. As was said, most important thing is taking care of those kids. For me the hardest part was always wanting "my own family" having been adopted, very blessed to be in the relationship I'm currently in, it wasn't an easy rd getting here though. I'm sure the other two serious ones would never had "allowed" me to put chainsaws on the kitchen counter, so I have that going for me lol.
I'm still working on the first 5 lbs of my weight loss goal of 25, it's been a few months now, and I'm pretty sure I've dropped at least a solid pound :rolleyes:. It's supposed to be 74 out today, I should be able to feel the fat melting off today, I sweat bad :baba:.
Yup, downright disgusted....the guy is a total loser too. I probably should be thanking him though lol.
 
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Many people don't realize that exercise and staying active/busy is sometimes the ONLY way to relieve the stress your mind is going through.

Thankfully, one of my older Italian clients pointed this out to me when I was going through my divorce. It really helped me cope.

I hope yours does not get as bad as mine was ... I ended up being a single parent with 2 girls and a full time job (plus my side job).

Not much worse than trying to comfort a 7 year old who is crying her eyes out at 2:00am because Mommy left. She was kind of too smart for her own good, and said "It's not fair, It's not right, and there is NOTHING you can do about it". (Well, she had me there!).

But, we got through it and survived.
 
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I bet you're ready for it to be over!
Do you have big plans?
Nothing big, just want to resume life! Cut the lawn, plant the garden, get up to my Cabin, play with the saws, ride the bikes, etc.

There is a break in the bike path in Brewster, but if you go North it will take you all the way to Canada, and getting on the Southern leg will take you down to NYC.

Going North is a newer path, flatter, straighter, more scenic and less road crossings. It just opened in Jan and is getting heavily used.
 

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Many people don't realize that exercise and staying active/busy is sometimes the ONLY was to relieve the stress your mind is going through.

Thankfully, one of my older Italian clients pointed this out to me when I was going through my divorce. It really helped me cope.

I hope yours does not get as bad as mine was ... I ended up being a single parent with 2 girls and a full time job (plus my side job).

Not much worse than trying to comfort a 7 year old who is crying her eyes out at 2:00am because Mommy left. She was kind of too smart for her own good, and said "It's not fair, It's not right, and there is NOTHING you can do about it". (Well, she had me there!).

But, we got through it and survived.
The older boys took it ok. The girls sobbed for a long time when she told them. I told her to tell them since she’s the one who wants out.
 
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Right now I’m walking between 9 to 10 miles a day either before or after or during work breaks. With the exception of the same flies getting real bad lately it’s been very enjoyable and makes me feel so much better.
I have your answer to the flies issue. I use this method myself. Often. No bugs.

Treadmill:laugh:

The scenery is less fulfilling! Still works pretty darn good however.
 
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Not a great weekend due to other things in my life...learned the "why". Right now I am mad/hurt but I should be thankful to be done rather than mad for the reasons it is ending...

But I did drop another 5 lbs since Friday. My diet started out gangbusters then I plateaued for a week and actually went up a couple pounds. Yesterday I had a day of light eating with a great workout session (I logged over 300 active minutes on Sunday) so I at least have that going for me.

I have a goal weight loss of 60 lbs. I know that last 5 lbs will be a real ***** to lose as it always has been. But in the first 26 days I have lost 22 lbs so far. I actually jogged for a bit on Saturday and didn't even feel like I was going to die lol.
Hey svk, you look like you're holding up well so far, which is no easy thing I'm certain. I have no experience with this sort of thing but Cowgirl was engaged to another guy before I came along. He called it off (for similar reasons I suspect) and she was pretty gutted but within 18 months I turned up and things turned around for her, we've been together for 21 years. Obviously people's experiences vary in these situations, of course.

One thing that occurs to me is that kids remember. One option for you is to be mad and bitter - and I would make no criticism, that is entirely fair enough. The other option is to be civil (much as it may grate) and be the rock that your children need. The older children may already understand and the younger ones may not, but they will remember as they grow older that you were the one that took the high road when you had the rug pulled out from under you. You'll be able to give them the support they need now, and gain their respect, love and friendship as they mature. Easy as it is for me to say, you've got to play the long game.

Speaking of the long game, re the weight loss, when people go on the low carb diet, they often drop weight in an amazing manner initially. This is because reducing your carb intake tends to reduce your muscle glycogen stores, and the thing is that one unit of glycogen is attached to several units of water so you can drop a number of pounds in a hurry because your glycogen and water content drops. Then what? Well, you stall. In the end, whether you're going the low-carb or otherwise, the inescapable fact is that in anything other than the immediate short term, your body mass will vary according to energy in vs energy out. FWIW, Mike Matthews has a lot of useful stuff that is evidence based relating to weight loss, body composition and natural (non-steroid) body building and other health related topics. Worth a look if you're interested at legionathletics.com . Stick with it though, move a bit more, eat a bit less, good things happen.
 

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Hey svk, you look like you're holding up well so far, which is no easy thing I'm certain. I have no experience with this sort of thing but Cowgirl was engaged to another guy before I came along. He called it off (for similar reasons I suspect) and she was pretty gutted but within 18 months I turned up and things turned around for her, we've been together for 21 years. Obviously people's experiences vary in these situations, of course.

One thing that occurs to me is that kids remember. One option for you is to be mad and bitter - and I would make no criticism, that is entirely fair enough. The other option is to be civil (much as it may grate) and be the rock that your children need. The older children may already understand and the younger ones may not, but they will remember as they grow older that you were the one that took the high road when you had the rug pulled out from under you. You'll be able to give them the support they need now, and gain their respect, love and friendship as they mature. Easy as it is for me to say, you've got to play the long game.

Speaking of the long game, re the weight loss, when people go on the low carb diet, they often drop weight in an amazing manner initially. This is because reducing your carb intake tends to reduce your muscle glycogen stores, and the thing is that one unit of glycogen is attached to several units of water so you can drop a number of pounds in a hurry because your glycogen and water content drops. Then what? Well, you stall. In the end, whether you're going the low-carb or otherwise, the inescapable fact is that in anything other than the immediate short term, your body mass will vary according to energy in vs energy out. FWIW, Mike Matthews has a lot of useful stuff that is evidence based relating to weight loss, body composition and natural (non-steroid) body building and other health related topics. Worth a look if you're interested at legionathletics.com . Stick with it though, move a bit more, eat a bit less, good things happen.
Thanks and yes on the low carb diet. I’m unable to abide by a “portion” control diet so the only way I’m able to lose weight is by low carbing it with large amounts of exercise. I’ve done the diet many times and lost 40-60 lbs only to put it back on again. The difference is I won’t have an unsupportive person in the house. Then once I get to my goal I just need to not go crazy on the carbs and also get routine exercise.
 
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Good points guys. The advice I often give on this is find something you LIKE to do, be it hiking, kayaking, biking, etc., because if you don't like doing it, you won't keep doing it.

It is also good to find others with like interests so you almost feel obligated to do it with them.

Perhaps you just find or two friends, or there may be organized hikes or bike rides in your area. Our local bike shop even used to organize periodic rides.

It may also be a great way to meet someone who has both oars in the water and is in good shape!

I am fortunate that wife #2 likes to hike and bike, makes it a lot easier to "get permission". A good dog will also enjoy a good hike.
 

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Good points guys. The advice I often give on this is find something you LIKE to do, be it hiking, kayaking, biking, etc., because if you don't like doing it, you won't keep doing it.

It is also good to find others with like interests so you almost feel obligated to do it with them.

Perhaps you just find or two friends, or there may be organized hikes or bike rides in your area. Our local bike shop even used to organize periodic rides.

It may also be a great way to meet someone who has both oars in the water and is in good shape!

I am fortunate that wife #2 likes to hike and bike, makes it a lot easier to "get permission". A good dog will also enjoy a good hike.
Many good points.....I am looking for a dog as we speak. The last dog I got as a puppy was 1994 so I think I am going to find a breeder and get my name in for pick of the litter on a future litter.....IMO if you are getting a puppy you are best either taking the first one or the last one. We got one of two cats and later I felt so bad we did not take the second one.
 
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My advice on finding a good dog ... I would go to an animal rescue and volunteer to walk a few young adult dogs you may be interested in adopting.

Go back several times, and see if any of them start to "develop" with you. You will know when you find the right one.

Most dogs will be the same every time you walk them, but there will be that rare one that starts to develop with you, and that is the one you want.

It will be head and shoulders better than other dogs ... no matter what you paid for them.
 
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