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Ok... this is it. Monday.. my Holiday gatherings are officially over and my goal is to get back on program today. I have a feeling I will go through a sugar withdrawl and that won't be fun... I noticed even after a little nibbling the first day, Christmas, by the next day I was craving sweets.

Amazing how that type of carb for me goes in SO easy still and calls my name.... I can't say I wasn't dissapointed to find out that I can still EAT them... I have read that so many people can't.... or can only get in a few bites. I have had no problem with the things I tried and need to remind myself that I have a very long way to go and a lifetime of staying clear from that old habit and friend, sugar, so I am motivated today to get it out of my system again immediately!

I am going to Protein Shake this am... for a meal, drink my Water, get some exercise, and eat healthy the rest of the day.. Protein shake at night before bed... ( I have noticed that if I have protein before bed I feel good the next day.. not as tired)...

What is YOUR plan for getting back on track.. and tips from old times to keep focused??

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Good plan Chandra,

I hadn't really thought about having a Protein shake before bed to help with the next day but it makes sense.

Really increasing the # of Protein grams is the first step to stopping hunger...so it's easier to say NO to the head hunger.

thanks for the idea,

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Well Chondra, you have a plan, and that is a good start. It was like that for me too, just a few bites of sugar and it was downhill from there. But,today is a new and glorious day! Yes, let's make a plan for today, write down our planned meals, exercise, drink some Water and viola! We're back on our way to success. 6 more months to summer and we are going to refocus and get there healthier, happier, and slimmer!

Have a great day all! //////////////////////////////////////

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Good ideas, I will be recommitting myself fully after I get home late Tuesday night. So Wednesday is my day to begin again. Although I am not home and don't have much say in the available food, I plan to cut out the junk (sweets) because that is something I can control right now. I'm also going to take a long walk this morning. Good luck to all of us...with the help of this great tool, I know we will be successful!

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Sounds like a great plan Chandra. I am doing something similar. The last two days I have been back on track except for a little movie theatre popcorn. Back on today, good Protein Breakfast, physical therapy for me knee, to the gym for weight training (can't do cardio on my knee yet), Water, lunch was sliced turkey roll ups with homemade low fat spinach artichoke spread. Getting back into my weight loss rhythm.

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got up and went walking - i had a 30 minute walk and it was great...i need to keep it up for the rest of the week....new year celebration is coming up....holidays ain?t over yet!!!

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Well I weigh in on Tuesdays and I'm officially up one pound. I have to work hard to get that and more off this week but am glad to know where I stand.. Have a great week everyone!

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Today was my offical weigh- in- day and I was a little worried because i also ate some bad food in the last week........BUT........... I actually lost 5 lbs..... Damn I even did a happy dance :thumbup: And speaking about Happy I went to McDonalds yesterday for the first time in months and I couldnt even eat a "happy meal". I think the girl thought I was nuts when I ordered it but Oh well

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Today was my offical weigh- in- day and I was a little worried because i also ate some bad food in the last week........BUT........... I actually lost 5 lbs..... Damn I even did a happy dance :biggrin0: And speaking about Happy I went to McDonalds yesterday for the first time in months and I couldnt even eat a "happy meal". I think the girl thought I was nuts when I ordered it but Oh well

LOL.

Bigdd

I can just imagine this scenario. Big guy comes in and order what? A Happy Meal?? I don't even order anything anymore, I just nibble on some of my kids Happy Meals. Got to love your sleeve. Congratulations on your weight loss this past week - I'm jealous.

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LOL.

Bigdd

I can just imagine this scenario. Big guy comes in and order what? A Happy Meal?? I don't even order anything anymore, I just nibble on some of my kids Happy Meals. Got to love your sleeve. Congratulations on your weight loss this past week - I'm jealous.

thanks...... I was shocked at the loss....... My kids are grown so I have to order my own happy meal :biggrin0:

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I can now. But I don't really want much of it anymore. If we go out and order a burger or sandwich, I usually take a bite or two of it as it comes (for the experience of it - I feel like I'm not deprived that way) and then pick out the Protein from the middle and just eat that, because it is what my body wants. I get too full, too quick to waste much room in my sleeve for bread. At home, I hardly ever eat bread - maybe 1/2 of a crescent roll on occasion.

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BoredOnceMore,

I think it's an individual thing. Some people can tolerate it in small amounts...others cannot. Most just choose to avoid most breads so they can fit more protien in the tiny amount of stomach that is left (for a meal).

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My experience is not only can I eat bread but it goes in really easy and doesn't fill me up like protein.. very dangerous... so I'm trying really hard to stay away from it.. and when I do indulge I'm trying to choose whole wheat or high grain... not easy.. the good ole white bread or french bread is what calls my name!!

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