Who diets on their birthday?

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qzee

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Posted: 19 Aug 2013, 21:33
Just working on my calorie intake for my birthday day tomorrow and wondered do I try to stay within my 1200 cal. or allow myself the birthday cake!!
Qzee
mwessinger

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Posted: 19 Aug 2013, 21:41
Have the cake. A single day doesn't make or break you, so enjoy it.
Bbody1972

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Posted: 19 Aug 2013, 21:47
I'd exercise that day to enjoy that cake.....my birthday is the 28th.

Is your RDI 1200? If not at least allow yourself that.
ClassicRocke...

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Posted: 19 Aug 2013, 21:58
Happy Birthday. Enjoy the day. No need to worry or feel guilty.

I'm not dieting this year.

Mine is the 25th of next month and we're going to Little Italy then to a Italian Pastry shop down the street. I am going to eat whatever I want. (or so I say now) I've worked hard for almost 2 years to lose my weight. Though fearful of gaining my weight back, I know I won't wake up on the 26th 65lbs. heavier.Laughing
typhanytwizt...

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Posted: 19 Aug 2013, 23:32
There is the Idea of a "cheat day" which confuses the metabolism, in theory, so it doesn't adjust to the restricted calories and will continue with weight loss. Smile I would say have a LITTLE. If you go over the calories for the day, consider a metabolism confusion move(google it, it's a thing!) and go back to being awesomely good the next day!
twinklebun

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Posted: 20 Aug 2013, 03:52
I had everything I normally do on my birthday, (cake, ice cream, pizza) but I ate less of it and had healthier versions of it. Instead of a normal pizza, I had thin crust veggie pizza. Instead of ice cream, I made frozen yogurt and instead of a normal birthday cake I had a fruit trifle made with yogurt. It's really up to you. It's okay to have a treat once in awhile.
riocaz

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Posted: 20 Aug 2013, 07:07
You know yourself. IF you have the cake will it only be the cake? Or would it just be the start.

One treat can't hurt you, and your loss.

Personally I would have it.

Happy Birthday!

42" jeans(25/01/2013) 40"(28/02/2013) 38"(20/03/2013) 36"(25/05/2013)
Down from 60" waist jeans since June 21st 2012.

Still keeping to my 26" jeans, but they are too tight for comfort. too many tasty things in the US, and over Xmas.

Onwards and Downwards! Smile
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FullaBella

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Posted: 20 Aug 2013, 07:14
If you want a slice of cake that day - have it. If not - don't have it just because it's this day or that thing. Whatever you decide I wish you a wonderful birthday!
I'm not losing WEIGHT. I'm converting FAT to MUSCLE to be healthier.
mars2kids

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Posted: 20 Aug 2013, 09:47
For me the issue would be, will there be cake leftover at my house. If so, then I'll be celebrating my birthday til it's gone. But, like others have said you should enjoy your birthday and if you want a piece of cake have it. Try to keep the day as routine as possible until the birthday celebration begins, then enjoy yourself and get back to life as usual tomorrow. That's my plan anyway, we'll see how it goes. Smile
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ClassicRocke...

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Posted: 20 Aug 2013, 09:50
Mars... do what we do. Give it to the neighbors, guests, anyone. Just to get it out of the house so no one is tempted.
FullaBella

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Posted: 20 Aug 2013, 10:07
ClassicRocker wrote:
Mars... do what we do. Give it to the neighbors, guests, anyone. Just to get it out of the house so no one is tempted.


Yup - ditto that. My BD comes on the same week as Mother's day and it seemed I was being hit from all sides with baked goods & candies. I regifted more food that weekend than Feed the Children.
I'm not losing WEIGHT. I'm converting FAT to MUSCLE to be healthier.
mars2kids

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Posted: 20 Aug 2013, 10:41
ClassicRocker wrote:
Mars... do what we do. Give it to the neighbors, guests, anyone. Just to get it out of the house so no one is tempted.


Last year instead of cake I made (yes I had to make my own) bars and took what was left to work the next day. So, that's probably what I'll do again this year. Smile
Goals for 2018:
Do 20 consecutive push-ups
Use 10 lb. weights for a whole workout
Get one mile pace under 11 mins.
Get stronger physically and mentally
pumakitten

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Posted: 20 Aug 2013, 11:13
I just celebrated my (yes I'm gonna tell ya) 56th birthday on the 17th, I gave myself permission to eat anything I wanted, and to make sure I ate small portions of whatever it was. My husband took me to Olive Garden, an I ended up bringing half of my dinner home!!! All with the exception of the tiramisu!! Go ahead and enjoy yourself!! Get back to your regular diet the next day. I weighed myself after 2 days and didn't gain and didn't lose, and its all good!! I also agree with Bella and Rocker, give it away!! Happy Birthday and enjoy yourself!!
Amore Vincit Omnia: Love Conquers All!!
roseomg

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Posted: 20 Aug 2013, 11:43
I never "diet" on my birthday. By that I mean I party until the sun comes up and eat/drink whatever I want.

That being said, I lose weight very slowly because I give myself cheat days semi-regularly... so that is the consequence. I'm ok with it now but I used to go crazy about it.
Gill Steele

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Posted: 20 Aug 2013, 18:21
I tend to stick to it even on my Birthday, but I stick to foods where I know the foods are lower calories, such as skinny cow ice cream or mexican tacos



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