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AUGUSTDRAGON SparkPoints: (41,619)
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3/3/13 4:09 P

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If "Fell Off the Food Wagon" was a club we'd be turning them away at the door. Thankfully we can all leave any time we want. I'll be leaving tonight. See everyone outside in the fresh air of a new start! emoticon

DLM6313 SparkPoints: (1,149)
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2/27/13 10:29 A

I bartend two nights a week and those two days are the hardest. I work until 4am, I pack snacks to bring but one of my patrons works at a local restaurant and he is always bringing me food, Last night was pasta with chicken and buffalo chicken dip. I had have a little and even though I gave most of it away, at midnight not the best snack

JASHER30 SparkPoints: (3,935)
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2/26/13 3:32 P

I find that small changes,, using the food tracker and doing a weekly blog really help. I do the shopping but it is the weekends that reek havoc on my intentions the family likes to eat out friday or saturday and one night is always pizza , I go into that day knowing I may over indulge and eat more veggies, broth based soups and fruits through out the day to balance it.
Good luck too you keep on keeping on

DLBROWN93 Posts: 887
2/26/13 10:46 A

Hard to get back on the healthy food wagon since Thanksgiving.

BLONDIE218145 SparkPoints: (17,440)
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2/24/13 10:01 A

Slow changes are a wonderful idea. It lowers the stress while you try to eat less and watch the pounds drop off. We all have enough stress, right?

2/23/13 10:20 A

I,also, fell off the wagon. I am back on, although I wish I never went off, no need to ponder too long on that one! I am back on track as we all should do, NEVER EVER GIVING UP is the solution! emoticon

CJYOUNG74 SparkPoints: (14,665)
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2/5/13 12:01 P

Kris - you are full of awesome wisdom. :) I think I'm going to try and implement the "every 2 week cheat day" because I am having a terrible time getting back on track. I lost almost 20 on WW last summer and then the holidays came and I gained 6 lbs back. Well and here it is February and we are going on vacation in 3 months....I won't be near goal but I can be healthier!

Edited by: CJYOUNG74 at: 2/5/2013 (12:02)
SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (149,603)
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2/5/13 2:22 A

This just came in and I am sure that you might find some useful information in there.

In my weight-loss mode I actually practiced (and often suggested to others) that they allow one day every TWO weeks to eat what they want. It never hindered my weight-loss at all because I wasn't depriving myself. I wouldn't suggest a weekly 'cheat day' however, because that can make it a bit too close for comfort. The funny thing is that once you give yourself permission to practice it, then you aren't worried and a lot of us who DO practice it notice that THAT two-week span can come and go and we aren't really interested in it. That is because we know that we can, but have chosen not to, rather than telling ourselves we can't (deprivation.)


SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (149,603)
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2/5/13 2:17 A

I STILL caution you to make slow changes, giving yourself time to actually get used to them before you add more to the mix. Being rigid in everything will come back to bite us in the bum, in time!

Are you using the nutrition tracker? If not, then you will be wise to do so. If you are, you will get better 'feed back' (sorry about the expression - LOL!) if you open it so that we may be able to see if there is something which could be contributing to this.


2/5/13 2:06 A

Thanks for your kind word CSRobertson. I seem to be having a really hard time to get back on track properly here. I have my nutrition stuff planned out then seems like before the day is over a blow it and pig out one more time. I signed up for the coach for a year a few hours ago so hopefully, when I start my day tomorrow (which actually is today - lol), with the coach's help I will be able to get going properly. -Carol emoticon

CSROBERTSON621 SparkPoints: (90,435)
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2/4/13 9:15 P

Hey there -- I know it's discouraging when you have a slip-up, but you're only human. Give yourself credit for trying to get back on track the next day, and try to remember that each choice is an independent event. One bad night does not have to ruin your week (or your life!). Just resolve to do better next time -- while trying to learn what you can from this slip. It sounds like you realize that going all day without food is a recipe for a fall -- so try to arm yourself against it. Carry some healthy snacks with you and make sure you have a bit to eat even if you can't get a meal in.

SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (149,603)
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2/4/13 6:37 P

You are MORE than welcome :-)


CJYOUNG74 SparkPoints: (14,665)
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2/4/13 10:04 A

Kris - I am SO GLAD I just got on here and saw your post. It's a reminder to me that the weight didn't come on all at once and it sure won't come off all at once. Just what I needed today. Thank you!


SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (149,603)
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2/4/13 2:23 A

It took me 16 months to lose just a tad over 50lb. That is WAAAYYY slower than 2lb per week. The thing is, I am now at my goal, but if I had been impatient I doubt that I would have achieved anything except for frustrating myself and getting tee'd off with myself. Instead I am chuffed - I achieved because I had patience :-)


2/3/13 7:27 P

Thanks Skittle. I see your keeping track of your Fitness Minutes. I haven't even started on that yet. I followed eveything today as far a my Nutrition tho so eventually I will get into the routine of it all and just automatically have my Lifestyle the way it needs to be, emoticon

SKITTLESCB555 SparkPoints: (2,008)
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2/3/13 7:03 P

I just wanna say congrats on the 2lb loss! Good job! So far I have only been able to keep 1lb off

2/3/13 6:55 P

Thanks so much for your encouraging message. I tried to get back to following everything right the next day but seemed to "cheat" still a few times. Today I have done very well other than I haven't been drinking as much water as I should. My weigh-in day is on Monday so I am sure hoping I didn't mess that up. Your weight loss track is fantastic and you have done so well. I wish I could lose weight a little faster than 2 pounds a week but I do want to keep it off long-term so guess it is better this way. I do appreciate your kind & helpful words tho.
- Carol

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2/3/13 2:26 A

You have NOTHING to be ashamed of!!

Am I right in suspecting that you have tried to change lots of things very quickly? You are, after-all, only a new member! The best way to go about this healthy lifestyle journey is to do it with baby steps. This means changing one or two things at a time and allowing your mind/body to get used to the changes before adding something else to the mix. This includes with calories AND what you eat, too!

Apart from that, we all have days where this happens. I myself did it a few days ago, but as it doesn't happen very often, I just thoroughly enjoyed what I had AND the amount, and the next day got back to business - the healthy lifestyle business :-) I suggest that you do the same including without cursing yourself for it! Having this happen occasionally won't hinder your lifestyle - you may find it enhances it because you won't be feeling like your are being deprived. After-all, enjoyment is part of life! The other thing I will say is this - check out my weight-ticker! It hasn't hindered my efforts AT ALL :-)

Take care,

ETHNE28 Posts: 520
2/2/13 11:09 P

It's human nature! I went to a Starbucks today & then to Subway. I also ate m&m's at the airport. Tomorrow I am getting up and going for a long run on the treadmill! Give yourself a talking to and plan an attack! emoticon

2/2/13 11:29 A

I am so ashamed of the way I behaved yesterday. I had my menu all planned for the day but ended up not eating all day until 7 p.m. I had gone grocery shopping and ended up eating, more or less, everything in sight. I just completely blew it!! emoticon

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