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I "HAVE" to do this!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hello all :)

So sunday morning, fiance and I are sitting at the table having lunch after our ritual run on the beach...and I was jotting down nutrition info to log into spark ...and he says "how long are you going to be logging everything you eat for", "I hope not for long?"

I was lil upset at this...like I know I HAVE to do this...SPARK is a totally different aspect and approach for me in my weight loss journey...one that WORKS and I ENJOY and follow.

I just had to share, get it off my chest...I told this was something I had to do, because it keeps me on track! and something I wanted to do...don't get me wrong, he is 110% supportive of me being more active and health concious etc., just hearing that make me think..."wow, does it really bother you that much?"

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TESTACAV 11/25/2009 8:08AM

    Thanks Marcyna, Whitneyfl and Ang!

All valid points, we both eat well, and allow even better food in moderation...so me wanting to know just how much of what I put into my mouth, should be apparent to him.

A healthy and beautiful bride I will be! :) lol

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MARCYNA 11/25/2009 8:04AM

    Don't worry, we're all learners at this stage and need to practice a lot...
I'm sure it's just a period of time, and we'll become professional slimmers....
My dear Boyfriend/Fiance told me the other week
" I can see no sense in practicing in the Gym if you haven't got Talent"
I felt so awful...
My size's going down only if I practice in the Gym, whatever my Talent is....so I understand you completely!!!!
Stay Motivated, gal!!!!!
LOL, Marcyna emoticon

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WHITNEYFL 11/24/2009 9:12PM

    Oh girl.. I so understand this! Just keep your eye on the prize, and once you become more educated on everything you can guesstimate easier. You do what YOU need to do to succeed, and oh well if the fiance is annoyed. It will be worth it when you are a beautiful, healthy bride!

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SUGIRL06 11/24/2009 8:45PM

    I agree, he'll probably stop noticing. And, you probably won't have to track as much in the future (I mean, writing it down. You will be able to figure it out in your head and log later). It might also make him feel bad when you are watching everything that you eat when maybe he is eating with complete abandon? It might make him feel like he should be counting calories too. Good luck with this!
~Ang

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DEVOTEEOFISET 11/24/2009 3:55PM

    1st Belated Happy Birthday!!!! I love everyone's comments. They seem to hit the nail on the head. I was thinking maybe he said that for you. As if he thinks it sucks to have to track your food all the time and he hopes you won't have to do it because he knows it is a pain.

I have a bunch of friends who want to lose weight and they bash logging calories. One said to me this weekend, oh I am just going to exercise, I am not going to worry about logging.

But once you log, it becomes second nature, something you can easily do. Choices seem to be the hardest not tracking. But he doesn't realize that.

I hope you have an awesome day. I am glad I stumbled across your blog. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!

Keep up the great work! emoticon

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TESTACAV 11/24/2009 3:52PM

    Thanks Yoovie!! and you are right Stayfocusedash!! :)

I am a strong and determined individual with the finish line in mind!

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_DASH_ 11/24/2009 3:50PM

    think about it as something you GET TO do. how lucky we are to have the motivation and space available in our lives, in whatever capacity that differs for each of us, to want to make our own lives and health better :D you are clearly a dedicated, intelligent and optimistic about the future kind of person to be so proactive about your life and the fact that you are welcoming and open about what you are doing in front of your boyfriend speaks volumes to your self confidence and positivity. maybe he is slightly intimidated :D more power to you!!

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YOOVIE 11/24/2009 3:43PM

    let him know that once it becomes routine for you, he probably won't notice it as much. It's not as if you are going to turn into one of those women that pushes a limp salad around on a plate instead of eating! Let him know that you still really enjoy food, have a healthy apetite and tracking makes sure that you can still enjoy your favorite things, but with some extra common sense. You are approaching weight loss as a science, and you are going to make sure to do your part! He will come to admire your determination, and beforeyou know it- he'll be bragging!

You are doing awesome.

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TESTACAV 11/24/2009 3:40PM

    So true and what a great way to look at it! :) Thanks!

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1BIGDREAM 11/24/2009 3:35PM

    When you first start, it seems a little unnatural, and my hubby still doesn't "get" it. But when you really think about it, tracking makes sense even if you're not on a diet. I track my daughter's nutrition, maybe not calories, but I make sure her portions are appropriate, make sure she is getting a wide variety of nutrients and plenty of liquids, etc. Eventually, I came to realize that it's a bit unnatural NOT to track food, even if it's just on a basic level. It's just good for your health, whether you are on a diet or not. Serving size, count of fruits and veggies, water, dairy, protein, fiber, limit sodium & fat--EVERYONE should do this!

Ask him when he plans to START tracking food!
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