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Cheat Day?

Monday, December 07, 2009

I have had some success since I started eating healthier and (trying to) exercising. I have lost 3 lbs in dthe first week. I had no real trouble during the work week, but when the weekend came it was really hard for me.

My friends and I go out to eat on Friday and Saturday and on Sunday I watch football with some of my other friends. I found it really hard to resist the finger-foods that are always served while we watch the game.

I was talking to one of my buddies about how I was trying to start dieting or at least eating healthier and he said what has always worked for him was to have a "cheat day".


I found it intriguing that I could have whatever I wanted for one day a week...would it really help me establish my goal because I could have what I craved for one day out of the week?

I was thinking about trying it but figured i'd ask you guys first, as you are the ones who have probably tried it all! :)

From Texas,


Day number 2 - isn't it sad

Thursday, December 03, 2009

I feel embarrassed even admitting this but I have never been on a diet for more than 2 days! (please stop laughing) :)

It is day 2 and I am feeling good. I'm suprised that I printed out a grocey list yesterday and plan on going shopping tonight. Does anyone use these grocery lists from the site? I am hoping it will make my waist - AND MY POCKETBOOK - smaller if I stick to only buying what is on the list!

Just wanted to post something today to keep up with my goal of posting 3 times a week! Wish me luck!!!

From Texas,

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SHRINKINGALAN 12/3/2009 12:55PM

    The grocery lists work great; the one thing you need to look out for is the amounts. If you add a recipe to your meal planner, the grocery list will tell you to only buy the amount necessary for the servings in that specific week, not what's actually needed to make the full recipe. So I just double-check the recipes and write the correct amount on the printout.

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FREDDIE_13 12/3/2009 12:03PM

    I totally get what you are saying. I made three days on Atkins, and I read the book for Flat Belly Diet. I have been here on Spark fro just over 2 months, the longest diet EVER for me. So far, I have lost over 20 pounds. If I can do it, you can too. Stick with it, and make sure you ask for help whenever you think you need it!! You are going to do GREAT!!!

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CHUNKYMONKEY51 12/3/2009 11:01AM

  It's hard to change habits. For me I usually quit after two weeks. I just passed the two week mark yesterday. If I can do it, you can, too!

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On my way to my weight loss goal

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Today is the first day I begin my weight loss journey. I am currently at 165 lbs and my goal is 130. I am hoping through blogging about my goals it will help me stay on track.

I heard about this website from a friend and I know it will only encourage me to meet my goals. I don't have a crazy goal of losing 10 lbs a week, but only to lose 7 lbs a month. Easy enough, eh? That will put me at 130 lbs by around June of 2010.

Anyone who wants to be part of my journey is more than welcome to come along for the ride!

From Texas,

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JIMBOUCHIE 12/2/2009 2:06PM

    Sounds like a reasonable goal. I encourage you to use the nutrition and fitness trackers as well. These really help me. Knowing how many calories I'm eating helps me stay on track. It was a pain at first, but now that I'm used to it, it's not so bad. I have a slower connection and that's all that really takes any extra time. Sometimes I enter food ahead of time just to see what the calories are and that also helps me keep on track.

Good luck.

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SPARKGRLJEN 12/2/2009 2:03PM

    emoticon to Spark Cheryl! I wish you t he best of luck with your goals! You can do this!

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