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I am new and just starting out, but I have opted for writing it all down and tracking intake that way, it just seemed easier copying what was printed on my labels.

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BOPPY_'s Photo BOPPY_ SparkPoints: (114,857)
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It's key. It's locks. Heck, it's bagels too! ;-)

Yes!!!!!!!

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DESERTJULZ's Photo DESERTJULZ SparkPoints: (103,083)
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6/28/13 12:01 A

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When I do not track my food, I gain weight. So now, I track and maintain (since I'm at goal weight).

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Happily vegetarian for over 40 years.

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BOPPY_'s Photo BOPPY_ SparkPoints: (114,857)
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2/23/13 4:51 P

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My blog post today is largely about food tracking. You might be interested.

Or, you might be: emoticon !

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Lee

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BOPPY_'s Photo BOPPY_ SparkPoints: (114,857)
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2/20/13 2:40 A

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The SparkPeople Food tracker is the bomb! emoticon

It is head and shoulders better than the Weight Watchers lameo.

Couldn't have lost over 100 pounds without food tracking. To supplement the tracker I have little note papers, or my smart phone editor with me whenever I eat or prep anything.

Measure everything: inputs & outputs and record them. Food, weight, exercise, water, beverages.

THE KEY TO SUCCESS!
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thinLee speaking, that is emoticon

Edited by: BOPPY_ at: 2/20/2013 (02:42)
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1/29/13 11:10 P

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Food tracking helps me ...... I don't do it always but it has made me conscious of getting enough protein, vitamins, etc as well as the calories...I avoid cheddar cheese after seeing how much those thin slices add in terms of calories, fat and sodium....

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1/29/13 3:33 P

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I don't food-track or count calories, because I know from experience with other diets that that is a recipe for obsession, anxiety, and disordered eating for me. Instead I do No S -- three plates (or equivalent if you're having soup or something in a bowl) a day, no snacking, second helping, or sweets during the week. You can't really eat mindlessly when you have three eating events a day, and they are each nicely arranged in front of you on the table before you start eating them. No snacking at the computer desk, no bags of things to reach into, no grazing or grabbing something to eat in the car -- for me it made my eating mindful automatically! And I generally eat healthful choices, so I'm not worried about tracking nutrients.

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1/29/13 11:24 A

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Early in this journey, it seems to be working. I have not reached my first plateau or point of huge frustration, so maybe that is part of it.
Couple of personal observations:
1. I find myself being super diligent in the morning, have missed tracking evening meals a couple of times.
2. Knowing my calorie count range helps me make better choices.
3. Getting the nutritional breakdown is really helpful, and I am sure will be something I can tweak later on when I get to the slower stage of this journey.
4. I like the game theory involved in all of SparkPeople, and by tracking my food I get reinforced for personal accountability.


Goals:

1. Get into the teens
2. Lose the Xs
3. Run a 5k
4. 20% reduction
5. 40% reduction
6. GGGOOOOAAAAAALLLLLL,

Actions reflect priorities.


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1/20/13 4:41 P

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Yes, at least to get me more conscious about mindless eating. I do get frustrated because my recommended calories are low (I'm a runt) and it's a challenge daily to stay under the maximum level (only once this past week). It's quite shocking to realize how many empty calories I was consuming (M&Ms, red licorice, crackers) when I wasn't keeping track.

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12/27/12 2:02 P

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I need to find a new approach, too, STONECOT. The food tracking is no longer doing the trick for me. It feels like I'm hitting my head against a wall because I can't quite get excited about the tracking anymore. Time for a new approach to eating better, for me. Congrats on getting more in touch with your body and hearing its little messages about hunger and satiety.
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12/26/12 4:53 P

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Tracking isn't for me. I end up eating more because I have 'calories over' and I've steadily put on weight since I started tracking! The calories burned are way too generous. I'm going back to eating slowly and stopping when I've had enough. Eating more on hungry days, and less on full days. Listening to my body, before I put back on all the 30 lbs I lost doing that before.

Evelyn co- captain of Azure Destinations, (and living in London UK!)

Do not think about how far there is still to go, concentrate on where you have come from.

Focus on the NSV's not the number on the scale.
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My weakness is alcohol!
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3/11/12 9:59 A

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I've been on SP for over three years and I STILL track. Not all the time, but whenever I feel out of touch, I use it. It helps me stay more mindful of what I eat, especially now that I'm focusing on on a low carb/ primal eating style and need to be sure that I'm getting proper nutrition (not just the "right" number of calories). But if I don't have time, I don't force myself to sit down and track. I can trust myself to eat healthfully without writing down every little thing.

"If you don't take care of your body, where will you live?"

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3/5/12 10:03 A

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Nope! I'm glad I used the food tracker in the past, because it opened my eyes to what I was eating. Now though, it is cumbersome and time-consuming to the point where it was the smartest task to refuse in my schedule. I learned the lessons of the food tracker, and used it to teach myself how to eat, but I have proven to myself that I can lose weight without it, and it's a good thing, too, because in the long run it's all about maintenance and spending 30 minutes a day or more tracking food was not ever going to be maintainable for me.

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BUDDYSMYFRIEND's Photo BUDDYSMYFRIEND SparkPoints: (11,446)
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I think the Food Tracker has been helpful for me. I just started tracking a week or so ago, so I don't have a lot of data yet, but did have some eye-openers on some of the foods I normally consume. I also seem to avoid empty-calorie junk foods more, because I don't want to have to track them and admit I ate it. I do find it annoying that when I try to look up foods on the net (like restaurant meals) they don't show all the nutrients. Or they measure them in grams and the Food Tracker wants % of Daily Recommended. I wish there was more information out there, and more versatility in the tracker.

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1/13/12 8:06 P

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**Love** the food tracker. It was pretty much the first thing I started doing on SP, and it's probably the one I'm most faithful with. I do wish the iPhone interface was a little less annoying...

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12/6/11 9:03 P

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I was reminded again today by reading blogs that the food tracker is very successful for a whole lot of Sparkies.

And I admit that there are times when I feel more out of control and tempted to overeat if I am not writing down what I eat.

Boo, Barb, BSue, Queen Legarathien of Nargothrond

"YOU'RE NEVER TOO OLD TO PLAY!"

~Team Leader, Separation of Church and Weight
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~Team Leader, The Darker Side of SparkPeople www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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8/24/11 3:23 P

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I love the food tracker! It can be frustrating at times. However, it is making everything so much easier for me. I hope one day, I can track mentally. Until then, I need to track!

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I have to say that the tracker is more user friendly for me now than when I first joined (2007) and the recipe calculator is a good tool.

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8/14/11 7:08 A

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I have a real love/hate relationship with the tracker.

First off, I am English and the tracker is American - so there is a lot of translating to be done (spring onions = scallions, no such thing as a runner bean - are they green beans?) and a lot of brand names and prepacked foodstuffs that we just don't have (no Wendys over here or Trader Joe).

Second I cook from scratch and I make it up as I go along using up what I have in the cupboards - so no recipe is the same each time I make it. So Ihave to enter every item in my recipe and divide by the portion sizes - which also alter (sometimes for two, sometimes three, sometimes four!)

I also get annoyed when the page is moaning at me that I am lacking some nutrient - when I have to use items uploaded by myself or other users we don't know what the iron, calcium, vitamin stats are unless they are on the packet.

I have a good grasp of nutrition and know generally what to eat for each meal - so I don't need it to tell me if I am eating healthily. I am a packet reader - I don't buy 'crap' and don't touch 'fast food' although I do like a takeaway (Indian is my fave - and our local curry house wins Healthy Heart awards for their low fat/low salt dishes every year.)

So I find the tracker time consuming and frustrating at times.

However, it does keep me accountable to some degree and I do like to SEE that I am eating right. Right now I am doing a calorie deficit thing too... so I need to know my calories as well as how many I burn (although this is not strictly accurate - I know).





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This is my second round on SP - the first time I tracked diligently and learned a lot. However, now I feel that I understand nutrition/portions and don't track any more since it's such a time suck. It's more important for me to eat 5-8 fruits/veggies, measure/weigh portions, hydrate correctly and stay away from trigger/bad foods. I tend to allow myself way more food than I should so it's about accountability in food/plate prep. I have to be disciplined in portion size. Tracking does not necessarily help that (at least for me).

As I get closer to my goal weight I realize I may have to re-think tracking. If I hit a long plateau I'll definitely give it another shot if I think it will help.

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8/12/11 12:46 P

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This thread was very interesting and informative! I would have to say that from my own personal experience the food tracker was both very important and worthless.

To me it isn't about staying in teh calorie ranges, which I'm sure helps, it's about holding myself accountable and not allowing myself to overdo a meal, or eat a lot of surplus food that I don't need. I ALWAYS feel hungry whether I am over eating or not. At least with the tracker I have proof that I ate and cannot lie to myself and eat what I do not really need.

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8/12/11 12:11 P

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All of the below does work for me to a degree. That is, I think I'd weigh a lot more if I wasn't keeping track and doing all those things. Unfortunately for me, I think my hormones and liver are out of whack right now thus the weight gain despite my best efforts... Oh well, I know it'll get better. I'm waiting this out!

Edited by: SALEE100 at: 8/12/2011 (12:19)
~ Susan

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SparkPeople research shows that writing down the foods that we eat (or entering the data on our trackers) contributes greatly to our success at losing weight and maintaining the loss.

What do YOU think? What works for you? And what doesn't?

Back in April we tried an experiment, where we chose from the following menu of weekly goal options:
~Write everything down
~Staying in SP goal ranges
~Drinking enough water
~Time management of meals and snacks, including learning the skill of waiting for the next meal or snack time
~Evening food curfew

Depending upon our personal need for structure, the results varied, as you can see, if you scroll down.

Boo, Barb, BSue, Queen Legarathien of Nargothrond

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4/30/11 1:54 P

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Great work, SUSAN!
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4/1 1510 cals , no weight, -493 deficit
4/2 2460 cals, no weight, + 14 surplus
4/3 2005 cals, no weight, -687 deficit
4/4 1590 cals no weight, -323 deficit

And then I recommitted in this post...
I will track everything I eat
I will weigh myself every day
I will get a 250 calorie deficit on work days
I will get a 500 calorie deficit on days off
I will drink at least 6 cups of fluid

4/5 1572 cals,146.3 wt -993 deficit
4/6 1572 cals, 146.9 wt, -353 deficit
4/7 1543 cals, 146.9 wt, -335 deficit
4/8 1792 cals146.0 wt, -196 deficit
4/9 2638 cals 146.0 wt, +286 surplus
4/10 1844 cals, 146.0 wt. -982 deficit
4/11 2232 cals, 146.6 wt, -210 deficit (wt excuses, took ibuprofen last night (water retention), and my ace bandage was too tight last night causing my right lower leg to swell.
4/12 2154 cals, 146.6 wt, -282 deficit
4/13 1817 cals, 146.6 wt, -251 deficit
4/14 1766 cals, 147.3 wt, -277 deficit
4/15 1883 cals, 146.1 wt, -342 deficit
4/16 2771 cals, 146.1 wt, 105 surplus
4/17 2015 cals ,146.1 wt, -774 deficit
4/18 1636 cals, 146.8 wt, -303 deficit
4/19 1510 cals, 146.8 wt, -626 deficit
4/20 1372 cals, 146.8 wt, -927 deficit
4/21 1855 cals, 146.9 wt, -635 deficit
4/22 1618 cals, 148.1 wt, -406 deficit
4/23 2377 cals, 147.5 wt, -80 deficit
4/24 2328 cals, 147.5 wt, -542 deficit
4/25 1375 cals, 146.0 wt, -626 deficit
4/26 1504 cals, 146.0 wt, -1118 deficit
4/27 1445 cals, 146.0 wt, -410 deficit
4/28 2053 cals, 146.0 wt, -357 deficit
4/29 1454 cals, 147.4 wt, -854 deficit
4/30 2117 cals, 145.7 wt, -305 deficit
5/1 2381 cals, 145.7 wt, +112 surplus
5/2 1576 cals, 145.1 wt, -885 deficit
5/3 1756 cals, 145.1 wt, -938 deficit
5/4 2047 cals, 145.1 wt, -332 deficit
5/5 1308 cals, 147.0 wt, -924 deficit
5/6 1545 cals, 146.5 wt, -425 deficit
5/7 2201 cals, 145.8 wt, -538 deficit
5/8 1636 cals, 145.8 wt, -643 deficit
5/9 1312 cals, 147 wt, -641 deficit
5/10 1778 cals, 147 wt, -703 deficit
5/11 1518 cals, 145.5 wt, -560 deficit
5/12 1463 cals, 146.3 wt, -358 deficit
5/13 1966 cals, 146.3 wt, +8 surplus
5/14 1829 cals, 146.3 wt, -1212 deficit
5/15 1873 cals, 145.5 wt, -718 deficit
5/16 1568 cals, 146.5 wt, -259 deficit
5/17 1622 cals, 146.5 wt, -1223 deficit
5/18 2291 cals, 147.8 wt, +448 surplus
5/19 1460 cals, 149.9wt, -308 deficit
5/20 1985 cals, 149.2 wt (go figure), -650 deficit
5/21 1764 cals, 148.3 wt, -240 deficit
5/22 1653 cals, 149.1 wt, -307 deficit
5/23 1478 cals, 146.3 wt, -354 deficit
5/24 2180 cals, 146.3 wt, -393 deficit
5/25 1632 cals, 145.7 wt, -129 deficit
5/26 1653 cals, 146.3 wt, -367 deficit
5/27 1710 cals, 147.2 wt, -69 deficit
5/28 3083 cals, 145.7 wt, +378 surplus
5/29 1894 cals, 144.5 wt, -123 deficit
5/30 2104 cals, 145.4 wt, -611 deficit
5/31 1799 cals, 143.3 wt (huh?), -419 deficit
6/1 1961 cals, 144.7 wt, -608 deficit
6/2 2351 cals, 144.7 wt, +333 surplus
6/3 1967 cals, 146.1 wt, -508 deficit
6/4 2293 cals, 145.4 wt, -934 deficit
6/5 2198 cals, no wt, -250 deficit
6/6 2272 cals, 147.3 wt, -133 deficit
6/7 1986 cals, no wt, -433 deficit
6/8 2693 cals, no wt, -80 deficit
6/9 1881 cals, no wt, -143 deficit
6/10 2117 cals, no wt, -426 deficit
6/11 2081 cals, 147.3 wt, -470 deficit
6/12 2667 cals, 146.5 wt, -63 deficit
6/13 1461 cals, 146.5 wt, -510 deficit
6/14 1879 cals, 147.2 wt, -553 deficit
6/15 1695 cals, 147.2 wt, -237 deficit
6/16 1866 cals, 146.2 wt, -126 deficit
6/17 2101 cals, 146.2 wt, +279 surplus
6/18 2527 cals, 145.9 wt, +165 surplus
6/19 1854 cals, 147.0 wt, - 628 deficit
6/20 1386 cals, 143.8 wt, -486 deficit
6/21 1656 cals, 147.2 wt, -216 deficit
6/22 1786 cals, 144.7 wt, -115 deficit
6/23 2042 cals, 144.7 wt, -398 deficit
6/24 2743 cals, 144.1 wt, +800 surplus
6/25 2031 cals, 145.5 wt, -531 deficit
6/26 3038 cals, 144.5 wt, + 508 surplus
6/27 1585 cals, no wt, -437 deficit
6/28 1816 cals, 144.7 or 145.7wt, -492 deficit
6/29 2461 cals, 145.8 wt,, +448 surplus
7/1 1830 cals, 146.5 wt, - 136 deficit
7/2 2450 cals, 146.5 wt, -136 deficit
7/3 1620 cals, 144.6 wt, -338 deficit
7/4 2228 cals, -58 deficit
7/5 1731 cals, -671 deficit
7/6 1752 cals, -389 deficit
7/7 1554 cals, -635 deficit
7/8 2189 cals, +278 surplus
7/9 2104 cals, -379 deficit
7/10 3097 cals, +765 surplus
7/11 1829 cals, -13 deficit
7/12 2015 cals, -821 deficit
7/13 2132 cals, +120 surplus
7/14 2019 cals -112 deficit
7/15 2474 cals, +127 surplus
7/16 2297 cals, -301 deficit
Liver issue discovered, eating less simple sugars and processed foods...
7/17 2011 cals, 150.0 wt, -263 deficit
7/18 1807 cals, 148.4 wt, -417 deficit
7/19 1802 cals,148.4 wt, -507 deficit
7/20 2293 cals, wt 149.4 wt, -19 deficit
7/21 1598 cals, 148.8 wt, -725 deficit
7/22 1737 cals, 148.4 wt, -207 deficit
7/23 1624 cals, 148.4 wt, -127 deficit
7/24 1865 cals, no wt, +28 surplus
7/25 1559, cals, 149.3 wt, -651 deficit
7/26 1899 cals,148.4 wt, -676 deficit
7/27 1788 cals, 147.5 wt, -574 deficit
7/28 1847 cals, 147.5 wt, -559 deficit
7/29 1833 cals, no wt, -189 deficit (sushi, soy sauce yesterday)
7/30 2626 cals, 151.0 wt, -113 deficit
7/31 2263 cals, 150.4 wt, -195 deficit
8/1 2069 cals, 149.7 wt, -515 deficit
8/2 2441 cals, 148.3 wt, -213 deficit
8/3 1675 cals, 150.0 wt, -214 deficit
8/4 1822 cals, 150.4 wt, -231 deficit
8/5 2277 cals, 151.4 wt, +429 surplus
8/6 2534 cals, 151.0 wt, -42 deficit
8/7 2032 cals, 150.2 wt, -230 deficit
8/8 1969 cals, 149.5 wt, -76 deficit
8/9 2038 cals, 149.5 wt, -532 deficit
8/10 1958 cals, 149.5 wt, +23 surplus
8/11 2515 cals, 150.3 wt, +640 surplus (my owl visited late at night)
8/12 1453 cals, no wt, -999 deficit
8/13 1566 cals, 148.7 wt, -158 deficit
8/14 1603 cals, 149.5 wt, -228 deficit
8/15 1916 cals, 146.8 wt, -478 deficit
8/16 1774 cals, wt, -847 deficit
8/17 1602 cals, ?? wt, -325 deficit
8/18 1636 cals, 148.6 wt, -534 deficit
8/19 1649 cals, 147.8 wt, -135 deficit
8/20 2487 cals, 148.4 wt, -154 deficit
8/21 1848 cals, 148.4 wt, -451 deficit
8/22 1689 cals, 150 wt, -43 deficit
8/23 2046 cals, 150 wt, -367 deficit
8/24 1857 cals, 148.4 wt, -520 deficit
8/25 1705 cals, 148.4 wt, -162 deficit
8/26 2260 cals, 149.1 wt, +584 surplus, another owl visit
8/27 2047 cals, 149.1 wt, -71 deficit
8/28 1937 cals, 149.1 wt, -681 deficit
8/29 1729 cals, no wt (home in bed with neck spasms), +104 surplus
8/30 2388 cals, 148.0, -37 deficit
8/31 1442 cals, 148.6 wt, -356 deficit
9/1 1568 cals, 150.1 wt, -322 deficit
9/2 1629 cals,148.7 wt, -770 deficit
9/3 2980 cals, no wt, +587 surplus
9/4 1744 cals, 148.7 wt, -657 deficit
9/5 148.6 wt

Edited by: SALEE100 at: 9/5/2011 (12:47)
~ Susan

Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no results, one day a light in the exact proportion to them will flood the soul.
~Simone Weal


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I think it sounds like fun. I think it might help us both.
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Boo, thanks for your feedback. I found that spring challenge and I might actually do it in spite of it being mostly strength training. I started thinking about 10 minute workouts and I set my alarm 15 minutes early this morning. I actually managed to run for 20 minutes! It has been several months since I actually exercised before work. This may be just what I need to surprise my body and make it drop the pounds!

4/1 1510 cals , no weight, -493 deficit
4/2 2460 cals, no weight, + 14 surplus
4/3 2005 cals, no weight, -687 deficit
4/4 1590 cals no weight, -323 deficit

And then I recommitted in this post...
I will track everything I eat
I will weigh myself every day
I will get a 250 calorie deficit on work days
I will get a 500 calorie deficit on days off
I will drink at least 6 cups of fluid

4/5 1572 cals,146.3 wt -993 deficit
4/6 1572 cals, 146.9 wt, -353 deficit
4/7 1543 cals, 146.9 wt, -335 deficit
4/8 1792 cals146.0 wt, -196 deficit
4/9 2638 cals 146.0 wt, +286 surplus
4/10 1844 cals, 146.0 wt. -982 deficit
4/11 2232 cals, 146.6 wt, -210 deficit (wt excuses, took ibuprofen last night (water retention), and my ace bandage was too tight last night causing my right lower leg to swell.
4/12 2154 cals, 146.6 wt, -282 deficit
4/13 1817 cals, 146.6 wt, -251 deficit
4/14 1766 cals, 147.3 wt, -277 deficit
4/15 1883 cals, 146.1 wt, -342 deficit
4/16 2771 cals, 146.1 wt, 105 surplus
4/17 2015 cals ,146.1 wt, -774 deficit
4/18 1636 cals, 146.8 wt, -303 deficit
4/19 1510 cals, 146.8 wt, -626 deficit
4/20 1372 cals, 146.8 wt, -927 deficit
4/21 1855 cals, 146.9 wt, -635 deficit
4/22 1618 cals, 148.1 wt, -406 deficit
4/23 2377 cals, 147.5 wt, -80 deficit
4/24 2328 cals, 147.5 wt, -542 deficit
4/25 1375 cals, 146.0 wt, -626 deficit
4/26 1504 cals, 146.0 wt, -1118 deficit
4/27 1445 cals, 146.0 wt, -410 deficit
4/28 2053 cals, 146.0 wt, -357 deficit
4/29 1454 cals, 147.4 wt, -854 deficit
4/30 145.7 wt




Edited by: SALEE100 at: 4/30/2011 (13:03)
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That sounds wonderful, SUSAN.
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Your body is really holding on to that weight. Very stable. The only thing I can think of is that your body is used to the exercise that you do. It may need a surprise of some kind to get the metabolism fired up more.

There are some good ideas of 10-minute exercise boosters to throw in as extras during the day on the SparkPeople Spring Into Shape Bootcamp Challenge that starts on Sunday.

You might find something there.

They are giving a $300 gift certificate to amazon.com to one pparticipant, from a random drawing of those who accumulate at least 500 fitness minutes in the month of May.It's a drawing with high odds, but you might get lucky and win money for the camera for your butterfly photography.

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I'm still chopping wood and carrying water, too. It's not exciting, but that's life. I'm still waiting for my results. I know they take a while... check out my weights below. I'm not seeing much change for all my effort but I know that I'm losing fat, I can feel it!

I forgot to mention why my birthday is special this year... DH and I are going to Jekyll Island in GA for 4 nights! Yes, 4 days and nights in a bathing suit... it doesn't get much more motivating for me... I'm excited because I've never been to Jekyll Island and it looks to be beautiful. The whole thing is a park with lots of bike trails and beach.

4/1 1510 cals , no weight, -493 deficit
4/2 2460 cals, no weight, + 14 surplus
4/3 2005 cals, no weight, -687 deficit
4/4 1590 cals no weight, -323 deficit

And then I recommitted in this post...
I will track everything I eat
I will weigh myself every day
I will get a 250 calorie deficit on work days
I will get a 500 calorie deficit on days off
I will drink at least 6 cups of fluid

4/5 1572 cals,146.3 wt -993 deficit
4/6 1572 cals, 146.9 wt, -353 deficit
4/7 1543 cals, 146.9 wt, -335 deficit
4/8 1792 cals146.0 wt, -196 deficit
4/9 2638 cals 146.0 wt, +286 surplus
4/10 1844 cals, 146.0 wt. -982 deficit
4/11 2232 cals, 146.6 wt, -210 deficit (wt excuses, took ibuprofen last night (water retention), and my ace bandage was too tight last night causing my right lower leg to swell.
4/12 2154 cals, 146.6 wt, -282 deficit
4/13 1817 cals, 146.6 wt, -251 deficit
4/14 1766 cals, 147.3 wt, -277 deficit
4/15 1883 cals, 146.1 wt, -342 deficit
4/16 2771 cals, 146.1 wt, 105 surplus
4/17 2015 cals ,146.1 wt, -774 deficit
4/18 1636 cals, 146.8 wt, -303 deficit
4/19 1510 cals, 146.8 wt, -626 deficit
4/20 1372 cals, 146.8 wt, -927 deficit
4/21 1855 cals, 146.9 wt, -635 deficit
4/22 1618 cals, 148.1 wt, -406 deficit
4/23 2377 cals, 147.5 wt, -80 deficit
4/24 2328 cals, 147.5 wt, -542 deficit
4/25 1375 cals, 146.0 wt, -626 deficit
4/26 1504 cals, 146.0 wt, -1118 deficit
4/27 1445 cals, 146.0 wt, -410 deficit
4/28 146.0 wt


~ Susan

Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no results, one day a light in the exact proportion to them will flood the soul.
~Simone Weal


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Just one day at a time, on the "move" thing, as well as the food choices.
I'll keep on carrying water and chopping wood. I'll get through it. And it promises good things on the other side of the upheaval.
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Onward, HO!

Had a bit of a calorie surplus yesterday and today.
Making plans for a better Thursday.


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I feel your pain, Boo! I hate that kind of stress. I know hugs aren't what you
really need right now but I thought I'd try anyway. emoticon

4/1 1510 cals , no weight, -493 deficit
4/2 2460 cals, no weight, + 14 surplus
4/3 2005 cals, no weight, -687 deficit
4/4 1590 cals no weight, -323 deficit

And then I recommitted in this post...
I will track everything I eat
I will weigh myself every day
I will get a 250 calorie deficit on work days
I will get a 500 calorie deficit on days off
I will drink at least 6 cups of fluid

4/5 1572 cals,146.3 wt -993 deficit
4/6 1572 cals, 146.9 wt, -353 deficit
4/7 1543 cals, 146.9 wt, -335 deficit
4/8 1792 cals146.0 wt, -196 deficit
4/9 2638 cals 146.0 wt, +286 surplus
4/10 1844 cals, 146.0 wt. -982 deficit
4/11 2232 cals, 146.6 wt, -210 deficit (wt excuses, took ibuprofen last night (water retention), and my ace bandage was too tight last night causing my right lower leg to swell.
4/12 2154 cals, 146.6 wt, -282 deficit
4/13 1817 cals, 146.6 wt, -251 deficit
4/14 1766 cals, 147.3 wt, -277 deficit
4/15 1883 cals, 146.1 wt, -342 deficit
4/16 2771 cals, 146.1 wt, 105 surplus
4/17 2015 cals ,146.1 wt, -774 deficit
4/18 1636 cals, 146.8 wt, -303 deficit
4/19 1510 cals, 146.8 wt, -626 deficit
4/20 1372 cals, 146.8 wt, -927 deficit
4/21 1855 cals, 146.9 wt, -635 deficit
4/22 1618 cals, 148.1 wt, -406 deficit
4/23 2377 cals, 147.5 wt, -80 deficit
4/24 2328 cals, 147.5 wt, -542 deficit
4/25 1375 cals, 146.0 wt, -626 deficit
4/26 1504 cals, 146.0 wt, -1118 deficit
4/27 146.0 wt

I'm doing better this month than I have in a long while. Part of it may be that my
birthday week is coming up early June and I want to look my best. I love how
special occasions create a deadline making it easier have larger deficits...
My last big success was a couple of years ago when I was looking forward to my
fb reunion.

Edited by: SALEE100 at: 4/27/2011 (18:22)
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Did great Friday and Saturday with the tracking.

Too much going on around here today, so I lost track.

Humungo crisis.

DH wants to sell the big house and move south this year. We were discussing options all weekend. Most of the pre-sale work (cleaning, getting rid of stuff, etc) falls on me. What an ordeal?!! I don't even like to talk about it. I WILL be glad to live with fewer things, in a smaller place, but the work to get there is forming into a big black cloud hanging over my head.

I'm having to keep my weight loss project simple. I'll continue to aim for a calorie deficit of some kind most days.

My weight was 159.6 this morning, which is down from last week.


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4/1 1510 cals , no weight, -493 deficit
4/2 2460 cals, no weight, + 14 surplus
4/3 2005 cals, no weight, -687 deficit
4/4 1590 cals no weight, -323 deficit

And then I recommitted in this post...
I will track everything I eat
I will weigh myself every day
I will get a 250 calorie deficit on work days
I will get a 500 calorie deficit on days off
I will drink at least 6 cups of fluid

4/5 1572 cals,146.3 wt -993 deficit
4/6 1572 cals, 146.9 wt, -353 deficit
4/7 1543 cals, 146.9 wt, -335 deficit
4/8 1792 cals146.0 wt, -196 deficit
4/9 2638 cals 146.0 wt, +286 surplus
4/10 1844 cals, 146.0 wt. -982 deficit
4/11 2232 cals, 146.6 wt, -210 deficit (wt excuses, took ibuprofen last night (water retention), and my ace bandage was too tight last night causing my right lower leg to swell.
4/12 2154 cals, 146.6 wt, -282 deficit
4/13 1817 cals, 146.6 wt, -251 deficit
4/14 1766 cals, 147.3 wt, -277 deficit
4/15 1883 cals, 146.1 wt, -342 deficit
4/16 2771 cals, 146.1 wt, 105 surplus
4/17 2015 cals ,146.1 wt, -774 deficit
4/18 1636 cals, 146.8 wt, -303 deficit
4/19 1510 cals, 146.8 wt, -626 deficit
4/20 1372 cals, 146.8 wt, -927 deficit
4/21 1855 cals, 146.9 wt, -635 deficit
4/22 1618 cals, 148.1 wt, -406 deficit

~ Susan

Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no results, one day a light in the exact proportion to them will flood the soul.
~Simone Weal


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Routine is such an important part of life. Yay, KOOPER!
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I'll have some carrots in his honor.

Didn't write down Wed or Thurs. info.
Determined to do justice to Friday.
Foods are planned, which usually helps.
Wild Child and Dictator are watching ME now.
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I think you're rolling their eyes.

Edited by: BARBARA_BOO at: 4/22/2011 (01:57)
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4/1 1510 cals , no weight, -493 deficit
4/2 2460 cals, no weight, + 14 surplus
4/3 2005 cals, no weight, -687 deficit
4/4 1590 cals no weight, -323 deficit

And then I recommitted in this post...
I will track everything I eat
I will weigh myself every day
I will get a 250 calorie deficit on work days
I will get a 500 calorie deficit on days off
I will drink at least 6 cups of fluid

4/5 1572 cals,146.3 wt -993 deficit
4/6 1572 cals, 146.9 wt, -353 deficit
4/7 1543 cals, 146.9 wt, -335 deficit
4/8 1792 cals146.0 wt, -196 deficit
4/9 2638 cals 146.0 wt, +286 surplus
4/10 1844 cals, 146.0 wt. -982 deficit
4/11 2232 cals, 146.6 wt, -210 deficit (wt excuses, took ibuprofen last night (water retention), and my ace bandage was too tight last night causing my right lower leg to swell.
4/12 2154 cals, 146.6 wt, -282 deficit
4/13 1817 cals, 146.6 wt, -251 deficit
4/14 1766 cals, 147.3 wt, -277 deficit
4/15 1883 cals, 146.1 wt, -342 deficit
4/16 2771 cals, 146.1 wt, 105 surplus
4/17 2015 cals ,146.1 wt, -774 deficit
4/18 1636 cals, 146.8 wt, -303 deficit
4/19 1510 cals, 146.8 wt, -626 deficit
4/20 1372 cals, 146.8 wt, -927 deficit
4/21 1855 cals, 146.9 wt, -635 deficit


Edited by: SALEE100 at: 4/22/2011 (00:12)
~ Susan

Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no results, one day a light in the exact proportion to them will flood the soul.
~Simone Weal


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Ok, Boo, will do. That's not a hard job. emoticon Kooper is out now, clucking like a chicken, and eating carrots. The tile is done and we're settling down into a more normal routine. emoticon

4/1 1510 cals , no weight, -493 deficit
4/2 2460 cals, no weight, + 14 surplus
4/3 2005 cals, no weight, -687 deficit
4/4 1590 cals no weight, -323 deficit

And then I recommitted in this post...
I will track everything I eat
I will weigh myself every day
I will get a 250 calorie deficit on work days
I will get a 500 calorie deficit on days off
I will drink at least 6 cups of fluid

4/5 1572 cals,146.3 wt -993 deficit
4/6 1572 cals, 146.9 wt, -353 deficit
4/7 1543 cals, 146.9 wt, -335 deficit
4/8 1792 cals146.0 wt, -196 deficit
4/9 2638 cals 146.0 wt, +286 surplus
4/10 1844 cals, 146.0 wt. -982 deficit
4/11 2232 cals, 146.6 wt, -210 deficit (wt excuses, took ibuprofen last night (water retention), and my ace bandage was too tight last night causing my right lower leg to swell.
4/12 2154 cals, 146.6 wt, -282 deficit
4/13 1817 cals, 146.6 wt, -251 deficit
4/14 1766 cals, 147.3 wt, -277 deficit
4/15 1883 cals, 146.1 wt, -342 deficit
4/16 2771 cals, 146.1 wt, 105 surplus
4/17 2015 cals ,146.1 wt, -774 deficit
4/18 1636 cals, 146.8 wt, -303 deficit
4/19 1510 cals, 146.8 wt, -626 deficit
4/20 146.8 wt



~ Susan

Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no results, one day a light in the exact proportion to them will flood the soul.
~Simone Weal


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Kiss KOOPER for me.

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Hey Boo, I'm so glad to hear you're feeling better!

4/1 1510 cals , no weight, -493 deficit
4/2 2460 cals, no weight, + 14 surplus
4/3 2005 cals, no weight, -687 deficit
4/4 1590 cals no weight, -323 deficit

And then I recommitted in this post...
I will track everything I eat
I will weigh myself every day
I will get a 250 calorie deficit on work days
I will get a 500 calorie deficit on days off
I will drink at least 6 cups of fluid

4/5 1572 cals,146.3 wt -993 deficit
4/6 1572 cals, 146.9 wt, -353 deficit
4/7 1543 cals, 146.9 wt, -335 deficit
4/8 1792 cals146.0 wt, -196 deficit
4/9 2638 cals 146.0 wt, +286 surplus
4/10 1844 cals, 146.0 wt. -982 deficit
4/11 2232 cals, 146.6 wt, -210 deficit (wt excuses, took ibuprofen last night (water retention), and my ace bandage was too tight last night causing my right lower leg to swell.
4/12 2154 cals, 146.6 wt, -282 deficit
4/13 1817 cals, 146.6 wt, -251 deficit
4/14 1766 cals, 147.3 wt, -277 deficit
4/15 1883 cals, 146.1 wt, -342 deficit
4/16 2771 cals, 146.1 wt, 105 surplus
4/17 2015 cals ,146.1 wt, -774 deficit
4/18 1636 cals, 146.8 wt, -303 deficit
4/19 146.8 wt



~ Susan

Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no results, one day a light in the exact proportion to them will flood the soul.
~Simone Weal


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Tracked Sat, Sun and Monday. Within range all days except Saturday, which was less than 200 calories too much. (I'm confident I would have eaten more, if I had not tracked it.) I'm feeling better already.
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I've managed to reassure both my inner Wild Child and my inner Dictator, with the news that I can eat anything I want, as long as I write it down (I jot things down on a notepad, to enter on the tracker later, if I'm busy).

Thanks, everyone.

JAZZ, my daughter will be in Versailles for work for 10 days next month. It was to have been in Paris, but the venue was changed. Parents of jet-setters, aren't we?
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Edited by: BARBARA_BOO at: 4/19/2011 (01:41)
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Welcome back, everyone! emoticon Hang in there!

4/1 1510 cals , no weight, -493 decicit
4/2 2460 cals, no weight, + 14 surplus
4/3 2005 cals, no weight, -687 deficit
4/4 1590 cals no weight, -323 deficit

And then I recommitted in this post...
I will track everything I eat
I will weigh myself every day
I will get a 250 calorie deficit on work days
I will get a 500 calorie deficit on days off
I will drink at least 6 cups of fluid

4/5 1572 cals,146.3 wt -993 deficit
4/6 1572 cals, 146.9 wt, -353 deficit
4/7 1543 cals, 146.9 wt, -335 deficit
4/8 1792 cals146.0 wt, -196 deficit
4/9 2638 cals 146.0 wt, +286 surplus
4/10 1844 cals, 146.0 wt. -982 deficit
4/11 2232 cals, 146.6 wt, -210 deficit (wt excuses, took ibuprofen last night (water retention), and my ace bandage was too tight last night causing my right lower leg to swell.
4/12 2154 cals, 146.6 wt, -282 deficit
4/13 1817 cals, 146.6 wt, -251 deficit
4/14 1766 cals, 147.3 wt, -277 deficit
4/15 1883 cals, 146.1 wt, -342 deficit
4/16 2771 cals, 146.1 wt, 105 surplus
4/17 2015 cals ,146.1 wt, -774 deficit
4/18 146.8 wt



~ Susan

Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no results, one day a light in the exact proportion to them will flood the soul.
~Simone Weal


 current weight: 148.9 
 
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I'm still here! Doing the Hood Canal weekenders this month is wreaking havoc with posting and SP in general (I can read, but not post there...phone issues... And the calorie app doesn't work at all).

I'll post from my laptop later, but just wanted to pop in. Boo, I offer empathy with the desire for a break AND encouragement to keep with it! Baby steps...Susan's advice....(insert hug emoticon here).

Acwynn...great job with the downward drift!

My company leaves Wednesday. My daughter is all moved (back home, since she'll be living in Europe all summer...she's delightful to have in the house again meantime). So exercise classes will start fitting into my life again.

Whew!
Ciao,
Jazz

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I've had some trouble posting (I use Google docs to track my weight/calories/etc over time and it kept going offline when I was trying to post here). So here's the cut-to-the-chase summary:

I'm still tracking, and didn't skip that this weekend, for the first time this month. I owned my choices, good and not-so-good. And after two weeks of tracking, I am starting to see a downward drift (I hesitate to call it a trend for fear of jinxing it!).

Thanks to the people who have been posting their calories in/out. It made me think and go back and look at that for my in/out. And I was stunned to do the math and realize that I'm never going to lose weight at this rate! I am adding in 10 minutes of working out in the AM and after lunch as a way to boost my calories out column, since I was eating well but not actually burning much on the days I wasn't running.

Onward and downward!

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Yesterday, I ended up close to the correct amounts 1582 calories, just slightly over my 1550 max. I was also a couple of hundred over in sodium, not bad).

Today, I'm within the correct ranges, and writing it down didn't kill me.

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4/1 1510 cals , no weight, -493 decicit
4/2 2460 cals, no weight, + 14 surplus
4/3 2005 cals, no weight, -687 deficit
4/4 1590 cals no weight, -323 deficit

And then I recommitted in this post...
I will track everything I eat
I will weigh myself every day
I will get a 250 calorie deficit on work days
I will get a 500 calorie deficit on days off
I will drink at least 6 cups of fluid

4/5 1572 cals,146.3 wt -993 deficit
4/6 1572 cals, 146.9 wt, -353 deficit
4/7 1543 cals, 146.9 wt, -335 deficit
4/8 1792 cals146.0 wt, -196 deficit
4/9 2638 cals 146.0 wt, +286 surplus
4/10 1844 cals, 146.0 wt. -982 deficit
4/11 2232 cals, 146.6 wt, -210 deficit (wt excuses, took ibuprofen last night (water retention), and my ace bandage was too tight last night causing my right lower leg to swell.
4/12 2154 cals, 146.6 wt, -282 deficit
4/13 1817 cals, 146.6 wt, -251 deficit
4/14 1766 cals, 147.3 wt, -277 deficit
4/15 1883 cals, 146.1 wt, -342 deficit
4/16 2771 cals, 146.1 wt, 105 surplus
4/17 146.1 wt

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Thanks, SUSAN. I think your gut reaction is right. I understand where the Wild Child is coming from, and I don't blame her. I've put her through a lot. There are, I'm sure, several pieces to the puzzle. I'll keep the Wild Child close to my heart when I'm being the Watcher.
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Boo, I'm just tracking for the challenge... what ever deficit or surplus I get is informational only. I'm finding the numbers interesting. Last week, I had a surplus on Saturday. I knew I was going to have it but continued to eat what I wanted anyway.

You've had numerous streaks where you tracked your deficits and charted your weight loss. It must have been hard having such big deficits all the time like you did for such long periods of time. Your wild child is probably tired of that... just tell her it's ok, she won't starve this time... you're just tracking, that's all. You also have a history of gaining it back... I'm guessing your wild child took back over! Just keep her happy, lower deficits and occasional surpluses should do the trick. That's just my gut reaction but I know I don't have all the info so the watcher mode might tell you the real deal. Good luck! emoticon

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COLUMBINE2 posted the following statement in relation to her "steps challenge" participation":

"Recording 1 more thing every day just put me over the edge. I need to spend more time moving my body instead of just my fingers on the keyboard."


She has put into words what was HEAVY on my mind. I have been feeling tempted to throw out the baby with the bath water and use the above thought as my justification to take a complete Spark Break. No tracking, no teams, no challenges, no nothing, just freedom from "paper work" (record-keeping).

Something wouldn't let me do it, though. When we know better, we can no longer play dumb. I kept thinking "How would that help? Would you lose weight if you did that? Hmmm"

My years of "all or nothing" behaviors and thoughts got me into trouble in the first place. What makes me think that "all or nothing" would be a satisfactory answer now? It appears that, among other things, my well-entrenched "all or nothing" thinking habit has been trying to regain power over me, like Voldemort coming back to life in Harry Potter stories.

Big smooches to COLUMBINE2, who helped me see this today.

This may not be my entire solution, but it's a start, and it has me feeling encouraged.


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I'm really effing this one up.

The mere act of tracking seems to set me off, and I eat more. It's a temper tantrum of some kind, I think.

Nonetheless, I'm going to CONTINUE TRACKING, just for information, not with any particular weight loss goal in mind. I need to figure out what's eating me.

Today, I have tracked my food and it's at 1,050 calories, thus far. I will commit to writing down what I eat for the rest of the day and any food-related thoughts, to see what I can learn. I think going into "Watcher" mode tonight could be helpful.

I need a break of some kind and yet I know I have to pay attention to what I eat. I don't want to continue gaining weight. "Rock and a hard place"---my current motto.

Any observations are welcome.
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4/1 1510 cals , no weight, -493 decicit
4/2 2460 cals, no weight, + 14 surplus
4/3 2005 cals, no weight, -687 deficit
4/4 1590 cals no weight, -323 deficit

And then I recommitted in this post...
I will track everything I eat
I will weigh myself every day
I will get a 250 calorie deficit on work days
I will get a 500 calorie deficit on days off
I will drink at least 6 cups of fluid

4/5 1572 cals,146.3 wt -993 deficit
4/6 1572 cals, 146.9 wt, -353 deficit
4/7 1543 cals, 146.9 wt, -335 deficit
4/8 1792 cals146.0 wt, -196 deficit
4/9 2638 cals 146.0 wt, +286 surplus
4/10 1844 cals, 146.0 wt. -982 deficit
4/11 2232 cals, 146.6 wt, -210 deficit (wt excuses, took ibuprofen last night (water retention), and my ace bandage was too tight last night causing my right lower leg to swell.
4/12 2154 cals, 146.6 wt, -282 deficit
4/13 1817 cals, 146.6 wt, -251 deficit
4/14 1766 cals, 147.3 wt, -277 deficit
4/15 1883 cals, 146.1 wt, -342 deficit
4/16

Edited by: SALEE100 at: 4/16/2011 (15:27)
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I also am going to be behind. Not for lack of trying! My phone app wasn't letting me enter my food over the weekend. And I didn't write it down to enter later. I'll see if I can piece it together, but if not I'll just start again with Monday!

Had a great weekend though. Caught up on reading & our "stories", currently Mad Men, new season, and True Blood, season 2. We saw two whole DVDs of episodes. It was a fun way to relax in the winter weather. I mean spring... emoticon .
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It was finally warm here, so we worked in the yard all weekend and took some walks around the neighborhood.

Sorry about the delay in posting numbers. Since I'm a former sales rep, I get lazy with the "paper work" .

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4/1 1510 cals , no weight, -493 decicit
4/2 2460 cals, no weight, + 14 surplus
4/3 2005 cals, no weight, -687 deficit
4/4 1590 cals no weight, -323 deficit

And then I recommitted in this post...
I will track everything I eat
I will weigh myself every day
I will get a 250 calorie deficit on work days
I will get a 500 calorie deficit on days off
I will drink at least 6 cups of fluid

4/5 1572 cals,146.3 wt -993 deficit
4/6 1572 cals, 146.9 wt, -353 deficit
4/7 1543 cals, 146.9 wt, -335 deficit
4/8 1792 cals146.0 wt, -196 deficit
4/9 2638 cals 146.0 wt, +286 surplus
4/10

Edited by: SALEE100 at: 4/10/2011 (21:32)
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We got SNOW in Seattle. Snow, I tells ya. I'm not enjoying this winter weather in April. As I mentioned. my workouts are derailed (I do group fitness classes which I love dearly...usually 1-2 hours 5+ times/week). But I've got a class now 2 nights/week and other various things in my way for the next 10 days or so. I have actually opened up my app for C25k. That's a start! It would be good if I could start doing that and/or working out in my own workout room. It's one of my favourite rooms in the house, but only DH actually utilizes the spin bike in there. I have Wii, a few weights, the bike, a DVD player and some DVDs for fitness. However, I'm in such a routine with my little gym down the road I have completely forgotten what to do with myself in there.

Ok - 'nuff about me. Glad to hear from you, Annie & Boo. We're almost 1/4 of the way thru this month....off & rolling!



4/1 150 wt; 2123 cals; -211 deficit
4/2 148.8 wt;1831 cals; -475 deficit
4/3 150.2 wt; 2098 cals; +451 surplus
4/4 150 wt;1724 cals; +58 surplus
4/5 149 wt; 1804 cals; +138 surplus
4/6 149.6 wt; 1814 cals; +148 surplus
4/7 148.8 wt; 1693 cals; +27 surplus
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Edited by: JAZZIEGIRL05 at: 4/8/2011 (12:24)
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I'm glad you're feeling better, ANNIE. The numbers can really mess with our minds and our motivation. They're good tools, though. The diff report helps us be aware of how our exercise fits into the equation. It gives me peace of mind when I know that I've burned more than I've consumed and am entitled to a weight loss. The weight loss shows up sooner or later, often on days like today, when it was a surprise to you. The body owed you that weight loss from another day.
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I expect to do well today because I have my meals and snacks planned and I have work to do here at home that will keep me busy. Making order out of chaos in a messy room has a way of making order out of chaos in my "head", too.

The sun is shining, and spring flowers are blooming. Pile of snow still melting at the end of the driveway.

~4/7---AM wt=160.2; meals & snacks planned for today
~4/6---AM wt=160.8; cal=1845, over by 295 in cal
~4/5---AM wt=161.8; cal=greater than 2,000--lost track, no clue
~4/4---AM wt=159.2; cal= 2,202, over in everything but folate
~4/3---AM wt=158.8; cal=1,985, over in everything
~4/2---AM wt=157.2; cal=2270, over in cal, fat, carbs, sodium & folate
~4/1---AM wt=158.6; cal=1390, low in folate & fiber

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Woo-hoo, a little progress today:

April 4 - wt 176, 1650 cal, 1 mile run (-320 diff)
April 5 - wt 177, 1560 cal, 4 mile run (-733 diff)
April 6 - wt 177, 1540 cal, 3 mile run (-602 diff)
April 7 - wt 175.5

I'm trying not to read too much into it, but it was a nice surprise this morning (the rain was a not so nice surprise!). And I found the daily diff report, so I started adding that to the tally.

How is everyone else's day going?

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Thanks, JAZZ!

I think this sentence from SUSAN says it for me, too."It's time to get my life and routine and weight back!"

Routines are so helpful. And when we have a period of time "off" for vacations or celebrations, which add spice to our lives (we need them), it's difficult to get back into our grooves, but so worth the effort.

Hang in there, WYNN! I agree with what JAZZ said. Sometimes, a true "trend" takes a while to materialize.


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4/1 2123 cals; 150 wt; -211 deficit
4/2 1831 cals; 148.8 wt; -475 deficit
4/3 2098 cals; 150.2 wt; +451 surplus
4/4 1724 cals; 150 wt; +58 surplus
4/5 1804 cals; 149 wt; +138 surplus
4/6
4/7

Wynn...it is VERY early yet. Good habits are not always rewarded instantly, but you're doing great with cals & exercise. Keep it up!

Boo, your 4DW was definitely the having a blast variety. These things happen. I loved your YouTube. You're a rock star!

My problem, besides a bit too much in, is that I'm totally out of sync with my workouts due to travel & classes & company & birthday celebrations, etc. That's not going to improve until probably mid-April and meantime I just need to watch intake to offset it. But my first goal was to write it all down, and that I am doing.

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April 4 - wt 176, 1650 cal, 1 mile run
April 5 - wt 177, 1560 cal, 4 mile run

Hmm, the scale is definitely not going in the direction I planned. But it's early yet, so I'll keep on tracking.

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~4/1---AM wt=158.6; cal=1390, low in folate & fiber
~4/2---AM wt=157.2; cal=2270, over in cal, fat, carbs, sodium & folate
~4/3---AM wt=158.8; cal=1,985, over in everything
~4/4---AM wt=159.2; cal= 2,202, over in everything but folate
~4/5---AM wt=161.8; cal=greater than 2,000--lost track, no clue
~4/6---AM wt=160.8; pissed & tracking, details later

I re-read my "Super Bowl" blog, and I think I am having my "getting BACK TO EARTH after major positive excitement" issue again.

I am determined to avoid losing track of my calories today. I CAN EAT ANYTHING AS LONG AS I WRITE IT DOWN, WHEN or BEFORE I eat it, not as "revisionist history" at the end of the day. I have eaten too much for 4 days, a "4-day win", right? What did I win?
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More self-knowledge perhaps?


JAZZ, the youtube video link to Saturday night's "Sexy" chicken walk dance is in my current blog.
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Ok, after a short attention-deficit delay, I started tracking for reals yesterday. I'll use the same format, sort of:

April 4 - wt 176, 1650 cal, 1 mile run

My weight is up today as well, which is completely annoying but maybe my sinus/allergy thing is causing massive (well, 2 pounds) of extra. Ya think???

I'm not going to let a slight upward trend till my motivation, I'm still going to track and stay within range (1400-1700, depending on how much I run that day).

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emoticon Susan. So glad to see you!
I'm going to follow Boo's format somewhat for this April challenge. When I write it out like this, 'tis the cold, hard facts!

4/1 2123 cals; 150 wt; -211 deficit
4/2 1831 cals; 148.8 wt; -475 deficit
4/3 2098 cals; 150.2 wt; +451 surplus
4/4 1724 cals; 150 wt; +58 surplus
4/5
4/6

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4/3= 1,985 calories
over in everything

4/4 morning weight=159.2
4/4=2,202 calories
over in everything but folate

4/5 morning weight=161.8
4/5=??? calories

I'm meeting a SparkFriend for lunch at Panera's at Bay Shore Mall. So, I will have to chat later. It takes a while to get there from Pewaukee (eastboound expressway construction traffic is a b*tch!).

I haven't read any of the posts, but I see that you are joining us, SUSAN. Wonderful to see you!
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I'm in... I wanted to let y'all know before 4/1 but my life's been crazy. Thanks, Boo, for this challenge, it's nice having a fresh start.

I will track everything I eat
I will weigh myself every day
I will get a 250 calorie deficit on work days
I will get a 500 calorie deficit on days off
I will drink at least 6 cups of water

That should about do it. I may not report in every day because my days off are still way busy, putting things away... soon I'll be helping DH break down the trailer so we can get our permanent certificate of occupancy on the new house! I'm burning lots of calories with this activity, and I just restarted my exercise yesterday by running (with some walk breaks) 30 minutes! First time in a month. It's time to get my life and routine and weight back!

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Sorry about the marathon disappointment. But 10 miles is nothing to be ashamed of, me thinks!

Challenge:
Tracked my food every day in April thus far! Good
Kept in my goal of under 1900 for Sat (1831) Great!
Went over my goal of under 1900 Sun (2098) Hmmm....room for improvement.

Today's goal: Under 1500. Soup is in the crock pot. Book club tonight to keep me entertained and out of the kitchen.

Happy New Week.

Jazz

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Thanks, Jazzie! I love pelicans, seriously. Seeing one fly by when I'm out for a run (I live near the ocean) completely makes my day. They have been down south and not come back for the summer yet :-(

BarbaraBoo, I just checked out the videos on youtube! That is awesome, you really got the moves and you have way more courage than I do to dance in front of so many people!

Today, not great on the food choices, but it was a hard day. I had to finally admit to myself that I am not going to be able to pull off a marathon end of this month. I really wanted to, but between work and life, I didn't train enough and I also didn't lose the 10-15 pounds that would have made a difference in the pounding my fragile feet get. The bright spot is that the race director, who I know through a running group we both belong to, said she can switch me to the 10-mile race that same day, so I am happy I get to run something. Both races are along Highway 1 on the coast and have beautiful views. I think I'm gonna carry a little camera to take some photos!

OK, that's it for me today. Tomorrow: Better food choices. I really didn't need those cupcakes today, but I was going for comfort food in my disappointment.

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4/3/11 9:55 P

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Saturday: Tracked my food. 1831 calories AND 2 hours of cardio in the form of Step & Zumba as well. Good day yesterday.

Acwynn, I looked at your link...your photography is beautiful!!! (I love pelicans...long story why, but I do!)

Boo I'm so happy for your fabulous success last night! Can't wait for the YouTube to show up! Keep us posted.

Jazzie

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Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
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4/3/11 10:37 A

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4/3, weight 158.8, up 1.6
Today's food tracking details to be added tonight.
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4/3/11 1:32 A

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4/2--157.2, down 1.4
Calories--lost track---if I'm remembering everything, it's 2270.
SP's Nutrition Feedback says I went over on fat, carbs, calories, sodium and folate. Weight should be interesting tomorrow morning. (smile)

Had it under control until the Bucks game. Before we dance, they feed the team. I did fine with that. Then I went upstairs to watch the first half of the game and decided to have a gelato. Still, not a problem. I brought home a "doggie bag" for the DH and consumed most of it in the car, since I was caught in traffic. Then, to further celebrate and unwind, I found some additional interesting things at home to eat.

I have tracked as much as I can remember and will not be eating again until breakfast time.
And I will weigh myself tomorrow morning, since that's part of my routine and commitment.

It was a wonderful day and evening. The fans went crazy over our dance. So, we were happy.
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Edited by: BARBARA_BOO at: 4/3/2011 (10:28)
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Was up a pound today, that's what I get for not tracking and eating more crap food than usual. That's what the day off once a week is for, though, so I don't feel deprived completely or try to be freaking perfect 7 days a week.

Nice work on the hidden emoticons, ladies, I like 'em!


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just in case you need it for sex games or whatever , JAZZ.


4/1--weight 158.6---1390 calories
Day One has bit the dust.
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I have stopped eating crap for a whole day.
SP's Nutrition Feedback says I met all nutrition goals except folate and fiber (not enough of either).

Day two coming up....

Edited by: BARBARA_BOO at: 4/2/2011 (02:58)
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OK so the goal for emoticon was to TRACK the food. Mission accomplished. It's been about 2 weeks, which included vacation and eating with no thought of consequences. Thusly, my poor habits have now been revealed:
2123 calories today emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Goal for the next day is to get it to 1900.
Gently easing down to my limit of 1500-1700, but the weekends are always a challenge and I need to be gentle with myself.

Except for that emoticon emoticon that I needed! (In a good way!)

PS: Thanks for the secret code, Boo! Fun.

Edited by: JAZZIEGIRL05 at: 4/1/2011 (23:44)
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-Samuel Beckett

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
-Dr. Seuss


These are my principles. If you donít like them, Iíve got others.
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JAZZ, replace the number inside any emoticon with the number 16 and the butt will appear.

I think it would help me to track my weight, too, Annie. And I have the water thing down to a dull roar anyway. So, I'll replace the water with weight.

Good luck on the plateau-busting!

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I'm tracking weight and food, but Friday is my day off from food tracking (good timing!).

Today, steady at 175, been there 3 days. Not sure if it's a new plateau, I've been stuck around 177-178 forever, or at least it seems that way.

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I wanted give it right back atcha, Boo; however, I cannot locate butt emoticon emoticon emoticon .

Tracking emoticon is up & running!



Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
-Samuel Beckett

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
-Dr. Seuss


These are my principles. If you donít like them, Iíve got others.
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3/31/11 11:00 P

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APRIL "tracking" Challenge Participants
(I will add more names as others join us)

ACYNN55--wants to lose more, after maintaining her initial weight loss
BARBARABOOBOO--wants to lose more, to be ready for opportunities that are only available to her at goal weight
CASSIES--hoping to be under 200 by her birthday, or as close as she can get
JAZZIEGIRL05--wants a kick in the pants (in a good way)

I learned from some teens at the music store today that tomorrow is National Butt-Slapping Day. I was instructed to offer friendly butt-slaps to total strangers. Pass it on.



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EVERYONE START TRACKING WHATEVER BEHAVIOR YOU HAVE CHOSEN, AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, WHEN APRIL 1 BEGINS.

Please share your results with us daily if you can. If you get behind in posting, you can do several days at once.

My tracking goals
~Track everything I consume
~Target range 1200 to 1500 daily
~Track water (change the water into weight)
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Revised goals
~Track everything I consume
~Target range 1200 to 1500 daily
~Track weight (weigh ONCE daily)

Edited by: BARBARA_BOO at: 4/2/2011 (00:39)
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Ok, I'll sign up for this. I've been not tracking for a while and maintaining my weight loss, but I want to lose more now and the tracking works for me to be really aware of my food choices.

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Sounds good! I need a kick in the pants (in a good way).

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Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
-Samuel Beckett

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
-Dr. Seuss


These are my principles. If you donít like them, Iíve got others.
- Groucho Marx



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Great, CASSIE!

I thought these mini-challenges could help us "jumpstart" some of the areas where we feel we need to improve. I'm still in for the "long haul" on the "2011 and Beyond" Challenge.

Breaking the big goal into pieces gives us a chance to achieve some happy milestones along the way.

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~Team Leader, Separation of Church and Weight
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~Team Leader, The Darker Side of SparkPeople www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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I am in. I log. Will figure out a variation on the theme. Thanks for the fresh challenges Booboo. April 10 is coming up soon. I don't think i'll be under 200, but i've been chopping wood and carrying water and.that's what matters most.



ďThe more we witness our emotional reactions and understand how they work, the easier it is to refrain.Ē ― Pema ChŲdrŲn



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SparkPeople research shows that writing down the foods that we eat (or entering the data on our trackers) contributes greatly to our success at losing weight and maintaining the loss.. What do YOU think? What works for you? And what doesn't?

Back in April we tried an experiment, where we chose from the following menu of weekly goal options:
~Write everything down
~Staying in SP goal ranges
~Drinking enough water
~Time management of meals and snacks, including learning the skill of waiting for the next meal or snack time
~Evening food curfew

Depending upon our personal need for structure, the results varied.

Edited by: BARBARA_BOO at: 6/10/2012 (18:22)
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