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.
2/18/13 11:47 P
Starting to like the new me! Waiting for my garden to come to life!
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3,215 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 .
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99 2/18/13 11:19 P
I don't have the self control for a cheat day.... Yet.
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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. :)
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3,510 2/18/13 7:55 P
Nope, not for me.
You don't have to eat the whole thing.
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2/18/13 7:55 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.
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71 2/18/13 7:36 P
Not sure yet.
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104 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.
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.
Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE** Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE** Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)
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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.
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.
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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