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2/10/13 8:42 P

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The thing is I know how to manipulate the trackers and that's not good either!

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2/10/13 8:39 P

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I'm so torn between wanting to be specific and track everything and being a drill sargent with myself and KNOWING that i need to listen to my body and eat when i'm hungry and stop when i'm full. but i don't trust myself. that's an issue.

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2/10/13 2:49 P

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I, too, have boycotted the nutrition tracker. For me, it has been holding the food strings tightly during the three years of weight loss that I no longer what someone or something to tell me what I cannot have. When I do track, I know approximately at 9 pm I will be hungry. And, if I go to bed hungry, I will lose weight. If I eat, I will not. Also, I feel I know when I have ate terrible or not. For example, yesterday I had swiss roll cakes and a whole bag of cheese puffs. I don't need the tracker to tell me that I shouldn't have done that. I know that.

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11/14/12 11:31 A

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Hey Jocelyn,

I'm having the same issues right now with deliberately saying eff you to the food tracker. It's a deeper issue. And I don't have the answer yet, but I do know that I need to stop the negative behavior. So some days it's better for me NOT to track. I've decided for now that it's easier to control my exercise than my food, so I'm trying that route for a bit. The food tracker is too much false authority, and I'm having authority issues right now.

Hang in there.

Jenn

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11/14/12 11:25 A

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It's no secret that I've been essentially still maintaining my weight this year, despite my intentions, written and otherwise to have a different plan. One of the tools that I haven't used consistently is the Nutrition Tracker. I track sporadically, or tell myself to be disciplined.. and sometimes get into a more-days-tracked-than-not-week, which is good.

But last week I tracked a few days.. The first was a typical "just get it tracked", not as mindful about calories, so I was a couple hundred of calories over.

The second day I ended up being a little bit under in some of my macro measurements, and at the lowest part of my range, but I was within.

Somehow seeing my food there made me realize how hungry I was - or gave my mind enough of an excuse / to decide to selectively compartmentalize and go get a carnitas burrito. It was an internal strange turn of tide, after I was just staring at a day that was within ranges.

Did it not go as planned? I guess. More like I decided it wouldn't.
I think that I don't really believe that those should be my ranges. My fitness tracker doesn't really have all the calories I plan on burning, etc.

Without 100% belief I lack 100% commitment. The changes I need to make are clear.

Get to it! "The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience..."-Eleanor Roosevelt
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10/31/12 9:17 A

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The rate I am supposed to be saving money isn't going as planned either! emoticon

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10/30/12 6:23 P

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I specifically wanted to stay on track at this party I went to on Friday night. I walked through the door only to be greeted by a table FULL of cupcakes.

Fast forward 2 hours and I had consumed 2 cupcakes, a smore, some nachos and 3 beer.

Yeah - so that didn't go according to plan.

But I had a better weekend than some of my past weekends. Still indulged. But did better than I would have otherwise. SO HARD!

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10/19/12 2:03 P

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OK - so despite doing REALLY well this week, it was my plan to start getting up at the same time every morning and doing my "me time" in the mornings with breakfast in front of the tv. I find when I watch tv at night I can't control my snacking and it ruins my entire day, so I'm trying to cut out that activity. But sometimes I need the tv to decompress at night, so I still ended up watching night-time tv, but managed with just tea and no snacks. Hurray. If I don't get any weekly tv time, I feel deprived, so still trying to switch it to mornings, but my bed is SO comfy, I never want to leave it! Even for the latest episode of Greys :)

This morning I wanted to get up and do my run before work. Fail. It was cold, and drizzly rainy outside, so I stayed snuggled in with my fur babies FAR longer than I should have. Oh well. I will run tonight.

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10/19/12 1:34 P

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Hey Sweetie - This is totally a case when LIFE and PLANS don't mix. Life happens and will continue to happen. I think you're doing the best that you can juggling everything that you have going on. I'm in a similar situation with my part-time job (it's my extra money job, and then I don't get scheduled as much as I had budgeted for Christmas presents this year - boo!)

But the good news is, the healthier you are and the more structured you are with your plans here, the better you will do with everything else you have going on. I have to remind myself of that a lot. The better I do here, the better I feel about everything in my life because I physically feel better, and mentally feel like I can handle anything.

Hang in there!

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10/18/12 8:47 P

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Right now, things seem to be really tough in my life and just are not going as planned.

First, I started my unpaid internship at the beginning of August. The internship is approximately 40 hours a week and than work my regular job for about 15 hours a week. I planned on still working out everyday and really THOUGHT I'd work out in the morning before my internship. That definitely did not go as planned. I am not a morning person and are in awe of people like John that can work out before work. That's some serious will power!

Secondly, I graduate in December and am hoping to move in an apartment with a friend in January. I have no money for a deposit saved up. None. Zip. Nada. I sat down and looked at my income and made a savings goal sheet. I THOUGHT it was a good plan... as long as my boss schedules me 2-3x a week. Well... the November schedule came out today and I work 1x/week and 2x/week the last two weeks. How am I going to live on this? Never mind, save money?!!

The plan is getting revamped tonight with hope to increase my personal training clients. I am a ACE certified personal trainer and health coach. Guess it's time to use those hard earned certifications even if it isn't my dream career because it has no health benefits. I do like training and helping others getting fit.

I could go on and on but how things in the last couple months are not going smoothly.. but I don't want to be a negative Nancy. I am trying to just survive above water and do my best so I can graduate! emoticon

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10/18/12 6:56 P

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So true about the eating. There is a huge difference in eating to lose weight and eating to train.

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10/18/12 6:11 P

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Eating and tracking and traveling never seem to mix very well. That's hard.

I was going to be at Goal when I ran the marathon - HAHAHAH! I didn't lose a SINGLE pound. Turns out running 30 miles a week doesn't help you lose at all. Instead it just makes you eat like an elephant.

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10/18/12 6:01 P

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My Fall Challenge ( runner12dotcom.blogspot.com/2012/10/
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10/18/12 5:51 P

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When you've been here for as long as we have, you understand that set backs happen. This is the place to post those set backs.

So fess up. What was your plan? What didn't happen the way you had hoped? Did you go to a party and pig out on 5-Layer Dip when you were going to eat only one hot dog and drink one beer? Did you plan to track for 7 days and only get to 5 cause your mom got sick?

Here's your place to let it ALL out!

Edited by: KITHKINCAID at: 10/18/2012 (18:09)
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