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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Well, I learned one very valuable thing from last week. Processed foods are not my friends! I was going along smoothly, losing weight, and all of a sudden the scales went the other direction. So that's why the food log, right? Sure enough, processed lunch meats and probably too much cheese. That discouraged me. And I did fall off the wagon and ate too much of everything for a couple of days. Then I said to myself, "I thought last week was a learning week. Look at the tracker and see what it says." Sure enough. The gains were the days following all that sodium, preservatives, and who knows what else.

I did take away a couple of good habits from the week though. I am drinking way more water. I have even traded in my morning coffee for water. And I have tracked food. And I added in some exercise and stretching.

So now, I feel good and am headed the right direction again. I expect too much from myself at times. I want perfection!!! I guess it is a work in progress. I'll figure it out one of these days!!

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FITSUNE 4/16/2014 3:58PM

    Yep processed foods have all sorts of things added including flavor enhancers that make you crave more food. I did find that the low fat turkey breast found in the value pack at Wallmart was O.K. ....I lost weight those weeks but I also used mustard not mayo. Limiting bread is also major.
You are on the right track. You go girl!

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    I do okay with just have a serving a day of cheese and the same with deli lunch meats. I like the conveniece of the latter but they aren't all that healthy and I try to avoid them anyway. I am trying to cut back on all processed foods. Good job getting rid of the coffee.

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VONBLACKBIRD 4/9/2014 2:39PM

    I found out the same thing so now try not to eat any processed foods or eat out much as pretty well get sick when I do. This is really teaching us to eat healthy!!!

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