Tips from your skinny friends...

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Tips from your skinny friends...
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Thu, 10-01-2009 - 10:42am

I thought we could have a discussion about what we've noticed our 'skinny' friends do to stay that way. I have at least one friend that literally does nothing to stay skinny, but she has incredible muscle tone and was Ms Fitness USA about 5 years ago so she doesn't count! But the majority of my friends are thin and I've noticed a few things that they do that I don't do!

#1 They never drink soda. They may have a glass of wine or beer, but they never drink soda.

#2 They go out of their way to get water. Instead of soda at parties, they are always asking where the water is. When I go to a party, the first thing I look for is a coke because I feel that parties are like a 'free zone'. I can eat whatever I want at a party.

That's all I can think of for now.

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Registered: 10-07-2008
Thu, 10-01-2009 - 4:22pm

I was in the overweight range 3 years ago and reached my gw last summer. I am controlling

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Registered: 05-08-2006
Thu, 10-01-2009 - 9:33pm

This is not so much from my 'skinny' friends but from my fit freinds.

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Fri, 10-02-2009 - 11:06am

Gosh, I cannot stress how much I agree and live by planning.







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Registered: 05-05-2009
Sat, 10-03-2009 - 9:19pm

My skinny friends have always done something that I find difficult:

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Registered: 05-08-2006
Sun, 10-04-2009 - 9:17pm

Here is something else that my 'fit' friends do.

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Registered: 06-10-2008
Fri, 10-16-2009 - 12:10pm

I was reluctant to read this thread, but now that I have, I really appreciate it- if you all have any other advice- post it thanks. My 2 cents is that my skinny friend always wears pants with a waist band- no elastic waistbands for her. It does keep her aware of what her waist line is doing.

lissa

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Mon, 10-19-2009 - 10:48pm

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Tue, 10-20-2009 - 1:45am

I agree with Liz that my "thin friends" always eat mainly due to true hunger. I've also noticed that when they do eat, they are more involved with the conversation and everything else going on, rather than concentrating on the food..whereas, my mind is on the food before, during and toward the close of the meal...(will they leave that last piece of pizza? Seriously, I don't think my "thin friends" are thinking aobut it,

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Registered: 06-10-2008
Tue, 10-20-2009 - 7:01am

You are not alone. I too get that desperate feeling- grrr- don't touch that piece that's mine! I am not sure quite where it's from- seems kind of primal- like wolves who are ferocious about getting their share before it's gone. We just need to convince ourselves that's okay- we're full now, and when we're hungry we will easily get more of whatever we want. Some of us will take a long time to convince of this, so we need to tell ourselves this alot

lissa

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Tue, 10-20-2009 - 10:12pm

I think you have identified a feeling that you can really use as a breakthrough - the desire to eat because if you don't you won't et your share.

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