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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

After joining sparkpeople.com I decided to rededicate myself to healthier living and losing weight. I had been on Weight Watchers for a year and lost 55lbs. I found myself slacking and getting complacent. I needed something new and fresh and the spark diet seemed to fit the bill. My ah ha moments have come after doing some counting. I haven't been a calorie counter for a very long time, so when I began to count calories, carbs, fat and protein I was amazed at how many carbs I am consuming without realizing it. Carbs seem to lurk everywhere. I also really started to measure again instead of eyeballing it (never a good idea when serious about losing weight). I was again amazed when I actually measure the creamer for my coffee. My eyeballing it was actually consuming about 4x the amount I was accounting for.
So here I am counting and accounting for everything. Trying to eliminate what I have labeled the unnecessary carbs. I am finding that eating these simple carbs lead me to crave more and also to crave sweets.
Although I joined Sparkpeople a few weeks ago this is my first week of actually putting forth total effort. It feels so good. emoticon
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    Welcome to SparkMontana!!
    3738 days ago
  • -POOKIE-
    Our brains can be stubbonly blind and greedy even when we are trying to be good! Weighing and measuring is certainly the way to go.

    Good luck emoticon
    3739 days ago
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