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  •  Glad to hear of your success (3+ / 0-)
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    SuWho, BachFan, jusjtim35

    I know first hand how difficult it can be to lose weight, as I have been fighting this for years.  I definitely agree that each person has to figure out a way that works for them in the long term.  An eating pattern that you can live with and be satisfied.

    For me, I've incorporated a variety of small changes to my eating habits over time, starting with cutting way back on fast food.  It's totally gross anyway, weight issues aside.  (I still grab an In-and-Out burger from time to time.)  

    Other changes that have helped include having dinner early.  The earlier the better -- I've even had dinner at 4:00.  

    Going to bed earlier - helps avoid late night snacking.

    If I do snack after dinner - I have unsweetened applesauce in the fridge, or a piece of string cheese.  I'll eat left over cold chicken.  I'll make a fresh cup of coffee and have two pieces of Hershey's chocolate.  Mainly, I try to avoid chips, crackers, breads, pastries, etc.  

    The most recent change is that I try to walk 20-30 minutes, 3 times per week.  The weather is getting nicer and so there's no reason I can't take a short walk at lunch.  I really have to push myself sometimes - which is sad, because I used to love walking.  I think as I get in better shape, I'll come to love it once again.

    Keep up the good work!

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