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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

I've been struggling with gaining too much weight on the weekends.
Well...gaining the weight is not the struggle. Eating too much is the struggle.
I tried food tracking...and failed.
I had a crazy idea to track this past weekend and also post pics of my meals on facebook.
I did it!
I posted a pic of each meal and snack on Saturday with calorie counts, and fat, carb, and protein counts. I kept totals of each throughout the day. I tried to make the pics look attractive by meticulously arranging the food on pretty plates.
The encouragement that I got from facebook was awesome.
The scale was happy Sunday morning. I had managed to maintain the weight I lost during the week. Success!
I took pics of my meals on Sunday, too, but waited to post all of the pics with the calorie and nutrient counts until the end of the day.
I had my two grandkids on Sunday, so I didn't have much free time that day.
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Monday's weigh in was even better...another pound lost.

emoticon I consciously planned healthy meals.
emoticon I ate about every 3 hours even if I wasn't feeling hungry.
emoticon I made sure to include plenty of lean protein.
emoticon I ate lots of salad.
emoticon I kept a check on the carbs.
emoticon Only healthy fats...
emoticon I weighed and measured every food.
emoticon I drank plenty of fluids (sugar free Raspberry tea).
emoticon I left room for a couple of my favorite treats.
emoticon I tracked.
emoticon I got in a couple of short weight lifting workouts.

emoticon I never felt hungry. In fact, I couldn't eat everything I had planned to eat on Saturday.
emoticon When I had the urge to eat something outside of my plan, I thought about the camera. I told myself I could eat it, but I had to take a picture of it and post it first. This 100% deterred me from eating the food.
emoticon I now have a mapped out guide to a weekend eating plan that I know works and that I know I can stick with right in my very own food tracker.
emoticon If you are struggling...I highly recommend doing this.
emoticon I felt a little silly doing it, but fooey on that. It worked.
emoticon I don't really know why it worked over just food tracking. Who cares.

Sunday's food...

Are YOU hungry now?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LJCANNON 7/27/2013 7:40AM

    emoticon Accountability is an AWESOME Tool! And your Meals look Absolutely DElicious!

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JESPAH 7/18/2013 10:06AM

    Ah, accountability! However it works, however you do it, hey, it's all good.

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    Now I get it. What a great idea!

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SLIMMINGSHAY 7/17/2013 12:54PM

    WOW! That is amazing! great job figuring something out for YOU! Always a new idea for others who are struggling! Thanks for sharing!

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ELIZABETH5268 7/17/2013 12:28PM

    Good idea and great job finding somethign that worked so well for you!

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MALCONTENTION 7/17/2013 9:46AM

    Way to go, Carol!

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KANOE10 7/17/2013 7:26AM

    Great idea. It worked well for you. Your food looks wonderful. Hood for you finding a tool that works for you.

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STARPESCADO 7/17/2013 6:21AM

    Love it! emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 7/17/2013 3:29AM

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THECITYMOUSE 7/16/2013 11:01PM goddess.


That is all.


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WOLFKITTY 7/16/2013 10:53PM

    I love food blog challenges, and always have fun with them. I'm glad this exercise helped you refocus. ;)

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WORKNPROGRESS49 7/16/2013 10:08PM

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SANDICANE 7/16/2013 10:08PM

    What a fabulous idea! And I love the use of your emoticons in your blog. Oh my gosh, if I had to take a picture of EVERYTHING I put in my mouth and post it to Facebook, that would certainly deter me from overeating!!!!

Way to go...onward we go...


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