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One sure way to lose control is to completely deny yourself. Choose what you really want and allow yourself a small amount. That way you don't feel like you're never allowed anything good anymore. It's all portion control!

- Submitted by SOLRGIRL1 3/20/2011 in Weight Maintenance | 5 Comments
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MOMAAGAINX2 4/2/2011 9:36:00 AM

    I do not deny myself anything because I know that it will come back and bite me if I do!!! Love that restaurants now have mini desserts because then I can have a little desert without having to waste alot of desert.
IRMA46 3/26/2011 5:49:00 PM

    I agree totally. I still eat what I want and I am still losing weight. I always pay attention to portions and stick to them. I also exercise 4x's a week to burn off the excess calories, sometimes I exercise on the weekends just cause it feels so good. emoticon emoticon
TONYA46 3/20/2011 10:46:00 AM

    That is so absolutely true want emoticon .........I find that as long as you portion control and stay within your caloric intake and do all in moderation you can just about have anything you
TERESAKLE 4/22/2011 6:58:00 PM

    You are so right! The only way to make your weight loss stick is to eat the foods you want in moderation. I always tried crazy diets that limited foods and within a few weeks would give up. I've been using the Sparks tracker since Nov 1 2010 and it helps me keep within my calorie range and make sensible choices. As of today I'm down 34pds and feel great. Spring is here and I'm buying clothes not because they fit me but because they look good.

JMAMAT 3/22/2011 11:12:00 PM

    I learned a long time ago that a bite of something you really want is better than grazing on everything else in sight and still not being satisfied. If you really want something, have a little and then move on. You'll still be successful.

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