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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
    Good for you in tracking everything.

    1659 days ago
    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.
    1659 days ago
    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?
    1659 days ago
    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.
    1659 days ago
  • TERESA159
    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.)

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    1659 days ago
    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.

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    1659 days ago
    Rewards work well emoticon
    1659 days ago
    Good for you for tracking every little thing! I'll keep that in mind as I start tracking today. Thanks for the reminder!
    1659 days ago
    Sounds like we have the same goal - to use that pesky nutrition tracker. emoticon

    Yep, I think consistency is really the key. Good luck!!
    1659 days ago
    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
    1660 days ago
    Portion control is such a key element! Glad to see you are tracking every bite!!!
    1660 days ago
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