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6/17/10 12:41 P

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Thanks, everyone. I don't think anyone told me anything I don't already "know", but I needed the reminders. I'm a perfectionist, and frequently try to tackle too much at once. For me, the nutrition is easier than the exercise. I like strength training, but hate cardio - I hate getting hot, sweaty, and out of breath. This is why I struggle to lose weight! I'm going to remember not to get discouraged about going over my calories on occasion (like once out of a week - really, not that bad!), or if I miss a workout. I have to remind myself - this isn't a diet, and I'm not just doing this to lose weight. It's a lifestyle change, and it takes time to make these changes regular habits.

Thank you so much for the support! It was just what I needed and probably kept me from giving up.

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MJDEVEREUX's Photo MJDEVEREUX Posts: 31
6/16/10 7:23 P

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I'm not doing as perfectly as I would like. But really, I've made so much progress this past month that I'm happy, happy, happy. I've had a few binges (that were far more controlled than they used to be), and the next day, I just start again. Whatever. It happened.

A lot of last week I went over my calorie range by about 500 calories. These last two days, I've been doing awesome. I got some dark chocolate squares which have helped tremendously with the sweet tooth. This has helped me stay in my calorie range.

Exercise, again not perfect. The strength training is really tough to get through especially.

But even though I haven't been perfect, I've made headway, and I'm just chugging along. Next week: even more progress.

My point is, my old all-or-nothing attitude of perfectionism got me a lot of nothing. If you're making progress, focus on that and building on it.

Good Luck to you and everyone else on our team!

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MJDEVEREUX's Photo MJDEVEREUX Posts: 31
6/16/10 7:23 P

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I'm not doing as perfectly as I would like. But really, I've made so much progress this past month that I'm happy, happy, happy. I've had a few binges (that were far more controlled than they used to be), and the next day, I just start again. Whatever. It happened.

A lot of last week I went over my calorie range by about 500 calories. These last two days, I've been doing awesome. I got some dark chocolate squares which have helped tremendously with the sweet tooth. This has helped me stay in my calorie range.

Exercise, again not perfect. The strength training is really tough to get through especially.

But even though I haven't been perfect, I've made headway, and I'm just chugging along. Next week: even more progress.

My point is, my old all-or-nothing attitude of perfectionism got me a lot of nothing. If you're making progress, focus on that and building on it.

Good Luck to you and everyone else on our team!

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MJDEVEREUX's Photo MJDEVEREUX Posts: 31
6/16/10 7:21 P

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I'm not doing as perfectly as I would like. But really, I've made so much progress this past month that I'm happy, happy, happy. I've had a few binges (that were far more controlled than they used to be), and the next day, I just start again. Whatever. It happened.

A lot of last week I went over my calorie range by about 500 calories. These last two days, I've been doing awesome. I got some dark chocolate squares which have helped tremendously with the sweet tooth. This has helped me stay in my calorie range.

Exercise, again not perfect. The strength training is really tough to get through especially.

But even though I haven't been perfect, I've made headway, and I'm just chugging along. Next week: even more progress.

My point is, my old all-or-nothing attitude of perfectionism got me a lot of nothing. If you're making progress, focus on that and building on it.

Good Luck to you and everyone else on our team!

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6/16/10 2:50 P

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Oh dear! I have to agree that the calorie counting is the key. I think I started off staying toward the high end of my calorie goal. If you're starving hungry because you're trying to eat salads all day everyday then try using the calories for something that fills you up.

I don't know if you read the sbuddies threads but I was having a problem in the morning because I was constantly hungry every hour. I was just eating fruit. It's good for me, but if I eat 6 bananas in the morning that's 600 calories gone for the day. (side note: I don't think I ever actually ate that many) So I popped over to the supermarket and bought thomas' english whole grain muffins with 8g of fiber, egg substitute for 6g protein and some store brand light sausage/rice links. I can make a breakfast sandwich that's 260 and when lunch comes I think "meh, I could eat".

My workouts are sporadic. I can go out and walk for 15 minutes and that's all I get for the day. It's alright though. I did SOMETHING.

Just keep keeping on. Check out what you can change, I know it will help you.

Allons-y!

Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat. ~Ann Landers



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6/16/10 12:54 P

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It really can seem overwhelming. Nutrition really is 80% of the package. I've been exercising consistently for over 20 years, but as soon as I stop watching what I eat the weight comes back. I recommend working on your diet and getting in your workouts when you can for the time being. Exercise, cardio and strength training, is very important, but if you're not watching your nutrition you won't see the results you want. One thing at a time. Patience, consistency and diligence! emoticon



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6/16/10 12:09 P

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I know how you feel, I am having a hard time getting my workouts in. My night time snacking is almost getting out of hand. Hopefully, today will be better

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6/16/10 12:08 P

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Concentrate on one or two goals until they are habit then add to them. Trying to do it all at once can be a bit overwhelming. I know I have the problem of all or nothing so if I fail in one area I let the other areas go too. For me this has worked better. Remember it's a lifestyle change and you're developing new habits and skills.

Hang in there! Don't give up! Every step gets you closer to your goal.



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6/16/10 11:15 A

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Hang in there. I think everyone goes through ups and downs, it isn't smooth all thet time. What I've found is that if I mess up I have to just let it go and move forward if you stew about the fact that you went over your calories or didn't work out you will sap yourself of the strength to keep going. One day at a time! Keep looking forward

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TLRANEL's Photo TLRANEL Posts: 478
6/16/10 10:48 A

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I am having a real difficult time this week. I can't seem to get it all going at once. If I make my nutrition goals, I miss a workout. If I get my workout in, I go over my calories. Yesterday, my appetite was insatiable! I'm trying to keep my head and not get discouraged, but I'm definitely struggling this week. Any advice or anyone else having similar difficulties?

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