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Taking a break again

Sunday, March 17, 2013

I do well while tracking everything. I can lose weight consistently and rarely go over my counts. It keeps me in check and I know what I've done to deserve the numbers on the scale.

I am going to eat when I'm hungry and not go overboard this week. I don't want to have to track the rest of my life. I need to start to learn how to eat when I'm hungry and make the proper choices without tracking all the time. So I'm taking a week off and if it goes well, I might take 2.

It becomes overwhelming to have to track all the time and I find that taking a week or so off helps me. I also found last time that I do start to allow myself more as time goes by, so I'm only doing this temporarily for the time being. I am not at my goal weight, but am becoming more comfortable with my body as it is.

I know for a fact I had too much salt yesterday with some new healthy snacks I got in the mail and the quarter pounder with cheese and a cupcake (I was at a 2 year old's birthday party), but that was the most of it. I still had my yogurt for breakfast and went to fruit if I was hungry in between.

Now to see if I can stick to eating well when I don't have it written down. I did not do well over the winter holidays with my not tracking, but could have done worse. Easter is coming up and I do plan on candy as part of it, but it won't be all of it.

So to see if I can do this without gaining 5 pounds back will be a challenge. As long as I maintain or lose I'll be fine, but if I catch myself gaining again, I know I'll be in trouble. I must learn how to control myself without having to write it all down.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KAREN608 3/20/2013 11:34AM

    If only we could track in our memories! It'd be so much easier.

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RUNNING-TURTLE 3/19/2013 8:28AM

    Good luck. emoticon

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MELINDA382 3/18/2013 5:32PM

    Good luck! I only suggest that you don't think of it as a set back should you need to track full time or part time. We succeed better with some tools than others. Try it out and you'll find a method that works for you!

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ANDREWMOM 3/18/2013 2:40PM

    All the luck to you!!

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LUNADRAGON 3/18/2013 11:45AM

    Good luck. I am trying to get back at keeping track of everything again, as it really does make a difference. Fighting the battle of the bulge.

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OSDOWNS 3/18/2013 7:13AM

    It just shows that this is a process to see what works and what doesn't for each of us. Good luck!

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SUNNYWBL 3/18/2013 12:55AM

    Good wishes for your tracking break. It can be a good thing if you remain mindful.

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POOKASLUAGH 3/17/2013 7:14PM

    Good luck!

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MISSG180 3/17/2013 6:49PM

    I think it's a great idea. I look forward to hearing your results.

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TANYA602 3/17/2013 6:06PM

    I hope this works for you! I am afraid that I will be a lifer here on SP as a tracker in all regards. Have a great week!

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SAMMI4444 3/17/2013 5:32PM

    As soon as I stop tracking, I gain 5 lbs easy. Good for you and keep it up!

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123ELAINE456 3/17/2013 1:14PM

  I hope it works out for You. Keep Pushing Forward. You Can Do It. God Blessings to Everyone. Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!

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SKEEWEE2MEK 3/17/2013 12:42PM

    Good luck! I hope it works well for you. emoticon

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MJREIMERS 3/17/2013 10:51AM

    emoticon I admire you that you can do well without tracking. I tried it once and gained 10 lbs. I have to track to keep myself accountable. You have a good attitude and that will help you on this journey. I, like you, don't deprive myself of any type of food. I think that's why I've maintained for almost two years.

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KELLYFIT123 3/17/2013 10:45AM

    I really like the way you see things. Good luck with this tracking break and keep us updated on how you think it's going! I tracked my food for a month and then stopped, but I sometimes think about starting up again. I really need to increase my fiber intake and I'm not good at counting in my head. ;-)

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