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MAMANIX
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12/1/11 7:48 A

Good story! thanks for sharing-I know many (like me) can relate to this!



SIVERTSON2
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12/1/11 7:47 A

Your post sounds just like me, it happens all of the time for me. You have brought my attention to behave during the weekend so that I won't dread the scale on Monday. Thanks and goodluck



BEENTHERE8
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12/1/11 7:46 A

You go girl! I'm 75 and still learning what to do, and what not to do. You have hit the nail on the head! Thanks for sharing you system. emoticon



ABBYS_NORMAL
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12/1/11 7:41 A

What a great story and I'm sure that most, if not all can relate! Rock on and don't stop - Monday's are NOT the enemy :)

Laura J VA



DJSHIP46
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12/1/11 7:23 A

I can SO relate to your story, especially before I retired and for the reasons you stated. I am working hard to treat each day the same now and find my rewards in all the OTHER things I love (not food). Sounds like you've really got a handle on it and there is hope for me too. Thank you so much for sharing. ~~ Donna



SMDIN1
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12/1/11 7:17 A

well done on you! you are really inspirational. i am in a similar situation where i am really good in the day, but then as i have been so good, have something bad at night and am finding it hard to break the bad habit. your message has given me some guidance on how i can battle this! all the best x emoticon



THEMCLOUGHLINS
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12/1/11 7:13 A

I am in a similar situation and can empathize with you. I am happy that you have turned around the way you look at Mondays and I need to do the same with the number on the scale. I have been on maintenance for two + years now and it seems to be a pattern of my getting down to my ideal weight and then being really happy and feeling great when all the clothes fit and look great. Then somehow the reins get loosened and I feel invincible and I will indulge in some old favorites, bake a batch of cookies or a special dessert or two and eat some delicious french bread from a marvelous bakery we have here and before I know it I am not at that great weight before and reality sets in. I hope to get to the point where I don't want any of that stuff anymore or can at least control having a little bit without over indulging. I know I should focus on the health aspects but it is so hard to break 50 years of food rewards for things that go right. It is great that your husband is on board with you as well. My family never embraced the healthy lifestyle and it is difficult to live on an island. Thanks for sharing and being inspiration and support for me!



PENOWOK
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12/1/11 7:11 A

I have done the same thing! With SP, the determination turns into a self-accountability because we are putting those numbers down and it's great to see the good changes!! Keep up the great work!



OAKLEYAJ
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12/1/11 7:04 A

emoticon Thanks for sharing this with us.



KEEPITSIMPLE_
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12/1/11 7:03 A

Good for you!! Congrats on finding a better way. The weekend can make or break you if you aren't careful.

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CECEUS17
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12/1/11 6:57 A

Just hearing about this again gave me an inspiration that it's never too late to restart....Thanks and let's keep it up....



PVANDEVOORT
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12/1/11 6:52 A

Glad to hear your have found a way around your weekend binges!! Hat off to you:) Keep up the good work.



LAD6504
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12/1/11 6:52 A

You go girl! It is hard at first, be strong and continue doing good.



BIRDY217
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12/1/11 6:50 A

oops. To early in the mornig for spelling doing is the right word



BIRDY217
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12/1/11 6:48 A

Your doung great. Keep it up.



DLIGHTHART
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12/1/11 6:45 A

You go girl and keep up the good work and thanks for good advice. Proud of you



ELLEKTRA
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12/1/11 6:44 A

You get a big emoticon and a emoticon from me!



DSPRINCE
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12/1/11 6:44 A

Very Encouraging!
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EDUCGRAD
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12/1/11 6:40 A

Keep up the great work!!



CLWALDRO
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12/1/11 6:39 A

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Thank you for the encouragement and insight into week-end issues we all come to face and with the holidays upon us we may face this same challenge on a daily basis.
Best wishes for even greater knowledge and success in your life changing journey



HORSEWOMAN7407
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12/1/11 6:32 A

Thank you so much for writing this. I too am a "Weekend Warrior". My weigh in day is Wednesday and so often I find myself trying to correct my weekend Monday and Tuesday and hope for a good number on Wednesday.

Your posting helps to reinforce that I don't need to weekend binge; I can be ok.

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MOSTMOM1
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12/1/11 6:29 A

Good for you! Weekends can be killer for a lot of us. I'll have to start using some of your strategies to improve my own weekends!
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JANDY123
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12/1/11 6:20 A

I have the same weekend issues and you have helped me so much. Thank you! emoticon



BABYGIRLMARIA
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12/1/11 6:15 A

Good job, i needed to hear your story, for i am the same way, great all week, weekend comes I fall. Thanks emoticon



LIVINHEALTHY9
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12/1/11 6:02 A

Good for you! Weekends can make it harder to stay on track.




SHOOPETTE
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12/1/11 5:39 A

I also dread weekends... getting a bit better now but it's still a challenge for me



ESR311
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12/1/11 5:22 A

I can so relate to this!



GETTINMOVINNOW
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12/1/11 5:18 A

Great outlook, thanks for sharing!



RUTHEY01
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12/1/11 5:16 A

I really appreciated your post.

I used to "treat" myself with double chocolate mocha's with half and half for a good week. Or a couple 25 oz beers with my Azteca dinner twice a month. Then the economy dropped and it was Hershey's Milk Chocolate w/almonds when the "big" bars were on sale. Now I treat myself with a nice crisp apple or a banana. SparkPeople have taught me so much and I am very thankful I found them.



SUSANK16
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12/1/11 5:15 A

Congratulations on your Monday victory. Your focus seems to be excellent and you have a great plan of action.



APPLESBANANAS
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12/1/11 5:12 A

I like your outlook! I was already scheming a high calorie Friday night meal to reward myself for this rough week... you're making me re-think my strategy. Thanks for sharing.



NASFKAB
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12/1/11 5:09 A

WEEKENDS ARE FOR FAMILY BUT BE CAREFUL



HOPESINGH
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12/1/11 4:59 A

I can relate to that. Weekends are full of family meals, mommy's treats and nice restaurants.
Great that you can see the positive aspect of Mondays! emoticon



MAVERICK59
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12/1/11 4:59 A

I understand what you mean about weekend sabotage. I am glad things are better for you.



PAMBATTLES
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12/1/11 4:56 A

Way to go! The weekends are ALWAYS a challenge for me.



LILDICKENS2
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12/1/11 4:55 A

You go girl!!! Remember its about the journey and the lessons we learn along the way and not always about the destination-you're very well on your way! Keep it up!
Lisa



LILORITA
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12/1/11 4:33 A

Congrats, emoticon emoticon



RIDETBRED
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12/1/11 4:31 A

what a great perspective! i'm stealing it*G*. thanks!
:) khairete
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GRACE4321
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12/1/11 4:30 A

Good for you. I also know that weekend challenge.



SUSIESJOY
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12/1/11 3:36 A

WHAT A GREAT OUTLOOK~KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!!
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MZLAVENDER1
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12/1/11 3:11 A

Good for you! You have learned to conquer the weekend demon. I'm still working on it, so perhaps you give me hope.



ARTJAC
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12/1/11 2:46 A

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PRAIRIECROCUS
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12/1/11 2:27 A

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DENISEFULLER
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12/1/11 1:28 A

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FEMMEFATALE11
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12/1/11 1:23 A

Yes, weekends can be my downfall...I think I'm going to get back to weighing in on Mondays.



CHYCHY01
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12/1/11 1:11 A

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DEBORAHPONZIO
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12/1/11 1:05 A

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GRANDMALEE
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12/1/11 12:37 A

I understand!! Keep up the good work!
Lee



MLAN613
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11/8/11 9:20 A

I am glad you have found a reason to like Mondays! Keep up the great work.



KATLIN48
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11/7/11 12:25 A

When I first started this weight-loss journey I dreaded the weekend as I knew from the past the bad weekend habits I had developed over the years. Weekends meant Pizza, Fried Chicken, Nachos, dinners out, maybe a really high calorie Sunday Breakfast, high calorie coffee drinks if I went shopping, on and on and on. Then I wondered how I gained???? How blind we can be ? It was like I had told myself I had eaten pretty decently all week, so come Saturday morning the stops were out. This was especially true when I was still a working gal. It was as though I was treating myself for a hard week.
In the past, Monday morning weigh-ins were always agony. I would be at my highest weight, and I would once again vow to watch what I ate and try to get a handle on the rising scales. I would make it --- till the weekend--- then I would replay--again, and again-- week after week.
Now when the weekend comes, I have a better handle on it. It did not come easily, and when ever I slipped badly, it was always during the weekend. But now I look towards Monday mornings for my inspiration to get through the weekends. I remember the pain of seeing those higher numbers Monday morning. I focus on that, and build it up in my mind. I now look forward to seeing good numbers Monday morning. I desire them, and I expect them, and by doing so I do not fall back into my old habits. I am now developing new habits that revolve around fun things to do that have nothing to do with food.
I have discovered new foods that I really do like, foods that are good for me and for my DH. So I whip up our favorites when weekend comes. I no longer stock any of the stuff I found so hard to resist---no pizzas --no candy-- no baked goods of any kind.
Mondays make me happy now. Some Mondays there is no change on the scale, but I consider that a victory!!! And pretty soon the great feeling of those victories is much more desirable than the short lived feeling of stuffing ones self on the weekend.



 
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