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WILSON1926 SparkPoints: (45,786)
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2/25/13 6:32 A

yes, one day a week but try not to go overboard

TENNISJIM Posts: 11,750
2/25/13 6:16 A

yes, occasionally

2/25/13 6:11 A

Once in a while but not too often. I usually eat more for one day only when I am stalled in my weight loss. That seems to get things moving again

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WELLNESSME09 Posts: 7,634
2/25/13 6:05 A


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2/25/13 5:31 A


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2/25/13 4:48 A


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Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you

Luke 17:6 And the Lord said, if ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.

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2/25/13 4:16 A

No. Don't plan cheat days. But when celebrations come up I enjoy the food and watch my portions and it usually turns out okay,

Bernie from Durango, CO

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2/24/13 11:43 P

Yes, Sundays.

TANGOKATE Posts: 405
2/19/13 12:11 A

Seems every 5 days or so, unplanned, I eat above my recommended calories. I am having a bugger of a time with the last pound or two. My next goal at maintenance is to get the balance between the protein, fat and carbs. Yikes.

FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,866
2/18/13 11:47 P


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BRANDON504 SparkPoints: (101,476)
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2/18/13 11:29 P

I don't really have cheat days, but some days I might choose to eat something extra that I wouldn't eat normally .

JENNIEB52 SparkPoints: (4,215)
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2/18/13 11:19 P

I don't have the self control for a cheat day.... Yet.

IRISHGIRL3 Posts: 866
2/18/13 10:47 P

I may have a cheat meal, but usually on a day I may have had a light breakfast and lunch and when I've been good. If I don't allow myself them once in a while, I become BITTER

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2/18/13 10:31 P

Not intentionally.

Bernie from Durango, CO

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ERINTFG SparkPoints: (41,682)
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2/18/13 10:23 P

Sort of? We have pizza night on Sunday night, and I always eat my half of the frozen pizza. Sometimes it puts me over my calorie range for the day and sometimes it doesn't. But I eat well the rest of the day so even if I go over I'm still well under 2000.

I did cheat on Valentine's Day. I made as healthy a meal as I could and then ate a whole ton of it. LOL. It was really the sparkling cider that ran the calories up though. :)

CHEETARA79 SparkPoints: (83,786)
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2/18/13 7:55 P

Nope, not for me.

You don't have to eat the whole thing.
JOYCECAIN SparkPoints: (91,277)
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2/18/13 7:55 P

No, my problem is nite time eating.


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2/18/13 7:50 P


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RUKIDDINGME123 SparkPoints: (35,725)
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2/18/13 7:44 P

Yeah everyday since last Christmas.


"Genes load the gun and lifestyle pulls the trigger"

2/18/13 7:44 P


LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,332
2/18/13 7:39 P

No. I eat what I want in moderation whenever I want it.
Feeling like I am so restricted that I am cheating doesn't help me.

RAE_LEIGH87 SparkPoints: (2,352)
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2/18/13 7:36 P

Not sure yet.

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2/18/13 7:18 P

I don't really consider it a cheat day, more of like an "easy" day. Sundays are family days and we always go out for breakfast so I'll let myself have a slice or two of real bacon or an extra biscuit maybe.
We usually go to the movies on Sunday so I might have an extra handful of popcorn. Other than that I stay really on track. So I'm just adding a few extra things here and there instead of just going off and having whatever I want for a whole day. Its easy to stay on track the rest of the week and not go off my diet all together.

Rather than aiming for being perfect, just aim to be little bit better today than you were yesterday.
BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,387
2/18/13 6:41 P

So far, no. I have been making everything "fit" within my ranges. If i know i want wine or ice cream or a ribeye steak, i eat lighter at breakfast and/or lunch accordingly.

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BRANDIW7 SparkPoints: (32,744)
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2/18/13 3:43 P

No, but if I want something "bad" I will plan my meals for the day and figure out how to eat it and stay within my ranges.

2/18/13 3:24 P


RUBENB2003 Posts: 13,219
2/18/13 3:22 P

Yes, one day a month

JEFFGIRL Posts: 7,192
2/18/13 3:18 P


TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,067
2/18/13 3:17 P

I'm waiting for my maintaining phase before I'll start thinking about that!

MAXINOVA SparkPoints: (27,312)
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2/18/13 2:31 P

Fridays. I call it friday fun day. It really just means I allow myself a couple of glasses of wine. If I have an event or party I turn that into my fun day. Back on track after that.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 14,487
2/18/13 2:11 P

I used to have one once a week. Now it is once or twice a month. Went out for Valentines Day. Next trip out will be my birthday in two weeks.

(I wish I had your stamina. All I can think is three to four hours at the gym, five to six days a week. You must be training for a marathon or something)

SPERRIN2012 SparkPoints: (165,905)
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2/18/13 2:06 P

Not scheduled.

NAUSIKAA Posts: 4,848
2/18/13 2:04 P

Yes, but not every week. I tried that, but every week meant no as much progress. For me the best results come from 1-2 cheat days per month. And I still weigh and track everything, and keep it under 2500 calories maximum. The carb loading helps get rid of the weightloss bloat so I almost always get a lower number on the scale a few days later.

MONICA.R Posts: 16
2/18/13 1:38 P

I am good all week long and usually pick either Sat or Sunday to enjoy bad food. But this weekend I was just so hungry for food? lol I am wondering if that is due to me working out so hard? I am at the gym 3 to 4 hrs 5 to 6 days. I love it ....

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