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3/20/11 2:42 A

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it sounds like you're goind about this with exactly the right attitude: pamper yourself and eat mindfully! thanks for the advice! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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3/14/11 4:33 P

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sounds to me like you are doing great!!!!



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3/13/11 9:37 P

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Great thread...and great ideas. Some "forbidden" foods have almost the same amount of calories as the traditional "diet" foods do! Since I have taken myself off a "diet" I find that I can totally eat everything I love in moderation. Prime example: DORITOS instead of pretzels. Real ice cream instead of a gross, boring sugar-free Popsicle. Butter instead of margarine. Do I have to measure? Absolutely! But I can have any food I want to have in moderation. I am re-learning how to eat normally, sans diet mentality. I find measuring and tracking, but also eating what I want has been a huge "protector" against binge-eating for the last few days. But I have to be honest, I am starting to get a little nervous about losing weight and having less calories everyday. I hope I don't psych myself out. Right now, I feel like I get to be kind of indulgent because of my high calorie range (which is up to 2,200 a day). I'm hoping that once I really master this range and I have to re-adjust that I can do it.

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3/10/11 8:00 P

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Thank you for sharing this - great ideas emoticon

Smile .... it makes people wonder what you're up to ;-)

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Keep trying - you CAN do it - believe in yourself!


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2/19/11 12:40 A

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what a great conversation!!!!! i get the odd funny look in the deli buying 30grams of stilton cheese but give me that over the rubbery low fat stuff any day of the week, if not binging is loving yourself then to eat the best makes sense



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2/18/11 11:39 A

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Totally! Being picky about what goes in is a great thing! I'm sure we've all heard that "our body is our temple". Until I started caring about health I didn't realize how this applies to a lot of things. Mainly treating ourselves well. I hate to be mean, but if I'm at a potluck and someone brings homemade cookies that look amazing vs store bought ones that look generic, I'd rather try the homemade and if it's bad I'll wrap it in a napkin and toss it. emoticon Every calorie counts so might as well make it as tasty or as nutritious as possible!
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2/18/11 6:30 A

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KS_PRINCESS175-I think it it wonderful to be our kind of food snob! Think about it. Food, to some extent, becomes part of your body, your bones, muscles, skin, etc. Would you want the one and only body you have to be built out of anything but the best?

Persevere. Even if you fall on your face, you have moved forward.

PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION.


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2/18/11 2:33 A

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I'm becoming a food snob. emoticon

* Those who truly want it, will find a way. Those who don't will find an excuse.


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2/17/11 7:03 P

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These are great posts---good ideas. Thanks

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2/17/11 3:35 P

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Thanks for sharing. I agree with you, especially about the chocolate. I prefer "real food" and seldom, if ever buy reduced fat or non fat versions of things. I would rather savour a moderate amount of real mayo any day over the fat free stuff.

Persevere. Even if you fall on your face, you have moved forward.

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2/17/11 2:04 P

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I feel the same way about quality vs. quantity. I find that when I am choosy about what I eat I end up more satisfied. For instance with cream cheese. When I first started counting calories I would always go for the 2 tbs of fat free. Now I'd rather TASTE the cheese and have the 1/3 less fat version. That way I'll probably only need 1 tbs. Nice post! emoticon

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2/17/11 11:11 A

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Thank you for sharing what works for you. It will help so many. I totally agree with you, we can't deny ourselves things that we enjoy. If the regular version is what you want then buy it and eat the correct portion size. That's the thing I love about SP, there are no restrictions, no forbidden foods. I love what you do with the chocolate bar! Great idea!!!!
Thanks again!

Kendra


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2/17/11 10:44 A

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Here's something I do and thought I'd share it with all of you. It might not work for everyone, but I thought I'd share it anyways. I buy good quality food that I know I binge on. For example I love dark chocolate. If I were to buy a cheap bar (like Hershey) I'll eat the whole thing (if not more) in one sitting. Instead, I treat myself to a nice quality bar of chocolate (I have a few favorites. Each bar cost about $4 (compared to $1 for Hershey). Because I know that it cost four times as much I want to make it last. Plus I don't tell myself I can't have chocolate. I allow myself to eat a small piece whenever I want. I'll be honest, some days I don.''t have any and other days I will eat an entire bar. But usually I'm happy with a small piece. Plus, I only keep it at work. There is NO chocolate in my house. Knowing that I have good chocolate at work helps me to not run to the gas station to get a cheap bar and binge when I'm tempted. I'd rather have the good stuff. emoticon

Plus, I quit denying myself anythig. If I want something I allow myself to have it. There are some good low fat versions of foods and there are some crappy ones. If I like the "regular" version I buy it. I find I'm less likely to binge on foods that I love, because I'm more like to eat slower and enjoy it. For me, personally, I have realized that I will eat food that is "ok" a lot faster and end up eating more.

Please, understand that this doesn't always work, but it works more often than not. I hope it works for you.

* Those who truly want it, will find a way. Those who don't will find an excuse.


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