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What I have learned this time for 2013

Saturday, February 16, 2013

I was reading a blog by someone on the Insanity thread. They talked about their struggle with food tracking. I can relate. My food tracking was terrible because I wanted an exact calorie count for my meals. I would get frustrated if I couldn't find exactly what I needed. But then I realized I needed to focus on progress not perfection. I learned how junk food easily wiped out my daily calorie allotment. Now that I have been tracking for almost two months I pretty much know how I want to eat each day. If I feel like I am starving I go to my "free" foods by adding a large salad or putting more veggies on my plate. When I feel a sugar attack coming I include it with my count or make that day a cheat day. I don't try to fight it. I am far enough in my journey to know how to allow myself a cheat day and get right back on track. I don't focus on what I can't have because the knowledge I have gained about this new lifestyle is far better. I am learning how to make realistic choices without feeling like I am compromising. If I find myself in a slump I refocus by thinking about what I can control. Things like low cholesterol, no diabetes, a healthy heart and lungs, going up a flight of stairs without getting winded. These are not things I knew when I started this journey. I am not perfect and I don't have to be. Each day I make a healthy choice makes my goal of a healthier lifestyle inevitable.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TAWANDA_IS_BACK 3/3/2013 2:34AM

    I'm glad to be learning new things that will help me to better take care of this body. Blessings on your journey!!

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LILSHINE 2/19/2013 12:34PM

    Great blog!

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BLUEEYEDBETTY 2/17/2013 10:02PM

    I just recently started actually tracking my calories. I had convinced myself that ball park figures were ok but then realized I was cheating horribly. Great job and I hope you have a great week! emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 2/17/2013 8:15PM

    You had better continue to learn or else game

God bless,


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DOLPHINSINGER72 2/16/2013 11:10PM

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Good for you. I am the same way. I actually will add the food if I can't find the exact match. But, I am kind of anal like that :D

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LANAHAUTH21 2/16/2013 11:08PM

  Don't you find each day is a new learning experience. Have a great tomorrow.

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