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New food scale

Monday, January 02, 2012

Well, I did it. Today I went out to the store and bought myself a new food scale to try to keep my portions under control. I'm a little nervous about using it but excited as well. There are so many things a person needs to be responsible for in their lives, from finances to parenting to choosing healthy foods and exercise properly to maintain a healthy lifestyle and not end up in the grave prematurely. In my younger years I wasn't that concerned about all these things, as I was inevitablly going to live forever no matter how I treated my body. Being at the age of 41, I have finally opened my eyes and realized this isn't going to be the case, especially if I don't begin to IMMEDIATELY change my ways. I am not "dieting". I am making a lifestyle change! No one is responsible for myself other than me. I am not sure what exactly it was that opened my eyes but i'm glad it did. I just hope this isn't a part of the new year resolution trap that so many fall into because I don't make any resolutions because I know I will fail before the year is up. I hope to keep a food log on here also so I am more aware of what I am consuming. Anyone with any thoughts or suggestions, please feel free to express them to me.

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BASPRINCESS 1/10/2012 4:45PM

    I bought one from a store in Ohio called Aldi's. It was 9.99. It weighs lbs., oz.., grams, water, and milk. Hope this helps.

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LUVMYZ2 1/10/2012 3:18PM

  Which food scale did you buy? I am looking to find one. Had a really good one but it died and I can't find it any where out there. Thanks for your help.

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FAHSKY 1/3/2012 3:35PM

    Make little goals instead of a huge resolution! Its easier to say 'I'm going to lose 5 pounds this month' than 'I'm going to lose 100 pounds this year!' Keep it realistic, & don't feel like you have a deadline riding your back. emoticon Best of luck!!

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RAINBOWCHOC 1/3/2012 2:29PM

    Don't forget to get yourself a set of cup measures too. I use mine daily for my portion of cereal (oats) for breakfast. There are a couple of things I always need to measure, rice and pasta before cooking for example.
I found the tracker hard to master at first (as I am British and so many foods are "different") but by using things other people had added I'm able to track quite well now.
It might be worth getting a small size calorie book to keep in your purse while you get used to the quantities and portion sizes.
good luck

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