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Work it in! Save your day!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

If you cannot live without it - work it in.

You don't need to feel deprived. Work in the foods you think you cannot live without - in the long run, this will keep you on track.

You might be surprised at how the foods you cannot live without today, you won't want next month or next year. But this is a One day at a time program and if you cannot live without something today, work it in.

This is a "rest of your life" lifestyle change.
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SUCHAHOOT 5/18/2010 6:05AM

    So true. Most of us are like our kids...tell us we cannot have something..we want it all the more. I'm still working on the portions, but making progress. Your experienced self has some great reminders & guidelines for those of us still in the process of letting the extra weight go. Thanks a bunch!

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CICI510 5/17/2010 7:07PM

    Man that is so true! :) emoticon

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WALKINGANNIE 5/17/2010 5:01PM

    On the nail as usual Linda! Thanks for sharing the benefit of your experience.

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COOLMAMA11 5/17/2010 12:26PM

    Thanks Linda, I have learned that if I deprive myself, I ended up going on binges, now I have everything in moderation, and unless I'm really "stressed" I don't binge anymore! I just went through a bad stressful Sunday binge lol! I'm back on track today..I just put it all behind me! Another new day!

Hugs
Elaine

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MSLZZY 5/17/2010 10:50AM

    emoticon You are so right! Thank you for sharing! emoticon

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PAIGESMAMA 5/17/2010 10:13AM

    This is so true. I am working on this process right now.

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LOPEYP 5/17/2010 6:02AM

    Linda,
Thanks for the words of wisdom. Look at you, you are living it and doing great. It must work!

Diane

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SLENDERELLA61 5/16/2010 10:43PM

    As usual, you are 100% right, Linda! You are right that foods you really want, you should work into your calorie range. And you are right, that when you take it one day at a time, something that you can't live without today, may taste fatty & greasy/too salty/too rich/too sweet or at least just not worth it pretty soon. And the satisying healthy foods get to taste so good. Amazing and true!

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 5/16/2010 10:01PM

    so true

that is why those "fad diets" do not work

we can not deprive ourselves for ever of things we love...we have to find a way to moderate and work them in
like yesterday, I worked in a small dairy queen van. cone.....5 ww points

Comment edited on: 5/16/2010 10:02:38 PM

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BRIGHTSPARK7 5/16/2010 9:57PM

    I like your idea of non-deprivation. It works for me to eat limited portions of chocolate, ice-cream, cookies, cake ... you get the idea.
And I have noticed that I don't crave these things as much as I used to. Today's snack was an apple with peanut butter, just as satisfying.

Comment edited on: 5/16/2010 9:58:32 PM

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JERSEYGIRL24 5/16/2010 9:43PM

    Linda,

You never stop inspiring us and providing new insights. emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 5/16/2010 9:05PM

    Great blog! Thanks! Love, Dawn

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SHERRY257 5/16/2010 8:40PM

    Good advice! I eat berries every day! Thanks emoticon

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HLTHYLIVN_BAM 5/16/2010 8:28PM

    This is great advice. I've been working through a detox - which is really mostly about eliminating bad things (or bad for me in the sense that I'm recognizing slight intolerance to some foods) from my diet, like gluten/wheat, caffeine, dairy, and sugar. It is really hard to let go of everything at once, and I have not been upset about having made "some slips." In fact, the way I see it is that I'm trying to make the changes so that in the long run I eat less of those foods, not eliminate them completely. I have been finding that by trying to incorporate both new things in place of what I'm calling "my big 4" and allowing for the occasional incorporation that I'm feeling better about my long term diet/nutrition (rather than dieting)!

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HLTHYLIVN_BAM 5/16/2010 8:28PM

    This is great advice. I've been working through a detox - which is really mostly about eliminating bad things (or bad for me in the sense that I'm recognizing slight intolerance to some foods) from my diet, like gluten/wheat, caffeine, dairy, and sugar. It is really hard to let go of everything at once, and I have not been upset about having made "some slips." In fact, the way I see it is that I'm trying to make the changes so that in the long run I eat less of those foods, not eliminate them completely. I have been finding that by trying to incorporate both new things in place of what I'm calling "my big 4" and allowing for the occasional incorporation that I'm feeling better about my long term diet/nutrition (rather than dieting)!

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EMMABE1 5/16/2010 8:15PM

    Sensible advice!!

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JENNY888 5/16/2010 8:12PM

    If I worked in everything I feel I can't live without in one day it would not be a good thing.

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COOLMAMA11 5/16/2010 8:11PM

    OMG I had blackberries today, didn't see any worms, hope I didn't eat any lol!

Hugs
Elaine This came up in the wrong spot..sorry!

Comment edited on: 5/16/2010 8:12:02 PM

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