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Focus On Losing One Pound At A Time

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Ounce by ounce you will get there.

How? By doing what it is you need to do. Like tracking all your nutrition. Even if you eat more calories than you are allotted for the day. Enter it all into the Nutrition Tracker. Every meal. Every day.

It's too hard to do that? Too much work to keep track? There's not enough time? You're too busy? You think it will cause you to focus solely on food? Really? What did you gain by not keeping your focus on food and how much of it you were eating?

Ounce by ounce you will get there. How? By doing what it is you need to do. Like portioning out all your nutrition. With a digital kitchen scale and measuring spoons. By reading the Nutrition Facts Label (with comprehension!) on every item you consume.

See where it says Serving Size? That number is not a suggestion. It is fact. See the gram weight in the same line (The figure with the g next to it)? That is the serving size. That is why you need a digital kitchen scale and measuring spoons. They are crucial for portion control.

You have to make sure your serving size is exact. The only way to do that is to measure it.

That way you know you're doing exactly what it is you need to do to reach your goal.

Food is not your enemy. Food is fuel for living. Food does not control you. You control food. Food does not choose you. You choose food. Make the best choice possible. Ensure your success.

Narrow your focus. Ounce by ounce you will get to a pound. Focus on losing one pound a time. Pound by pound you will get there.

How do I know? Because 405 days ago (57.857 weeks ago) , I weighed 60 pounds more than I do right now.

I already reached my first goal of 50 pounds lost. I am focused on reaching my second goal of an additional 20 pounds lost and am halfway to my second goal.

If I can do it, so can you.

How did I do it? Focus.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MAUREENREDUX 10/13/2013 9:58AM

    I put a 2 lb weight on my bureau and have to pick it up from time to time to remind me that 2 pounds is a lot. Mini 2 lb goals. Ok - I can do that. Thanks!

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MICKEYH 10/12/2013 11:20PM

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VMMMAY 10/12/2013 5:12PM


and just the message I needed to hear this afternoon! I have lost 14 pounds since starting to spark, and weigh the least I have since 1985 with the exception of just after the very difficult delivery of a ravenous baby boy 22 years ago. Between hormone swings and wrapping my brain around this success I have been snacking my way through the last 48 hours.... just have to keep going, tracking food and staying on the path that has gotten me this far!


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GRAMMY7070 10/12/2013 3:38PM

    Great blog. I need to concentrate more on portion and measuring. I am manually entering all my foods into my favorites In the food tracker, so portion and measuring are next goals. I believe in eating in moderation, but healthy. Thanks again for your blog. Any suggestions on measuring and portion control appreciated. emoticon emoticon

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GEORGE815 10/12/2013 1:26PM

    Great philosophy. One day at a time?

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KITT52 10/12/2013 1:00PM

    it sure works...when I first started and I had to loose over 200 pounds...I cried, for seemed impossible....then I read an article that said find an amount that is I said ..Hey girl you can loose 2 pounds, so no matter how long it took my goal was 2 took me 3.5 years but I lost 210 yes it is I'm living proof....and best part I learned how to live a healthy life.....
I'm bragging now so bare with me...but i weigh less today then I did in high school, heck the 8th grade.....

and I did it 2 pounds at a time

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COCK-ROBIN 10/12/2013 11:38AM

    I'll do so.

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REBIRTHDIVA 10/12/2013 11:26AM

    love love love this! emoticon

i have learned to focus ounce by ounce, especially since the scale is not moving at the lightening speed i would love emoticon i refuse to give up, and i know i will succeed!

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WORKNPROGRESS49 10/12/2013 11:23AM

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LAILATN 10/12/2013 11:14AM

    I Love This! Serving size is not a suggestion. LOVE IT. I am working on this. I am losing a half-pound at a time.

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