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A blog about Eyeballs

Thursday, May 02, 2013

I woke up at 3:30AM STARVING!!! My first reaction was to open the frig and look for a snack (which I would track) but I decided to first drink a glass of water to see if that would do the trick. And thankfully, it did.
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I don't know how long it's been since I stopped, but I started measuring my food again yesterday.

Afterwards, as I tossed and turned trying to get back to sleep, I started thinking that, by eyeballing and not measuring my food, how many calories I was actually over-eating each day while thinking I was on track.

Taking the numbers from the foods I first eye-balled then measured yesterday, my judgment in estimating my daily food has been off by 35% to 50%!!!

(Okay, I know that some things are already portion-sized, like a slice of bread, an individual serving of yogurt, etc.)

But my mistake of eye-balling rather than measuring has the potential to increase my caloric intake easily by 400 calories each day. Maybe even more!

I don't need that!!!

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GEORGIEGURLZ 5/6/2013 1:11AM

    Thanks for the blog. I believe I had better get out my measuring devices. I have stopped losing weight, I bet I know why!!!

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KLMEIRING 5/3/2013 5:00PM

    Too funny! Thank you for the reminder that weighing and measuring my food is a good idea! emoticon

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OWL_20 5/3/2013 1:29PM

    That picture of the woman is one I'll remember emoticon ! Since I started measuring out stuff, I'm continually surprised at how much or little my food counts are--it's a good thing to be here at SP!

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    yikes! I'm guilty of that, too

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IMREITE 5/3/2013 12:57AM

    Cute picture. i have the same issue. i try to measure everything so i use a lot of portion controled containers.

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MSLZZY 5/2/2013 10:35PM

    I don't need that either. Grab those cups and spoons, dear!

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BIGPAWSUP 5/2/2013 9:13PM

    I feel your pain and I'm there with you - measuring cup in hand.

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PINKYYSUEE 5/2/2013 8:38PM

    Good advice!

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