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Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday, December 03, 2010

Very good pat on back to myself for doing this blog every day for a week. Do not understand how one Tablespoon of walnuts could be so many calories. I will weigh and measure again.

Doing the blog does help focus and helps me remember to enter items in the food journal as soon as they are consumed. So I encourage everyone to do a blog. Have not read very many others, no time right now. But I will.

So far have only recorded breakfast and lunch every day. Goal for today is to do dinner too. I could record it in the morning, but I want to make a habit to record immediately. There is a many a slip between the eating and the writing.


December 2 Half and Half dilemma continued.....

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Okay, well, Spark said 1/2 cup was 71 calories, but the back of the container said 2 T were 20 calories. And I actually measured out 10 Tablespoons to 1/2 a cup. Am I doing something wrong here? How many Tablespoons are in a cup? It depends on the density of the item. One Tablespoon of currants did not weigh the same as one Tablespoon of walnuts this morning.

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    1 cup is 16 tablespoons. Are you using a measuring spoon or a table spoon used for cutlery? The latter is slightly less than a real measured tablespoon.

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12/2/10 Non fat half and half

Thursday, December 02, 2010

At first these words seemed like a non sequitor or is the term" oxymoron". I mean how could half and half be nonfat? And would it taste any good?

1/2 cup is 10 Tablespoons, 2 T are 20 calories, so half a cup is 100 calories, hard core math here. I used half a cup. But I could have had an entire cup of nonfat milk for 90 calories and really the taste was not like real half and half.

I don't really "get" how they make it. Does anyone know?


Hunger 12/01/10

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

How can a person eat only 1200 to 1800 calories and not be hungry? We have a neighborhood bakery that makes delicious bread items. Yesterday, for lunch, I ate a cheddar cheese and onion baguette that I had intended to be shared at dinner. I was starving by 3pm.

Spark is changing my habits; I am weighing more things, measuring more often. I bought another one of those baguettes since it was gone for dinner, and I weighed it. 7 ounces, which is 600-700 calories!!!

If I had eaten those calories in a different way, I do not think I would have been starving by the afternoon. Food is not just about calories, I can see that.

Doing this blog is making me have focus. I cannot believe I have actually done it 3 days in a row!!

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KOOCH4 12/1/2010 10:13AM

    Thanks for the inspiring blog ! emoticon

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CARRKM 12/1/2010 9:59AM

  Good for you! Sounds like you had a baguette breakthrough! If you had "spent" those 600 calories on an apple, some cheese, maybe some yogurt (well under 600 calories, too!), you would have been satisfied and full until your next 100-cal snack, then dinner.

Hang in there - sounds like you are really headed in the right direction!

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One small step....1/30/10

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

This morning I checked the calories for what I had planned for breakfast FIRST, then I cut it in half. Put other half in refrigerator. Was very hungry last night. Realized cannot go to bed hungry, cannot sleep. So, contrary to popular opinion, will have to save most calories for a regular dinner in the evening. Goal is 350 calories for breakfast and 350 calories for lunch.

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CAROLEE1945 11/30/2010 6:11PM

    thanks, I took the protein suggestion for lunch.....

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GOLDEELOCKS 11/30/2010 12:02PM

    Wow I think 350 calories for breaky is alot. But thats me, I cant eat a big breaky, but eating something rather then nothing is best they say!!!

Good Luck on ur goals

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GOCELTICSGO 11/30/2010 12:01PM

    Ramp up the will help you feel full.

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