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SHAPELY's Photo SHAPELY Posts: 10,286
9/5/11 1:48 P

I am new here and I am Rosalyn living in Oregon.

I have to keep an eye on the bread I eat, I always eat good Whole Wheat, but the amount ,sometimes I can easily get carried away.
I am terrible at making a sandwich out of everything, Giggle.

I can get carried away with anything, so have to really be carefull of that.
I haven't counted Calories for a long time,but I am sure into reading labels.
Hugs Rosalyn

Rosalyn Larson I am so happy to be on Maintenance.
It took 2 years but it was worth it. I am going to keep it in a 5#s range up or down. My Promise is I will never ever do that to myself again-----Rosalyn

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CARTER4414's Photo CARTER4414 SparkPoints: (23,329)
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7/10/11 6:51 P

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Even without the tracker, I try to keep a rough running log of calories in my head. I ate a lot of the same things from day to day so I know if it was a 500 calorie meal or a 100 calorie meal.

My wife encourages me to learn more calorie contents so I won't have to look them up, and then I will be less dependent on the computer or phone.

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KAYOTIC's Photo KAYOTIC Posts: 15,394
6/21/11 10:28 P

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I think I'm most successful not tracking when I stay really active, and I eat as if I was tracking. Meaning, I know if I have for breakfast a fruit, some dairy and cereal that is a good meal, and then lunch is a couple of servings of veggies, some lean protein, and either a whole grain or starchy vegetable, same for dinner. I may have a couple of smallish snacks too, like a piece of fruit and some nuts, or some veggies with hummus. Of course there are many temptations when on vacation and away from home, and you don't want to totally deprive yourself, but don't go overboard either. Save the treats for really special occasions, and make them really special, don't just grab a candy from the checkstand because it's there.

You've learned healthy habits, so I think if you follow what you learned to get to your goal BMI, you will do fine.

And congrats on the goal, and have fun at the wedding!

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6/20/11 7:50 A

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Water! When I drink enough water, I don't feel hungry. Makes sense since I read that often people mistake thirst for hunger.

Why don't you print out a workout from Spark that uses no equipment? That way you can refer to it when the power is out and use it when traveling.

When I know I will have to have meals out, I try to plan ahead by looking at the nutritional content on the restaurant's website. If the site does not include this info, I try to go to another one. Knowing what I will order ahead of time keeps me from looking at the menu and deciding to get the fried appetizer and hot fudge cake rather than a nutritious meal.

The only restrictions any of us have in life are those we place on ourselves.

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the time. George S. Patton

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6/19/11 4:56 P

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The tracker is what really helps me be conscious of what I eat. Maybe when the power is out, you can keep a manual log. You don't have to go back and enter, but it might help you be conscious of nibbling, etc.

And, of course, keep up the exercise routine. Good luck!

PS. I did slide, so I'm interested in seeing others tips as well.

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6/19/11 9:22 A

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It is very easy to slip back into old negative habits. You will have to catch yourself and get back on track quickly. Enjoy the wedding!

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6/19/11 6:04 A

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I've recently reached my healthy BMI goal. I'm encountering several challenges and want to get some input on how to be successful at maintaining. 1) We live overseas and the power has been sporadic of late, and I've gotten out of the habit of tracking my calories. 2) The other thing is that we're going back to the US tomorrow for our son's wedding. I picked up my dress from the tailor yesterday, and am a bit worried that being out of my routine that it will be tight by the wedding in four weeks.

So, if y'all have any tips for maintenance tips, I'd appreciate it as I've just begun this journey.

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