LA Weight Loss - How to handle cheats??




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PURPLEPIRATE99
01-25-2006, 02:18 PM
Okay, I have been fairly POP pretty much from the beginning with maybe two small exceptions. I'm just wondering how exactly we handle cheats in the scheme of the day. For instance, let's say you have

Yogurt and Fruit for breakfast DF
Frozen meal for Lunch with salad PSV
and then let's say one of your friends happened to have some seaseme sticks at the table - and you had a few of them - What would you do -

1- Call it a cheat and go on?
2- Call it a cheat and count it as your other starch?

Like if you had just a little bit of regular ice cream - would you count it as a cheat, dairy and fat??
I noticed Shennie said she had a bag of Doritos the other day - what would you do - categorize as starch and maybe a fa - and count it - or just leave it as a cheat?

Trying to give different examples ....
I'm just wondering if you try to categorize your cheat as much as possible even though it may not be on plan and then count it or just leave it as a cheat and still eat all your categories that you have left.....Hopefully this will help not only me - but some of the newbies...

Thanks in advance!!!


Repo girl
01-25-2006, 02:21 PM
It would be very useful to count your as best you can, but I don't usually. Breadsticks, yes starch. Ice cream sounds about right, too. However, never short yourself tomorrows food for todays cheat. That is a misktake that slow the metablolism

emmysmom
01-25-2006, 02:26 PM
I would count them the best I could. And Katie is absolutely right...never short yourself to make up for your cheats. It doesn't work. Just get back on track.


PURPLEPIRATE99
01-25-2006, 02:31 PM
Yes, I've always started over the next day - definitely - but wasn't sure how to count within the day of the cheat....

shennie_97
01-25-2006, 03:02 PM
thanks for busting me out heather :lol:

But actaully what I did that day was count it as a starch and a fat and I only ate half of my lite that night.

For the most part i try to make up for my cheats, but if it is something really small that I don't get any fullness from, like 1 cookie, I ussaly just count the fat and try lower calorie everythign else for the day.

Gamababa3
01-25-2006, 03:03 PM
Well I almost want to change my mind about weighing in because I know I'm up. I cheated and have had angel food cake on Monday, which I counted as a starch along with ice cream. So yesterday I did try and eat less to try and make up for the day before and the weekend. But I see you all feel that isn't the way to go. If I could weigh in with my nightgown on I would be done, but as soon as I got dressed with shoes on (as I normally weigh in with) I'm up to 218 on my scale, so no telling what I am on there's. But I'm going in just so I can be told, but I'll beat them to the punch and tell them I know what I did and why I gained:)

PURPLEPIRATE99
01-25-2006, 03:14 PM
Shennie - Sorry for calling you out - didn't mean any harm ;) - of course, just wanting to know how to deal with those little life slip ups that we all have.,....I don't know how you do it anyway - working, schooling, single mom - you are an inspiration.....

Barbara - just know that it is one weigh in - it will gone by the next and you can prove that to yourself over the next few days!!! So, take your nightgown with you and change before you weigh -:cheers:

deetsmom
01-25-2006, 03:21 PM
Well I almost want to change my mind about weighing in because I know I'm up. I cheated and have had angel food cake on Monday, which I counted as a starch along with ice cream. So yesterday I did try and eat less to try and make up for the day before and the weekend. But I see you all feel that isn't the way to go. If I could weigh in with my nightgown on I would be done, but as soon as I got dressed with shoes on (as I normally weigh in with) I'm up to 218 on my scale, so no telling what I am on there's. But I'm going in just so I can be told, but I'll beat them to the punch and tell them I know what I did and why I gained:)

You weigh with shoes ON?! OMG, youre cheating yourself! I am really ridiculous, I wear the same pants I went into LAWL in last summer, I swear. I keep them in my SUV and change EVERY single time and wear a shirt comprable to the time before. The pants are dragging on the ground, they are ginormous on me, but I wear them so I always know the WI's are as close to real as can be...course my home scale is the best cos there I WI in the buff, which makes me .8 less or so, LOL! BUT DONT WEAR SHOES, go as light as you can:D

angelica1674
01-25-2006, 03:45 PM
Deets- LOL, I do the same thing. I wear the exact same outfit everytime. I tell them they should see me in my cute jeans but I wont do it cause Ill weigh heavier. I thought I was the only one who did this.Good to know I'm not the only one.

mrsbeanie
01-25-2006, 03:49 PM
I guess I don't understand the whole same jeans thing. Wouldn't a smaller pair of jeans weigh less than the bigger ones? I mean that can be like a two pound difference at least?!

PURPLEPIRATE99
01-25-2006, 04:16 PM
Mrs Beanie - I was thinking the same thing myself - but I guess mentally it is just "the same clothes"???? I used to be so bad on WW that I would hold an outfit in my hands in the morning before I got dressed to see which one was lighter -

Repo girl
01-25-2006, 04:21 PM
I weigh in right as the COD opens in the a.m., and I wear the same cute pair if pajamas every time. My center thinks it is really funny.

shennie_97
01-25-2006, 06:01 PM
Mrs Beanie - I was thinking the same thing myself - but I guess mentally it is just "the same clothes"???? I used to be so bad on WW that I would hold an outfit in my hands in the morning before I got dressed to see which one was lighter -

i actaully weighed my clothes on the food scale...including underwear.

Gamababa3
01-25-2006, 06:25 PM
I weigh with my shoes on because that is how I have weighed in since the beginning so no changes there. I just wear the same shoes and try to wear light tops. Today I had light jeans on and a light sweater.

Shennie I have also weighed my clothes on my home scale along with my earrings to see if it would make a difference if I wear them or not:)

Deets I think a smaller pair of pants might weigh less also. Hey weigh them both on your home scale to find out:)

Gamababa3
01-25-2006, 06:28 PM
Heather your funny I did tell my center I was lighter at home with my night gown on and she laughed and told me she was happy I chose to get dressed before I came.

Repo maybe I should take you up on what you do:) My center is right next to a Starbucks and a Quizno's and many people are always there, so I think I would feel pretty silly. Although my daughter goes to the store in pajamas.

thnknthn
01-25-2006, 06:47 PM
:rofl: I cant believe that we weigh are clothes, what has this world come to. My DH thinks that I am losing my mind along with the weight, and yes I do weigh in my pj's and the same clothes or comparible in weight when I go to WI.

But it makes a difference to me, I would not be happy any other way.

Bernadette:cb:

shennie_97
01-25-2006, 07:13 PM
since we are confessing, I have actually taken off earring and hair ties, hoping to go down some on the scale (especially the time I was stuck at 170 and just could not get a 68.8 for anything)

and this is probably my worse one ever... i ussaly take a shower at night, but didn't one day, so i showered thinking that I would loose dirt on my body and possible go down before I weighed myself.

I am not as bad as i useto be, thank God, but that is the main reason i WI at home now and count that moreso than the COD, because I was going crazy trying to be down on their scales.

PURPLEPIRATE99
01-26-2006, 11:10 AM
Well I'm glad to know I'm not the only one obsessed with how much my clothes weigh --- hahahahha - this is just too funny

deetsmom
01-26-2006, 11:22 AM
Well I'm glad to know I'm not the only one obsessed with how much my clothes weigh --- hahahahha - this is just too funny

OMG this is not the thread for me...Im EXTREMELY obsessive with this..wearing the same clothes (pants are FIVE SIZES TOO BIG) as when I first went in so that its always the same weight cothes EVERYTIME...(i dont wear them there , I bring them in and change). I also refuse to eat or drink before no matter what time I end up getting to COD and am so ridiculous with the one at home, I swear I should just throw it out.

I can deal with the one at home, I just hate going into COD and somehow feeling like I have let myself and them down and they look at me puzzled like, well..you didnt cheat, so whats wrong? as if I am supposed to know.

deetsmom
01-26-2006, 11:24 AM
I weigh with my shoes on because that is how I have weighed in since the beginning so no changes there. I just wear the same shoes and try to wear light tops. Today I had light jeans on and a light sweater.

Shennie I have also weighed my clothes on my home scale along with my earrings to see if it would make a difference if I wear them or not:)

Deets I think a smaller pair of pants might weigh less also. Hey weigh them both on your home scale to find out:)


They are really light cotton capris, trust me, they are the lightest weight clothes I have, I have weighed them, LOL! Jeans are WAY heavier.

katysickler
01-26-2006, 12:46 PM
I always wear flip flops. No matter if I am wearing tennis shoes, I take them off in the car and put on my flip flops. I try to wear the same jeans that I started in....sometimes I wear lighter pants just to see if I weigh less.

Bogieboo
01-26-2006, 11:32 PM
You can also look at it this way. If you wore jeans when you first were weighed in, then when summer time comes you change to shorts it looks like you lost about 2-4 lbs more. Just think of the encourage that will give you, LOL. :)

onefatmomma
01-30-2006, 10:12 AM
I always wear flip flops. No matter if I am wearing tennis shoes, I take them off in the car and put on my flip flops. I try to wear the same jeans that I started in....sometimes I wear lighter pants just to see if I weigh less.
I weigh in in my scrubs and i wear flip flops but i take them off to weigh in. The scrubs weight about the same as some pj's. I also will go before i eat lunch. they told me at the center that you gain and loose 4 pounds everday.

PURPLEPIRATE99
01-30-2006, 10:13 AM
Wow - I can believe the gain and lose 4 lbs. I'm around 2 depending on what I eat...and of course how much I drink

shennie_97
01-30-2006, 11:10 AM
if I weigh right after eating...especially right after dinner with water, I can be pretty high, sometimes over 5 pounds. but after a few hours and especially overnight, it evens out.