RE: Food Tracking

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Thanks, all. I knew I would get different answers, and that's good.

Slenderella, I read articles stating that as well. That's why I am concerned about my lack of doing it.

Kurs, thank you. I've just been trying to make healthier choices. I know that a turkey sandwich with a salad is better then a cheeseburger with fries. The swapping has a made a considerable impact in my weightloss journey. It's good to know that I'm not alone or a complete failure, for that matter.

Ccindicane, I think I'll have to try it your way; at the end of the day. I was always under the impression you had to log after each meal/snack so that you wouldn't forget what you ate. I suppose this is where buying a bigger purse and getting a notepad would come in, as I will eventually get busted logging into a social site (SP) on a work computer, and I do not own a smart phone (yet) to have the app.

I kinda avoided doing it that way because I dislike the idea of carrying around something that says "ya, I'm a fatty, and I am aware of it...stop laughing... please don't look at me like that...I'm trying to change myself..." ROFL. I guess I'll swallow my pride and tote the sign around. ha ha

Anyone ever feel that way at the gym, or out walking/running? That people are looking at you wondering who you're trying to kid? Ugh maybe it's fat Amber saying those things....sigh.

Aquagirl, thanks I completely forgot about the recipe area...
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    Yep... Know the feeling of those eyes staring right through me. And I can tell you that that feeling - at least for me - does not really go away with lost pounds. For me it is about self confidence regardless of my weight. As I get older it seems a bit easier to ignore those stares or thoughts...

    2620 days ago
    yep. I used to feel self conscious often. As a kid I didn't want to run because I didn't want anyone to see my fat jiggle. And I haven't totally gotten over it. I did 4 months of SparkPeople generated strength training before I got the nerve up to join the YMCA. And honestly I was delighted to find all shapes, sizes, fitness levels at the Y. I should not have waited. It is a great, accepting, and friendly place.

    One more thing about tracking. After you get your favorites in place with your frequently used recipes it doesn't take near as long.
    2620 days ago
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