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Thursday, October 07, 2010

So i am trying to figure out the best system to get back on track. It is always one thing after another. I hate it. So I am wondering what each of you does to stay on track?

Do you weigh everyday?
Track your calories?
Set specific workout goals?
What is your system?

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SEPPIESUSAN 10/9/2010 1:04PM

    Yes, I weigh myself every day.
When I am truly on track (so right now doesn't count!) I do track my calories. It even seemed to work when I counted calories only during the week and not on weekends. It doesn't really work for me to not track them at all though.
I don't have very specific workout goals...I have more of an ideal workout schedule that I try to meet, but I don't stress if I don't make it. (The "ideal" is Body Pump 3x/week, cardio 60min/day)

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GRAPHICKAT 10/8/2010 9:58AM

    Every day is a new start for me. I weigh in each day and try to eat right and get my exercise. Some days work out and others don't but you have to TRY every day.

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KAYGEEBEE12 10/7/2010 11:43PM

    I track my calories and sodium (because I bloat easily), using SP's Nutrition Tracker. It's easy for me to stay on plan -- if I am considering eating something high calorie or high sodium, all I have to do is imagine entering it into the Nutrition Tracker and what an impact it will have on the day's total, and that's enough to dissuade me from straying.

I have to admit I am kind of obsessive about it -- I enter EVERYTHING, every bite, and if the Nutrition Tracker doesn't mention the specific brand or food I enter the values manually. I also measure my food so that I can get as accurate a calorie and sodium count as possible. Often it takes some mathematical computations to figure out exactly how to enter it to be exact, but I enjoy that. Maybe some people would think that such a strict attention to tiny details is unnecessary, but it works for me (I tend to be analytical anyway).

I work at a job that keeps me on my feet and walking, moving, stretching for hours on end, so I don't do any other more formal exercise. If I ever change jobs to something more sedentary I will have to change that, I know....

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