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9/27/13 8:06 P

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I plan food on a weekly basis, and track food daily. I found that even on vacation it really helped me to continue to make good choices.

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NELLJONES's Photo NELLJONES SparkPoints: (211,339)
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9/27/13 12:46 P

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I'm with you, IAMAGE, not only do you know what's for dinner, you can look forward to it with anticipation.

Nell

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9/27/13 12:22 P

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I try and log my food a week ahead of time, but do at least a few days in advance. This helps with the grocery list and prevents me from buying unnecessary groceries and throwing away food. It also takes the stress off of what's for dinner tonight.

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BEHKHEKKHUN Posts: 253
9/26/13 8:23 P

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cool,

Good to hear. I also found that I tracked all the way through the afternoon. Then I knew how many calories I had left. And then stopped.

I think I will get back on it.

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9/26/13 11:30 A

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I absolutely have to track. Even if I miss days because I don't have a computer connection, I try to reconstruct afterwards. Reconstructing is so hard that I really try to keep up with it every single day, somehow. Tracking and weighing oneself are cornerstones of this team's success mantra, and I couldn't agree with them more!

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“Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.” —Gilda Radner

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the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference." --Reinhold Niebuhr


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4A-HEALTHY-BMI's Photo 4A-HEALTHY-BMI Posts: 5,955
9/25/13 10:52 P

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For me there is 100% correlation between whether I track and whether my size is under control.

So unless something very radical happens to me, I imagine I'll be tracking for another 40 years, if I want to keep the fat off.

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MOONCHILD8's Photo MOONCHILD8 Posts: 6,611
9/25/13 5:14 P

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I forget to track. I will try to remember. It makes the journey easier. Linda from bean town

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DEADCENTER's Photo DEADCENTER SparkPoints: (34,178)
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9/24/13 5:51 P

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Track, track, and track. Key piece to success and ongoing maintenance.

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TINAJANE76's Photo TINAJANE76 SparkPoints: (63,906)
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9/24/13 5:19 P

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I typically log 100% six days a week. I'm a bit laxer on the seventh, but I try to keep my indulgences to one meal. I typically won't log if I'm on vacation too, but start up again the day I get back.

My name's Tina. I lost more than 90 pounds between March 2010 and March 2012 and have been keeping if off ever since.

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SPARKBJOK's Photo SPARKBJOK SparkPoints: (73,886)
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9/24/13 4:29 P

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I track because it's what made this journey a success for me. So I won't give it up.

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NELLJONES's Photo NELLJONES SparkPoints: (211,339)
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9/24/13 1:18 P

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I still track every day, even after over 40 years, but I still do it the old fashioned way. I plan my food in advance and just check it off as I go through the day. If it isn't on my planner, I don't eat it. If something catches my fancy, I'll put it in for another day. I don't do the electronic tracking; I don't care how many grams or international units of each nutrient I get. I plan the food by portion and check it off. The method also is my shopping list, and solves the "what's for dinner" problem. I always know.

Nell

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


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PLMITCH's Photo PLMITCH SparkPoints: (135,963)
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9/24/13 12:32 P

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I track every day, period. I know if I don't, old, bad habits may creep back in. Been there, done that, not going back...

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LOGOULD's Photo LOGOULD SparkPoints: (91,692)
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9/24/13 12:30 P

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One thing I KNOW to be true, the more regularly I track my food and weigh-in, the better I do at maintaining. The world doesn't come crashing down if I miss a day (or a meal), but more than that begins a slide down a slippery slope and the slide only grows faster the longer it takes me to get back on track. (and unfortuantely the numbers DON'T grow smaller on the way down that mountain).

"Success is the result of what you do when the Woo Hoo is all through....."-ON2VICTORY (Robert)

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9/24/13 12:15 P

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I track everyday. This is one habit that just doesn't seem to want to disappear. I believe for me it just keeps me grounded and accountable.

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9/24/13 12:09 P

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I track most days, enough to make sure I'm staying within a reasonable range. I weigh myself regularly (almost every day), and that tells me whether I've become a little too lax and sloppy with my tracking; if the weighted moving average is trending up, I know what I need to do to change that. I expect I'll be using a food tracker most of the time for a long, long time as I don't trust my mental tracking to be accurate, at least not at this point.

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9/24/13 11:59 A

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Your scale will let you know if you're slacking (other than the normal bouncing around it does). When I track, I do very well. When I don't track at least the main stuff, I gain over time because I can't keep track in my head accurately. If you can, be glad!!!

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BEHKHEKKHUN Posts: 253
9/24/13 11:52 A

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Hey,

Curious again.

how often to you log every bite.

In my diet time I did, but more and more I don't. I am still doing fine on the kgs. But I don't know if I am slacking or just more aware.

TM

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