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I guess I'll just keep on truckin', er... I mean trackin'!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Am I the only one who diligently tracks for a few weeks at a time, then slacks off, gains a few pounds, decides to start tracking again, loses a few pounds (repeating this cycle over and over again)???

I have found (by repeating this cycle more times than I can count) that I am a rock star when I actually do track my calories daily. My stomach stays flatter, I tend to eat at home more often (easier to track when I know exactly what I'm eating), I feel accountable for my decisions and actually LOSE weight... And all of these things lead to a happier me!

Now, when I take time off from tracking, I still try to keep track in my head of how much I'm consuming, but it's definitely an estimate, and every time I do take time off, I gain! I would guess that when I'm not counting, I probably only go over my goal by maybe a couple hundred calories, but still, I think those few extra calories must really affect me!

I would really love to be able to just eyeball things and take note (in my brain) of how much I've eaten each day... It's tiring and time-consuming to measure/weigh/track, but I guess if that's what I need to do to lose and maintain, then so be it. At least I get results that way - After being "stuck" at 147 for weeks, I started tracking on Friday the 13th and I'm already down 5lbs! Go, ME!

Hope everyone's having a great week and the sun is shining wherever you are!
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  • v LORIAPO
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    Soon... emoticon

    Then you will feel like one hot mamma again!

    How's that sweet little girl doing, anyway?

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    1516 days ago
  • v MRS_TOAD
    emoticon You are doing so well! Keep up the great work.
    1519 days ago
  • v KELLEY1010
    I am exactly the same way!!! Thats very good you are down 5 pounds!!! Im back with tracking and hope to have the same results!! WOO HOO for us!!
    1521 days ago
  • v BAILEYS7OF9
    emoticon I found the only way to do this eyeball thing is to eat the same foods!

    I have not stopped trackiig, to ingrained I guess, but that's a good thing! I am however, no longer caring about getting every point I possibly can on SP. Weaning myself off of that and the time it takes.

    1521 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/25/2012 1:29:38 PM
  • v SNOWFILLY
    YES!!! GO YOU!!! emoticon
    1522 days ago
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