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11/5/12 11:42 A

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I did the free trial of Spark Coach and loved it!! Once I get things straightened out I'm going to start paying to use it! That was the best week I've had since using SP! Good luck on your journey!

~~**~~Hellen~~**~~


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10/29/12 9:11 A

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Thanks CSZGIRL. I really appreciate your taking the time to comment. I don't know much about the SparkCoach program, but it's certainly worth looking into if it is helpful...
You have some really great ideas to stop the weekend food frenzy before it starts. I'll certainly be keeping these in mind when I make plans for this coming weekend.

"When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place."~ Unknown


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CSZGIRL Posts: 27
10/29/12 7:05 A

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Welcome back - I'm back here after a while away, too! I know exactly what you mean - I work seven days on/seven off, and I always have a *much* harder time staying on plan on my week off. Especially when family together time also usually involves food.

Have you tried the SparkCoach program? You get a week free trial, and the monthly cost is much less than most other plans if you want to continue. It's really helped me - especially the daily visualizations. Also, if you're going to go out to eat, try to find the nutritional information online before you go so you can have a better idea of what's going to be a better choice. If it's treats at home that get you, consider buying healthier alternatives or else spend a little more and get things in that are pre-packaged in individual servings. If you have to reach for a second bag of chips or package of cookies, you may just think about it twice. You also might find that two or three Hershey's kisses give you just as much satisfaction as a whole Hershey's bar.

You might also try to find some weekend activities where food isn't readily available. Go for a walk outside (or at your local mall if the weather's getting bad) or take a book somewhere and sit and read. Go see a movie and skip the concession stand.

MOST importantly of all, DO NOT BEAT YOURSELF UP. We are all far from perfect. And changes are not going to happen overnight. I certainly didn't gain my extra 100+ pounds in a week, I can't expect to be a fitness-and-health guru in a week, either. Celebrate the small victories - post them on here and let us know. One thing I've noticed since getting back is that the words of support and encouragement from the people on here do worlds of good to help me keep going.

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10/29/12 6:42 A

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OK, I've been away from Spark for quite a long time. I finally decided that I needed/wanted to get back to being healthy, so I came back.... Anyway, I was doing really well all last week with making healty food choices. Then came the weekend....and I ate pretty much everything in sight! I don't know what it is, but I have a terrible time keeping things in check on the weekends. I have this 'you-deserve-a-treat-because-it's-the-week
end' mentality that I just can't seem to shake. Does anyone else fall off the wagon on the weekends? Any tips to help get a grip on the weekend free-for-all...?!?! emoticon

"When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place."~ Unknown


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