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Coundown to Challenge Assignment #5 (Cutting Calories)

Friday, July 19, 2013

I haven't had major success as losing weight on this site. I've been here on and off for 4 years and weight 20 lbs more than when I joined the first time in 2009. The most weight I have lost during my many, many, MANY attempts is 11 pounds.

However, since joining the site, I have naturally been more calorie conscious.

Ways that I have cut calories:

+Drink water instead of soda when going out to eat.

+ Keep packets of crystal lite peach tea mix for water bottles at work. This will keep me from getting a soda out of the vending machine.

+ As soon as a restaurant meal arrives, cut and portion half of it and put it on a separate plate. Then, ask the waiter to throw it away the next time they come by. I have found that when I box it up at the beginning of the meal, I dig into it when my plate is empty. Plus, I'd rather not even take the high calorie food home for temptation. It's easier just to toss it and get over the waste factor.

+ Measure and weigh portions with a food scale.

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RUNNERRACHEL 7/19/2013 11:25PM

    Those are good changes. Stick with it, keep the habits you've changed and look for more ways to tweak what you currently do. As you master one habit, work on building the next. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AWOLF24 7/19/2013 10:20AM

    EXCELLENT strategies!!!!!!!!!!!

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MELODYTARYN 7/19/2013 7:22AM

    I love the challenges but really love these assignments before the challenge. Are they particular assignments for this particular challenge you are about to do?

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EMMACORY 7/19/2013 12:30AM

    You have listed great habits. Have you been able to figure out why you are not losing weight? Are you tracking? Hope you are able to find the equation that works for you. emoticon

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ZRIE014 7/19/2013 12:29AM

  you know what you want and where you want to go. so start working toward it. i gave up sodas 6 yrs ago at easter and have not had one since and do not miss them at all. it took 3 to 6 months to totally get away from them and glad that i did.

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