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2/1/08 3:00 P

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That's one of the problems I had yesterday MHarvestd was trying to see what my calories were and what I needed. It was like, need more calories but no carbs or fat. So, what has protein and lots of calories, but nothing else. I finally gave up. Figured I was close enough to my daily calories.

There have been times when I'll go buy that candy bar or soda because I think I need them. I'm at least trying to make it healthier, like rice cakes or diet soda (like those are that much healthier). I wasn't hungry, I wasn't bored I just wanted them. I started to even buy some 2 boxes of ice cream bars at the store today. Albeit sugar free ones. Once I got to the checkout though I put them up in one of the refrigerated coolers by the checkout stand. Wanted them, didn't need them.

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2/1/08 1:55 P

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ZuzuMarie, I completely agree! I had looked for tools that spark provides for years, and was thrilled to find everything here at my fingerips! I am online a lot and it's MUCH easier for me to journal here, then to try to keep track with a notebook.

Plus, this way I can see exactly what my calories are, if I need more carbs or protein, etc.

Even on days that I know I'm not going to like the results of journaling (going over calories, etc.) it helps me to enter those things, and I can get on track much easier the next day.

It also helps me feel much more in control of myself. If I feel crabby or binge-y, I know where my calories are--and it's definitely helped me ignore the urges when they come along (not all, but it has helped!).

And, it also helps me know when I can "let up" a little without the overwhelming guilt that would come along.

I LOVE this place! :o)

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2/1/08 10:53 A

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Ive never been able to consistently journal until joining sparkpeople. Something about this program is just coming together for me. I LOVE journaling my exercise for some reason.

I have learned that if I journal breakfast and lunch, dinner choices are much easier to make. I have the number of alloted calories just stuck in my mind and really will work to stay within them. I think it's working!!

It seems counterintuitive, but food journaling has made me let go of a lot of food anxiety, and destructive perfectionist tendencies.

" Successful people have learned to make themselves do the right thing that has to be done when it has to be done, whether they like it or not."
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"Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by." ~Carl Sandburg

" We cannot selectively numb emotions. When we numb shame, we also numb joy, gratitude, etc"

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1/31/08 6:39 P

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At least it was only a lb or two. Depending on what I want to believe. Got on scale before workout and said I gained 2 lbs. Got on after said 1. Usually doesn't fluctuate on weight if I weigh before and after. So, I'm going with the higher weight. Definitely learned the hard way. Sometimes that's the only way or even the best way to learn.

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1/31/08 4:14 P

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Sometimes we have to learn these things the hard way. I know that I do! :)

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1/31/08 4:03 P

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Buggie... I will never NOT keep a food journal. Even when I reach my weight goal I plan on keeping one. It is the one thing that I have used as a tool through out this entire process. If I have gained/hit a plateau, etc. All I have to do is go back and take a look at what I have eaten and I can almost guarantee that I will find my answers there.

Keeping a food journal is SO important!

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1/31/08 3:59 P

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I do find that I do better when I am logging in my food, water, and exercise too.

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1/31/08 3:58 P

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That I should do it. Plus measuring. I was lax the last two days on writing down everything I ate and on measuring things and I gained 2 lbs. Now, that could be also muscle gain or even water weight. Still, it just goes to show what being aware of what you put in your mouth can do.

**~~June~~**

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