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Sunday, April 07, 2013

Happy Sunday Morning Sparkpeople! emoticon

My loving hubby came in to me this morning and made a valid point. He scolded my beloved pup Riley the Daschund for being underfoot as he was moving our non functioning brand new washer. About twenty minutes later the faithful pup bounced up to his doggie dad wagging his tail and wanting to play. Such a lesson in unconditional love or lack of holding a grudge. If I could adopt a natural ability to forget and let go how much happier would I be? I'm venturing to guess ALOT. I have been a person to hold on to negativity and useless words spoken by others and let it affect me horribly. Riley the Pup has shown me a useful tool in regaining emotional health. Thanks Riley! emoticon emoticon

Now for some useful nuggets of info that may help you along your journey. We all know that an important part of weight loss is our nutrition, eating the right foods and tracking what we eat. Every weight loss plan that I have done has maintained the mantra"write every bite". To be honest, I have always found that to be a pain in my butt, measuring, figuring out what the calories are, fat content, blah,blah,blah. Well, with the latest technology we have, keeping a food journal is easier now...we can put them on our phones, laptops or tablets. I know many of you use SP's tracker and that is great. I noticed they have a feature where you can scan the food to add it to your diary. I happen to use another tracker called LOSE IT!, it's a free app that for my tastes is a bit user friendly. They updated it recently to have a barcode scanner which makes it TEN times easier to load the food into your tracker and no figuring out the calories content etc. Here's what a sample of today's breakfast looks like.

It will even subtract out my calories burned for exercise. There is no excuse really for me not to log anything! Whatever you choose this tool is a useful, handy way to help you stay within your calorie range and set nutritional goals.

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  • JUNEBUG160
    Hmm interesting about the tracker might try that for when I'm away from home.
    About the doggy thing and holding onto negativity : I so get that, I am same same. I wish we could just flush those things from our personality like a liver detox and get on with living. Good for you recognising that little puppy love lesson.
    1867 days ago
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