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TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,067
4/13/12 12:02 P

I'm sorry. I will track my food from now on. I know I can do it with will power. I hate it when my pants get tight. Thanks, Amy

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4/13/12 11:16 A

If what you got out of my response is "go hungry" you certainly read it completely wrong. I said start tracking. Tracking gives you the vision to NOT go hungry and still hit calorie goals.

TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,067
4/13/12 11:09 A

thanks for the advice. I guess I will just have to go hungry, cause if I just eat a chop and a salad, I will still be hungry. Hunger I believe, is the biggest reason I cannot stay on a diet for very long. Hunger = misery

Oh, and one more thing, I cannot afford all that stuff on the trackers. I'm on a tight budget, and if I buy that kind of stuff, I'll be in the poor house for sure.

Edited by: TURTLESDOVE at: 4/13/2012 (11:13)
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4/13/12 11:04 A

Umm, well, bbq is kinda junky and yes, the mayo in potato salad puts the calorie and unhealthy fat content into junk food territory, in my opinion.

It sounds to me like you're not using the nutritional tracker. Otherwise you would know that potato salad is generally a bad choice from a calorie standpoint. Mayo is about the most evil thing out there from a calorie/fullness perspective. Start tracking every single bite you eat. Within a couple of weeks, you should start seeing a pretty clear picture of what you should and should not be eating. You probably could have eaten with your family yesterday, probably skipping the potato salad or maybe just having a regular salad with some bbq would have probably been sensible.

TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,067
4/13/12 10:41 A

I don't consider potato salad, (potatoes, onions, eggs, mayo,mustard,relish) junk food! Am I missing something? What kinds of foods can I eat that will give me satiety? I just want to eat normal foods with my normal family and not have to worry about gaining weight.

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4/13/12 9:51 A

Well, you don't have a weight control problem, you have a diet problem. I'm not a big fan of eating fist size portions of junk for the reasons you state (feel like crap, get in a shiddy mood, not conducive to favorable body recomposition). Why not eat full sized portions of nutrient dense, calorie sparse food? Is control of your diet that far out of your hands?

TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,067
4/13/12 9:46 A

good advice Gravel. I guess I will always be struggling with my weight control. Last night we had BBQ pork chops, potato salad, and rolls. I had 1 chop, fist size portion of potato salad and 1 roll. Aferward I was still hungry but I did not go for seconds, and it put me in a bad mood, so yes, I have a big problem with that. If only I could take something to control my appetite.

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4/12/12 5:58 P

Just remember, your body does not care if it is the weekend or weekday, any extra calories will be going to fat if it gets the chance so you need to have self control. Instead of the big meals every weekend, maybe limit it to just once a month.

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4/10/12 11:02 A

I think I've figured out a way to combat it (mostly). Weekends typically lack structure and therefore lack planning. It's easy to get wrapped up in something completely unplanned and then realize you're starving and you don't know what to eat so you grab the first thing (which is bad more often than not). Or worse, just eating out of boredom.

So I've made it a point to have something planned during the weekend that will revolve around a healthy activity. A hike, a picnic, a race, playing softball, kickball, etc. And since that usually has a particular time involved, I plan my eating (and meal plan) accordingly. It's not fool proof, but it has helped tremendously.

TURTLESDOVE - seems like you've got it backwards. Your weekend is planned around eating. Sometimes it happens. About your only defense there is to lift heavy weights. 4-36 hours after a heavy lift session (as in 5 reps or less per set) excess calories are more likely partitioned for muscle rather than fat. Sometimes if I know I'm going out to eat on Saturday night, I'll lift heavy Saturday morning. Again, not fool proof, but you can stack the deck a little more in your favor. The key is lifting heavy, not HIIT, not cardio, not little pink dumbbells. LOL!

Hope this helps.

TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,067
4/9/12 11:32 A

Amen to that. I have the same problem, just didn't think about posting it before. This is a great post title. I do great all week and then here comes Friday night. Baby, you been working hard all week so lets go to La Parrilla and pig out on mexican food. You deserve it, besides, you look great to me anyway. Then comes saturday. Boring saturday and here comes the bad food again. Ditto on sunday. After church, I need to eat a good meal, and so on, and so on. That is why I can't lose the last 10 pounds. I keep binge eating on the weekend. I so know what you mean. I need help, too, with any suggestions. Thanks, Amy

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4/9/12 8:29 A

Am I the only one that eats too much on the weekend? It seems like during the week it's easy to manage because you are busy and there are set times for eating. The weekend seems to be a struggle, with the free time comes bigger meals and more leisure time. I don't count my calories on the weekend, I try to be mindful but it seems like a constant struggle. Is anyone else in this boat?

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