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11/9/12 5:59 P

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I think the best new habit in my life is, paying attention to the labels when i go grocery shopping. I used to check the labels every now and then, but it didn't really influence my decision to buy it or not. Nowadays I keep catching myself saying that certain products are not worth it because they contain to much sugar, fat or other things that are not good for us.

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11/9/12 4:41 P

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I have to say I am learning new habits. Before joining SP, I tried to modify my old habits. I worked, but not aas much as it should have. Now I am learning about new foods and making much better choices.

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11/9/12 1:32 P

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Great post Cheryl. Definitely, food for thought. A little bit here and there does add up and the nibbling is hard to gauge if you're not keeping track of what you're eating. If one is in the weight loss mode it's best to have your snacks preplanned, and if possible, already portioned in baggies and kept in the fridge for a quick fix of your favorite fruits, veggies and protein.

“How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.” John Burroughs


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11/9/12 12:35 P

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Are you losing up to your potential? As I look at a few friend's tracker's that I refereed to SP, I wonder "How much they are learning?" I see them doing the same thing I did when I first started SP to lose weight. I tried to eat the same Pop Tarts, candy bars, and fast food but just reduce the amount. This left me hungry all the time. Then I realized that all the tools are here, I just wasn't using them. I first let SP plan my nutrition with the tracker setting. Then I experimented with some recipes of my own. I also went through other SP nutrition trackers to get ideas. My lunch time ritual to go to the café blog and read other blogs, even list a few of my own, and learn from other SP. Another thing I did was guessing portion size....boy, was I way off! The kitchen scale was a wise investment. I did an experiment once on the nibbling I did and never tracked. A bite of leftover pancakes when clearing the table, a few chips when packing the kids lunch, and a few tastes of dinner. Just the nibbling alone was over 100 calories!



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