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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

I am off today so am tracking my food. I realize as I enter more and add to my favorites it will get easier but still is so time consuming that I feel like I am on the computer all day. Okay so I am exaggerating some! But it is my blog after all, so I feel entitled. Bear with me as I gripe my way through this. Hopefully I will have this out of my system soon. Now I'm off for a long walk. emoticon emoticonThanks for listening.

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CAOMAGIC 9/13/2009 10:09PM

    Logging food is definitely a pain, but it is worth it because you can see what bad food choices do to your fat grams and sodium grams!!! I log many foods under "My Favorites" so that I can find them easily.

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SEATTLE9 9/1/2009 10:00PM

    It gets a lot easier - hang in there!

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DAISYBELL6 9/1/2009 8:22PM

    It really does get a lot easier! I only get bothered about it now when I make dumb mistakes like putting my whole day's food under breakfast. LOL


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POMLADY1 9/1/2009 7:50PM

    I also copy meals over to different days. If I change a fruit or add an extra veggie, it takes less time to do an add on. Keep at it and it will get faster.

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MS.ELENI 9/1/2009 7:48PM

    Tracking food is time consuming but it is worth it. I hate doing it with a passion but it has helped so much.I just grit my teeth and do it every day.It becomes normal after awhile.

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RURAL3 9/1/2009 7:47PM

    Long walk long walk long walk....goodbye gripe goodbye gripe
I think you are off to a good start and will be happy you have done this. It will get easier. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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T42AND24T 9/1/2009 7:33PM

    Good for you, Dona! It is a pain, but it does get much quicker, especially if you use the Food Grouping tab - I usually have the same breakfast, so I just copy that meal to each day of the week in advance. And why not gripe to your SP friends?


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hanging in there

Monday, August 31, 2009

I still don't have my eating under as good of control as I would want but I continue to hang in there and try to make as many good choices as possible. I always try to get all of my fruits and vegetables in. Snacking is still a problem especally making correct choices and contolling portions! But I will not give up! I know I would do better using the nutrition tracker and I'm going to try no matter much I hate doing it. emoticon

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RURAL3 8/31/2009 10:36PM

    The tracker is just a teaching tool to use to help us see where we really are in our eating. I am sure you would not be surprised to find out how far we can be if we don't know the calories. I estimated for a long time. Was I way off. I had to discipline myself to do it. Just to keep on track. Once you learn the basics you may be able to set it aside. It's the only way I could keep myself accountable. emoticon Carol

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MS.ELENI 8/31/2009 10:13PM

    Hang in there and take it one step at a time. I never thought I would be able to track my calories and swore I never would.But I am fanatical about it now.It does take time but it helps. emoticon

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WALNUT5612 8/31/2009 9:47PM

    You have great determination!

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DAISYBELL6 8/31/2009 9:43PM

    One step at a time. emoticon

You can do it! emoticon

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WATERWEEZE 8/31/2009 9:43PM

    I know the Tracker can be tedious and time consuming, but it proved to me that I totally need it to make sure I'm staying the course I've set. I found that once I got all my favorite foods & recipes in there, it goes so much easier. Also, I try to jot down what I eat during the day, that way I don't have to worry that I will forget something when I'm ready to enter. Stick with it, it's a wonderful, valuable tool....

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TCHOZET 8/31/2009 9:04PM

    Look at what you've able to do on the way to your goals!

Sometimes the journey is more important than the destination!

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Friday, August 28, 2009

I'm so tired of losing and gaining the same 2-3lbs. I haven't seen any progress in weeks. I'm not giving up tho! I should track my food but hate to do it! Sometimes I forget what I eat when I'm at work and then it seems pointless to track when it is incomplete. It is much easier to track fitness minutes so I keep up with that but need to figure out an easier way to track nutrition! Please help. Dona emoticon emoticon

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MTRICE 8/29/2009 2:42PM

    Have you tried shaking your diet up a notch? Seems like everytime I splurge now I lose 2-3 pounds in a week but if I stay strictly on my diet I tend to lose only 1/2 - 1 pound.

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WALNUT5612 8/29/2009 2:27PM

    I agree it is easier for me to track my food in a notebook. I don't think I know how to use it all that well!!

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BRANDTSGIRL 8/29/2009 11:37AM

    You have been give very good advice.
I'll only add my two cents for what ever that's worth.

I can relate to what you are saying and going through it's very frustrating.

Maybe you and I can work on this together having some one going the same thing right along with you could help and then report back to them.
See what you think and get back to me, we could help one another with this.

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ROADTOFREEDOM 8/29/2009 10:53AM

    Dona, The suggestion about keeping a small notebook in which to write your calories consumed at work is a good one. I'm just starting over. Last weekend I got on the scale and discovered that I had hit my all time high weight, so I'm in need of taking my own advice about food journals. lol


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RURAL3 8/29/2009 7:48AM

    I am with Eleni. The only way I can do it is to track everything that goes in my mouth. I am also doing some planning ahead. If I don't I am doomed. Try it for a week and see if it makes a difference.

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T42AND24T 8/29/2009 6:40AM

    Good morning, honey - I made no progress for 3 months! I understand. How about planning work meals in advance for one week at a time, and track them either in advance or later. The planning thing has helped me a lot. Don't give up!

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KRZYKAT3 8/29/2009 12:29AM

    I spent the last 2-3 months going up and down.

My problems; weekend eating when not at home and not enough consistent exercise. Logging everything you do lets you go back and look at what you ate, how you exercised and may give you insights when viewed at a later date.

KEEP TRACKING. write it on a piece of paper and do it once a day!

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MS.ELENI 8/28/2009 10:07PM

    I hate tracking my food but it is only way I can lose. maybe you could have a small tablet that you could jot down what you eat at work and then check calories when you get home. I stopped keep watch on what I ate for months and it showed. I got nowhere but up and down.

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PHOTOMAMA46 8/28/2009 9:05PM

    I can relate to your problem. It seems like I take one step forward and two steps back. I am also not giving in. We will make it.

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Spark friends

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I love my spark friends but am disappointed that not one wanted to clean my litter boxes. emoticonBut seriously I really do enjoy my spark friends and enjoy learning from each and every one of you(and you all know who you are). You keep me coming back every day even when I am not doing so well with this life style change especially the weight loss part. Reminds every day to keep at it. Some day it too will come. emoticon

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MS.ELENI 8/27/2009 11:15PM

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RURAL3 8/27/2009 9:56PM

    I seriously wanted to help you out there Dona but it was just a logistical problem. :-)

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PANDA131 8/27/2009 8:17PM

    Thanks for your words. You are so right that it does help just coming back and looking at how others are doing. And if we keep doing good 80% of the time we will end up losing in the end. Have a great day and Smile for God love you.
Susan in East Tn.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I love my cats but hate to clean their litter boxes. Wish it was a job that could be hired out. Anyone interested? emoticon

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MS.ELENI 8/26/2009 9:41PM

    We had Simon for 17 years and we said no more pets. Too much work.

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COFFEPLEZ 8/26/2009 9:24PM

    We have 2 of the little darlings...fortunately, the hubby is the official cat box cleaner. Now, don't applaud yet...that was the deal when he brought the little spoiled brats home.

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WOLFWYTCH 8/26/2009 9:23PM

    I adore our tabby - Abbey Normal, and yes, her name came from the Young Frankenstein movie :D
I so hate cleaning the littler box. Hubby was so sweet, he took over cleaning it a few years back.
So.. thank you, but no thank you.
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RURAL3 8/26/2009 9:17PM

    We used to have cats but since they have all passed away we choose not to anymore. One big reason......the litter box. So no but thanks anyway.

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LINDA0229 8/26/2009 8:49PM

    No thanks, but I hear you. Changed the little darlings litter box today myself.

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