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1/21/13 2:54 P


Don't beat yourself up because you're not perfect on the weekends. Remember, you're trying to change habits learned over a life time. That's not going to happen overnight, a week, a month or even a year. Change takes time. Thus the need to be patient with yourself and your body.

If you're eating right five out of seven days, you're still doing better than the average American. As the old song goes,"accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative". give yourself credit for the positive things you do and don't beat yourself up because you're not perfect. You don't have to be perfect to be healthy.

Do the best you can on the weekends. Try to watch the alcoholic beverages. If you'd like to enjoy a drink, have one. But, then consider having mineral water with a twist if your friends think you should have something in your hand. I've done that before. Have one, maybe two drinks with friends, then had mineral water the rest of the evening. that does save on calories. A glass of wine or beer aren't bad. you do have to watch those fruity cocktails. Margaritas and cosmos add up fast.

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1/21/13 2:47 P

Hi Rachel,

The weekends can be quite tough, but if you go into them with an action plan you can generally do just fine and still stay on the track to healthy living. I located a few SparkPeople artilces (see link below) that may help come up with your own action steps.

I hope this helps!

Coach Nancy

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1/21/13 12:14 P

I do great during the week - stay in my calorie range, get my exercise, and don't drink any alcohol. Then on weekends I overeat and have a couple alcoholic drinks. I guess it's the lack of schedule, and just relaxing on weekends. Anyhow...any tips on keeping on plan over the weekends, too? I know my loss would speed up if I would stay on plan all week long. Thanks!

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