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No Matter What, I’ll Track It

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Tracking food and exercise is essential to my path towards getting healthier. I know this. I have done this before. I have watched my mother struggle with her weight my entire life and she is about to go under the knife for surgery simply because she feels it is a last resort to her losing the weight she needs to. We both know that if she does not change the way she eats and moves, she will gain it all back, but she is willing to try. My stepdad has stated that he will be on the same journey with her towards a healthier lifestyle. If they can change, so can I.

Unfortunately, I have been down this path before. I know what to do. I know that my main pitfall is not tracking and looking at my goals. Without goals, I wander aimlessly. For instance, I put in my food intake from Tuesday. I was 1,000 calories over my goal for the day! 1,000!!! Once I saw it on paper, I could not believe the results.

So, I am making a deal with myself that as long as I track everything I eat and do while I do it (instead of waiting a day or two), I will reward myself with something special (probably a new book or piece of clothing).
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  • 68ANNE
    I did that. It works great. One day at a time I could do this. You've got this
    1482 days ago
    I know you can do it emoticon emoticon

    1483 days ago
    Tracking really does make a difference. When it is right there where you can see it there is no denying to yourself how well you are doing.
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    1483 days ago
  • MUDDER91
    Good for you!
    1483 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    It's definitely important to track and waiting any length of time means you don't usually remember exactly what or how much. At least that's the way for me. I had weight loss surgery and I know that it only works if you work it and it seems like most people can find a way to still eat the things they like rather than the things that should be eaten. Sad but true. I also watched my mom lose and gain repeatedly including spending a week or so in the hospital while they got her on track with one program. She just didn't stick with it. I stuck with it after the second surgery but that was because a trainer saw me at the gym and asked if he could help me and he did help me lost 75 pounds or so after I had managed 35 in a year on my on with WW. I reached my goal and was REALLY happy for quite a while then life and kids started sneaking up on me again. We have to stay on track forever to be healthy and today is always the right day to start! emoticon
    1484 days ago
    Living with a chef makes planning ahead a little difficult. She has no intention of ever losing weight.
    1484 days ago
    I've had good and bad days too. I decided too, that I would log everything, that way I know when I'm over. It's a big eye opener but it's helped me choose my food wiser.
    1484 days ago
    Try to post your food into the tracker before you eat it. Try to plan and post, then eat. It works!
    1484 days ago
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