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I detest calorie counting, writing down and looking up calories, measuring even with the wonderful apps and calculators out there. So, as I start a "Biggest Loser" program at work I decided to take a baby step and instead of figuring out calories, I committed to just writing down everything that goes in my mouth. It is easier than I thought. After just three days of doing that, I lost 1.5 lbs.Next step in a week or two I will do portions and calories. I'm a female age 58 with 35 lbs. to loose.

I have a small spiral notebook to log my food.
- Submitted by IM2BSLIM21 1/23/2011 in Getting Started | 3 Comments
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QUIET_RAYNE 1/26/2011 10:45:00 AM

    It looks like your off to a great start. I feel baby steps at first bring huge rewards later. Doing to much to quickly leads to failure. I know I been there. But this time I am going your route. Little things to add up to big things. Good luck on all your positive changes you are making. You will do this.

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GISAACS 1/23/2011 5:13:00 PM

    I wish you the most success, we're in this together :) emoticon emoticon emoticon
OSUMSUGW 1/23/2011 2:29:00 PM

    I agree. I have reached my "goal weight" and have maintained it for 22 months (yes, I count) by writing it down. I discover that it was affective when I went a cruise and couldn't possible "know" the write amounts. Writing it down still keeps you accountable and prevents "mindless eating" and eating when you're not hungry. Keep it up!

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