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YELLOWDAHLIA SparkPoints: (94,861)
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12/24/12 10:53 A

Those BLT's (Bites, Licks and Tastes) can add up to a lot of calories during the day.

12/24/12 9:01 A

Good for you! It's hard, especially at Christmas time, when there are plates of treats around and bowls of candy, not to grab a little handful and kind of hope it doesn't matter. Of course our bodies always know, whether we put it on the tracker or not, what we ate. And it can be surprising how those little bites of chocolate add up. Once in awhile at work I eat a piece of candy and hope it somehow it was very few calories. Later I feel guilty and I have to look it up and add it to my tracker, and it's always more than I thought it would be. So those little cut corners do add up.

TACDGB Posts: 6,136
12/22/12 6:15 P

If you are not honest with are only fooling yourself.

CHESAPEAKE60 SparkPoints: (7,707)
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12/22/12 2:14 P

My thought has always been - why bother keeping a tracker at all if you aren't going to be honest with it? Who would you be fooling?

KRISTEN_SAYS SparkPoints: (81,235)
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12/22/12 1:08 P

Being honest with your tracker is one of the best things you can do for yourself! I've been an active member for almost 3 years, and just now I'm starting to track EVERYTHING. I was never completely honest because I always wanted more chocolate or cookies or whatever it was, but now I'm good after only one after seeing it in my tracker.

CORTNEY-LEE SparkPoints: (67,852)
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12/22/12 12:28 P

I think being honest with your food tracking is one of the most important tools of weight loss.

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (81,972)
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12/22/12 11:31 A

Great! I know, I hit a plateau a couple weeks ago and had been sneaking little bites, tastes and not always measuring my portion sizes. I must have been racking up an extra 300 cals a day. So I became more honest and busted through that plateau.

We have to remember, it only harms ourselves and our weightloss efforts when we're not honest.

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 12/22/2012 (11:32)
MSAWESOME1941 Posts: 187
12/22/12 10:30 A

Well it has always been my way of not "reporting" ALL and when I say this I mean that little things like a "chocolate kiss" as I go by th dish is hat I do not put on my tracker!!! Well I have decided t stop this and I reported that it was "4" kisses that I ate as I kept going by the dish this added up to 89 calories. I feel better and seem to have a check on my habits.
It is like liberation all the way.


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