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Tracking is Good. I Love Tracking. Tracking is Good.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

If you say something long enough, it becomes a truth, right? emoticon

My husband says complaining doesn't fix anything. But blogging about my food challenges did help me. All along, I've known what I need to do, but I've been reluctant to do it. Yesterday, I said, "Get over it and do it" and I did!

I painstakingly worked with my food plan. I used the recommended Spark plan and made a lot of swaps throughout the day. Referring to it throughout the day and drinking plenty of water kept me on track. I finished the day in all my ranges except protein. I was a little low there, but that's okay.

One successful day of tracking down. emoticon

Today is Workout 8 of 36. It's also grocery shopping day. I plan to get a fit fare menu item from Denny's. My favorite breakfast there is the bacon avocado burrito, but that breaks the bank at half the calories for the day in a single meal.


Track, track, track. I was skimming some old blogs and was reminded that I have been successful at tracking in the past, despite my insistence that it can't be done.

emoticon I don't wanna!
Again, I'm getting over it! Anyway, I enjoy being an inspiration to others, so I will strive to do so by setting a good example tracking and planning. Hmm, I might be on to something there. Weight loss is a nice motivator, but it isn't the thing that fires me up. What fires me up is the process of improvement and rejoicing and sharing the good choices and positive progress. I'll think about how I can craft that into a goal.

As I write this, there's an ad to the left on becoming a personal trainer. The person being trained is lifting weights and she has such a determined look on her face. I love it! I can do this!


I do a lot of walking in front of my TV these days. sometimes to a Leslie Sansone DVD, sometimes to whatever Netflix program I happen to be watching. The Fitbit is helping me change my lifestyle. I no longer track fitness on Spark. I have a plan to get 10k steps a day and I'm doing a 9 week workout program that includes strength training. Plus, I'm doing the plank a day challenge in January. I'm loving that, by the way. I haven't broken 1:30 yet, but I'm working up to it!

Anyway, I know I'm moving more with the Fitbit, but it's throwing my fitness minute reports off. Prior to using the Fitbit, I only tracked planned fitness, so the numbers were alot lower than the Fitbit minutes. Where I was challenged to make 1,000 minutes in a month, I am now completing that in under two weeks. I guess that's okay though. I am my own benchmark!

Here's my plan for the week:
S WO 8 of 36
M Zumba
T - WO 9 of 36
W - WO 10 of 36
Th - Zumba
F rest
Sa - WO 11 of 36

Fitness Minutes
Week 1: 630


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TANYA602 1/8/2013 5:20PM

    You crack me up! And I am only tracking my Fitbit minutes now and making a note of what I did during those minutes (ie, 30 min on the elliptical, or strength training, etc) because I was frustrated trying to delete my Fitbit sync everyday, and I figured in the end I was gypping myself of minutes.
Keep up the good work with both your fitness and nutrition!

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INGBADEN 1/6/2013 9:02PM

    One day
One track at a time

You can do it.

2013 is going to be amazing

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    I know you don't wanna... but you know you gotta. Keep pushing!

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KAYLSLYNN 1/6/2013 5:37PM

    I AM SUCCESSFUL WHEN I TRACK I NEED TO GET TO IT. emoticon MM emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SCOUTMOM715 1/6/2013 4:21PM

    I had taken several months off from tracking my food, but it was starting to show in how my pants were fitting. So my New Year plan was to go back to tracking. So far so good. It can be a pain, but definitely keeps me in line. Love the Plank photo, I'm gonna have to start doing these. Have a great week! emoticon

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POOKASLUAGH 1/6/2013 10:56AM

    I hate tracking. I don't think that'll ever change. :D

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JANEMARIE77 1/6/2013 10:51AM

    Your doing great I hate tracking and weighing food too but boy does it make a difference I love this sparks people site and use it for everything but tracking food I love the lose It site for that. its free and it does connect with the fitbit site. Having said that its the Iphone tracker that I love really easy even easier than the web site to track food. keep up the good work you are worth it

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MIATIA1 1/6/2013 10:41AM

    Great Job . One step at a time over and over becomes a path.... emoticon

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BLUENOSE63 1/6/2013 10:26AM

  Yes I agree with upbeat 551, it does take 21 days to form a habit.

Also is your fitbit attached to your clothing as that will tend to track every tiny movement you make ie. standing up, sitting down. See if you can wear it on your arm with an armband so it only tracks when you are actually moving your arms which is usually indicative of you walking at least. emoticon

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UPBEAT551 1/6/2013 10:24AM

  I've heard that you have to do something 21 times before it is a habit! Keep up the good work. emoticon

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