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    MELBBART   47,231
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Always learning...

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

This week's challenge (food tracking) is always a rewarding one for me, and I'm always learning something new. I try to track my food regularly, but whenever I do it for the challenge, I realize just how many small bites I'm consuming. Those calories do add up. Now if only I could find a way to keep myself as particular when it is not challenge time?

This time I also learned a hard lesson about sugar! My whole family (besides me) had the stomach flu this past week. Sunday afternoon I had a very sugary coffee and then later a light dinner (since I was only cooking for myself). Later in the evening I all of a sudden felt super weak, and nauseous. I figured I was getting the same stomach bug, so I didn't eat anything else and went right to bed. Well....come to figure out in the morning, I was just having a blood sugar crash. I ate breakfast and started to feel better, but I guess since I waited so long I still didn't feel 100% until later that afternoon. Anyways, like I said, I'm always learning. I WON'T be doing that again! LESSON LEARNED!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TWNOMWE 3/28/2013 10:59AM

    It is always great to learn by an action we take. emoticon no more too much sugar

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KALISWALKER 3/27/2013 8:58PM

    LOL yes when we record each bite it does add up.

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HAKAPES 3/27/2013 10:11AM

    Well done. I like your encouragement on tracking. Maybe I write a blog about it.

Fortunately, such food problems can go away as fast as they came. Happy to hear you are better.

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BLOOMINGLENA 3/26/2013 2:19PM

    It is true that when you track food then you realize that what you have been eating is not that "innocent". I find it a bit hard to keep track of what I am eating and this is part of my failing to succeed! emoticon
Melissa I hope you are fine now and keep up the good work! You are an awesome leader!
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AMIEE376 3/26/2013 11:28AM

    It's always a shock adding in the snacks, you don't realise how much you're eating! And hope you don't get ill!

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2BEHEALTHY2014 3/26/2013 11:16AM

    It's funny what we can learn when we actually listen to our bodies. I hope you're able to avoid that flu bug!

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KNYAGENYA 3/26/2013 11:14AM

    I try to avoid sugar and eat regularly to avoid crashing.

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