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    Planning Ahead to Stay On Track!

    I am going to be starting P3 in a few weeks on THE day that I am flying home to visit my family and friends for a week. Two of my favorite restaurants back home are Taco Johns and Chik-fil-A and I don't have them here. I want to be able to have a controlled splurge on these foods and I was hoping for some advice on how to offset the gains that may (will) follow. My splurge foods will be:

    Taco Johns
    Bean Burrito- 360 Cals, 9 g Fat, 56 g Carbs, 9 g Fiber, 14 g Protien
    Cheese Roll- No nutrition info but it is just cheese rolled up in a taco sized flour tortilla

    Chik-fil-A
    8 pack Chicken Nuggets- 260 Cals, 12 g Fat, 11 g Carbs, 1 Fiber, 28 g protein

    I am keenly aware that tortillas and beans are verboten in P3 and that is why I worry about a gain. I am also going to be in my college town when I eat at Taco Johns with a bunch of my friends and would like to be able to have a few drinks socially. If I am extremely vigilant about the carbs in the other food I eat on this day will I be ok or is this a one-way ticket to steak day? I generally drink Gin and Tonic, is this a carbtastic treat or will it be OK?


    Also, I am not particularly keen on telling my family that I am on this diet because I can already hear the judgements that will follow. If I was going to eat directly from P3 normal menu, I wouldn't worry, but I forsee a steak day. Is there any "discrete" way to have a steak day when you are on vacation? I don't want to ruin all of the work I have done over the past month for no reason, but these are my FAVORITE foods of all time and I won't have access to them again for a long time.

    It seems to be absolutely impossible to ingest 0 g of carbs (starches, etc.) in a day and I do better if I have a daily number to hang my hat on. Is there a number that any of you shoot to stay under over the course of a day? I think I heard someone say 50 g once, but I can't remember where.
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    I didn't think about it before, but I don't need to eat an entire burrito, I can just eat part. That would cut the starches down to a more manageable level. I am still wondering about the other questions though!
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    You will most likely gain. I wouldn't......You've lost a good amount of weight.

    I suspect you are planning on another round based on your ticker. Why are you even considering it?

    As my friend says "Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels."
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    I have 2 1/2 weeks left on P2 so I am hoping to lose a few morer pounds but I could forsee a possible second round, probably a shorter one. These foods are definitely a nostalgia thing for me, like going home and seeing your best friend. It is something I do everytime I am home and it is kinda a family thing too, so I have weighed the risks and made the decision that it is the right thing for me to do. I think I few bites of each will make me happy, I will not get to crazy. I have been so lucky to do as well as I have so far and hope that I can eek a few more pounds out of P2! Thanks for your comments shortvg!
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    VLCW1: 160.5 | -11.5 lbs | -10.68 in
    VLCW2: 157.0 | -3.5 lbs | -5.88 in
    VLCW3: 154.6 | -2.4 lbs | -5.88 in
    VLCW4: 151.2 | -3.4 lbs | -7.23 in
    VLCDW5D1: 150.4 | -0.8 lb
    VLCDW5D2: 150.2 | -0.2 lb
    VLCDW5D3: 150.8 | +0.6 lb *I was a dirty cheater, I deserved worse
    VLCDW5D4: 150.0 | -0.8 b
    VLCDW5D5: 150.2 | +0.2 lb
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    FYI I know from experience that "just a few bites" will be really hard to accomplish. Especially because of the nostalgia and the favourites, etc. If you can, only eat out at one of the restaurants and only pick your most favourite thing (not two) and try to stop when "filled". Every time I've gone off track because of a trip/event/favourite thing...I can honestly tell you I've regretted it and it always essentially amounts to a lost 1 - 2 weeks. If it takes 1-2 days to gain, it'll take 4-7 days to lose IF you're lucky while in P3. I hope the food ends up being worth it. Good luck whatever you decide to do, though.


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    The title of this post should have been: "Planning ahead to go off track" because that's really what you're doing. The foods you are making a plan to eat are no where near what your body needs for P3 and they're actually not food. They are edible, yes. But they are made more from laboratory chemicals than whole solid food.

    One of the great things about this community, is that anyone serious here knows this and lives by it. It's not just about dropping 30lbs and then going back to McDonalds. It's about dropping 30lbs and doing what it takes to keep it off and knowing that fast food is NOT part of that plan and the reasons why fast food or hardly any prepared foods, are not part of the plan; which includes, but is not limited to: HFCS, dextrose, any and all the fake sugars, preservatives, diet sodas, etc.

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    You guys are right, I should just let food go. Thanks for letting me see the error in my ways! IT is hard to let go of those little things sometimes but one thing will totally throw my diet of track and I will just end up where I started.
    The only way past is through.





    Start: 172.0
    VLCW1: 160.5 | -11.5 lbs | -10.68 in
    VLCW2: 157.0 | -3.5 lbs | -5.88 in
    VLCW3: 154.6 | -2.4 lbs | -5.88 in
    VLCW4: 151.2 | -3.4 lbs | -7.23 in
    VLCDW5D1: 150.4 | -0.8 lb
    VLCDW5D2: 150.2 | -0.2 lb
    VLCDW5D3: 150.8 | +0.6 lb *I was a dirty cheater, I deserved worse
    VLCDW5D4: 150.0 | -0.8 b
    VLCDW5D5: 150.2 | +0.2 lb
    VLCDW5D6: 148.8 | -1.4 lb

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