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5/12/10 12:07 P

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CONGRATS!

When you are away from home, you cannot eat exactly on plan, and what you did apparently worked.

This lifestyle change shouldn't be a HUGE burden once you are used to it. It should be a habit, and way of life. You can't do that if you don't have some "bad" things every once in a while.

Jennifer

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GWHAYDUKE Posts: 3
5/12/10 10:03 A

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Good news - I did pretty good with my portion control. I actually managed to lose 5 lbs this week even with the trip and NO exercise. Not too bad! I'm going to start exercising this week - so I might be able to get another 5lbs by next week!

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5/8/10 8:17 P

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My company has a wellness program that is headed up by a very motivational speaker who came to our location and talked to us about this very thing.

There will be times when it is inconvenient, or impossible to cater your meals to your plan. In these cases, he recommended the following...

If you're going to make the decision to eat something that you know is not part of your plan, then make a 'better' bad decision.

Like it was mentioned before.. grilled vs. fried, veggies instead of fries, etc... and water water water!

Enjoy your trip!


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5/7/10 10:04 P

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It's good to go in thinking that you'll eat the "good stuff". Grilled vs fried, veggies instead of junk food. But forgive yourself if you slide a little.
Good luck!

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5/7/10 2:48 P

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I went out of town to visit family last weekend, so luckily, most of my meals were at my brother's house, and since they have two growing boys with a grandmother and an aunt with compulsive overeating issues, they are very careful with what they feed my nephews. So basically, what I did was stick to the half/quarter/quarter rule: half of my plate was vegetables, a quarter was protein and a quarter was a starch/bread/grain dish. When we went out to eat, I tried to pick the healthiest thing on the menu that I'd like, and had a little chocolate pudding (2 tbsp) with some berries and a dollop of Reddi-whip.

With all the cardio and weight training I normally do, I still lost 2 pounds that week. :)

Good luck!

Jane

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5/7/10 2:27 P

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You have to do what feels right to you. If you are going to be walking more then sure eat a little more as long as you feel ok with that. If you have to rationalize what you do so that you don't feel guilty then you probably shouldn't do it. If you make your decision, don't regret your decision, and can live with your decision then go for it.

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GWHAYDUKE Posts: 3
5/7/10 10:40 A

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Rather than driving myself insane trying to eat while out of town, I thought I would give myself a little break, not worry about WHAT I eat, just how much. That way I can enjoy myself without overtly stressing on what goes into my mouth. I'll eat well if I can - salad, grilled stuff, sharing a meal, etc., but to me this is a sensible way to handle this. Anyone agree or am I slipping? emoticon

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