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Tracking: to keep myself on track

Saturday, October 17, 2020

This is not a Self Fulfilling Prophecy, but today your weight is likely the lowest it will be for the rest of the year UNLESS you take immediate action. Events like Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year's, parties, family gatherings, food displays at grocery stores, gifts of chocolate, etc. are all occasions where we tend to overeat or make poor food choices. “Anything that happens in these next 10 weeks before New Years, on average, takes about five months to come off,” said Prof. Brian Wansink of Cornell’s business school.
Oh God, I hope that ain't true. We have 6 weeks left in this challenge and I am determined to get rid of more weight. I am already turning down pizza and cookies at work, so I don't see me having any problems turning down Halloween candy.
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Strange coincidence that "tracking" is part of this week's challenge. I had been thinking that I
Needed to start getting into the habit of this for a few days now. It's definitely something I slack at. I even ordered a specific journal online to record info in and keep it all together. I should get it in the mail Thursday or Friday.

☆NUTRITION TRACKING☆- Regardless of where you get professional diet/weight loss advice, including Spark, nutrition tracking is number one. Learn what it can do for you. If you have lost weight while nutrition tracking, you know it's the BOMB! Log every bite and drink regardless of whether it's high or low calorie, healthy or unhealthy and yes all the snacks. Hold yourself accountable for every bite you take. Over time the magic starts to happen and you make better food choices and eat fewer calories.

The important part is that you track everything. You may think you're only splurging occasionally, when you're really making not-so-great choices half of the time. Keep tabs on your food decisions, and review them at the end of the day. Identify problem foods - which prevent you from staying within your recommended calorie and nutrient ranges. Replace or remove problem foods.

Tracking your food gives you the information you need to take control of your diet/eating. Sometimes we think we are not eating much till we start tracking, measuring, & weighing everything that goes into our mouths. The results can be shocking! This week hold yourself accountable for what you are eating!
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Go beyond the numbers:
How did you feel before you ate (ravenous, meh, not hungry)?
What did you eat?
How did you feel when you stopped eating (stuffed, full, still hungry)?
How did you feel an hour later?
How did you feel three hours later?
How did you feel the next morning?

Lporter2015...Thanks for making this part of this week's challenge. You must have ESP to know this was exactly what I needed.
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