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Rocking the Fitness - Sucking at the Nutrition

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Well not sucking exactly - I mean I am trying to make healthy choices. I just don't always know how much I'm eating so I overestimate - was it one cup or two? well let's just say three to be safe. Then I get bummed out when I see I've gone over my # by 200 - 500 calories. Maybe I actually had only one cup to begin with...it's confusing - especially when the item you consume isn't on the food list. How do I know how many calories are in my mom in law's chicken dish? I guess I'll call it Panda Express Orange Chicken? Maybe I shouldn't be soo hard on myself. I may stink at the nutrition but I'm doing great on the fitness - and the scale is still going down. Woo Hoo!!
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    Honestly? I stopped tracking my food on here the first week. So much of what I eat isn't on here (especially if I make it myself), so I just gave up. I don't have the time to sit there and calculate all the calories on all my homemade food. What I do, instead, is make sure I cook my food healthy, make sure my portions are correct, and make sure I stick with what I have planned for the day and not go over that plan. When I'm at work, it's easier, since I have already planned my meals. At home, there's temptations everywhere, and I'm much more likely to overindulge.

    One thing I do, that I've learned from this site, is to at least document everything I eat. I may not know the calories, fats, and etc that are in it, but I sure as heck document what it is I've eaten the best that I can, I just don't track it on here. I also document all my of exercise. I bought a nifty food and exercise diary: http://www.amazon.com/Diet-Exercise
    723183&sr=8-1 These were on clearance at my local Border's Going Out of Business Sale so I bought 4 of them for $2 each. So I have 4 years of books to track my eating and exercising habits and keep myself accountable. I thought it was well worth it.

    Congratulations on doing so well on the fitness end. Any deficit in calories is positive in regards to weight loss. You probably aren't eating as much as you are putting down, so don't be so hard on yourself. Invest in a digital scale if you really want to measure your portions, that way, later, you won't be so worried as to what it is you ate, you'll have it there where you can write it down easier. Just some thoughts.
    3223 days ago
  • JUNA89
    Yea, I understand too! I'm workin' on it.
    3224 days ago
    That is sooo me too! Refocusing on nutrition. 2nd yr here ;) learning for life
    3224 days ago
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