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8/9/18 4:09 A

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Me too. I fell off the wagon at suppertime and went down the rabbit hole !Coach Nicole, who I enjoy, says make a Plan B because it's bound to happen. The binge is only lastingly harmful if you let it make you stop all together. For now, I'm recognizing why I binged: I was very tired and should've just given myself permission to take a nap or even just go to bed earlier than seemed timely. I was looking back to old habits of trying to 'fill up' or 'refuel' and they don't really work. Rest would've been a better choice with maybe a cuppa tea. Let's "not quit" together. Back in the saddle; we know the drill.

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7/31/18 1:51 P



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Deb,

Stop beating yourself up. One binge will not make or break your healthy lifestyle. Binge eating is a complex disorder with no easy solution. If it's been weeks or months since your last binge, you should give yourself more credit.

You'll never entirely rid yourself of the urge to binge eat. However, if you can decrease the number of times it happens during the year, you're still on the right track for a healthy lifestyle.

Stop trying to be perfect. You don't have to be perfect to be healthy.


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7/31/18 12:07 P

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I did great on vacation, then yesterday binge ate at night .... discouraging

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7/30/18 10:16 A

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I agree with ARCHIMEDESII yet again!

Eating a lot of garbage will impact your health and weight. But an occasional thing is not an issue. Certainly there are so many variables on what you weigh, and so many fluctuations due to water retention, food you are in the middle of digesting.

Like if you have a fairly accurate scale weigh yourself before supper. Eat supper, drink plenty of water (or similar) with supper, and weight yourself after supper. If you gain a pound ... what are you going to think, that you just put on a pound of body fat?

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7/30/18 6:16 A

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sounds like the twinkie diet



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7/30/18 6:13 A

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2 bits of wisdom: #1 don't worry about the past you can't change it and #2 don't worry about the present I didn't get you one.



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7/30/18 5:46 A



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LINN,

Having a double scoop of ice cream or even a small ice cream sundae will not make or break your healthy lifestyle. On saturdays, as part of my normal day of errands, I have a piece of pizza for lunch. I've been eating that slice of pizza at the same place ever since I decided I needed to lose weight. I still lost weight eating that slice of pizza.

As long as you're eating nutritiously and watching your portion sizes most of the time, having a double scoop of ice cream or slice of pizza will not cause you to gain 1-2 pounds overnight. That's nothing more than a fluctuation in water weight.

I've told members to try this as an experiment. When you get up, weigh yourself BEFORE you go to the bathroom. Then weigh yourself after you've had a decent bowel movement. Did you lose weight ? YES ! Did you lose fat ? nope.

The point is that your weight fluctuates for many different reasons and the most common reason is a fluctuation in water weight or the physical weight of the food, water and poop in your intestines.




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7/29/18 6:36 P

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Makes sense, guys, thanks.
One time last month hubs and I had a double scoop ice cream for an early dinner.
Didn't lose any, but didn't gain either.

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7/29/18 10:41 A

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LININPARADISE7,
I'm not a dietician, but I'll give you my thoughts on a maple fudge doughnut enhancing weight loss.

I think the reason that the standard wisdom for loosing weight is to not go to low is that the body isn't a mathematical machine burning calories:

fat: 9 calories per gram
protein: 4 calories per gram
carbs: 4 calories per gram

The look up the activity:
sleep: 63 calories per hour
walking: 212 calories per hour
...

A pound of body fat stores 3500 calories, and just do the math. If you want to loose body fat faster eat less... I think the issue is that when faced with fewer calories the body becomes more efficient in what it does. Blood flow changes to loose less body heat, body movement becomes less jerky, and more efficient, to achieve the same tasks with fewer calories burned.

So the occasional doughnut may trick the body into thinking that calories are not so restricted, no reason so go into super efficient mode.

Plus that doughnut would have about 300 calories, not a heck of a lot. My coffee with 2 tablespoons of cream has about 40 calories, and I drink about 4 cups a day, so half a doughnut.

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7/29/18 7:49 A

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It's ok. I am trying to get back in the swing of things its been 5 months since I have been to the gym. I was doing great until my grandma passed away

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7/21/18 3:40 P

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Lin,

I think sometimes there is a lag. I have experienced gains after good days and losses after bad days. But in the end it all catches up.

Don't let one bad day derail you!! Easy for me to say, I do it all the time.

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7/8/18 9:40 A

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I want to loose pounds no goal weight


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7/6/18 1:05 P

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I "blow it" at least once a week; still losing weight. Why? I'm consistent the rest of the time. One meal; one skipped workout etc isn't going to derail me or shake me up...I'm in it for the long game! You can do it!!!



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Good attitude.



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6/26/18 7:08 A

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I remember an incident that happened to me on my weight loss journey. I was so diligent for six weeks and steadily lost. Then one morning at work, they set out an array of pastries from a local bakery. One was a maple infused large donut with bacon on top. Couldn't resist. Ate it and felt guilty and bad all day. Well, the next morning I was down a pound. I guess sometimes we have to shake it up once in awhile.
Dieticians? Any explanation on this?

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6/25/18 6:42 A

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We have all been there! Hopefully, you have had some better days since then.

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6/24/18 2:22 P

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Don't let your bad day yesterday spoil your day today!

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6/24/18 11:36 A

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Remember why you began this lifestyle change plan. Yesterday was not one of my better days, but I know why I am here. That helps me to get back on track today. Be encouraged. emoticon emoticon



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I think of it like riding a horse. If you fall off the horse while on a journey, what do you do?

You dust yourself off and get back on the horse, ... nothing more really.

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Strive to be better, not perfect.

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5/24/18 5:54 P

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I understand. It is really hard to stay on track. Just take it slowly. One day at a time. You can do it!

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KLSTAR,

I give all new members one piece of advice and it's this,"don't look at good health with an all or nothing mentality". if the only healthy thing you did for yourself yesterday was drink 8 glasses of water, that's still a step in the right direction.

You are not a machine who can eat right 24/7. Remember, you're trying to change habits learned over a life time. That's not going to happen overnight, a week, a month or even a year. Change takes time.

The fact is, there are going to be days you eat more than others. It happens. As long as it doesn't happen every single day, you'll be fine.

As the old song goes,"accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative". Give yourself credit for all the positive things you do for yourself each day.

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I have had no problem since March 27th, but yesterday I totally blew it. I am not going beat myself up about it. It does make me a little sad. Today I will do better.



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