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don't worry about messing up. if you forget something reread the area you need to.

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it you can become it
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2/4/14 6:39 P

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Love the program. Just read it and have been doing what I need to do for 2 days now. A bit afraid I will forget something and mess things up...
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yes that has happened to me. couple things come to mind--first sometimes we all need a break -- losing weight is definitely a struggle and needs motivation and disciline. some times we just need to take a break. I find writing about my struggles helpful--perhpas you can write about it and try to figure out why you are not motivated.

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it you can become it
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Well, teamies... I'm kinda dead in the water. Not gaining, not losing, not motivated.

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off to swim, then work

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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yjnana returning members don't have to weight. thank God. But this required for all newbies and those who are in training for the upcoming round 23. We are doing a multi- team challenge on our team.. The Scarletts, Azures are pairing up with the Rocking Rose Rangers (now Sunset Stingrays.) We are going to camp.

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THERE IS NO TEMPTATION TAKEN YOU BUT SUCH AS IS COMMON TO MAN; BUT GOD IS FAITHFUL, WHO WILL NOT SUFFER YOU TO BE TEMPTED ABOVE THAT YOU ARE ABLE BUT WILL WITH TEMPTATION ALSO MAKE A WAY OF ESCAPE THAT YOU MAY BE ABLE TO BEAR IT.

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Just saw your post
OK
Thanks for letting me know.

There are a few of us on the Biggest Loser Challenge
so if you follow along with us on here, hopefully we can encourage tracking and logging exercise AND posting at least 3 times a week.

We have weigh in Every Wednesday.
and Today is that day.
So go to your START page and hit weight and put in you numbers.
it will start a graph to show you your successes.
Consider yourself IN a Challenge with US
ok?????

WI, is Weigh in
today my loss was 1 LB
to me that's hugh :) I like ounces too :)



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YJNANA I have asked all friends and others who I know are struggling etc. they are not on the list. It is too late. I told all those on my teams but they miss the boat. If they join they wil lbe placed on a waiting list for round 24 too bad...I told you .......... I think they are at capacity near or at 624 members.

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THERE IS NO TEMPTATION TAKEN YOU BUT SUCH AS IS COMMON TO MAN; BUT GOD IS FAITHFUL, WHO WILL NOT SUFFER YOU TO BE TEMPTED ABOVE THAT YOU ARE ABLE BUT WILL WITH TEMPTATION ALSO MAKE A WAY OF ESCAPE THAT YOU MAY BE ABLE TO BEAR IT.

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PAT, Thank you will put the message on here :)

GWYNLEE
that's a Smart Start. It makes it doable :)

for the newbies....

DID you join the Biggest Loser Challenge??
it might not be too late?
its 12 weeks long
starts 9/25
its like having Several Coaches on a Team :)
Some of us had a training session. But that is new and great way to get comfortable with starting, but if your focus is on just starting with the Rules its not hard.
I have already lost since signing up

IF...........your ready to jump in with Both Feet????
here is a Team Leader that can answer your questions IF she can get you on a TEAM
FITLIKENIC
you can Sparkmail her
and ask her
If not they will have a BLC 24 but that's probably Jan.2014

Be sure your Tracking your daily Calories its a great tool and a guide to where your off, if eating to much of something.





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Yes it takes 28 days to change a habit. i am going to suggest breaking it in to mini goals--like losing 5 pounds at a time

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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jynana the challenges end this evening. Ho ever is going to join better run and do it or you will placed on a waiting list until round 24....ewww

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THERE IS NO TEMPTATION TAKEN YOU BUT SUCH AS IS COMMON TO MAN; BUT GOD IS FAITHFUL, WHO WILL NOT SUFFER YOU TO BE TEMPTED ABOVE THAT YOU ARE ABLE BUT WILL WITH TEMPTATION ALSO MAKE A WAY OF ESCAPE THAT YOU MAY BE ABLE TO BEAR IT.

I COR 10:13


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Thanks, guys. 28 days, ay? I suppose after 30 years of shovelling food in my gob, 28 days isn't such a long time! I'm going to try sipping water between bites, that's a great idea!

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Hi Rainbow

one TIP that did work for me to SLOW down
was take a sip of water between bites, tiny sip.
and be sure its tap water tempt, Not ICEd
Ice water Slows the digestive juices down
(they say)
at my age I need all the help I can get with digesting
so now I order water at a restaurant Without Ice.
I need to drink it after my meal, I think.

DID you join the Biggest Loser Challenge??
it might not be too late?
its 12 weeks long
starts 9/25
its like having Several Coaches on a Team :)



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Hi Rainbow. You might have to eat by yourself (I get distracted). You could also set a timer. Do you make yourself set your fork down after every bite?

It is not easy. We've been inhaling our food for a long time and it is a habit. I read somewhere that it takes 28 days to break a habit. I have not idea if this is true and don't want to debate but the point is that for me, I have to keep doing the correct behavior. Make myself. takes along time and lot of ATTENTION to break a habit

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Hi there everyone, I'm a newbie. I'm really struggling to get started. I am looking for a diet buddy, and I'm trying to eat consciously. This is something I am really struggling with. I start well, then after a few bites I seem to forget then before I know it, i'm all finished eating and didn't pay attention at all. Anyone have any tips for me? Or maybe just some encouragement? I've been dieting alone for so long (and getting nowhere, obviously), it's so hard.

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you are welcome

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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look around yard sales in your area. Also look at places like Goodwill--they often times have good quality kitchen stuff at good prices

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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Wish she could find a good jucier for reasonable price.
I will ask around.
some people buy and don't use.
Thanks for your input :)

Long day, and did ok on eating, I may have under estimated my salad at Hop Jacks, but will try and find a restaurant equivalent. see what they say.
It was Grilled Chicken, Not fried
and I got regular size, and not Full
so its probably like applebees 1/2 size salad
very tasty.

Long day, ready to hit the hay.
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Yjnana my tooth is healing up nicely. Thanks for asking. emoticon My juicer was given to my by mother. She brought it at a church yard sale. It is a Hamilton Beach model. Those thing are expensive and you can end up spending a lot of monies buying them. My mother said she brought a Nijia juicer for $36.00 at wally world at a thanksgiving sale. Tell your friend to choose carefully...........................

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Pat
what juicer do you use?
a friend is looking to buy one

How is your tooth now??

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i guess i wouldhave to agree with you - makes sense

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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For me a reasonable diet is one that is more of a lifestyle and I can follow it long after I've lost weight. I have several that fall into that category.
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to me a reasonable diet helps you lose while teaching you to eat well balanced. to me that is WW

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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I need help picking "two reasonable diets" for Day Two of the Beck Diet Solution. Can anyone share experience with reasonable diets? (For me that has been an oxymoron so I could use some help.)

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Great tip about eat your meal before the restaurant and have a small salad when you arrive. Restaurants are real traps for me!

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who me LOL? I just am learning that it is ok to be a little hungry. First I could not to this because of one of my diabetic medication would make my blood sugars drop If I did not eat.. Since I am able to be off the one that made my blood sugars drop I can play around with being hungry or at least not have to eat around the clock.I try to eat oatmeal 3 times a week. The Emotional part is on going. I am juicing veggies and use them some times when I think I need a snack or eat fruit I also load up on water. I am currently calorie cycling. I am sort of side lines for now because I am still healing from my tooth being pulled.

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got it. Perhaps you can be a good influence on me :)

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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LOL there are here. I've been doing well had not needed so much coaching...for now who knows about later.

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THERE IS NO TEMPTATION TAKEN YOU BUT SUCH AS IS COMMON TO MAN; BUT GOD IS FAITHFUL, WHO WILL NOT SUFFER YOU TO BE TEMPTED ABOVE THAT YOU ARE ABLE BUT WILL WITH TEMPTATION ALSO MAKE A WAY OF ESCAPE THAT YOU MAY BE ABLE TO BEAR IT.

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where is everyone?

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it you can become it
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i am up 1.60 this week -- my weight is always about 1 week behind my food -- so that means this gain is from the weekend I went to two picnics -- one on Friday night and the other on Sunday afternoon. and it didn't help that when my hubbie and I went to the movies I had both popcorn and M&M's.

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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The tortillas I have had are very plain - like a flour tortilla, nothing mixed in.

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the fiber one bars I have are only 90 calories a bar. not a lot. and only 2 WW points

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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the only way I ever meet the goal (isn't it 35 grams?) is to eat dried beans or lentils.

There is fiber one cereal which is 12 grams, I think. But, I cannot eat it as cereal. Sprinkled on yogurt is ok (greek yogurt, tons of protein). Even stirred into oatmeal. My husband swears by Kashi cereal & also eats their bars.

There are some surprising fruits as far as fiber. Raspberries and pears.

And, there are some drinks powders that have fiber in them. I think one is made by special k. But, the ingredients might scare you.

“To lengthen thy Life, lessen thy meals.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” ~ Hippocrates


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I have eaten the bars too, but then some are high in Calories too.
Unless I use it as a meal replacement.
When I look at my nutrition on Sparks, I am always under my fiber AND protein.
I will look for those Tortilla wraps. They had one that was high, but it had like herbs in it and just didn't appeal to me.
Not by Mission.
OH... think it was called Flat Bread wraps?

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yes I eat the Fiber 1 bars -- some how I am able to eat only one of them a day :) I get a lot of my fiber via fruits and veggies -- broccoli, apples, carrots,

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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I have recently added the "bars" from various companies. I know Gwyn also likes to eat a fiberr bar. My only problem is, I think for me, it is too much like a "cookie" and it seems to be messing with my not eating sweets. I'm usually good about that, where for me, eating none is better than moderation, but with the bars, I "feel" like I am back on sweets. So when these run out, I'm not sure what I will do.

Another thing that can be tasty and a little bit sweet would be high fiber cereals. I like to eat those for snacks. But it is important to measure them.

Of course fruits, veggies, whole grains are the "right" answer! If I think of any others, I'll let you know.

Oh yeah, I haven't had them for a while, but one of the tortilla brands, I think Mission, makes a high fiber tortilla wrap.

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Ok...problem solving. How do YOU get enough fiber every day???????? emoticon
besides Metamucil or ? other things.
just curious.


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Where I work we have potlucks around holidays. "Holidays" is pretty loosely defined so we have 6-8 of these every year. There is a lot of bad food (actually really yummy but not such a good choice kind of food). In the past I eat with the group but I try to bring something healthy. I think there are a lot of people who really appreciate that there is something smart on the table. They may load up on junk & have some veggies or fruit or whatever. There are a lot more folks concerned about their diets than just us.

Also, really helps me at social events to remind my self WHY I'm going. I'm going to see my friends, meet some new people. Not pig out on chocolate cake or whatever. I tell myself that in 3 years I won't remember WHAT I ate at any party...but I may be meeting someone that I met that night for coffee (new friendship) or still friends with someone else.

Anyway, I don't really go to that many parties or eat out that often so I have it pretty easy.

I am probably going to the fair again in the next day or so. I did see some fish tacos that looked like a smart choice and yummy so that's what I'm going for if I end up there. That and a lot of walking should not put be behind.

happy friday, all!


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yes I eat before I go to event -- then i am not tempted

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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That's Smart, some people have triggers and its to hard to avoid these foods, if you can't limit how many we eat.
Best to have it far away and the Office is a good place. Providing its not on your desk :)


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No one else brought healthy snacks that I remember. The chocolate rice cakes are really good! I can't stay away from them, so I don't buy them. But, if I ever find myself in that position again, I would buy some just to eat there. We had a room where we had our breaks and so I just kept them there. They were not kept in my office because I like them too much. On our breaks I would limit myself to 1 or 2.
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Chocolate Rice cakes????????????
oh my.... I am looking for those.
You proved them wrong you lost :)
did anyone else ever bring in Healthy snacks?


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I eat on a schedule. So, if it's not in the schedule, then I don't feel the need to eat something in front of me. Right now, my schedule includes no carb foods after 2:00. So, if the meeting is in the afternoon, I just remind myself that it's too late. You might want to take something to share or take something for yourself to munch on while everyone eats the goodies. I had a position where they had mandatory mid morning and mid afternoon staff breaks. There were always lots of goodies. I had a bag of chocolate rice cakes and would eat one or two at break-time as my treat. They were there for anyone else to have if they wanted to, but instead I got teased a lot. I lost weight and was told no one ever loses weight working there.
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I just read in a Fitness or WW mag.
eat your meal before you go meet friends at a restaurant, where you feel the calories will be too high. Order a cup of soup or small garden salad. You will be eating with them but not all the calories they are :)
so you don't miss out.


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have a bite to eat before I go -- most places also have lots of fruits and veggies these days--so fill up on those. Also if they serve a broth based soup have that

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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Another one is to chew gum. Sometimes I will bring a bunch of gum to share!

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I was told to sit as far from the food as possible, and to take up a conversation with someone to distract t my thoughts.
Its worked for me.
another is to always have a Snack in your purse that you Can eat.



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just had a big read thru these posts to give myself something of a Beck boost. I've read both books and am getting sort of bored with them tho I do believe that this is one of the best programs available. It's just that it has become routine and so I just go ya ya in my head and do not really keep myself under control. We have a group that meets once/wk and that contact and support is great. Right now we are reading a Geneen Roth book and it is a good addition to the Beck info. I also got a FitBit and that is a concrete way to track my activity.
Question for me at the moment: does anyone have the ability to consistently just say no when temptation is in front of you? I am TERRIBLE when hosts put out the chips, or goodies are on the table at a meeting, etc. I am pretty good at home on my own and have definitely improved on not bringing junk into the house but when other people put it in front of my nose, I cannot resist. Thoughts?

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correct.. Monday - Friday I can not track on line as our computers are blocked at work for "non work relatred" work sites. so i use paper and pencin.

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yes, we need to find what feels ok to us. there is no one rule for how to do this!

For me, I like tracking all of it. It gives me a sense of what is going on, and I am a very mathematical person.

But I know that Gwynnie does not have an easy way to track during the day, and so much of her eating is just fine. Right Gwyn? So the only think of interest is the eating that falls outside of the norm.
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Judi, that is probably really good advice to concentrate on the out of control eating and not every thing you've eaten. Otherwise, you start to feel about eating and you gotta eat, right. And, I believe that it should, at least some times, be enjoyable.

“To lengthen thy Life, lessen thy meals.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” ~ Hippocrates


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I'm glad to be here for you. You've helped me before too! We are all just doing our best, right?
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good ideas -- i'll put them to use

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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Tighten up your tracking for just a few days to see if any estimating is slipping.

Write a note to yourself about any food that is "off plan". So don't spend a lot of time worrying about the details of the food that is your normal eating. But if you stray, pay attention to what is going on and how much extra eating there has been.

If the eating is really not so bad at all, then try not to focus on the scale and just wait for it to turn back around.

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okay -- any suggestions as to how i turn this around?

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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Try not to get discouraged.

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okay this is the third week in a row i am up -- a total of 2 pounds. I need help staying on track. suggestions

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Thanks Heidi, yes I freeze them in portions for me to share with DH. I have been eating a lot of salads lately, so it is time for me to use up the last of the frozen stir fry veggies and make my next batch!

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coming late to the party here....

VEGGIES: JUDI your trick of sauteeing up some veggies and ... was it freezing them?... anyway making a big batch on the weekend to eat through the week. That really works for me.

Also, frozen vegetables are very healthy, less prone to problems than the bags of greens etc. Often when I'm making up a lunch and don't have any vegetables made up, I add some frozen peas or something. They usually defrost by the time I'm actually eating at work, and the microwave heating will do it, if not.


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hello everyone. i am realizing that i am not focusing on the # on the scale for as long. i only weigh myself once a month and it is a momentary irritation. other than that, i do believe i am focusing on planning my food and getting more active.

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Good morning ladies.

Leia, I hear what you're saying about the challenge of sticking to your program especially when the number on the scale is going down slowly. I have a doctor's appointment in October and the doctor wants me to lose weight. I asked him "how much?". Lol, he said "as much as possible?". Lol, so for the last two weeks I had the mindset that I had to hurry and started depriving myself. Well, it back fired. Yesterday I reminded myself to plan ahead and planned my day around a favorite dinner. It worked well. I didn't feel deprived. I stayed within my calorie range. And, I'm motivated to stay on track today.

Congratulations for giving yourself credit for all that you are doing right and thank you for sharing the self coaching talk. WTG, Leia!

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veggie chopping is work I do not mind cleaning the processor. I quick rinse and you done. emoticon

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My big challenge is continuing to stick to my program even when the scale is slow as molasses! I am trying to focus on health for the long run, and try to notice and give myself credit for staying within my calorie range and practicing yoga and walking...even doing everything right, I am averaging about 2 pounds weight loss a month! I know that is a half a pound a week and we are supposed to celebrate each half pound loss...okay if I lose half a pound a week, that is 26 pounds a year and if I go back to old habits, I would probably gain...(I think I just coached myself!) I have a dr. appt to get my thyroid checked in October. I am the only member of my family not yet taking them! Last year I tested subclinical and decided to wait before taking the meds.

I hear what everyone is saying about taking the time to prepare foods. Sometimes when I get home from work, the last thing I feel like doing is making a big production. I do notice though that when I take the time to make and eat a healthy dinner, I am less likely to want to snack. I use my response cards alot at night!

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I wouldn't bother with the food processor. It is a pain to clean it afterward.

I do like the ones that are clean and ready, but even then, I don't always get cooking!

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wow I thought I was the only one on a veggie strike. I try and by the already bagged version but every time you turn around there is a recall on something. I hate cut them up. maybe I can invest in a food processor instead of using a knife and cutting board...who knows?

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I have been skimping on the veggies because they take more work, and I do feel like I am paying the price because my meal is not as full as I could make it by adding the veggies.

I have been reading posts and responding and putting all of these thoughts into the back of my mind. I have some introspection ahead in the next couple of weeks, so I hope I will find my way back to doing better!

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Hi Judi, I hear you. I resisted eating after dinner a few nights ago and it was so painful. The next time I just didn't want to put myself through it. I like the suggestion of planning my meals around a favorite meal or food which takes planning. Enjoying a good meal is so important to me. I'm no longer willing to feel deprived.

As far as adding more food, I'm experimenting with adding more salads and vegetables to my meals. Sometimes I'm just too lazy to make a production out of a meal, but need to because I feel deprived when the meal is not satisfying. Oh, well.

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I have been struggling too. I have not been "tolerating" feeling hungry and I just add more food instead of resisting. I have to get back to the basics.

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Leiafruma, thank you for post. I needed to hear what you said. I have been stuck and unable to stick to any plan because I have been feeling deprived. I was trying too hard to stay at the lower end of my calorie range and it back fired.



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thank you, leiafruma. your info helps a lot.

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I read the Beck Diet Book for Life and the Beck Diet Solution Book. I like the BDFL book. I don't use the meal plan, I use spark to log what I eat and try to eat mostly healthy whole foods. When I am craving something, I plan for it, and enjoy it. I don't have any forbidden foods because that just doesn't work for me. That said, The Beck Book says to plan for your favorite foods so that you don't feel deprived. She suggests working in a 100-200 calorie treat each day or adjusting your other meals to accommodate a restaurant meal. The goal is to stay within your desired calorie allotment (if you are counting calories). The key in the plan is to plan in advance and stick to your plan. Maybe you can incorporate the occasional convenience or fast food this way? Most fast food and convenience foods are higher in fat, cholesterol, and sodium, so limiting them may not be such a bad idea.

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anyone using the beck diet for life book from 2008? is it better, worse, or the same as the 2007 book? i thought that having a list of foods would be better for me. i need opinions. right now, i am trying to follow the SP low cholesterol meal plan. don't like the fact that there is very little convenience food, and no fast food/restaurant options being listed.

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You are making sense. I don't think anyone wants to be dependent on others. And you should be allowed to decide for yourself how much of your inner thoughts you want to share with the helpers. I am sorry you are going through this.

I do not have my own experience with this, but I have been thinking about something recently that has a hint of the same thing you are talking about. My father died earlier this year, and my mom is alone now. She is doing very well. But at the age of 85, she knows that she is not necessarily going to be fine for the rest of her life, so she is starting to think about moving to a place that has care available. When we visited, I could see how exhausting this is for her because she has to look ahead to when she is dependent on people, mainly "strangers" for the things she might need. I had not thought about how that would feel. I am trying to be sensitive about it.

Anyway, I am sending you good thoughts.

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