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2/17/09 4:25 P

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Your welcome.

As long as you are losing, you are doing fine.



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2/17/09 2:41 P

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Using the SP meal plans has really helped. I don't drink that much caffeine - no coffee, one cup of tea in the morning, and have pretty much cut out sodas. What SP has helped me with - portion control (which in turn has helpe with caloric intake and portions). Their meal plans have the foods that fill me up as well as cut down on the portions. On weekends, I do stray away from their meal plans - for various reasons - and that's what can get me in trouble. However, overall, I am dropping the pounds. My husband and stepdaughter are using SP as well, so that has definitely helped. Once again, thanks for the tips and support.

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2/17/09 1:57 P

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Yes, losing is never easy. And may take longer than you want. I found that limiting or removing caffeine from my diet I will not retain as much water. If you can, stay away from caffeine for two weeks and see what happens. Also drinking plenty of water helps you to lose water.

I lost 70lbs, but gained back 20. So I am back to counting calories again just so I don't go back to my old weight. Limiting refined sugar and flour also helps. Fruits and Veggies are also more filling.

I got my wife to go on SP also. In dieting together I have lost 7 lbs.

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2/17/09 1:36 P

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Thanks for the tips. I have been very good about logging everything, even on the weekends. It seems like even with one bad day, it takes me two days to get back where I was. I have noticed a huge correlation between the days I consume more sodium than what I should and weight gain (I know it's only water weight gain). I think I need to be a bit more diligent about asking for substitutions. However, I do enjoy the occassional fries or hashbrowns with the meal. Overall, I am loosing the pounds - it's just taking longer the older I get.

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2/17/09 12:08 P

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Here is what you have to do on weekends.

Don't worry about exercize. Log everything you eat. If you go over, look at what made you go over. The important thing to do is log, log, log. Then log some more.

Applebees is a great restaurant that has low calorie meals. When eating out, get vegetables instead of potatoes or bread.

For breakfast most restaurants will sub fruit for hash browns and egg beaters for eggs in you omlette.



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2/17/09 10:17 A

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I allow myself one splurge day a week- Saturday. I eat anything I want on that day.

**LINDA**

Weight loss is accomplished with the mind.


A person who wants something WILL find a way....a person who doesn't will find an excuse.

Which do you prefer?
The pain of self discipline?....or...the pain of self regret?






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2/16/09 2:49 P

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During the week, I typically do really well - drinking plenty of water, eating good, getting a bit of excercise. but, it seems like once the weekend rolls around, everything goes down hill. I don't seem to eat as good (my husband and two boys enjoy going out to eat), I don't seem to drink as much water, and am typically busy running errands, etc., and don't get the excercise like I should. Does anyone else go through this and does anyone have any ideas on get through the weekends eating healthier and doing the "right things"?

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