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Daily checklist + Updated streak

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Tracked my meals. [ x ] (Current streak: 6 days)
Stayed within my calories (6 days a week). [ x ] (Current streak: 6 days)
Didn't binge. [ x ] (Current streak: 9 days)
Went for a walk. [ x ] (Current streak: 8 days)
Took the stairs instead of the elevator. [ x ] (Current streak: 6 days)

Today I ate: 1,780 calories
Today I burned: 443 calories

It's already late and I'm off to bed soon, but I just wanted to post my daily checklist before calling it a night.

I gave it some thought (I was already going to write about this yesterday but then I changed my mind) and I decided NOT to expect perfection when it comes to staying within my calorie range every day. My goal, now, is to stay within my calories six days a week. It would be unrealistic (and frankly, unhealthy and a little obsessive) for me to expect to stay within my range every single day. When I lost the first 30 pounds, I usually went over my calories once a week and I still lost the weight steadily and didn't feel deprived. It would be really depressing to have to reset my streak once a week, and it wouldn't help me build momentum.

So, from now on I'll allow myself one day a week when I'm allowed to go over my calories (but obviously that's not an excuse to binge!!!) without breaking my streak. If I go over twice in the same week, that'll break the streak.

I just wanted to make this clear (mostly to myself :D).

Have a great weekend everyone! Mine is going well so far and I feel happy & healthy.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KENDRACARROLL 2/16/2014 12:50PM

    Nothing in life is 100% - at least not in my experience.
Great job at continuing your streaks.

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IUHRYTR 2/15/2014 10:42PM

    emoticon on a successful week! -- Lou

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DOVESEYES 2/15/2014 9:37PM

    Great idea that will give you some 'balance' in your plan and it won't be rigid. emoticon

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JACKIE542 2/15/2014 5:49PM

    Sounds great, have a good weekend! emoticon

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KING_SLAYER 2/15/2014 5:42PM

    Probably a good idea. Gives yourself some room to enjoy a really good meal or indulge in something nice without the punishment of breaking a streak.

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