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EMILKAPOWELL's Photo EMILKAPOWELL Posts: 165
10/17/10 1:59 A

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I definitely agree that moderating portions of fattening foods is much better than trying to cut them out altogether. I looove Big Macs. Sometimes getting one is almost a compulsion--but I don't do it often. I've found that I crave them more if I'm telling myself I cannot have them. By making it something that's a treat to be had occasionally, even setting aside a day to do it, it's easier for me to stay on track.

I definitely agree with the site's founder--the key to real success is to make small, sustainable changes. I stopped drinking sugary drinks at work (I'm a server and they're free to us) and switched to water and lost two pounds within the first week. I didn't realize how many calories of sweet tea I was sucking down every day...and water quenches my thirst much better.

I know "baby steps" is a cliche, but it's also true in terms of weight loss.

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KAITLINLOOSIN Posts: 254
10/16/10 1:07 A

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Yeah, I agree with the exercising or working for it. I'm going to a wedding this weekend and while I haven't had it in quite awhile, I LOVE wine and I know I'll have more than a glass or two (I won't be that trashed person either, haha but the calories add up). So, this week I've stayed around 1200 calories a day instead of doing 1500 and I've been trying to get in more exercise so I could "splurge." And although I've had some slip ups, I know beyond a doubt that if I had told myself I was going to skip everything but the chicken breast at the wedding, I'd be MUCH worse this week b/c I would have though, "whats the point?" And in answer to your question - why do you keep doing this - I think the answer is twofold: a. you haven't made it a habit not to yet and b. you haven't found balance. That's how I try to look at it at least because it seems so much more controllable and like something that overtime is just going to melt away as a problem as long as I keep working on it little by little. I hope this helps!

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BARCLE's Photo BARCLE SparkPoints: (166,409)
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10/15/10 11:09 P

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I'm a 'this is the last time' declarer too. I find what works for me is to not deny but to control the amount/portion and to have worked for it such as want those 2 chocolate biscuits? ... get out there and walk for them. Sometimes I don't feel like my craving after I've done the exercise so I win twice over emoticon

Smile .... it makes people wonder what you're up to ;-)

The fourth glass of wine is always a good idea before you do it and a really bad idea afterward! ;-)

It is far easier to MAKE time to exercise than it is to FIND time to exercise. You want results???? MAKE it happen.


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MODERN-AMAZON's Photo MODERN-AMAZON Posts: 58
10/15/10 9:22 P

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Once again, I said "This is the last time I will eat anything fattening." I've been saying this for 5 years, and I am well over 200lbs. Whats a girl to do to stop?

Stand up for your values. Stand up for your goals. Stand.


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