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6/6/08 3:45 P

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We have a May b-day season. My DD's b-day is actually the very end of apr, then my b-day, mother's day, my DS's b-day memorial day and my mom's b-day is just a few days into June and I still lost 6lbs. in may.
I'm a big believer in eating cake at a party. I think that Portions are a big deal. I ate cake and ice cream at each kid party and never broke my calories b/c I ate the recommended serving size. My mom's b-day was much harder. She decided to have brownie sundaes instead of cake. The brownies call to me. (also she served burritoes for dinner) I did (for one day only) the crazy thing and took in 400 calories during the day(by eating salad for lunch) and then made a vegitarian burrito and ate a brownie sundae. But I was careful to only eat the proper portions of each thing. I think I went a little over that day but not much at all.
Also it's important this time of year (b-day season) to be a stickler with your workouts. If you are only doing 30m of cardio a day up it to 45 to make up the difference for the month. GL and enjoy life while learning to eat.

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5/30/08 7:55 A

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Happy Birthday(s), Lauren~

Hey Folks, here are some thoughts -
- Make sure the celebration food is comprised of lots of veggies and lite dips
- Incorporate lots of movement in the events. Try line dancing (you know someone has the songs on cd!), games you haven't played since...like badminton, kickball, dodgeball & Twister.
- Park a block of two away if possible and walk!
- Keep alcoholic drinks selzer and fruit based (or try alcohol free versions)

Tonight I have a bon voyage/moving party to attend (walk!) ; tomorrow is a family birthday gathering (games in the yard!)

TTLeeLee

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"All great achievements require time."
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5/30/08 1:20 A

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haha - it is my birthday in June and it will be difficult to not eat lots of cake and ice cream, not to mention going out for some drinks and all of that! It will be difficult to balance having fun with staying true to my nutrition & fitness goals!

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5/23/08 11:34 P

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My suggestion is to fill up before hand and take 2 bites and push the cake away. People are generally satisfied if you at least try something and understanding that you are trying to loose weight.
Also the idea of bring fruit salad/parfaits is a great one if that is an option for you.

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5/23/08 12:37 P

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We have one of our "family" birthday celebrations the end of the month- we do it in groups. My husband and I had already vowed no desserts in May. Well, we decided that fresh fruit salad is perfectly acceptable. I think my Mom is going to do strawberry shortcake for us. My suggestion - if there are other folks avoiding cake, pitch in together from a fruit salad. You could also make some "parfait" type dessert alternatives.

Low fat/sugar cookie or shortcake
layer with fruit and or berries
add a dab of low fat whipped topping, or even yogurt.
(It will probably look prettier and more tempting then the birthday cake emoticon )

TTLeeLee

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KVROMBAUT's Photo KVROMBAUT Posts: 799
5/23/08 12:04 P

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I would say if you think you will be tempted to eat the cake bring something else you can eat instead. I know a lot of people don't like doing this but it works!!

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5/23/08 11:37 A

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I hear ya - at work along we have 3 b-days this summer and it is a tiny office. One of my friends and I are vowing to split one piece of cake - no matter the size. If the cake cutter cuts small pieces, we will still split. that is my best tip, hope it helps.

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5/23/08 10:47 A

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I have over 5 birthdays to celebrate next month.
Cake/ice cream served like every weekend.

I really want to continue to lose throughout the summer.

Should be common sense, I know. But, please help me out. Tips, tricks, anything. Thanks.




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