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KELLY_SP SparkPoints: (102,162)
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1/14/13 7:26 P

Hello,

Here is a great article that you may enjoy.

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Good luck reaching your goals.
Kelly

ACYCLINGMIND Posts: 281
1/14/13 6:16 P

I know this feeling all too well! I've learned a few things over the years... 1) Don't start on a Monday. Pick Wednesday or Thursday for rotating your diet, if necessary. 2) Just because you ate 5 cookies or went 500 calories over your goal doesn't mean that you give up for the rest of the day/week/month. Every calorie you eat is a calorie added to your body. 3) Don't call it "starting over." Instead, recognize that you're human and made a mistake. We all do it. Just keep going in the right direction.

I've gained back a lot of the weight I lost. Lately I keep "starting over." It's nice to know someone else has the same issue and I think I'll take my own advice. :) We're in this together!

JAC2000 Posts: 85
1/14/13 4:17 P

I have the same problem. Weekends come and I'm falling off again.
I start over every Mon. also. I don't know how to break this cycle:(


MIRANDA1115 SparkPoints: (2,056)
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1/14/13 4:04 P

I don't have any advice, I'm sorry. I just wanted to let you know that you are not alone. I have the same problem. If I discover any solutions, I'll let you know!

125ISMYGOAL SparkPoints: (917)
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1/14/13 3:31 P

Well for a start you have lost 13lbs - well done!

One thing you don't want to do is ruin this progress :)

Alcohol I have to say is the dieters worst vice - I'm not saying don't have it but I could EASILY order pizza after a glass of wine! I think you have to be honest with yourself - is your weekend worth it compared to your weight loss? If you are making yourself feel guilty, then probably not. There is nothing worse than a guilty and negative conscience.

What about having your friends over for lunch on a weekend? Cook healthy food, make wine spritzers. Get them in on the game...make it a competition, who can lose the most weight in the week. Its always better with friends! Oooorr early morning gym session Saturday, guilt free margarita! Burn off what you will replace later in the day!

AYWELLS SparkPoints: (1,599)
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1/14/13 2:12 P

I'm getting extremely frustrated that every week on Monday I find myself having to start over. My eating habits and routines are perfect throughout the week but when Saturday hits I my eating habits for lunch and dinner go out the window. I'll find myself out to lunch with friends eating whatever their eating and having a few margaritas or wine. I'm worried that this is becoming a habit I don't want to feel like I have to start over every week. Any useful tips are appreciated.

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