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lesson #1- commit to track your food all of it


Monday, February 18, 2013

well another monday and i ready to start a healthy week. no horrible mindless snacking at night after work. i find myself just getting bigger and bigger. today my size 14 shorts were tight.

i got up and did my treadmill for 30 min on incline and then did a 20 min workout. then i spent the next hour in kitchen making dinner and prepping for week ahead and today

today i have spagetti with homemade marinara and ground turkey. looks pretty good

i will leave you with a thought that i read the other day on a message board. instead of focusing on the lbs you have to lose just focus on today and commit yourself that you are gonna track everything you eat today. that way, you will not want to eat horribly fattening stuff cause you will not want to go over on your tracker.

sounds like a good plan to me.
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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 2/20/2013 6:23PM

    Great reminder! Sounds like you have a great plan.

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BEATLETOT 2/19/2013 11:30AM

    So true. Make today a good one! =)

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LESLIE_2B_LESS 2/19/2013 1:55AM

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FIT4MEIN2013 2/18/2013 10:13PM

    Tracking is the #1 most important thing to do to lose weight.

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REBECCATKD 2/18/2013 9:45PM

    Especialy remind yourself at night why you're doing this. I am also a mindless snacker, and sometimes the only thing that stops me is having this laptop in my hands rather than food.

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BIGPAWSUP 2/18/2013 6:04PM

    Woo Hoo!

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JBELICIOUS5 2/18/2013 5:22PM

    Love your quote at the end--SO IMPORTANT!

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JILLYBEAN25 2/18/2013 3:55PM

    Tracking food is the key to many, many people's success!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 2/18/2013 3:45PM

    When I first started at Spark it was just that, the nutrition tracker which got me on the right track. As long I we're honest with ourselves it's a fantastic tool. So you've found a perfect place to start your change for this week.
I also love the fact that spark calculates your calorie intake range based on your age, weight, calorie intake and output. This has so helped me find the balance I need to stay healthy and on track (most of the time.)
Wishing you success as your strive to track all your food this week. emoticon emoticon
Maria

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CAKEMAKERMOM 2/18/2013 12:58PM

    Tracking everything is the best tool you can have, no matter if you go over, under or right in the middle of your goal. It's harder to see the results if you're not honest with what you're doing. You're also more likely to stick to your goal if you write it down, it makes you think twice about what you're eating.

Then do not beat yourself up if you aren't perfect in your eating, just learn from what you did and do something different tomorrow!

Night time snacking is hard. I find that I have to decide if I'm eating because I'm bored, eating because I feel the need to chew or if I"m really hungry. My favorite snack late at night is air popped (nothing added to it!) white kernel popcorn. It's sweeter than the yellow blend and still available in most stores. Plus it's only 20 calories a cup without the butter on it!

The scale is only one tool. I also have measured myself, taken the pictures and go by the fact my pants are falling off every 15 pounds or so. It's amazing how different you can look in a month when you pay attention to what you do to your body!

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ZIGGY122 2/18/2013 12:43PM

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CNGMYBX 2/18/2013 12:41PM

  This is great. So often we focus on the negatives and only on the pounds on the scale. I am finding that tracking and planning are my keys for accountability and getting me through those days when the scale shows a gain instead of a loss. Keep up the good work.

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