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On a roll

Friday, November 08, 2013

I have now been tracking my food daily, paying close attention to my calorie deficit, and I am now down 13 pounds! I am feeling good about this start despite having been limited w/ my return to exercise due to an exacerbation of my neck from work. I have been able to walk and have good balance of calories.

My one downfall is occasionally salt intake. This one component makes tracking my progress a little deceiving at times. I am someone who fluctuates 2-5 pounds based on excessive salt intake, so I try to keep my salt low. The result is still 2000mg of sodium per day (not really low afterall)....so....the upper end of the limit.

I do find that the food content breakdown in sparkpeople nutitrion tracking is helpful for when I may have "slipped" re: salt intake. For example, I saved some room for popcorn w/ a weekend date night last week. However, this did make my weight go up 2#. I did really well (I thought) the next couple days, but that 2# stuck around. I looked at the sodium content of a meal I had made (more prepared than I traditionally would cook, but frozen and therefore I thought would be fairly innocent, I noted that the calorie content was good), but wow, my sodium for the day was 4000mg! Luckily, I now am down that 2# of water weight plus a little more.

Today, I am so grateful that I returned to using Sparkpeople!
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KAYOTIC 11/9/2013 3:23PM

    Sodium does that to me too! And those frozen dinner are notoriously high in sodium...I've been making my own "frozen dinners" for that very reason.

I don't know if you eat out much, but most restaurant meals have the same problem for me!

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BILL60 11/9/2013 8:54AM

    I totally disagree with the comment above. If you want to lose weight, you have to make it a constant habit to track your intake. Hang tough!!

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TIMOTHYNOHE 11/8/2013 11:01PM

    Remember, only track on the weeks you want to lose weight.

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