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4/20/13 3:48 P

HI, Matt !

One overindulgent meal or even less than perfect day of eating WILL NOT make or break your healthy lifestyle. If you were to eat right five out of seven days this week, you're still doing better than the average American. As I tell all new members,"Don't look at good health or weight loss with an all or nothing mentality". If the only healthy thing you did for yourself today was drink 8 glasses of water, that's still a step in the right direction.

So, don't beat yourself up because you ate a little too much over the weekend. this is something that has happened to every single member at one time or another. Don't try to be perfect. You don't have to be perfect to be healthy.

Moderation, not deprivation. And if you over indulge once in a while, no worries. as long as you don't eat like that every single day, you'll be fine.

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4/20/13 12:06 P

Matt, you lost weight in the midst of a pretty tough time, that is amazing! I think you should be very proud of yourself and the hard work you've done.

Starting over career wise at a more mature age is a big thing. I would never downplay that. You have coped remarkably well this week. It's not surprising that you'd hit a wall. One day of bad eating is not going to ruin your quest for a healthy life. You can start again in the next day or even the next hour.

I hope that the end of this career will lead to an even better future.

I like to come and read the Woo-Hoo! stories and also the Panic stories. It helps me to see that I am not the only one who struggles, and gives me hope that I will be able to overcome.

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4/20/13 9:20 A

The past week was a bit rough for me.

I was part of a reduction of workforce for the place I have worked for the past 16 years. I really didn't want to start over at age 50.

I kept a positive attitude through the weekend. When the week started I kept busy, and ate well, exercised, and fooled myself that everything would be fine.

I hit the brick wall yesterday. I accomplished very little and ate worth a crap. I just don't want this to continue, but I already feel it today.

I am not a very social person, and I find it difficult to interact on these sights. I've tried to over involve myself and joined lots of groups, but would never post, and I recently dropped all of my groups to try to focus on my health only. That didn't fare any better.

I'm just trying again to come out of my shell....I have a little extra time on my hands now to work on it....

I will end this post on a positive note....the one bad day did not ruin my whole week health wise. I am down 3.4 lbs from last Saturday.


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