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Change Your Attitude & You Can Do Anything!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I started Nutrition Tracking last month, today is Day 38! Woo Hoo! There were several things that helped me get started on this streak.

1) I was tired of my weight bouncing between 217 - 224. I was happy having a weight loss and sad when I could see it climbing back up.

2) I hate using a tracker. I knew with the 5% Challenge we would be Nutrition Tracking the next week, so I decided to embrace it and get a head start.

3) I want to be slim more than I want to stay the same!

4) Spark freinds who record their streaks that help them succeed

It was knowing what I didn't want, and knowing I could change if I would commit to doing what I hate doing; knowing in the long run, it would work for me. I could succeed in weight loss.

I blogged about what I was doing and got support from my Spark Friends. When the 5% Challenge - Nutrition Tracking week came up we had a discussion thread about how to use the Spark Tracker. There were great tips. The first few days were a struggle, but in 14 days I was okay with it, and when I eat I want to record it ASAP.

I had to change my attitude and tell myself - You can do it! You can do it! You can do it!

I am applying the attitude change to the daily walk. Till I get it done I am thinking - You can do it! You can do it! You can do it!

Thanks for your encouragement and support!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PEGTIGER 4/28/2013 2:06PM

    This is what I always fail to have consistency with. I will try to do what you've done and work on tracking, regardless. I think I can, I think I can............
Thanks for putting it into words and setting an example.

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WORKNPROGRESS49 4/27/2013 11:13AM


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GEMLADYONE 4/26/2013 4:30PM

    emoticon on your tracking! I know for me, thisis the only way to keep in ranges.

Have you tried the mobile app for your phone? It helps me sometimes when I haven't planned ahead to check on choices and make the best one in restaurants.

Keep it up and I know you'll see good results! emoticon

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ANATASHIKI 4/26/2013 11:01AM

    emoticon tracking is the most important thing probably for weight loss

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LINDAF49 4/26/2013 12:47AM

    Good for you and exciting that it is still working for you. I take a recess from it occasionally but always coung mu freggies even if not tracking whole meals ...this is my time out week so am enjoying that but nest week will be back to tracking almost daily.

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AMANDEES76 4/26/2013 12:42AM

    That is awesome! I too am not a fan of tracking but I have also found that if I track I have more success. I am trying my best to stay on track and keep up with my tracking until the next challenge starts. See you there!

emoticon on your 38 day tracking streak!!!!

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ROSCOEKR 4/25/2013 1:05PM

    You are really doing well, emoticon

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READYBETTY 4/25/2013 5:59AM

    You're doing great! WTG!!

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4RASCALS 4/24/2013 8:21PM

    Glad that your doing good with the tracker. I still have problems with it, but I'm working on it. Love the can do attitude.

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LJR4HEALTH 4/24/2013 8:15PM

    So true its all about our attitude

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TANYA602 4/24/2013 7:54PM

    I'm so glad the tracking is working for you! I hate to say it, but I live by it. And the walking will pay off, as well! Keep up the good work - and yes- the 5% Challenge is indeed a good one!

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ADRIENALINE 4/24/2013 7:22PM

    Good for you! Way to go.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 4/24/2013 6:22PM

    WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!

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HEALTHYIN2014 4/24/2013 6:12PM

    You are a great inspiration and a great motivator. emoticon emoticon

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AEROBISAURUS 4/24/2013 6:08PM

    emoticon Always moving forward! emoticon

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LESLIELENORE 4/24/2013 5:51PM

    You CAN do it!! Day 38? Woohoo!

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    Sounds like everything is falling into place.

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TURTLETALK 4/24/2013 3:44PM

    I have tracked everyday since January 2. It really does get easier and automatic. emoticon

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FRUITYFUL 4/24/2013 1:55PM

    I'm glad you were able to make tracking work for you! Your positivity is contagious! Keep up the GREAT work!


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CARRAND 4/24/2013 1:48PM

    emoticon Keep it up!

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MKELLY72 4/24/2013 1:17PM

    Great job on the streak! Those really get results!

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CHERIJ16 4/24/2013 12:58PM


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MICKEYH 4/24/2013 12:42PM

    Congrats on 38 days streak !! You are doing great. And keep doing great work, you can do this. I so agree with you, when you change aditude you can do anything.
So proud of you conquering things you weren't able to or did not want to do it.
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GERARLAUR 4/24/2013 12:03PM

    Good for you.

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