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Dieting vs. Living

Monday, January 28, 2013

I am feeling a little conflicted today. - I need to get my weight down so I am healthy and can enjoy my life more. That is a given

Family dinners, Going out to eat, Company coming. These are things we do to connect to the world and live our lives. HOWEVER, they seem to also sabatoge our diet plans. Just a dessert here, bread for the meal (After all, we are having company emoticon and then the weight loss that you wanted is not there.

SO, do you not do those things? I know the rule that I could take a salad and enjoy the company but that isn't always a reality.

As I brainstorm this problem I have come up with a couple ideas????
1. Exercise enough to earn the meal with friends.
2. Save calories all week from your daily eating to give you a slush fund for the extra with friends.

I guess, this will be my new try this week.
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    This are good questions/thoughts.. I think that what gift that Spark People has given me most is my own ability to realize how much is too much & what foods have the wrong kind of calories that sabotage any of my efforts to stay on track. Also Spark People has made me aware of things that I don't get enough of like protein.

    Thought to share something that I've found has been working lately in my own personal world.. I have been very careful to plan rigidly for breakfast and lunch and then for dinner time with my family I have more play room for calories and extras. I am also very ridgid in tracking my food here (which makes me loyal to me).

    Not any prescribed way is how things are.. we are all unique and have our own life-styles and times of the day when it's necessary to really take part in meals with company and dinners out. You'll find whatever works and compromise how you need to fit things. Suggestion try not to think of it as a diet but a life change (learning something new about yourself). I tell no one outside of Spark People.. my friends, family and co-workers only notice really what I offer up to them it has become like a secret super power. I try and cook about the same for my family a bit more healthy (but they don't know it). I share meals with them and enjoy.

    Great blog.. Great questions to ponder

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    emoticon Jane
    1962 days ago
    1. Recipe for heartache. Doesn't generally work or at least not for a sustained period. Funny thing happens, the exercise tends to give up before the lousy eating habits do.

    2. This. If you track, you should be able to manage your calorie budget. I had a lot of success using this method. It also helped me determine which meals really weren't worth it. As it turned out, most of them weren't, it was really just a habit to go grab a bite with the guys for lunch. A little bit of planning after a whole lot of tracking pretty much fixed this.
    1966 days ago
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