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Twas the grape!

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

We all have one of those days sometimes. I had one on Tuesday and another on Wednesday and I decided I didn't want to make it a hat trick so today I was determined to do better.

So I'm sitting here with Laptop typing in everything I've eaten (two chocolates, 60 calories each. Can this be true? It's WRONG on so many levels) and wrestling with the tracker which also has its days, today being clearly one of them. First it swallows everything I had for lunch, then when I reenter it, it regurgitates it again so it shows that I've gone hugely over my calories and I'm panicking and going 'where did all THAT come from?'

Work out what the problem is and delete the double lunch.

Nice idea, mind.

Then I start reviewing the day's freg. I'm a bit hampered by the fact that my scales are sulking because I stood them in a pool of water on the kitchen counter the other day. I am hoping that they'll get over it if I buy them a new battery. Anyway, I think to myself, there's the three largish mushrooms (cultivated, worry not, reader mine, I have not taken to eating what I photograph. Yet.) I ate with my pasta. Call them a portion. And the small bottle of smoothie I had at lunchtime, a second portion. And . . . er. The slice of tomato in my bacon sarnie at lunchtime. And that's it.

Oops.

Deary me. Normally I don't have to think about freggies much, because I like them all but I just haven't got around to them today.

Head for kitchen, open fridge door. I am not that hungry you know, owing to the pasta with mushrooms and bacon and parmesan and a whole teaspoon of butter that I accidentally entered as 33 grammes of butter rather than .33 of a tablespoon. It's not always the tracker's fault, sometimes it's mine. If things don't look to be adding up right on the tracker there's generally a reason like the time I told it I'd eaten 8000 grammes of spinach rather than 80. There are a surprising number of calories in 8000g spinach, I'd advise against eating that much, really I would. We don't want to end up looking like Popeye, either.

Where was I? Oh yes, with my head in the fridge looking for freg . . . hm. I select a 500 gramme carton of grapes, weighed by Sainsbury's so I know how many in there. 500g is er er er six and a bit portions of freg. Also 194 calories so I can afford to eat the lot. I'm not entirely convinced that you're supposed to eat most of your freggies for the day in one fell swoop, but I do not do moderation and the grapes have been there a week so they need eating.



If you want to know where I am, follow the nom nom nom.

I've just realised I've got a litre and a half of water to drink, too.

Argh.

PS the title is from a poem, the whole of which you can read here but the grape in the poem is in fact wine. And quite right too.
tehran.stanford.edu/Lite
rature/Poetry/Omar_Khayyam
.html


PPS has anyone else noticed that if you put 1 tablespoon of 'chunk style' (crunchy?) peanut butter in the tracker it calls you a liar and enters it as two? Or does it only do this to me?
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DRAGON-CHICK 2/27/2013 5:49AM

    That's awesome!
Does it sing "Liar, liar, pants on fire" ?

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DURANGOREDDOG 1/3/2013 5:32PM

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BUSMOM27 12/20/2012 9:40AM

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NLYR20 12/12/2012 9:18AM

  Wow, That's wonderful and funny to put it together... Simple stuff matters in tracking..

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BLNBIKERIN1 12/6/2012 12:07AM

  You're too funny! But I can soo relate to your predicaments.
Usually I track before dinner and decide between my allowance and my fridge what's for dinner: 6 veggi stir fry...! Yum
Thanks for the chuckle. I promise I won't eat 8000 gr of spinach.

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TEACHEROF4TH 11/24/2012 2:50PM

    Your blogs always make me smile! emoticon

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PURPLEDRAGONM 11/20/2012 2:05PM

    "Freg" = fruits and veg? Haven't heard that term before. I like it! and I like your irreverent writing style too. Thank you! It's good to know I'm not alone in having 'those days' recently. Hoping to be totally on track today. emoticon

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REGSHAR 11/20/2012 11:43AM

    WELCOME TO MY CLUB, WE ALL HAVE THOSE DAYS, SOME MORE, SOME LESS, SOME ALWAYS??!!?? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TERRIJ7 11/19/2012 3:59PM

    Nothing wrong with eating a couple of portions of freggies at once--I call that a nice salad!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 11/19/2012 2:09PM

    emoticon I am having a very frustrating day today. Thank you for giving me the perspective to look at it with a sense of humor. emoticon

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CYLIB1 11/19/2012 10:35AM

    Try the refresh button on your web browser the next time your food disappears... but I have no similar advise for dealing with a spinach overdose!! As quirky as the tracker is, I still LOVE its large data base and the ability to keep a mostly accurate list in one central location to my life. No more having to carry around a paper journal and calorie/points book emoticon

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LJOYCE55 11/18/2012 7:49PM

  yeah, the peanut butter thing is quirky. I just correct it and enter the toast. Aren't grapes wonderful? It takes a while to eat them and they are filling. Num.

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SANDYLH1 11/18/2012 11:07AM

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FATHINSN 11/18/2012 7:45AM

    I kept laughing all the way till end of this blog coz some of those situations had happened to me LOL

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AJB121299 11/17/2012 10:37PM

    nice

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TEMPENATIVE 11/17/2012 9:58PM

    i wrestle with the tracker regularly but most thing I eat are in my favorites now. Now freggies, I am soooo bad, I just dont get fresh fruit anymore. its not like I dont 'like' it, I love fruit. I just dont really buy much lately this must change. Grapes will be bought-the fresh kind, really I mean it!

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LAWANDMUSIC 11/17/2012 7:25PM

    I LOVE your writing! I am coming back by, again, to enjoy your writing!

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JUDYAASH 11/17/2012 3:50PM

    I thought I was the only one the tracker played games with. Great blog. Keep on trackin'. emoticon emoticon

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RICKISMOM1 11/17/2012 3:34PM

    I actually had wine for a vegie today-- but not 5 servings! Funny, nice blog

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NEWCHINELO 11/17/2012 2:43PM

    I am having problems tracking too . . .but I just try to limit my portion size so I don't get overboard.

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MARYHENNIG 11/17/2012 2:17PM

  I do better to track as I load my plate...after the fact and I go way over. Cute blogging.

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LIS193 11/17/2012 12:41PM

    The tracker has a mind of its own :( I call it the tricky tracker...

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PINKIE78 11/17/2012 12:06PM

    I really enjoyed this. So true!!! Thanks for the laughter on the journey. It's always encouraging to know I'm not alone. :)

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KOOKYKATHIE 11/17/2012 12:00PM

    Once again you are so humorous and make me chuckle a lot! emoticon Thanks for adding to a positive day for me. I look forward to your blog each day. emoticon Now I think I will go get those grapes out of my frig and nosh on them while I read some more blogs emoticon Keep on giving and know that your appreciated. emoticon Hoping your day is lovely! emoticon

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BARB5970 11/17/2012 11:38AM

    I find the tracker frustrating so I don't use it, maybe that's why I also don't lose any weight....lol Not really laughing. Time to get tracking, and maybe not have the all or nothing mentality. Thanks for sharing

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A-NEW-NURSE 11/17/2012 11:32AM

    You made me laugh! Thanks!
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TAT2SIS 11/17/2012 11:27AM

    For me, the tracker is not the problem, it's the weighing and measuring. Thanks for the amusing insights and I'll do better today! emoticon

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LEANMEAN2 11/17/2012 6:08AM

    Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed reading it.

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BESCATS 11/17/2012 3:17AM

    So funny !! I have those days when I just can't type things in right, and this program does get "funky" from time-to-time. Mine lately has been freezing up in the middle of something. I'm hoping it's not my computer.
I love grapes, but eat the red ones. They are my saving grace when I get a little hungry. emoticon

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ACTIONCAT2000 11/17/2012 2:43AM

  So funny! Keep blogging :)

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ILIKETOZUMBA 11/17/2012 12:20AM

    LOL I have totally double-entered meals and then panicked when I saw the day's totals. Those grapes look yummy!

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LIBBYL1 11/16/2012 11:15PM

  Ha! at least you try to get the grams right....I have given up and just look for cups - or guess how much a cup would weigh

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SANDICANE 11/16/2012 11:01PM

    Thanks for the chuckles. I'm 1 lb from goal, so can use the humour b/c it take an awful lot of serious good food choices, measuring, weighing of food, portion control, self control, duct tape (for around hands and over mouth) and exercise to get this far.
Cheers,
Sandi

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JAMER123 11/16/2012 10:29PM

    Actually, I haven't used the chunky type peanut butter but I do put in 0.33 of the creamy and it stays right where I put it!! And that is a lot of grapes to eat at once!! They are totally good though!! Hope you enjoyed them.
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CICELY360 11/16/2012 9:51PM

  good blog

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SOCDIRECTOR 11/16/2012 9:39PM

    This made me laugh and you have a witty knack for telling the truth about our Spark journey.

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