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Sunday, May 29, 2011

I have found for myself (as do millions of others) that I must track..no excuses.
Take the past 2 1/2 weeks. (PLEASE TAKE THEM!) It started simply..first -"oh I know what I have eaten today, I know I didn't go over"...then " I con't have time for this" to "OMG what have I done?" emoticon

For me I just became complacent and then I was baking for my nephews wedding (150 mini cream horns, 8 nut rolls, 6 pounds of molded chocolates, 200 mini sandwich cookies,200 kifli and icing 120 cut outs .. and cutting all the fruit emoticonfor 150 all in 4 days!) I didn't have time to drink much or to eat anything but broken cookies. Logging was out of the question. I just did NOT have time!! At the wedding I was too tired to eat much of anything, but I did make good choices. And I danced!! 4 days later my son and the love of his life got married and of course.. I baked him a cake!

Then the aftermath came..I had time to eat!

But alas I had gotten out of the habit of tracking and it all went to "hell in a handbag" I was HUNGRY!! emoticon before I knew what hit me I was gaining!! (Really? like you didn't see that one coming.)

I now have 1 day of tracking, measuring and eating right back under my belt ( I know that is not much but it is more than a gesture) And each day I track I will get stronger and be able to brace for the graduation party emoticon emoticonI am giving my son in 2 weeks and I will be strong enough to bake for my son and daughter in-laws wedding celebration in 2 months emoticon emoticon
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    I agree with MUEHLBBO I would be in trouble if I tried to bake cakes and pastries and still lose weight. But, I remember one of the Biggest Loser contestants owned a pizza parlor and had to find ways to ignore the pizza! I decided that tracking was a good way to start my healthy life change, so that I learned about the calories and other nutritional facts about foods. But I found that it was taking over my life and that once I was in control of my portions and choices; the tracking was just an activity. After 6 weeks I feel confident to shop and prepare foods without tracking. I know that there are many that will say I am doomed for failure. But, I realize that making a change in the way I think of food is more important for long term healthy eating than doing the tracking. If I start to slide, I will definitely use the tracking tool once again.
    3192 days ago
    Wow! With all that baking, I know I would be in trouble! A taste here, a taste there can quickly add. I didn't have the baking to contend with but, I, too, didn't do very well with some tracking and food choices. It's been a struggle for me lately. Yesterday I tracked, made better choices, and hopefully will be back on track. Good luck to you. Hang in there. You'll do it!
    3192 days ago
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