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Cheating (on myself)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Does anybody else on here cheat? Some days, I religiously record my food intake. Other days, I only enter what I don't feel guilty about, which makes the computer think I'm sticking with the program but I'm not. I might be gorging on comfort food like ice cream from Dairy Queen, which is too darn close to my apartment. I know I will never reach my goal if I don't be more consistent and stop lying to this program!
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    I've been on SparkPeople for a few years now and have learned, with the help of fellow Sparker SHECHAM, that to get results, you have to be honest with yourself.

    I log my food for the day and the preplanning keeps me on track. When I'm tempted to "cheat" I use strategies to stay on track. For instance, I don't bring my purse to the staff lunchroom. That way I can't "treat" myself to something unhealthy from the vending machine.

    Utilizing Spark to the max will get us to where we need to be.
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    1556 days ago
    The program doesn't care if you lie or not. You're just playing games with yourself. Sometimes I forget what I eat, so I try to write down what I'm eating at each meal. I have to face the fact that tracking is not at all 100% accurate due to ingredients and amounts that vary. What is a serving anyway? An approximation, a guess! But what tracking does is make me aware of what I'm eating and how much, and that's what you're doing, too. You are aware of what you are eating and thinking about it, and that's part of the progress toward losing weight. You can lose weight without religiously tracking. Best to you!

    DeAnne, Missourians Team
    1556 days ago
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