Evaluating My Food Intake

Sunday, February 02, 2014

I've done a great job logging in my food. For that I'm very proud of myself! emoticon
I sat down last night and looked at the calorie intake for the past seven days. The range SP has given me is 1340- 1690, totally doable. After looking at the intake there were only two days that I actually made it over the 1340. Never made it into 1400 or higher and most days were in the 1200 range.

So even though I'm doing great with logging I need to do better at staying in the range. I haven't felt depraved, starving or ready for a binge. Last night my family made French Bread pizzas. I dug out the extra bread in my piece of bread and loaded it with vegetables and low cal/low fat protein. My total dinner was 400 calories and I felt like I was NOT on a diet.

Today, being Superbowl Sunday, my family bought some unhealthy foods (My husband and a few of the kids went to the store). I've got my eyes on ONE serving of buffalo wings and LOTS of veggies and a huge green salad. I will stay within my range today!

Goal for this week...To at least get on the lower end of the range for 4 out of the 7 days. That will be an improvement from the 2 out of 7 this last week.

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    Excellent job on evaluating your food intake and making the adjustments you need especially during Superbowl night. Great!

    Have a nice week.

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    1862 days ago
    emoticon That is impressive. One of the reasons I exercise so much is that I can't stay in the range that was set for me. You are doing great!
    1867 days ago
    WOW! I'm impressed. If you ever notice your weight loss begin to slow, you may want to increase your calorie intake a little, to spark your metabolism.
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    1869 days ago
    Tracking daily is a great first step. When you feel really ready, move on to tweaking: make sure you're within range every day.
    What I'm doing to create habits one step at a time looks something like this:
    1) January - track daily - I did my best to stay within range and I tried to eat as healthy as I could but I didn't beat myself up for eating "bad" things or going a little bit over - DONE!
    2) February - start to reduce those "bad" things (for me, it's carbs) by going Paleo this month - still tracking daily, still not beating myself up if going over
    3) March - add in exercise daily (currently not doing anything, although my job has me on my feet 10-12 hours a day for 4 days a week, so I'm not completely sedentary), still tracking daily, still low-carb. I'll be adding a minimum of 10 minutes of exercise a day, not focusing yet on increasing, going for crazy runs, etc...just creating that habit again. I'll mostly be using my treadmill at home.
    4) April - going back to the drawing board with tracking and working on always being within range no matter what. No excuses. Still exercising at least 10 minutes a day, still low-carb.
    5) May - really focus on the exercise, starting to go on regular runs out of doors. Still low-carb, still tracking within range.

    That's as far as I've gotten...I figure that the following months will focus a lot on adding in other healthy habits, but I'm giving myself those 5 months (now 4) to really get the tracking and exercising and carbs under control.

    1871 days ago
    You can DO IT!!!
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