Feeling thinner

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

I am feeling a bit thinner, but made the mistake of weighing myself this afternoon. Yikes!! I am not doing something right, so I need to be better with tracking and exercise. I am so obsessive though with tracking it gets me frustrated. Then I want to eat everything in sight.

Has anyone else had a problem with tracking? I have noticed that some of the calorie counts, etc. online added by different users are incorrect from the packaging that I have. I know 10 calories here and there shouldn't matter but I get so frustrated and I want things perfect.

Please let me know of any suggestions or ways to calm this craziness down so I can stop this and succeed.

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    Yes the calories are wrong about 50% of the time on here. That's why when I find one that's correct, I add it to my favorites. Sometimes I don't have the mental energy to put in a new food just so it's accurate, so I'll adjust the amount. For example, the greek yogurt I eat is 90 calories, however it's incorrectly listen at 110. So I adjust it and say I ate .82 servings, so that the calories are correct. I don't really care about anything else.

    2 pieces of advice...

    #1- DO track your calories. It's so critical. Plan all of your food the day before, and then leave a little wiggle room. So if your calorie limit is 1600, plan out 1300 calorie worth of meals and snacks. Then you don't have to think, "Oh I can't eat ONE thing outside of my plan!" You'll know if something comes up, you have the choice of eating it or not. Also, planning in advance is going to help you avoid thinking about calories all day. You'll already know that what you're eating fits into your plan, and you don't have to be obsessing 24/7 about what you can/can't eat next.

    #2- Don't weigh yourself in the afternoon lol. Weigh yourself 1x per week, (or every other week) on the same day, at the same time. I weigh in every other Saturday, around 10am, after I've peed, totally naked. Our weight majorly fluxuates throughout the day, so checking at 8 am vs 4 pm vs 11 pm is going to be radically different numbers. Also, don't deviate from your designated weigh in day. It's sooo tempting when you "feel thinner" because you want to hop on the scale and get that instant gratification. But it rarely ever works that way. Usually the feeling thinner is more water retention and muscle related, as opposed to actual weight or fat loss.

    Hope this helps. Don't give up honey! Hang in there!
    1899 days ago
    I want them to understate the 10 calories rather than overstate them by 10. The label is clear, why do individuals add calories? Whatever it takes to motivate us to continue the trek to a healthier life!
    1899 days ago
    Tracking everything all the timedoesnt work so well forme. I do better just focusing on getting lots of veggies and watching the sugars and starchy foods. If youre feeling thinner you must be doing something right though. Maybe try tracking your measurements or get some calipers to check bodyfat when thescale isnt doing what you expect.
    1899 days ago
    I am the same way. it is frustrating to see what you think is the right one then the numbers don't match up. and yes to me the 10 here or there makes a big different. I don't personally track because I just get so frustrated with it. good luck to you though
    1899 days ago
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