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10/1/08 9:19 A

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-I exercise most days of the week.
-I watch my portions.
-On super-hungry days, I make the effort to dive into a stash of healthy foods (grapes, not M&Ms) first. But I do still have M&Ms, just fewer!
-I don't say "I can't eat that!" to anything but I no longer think that it ought to be a part of my daily food (with the exception of Dove Promises!).

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9/29/08 9:21 A

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Me too!

"Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food."

Romans 14:20a (NIV)







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9/29/08 12:07 A

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I swear, I live for my kettle corn! I even pop some ahead of time if we are taking a road trip and bring some unpopped along too. It has really helped me with this weight loss journey.

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MOMMYFITNESS's Photo MOMMYFITNESS Posts: 12,317
9/28/08 11:00 P

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OMG, I eat kettle corn everyday too! Yummy!

"Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food."

Romans 14:20a (NIV)







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JERI1952's Photo JERI1952 Posts: 374
9/28/08 10:57 P

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I treat myself everyday. After I work out, I treat myself with a bag of kettle corn microwave popcorn. The whole bag isn't more than 100 calories and I am not talking about the 100 cal bags. Regular bags which have a lot more, are about the same caloric content. It's sweet and filling.

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9/28/08 10:49 A

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Listen to what my body is saying

pay attention to what it is doing

Be grateful for all of the wonder around me

Total amazement at my bones. I really like my bones, and I don't want them to go away.

"Motivation is not something you find or lose, have or don't have. It is the product of how you see yourself in the world: active or passive, effective or ineffective, powerful or victimized, normal or pathological."
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9/27/08 11:12 P

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-Now my exercise is on a high plan, I can eat anything in moderation and keep my weight stable.
-Have a very pshycial job so if I feel hunger at anytime, I am actually hungry.
-I eat more now than I did when over weight, it burns off easier even if I have my goodies..
-I have a few foods that react against each other in a postive way and on my heavy days I use them for a slower burn of carbs..

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LYNNWAT's Photo LYNNWAT Posts: 4,545
9/27/08 9:11 P

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1. I never deprive myself of anything, I just eat it in moderation.

2. I have dessert every day.

3. When I think I'm hungry I drink water and it works most times.

4. I am consistent with my exercise which is so important in being able to eat enough calories to satisfy my hunger

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Achieved Goal Weight: 140 on 11/29/07

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9/27/08 7:01 P

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I didn't cut out anything, I just controlled the portions better. I eat a lot of salads, I make a salad supper at the very least 3 nights a week. I don't crave anything because I let myself have what I want, just in moderation.



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9/27/08 4:37 P

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1. I eat five times a day and if I feel like a bit of chocolate, it becomes one of my snack times and I have a piece that is in tune with my calorie intake for the day.
2. I drink black tea or water a lot.
3. I exercise most days for between 30 - 75 minutes depending on whether it is a strength day or not.
4. I check the scales at least once a week.

Sandy



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9/27/08 3:40 P

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I have pretty much cut out sweets. I will splurge on occasion. I run almost everyday. When I feel fat I wear jeans because it keeps me from eating too much. I drink 9 to 16 glasses of water a day.

My biggest secret is probably eating 5 to 8 times a day to keep my metabolism up.

"Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food."

Romans 14:20a (NIV)







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9/27/08 3:28 P

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I still think I must be dreaming...but ever since I reached my goal, I've kept the same schedule for cardio and ST...AND I'm able to consume more calories than I did as a heavyweight!!

Of course, I'm still careful, but the secret seems to be in keeping the metabolism in high gear!!

Jude (or Judith or Judy, whatever you like!)

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We're on this earth to give glory to God.

5'4", 75 years old. High weight 161. Reached 125 lb. goal on 7/25/08.
Re-adjusted to 130 2/1/13


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9/27/08 2:20 P

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1. Once I start my workout in the morning I don't want to mess nothing up later. It's like a domino affect for me. It starts everything off and keeps everything going for me.
2. I keep portions down to a minimal. Cut out all sweets. Drink plenty of water before and after eating (That stops the cravings for me)
3. I stop eating after 6 p.m. Before I ate late and didn't care what I ate. Breaking bad habits helps me maintain.



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9/27/08 1:56 P

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I drink water, or I do something that interests me to take my mind off it, Like putting on a CD and dancing (with the blinds closed!!!)


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A*L*P*'s Photo A*L*P* SparkPoints: (70,443)
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9/27/08 1:16 P

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My "little secret" I indulge -- heck yeah I allow myself the treats, but the trick is to do it only in moderation and once in awhile!! I truly think that is what helps me along. I love eating healthy and having a healthy lifestyle, but it is nice to have the little treats once in awhile, too! Instead of the King Size Snickers, a Fun Size does the trick!!

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9/27/08 1:00 P

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For me, I find that a really intense workout on free weights helps. It gives me what I think of as "honest hunger" -- I'm actually hungry, so cravings don't enter my mind. I just want good, nutritious food.

I never have "cravings" in the morning so I have a healthy breakfast, then try to workout in the morning so that that my lunch and afternoon snack are affected by the weight lifting hunger. It REALLY works. I feel like I'm not explaining it at all well, but it does work.

Then , come dinner time, I know that I've been on track with healthy eating and exercise ALL DAY -- it's easier to stay on track when I've already had a good day.

Also, now that I'm working out so much on weights, the truth is I can pretty much eat as much as I want, and my weight stays the same. This is a REAL secret though, don't tell a soul.... I would get kicked off SP emoticon

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9/27/08 12:47 P

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I have a TON of little "secrets" that keep my food cravings at bay, and my weight in check. I want to know everyone else's! I'll start with a few, and then it's your turn!

1. Eat 100% of fiber daily...it keeps things moving!

2. Eat very low calorie snacks all day rather than meals (a bowl of cereal for example, or fruit), so it looks and feels like I'm always eating.

3. Do my hair and makeup, and get dressed up on days that I'm just sooo "hungry" and can't seem to stay away from bagels. Feeling attractive can nip those cravings right in the bud!



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