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3) What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track?

Monday, March 04, 2013

Just making it a priority to be consistent with my food tracking. I allow myself small treats, like a Hershey miniature dark chocolate bar, as long as I track it of course.

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ROSE-100 3/4/2013 7:18PM

    Good for you in tracking everything.


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SWAYDE 3/4/2013 4:30PM

    Well I totally gave up chocolate and candy for about a year. I guess that helped break my addiction to it. Then I found that I could fight the temptation at other people's homes and either turn it down completely, or stick with just 1 piece for a little treat. Now I just know what a bad, bad thing it can be for me. One little 40 calorie piece is not going to ever cause me to gain weight. But if I sit and eat 10 of them, then yes, that will just set me back to where I was before or worse. It's just being much more aware of what calories are in things and how hard I have to work to burn them off. The day I can't handle doing only one a day, then that's the day I stop having it again.

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YENDUCHAKA 3/4/2013 2:52PM

    May I ask how you got to a point that you can keep that bag in the house and eat only 1 a day? This is something I really struggle with. I've been conscientious about tracking what I eat for over a year and a half now, but even knowing those numbers usually doesn't keep me from overdoing it on the sweet stuff. Do you have any advice you can share?

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SWAYDE 3/4/2013 10:37AM

    LOL it's taken me over a year to get to the point where I can keep a bag of Hershey miniatures, or kisses in the house and only eat 1 a day. It's amazing how much longer they last that way and I still get to have my little chocolate indulgences that are important to me.

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TERESA159 3/4/2013 10:33AM

    Very good. Little rewards become so important, don't they? Keep up the good work.
(I could not even have little Hershey's in the HOUSE! But, that's me.)

Go Casual Travelers! emoticon

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URGETTINTHIN 3/4/2013 10:29AM

    I'm tracking, working out and most importantly, this time around, learning to enjoy the journey/moment and not feel like I have to celebrate once I reach a certain weight. I'm celebrating every smidge.

Woohoo! emoticon

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NEWTINK 3/4/2013 10:24AM

    Rewards work well emoticon

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JAMARIGOLD 3/4/2013 9:54AM

    Good for you for tracking every little thing! I'll keep that in mind as I start tracking today. Thanks for the reminder!

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AMYTRIPP 3/4/2013 8:55AM

    Sounds like we have the same goal - to use that pesky nutrition tracker. emoticon

Yep, I think consistency is really the key. Good luck!!

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KEEPITUP05 3/4/2013 8:41AM

    Tracking my fitness minutes! I got out of the habit around Christmas and I noticed I wasn't consistent enough. So I am making it a priority now! emoticon emoticon

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 3/4/2013 8:33AM

    Portion control is such a key element! Glad to see you are tracking every bite!!!

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