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Level 14?!?!

Friday, October 04, 2013

Not sure if anyone else pays attention to your "level status" on Spark but overnight I became level 14? Wow! I get a nice shiny icon now!

It took a lot of work to get this far - fitness points, food tracking points, blogs written, water drank, etc. Crazy! Maybe it snuck up on me because I've been trying to be much better at tracking?

Speaking of - I just tracked my lunch. I had an avocado, a tomato and a small onion on hand so I made a sort of half guac/half dip of veggies only to realize I ate almost a whole avocado and that has some cal-orrrrr-iesssssssss. Yikes!

I was reading a blog on here about choosing the right KIND of calories, and I know I've raised the question before of does it count if I stay in my ranges but only ate fast food? I mean I just ate like 300 calories of avocado but it was an AVOCADO, not french fries. You know? So right now my food tracker looks a little sketchy but it is all veggies... and the scrambled eggs I made myself at home this morning. I'm trying not to feel guilty about my calorie count for today but the higher numbers do make me feel bad?! Why?!

Last night I did garden work (mulched! It looks soooo much better!) and had a greek salad for dinner. I really just wanted to sit on the couch but it was so nice out that I decided to go for a walk instead. Boom!

Today is my bf's last day at his night shift job. He wants to go out and celebrate so bad food/drinks will probably occur. I guess knowing that in advance is contributing to the avocado calories guilt?

Anyways - couldn't be more thrilled that it is friday. Hope ya'll have a great weekend!


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HIKETOHEIGHTS 10/4/2013 8:14PM

    I finished tracking for the day and I was real low on my fats, an avocado would have been perfect. emoticon

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PHEBESS 10/4/2013 7:47PM

    Avocados have healthy fats. Good for your skin. All that.

But staying in range with only fast foods is difficult, because you're eating so much less food since it's all so high cal to begin with.

And yay for level 14!!!!

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RAINA413 10/4/2013 7:00PM

    Happy Friday and Happy Level 14!!!!

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KAMINEKO 10/4/2013 4:33PM

    I wouldn't sweat it. I know from my experience when I eat over my range, but with clean/healthy foods, my body deals just fine and I can get away with it. When I eat over my range with processed or restaurant foods *KABOOM* instant weight gain. Most is probably from sodium but still, there is always a week or more lost in just trying to come down to where I was beforehand. I think the veggies are clean. Avocados do pack a wallop but it's the good kind of fat and calories. Give yourself a break and don't worry too much about it. Have fun celebrating tonight!

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KIKKI-G 10/4/2013 2:43PM

    Done feel guilty over an avocado. I agree with the good calories/fats over bad as they process differently. Don't stress girlie!!
& yay to more time with your man, that makes a huge difference. Josh & I make sure we have at least one day off together.

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LOTUSBURGER 10/4/2013 2:34PM

    I think it's ok when it's good for you food! Just don't eat them EVERYDAY! WHY do avocados have to be so high ") They are really tastey!

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STEPHERS27 10/4/2013 1:23PM

    I agree there is a difference between good and bad calories, although my biggest offender is sodium lol but I ate a whole avocado just yesterday and didn't feel guilty at all I felt more guilty about the pasta I had for dinner haha. But ye you are fine with that, I'm super excited it's Friday too cause it means extra time I get to spend with my BF :D we are working on a new paint job for a project scooter we got and I love working on it with him. Anyways congrats on the level 14! And glad we got back in touch on here... And sorry for the long post haha. HAPPY FRIDAY!

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SUMMER2203 10/4/2013 1:00PM

  i have heard both sides of the debate --- but i definitely think that where your cals are coming from makes a difference! i mean, you put some good fats into your body as opposed to like 300 cals of i say you are fine :)

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