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WATERONE SparkPoints: (96,566)
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8/13/13 11:44 A

Using the nutrition tracking tool is really helping me stay on track. I worked as a registered dietitian for 20 years so I know calorie levels etc, but without tracking it I let things slide, convince myself I haven't had as much as I think. Seeing it in black and white or any other colors makes me stop and consider what I have eaten and what I will eat and drink for the rest of the day. Plus, I love the fact that it does the calculations for me.

The fitness tracker is helping me stay on track there too. I got a Fitbit zip a couple of weeks ago and find it helps me push myself just a bit further as far as steps and activity.

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8/13/13 4:05 A

I agree with the previous poster.

Where it comes to exercise, it is recommended that a day or two be taken off each week, but if you find that you are wanting/needing more, then make good use of the time you are at work. You don't have to have a structured work-out. Go for a 10 minute walk at lunch time. Use stairs instead of lifts or park the car a wee bit further away, or get off the bus a stop earlier. Make regular loo stops even if you don't need to. Go to the water cooler for more water, but only 1/2 full your cup. If you sit at work, march on the spot every now and then or do some side-bends while at your desk. If you work with others, you might start up a healthy habit for the others to follow:-)


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8/12/13 11:42 P

Thanks that is really good advice! I love the space idea.

SUSAN_FOSTER Posts: 1,229
8/12/13 10:53 P

For the in-laws I would take two approaches. One, volunteer to cook dinner on a regular schedule. Even once a week would be good, and maybe make enough to save for another night. The second approach is to eat what everyone else is having, just in smaller portions. Always put space between servings of food on the plate, and don't pile high.

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8/12/13 10:01 P

Okay, so I've gone on the raw food diet, basically eating raw fruits and vegetables. I feel so good. I've also started the P90X workout. So I have two questions...

Firstly, my husband and I are living with my in-laws, I eat really good all day long and then bam my Mother in-law makes a really yummy dinner. I started dieting a month ago and have only lost 5 lbs. How do I resist what everyone else is eating?

Second, my job is never constant, sometimes I have the day off, other days I work for 11 hours, how do I squeeze P90X into a day where I'm in a rush to get to work and exhausted once I get home?

Thanks for the encouragement, I'm just frustrated! :/

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