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I love going to the grocery store and looking through all the purty vegetables...I find whatever looks the freshest, or the most colorful, or is unusual and I haven't tried before - first - before I decide on meat/starches.
I have a hard time remember an hour's worth of sets for my swim workout, but can't bring paper into the pool with me! Photo-style holiday cards make a GREAT "laminated" workout paper. I write on them in sharpie and they last through the water and chlorine!
When I first started tracking, I paid very close attention to WHEN I would want to eat, in addition to what I was eating. This information helps now - I try to pre-plan WHEN I am going to want food - that helps give a clue as to whether or not I'm really hungry or eating for another reason.
I WANT to exercise for 30 minutes, but I get bored really easily. To combat this, I do 10 minutes on a treadmill, then switch to a bike and do 10 minutes there, and then switch to an elliptical and do 10 more minutes. It's much easier to keep going this way!
Make a plan to meet somebody at the gym at a certain time. Ask them not to tell you if they can't make it for some reason. This way, you HAVE to show up, because they could be counting on you, and there is less chance for you to back out if they do!
When I am out to eat and there is food left on my plate that I don't want to take home with me I pour salt alllll over it. It's too easy to move aside a napkin to keep nibbling, but I'm not going to eat it if there's too much salt!