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Well, you're right, if you created a calorie deficit during the week then you kind of go back to where you started by binging. What happens on Sundays that leads to a binge? That's one place to start.

Sunday, November 25, 2007, 10:47 PM

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take some gum with you on your visits. Let your family know you are cutting back and need their support on Sundays. Carry water around in your hand and drink it all day Sunday

Monday, November 26, 2007, 1:13 AM

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Where are you meeting your family? I can only assume for lunch or something like that? If thats the case, make better choices. Eat before you go and have a lite snack of some sort. You know perfectly well what your doing so just stop.

Monday, November 26, 2007, 1:28 AM

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Can do attitude


How do you stay on track Monday - Saturday?

What can you do to indulge a little on Sunday and not blow the whole 6 previous days?

I know the knowledge lies within you to be successful and I believe you are worth it!

Monday, November 26, 2007, 12:19 PM

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I have this problem too. Sunday through Friday, I eat healthy and stay within my calorie limit. The past few weeks, I've been allowing myself a cheat meal where I can get whatever I want. I usually see a gain of 3 lbs. on the scale the next day. Most of it is water retention, and it always comes off in a day or two, but it's still a problem. The thing is, I feel like I deserve it and I've been good all week. Should I stop having these cheat meals on Saturday?

Monday, November 26, 2007, 1:32 PM

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If it's hindering your progress more than you'd like, then you have 2 choices - restrict more on the other days, or, indulge less on your "cheat."

Look at your cheat meal. Could you have a "cheat item" instead? Instead of having, for example, fried chicken with french fries and dessert, choose one. If you want fries as your side, then have a healthier entree and skip dessert (or have fruit, etc.) If you want the fried chicken, then get steamed veggies as your side, and no dessert. If you want dessert, have a healthy salad, etc., for the meal, and then enjoy the dessert.

Look at what you're craving and ordering on your "cheat" meal, and see if there's something different you could order, or have another time of the week, that would be a healthier version but still taste good to you and seem like a treat.

To the OP: I don't know your situation, but when I was on my weight loss journey, and my family would get together, I'd use that as my excuse to order something more expensive than I normally would (b/c the family would be paying), rather than just less healthy, and that made it easy to make healthy choices - cedar-planked grilled salmon, etc., instead of a cheaper cheeseburger. Maybe you could try something like that. It was still a special treat for me, b/c it was something I normally wouldn't splurge on, but the splurge was monetary, not caloric.

Monday, November 26, 2007, 2:12 PM

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1:32 some words of wisdom that always stuck with me were to look at trying to lose weight like trying to save money. If we go all week long saying 'no' to impulsive spending, buying things we don't need, shopping b/c we 'deserve' it, etc. only to go on a shopping spree on Saturdays, it's going to take us that much longer to save that money, and we may get even further behind depending upon how much damage we don on that spree. Now, if we go to Target and pick out just a little something, no damage done .... :)

Monday, November 26, 2007, 3:09 PM

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3:09 Wonderful! I will carry your comments with me for a long time. Thank you very much!!! (btw, I am not the OP)

Monday, November 26, 2007, 10:43 PM

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