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How is everyone doing? How much weight have you lost? (Along with height and surgery date please) I'm curious how everyone is feeling and what their days look like food-wise. As you can see in my signature, I am down 27 lbs since surgery. But 38 lbs including my 1 week pre-op diet. However, I'm angry, sad, disappointed and I feel like I'm failing. I haven't stuck to my program and have cheated multiple times.( Halloween candy is the devil) I eat what I am supposed to 90% of the time but I also find myself eating things I shouldn't. Today I ate a mini pack of m&ms. My office has candy and Cookies out all day everyday and I am seriously thinking of finding a new job. I am so easily tempted and give-in almost immediately. I hate myself when I do. Anyone else struggling? Or am I alone and everyone else is just fabulous and losing tons of weight? Please "weigh-in". I would really appreciate hearing back from others.

"Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying"

Sleeved 8.21.2017

Age 45

HW 237 SW 226

CW 199 GW 150

Total Lost - 36.2 lbs

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I think perfectionism is the road to misery. 90% is good! I would say track everything, even the M&Ms, so you get a very accurate picture of how often the sweet tooth strikes. If it's really only rarely, like once a month or something, I don't think that's a big deal. But if you perceive it to be once in a while and your tracking says it's every other day, then there is a bigger issue at work. For me, I went out with friends the other day and had some pumpkin pie! It was amazing. But it definitely isn't something I would want to get in the habit of eating. And if you can't moderate like that, then it's better to take a break from it for a while. Hope that helps.

HW 419 (Jan 2017)
SW 361
CW 329
GW 219

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I let myself have treats but only when I've sort of budgeted for them. Yesterday, I had a low-cal, high Protein mini-quiche (some Special K thing) for Breakfast, a Starkist tuna Creations packet for lunch, boiled chicken (left over from my wife making soup) with a little barbecue sauce and some bell peppers for dinner, and a bottle of Protein2O as my only caloric beverage. I was good on protein and very, very low on carbs and calories. So then I had a fun size Baby Ruth from my kid's Halloween candy, a glass of wine, and even a bit of Halo Top ice cream. I still came in at 950 calories and only 50 carbs for the day.

Basically, I go as restrictive and low as I can sometimes to allow myself some slack later in the day for a tiny treat or two.

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