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5/2/12 12:29 P

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Alfred E. Neuman is dead-on right about the trap of over-portioning and under-reporting. Maximum success is achieved with brutal honesty (also true with women?!?!)

"Some day we will look back on this, and it will all seem funny" - Bruce Springsteen (The real BOSS, as opposed to me.)





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5/2/12 12:18 P

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Hi Kevin and Welcome. I am a big fan of tracking you food, and I agree with the Boss, go for it and see how ya do. and by tracking you see where you are and where you are going wrong and over time, day by day you just start improving. and keep a close eye on your portion size. it is easy to over do it and under report it. Good luck and stay in touch


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Life is full of obstacle illusions.
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5/2/12 9:45 A

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Welcome to Spark and to the group Kevin. You may find interest and insight in my most recent blog. I was a newbie here not long ago myself and am happy to help you.

I would suggest going all-in, food-tracking wise. You can continue to eat anything and everything you have before. Food is all about portion control. Measure every morsel, track calories and such (as the Nutritional Tracker guides) and just eat less of it than before.

My concern about be a partial buy-in would provide the weight loss results you seek. It does not take much "before" behavior, portion-control wise, to interfere with a whole bunch of progress.

Good luck and let me know if I can help you in any way. Welcome to Spark!

"Some day we will look back on this, and it will all seem funny" - Bruce Springsteen (The real BOSS, as opposed to me.)





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5/1/12 11:36 P

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I joined SparkPeople last week and started tracking my food to see where I'm at. I'm looking forward to start taking charge of me and being happy with myself. I'm also reading the Spark at the moment.

My plan is to start adjusting what I'm eating with what is suggested, but I was wondering if I should just adjust one meal at a time, so I;m not prepping items unfamiliar to myself. My fear is jumping in with both feet then getting fed up and falling back on what I normally prepare and eat.

Any suggestions?

Kevin

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