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Tracking Food


Monday, September 17, 2012

Hi, I'm back again. I don't think I've signed in more than three times since I wrote "Starting Over - AGAIN" on July 24, 2012. I have two BIG problems - lack of motivation and NOT tracking food!

I just found out about the two week trial of SparkCoach and I'm very happy it's free. However, when I looked under "What to eat", it says to TRACK EVERYTHING I eat for the next two weeks (at least)!! It says, "... realizing that you ate 10 cookies over the course of the week might make you think twice before reaching into the cookie jar again tonight ...." Ha! I've eaten over a dozen cookies in one day!! emoticon Not a good idea for someone trying to lose weight!

I guess after all this moaning and groaning, I will ATTEMPT to track my food every day. Maybe I can do it if I go back to writing items down in a small, portable notebook. Will somebody out there please, please send me an e-mail or something EVERY day reminding me to track my food???

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DDOORN 9/19/2012 2:33PM

    Trackin' the snackin' is unquestionably the cornerstone of building our new, improved lifestyle. Unfortunately while I'm a firm believer in this, I'm not as good as I could be in following my own advice...ugh!

Don

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MEME102 9/18/2012 3:19PM

    Hey young lady -- you will track your food for these 2 weeks!! It is now a habit for me and even when I go over my calorie range - keeps me honest, keeps me focused!! You can do this !

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RAINBOWFALLS 9/18/2012 7:06AM

    I am also a believer in tracking your food. I think it makes a big difference and it can deter you from eating that cookie! emoticon

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BLUE42DOWN 9/17/2012 3:12PM

    I'm definitely someone who swears by tracking. I've learned a lot about the foods I eat - serving sizes, nutritional value, and even how certain combinations of food through the day work better than others. Finding out how many more calories I consumed when I gobbled a bag of dark-chocolate covered almonds rather than a single serving was eye-opening in a way that just knowing it was "too much" didn't.

One thing I would recommend. Even if you forget some of what you ate, tracking every single thing you do remember will get you much further than not tracking anything at all - and helps build up a habit of paying more attention to what and how much you're eating.

I'll try to remember to send you a Spark Mail each morning (for a couple weeks) as a reminder.

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