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    GINA180847   186,182
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Very Serious Topic

Saturday, July 13, 2013

For those of you who often read my blogs you know I try to keep it light and on the humorous side. But today I reached a conclusion that I have to make a change which will make my daily activities a little different. I have always gotten up, dressed or not and sat down at the computer and charted out my life. I often end up short changing myself on exercise minutes as those darn dog walks go on and on. That is not serious but what is is that I decide what I will eat and put it down on my nutrition tracker. Then as the day progresses I may and I may not eat what I wrote down. Maybe I don't feel like eating fish and have meat instead or an egg. I'll write down soup and then find I don't feel like it. etc. etc. So I have decided to do things completely differently. I will write in a notebook what I actually DO eat and then record it in my tracker after supper. This is the time I usually spend doing other things but I may get enough done in the morning that the time after supper dishes are done can be utilized this way. For those of you who enter each item of food as it gets eaten I have nothing but admiration but I don't want to start up the computer constantly. I would do nothing other than read blogs and find ways to get more and more points and really folks I spend far more time than I should on here. But my decision to do nutrition tracker entry after supper dishes feels good and it will keep things far more accurate. Over and out!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KLONG8 7/15/2013 11:58PM

    Yes, that makes sense to me too. I try to "think" my plan, then record after the fact. I really think I would struggle trying to plan and then eat everything I planned early in the day.

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MICKEYH 7/14/2013 4:48PM

    I agree, as much as we love staying online with SP and browsing blogs, reading some articles, earning more points etc... Too much time consuming is a very true fact that we have to realized and set some time limits for doing something to better ourself. I only add to foods tracker right before I go to bed. I wish I could first things in the morning to plan healthy menu to cook and eat for the day, so that way, I may stick to the plan but I haven't able to do it as of today. Less PC time is maybe better for me right now. Good luck Gina and let us know how you are doing on this matter. (^O^)/

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BRADMILL2922 7/14/2013 10:30AM

    Might as well give it a try and see how it works out for you!

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CELEST 7/14/2013 9:55AM

    I also keep a notebook, one in my handbag and one next to the stove. I track my food before I cook supper, to make sure I can adjust if my bfast, lunch and snacks were more than I expected, then I do CHOOSE something lighter in cals....just a suggestion.
You will find your new way of doing things beneficial in the long run.

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TORTISE110 7/14/2013 8:04AM

    Great to use tracker the way it works for YOU!

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GOANNA2 7/14/2013 5:31AM

    Sounds like a good plan Gina. Go for it! emoticon

Comment edited on: 7/14/2013 5:31:39 AM

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POPSY190 7/14/2013 3:12AM

    Sounds a good plan. emoticon

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GODS_TEMPLE 7/14/2013 2:37AM

    Sounds like a good change Gina. emoticon

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KAYTIE22 7/13/2013 11:41PM

    They always say that tracking is important. I know it helps me and I see a big difference when I do it on a consistent basis. I use a manual tracker log that I get from Weight Watchers but of course, I don't get any Spark points that way.

Writing your foods down in a notebook first and then transferring the info to the weight tracker sounds fine to me. I'm sure many use that same method. Whatever works best for you is the way to do it. Good luck and happy tracking!

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VIPERSWEB 7/13/2013 11:12PM

    I tend to enter my nutrition information at night, after I'm done for the day. Sometimes, if I'm busy, I won't bother entering for two or three days and then I do it all. Just do what works for you.

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WALLAHALLA 7/13/2013 10:52PM

    You still get the points, even if you post on a different day. If the mornings work for you, keep track in your notebook, and then type it in the following morning. Fitness minutes work the same way.

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