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5/17/19 1:01 P

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I agree with the planning ahead and not beating oneself up over a "bad" meal but I know if I had chips, fruits, and veggies out I might grab a little bit of fruit, maybe a veggie or two if it was carrots, celery or broccoli but I know without a doubt the chips would find their way onto my plate. I don't care for dips as I am a Plain Jane so that is one plus.

My husband always tells me when my mind is right it will all fall into place but I can't seem to do that. I want to be thinner without any of the work that it takes to get there.

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5/17/19 6:28 A

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A number of years ago I knew someone who dieted by "banking" calories. She knew weekends were always going to be tough and so she focused on being exceptionally good throughout the week and then "threw caution to the wind" on the weekends. She said that at first it was really hard, but she focused on how the weekend was coming and she wouldn't have to weight, measure, or think about what she ate or drank. Then she found that eventually as her tastes and habits changed not only did she lose weight, but weekends were less disastrous because she unthinkingly used more moderation on the not so good and desired the good.

I don't know that I would support her entire program, seems like it would take tremendous amounts of discipline, but the concept of a "free day" makes sense to me. For example, this weekend my son and his family will be visiting. There is a local hamburger shop that they love and so I am just accepting that Saturday I will blow it. However, I am also thinking that I can do breakfast really well and then while I will have chips, fruits and vegetables out as usual I will focus on the vegetables and fruits without any of the dips. So, I am working at making a plan to limit the stumble and keep it from becoming a fall.

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5/16/19 7:48 P

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LOL! hear you on that one. Sugar is so addictive. That's one of the things I liked about the movie--it explained the greater picture than just one individual being presumed to make 100% of the time "poor" choices. It really isn't the world (food wise) our grandparents were born into.

That 1000 good meals may really be a useful tool to visualize our over-all efforts and progress better than the scale or any other NSV. One bad meal isn't going to kill anyone, but still its better to make more of those daily, weekly, monthly meals in the direction of the 1000 good instead of the 1000 bad meals.

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5/16/19 7:10 P

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I am such a sugaraholic and I know if I just stop for 3 weeks it won't be as appealing. I need to refocus and try to get to 1,000 good meals.

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Wondering if anyone else has watched this movie. It isn't new or recent, but I just saw it recently and am thinking about it. It focused more on the obesity issues with young people in school and what the US society is and isn't doing to help our nation's children not be obese. It talked about the diet which is best for causing disease vs. the diet which is best for avoiding disease. One of the key take-away points I got from the movie was this spokesman who has been working in this health field for a long time and he said, "One meal (standard american diet, implied) isn't going to make you ill. One thousand meals, now, that will." That point really made sense to me that its opposite logic is likely also true: One healthy meal isn't going to cure disease, or change your life, or cause you to lose weight--its more like 1,000 will! I think getting that realistic expectation "in" is a good thing!

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