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SLIMINDOWN31 SparkPoints: (30,065)
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9/22/12 11:37 P

All good ideas! I make sure I don't feel deprived during the day and I keep busy during the evening. If I feel like eating something due to boredom or anxiety, I go clean out a messy closet, drawer . . .whatever! I also do the "no choice" self talk found in the book, The Beck Diet Solution by Judith S. Bech, Ph.D. It is a cognitive behavioral approach to dieting.

NANCYPAT1 Posts: 60,139
9/22/12 8:59 P

Those are great ideas. Thank you for posting them.

MARITIMER3 SparkPoints: (215,943)
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9/22/12 8:49 P

try to find something to occupy your hands (and your mind) in the evening... some kind of craft like knitting or crocheting, scrapbooking, organizing photographs, etc. It helps to keep me from nibbling. Another idea, for me at least, is to listen to music instead of watching tv because there are no tempting food commercials on cd's.

NANCYPAT1 Posts: 60,139
9/22/12 8:43 P

It is hard to stay motivated unless you PLAN and help yourself make better choices by NOT having foods around that you are likely to indulge in too generously - at least not have them available ALL the time.

MICHELLE73101 Posts: 317
9/22/12 7:32 P

I weigh myself in the evening. I know weight can fluctuate throughout the day, but it reminds me that I am accountable for EVERYTHING i put into my body.

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9/20/12 8:15 A

Wow! I do the same thing. I eat so good during the day and then dinner hits. I am always so hungry and then have a hard time controlling my portions. I am have noticed that I go back to seconds after the kids leave the table. I am thinking that I am using 2nds as a way to reward myself for the day and to soothe myself (a way to relax).

08ESCAPE SparkPoints: (129,784)
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9/20/12 7:47 A

Tracking my food works the best for me.... I know how many calories I can eat in a day, and I dare not go over. I input my meals before I eat them so I know where I stand. It a pain to do, but it's the only way I can hold myself accountable.

KELLITWINS SparkPoints: (0)
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9/20/12 7:14 A

I feel the exact same way. I do so well when I'm at work all day, and then I go home and ruin it! It makes me so frustrated!

CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
9/20/12 6:50 A

are you skimping nutritionally through the day?

sometimes I find if I don't eat enough through the day, I inhale my evening meal so quickly I barely taste it, and then I overeat, because it doesn't register fast enough.

ROXIGIRL SparkPoints: (90,893)
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9/20/12 4:57 A

I like " No Choice Attitude" ! emoticon

9/20/12 4:13 A

I read a book where the motivational quote simply was:
As in - Youve already decided to eat healthy so now you dont have a choice. You cant change your mind. For me it works, because it is as soon as my mind start with "I dont need to eat healthy, I could be naughty just for today, I should probably eat some chocolate to be sociable with my friend..." that it goes wrong. If Ive decided I have no choice in these matters - it helps for me.

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9/19/12 9:12 P

I find if I am not sure what dinner will "cost" me calorie wise I enter it in the AM before breakfast and then see what I am left with for the rest of the day to choose my other meals and snacks.

NANCYPAT1 Posts: 60,139
9/19/12 6:17 P

That is a powerful motivator.

ROXIGIRL SparkPoints: (90,893)
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9/18/12 9:44 A

I did my shot in bikini - i can not find better motivator for myself . He he emoticon

WYNTER61 Posts: 52
9/18/12 9:39 A

Thanks ROXIGIRL....I like that.

ROXIGIRL SparkPoints: (90,893)
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9/18/12 9:22 A

Try this link - might help

You can shrink you picture and use as great motivator. Seeing is believing? You never know
Good luck

WYNTER61 Posts: 52
9/18/12 9:16 A

Why do I eat good all day and then sabotage myself at dinner time? Any good tips or motivational quotes for finishing out the day strong?

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