I try to choose an item as close to what I ate as possible. While this is not exact, it is better than not at all and it is a real eye opener to my splurges at such events. These seem to become 'spluges' even when I try to be conservative on the spot.
I'm a terrible one to ask about "tracking"...it sort of brings up the rebellious streak in me. I just can't be bothered by numbers, calculations, writing, etc.
What works for me is to REALLY *know* my foods well enough as to what I will avoid altogether (for me, most carbie foods are trigger foods), indulge on a limited basis, and those foods of which I feel comfortable eating a portion.
Edited by: DDOORN at: 3/21/2008 (14:44)
Co-Team Leader for All Health Pros, Binghamton Area Losers & Laid Off But Staying Strong SparkTeams
Tell Me What Is It You Plan To Do With Your One Wild & Precious Life? ---Mary Oliver
Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer
"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda
"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." --- Buddha
Thank you guys for the awesome response. I had a question for you guys also. how do you all track what you eat when you are in a restaurant or at a family dinner (both which you can't avoid). I really need advice in that area so that I can track my nutrtion wisely. It sometime is hard to say no to situation such as these, even if youreally dont want to go and afraid you are not able to rtrack wha t you eat in these scenarios. Please advice
greetings and welcome... this is an awesome forum... it really helps me... hope that you learn what you need ... eager to learn from you... blessings
Terri, Princess of the Terri-tory~~Sure is hard to be a princess around here. WELL-BEHAVED WOMEN RARELY MAKE HISTORY *to be enlightened is to be without anxiety over imperfection. Allow myself to find happiness in the only place that it can be found: my real messy, imperfect experience Anon + Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You” Dr. Seuss+ SorryTHX,Forgive,Love+
Fitness Minutes: (297,759) Posts: 190,178 3/19/08 10:34 A
welcome,JULIE..............so glad that you have joined us........congratulations on your progress so far,you are on your way................blessings and hugs.........lita
There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.