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Measuring our food

Friday, November 15, 2013

Starting tomorrow for a week, my 5% challenge team is making our life points by measuring our food. 5 points for each meal if you measure all your food. I've been on SP so long now that I rarely measure my food anymore. I really think doing this next week is going to help me. I think I have been overmeasuring most things I eat as my eyes tend to think it is a smaller amount. So my measuring cups and spoons are coming out.

My days this week have been quiet and staying inside mostly and hooking on a new rug.
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DOROTHYBERO 11/17/2013 7:43AM

    I generally eye too - going to be a whole new ball game this week.

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GEMLADYONE 11/16/2013 8:48PM

    I agree...after so long tracking everything, I think I know the measurements, but it'll be a good thing to double check them!

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CAKAROO 11/16/2013 8:46AM

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IAM_HIS 11/16/2013 7:34AM

    Barbara, I know you will do great and learn a lot. You sure are a motivator!!

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MISSY455 11/16/2013 12:45AM

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Looking forward too seeing your new rug :-)

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NAMAARIA 11/15/2013 11:05PM

    You'll do great!

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GLORIAMAJDI 11/15/2013 10:09PM

    Measuring is a must for me. I can eyeball portions pretty well but I am likely to cheat myself by giving myself too much of things that I like.

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BARB4HEALTH 11/15/2013 7:17PM

    emoticon I have a book on my shelf called, "Picture Perfect Weight Loss," by Dr Howard M Shapiro. I have not read the whole book, but it is interesting. There are lots of pics for visual aids. One page has a pic of a crossant (3 oz) with 320 calories at its side. Than an equals sign with one bialy and one kasi roll. These two items = the same as the croissant.
What a difference! One has two ounces of cheddar cheese 240 calories (so small on a plate!) than the = 30 dried apricot halves! The pics really bring it home! Measuring is something I do almost every day: soup, yogurt, fruit, etc. It can be time consuming, but I want to track as closely as possible. Hope it works well for you.

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TEALHAWK 11/15/2013 5:38PM

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