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Your Body Keeps An Accurate Journal

Thursday, February 28, 2013

I have been working long and hard on becoming the healthiest I can be for almost 6 months now (1 September to 1 March). That's why I use the nutrition tracker to record everything - even on the occasional days when I go over the caloric requirement. The SP system message is the same whether I'm over by 1 calorie or a 100 calories. So I continue being honest with what and how much I'm eating.

I'm the only one who can see it and there's no blame or shame attached to it. In my mind to do anything different is to deliberately get in my own way and sabotage myself. Why on earth would I want to do that?

At this point I take a week's worth of tracking and dividing by 7 to get my daily average. I am usually right on the nose. I've retrained myself to eyeball portions so I can successfully serve myself when I don't have my digital food scale or measuring spoons.

I'm close, but not there yet.

Although I'm lurking on the Transition to Maintenance/Maintenance SparkTeam, I haven't yet reached the goal set.

One day, soon.

It's never to early to continue refining the skills I'll need to keep going on my journey!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SISSIE21 2/28/2013 11:52PM

    Love the quote! I also track no matter what and it actually helps keep me on the 'straight and narrow' as I don't want to see in black and white that I've eaten way too much. My first month of SP, I started going to the gym and tracked my nutrition even though I was eating way too much and many of the wrong foods. But it was a start. And gradually over the course of 4 weeks, I was able to get to my '3 healthy meals and 2 snacks' routine that I now follow. Tracking is a powerful tool!
Good luck with yours! It must be a wonderful feeling to be close to maintenance. What an accomplishment! emoticon emoticon

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NELSONCHERYL59 2/28/2013 8:12PM

great stuff cheryl. Keep it up. U r an inspiration and i appreciate your ideas and sharing. emoticon

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MY1FAN 2/28/2013 6:52PM

    Way to go!

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SEEINGCLEARLY53 2/28/2013 6:34PM

    Good for you!,,,and thinking ahead too! emoticon

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FELINEBETTER 2/28/2013 3:16PM

    Way to go,Girl!

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CHRISTINASP 2/28/2013 11:59AM

    That is great! Six months, wow.

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GENKI_WARRIOR 2/28/2013 9:09AM

    It's all about staying on top of it and never giving up; I'm proud of your determination and drive! You are doing it!!!

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DARJR50 2/28/2013 7:55AM

  Isn't that the truth. But the body can fib for a bit when you are working hard and not seeing results.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 2/28/2013 7:30AM

    So true. Regardless of what my mind tries to tell me, my body, my hips and my scale tell me the truth.

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PANIK257 2/28/2013 7:12AM

    I love this quote!

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