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    LWADE1963   24,645
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another lesson learned in eating

Sunday, June 02, 2013

i have several things to blog about. thats one for today and one for tomorrow . i find myself getting hooked on this sight. when something happens or i have a thought , i think about blogging and sharing it with my spark friends

i had an epitamy. this is my weigh loss journey. i can join 100's of gyms and weight loss places. but until i figure out what works for me and i do it, nothing else will work. weight watchers can tell me to eat so many points, ymca can tell me what workouts to do, people can tell me things and give me advice but i have to get it within myself. i have to personalize it and apply it to myself

how did i come to this realization?

i did so well last week at sticking with my program. limited my nighttime eating. i am finding out that everytime i have italian food, i gain 3 lbs. i stuck with my program and got it all off last week.

so i was determined to not consume italian this weekend. and i did not. but i still got a little frivolous with my calories and after doing good all day on sat, i had 2 donuts, a poptart and 2 slices cheese.

pretty stupid, huh?

but this is a learning process.

so now, i got on scale and gained 2 lbs. i know some of it is water cause no way did i consume 7,0000 calories.

but still, another lesson learned. i must track everything all the time even on weekends and dont give myself too much extra rope.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
A_NEW_CHAPTER 6/3/2013 12:56PM

    I'm with the others - sodium has to be a factor - when my sodium is high all week I gain, even when my calories are nearly always in range.

Good for you for looking at the situation and deciding to make changes - it's hard to get it all figured out but we'll get there eventually.

(and yes, SP is addictive!!)

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CANDOK1260 6/3/2013 12:04PM

    i understand i am learning the same things it got to come from you and watch the sodium

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MOBYCARP 6/2/2013 8:57PM

    Yes, tracking is a key. If you don't know what you're eating, you don't know how to try to change it.

Don't beat yourself up too bad about the donuts. Many of us didn't transform from eating lots of junk to eating lots of healthy food overnight. Start with tracking, and make whatever small positive changes you can. Over time, as the small changes become your new normal, other small changes will become possible. The sum of many small changes over the course of a year can be a massive change in how you eat; but trying to make that massive change all at once is unlikely to succeed.

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RFJSJ50 6/2/2013 8:29PM

    The food you ate has actual weight and cheese is usually high in sodium so that could account for your 2 pounds.
Like you said, this is our own personal learning experience and we each need to find what works best for us.
I love the sharing that takes place on Spark - always learning about new things to try and to adapt to fit my needs.

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CANDYCANE2B 6/2/2013 6:56PM

    Oh, this has been me for the last two days!!! I got so sick and hungry for REAL food on this South Beach diet, I just blew it yesterday and some of today! Plus I'm getting nervous with all I still have to do before my dd's wedding on the 8th!

Thanks Lisa for posting this! You have greatly encouraged me today!!!!


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FITMOMMA32 6/2/2013 6:38PM

    No one's eating habits are 100%...I totally blew my eating today for sure lol.Yes I do enjoy my snacks and sinful desserts lol...we are only human.Do the best that you can do and always set a new goal for yourself.If weekends weak havoc on your eating plans,dont sweat it.Learn what your triggers are and accept them and find a way to not overdo it.You will find a process that works for you....Keep up the good work.Remember one or two bad meals/snacks will not put on the weight,just like a few good ones wont make you lose it overnight.Just keep working it and you will meet your goal.

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BIGPAWSUP 6/2/2013 4:54PM

    You are learning your balance! I'm confident you can do this.

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    I decided not to long after joining SP for the second time that I was going to track all nutrition every meal every day even if I went over. I also made peace with the fact that if I have to track for the rest of my life I am good with it because I need the accountability that results from it.

I see nothing stupid about a learning process because we are all figuring out what works for us and when something is no longer working we need to re-visit the process and find something new. It's all good!

Moderation, not deprivation - next time you'll choose 1 of the treats and a 1-ounce portion of cheese. Or, you can always do halfsies (half of the treat)!

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WORKNPROGRESS49 6/2/2013 4:21PM

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DALID414 6/2/2013 4:19PM

    You'll find your weekend balance. emoticon

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HOLLYM48 6/2/2013 4:03PM

    Oneday at a time! We are I'm this for the whole journey and we will learn with each passing day. emoticon emoticon

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CASSCOTT70 6/2/2013 3:54PM

  Yeah, the weekends catches me too...sometimes I just challenge myself to try harder, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.

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