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I ate 900 Calories in one meal! BIG, Stupid, MIstake!!!!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

I was doing so well eating within my caloric guide, until I went to Fizoli's last week and forgot to check meal calories before going to the restaurant. I was shocked when I found out the chicken, broccoli pasta bake was 900 Calories. I ended up eating 2000 Calories instead of my 1500 calorie goal that day.

OUCH!, but lesson learned.

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ARLENE_MOVES 8/28/2011 8:16PM

    I try to check the menus before going out, but you know that too so it blew up -- get back on and you'll be fine!

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MOBYCARP 8/28/2011 7:43PM

    The very first day I tracked food on the Spark, I think I came in around 3900 calories. Big day eating out. Top end of maintence was 2500 and some, and top end of weight loss for me is 2220. So that was calories over weight loss worth a half pound of fat, right there.

We've all done it. The important thing is, getting back into the groove and not *repeatedly* making the same mistakes. As GETSTRONGRRR says, checking menus ahead of time can help.

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JUNA89 8/28/2011 5:42PM

    We all make 'em, just worked that off! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GETSTRONGRRR 8/28/2011 5:25PM

    Always a slippery slope....chock it up to experience.

I try downloading menus before going out, so that I know exactly what to get and what not to get.

Good luck!

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GLASSHUNTER 8/28/2011 5:03PM

  so easy to go over when eating out...seems those great tasting foods have soooooo many hidden cals emoticon

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Broke ankle and lost 10 pounds non weight bearing

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Sparkpeople has helped me discover that tracking food intake and eating healthy is the key to me getting rid of the 80 pounds that I have gained over the years. I have been riding a recumbent Tandem with my husband for the past 15 years, and still not getting rid of ay excess weight. After breaking my ankle June 11th, I started tracking food intake on my computer and have thus far lost 10 pounds without any sort of excercise. I am talking with my 27 year old son to try and convince him to try tracking his food intake. He had started walking/running around the time I broke my ankle and has not lost as much as I have. I hope the combination of portion controlled meals and the beginnings of movement will help me continue to strive for a healthier, thinner me!

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FITFABME2 8/4/2011 12:25AM

    Wow - 10 pounds lost without exercise is incredible...just imagine the roll you are on and how much of a boost you will get when the ankle heals and you can really kick into gear!

In the meantime can you swim or do other exercises that won't hurt the ankle, I wonder?

Great going!

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