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Today was my first day when I started to count calories.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Today was my first day when I started to count calories. I love it! I know , how many calories and how many nutrients in my food! Today we ate out of home and I did not know how much calories was in my food, so no more eating out without calories information. I walked today a little and drink two glasses of water before breakfast!
Twenty Ninth Sunday After Pentecost. [Col. 3:4-11; Luke 17:12-19]

Thoughts for Each Day of the Year
According to the Daily Church Readings from the Word of God
By St. Theophan the Recluse

Ten lepers were healed, but only one came to thank the Lord. Isn’t there generally a similar proportion of people who are grateful after receiving benefactions from the Lord? Who has not received good things; or, rather, what do we have in us, or what ever happens to us that is not good for us? Even so, is everyone grateful to God, and does everyone give thanks for everything? There are even those who permit themselves to ask, “Why did God give us existence? It would be better for us not to exist.” God gave you existence so that you would be in eternal bliss; He gave you existence as a gift, as a gift He has furnished you with every means for attaining eternal bliss. The job depends on you: you need only to labour a bit for this. You say, “But I have only sorrows, poverty, diseases, misfortunes.” Well, these are also some of the ways to attain eternal bliss. Be patient. Your entire life is less than a moment compared with eternity. Even if you had to suffer unceasingly your entire life, against eternity it is nothing; and you still have moments of consolation. Do not look at the present, but at what is prepared for you in the future, and concern yourself with making yourself worthy of that; then you will not notice the sorrows. They will all be swallowed up by unquestioning hope in eternal consolations, and your lips will never cease to utter thanks.

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BRENDA_G50 12/23/2012 3:56AM

    emoticon on the food/water tracking. emoticon

I do it because it helps me see where I need improvement and it also keeps me accountable for everything I eat.

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Counting calories is when you manage your food, but not food manages you!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Without counting calories is not possible for me to lose and keep the weight.
One month is over, and I lost a few pounds, kept it and then started to pick weight again.
During this month I ate almost vegan, no sugar, no any gluten products.
I noted I can not eat corn and have a little allergy to fish.
I did my A1C test, and it is 5.2.
Counting calories is to lose and keep weight. Counting calories is when you manage your food, but not food manages you! emoticon

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OLGAVOLK 12/23/2012 3:33AM

    Thank you very much for your comments!
Sometimes I am doing fine with fish, may be it is depends from what kind of fish I ate.

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PRAIRIECROCUS 12/22/2012 8:38PM

    All the best !
Happy Holidays !

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    Sad about the small allergy to fish. Make sure it's FISH that's the problem, not something in the fish (ie, make sure you're eating clean fish that's fully cooked and low-mercury), because fish is amazing!

Do be careful though- because food managing you can happen without OR with counting calories! Counting "portions" sometimes is better if you start falling into the Calorie Trap. Good for you for having that month without added sugar!

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I cannot start count calories

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I cannot start count calories, in these days when I do not count calories I will not eat after 3 o’clock, just to be sure not to overtake more calories, and keep losing weight! Discipline!
I will also write and put my picture everyday!

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MPETERSON2311 12/19/2012 2:52PM

    Before i got obsessive about tracking calories, I used to write everything in a food journal. Maybe that is a better route?

great plans about writing and the pictures

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1935MARY 12/18/2012 6:56PM

    How do you know if you are eating enough? It is not good to skip. I was only eating once sometimes twice a day and I kept gaining. Good luck.

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251 lb

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I am tired to see the same weight everyday!
I have 6 things to do EVERYDAY to lose weight seriously::

P.S. One week let me lose 16 lb in past with the same plan.

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MPETERSON2311 12/19/2012 2:52PM

    great goals, start slow to avoid burnout

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JAMBABY0 12/18/2012 4:33PM

    Good luck

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249 lb (-10lb)

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Today my scales shows me 249 lb, what is 10 pounds lighter than it was 26 of November! So now I am in "240 and some more pounds" stage:)

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OLGAVOLK 12/6/2012 2:02AM

    Thank you so much for all your comments! It really helps to keep going!


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CSAGIRL 12/5/2012 7:11AM

    Yay for you! What a great month you've had!


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KMM1123 12/4/2012 10:30PM

That's just awesome! Keep up the good work!

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FITWITHIN 12/4/2012 10:03PM

    emoticon emoticon

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4KWALK 12/4/2012 5:24PM

    It looks like a great start to me. Wishing you all the very best as you continue sparking.

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