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I am Embarrassed to admit this but...

Saturday, August 03, 2013

When it comes to tracking I am the queen of forgetfulness. I miss a lot of things and guiltily think of them later. I have always resisted tracking but when I finally (kicking and screaming) realized its value I began to work harder on trying to track consistently.

Unfortunately somewhere along the way I convinced myself it was okay to fudge. My excuse was that I do a lot of exercise. I exercise a lot because I work in a plant nursery fulltime and teach water aerobics and sub yoga part time.

But as they say, "you can't out exercise a bad diet." For me its all about monitoring snacking and portion control.

Now in this 5% challenge we have to track
E V E R Y T H I N G emoticon if we want any points and I am a sucker for points, gold stars (must be some unresolved conflict from my school days lol).

So out comes the note pad and the food scale. sigh
As painful as this will be for me, it is exactly what I need. emoticon

"Winners do daily what others do occasionally." Pete Thomas

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  • GOULDSGRANITE
    Great Blog ~ You CAN DO IT! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2916 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10975016
    Track away! Keep going!
    2916 days ago
  • MISSRUTH
    You can do it!! And if gold stars and points in a challenge help motivate you... all the better!! emoticon
    2916 days ago
  • HDHAWK
    I'm hit or miss on tracking but always lose better when I track...honestly:).
    2917 days ago
  • TIME-4-TINA
    I love the food tracker. It's what keeps me well,....on track!

    2917 days ago
  • MERRYMARY42
    absolutely, I think we all fudge sometimes, me, I do it quite a bit of the time, and I know in my heart that is the reason that the scales do not go down, it is not because my metabolism is way to slow, it is because, I really do eat that many calories, now realizing it and doing something about it is kind of hard for me, but hope you can conquer that problem
    2917 days ago
  • FITMARY
    Oh, ya. Been there, failed to do that too. The exercise and the eating have to go together. I tried one without the other for the loooooooongest time with predictable results. So, this is gonna get you where you want to go!
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    2917 days ago
  • HIKETOHEIGHTS
    An honest effort is enough for me. Eating out makes tracking so difficult, especially a full day of it. So long as you put forth your best effort !
    Victoria
    Dr. Oz show Fans Team
    2917 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11712373
    Great quote! emoticon
    2917 days ago
  • MISCHAKEO
    Have you tried the Spark tracker? You can make groupings and favorites that you just click. I find it makes it easier.
    Hang in there. Good luck on your challenge.

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    2917 days ago
  • WIO_ALISA
    I feel your pain, and I too am living the "you can't out exercise a bad diet" truth.
    I now have a streak of tracking my food - one day...

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    2917 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/4/2013 12:25:06 AM
  • CHERIRIDDELL
    I had to learn to track diligently too!
    2917 days ago
  • GRANNYSUE9
    I don't well tracking myself and I know how important it really is. It is always good to have this as one of our LTGL challenges. Makes you take a good look at what you are really putting in your mouth. We can do this and get better at it.
    2917 days ago
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