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4/14/09 2:36 P

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And this, dear friends, is why I don't worry about gaining my weight back.

Last night, I had enough calories left to have a Drumstick. I know you all know what I am talking about. The ice cream cone with the peanut covering and the chocolate coated cone.

And I LOVED it. This is about balance. NOT DEPRAVATION! Don't do anything to lose the weight you can't do forever because it is A LIFESTYLE.

Jennifer

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4/13/09 7:01 A

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Waiting is the hard part! And only having 1 is the harder part! I've gotten so that I will suck on a piece of hard candy when I need something sweet. Butterscotch candy is great for that.

Success is just around the corner for the person who refuses to quit.

Everything is permissible - but not everything is beneficial (1 Corinthians 10:23)
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4/12/09 11:02 P

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You're welcome. So true, Jennifer. One has to know their limitations. One also has to be (or become) responsible as well. Now if you know you can't handle just having a slice of cake(instead of half of it), then don't even indulge but if you've come to the point to where you can have that slice, then by all means have that small slice and feel good about it. It's really all about learning to have balance. I mean we know where our bad habits got us (which is why we're here) so it's totally up to us to turn them around. And one thing we have to do is rid ourselves of old behaviors After all, this is part of becoming a "new" us right?? emoticon

Philippians 4:13: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me :)!"


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4/12/09 10:35 P

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I am learning. I don't keep much around, and what I do I try to limit to small portions. It takes persistance and time to teach yourself something new, but you can do it. I totally agree, when I deprive myself I do well for awhile, then totally bomb. I don't play that way anymore. Thanks for the reminder.

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4/12/09 9:46 P

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This is my biggest issue...I either completely deprive myself of what I really want or I totally binge. I have never been able to find and stick with that reasonable middle ground.

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4/12/09 7:38 P

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My daily indulgence is the dole pineapple and parfait cup - it's sweet and perfect!

~Ada~
I will remember to use the scale for measuring my weight not my worth

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great makes you become great." Mark Twain



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4/12/09 7:15 P

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How often should you enjoy a treat when youíre trying to lose weight? Every day! Indulging is an important part of a balanced weight-loss plan. If you stop eating yummy things, you set yourself up for binging. So donít try to satisfy your sweet tooth with carrot sticks when what you really want is a brownie. I say itís OK to have some of the most craved foods from chocolate to ice cream to gingersnaps. As long as you limit yourself to a small serving, you can eat any treat you crave and still stay healthy and lose weight. Most of my clients save their treat for after dinner, which is a good idea for two reasons. First, waiting teaches you self-discipline without requiring self-deprivation. And second, pushing your treat to the end of the day puts you at less of a risk of indulging twice. Itís delayed gratification thatís worth the wait.

Philippians 4:13: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me :)!"


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