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do You think it is OK to let your self go once in a while ?

I do I did it today and I didn't go crazy! I feel a little relaxed now. Tommrow is a new day. As a matter of fact this is a new moment. So from this m0oment on I am starting freash.. I don't now I just needed a day to do what I wanted to!

Tue. Sep 19, 8:22pm

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I think it is actually very good to allow yourself a slip up every once in a while. I allow myself 3 splurge meals a week. Last week I had a salad from Quiznos with all of the cheese, bacon, croutons and was so good.

I think it is good as long as you don't go overboard! and you get right back up and continue doing well.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 8:53 PM

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You don't even have to consider it "letting go" but instead just being human.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 9:53 PM

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I definitely have to "cheat" now and then. I usually end up feeling guilty but if I didn't I'd go nuts. You know what they say...everything in moderation! Bc if you cut it out completely you're only going to want it more.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 10:04 PM

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if i have a special occasion (anniversary, wedding, or heck just had a really rough day!) i do allow myself to eat a little more or have a really indulgent dish! i find if i tell myself i'm going to budget it in to my daily calorie needs-i will go over due to the indulgence but not as much as i would if i just let myself eat the stuff unconsciously (does that make sense?).

Wednesday, September 20, 2006, 12:09 AM

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Absolutely - in fact today was a day for me too. It happens every few months or so, and I just buckle down later, but I don't feel anxious about it or stressed. I know how to lose weight and i'm not going to let one day turn into two or three, so on those few days when I just don't feel like being on top of everything I can relax and know I won't do damage that will take months to undo.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006, 12:48 AM

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I've lost 42 pounds this year toward my goal of 50 pounds and have had one "cheat" meal each week. I've found that now it doesn't mean so much to me as it did at first.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006, 9:04 AM

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Yep, those little indulgences help keep things sane and sustainable! As long as you don't get into the "I'll be back on it... Monday!" track. It shouldn't take an entire weekend to get yourself back in the saddle, not even a day. Just decide to eat the item you want and choose to continue with your healthier behavior after that.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006, 12:37 PM

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