You wouldn't think...

United States
February 17, 2008 11:31pm CST
that having no electricity would wreck such havoc on your diet. I have now gained back the 5 pounds that I had lost. I have been without electric for a week. The first 2 days I spent 16 hours at my job each day. We ordered pizza both nights since it was cold and icy out. No one wanted to go anywhere really. Easier to get food to us, we reasoned. Not a good idea. Plus my elliptical and treadmill are both at my house where there is no electric and I am at my mom's. You all know this is major upsetting for me and I am trying to get back on track. I guess it's harder when you aren't really in charge of your own meals. My mom does the cooking. I can't wait to go home.
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@coffeeshot (3785)
• Australia
18 Feb 08
You need to get creative! So waht if you ate pizza-just do 100 sit ups! Buy a skipping rope from the store and skip in your house! buy an aerobics/yoga/pilates dvd and do it twice a day! don't lose site of your goals!
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• United States
18 Feb 08
I would love to do all of that, but there isn't that much room here. And up until today, there was all kinds of ice and snow outside. Hopefully, I will be back home in the next couple of days.
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• United States
18 Feb 08
Don't get defeated. Maybe stop and get some salad fixings and canned soup to eat while at your Mom's. Just don't keep doing what you are doing. Get back on track as soon as you can. The weight comes on so easily and off so slowly. Good Luck!
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• United States
18 Feb 08
That is so true! Thanks for the inspiration. I am doing much better. I have already lost 1 pound. I can take it off pretty quick if I put my mind to it. Hopefully I will get to work out soon though. I just want to go home.
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• United States
24 Feb 08
Crazy - you have got to give Isagenix a try - no more yoyo dieting - really - you will feel full, satisfied and your health will improve. It is perfect for someone who works way too many hours too! www.lautz_tm.isagenix.com
• United States
24 Feb 08
I don't want to spend all that much money tho. I wish I could get a sample. I don't want to go into it blind. I don't know how it tastes or anything.
@anniepa (27520)
• United States
18 Feb 08
That must be a royal pain for you. Why is your electricity off? That's sure awful this time of year especially. When the weather's nasty it does make it hard to get anywhere to work out or even to go for a walk but hang in there, you'll make up for lost time. Just don't get discouraged! Annie
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• United States
18 Feb 08
I'm trying not to. My power is out due to the bad ice storm we had last week. I am not really sure what is the complete hold up, but the majority of southern IL was w/o power on tuesday of last week. My parent's came back on that evening. Mine just hasn't ever came back.
@CAMILLERI (373)
• Australia
18 Feb 08
It is very hard when you are not in full control. Do not be despondent. Weight gained can be shed back with a bit of effort. You are a determined person and no doubt in my mind you will make it. There is nothing like being in your own home. Best wishes, roland.
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• United States
18 Feb 08
Yes, thanks.
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• United States
19 Feb 08
Sounds like your stove runs on eletricity instead of gas. If not, but if you are the type that constantly throws things in a microwave & that's it, yeah - it can be a problem. I know what it's like to be without power for a while. If you are talking about maintaining a diet, probably what would come in handy would be an exercise boke, but that "wheel" replaced with some kind of alternator to generate electricity.
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