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Honestly though...

Monday, July 01, 2013

I am new to smartphoning, and hence, new to the little epiphanies that have come about myself via some very helpful Apps that totally relate to my weight loss goals. I learned a bunch this past month, specifically due to my newly meticulous tracking of expenses. There is one such category for eating out. Holy Schnikees!

While I formally eat out like a human being (ex: sit-down meal with wait service) only about once or twice a month, I do indeed eat a great deal of garbage over the counter. And while this diet-killing behavior has significantly waned over the last six months, I am still wasting a great deal of calories and a few bucks on stuff that I clearly do not need in my gut. And it is way more than I thought.

Case in point: During the month of June, I counted 25 quickie food snack purchase, mainly, but not exclusively, from convenience stores. 25 times! On the dollar end, the total damage for those type of "food" purchases came to $87! And I cannot even imagine how many thousands of calories. And I do not care to imagine either.

The take-away here is not about a number, great or small. It is about self-awareness. I truly thought until yesterday, given some recent weight loss and other progress, that I was doing much better in this important area. Clearly, I have a long way to go and there are important goals to be set and attained.

For the record, I will keep tracking my expenditures, including the quickie "food" variety, via smartphone. But I do not intend to be typing in a lot of this type of fodder. I aim to keep these unsightly entries down to an even half-dozen in July. And I look forward to the anticipated results on the scale at month's end.

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    Keep Sparkin'!!
    1785 days ago
    You should see my bank statement. My atm purchases are a mile long, and almost all Starbucks. A bank teller once saw it and said, completely dead-pan, "You seem to like Starbucks quite a bit."

    Yes...I do.
    1785 days ago
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