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Old 05-09-2012, 11:55 PM   #21
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Me too. A really good potato salad.

A pound really isn't that much.
I want to know how one pound of potato salad can make me gain 5 pounds...
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:59 PM   #22
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because when it was weighed, your thumb was on the scale.
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:01 AM   #23
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because when it was weighed, your thumb was on the scale.
ROFL! You sure about that? I think someone else's thumb was on my scale...
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:53 AM   #24
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A real guilty pleasure is getting a half gallon of half and half to make oyster stew, and only using 1/4 of it in the stew.

A nice pretty cobalt blue cup filled to the brim with half and half. It was sinfully good to a milk lover like me.

Definitely good for the mental health.
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:13 AM   #25
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Guilt is the #1 thing that will sabotage a diet. Even after 2 years since starting to lose weight, I have feelings of guilt when I eat something bad, or have a piggish weekend. It isn't as bad as it used to be.

Having a "free day" or "cheat day" will not set back your weight loss and will keep you sane. If I have a piggish weekend, I make sure that I follow it with a good 3-5 day of healthy eating and that seems to balance things out. Great thing about that is that I can eat whatever I want as long as I am willing to balance it out. This works for me. I like not having to scan a menu of yummy food for a piece of grilled chicken or a salad, I eat something I enjoy and move on with life, I just can't do it every day!
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:54 AM   #26
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Dan you are a true inspiration. You made me want potato salad so I made some and you are right.

It was great !

So what's next Dan .. ready and waiting !
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:31 PM   #27
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I like to think of those days as "Mental Health Days."
The first time I scrolled past this post, I read it as "Mental Health Pies."

Works that way, too.

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Old 05-10-2012, 02:23 PM   #28
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I want to know how one pound of potato salad can make me gain 5 pounds...
A little bit of Internet research indicates that a pound of potato salad has about 517 calories (fitday.com) and that a pound of weight gain is approximately 3,500 calories (myfitnesspal.com, livestrong.com) so eating a pound of potato could cause 517/3500 = 0.14 pounds of weight gain, about 2 ounces in all. However, eat a pound a day for a year and that would be 60 pounds of weight gain!
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:18 PM   #29
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A pound of anything I eat will make me heavier by one pound.
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:24 PM   #30
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A pound of anything I eat will make me heavier by one pound.
Yes, but only temporarily.
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