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Saturday, March 02, 2013

The questions I need to answer this week, one per day, are:

1) What new habit you wish to develop?
2) How will you do that?
3) What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track?
4) How are you doing day by day?
5) What can you improve upon?
6) Do you need some motivation or advice? Ask for it!
7) Anything else you would like to share with your Team

Okay, so today is "What new habit you (sic) wish to develop?" God, there are so many I need to, but I think the most important one I fail consistently at is staying in my calorie range. I like this one, too, because there are many components to it. So I'll answer the next question tomorrow.
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    1783 days ago
    Great blog and great habit!! I need to work on tracking calories too as it's quite hit and miss with me..but I do seem to do lots better during these challenges!!

    Good luck!! Go Starfish!! emoticon
    1784 days ago
  • BEE2LE
    I agree w/ the difficulty of tracking. I'm terrible at it! I have the exercise thing down pretty well. But, as several studies have shown, it's really about one's diet. So, maybe we can all work on this together this week! I'm sure we'll have to as part of the challenge!
    Hope your weigh in went better this morning!!!! If not, keep your chin up. We'll get it. Go starfish!
    1785 days ago
    Staying within my calorie range is something I need to work on too. The habit you chose to work on this week will be a big help to all of us. I forget (or rather choose to forget) that the sun is going to come up tomorrow and it will be a brand new day. I don't have to eat everything there is in one day.

    I get lazy but I'm another one that feels tracking is a big key to staying within the calorie range. It goes along with planning meals for the week and when special events come up like birthdays, anniversaries and nights out. It also helps to make better choices.

    I'm looking forward to following your progress and getting some good tips myself. Good luck this week. Hope it's a good one for you.

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    1785 days ago
    Me, too. I'm still deciding what my official habit should be...
    1785 days ago
  • HHB4181
    1785 days ago
    I wish I could offer you good advice. BUT I refuse to count calories! :)
    1786 days ago
    1786 days ago
    Tracking CAN be very hard. Tracking can definetely help us realize we are not in our calorie intake for the day.
    I also am anxious to hear what you have to say about it tomorrow. Good luck! emoticon
    1786 days ago
    Good luck with working on this very important habit! I'll be interested in hearing your plans and how it goes. emoticon
    1786 days ago
    Do you try and track your food BEFORE you eat it? I had this discussion with a friend yesterday, and she tracks everything before she goes out to eat. She will pull up the menu from whatever restaurant, and choose her foods, and then logs them. When she sees her numbers, she tweaks things up or down, to be in range for that meal. Maybe worth a shot??
    1786 days ago
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    1786 days ago
    I know, we usually don't track our food because it is so time consuming. All I track at the moment are my fruit/veggies and water. The rest I guesstimate and this is where my problem lies. Being on vacation is also hard to stick to a strict diet. Too many unknowns you just can't prepare for. Going to a BBQ, tomorrow. Oh YES, I prepare mentally, but will I follow through?
    1786 days ago
    Always a challenge! I look forward to reading about your strategies!

    1786 days ago
  • BADGER92
    That's often a challenge for me, too! I definitely find that planning (and even tracking)my days in advance is helpful, as long as I stick to the plan.

    1786 days ago
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