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Keeing the Tiger in the Tank

What I'm finding is that truly keeping my meals to 3 times a day with no snacking has opened my eyes to one thing. Even though I battle the urge to continue eating after lunch and dinner, regardless if I feel full/satisfied it is much easier to win this battle twice a day verses 3 or 4 times more than that due to snacking..I can only handle a couple battles which makes me feel strong, so I rather win a few battles then lose tons of them.

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- Submitted by DEBRABUF 6/14/2011 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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IBS-C Sufferers

After prescription meds (Amitzia the newest), doctors, etc. just didn't work for me. What I found was taking 400mcg magnesium, 2,000 IU of D (living in the North East we tend to be low) has solved my problem after 4 days and still working for 4 months now..why don't the doctors share this kind of stuff is beyond me. Move on!

- Submitted by DEBRABUF 6/9/2011 in Everything Else | 2 Comments
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Let the Battle of the FAT cells Begin!

Okay, I have come to realize there is a battle going on here...our "Fat Cells" love it when we go off track so they can fill up quickly (6-lbs in 2 weeks), where as they hate to give it up hence why it can take longer for our "Fat Cells" to surrender! BUT, we can be the one in charge of this battle and not let the "FAT cells" win, causing us misery being surrounded by them. Let's do it in 2011, beat the heck out of the fatty cells.

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- Submitted by DEBRABUF 12/31/2010 in Getting Back On Track | 1 Comment
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Stand up, Stand Strong!

You are all you got, what do you chose? To be your own best alli or your own worst enemy. We battle with ourselves and hurt ourselves when we should love ourselves and take the high road to success. Only you can make yourself feel good. Aren't you worth it? Stand up for you against the part of you that is against you. We can be our own worst enemy. Stand up, stand strong, we can do it.

- Submitted by DEBRABUF 9/14/2010 in Getting Back On Track | 1 Comment
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Giving UP is so easy, but harder emotionally in the end.....

Sticking with a plan is not as hard as throwing in the towel. The emotional turmoil of giving in, giving up is so tramatic on ones emotional well being. A saying I read said "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." Taking care of ourselves is really much easier then quitting....I'm learning the hard way.

- Submitted by DEBRABUF 9/12/2010 in Getting Back On Track | 4 Comments
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Smell the roses!

What I find is I'm only losing 2lbs a month, but wow, it has been adding up to smaller pant sizes, more energy, more self-esteem..enjoy your successes even if you maintain a week or two..we are a rush, rush society..enjoy the ride! Smell the roses, learn about you! Mix up your calories!! It works!

- Submitted by DEBRABUF 7/24/2010 in Weight Loss | 3 Comments
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Slow & Steady - Wins Overall

Slow & steady has proved to keep me moving forward, not focusing on a bad day, but on my goal, to be healthy..I've lost 35lbs so far, by the slow and steady mentality..I just don't feel like I'm on a diet or that I'm starving..I eat in the mid range of my calories and never give up on my exercise.

- Submitted by DEBRABUF 7/9/2010 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Easy/Hands Free Marinading Tip

I buy large pckgs of chicken brst, lrge freezer zip bags, bottle of fat free Italian dressing, split up the chicken into the bags, pour all of the dressing amongst them, store in fridge to marinate overnight, place in freezer, when ready thaw a bag..pour dress/chck into a baking dish..hands free..

- Submitted by DEBRABUF 6/12/2010 in Cooking | 4 Comments
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WAIT Before YOU BLOW THE REST OF THE DAY!!

I recently went to an event, overate, binged the rest of the night. The next morning I logged what I ate at the event and found I DID NOT go over..what put me over was thinking I blew it.SO before you continue on log that food, you might be surprised it was not as bad as you thought! I plan tooo!!

- Submitted by DEBRABUF 6/10/2010 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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Never, ever start over or from Day 1 !!

What I found has been different this time for me is I NEVER, EVER start over or from Day 1 when I have a slip, I forgive myself gently and start my normal planning and workouts. Starting over reminds us of all the failed diets, which can lead to collapse..every year, month, day still counts!

- Submitted by DEBRABUF 6/1/2010 in Getting Back On Track | 11 Comments
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