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7/26/13 10:23 P

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Thanks guys!


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7/23/13 10:54 P

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You can do this!



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7/23/13 11:19 A

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7/23/13 12:55 A

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Thanks everyone! This probably sounds crazy but... Although I have not being eating healthy lately and haven't done so consistently for a long time, I feel like I am on the brink of doing great things. As they say in Alcoholics Anonymous (No I am an not a member) I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.

I KNOW how great I will feel when I begin to eat healthy food consistently and lose some serious weight that would make me lighter on my feet, knees and back. I just don't want to give up the garbage food I love so much, even though it has made me fat and feel physically and emotional like crap. I am like the little kid on the edge of the high dive, ready to jump, but scared at the same time. I know it will be great. I just need to jump in!

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Candy W.

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7/22/13 10:30 A

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Weight Watchers handles this by having floating points (calories) that can be used on any day. So instead of being like 20 points a day (let say 2000 calories a day) you are 18 points a day (1800 calories) and have 14 points free every week (1400 calories).

I like that approach. That way you may go off on a day because hey who doesn't like pizza wings and beer night - but stay on for the week.

Pizza party tonight at my house - twins birthday celebration (actually born on 24th but they got softball practice that night).



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7/22/13 9:22 A

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Find any healthy diet plan that does not allow a 'cheat' day. It's how you define 'cheat day'.
Is it a full day of going off your healthy eating by eating whatever you want?
Is it using common sense to go off your healthy eating for one meal or maybe just snacks?

By not allowing yourself the freedom to wander a little off the path, you are actually hurting your chances of success.

You Exercised Hard, you've been eating clean and healthy. So go ahead and have a small hot fudge sundae, or a couple of slices of thin crust veggie or cheese pizza, or a couple of light brewski's. Then get back on track. YES, it is as easy as it sounds, But YOU must want it to be!!

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"I can do all things if I just get off my but's and admit I'm in control of me!" SGM 1:1-5 The only real verse I need.

Never say you didn't have enough time: You have the same amount of time that was given to Helen Keller, Albert Einstein, William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Winston Churchill.

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7/22/13 9:00 A

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I've tried it too with no success. For me, I would then declare Wednesday as cheat day if there was a PTO lunch, or whatever, then "forget" I'd already had it by the weekend. When I go off plan it's really hard to get back on.

For me, I started a 100% streak. If I break it, I see if I can beat it next time. I have a count up widget on my phone that I can look at if I'm tempted by something. Once it gets to double digits it's easier to stay on plan, both because I don't want to reset the widget and start at 0 again and because I have more than 10 days on plan. It seems ridiculously simple but I find it helpful.

Keep trying!

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7/21/13 10:19 P

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I did this last summer. Gained weight. It is probably like smoking / an addiction / best to avoid sugary carbs



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7/21/13 9:59 P

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Has anyone here ever tried eating healthy all week and then having a cheat day? Not a 10,000 calorie pig out, but a nice meal of whatever sounds good and a couple of adult beverages... I am an "All Or None" sort of person and I think it has been my down fall, every time I have lost weight. I can do great for days or weeks or maybe even months, but one brownie, or an unhealthy meal and the magic spell is completely over. The next thing you know I am binging for a solid month or more.

I was wondering if I "earned" a good meal, by eating healthy all week maybe I could allow myself to relax and enjoy a meal. Perhaps I wouldn't feel like I blew everything in a few bites, knowing I was going back to healthy eating at the next meal. I maybe lying to myself, but I need to try something different. So far in July I haven't been able to string together more than two or three healthy eating days. All constructive input is welcome. Honesty is appreciated, even if it hurts a little. LOL

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