I am a little like Julie that food is a big emotional crutch for me, so whenever I can and probably now always will, I will weigh. If I am out somewhere and it is impossible to weigh I would have to eyeball but that should only be a rare occasion. It does help you stay honest and accurate, I know it is soooooooooooo easy to drift off track :(
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I have thought a lot about this and I have decided I need to track my food for life. It is so easy for me to get into self-deception about portions and I am so emotionally connected to food. This may change over the years as good choices become more habitual but for right now, I am planning on tracking forever.
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Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Speak pleasantly to yourself and others.
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When I get close I'm going to join the maintenance team and figure out how I'm going to do it. I think I'll probably keep weighing and measuring food for at least a few months after I get to my goal and then i may try it sometimes without.
What my husband does (he's maintained an 80 lb weight loss for 15 years) is, he weighs himeself in the morning and if he's higher than a certain number, then he tracks his calories for a few days or until he's back in his acceptable weight range. I'm sure I'll be asking for his advice when I get there.
Right now, I know that I want to. I know that when I stop, that is when I regain 40 pounds. I stop at 40, but that is to many. I'm posting a blog this morning that shows me at 300 pounds ... I'm blessed that I don't do that any more. BUT ... I need to take care of me and some form or fashion of weighing food and counting calories for life needs to be a part of the plan.
~ Cathy Georgia, EST
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