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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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    Soon... emoticon

    Then you will feel like one hot mamma again!

    How's that sweet little girl doing, anyway?

    1640 days ago
    emoticon You are doing so well! Keep up the great work.
    1642 days ago
  • 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!!
    1645 days ago
    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.

    1645 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/25/2012 1:29:38 PM
    YES!!! GO YOU!!! emoticon
    1645 days ago
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