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Thursday, October 17, 2013

I know I know I know exactly where I screw up
I know exactly what is overwhelming
I know what is scaring me
I know there is a huge wall I have to overcome

If I want to loose my final 6 pounds
If I want to wear that white shirt tucked into a dark pair of jeans
If I want to wear a belt

I cannot find my balance if I don't open that door

Breathe Meeta breathe... It's the same feeling as going underwater

Step by step

Do it

Just do it

I am talking about food tracking


For my 5% fall challenge which will go into week 2 this Saturday we get points for food tracking
Everywhere I read successs stories the trophy is earned due to food tracking
The only aspect of my journey which I can't get a grip on is food tracking



So far I have tracked the peanut butter , the apple and the soy milk consumed for breakfast.

I am going to go out for lunch with a bunch of girls.....I will make a note of the food consumed by me and track it as I come home... This way I will not be mindlessly eating...also now I am aware that I have very few calories in my quota per day to be consumed....

For dinner I will soak the measured pulses right away
Also I will do my vegetable shopping today as I am realising that's my only saviour if I have to feel full on 1200 cal diet

One day at a time

Step by step

Friends will keep u posted!

Thanks for reading!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BRADMILL2922 10/22/2013 1:15AM

    One day at a time! You can do it!

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HEALTHYIN2014 10/19/2013 11:44AM

    It takes time to set up, but I grouped a lot of the meals I eat on a regular basis so it's just one click. I also have a lot of favorites. It's worth the time it takes to get them all set up.
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LKS2GAB2 10/19/2013 6:26AM

    I am not a fan of tracking either. I think it is because I want to eat more than what I want to write down. This week is going to be good for me as well because this is something that I really need to do. I am definetly more successful when I track.

As for taking notes when eating out. It is easier to take a picture of what you are eating with your phone then note it in your tracker later. emoticon

Good luck. You can do this! emoticon

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CAMEOANDLACE 10/18/2013 7:54PM

    Tracking is no fun but if you don't it is easy to forget something you ate. I try to track even when I'm not eating right. I find if I don't do it as I go and try to go back I honestly forget some things. You can do it. You want that final 6 off. You will be so happy when you make it!

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SCOTTBROWN614 10/18/2013 3:19PM

    I haven't tracked in over a year. I would use my tracker on my smart phone whenever I was eating out to make better choices. When I tracked it became easier as I added "Favorites" things that you eat on a regular basis. I also recommend getting the Spark App if you have a smart phone. It use to be free but now I think it's $4. Well I'm with you. After having such a bad weighin this week I will go back to tracking

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68ANNE 10/17/2013 10:49PM

    It is a tough thing to do. Sometime index cards can get you started. If you track as you eat you can enter in later

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LJCANNON 10/17/2013 11:57AM

    emoticon It may be Tough, but the Results are Proven!! Tweak it so that you can do the Tracking as easily and conveniently as possible

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BIGPAWSUP 10/17/2013 11:24AM

    Tracking can be tough but YOU CAN DO IT! And, remember the tracker is not stone. You can change things after you enter!

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KELLIEBEAN 10/17/2013 10:03AM

    Food tracking REALLY helps me. At every meal I think about putting everything in the tracker and it stops me from eating something I shouldn't or an extra helping I don't need.

Great attitude!


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XRSIZE18 10/17/2013 9:30AM

    Food tracking can be tough. For me, instead of worrying about the overall goal number that day - I just track exactly what I eat. I will look at that number once and see what I could have done better, or see that I hit the goal on the head that day. It actually really helps me to see where healthy choices could help me reach my goals. :)

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KALIGIRL 10/17/2013 8:46AM

    emoticon plan!
Here's to your one step @ a time! emoticon

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MTNGRL 10/17/2013 8:05AM

    I have a love hate relationship with tracking. But, if I track I lose so I give it a good try. If things really get busy I at least keep a running total on paper what I am eating. This way if I get an urge to eat something not so great I can see that I have already done that twice today and maybe I'll make a better choice.

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ANNEMAC5 10/17/2013 2:24AM

    I am going to experiment with different ways of tracking A day in advance, at the end of the day, writing it down as I eat then transferring it. Looking at doing copies of breakfast and snacks every day. It is such an interesting tool I want to use it better.
Good luck
Anne :)

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DALID414 10/17/2013 1:58AM

    I'm amazed when people can lose weight and don't use the food tracker, since I actually found SP looking for a food tracker!
It seems daunting at first, but once you get foods in your favorites it goes a bit faster (the tracking).

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