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So How's The Diet Going ?

 

 

In watching friends who are heavier than they want, I have noticed something different about the way they count their calories.

 

They do not keep track of what they actually eat.

  Instead, they tell you what they didn't consume and by not eating the cookie etc...they saved so many calories.

 

 

After a huge meal... they tell you what was available but they did not eat it.  "I didn't eat the whipped cream and ice cream that was on my slice of chocolate cake.

 

 

There are so many "cute" myths about dieting.

We've all heard.. if you break the dessert...the calories escape.

If you eat standing up, calories don't count.

Eat nothing but avocados for 6 weeks and you lose.

 

And they wonder why this diet is not working.

 

 

No calories i

 

 

So how's the diet going?

 

 

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Comment balloon 19 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • September 21 2018 03:33AM

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I am not losing or gaining.  Stable is fine with  me right now.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) 11 months ago

Very funny! If it wasn't for low will power, I would have no will power whatsoever.

Posted by Jon Quist, Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996 (REALTY EXECUTIVES TUCSON ELITE) 11 months ago

William Feela  Stable is just fine!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 11 months ago

Jon Quist Very cute comment.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 11 months ago

I'm not even trying but keep losing weight..no idea why.

I love your graphic about not containing calories if no one see you eat it. There also used to be on about food eaten over the kitchen sink contains no calories.

 

Posted by Diana Zaccaro, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida (Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp) 11 months ago

No dieting here Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland just sensible eating and exercise!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) 11 months ago

Diets can really work if you just change your diet perminantly! Go for gold and have fun with excersize! Love and light!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 11 months ago

Lisa Von Domek  I love that attitude! It's lifestyle healthy habit that always have worked the best for a lot of us! Good luck!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 11 months ago

William Feela Stable is fine is right! Keep doing what you do and have fun with your life! Love and light as per usual. :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 11 months ago

I'm reading the comment left by Diane Zaccaro, and I'm absolutely green with envy!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 11 months ago

The diet is going great Margaret.  I have made some changes to my eating and walking schedule and that has been very helpful.  While trying to lose the 10 pounds I have been recording everything I eat every day.  I have been very successful in keeping my calories under 1200 daily and walking for an hour four times a week. And I am working very hard in making some permanent lifestyle changes.

As you know, I have the challenge going on and it has been so much fun getting to know the members.  The support and encouragement has really paid off; 7 pounds lighter!

Posted by Marie Story, Broker Associate, Pinecrest (Miami) Specialist (Coldwell Banker - Pinecrest (Miami)) 11 months ago

Good morning Margaret. Diets never worked for me! It was too easy too cheat. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 11 months ago

For me, it is often more about what I don't eat... about making small modifications for long term results.

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) 11 months ago

Diana Zaccaro Look forward to talking with you.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 11 months ago

And here is the follow post A blog that did not work.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 11 months ago

Margaret

Well I don't diet, I just try to eat in a healthy manner. I do have to admit that sweets are my downfall, and I could do a much better job of exercising regularly.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 11 months ago

Jeff Dowler, CRS Whatever you are doing.. looks like it's working

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 11 months ago

I haven't been following the diet thing on Q & A so I wouldn't know that your blog didn't work had I not read the follow up post. 

It happens to all of us at some point Margaret.

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) 11 months ago

Hi Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, I'm not a big fan of the word "diet". Just eat healthy and eat whatever I want in moderation but exercise daily. 

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) 11 months ago

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