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Evaluating My Food Intake

Sunday, February 02, 2014

I've done a great job logging in my food. For that I'm very proud of myself! emoticon
I sat down last night and looked at the calorie intake for the past seven days. The range SP has given me is 1340- 1690, totally doable. After looking at the intake there were only two days that I actually made it over the 1340. Never made it into 1400 or higher and most days were in the 1200 range.

So even though I'm doing great with logging I need to do better at staying in the range. I haven't felt depraved, starving or ready for a binge. Last night my family made French Bread pizzas. I dug out the extra bread in my piece of bread and loaded it with vegetables and low cal/low fat protein. My total dinner was 400 calories and I felt like I was NOT on a diet.

Today, being Superbowl Sunday, my family bought some unhealthy foods (My husband and a few of the kids went to the store). I've got my eyes on ONE serving of buffalo wings and LOTS of veggies and a huge green salad. I will stay within my range today!

Goal for this week...To at least get on the lower end of the range for 4 out of the 7 days. That will be an improvement from the 2 out of 7 this last week.


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HAPPYJUNEBUG 2/11/2014 1:13PM

    Excellent job on evaluating your food intake and making the adjustments you need especially during Superbowl night. Great!

Have a nice week.

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WONDERGALE 2/6/2014 10:33AM

    emoticon That is impressive. One of the reasons I exercise so much is that I can't stay in the range that was set for me. You are doing great!

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JUNESHOPE 2/5/2014 2:00AM

    WOW! I'm impressed. If you ever notice your weight loss begin to slow, you may want to increase your calorie intake a little, to spark your metabolism.
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EDDYMEESE 2/2/2014 9:34PM

    Tracking daily is a great first step. When you feel really ready, move on to tweaking: make sure you're within range every day.
What I'm doing to create habits one step at a time looks something like this:
1) January - track daily - I did my best to stay within range and I tried to eat as healthy as I could but I didn't beat myself up for eating "bad" things or going a little bit over - DONE!
2) February - start to reduce those "bad" things (for me, it's carbs) by going Paleo this month - still tracking daily, still not beating myself up if going over
3) March - add in exercise daily (currently not doing anything, although my job has me on my feet 10-12 hours a day for 4 days a week, so I'm not completely sedentary), still tracking daily, still low-carb. I'll be adding a minimum of 10 minutes of exercise a day, not focusing yet on increasing, going for crazy runs, etc...just creating that habit again. I'll mostly be using my treadmill at home.
4) April - going back to the drawing board with tracking and working on always being within range no matter what. No excuses. Still exercising at least 10 minutes a day, still low-carb.
5) May - really focus on the exercise, starting to go on regular runs out of doors. Still low-carb, still tracking within range.

That's as far as I've gotten...I figure that the following months will focus a lot on adding in other healthy habits, but I'm giving myself those 5 months (now 4) to really get the tracking and exercising and carbs under control.

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FITMARY 2/2/2014 6:44PM

    You can DO IT!!!
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