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5/7/12 12:50 A

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I don't go out that much and I actually do eat well most of the time on my own, so restaurant meals are not much of a problem. I'm used to not eating the whole portion, unless I'm hungry enough for it, though I rarely am. I prefer not to be really full anymore. The thing that doesn't work well is when I get spur of the moment invitations and I've already eaten. I'm getting better about not feeling bad when I say No in those situations, though I like to have company, since I eat alone a lot. But it's not worth it to go and overeat. emoticon

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5/6/12 11:13 P

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I have the same problem on the weekends also. Most of my friends want to go out to eat on the weekend, and although I have the best intentions of sticking to a plan, I get tempted. Its getting to the point where I don't want to go out to eat anymore emoticon

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5/6/12 8:06 A

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When I'm involved in either specific tasks or in having fun, I do fine. I will work more on fun when this school year is over. No sure how to deal with tasks as I dislike so many things I need to do in my spare time. I know the eating is a lot of avoidance. I haven't found a solution. But given how many changes I've made and how good I feel most of my week is, I consider this area a final tweak. emoticon

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MRBCOWS Posts: 12
5/6/12 5:04 A

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I struggle with weekends as well. It seems I am ok when I ware up but as soon as I put food in my mouth all bets are ofF! Then I get upset and beat myself senseless with guilt.Stop the madness!

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NHOLT06's Photo NHOLT06 Posts: 23
5/5/12 11:24 P

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I seem to do well during the week except at my new job they have pop and have baskets of candy for the customers that come in. I have never been very good with temptation and have a very bad sweet tooth. Since I have been there for about two months now I think I have done pretty good with turning to water and only having a pepsi at lunch and maybe a bite size candy bar once to two times a week. I know this is not where I want to be but thought I have been doing a good job taking little steps. During the week I eat healthier and try to work out then once the weekend comes I go right back to eating pretty much everything in site. I don't know if there is any advice to stop a sweet tooth or other ways to stop eating so much junk food? If anyone has any advice that they would like to share on stopping the cravings and temtations I would appreciate it!

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5/5/12 1:40 P

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I don't eat enough on the weekends. I usually have a cup of coffee or tea for breakfast and then may not eat anything until around two o'clock. I usually have to work 6p -10p and end up eating late, which is not good either. I'm busy on the weekend but I hardly ever get any exact exercise program done. I'm trying to do better. I need to make a schedule of some sort. Any suggestions?

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5/5/12 11:52 A

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Lots of good suggestions shared here!

This gal finds keeping to a schedule as to meals & snacks is the trick to staying within my program limits every day – not just weekends. Also, spending time with my beloved MrV & our friends limits my opportunities to dwell on food - especially during the more relaxed routine that the weekends bring.

May the good Lord bless us all with an overwhelming desire & push for success over the weekends!

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5/5/12 6:41 A

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I definitely struggle with staying on the right track on weekends! I'm constantly looking for new strategies and ways to stay focused on my goals. What I've found helpful is planning ahead and scheduling in some treats. I also try to come up with other things to do than going out to eat or going to the movies or watching TV. Doing those things make me crave unhealthy snacks. But if I go for a walk or go hiking or something else active, I'm more likely to stay on track. But I'm definitely a work in progress and I still find it challenging to keep the week's momentum going even on the weekends.

Good luck!

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4/23/12 10:08 A

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Continue logging. Keep busy (yes!). Get out of the kitchen. Extend your time exercising because YES you do have more time on the weekend. Sit away from the food table if you go to someone's house. Only eat when you feel hungry and make good choices. Weekends seem to drag by and it's always time to eat - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner - UGH.

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4/23/12 8:14 A

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Weekends are hard for me too, but what helps me is to plan my meals in advance and to keep busy. I like to keep my mind as busy on the weekends as I would be during the work week to keep my mind off of snacking and eating things I wouldn't think of eating during the week.

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4/21/12 8:54 P

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same here, I have been trying to fill time up with activities and make sure I get out doors for a few hours. I have been not to keep a lot of junk food in the house. I also keep reminding myself how my stomach always feel after certain foods.

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4/20/12 11:40 P

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I plan ahead too...If I know where we're going before hand, Icheck the menu on-line so I can make good choices....

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4/20/12 9:24 P

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When eating out or on a date or with friends you can check online for healthy selections such as a char broiled chicken salad, etc. You can make wise choises and benefit as well. Good luck



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4/20/12 5:25 P

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I find that starting off well, like having breakfast according to the plan sets me up well. Also I factor in a lot of exercise. This helps me not to over eat and if I do it burns some of the calories of it!!

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MARTY19's Photo MARTY19 Posts: 53,177
4/20/12 2:46 P

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I plan my meals and snacks. It is tough for me too.

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4/20/12 2:00 P

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I have found that work days are easier because there is a routine and you can't just hit the pantry or the fridge. I only work three days a week (12 hour days) so I found I had to create a different routine for the other days. It's much easier as long as I keep my "off day" schedule

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4/20/12 1:03 P

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I have the same problem. I need to be more dedicated to my hobies on the weeked. Sometime I get sucked into a book and forget about everything else. I also have a load of crocheting projects in progress or in queue. Keeping my hands busy is important in keeping away from eating out of boredem.

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4/20/12 12:01 P

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One idea is to allow yourself one meal during the weekend to have what you want... Another idea is to make your workouts longer, since you usually have more time, and try to make good eating choices.

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4/20/12 12:00 P

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It helps me to plan lots of activities. While during the week, I am "stuck" in one place, and have to try really hard not to think of food, during the weekend I can dive into hiking, sewing, traveling, whatever is really fun, and it helps me to not thing about food. Bonus if it's something that burns calories;)

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4/20/12 11:55 A

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Weekends are usually a time of weakness for me. Does anyone else struggle with this? Any survival tips and strategies?

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