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    KABMPH   29,197
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No more food tracking

Monday, March 04, 2013

I decided to stop food tracking. I did it for a solid month and learned that that I generally stay within the range SP tells me I should be in, provided that I'm tracking correctly.

The realization to stop came to me yesterday. I went to the grocery store and got some fresh mozzarella with cherry tomatoes. When I was eating it, I was trying to count the number of mozzarella balls. Really, I don't think my weight or my issues need that type of scrutiny!

In addition, I don't really know if I'm tracking correctly half the time. I'm not willing to measure my food, so I take guesses as to how much rice I'm eating (3/4 c. or is it 1 c.?), how many beans are in my quesadilla, etc.

It was a good exercise while it lasted, and I enjoyed the SparkPoints, too! I like to think it shed some light on my eating habits (calories, calcium, and fiber), but even that is just a guess.
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DISCIPLINE_DOES 3/5/2013 3:12PM

    It does get frustrating wondering if you've measured correctly or knowing that you haven't, wondering if the info on the food tracker is the same as what you're trying to track, etc. But it is a helpful little gadget.

I will shed a quick tear for your future lack of spark points. emoticon
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BUMPS2 3/5/2013 11:22AM

    You are right on! I am a type II and trying to get rid of meds or minimize them as well as loose weight and GET FIT. It is a day to day effort to plan each of my meals and keep motivated to continue building my workout. YOU ARE BLESSED and you are a great specimen of health. You are where I will be some day....but for now I am DOING IT EVERYDAY TOO. emoticon

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AMYD726 3/5/2013 9:30AM

    I think that's the goal of most people... to eat intuitively what your body needs (not wants, always) and to not have to track every little thing. Good for you!

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CUPKAKE137 3/4/2013 8:28PM

    Good luck! I hope to be able to do that one day.

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 3/4/2013 4:17PM

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BEVENH 3/4/2013 11:00AM

    I agree, the foods listed are listed as a serving many times? What ever that is. I just think the tracking makes you focus on food intake. It helps prevent mindless eating. Good luck to you on your healthy goal.

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