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Sometimes it's hard to believe the food tracker

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Monday, October 08, 2012

I've just added my final calories for the day and I'm still 51 below my lower limit.

Yes, reach for your reading glasses by all means (I've got varifocals myself, no way will I ever be able to keep track of two pairs, one is bad enough), I said:

'I am 51 calories below my lower limit.'

Well, what's that about? Perhaps I'm sickening for something? emoticon Suffering from unrequited love? emoticon Let me reassure you, sparkfriend mine, that's not what's going on.

I've just examined the tracker entries carefully and I see where the issue is (can't really call this a problem). I had a low fat croissant for breakfast, a low fat tuna emoticonand cucumber sarnie for lunch, I snacked on plums between times. So far, so sparkily.

Here's the clincher:

Nobody had brought cakes or biscuits into the office. emoticon

And that's it, of course. I bought my sandwich for lunch on the way to work, I didn't go anywhere to get led into the path of temptation, I didn't leave work so late I bought a Cornish pasty on the way home (always a danger, these Cornish pasties. They grab you by the nostrils at the station and you can't escape) to eat on the train, I did not drop by the supermarket on the pretext of needing a pint of milk and buy cakes instead. emoticon emoticon

So I got a sumptuous dinner rather than 300-calories-and-you'd-better-
bulk-it-out-with-extra-car
rots emoticon which is what happens to me all too frequently. I could have had pudding and custard if I'd realised how many calories I had left. emoticon Don't care though, cos I got cheese instead. emoticon And a nice glass of wine. emoticon

All in all, this is a very good thing because I'm going out for Posh Afternoon Tea on Friday, so I need to make myself some leeway.

Hm. 51 calories. How many grapes can I get for that? emoticon
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SCRIPTEDFLIGHT 8/9/2013 9:55AM

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FRABBIT 12/26/2012 6:12PM

  Way to go!

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BETABE 11/14/2012 7:10AM

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GINIEMIE 10/21/2012 6:11PM

    I struggle to stay near to my calorie alotment. I know I need to add more vegetables, I do better when I manage that.
Thanks for your post, I love your sense of humor.

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HYATTI1 10/19/2012 6:23PM

    Great blog...keep up the good work.

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LOGOULD 10/13/2012 4:41PM

    Great job - I could use a few more of those days!

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ILOVEROSES 10/13/2012 6:12AM

    Well done. Keep it up! emoticon

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LIVELYGIRL2 10/13/2012 12:32AM

  I like your delightful blogs. And ey, " Sarnie ??? ", sandwich perhaps. Now Cornish Pastries , that can be Yum.

I now it's not exactly the same thing, but it was satisfying ...

I invited an interesting snack or meal with a left over item. I don't know if it is common where you live....

Anyhow, I had some Phyllo dough . Instead of brushing butter on each side ; I sprayed it with Pam ( no call cooking oil ). Then I sautéed ( using a speak of olive oil and water some vegtaables I used mushrooms, zucchini , onions, garlic. The I put one of these paper thin sheets on a plate and put the cooked veggies, and made like a miniature burrito. It only took 5 minutes to cook at 400. It was crunchy. emoticon

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MAMAOWLS 10/12/2012 2:55PM

    Some days are like that. I usually have a couple a week. It is always nice because you know you really are doing a good job of making food choices. Enjoy your Friday. emoticon

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JHOUSE66 10/12/2012 12:47PM

    One day at a time! Good for you - wine is a great reward :)


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SIZE8NOTSOMUCH 10/12/2012 12:33PM

    LOVE it!!!

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MILPAM3 10/11/2012 2:20PM

  I can relate to the temptations.
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LUVTOBOWL 10/11/2012 1:47PM

    Good for you... emoticon

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RASIRE 10/11/2012 12:17PM

  Ha! This made this smile.....



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DESERTJULZ 10/11/2012 12:05PM

    Haha! You make me smile. :D

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ANNE007 10/11/2012 9:52AM

    Nice! It's surprising when you begin to eat healthfully you realize how easy it is to fill up on the good foods. It takes so many more calories of the less nutritious food to fill us up!

Congratulations on the sweet-less day!

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GOOSIEMOON 10/11/2012 9:15AM

    It looks like you are learning a lot about your habits and how to best serve your health. Congratulations!

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WALLINMW 10/11/2012 8:42AM

  Stay motivated!

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FUSCHIA6 10/11/2012 8:11AM

    Let's have more of those days! I could sure use them.
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THEIS58 10/11/2012 5:24AM

    Great job!

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AUSSIEJAN2 10/10/2012 9:58PM

    You are doing great! I avoided fat for years, but my skin became as dry as a cracker, so i have to be sure I get enough good fat every day.
Being active cuts the appetite some.Being too busy to eat works for me.It's not often I am below the minimum but it happens.

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SUSANELAINE1956 10/10/2012 5:01PM

    I have the same experience, usually because my fat intake is low. I don't use butter, dressing on salads, or anything on veggies. I'm learning a lot from the nutrition tracker, and sometimes leave it low. I figure it will average out over time, plus it will make up for times I'm off on my serving sizes.

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NILLAPEPSI 10/10/2012 1:40PM

    I emoticon reading your blogs. I usually get a good chuckle or two out of them.

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JADE465 10/10/2012 1:11PM

    Good job on skipping all those sweets throughout the day!

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MOMOSG 10/10/2012 12:39PM

    Good job. Thanks for sharing!

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BONNIECLOUGH 10/10/2012 8:43AM

    I love to find such personable blogs when I'm looking for encouragement. Thank you for sharing your story and your personality with us emoticon

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    Thanks for sharing

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SANDRAREGINA 10/9/2012 11:17PM

    If only days like this balanced out all the overage days, eh?

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PCASEY7 10/9/2012 10:46PM

    Happens to me the odd time!

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LUV2RUN72 10/9/2012 10:33PM

    Way to go!

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There are times though when I do a report and do the comparisons, they don't match so I never know for sure which is right but they are both usually within my calorie range.

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    Feels great, doesn't it?! emoticon

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KASEYSUNDANCER 10/9/2012 8:51PM

  Gotta love that food tracker for giving us hope!

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