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Getting back to tracking food - Reminder blog

Saturday, May 05, 2012

I am putting this down in a blog so I see it every time I look at my page. I WILL track my food. I will track at least 4 days per week, preferably 7. I am in charge of what goes into my mouth, though you wouldn't believe it if I tracked. If I stay within my calorie range, I know I would lose the final 15. If I don't track this week, I will start Phase 1 of South Beach again next Monday. That means no fruit for 2 weeks. I can't stand not eating fruit. hopefully, this will motivate me to track and stay within my calorie range. No moaning and a just do it attitude. I will have my notebook in the kitchen so I won't have any excuse like, "oh, I don't think I can remember everything I ate all day so I won't bother to track it on Spark. Guild Auditions are next Saturday for my students and I AM stressed about it. NO EXCUSE. NO CHOICE. I will track my food. I will track my food....... Hold me to it! This blog will be my reminder. I've done it before for months. I will do it NOW!!
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CHICKYBEE 6/6/2012 10:58AM

    You sound so positive, I say, you can do it! I like your plan. Especially the part about keeping a notebook and pen with you at all times. When I get my mind set, I get it done, and that sounds like where you're at right now. I'm rooting for you. emoticon

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CHICKYBEE 5/6/2012 6:57PM

    I have been using the 17 Day Diet off and on for some time now. I think it is partially why I have remained the same weight while being off of SP for 3 years. I have a hard time with the low carb aspect of 17 Day Diet, but love it for a short spurt-- get me back on track quick! --routine. And it would definitely be helpful for your fruit cravings. I am never starving on the 17 Day Diet... but right now, I am using SP suggested menus, as I found I crave carbs too much on the former, and if too many are left out, I cheat with terrible snacks. If I do not have the SP food suggested, I find what I do have that is a comparable substitute, and try to keep all the calories and nutrients the same. I find tracking food keeps me honest and motivated.

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MAGNOLIA416 5/6/2012 1:01PM

    Food tracking is a powerful tool, but takes some effort! I usually don't feel like doing it either, but it does help me make better choices. I guess I should track my lunch now then! ha ha good luck to both of us!

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KTISFOCUSED 5/6/2012 8:02AM

    Just a suggestion. You might want to look at the 17 Day Diet. It is similar to South Beach except that you eat 2 fruits (of the approved list only) and 2 greek or regular yogurts daily. Other than that, it is veggies, turkey, chicken, and veggies. Then after 17 days, you go to cycle 2 which is a little easier, then cycle 3. Many of us have lost a lot of weight on it and we have a team on SP if you're interested. You do need to buy the book if interested.


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