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LILSPARKGIRL Posts: 2,742
6/15/14 2:26 P

ITA with the idea of the cheat day....for some it's the gateway day.

I would figure out how to allow foods you love to work within your calorie range. For some the idea of a "cheat" is counterproductive.

I know I can't do it. I'd rather just make a slice or two of pizza work - nothing is forbidden. It's just I can't have it all at once.


EMILYDOODLE Posts: 1,708
6/15/14 12:23 P

i usually have a cheat day on sunday. i try to do more exercises that day so i can have a few extra calories so i don't gain weight. it has worked pretty good for the last 2 years. also log in my food and exercise every day to stay on track. if i overdue on cheat day, ha! ha! i eat a little less and do more exercise on the next day. it works pretty well for me.

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6/12/14 9:44 A

Sounds like "cheat day" may not work so well for you... can you cap your "cheats" at X number of calories? (I get my cup of premium ice cream! or I get my small bag of chips!)

SUSANCRAWFORD90 SparkPoints: (104)
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6/12/14 9:41 A

:) Points works until my cheat day.. I go all out and because of that I gain it all back.. I'm moving no where near my goal

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6/12/14 9:15 A

Would be glad to correspond, but have a similar issue: doing well for a long time and then breaking down completely for a period. To be honest, my approach is to pick a weight at which I am not UNcomfortable, and at which my clothes fit -- and then eat to stay within a few pounds of that weight. If I go up a few pounds, I cut my intake for a few weeks... but I've found that trying to stick with an absolute calorie count "forever" just doesn't work for me.

SUSANCRAWFORD90 SparkPoints: (104)
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6/11/14 10:12 A

I need someone I can be accountable to and with.. I was doing good lost ten pounds up until yesterday.. I ate pizza, hot dogs, chips... What am I to do??? Someone please help give me, give me some good tips for eating and exercise and how to stay motivated.

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