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ELENGIL
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4/12/13 5:35 P

Yeah, I can't do this. If I'm not careful, I can undo all my hard worked 80% in those 20% moments. Rather, I do my best to be 100%, understanding that a few slips here and there will not be catastrophic. But I do my best to pay attention to what I'm eating and how much and aim for my range 100% of the time.



MANDIETERRIER1
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4/12/13 5:32 P

I think that is a good ratio



SLASALLE
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4/12/13 4:54 P

Good rule for real life. I try to go with 90/10 as long as I need to lose. Then it will be 80/20.



JAMIRBLAZE
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4/12/13 4:46 P

This is what is sustainable for me and my weight loss. Sure, I could lose faster, but I may have given up at a weight that I was "comfortable with" (still 20 lbs overweight) rather than a healthy weight.



ITSJUSTME_LINDA
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4/12/13 3:37 P

I do this.



CILER11
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4/12/13 3:25 P

This is what I try to do to. So far it's really helped me, and I don't label foods "good" or "bad" any more.



MOTTSIE
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4/12/13 8:32 A

80/20 is a great lifestyle. The idea of never having a brownie again frightens me!
If I think I "can't" have something, it just makes me want it more.




MONICAB67
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4/12/13 8:18 A

I LIKE THIS RULE! I TEND TO BE AN ALL OR NOTHING GIRL AND THAT DOESN'T WORK WELL.



CALLMECARRIE
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4/12/13 8:11 A

It's probably mentally more healthy too in the long run. 100% being "good" is a little obsessive and probably just leads to a big crash. I was trying to do kind of a 90/10 rule, but it ends up being more like 80/20.

Edited by: CALLMECARRIE at: 4/12/2013 (08:12)


CMCOLE
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4/12/13 7:24 A

As long as you never reverse it; you'll likely do well.
Keep up the good work



BUBBLEJ1
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4/12/13 6:19 A

I agree! If I do my best 90% of the time I let the other 10% of things slide. It has worked for me, and I'm never deprived.



VICKI2705
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4/11/13 5:39 P

Me too! I do not deprive myself :)



KKKAREN
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4/11/13 5:13 P

I agree with this rule!



LORIVIOLA
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4/11/13 4:31 P

i am discovering that if i am "good" most of the time (80) that the rest of the time (20) i dont have to worry about so much.



 
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