I try to track my food consistently, not always successful, but try to be truthful even if it isn't exactly a good day. It helps when I go back to look at what I ate when I was losing consistently. I also like the fact that I can add nutrients that I want to see daily.
A thoughtful conversation between friends. Pooh: "Piglet, what day is it?" Piglet: "Why, it's today!" Pooh: "Oh, good. That's my favorite day!" Fran, N. Carolina
Pounds lost: 33.6
Fitness Minutes: (2,934)
4/12/21 1:10 P
Absolutely. Every time I stop tracking I gain weight...I fall back on a "See Food" diet, when I see food I eat food. When I know that I have chosen to track everything I eat...I know I need to ask myself..."Am I really hungry?" Many times the answer is NO I am not hungry at all...I just saw some food. Tracking keeps me accountable to myself now and to my future self who will be thankful that I made wise choices today.
Edited by: 130GRETL at: 4/7/2021 (07:13)
Gretl Member of BLC46 Resolute Renegades I am as focused as a hunting Tiger in the pursuit of my goal of achieving health and wellness, strength and joy each day. I will be Resolute with maintaining healthy, nutritious eating while adding both regular cardio and strength training to my daily and weekly routine. I will be a Renegade against excuses in order to achieve weight loss during this BLC. Like the Spark People quote – Saying “I am too busy” is just the grown up version of
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Phil 2:3-4.
August Minutes: 479
Fitness Minutes: (12,827)
13,379 3/21/21 3:33 P
"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results" Kenneth Blanchard
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Yes, but not consistently. However, those times when I was tracking most consistently (especially my meals) were the times when I was losing weight consistently and sticking to my health programme consistently. I don't like to track but I can't refute the results.
Dawn GMT-4 Just keep going.
August Minutes: 0
Fitness Minutes: (4,320)
2/19/21 10:32 A
Yes - I tracked for 18 months in a row after I joined. Now I only track of my weight starts to creep up, this is the reason why I have tracked for 3 weeks, and I'm seeing a downward trend. Very powerful tool, and it is quite easy when I use food groupings or recipes.
Goal weight: 59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds CET (Europe, Hungary)
Maintenance Lessons Learned: -go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase -just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing -work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood -do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work -avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings
I track everyday (I have missed only a few), and have done so for the last couple years. I find that tracking, even on days that I blow my calorie range. This helps me not be "off track" too many days in a row.
current weight: 179.7
Fitness Minutes: (234,688)
12/25/20 4:34 P
"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!" "My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker "SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader "Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader "Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader "Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead "An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader
current weight: 11.4 over
Fitness Minutes: (4)
12/25/20 1:52 P
Nope. I recorded all my food/drink for about 6 months (didn't count calories), but have stopped since my eating appears to be under control. Recording/tracking food is a great way to be mindful of what you are eating.
current weight: 111.8
Fitness Minutes: (40,739)
11/9/20 11:48 A