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THEBLUEGIRL
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4/14/08 9:42 P

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Happy BDAY!!

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4/14/08 5:22 P

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Happy birthday!
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4/14/08 1:16 P

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Congratulations!!! That's great news! Glad to hear you got it to work out. :-)

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4/14/08 11:00 A

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Jaime - What a great birthday present for yourself! CONGRATULATIONS Lady! emoticon I am so happy for you!! :::I'm doing the happy dance in your honor:::

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4/14/08 9:13 A

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Thanks to all the great tips and suggestions (and birthday wishes!) I tried to take your advice. Lots of cardio, lots of water (both before and during bday meals!), I tried to fill up on low cal options before the meal so I would have room to splurge but as little appetite as possible. It must have worked because I weighed in this morning at 197.6 which accomplished my first mini-goal of being under 200 by my birthday! Yea! Thanks again for all the help!

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4/12/08 1:49 A

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Happy Soon to Be Birthday!! I would recommend obviously picking the lighter choices when you're out for dinner. if you know where you're going for dinner you could even pick out a few things to choose from before you go by looking up nutritional information online. And i'd also say that you can plan for the extra calories from dessert etc by having a really good week beforehand and telling yourself that it is your birthday celebration so it's ok if you indulge a little bit. maybe focus on being ok with the fact that you probably won't lose that week, but if you can maintain without a pound or two, i think that's ok. So long as you do. Just figure out what works best for you, but don't let your diet restrictions lessen your celebratory spirit, just keep it in check.

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4/11/08 12:44 P

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You know, it's funny...whenever I have a birthday, I worry more about all the junkfood and booze that's gonna be at my fingertips rather than the fact that I'm getting older!emoticon
Yes, try to go somewhere with healthier menu options. It's your bday, after all, so your friend should honor your choice of restaurant. Olive Garden has some great healthy fare, and they even have a nutritional info guide on it and will supply it if you ask them. Also, don't be afraid to make special requests to the waiter/waitress. Ask that your meal not be cooked in heavy butters, sauces or oils. I fill up on water and salad (dressing on the side!) before the entree even gets to me, and then when it does, I have them put half of it in a to-go container right off the bat.
Definitely don't deprive yourself of your regular meals beforehand; that's just setting yourself up to overindulge!
Try to have drinks mixed with soda water, tonic or diet soda (stay away from the high-calorie cordials and tropical dinks), or opt for light beer/malt beverage.
These are just some guidelines that I usually follow when out with friends & family. I'll be taking my husband out for his birthday tomorrow night, so I'll be in the same boat as you in a way LOL. As long as you're sticking to your eating/exercise plan most of the time, don't worry about splurging a little once in a while, it won't hurt. It's your birthday, PARTY DOWN! emoticonemoticonemoticonemoticonemoticon

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TTLEELEE
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4/11/08 12:39 P

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Jaime, you sound like me last weekend (birthday 4/6)!

First, try to keep to your exercise routine as best as possible. That is YOUR GIFT TO YOU! Work the other stuff around your schedule.

Dinner with Dad - renegotiated it for lunch. When to a restaurant that served salads and "lighter" fare (smaller portions!)for lunch. Had an omelet w/a fruit cup. Went to another place for dessert and had a child sized custard sunday. Also made walking a part of the outing with my Dad (so we could talk and enjoy the great weather)

Dinner w/Friends - for me it is all about the alcohol! so I stick to an appetizer, salad and 2 margaritas/martinis max. If you like to, and you can get them to go, follow up with dancing!

"Supper" with Mom - kept breakfast light. Ate the meal in shift. Had filet mignon, mushrooms, baked potato w/lite sour cream first (got it out of the way and it couldn't be repeated!). After sitting for awhile, ate salad, later spinach. Took dessert home (because I ate so much FOOD). It might have been dishonest, but my husband ate my dessert (a good thing) and my Mom was satisfied that I had it.

The rest of the week, I brought salads to work for lunch, made sure I walked after work. Kept the calorie count just a bit light.

This morning my scale said that I lost 2 pounds.

Good Luck. Hope this helped. And have a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!

Edited by: TTLEELEE at: 4/11/2008 (12:38)
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4/11/08 12:36 P

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This is a great question. I'd love to know the answer. I've tried it both ways - filling up on healthy stuff before the party or not eating and leaving lots of calories. I can't say I've come to a conclusion of which works best. If you do overindulge, try not to fall into the mindset (like I do sometimes) that you've blown it so you might as well go crazy with lots of junk. After you've had a treat, try to get back on-track as soon as possible. Lots of exercise that week sounds like a good idea too. Good Luck.


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4/11/08 11:58 A

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i drink 2 glasses of ice water before i eat all meals to feel me up faster might try that before eating

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4/11/08 11:55 A

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If it were me, I would first choose somewhere to go with my friends that I could get something on the lighter side. To enjoy their company more so than the focus being on the food. And I would eat super healthy the week or so before, keeping to the lower end of my calorie range, not below, but the lower end. And I would make sure I got a lot of calorie burning cardio in the week before and the week of the festivities.
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JMG414
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4/11/08 10:47 A

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Hi everyone! So I have a birthday coming up next week which means several days worth of parties. First I have the night out with friends which will include dinner (and we're talking DINNER dinner...appetizer, entree, and dessert!) and drinks. Then I have the family dinner (restaurant again with that all-tempting dessert). And finally dinner at Grandma's (the dinner there, I can handle...just have to go a little lighter on the potatoes than I normally would...it's the icecream cake I'm worried about). It's great to be so loved, but how do I partake in the festivities while not completely going overboard? I mean, I'm looking for a lifestyle change here and the truth is that this is a part of life, right? So my question is how do I handle all the celebrations wisely? Any tips or suggestions on how to handle the next couple of days? I was thinking to maybe go light on my calories all day so I'd have a little room to splurge in the evenings, but then I thought I'd be too hungry and go overboard. Is it better to fill up on healthy options before hand so maybe I'll be too full to go for the "bad" stuff? What do you all do in these situations? Thanks in advance for any help!

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