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Seriously?

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Am I seriously going to have to track my food for the rest of my life? More and more, Iím beginning to see that I just might have to. Itís frustrating, but I guess itís a necessary evil.
Maintenance has been such an interesting beast for me, one that I find it all the more difficult than losing the actual weight itself...at least, for me. I'm grateful for all of the progress that I've made, but man, I am just so frustrated.

How long is it going to take me to get the right "groove" going?
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  • ILOVEMALI
    Tracking is really difficult for me. I do pretty well when I'm at the office, but it all falls apart when I get home. I don't want to have to do this forever, either!
    1091 days ago
  • JUDYAMK
    Good evening. Have you ever read a book titled Wheat Belly? That is changing my life slowly . My one down fall is bread I love it . However I began eating bread called Ezekiel It is made of no flour only sprouts, my favorite is raisin bread toasted, they have sesame bread, & other ones.I also switched to spaghetti made from rice, I thought I could never eat that. My brother picked it up by mistake wow what a mistake that turned out to be awesome.I always felt bloated after eating spaghetti, plus an hour later i was hungry not with this it is so good & filling with out the bloating , That book is changing my entire eating..I am a carb eater ,but once you read this book I am sure it can help, I even tested my self with food made with wheat went back to eating it then switched back to the lessons I learned in What Belly I could tell in my body the kinds of food that were helping me.Thank you for the spark goodie. made me smile as I am going through issues besides my eating issues. I am just starting this Wheat Belly ,so it will be interesting to see where I go with it. I ordered it from Amazon. Have a blessed week
    Judy
    1093 days ago
  • BINGO24
    Tracking food is a real pain. When I religiously track my food, I find that I must constantly remind myself that here a calorie, there a calorie adds up quickly. It sucks just how easily those calories translate into pounds and inches. It sucks, but it is the best way to remind yourself. to use your calories wisely. If it is any consolation, I have also been lax at tracking my food lately and the calories have been winning. emoticon

    Eventually, it should become second nature to eat not only the right things, but also the right amounts. I am not there yet. emoticon Hopefully, you will get there soon. Best wishes and hugs to you, MissB. emoticon emoticon Nancy
    1095 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    I'm not in the maintenance phase yet, but I do track my food. Annoying? Definitely! But I do know I make better choices knowing that I have to track whatever I eat. And I do splurge sometimes and I track that too! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1096 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    I am in maintenance too and still weigh and measure and track. Just what I need to do and by now, at least for me, it's a habit. EASY? NO, not always. But when it isn't easy, I just remember where I was 3 yrs. ago. Do NOT want to go back there, so that's about all the motivating thoughts I need to get my booty in gear and just do what it takes.

    HUGS and here's to a good Thursday. Almost the weekend.
    1096 days ago
  • GR8TAWK-N-2-U
    You'll get it right, just hang in there. I'm still trying to reach my goal.
    1096 days ago
  • MPETERSON2311
    I have the same problem. The second I think "I got this" the scale tells me otherwise....oh well, even healthy skinny people watch what they eat too and report to a scale
    1096 days ago
  • GODDREAMDIVA1
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    1096 days ago
  • JAROL7
    Usually it takes 30 days to develop a new GOOD habit i.e. tracking every morsel going into your mouth and therefore losing weight. It also takes about 30 days to develop a BAD habit of eating the wrong foods, not making good choices, and throwing all good sense out the window.
    1096 days ago
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