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1/8/13 6:39 PM
Hey everybody, hope you all are doing well. I wanted to know from all of you this question, I think this will give us all ideas and help us at those weakest moment. How do you distract yourself or talk yourself out of eating that bad food? Please tell us from a real woman's perspective.

I was having a really difficult time in the morning on the drive back after dropping off the kids. I am either wanting that wonderful sugarful latte (which now I do splurge with soymilk and sugarfree, but only once in a while. And then there are the days when I am in a downward attitude with the day full of revenge just wanting to say 'screw it all' and I want a biscuit. YOu know how it happens and you want this food so your mind micromanages what you would be tasting. Yes we are micromanaging those thoughts. Well this week I have learned how to micromanage those thoughts in a positive way. This is the 25 minute drive back from the school to home. So I take that item whatever I am craving and I starting thinking about how many calories it has and that I would only have a few hundred calories left for the rest of the day and then I wouldn't be able to eat, well we know what happens with that it ruins your count for that day. Then I think that I don't want to ruin my calorie count for the day. I turn every thought about that unhealthy food and I obsess (so to say) about the calories, the fat, how much work it would take to burn that off, how I am changing my life this year. I look at this obstacle as a Goliath and honestly I am tired of Goliath he needs to go away and I am STRONGER than he is, he is only as strong as the power I give him. So I am learning how to micromanage my thoughts in the heat of the moment, making a decision into a positive direction.

My goal is to have hopefully 60 pounds lost by October. I am going to be a maid of honor and our dresses are so beautiful and they are so RED. I really want to look like the hottest Mama, there, except for the bride of course!!!! I really can't wait.

Oh and I LOVE TURBO JAM, it has a great beginning starter workout, I have done my 3rd and I love it and I am looking forward to graduating to the next level. The workout is only 20 minutes and honestly it goes by so fast. I am not bored at all. It makes you feel so good!!
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RE: Got a question
1/9/13 12:03 AM as a reply to LisaBG43.
Sometimes I find that what feels like a really intense food craving will go away if you just ignore it. Drink a water, brush your teeth, and wait it out. But, if it's one of those that lasts for like three days? I'd just indulge, but not binge.
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2/11/13 5:11 PM as a reply to LisaBG43.
I also think about how many calories are in the food I'm craving, and that usually helps me to get past it. Sometimes if the craving is really, really strong, I'll see if I can find a healthy alternative. So if I'm craving a candy bar, I'll put some peanut or almond butter on bread with a banana instead. I still get a sweet, creamy treat but it's a lot healthier alternative, and filling!

Also, you have a great goal of 60 pounds by October - keep that red dress in your mind girl, and remind yourself of your goal...a biscuit isn't going to get you into that dress, but an apple and getting your workout in will! Also, once you get to your goal weight you will be maintaining instead of losing and you will be able to add certain treats into your calorie allowance (but not going over your allowance) - so it's also something to look forward to!

I think the best best best thing though is, if you do cheat and have something bad for you - don't count it as a total failure! If we slip up and have a cookie, we didn't ruin our entire diet, we just need to stop and make up for it elsewhere. If we think we failed with one cheat, many times we use that as an excuse to eat more ("i've already had one cookie and ruined it, so now I'll just have more")

Good luck!!
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