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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.


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.


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.

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?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JUJIFRUIT 11/16/2012 9:58AM

    It is tricky with the peanut butter. Happy grape eating!

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MOMOSG 11/16/2012 9:51AM

    Big belly laugh! Thank you so much.

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NEPTUNE1939 11/16/2012 9:49AM

    A good lesson in measuring - LOL I occasionally wind up with the tracker indicating I've had 10,000 calories for lunch - I just know the keyboard is the problem, Earl emoticon

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YOBETHIE 11/16/2012 9:48AM

    Yep, it always tells me two tablespoons too!

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GIRLINMOTION 11/16/2012 9:40AM

    I would have thought you would have had liquid grapes? I so do enjoy grapes.

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TIFFA409 11/16/2012 9:38AM

    Love the humor with which you approach it! Thanks for sharing!

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JOANNHUNT 11/16/2012 9:38AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TINY67 11/16/2012 9:38AM

    emoticon I think we got the same tracker.

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NETTYDAWG 11/16/2012 9:35AM

    Thanks for another lovely start to the day. I'm definately going to have to watch that tricky tracker.

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JACKIE542 11/16/2012 9:28AM

    emoticon emoticon

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JIBBIE49 11/16/2012 9:24AM

    The emoticon shines again in the Spark Mail. You are certainly an inspiration to others. emoticon

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    Some days the trackers just seem to have minds of their own. It's not so bad when it doubles up on fitness minutes but doubling the food really sucks. And, s always, the trackers choose to act up on a day when you need that stuff least. Anyway, this too shall pass so

Make Today a Greeat Day!

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YULLABELLE 11/16/2012 9:03AM

    emoticon We've all had crazy tracker days but keep tracking it really does help.

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LTMURPHY7 11/16/2012 8:50AM


Got to double check the tracker.

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KNYAGENYA 11/16/2012 8:50AM

    I do the same thing with the tracker. Sometimes it puts in a ton that I did not eat.

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MARGARITTM 11/16/2012 8:43AM

    Sometimes the tracker does not recognize my.5 and sees it as 5 - BIG difference.

Thanksfor another great blog

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MOWINELADY 11/16/2012 8:40AM

    Great blog. We all have days when we don't want to put everything in the tracker. I know that is the hardest thing for me to do. Thanks for the chuckle!

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NIKKIJ55 11/16/2012 8:28AM


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KNEWMETODAY 11/16/2012 8:27AM

    Ah, the tales a tracker could tell; alas, it cannot talk.

Sometimes the chocolate is good; yet, if it's just a taste you're looking for, try Godiva's Pearls. They're a bit pricy, but 5 pearls give you a taste (milk or dark) for 25 calories. I try to keep them on hand for have-to-have-it days.

I really hate ending up late in the day with too much water left to consume. It doesn't happen often, but it does happen and results in too many trips during the night.

The blog was great, by the way!!


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WINNINGBATTLE 11/16/2012 8:22AM


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TDEMAIO2 11/16/2012 8:22AM

    emoticon love grapes HUM

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JANEMARIE77 11/16/2012 8:12AM

    I think the tracker assumes we will lick the spoon great blog

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MARYGOLD5 11/16/2012 8:12AM

    I loved your blog. I also find myself lacking in freggies at the end of the day. Your comments are a good way to start the day. emoticon

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DEBLYNN323 11/16/2012 8:10AM


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OFGREENGABLES 11/16/2012 8:09AM

    good reminder!

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KANDOLAKER 11/16/2012 8:08AM

    Great blog!!

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DIANESAV1 11/16/2012 8:07AM

    Great blog. I see everyone has problems not just me. Thank you.

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EJMCCLOSKEY 11/16/2012 7:59AM


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KARRENLYNN 11/16/2012 7:57AM

    I can certainly relate. I have been sliding on the freggies the last week or so, and I tend to have trouble evenly spacing my food and water rations too. not so good. And when the food needs to be eaten or wasted, what can you do?

You're very entertaining when you write and thanks for the smile to start off my day!

Karen emoticon emoticon

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GABY1948 11/16/2012 7:52AM

    I agree with the others, GREAT blog! emoticon

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JUNETTA2002 11/16/2012 7:50AM

    Great post worth the read

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FANCYFREE15 11/16/2012 7:39AM

    I absolutely LOVE your posts! They always start my day out with a smile! How do you do it?! emoticon

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INGMARIE 11/16/2012 7:35AM

    emoticon another good one, thanks for sharing.
have you tried frozen grapes? yummy gtoo.

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SUNRISE14 11/16/2012 7:29AM

    emoticon GOOD BLOG ! I have got away from tracking my food and i need to get back to it . THANK YOU FOR THE BLOG !

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SIZE8NOTSOMUCH 11/16/2012 7:23AM

    Oh I so needed you this morning.. Thanks! Good luck w/ the grapes, I'm right behind you!

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CFMOSS 11/16/2012 7:20AM

    Let them eat grapes and perhaps keep them too.

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TEACHING1ST 11/16/2012 7:12AM

    I think if scales AND trackers give you a bad day, they should grant a 'no calorie' day the next, lol. Thanks for another great start to MY day, Chantal!

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CAM2438 11/16/2012 7:03AM

    I really enjoyed your blog!! We certainly love grapes in this house! emoticon

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BESSHAILE 11/16/2012 7:00AM

    It's Electricity. I am sure of it. Electricity causes all our problems.


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DMEYER4 11/16/2012 6:53AM

  great blog. my tracker is also always trying to play tricks on me.

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BECKYANNE1 11/16/2012 6:52AM

    I've done the typo many times myself. Grapes are a great snack. Love them!

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NEEKEPOO 11/16/2012 6:50AM

    Thanks for the fun blog.

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JGRAY76 11/16/2012 6:49AM

    I LOVE grapes and yes I eat more than one serving at a time also.

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FATBASTICH 11/16/2012 6:47AM

    Grapes are awesome, and in the summertime freezing them is a delicious way to enjoy a cold treat.

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GRAMPIAN 11/16/2012 6:02AM

  That tracker de emoticon finitely has a mind of its own!

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TRYINGHARD54 11/16/2012 5:45AM

    great blog as always. emoticon

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NCSUE0514 11/16/2012 5:29AM

    Those days are OK when we learn something from them

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LIFETIMER54 11/16/2012 5:28AM

  Great blog! Yes your right about the crunchy peanut butter....grrrrrr

Wishing you the very best emoticon emoticon

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THEIS58 11/16/2012 3:55AM

    Great blog!

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KRISUA 11/16/2012 3:48AM

    You're alone in this one :D (Tracker)!

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