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Thinking Out Loud About Tracking

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

It's definitely an eye-opener to see how differently I eat when planning and tracking my meals vs. spontaneous eating. Even after learning my healthful portions and healthful foods, I’ve noticed that I really cannot get by without at least tracking my meals and snacks along the way. It's best if I plan my meals ahead of time but if I at the very least track as I go along, then I can make adjustments within the day to meet or come close to my daily goals. I have not been tracking consistently since January and it shows in the numbers. My weight loss has really slowed down and hit many plateaus. There have been weeks where I’ve gained between 2 and 6 pounds. Thankfully I lose those extra pounds but then I’m just back to where I was before without any real progress. It should not take me this long to meet my weight loss goal. This is getting ridiculous. I know I shouldn’t beat myself up for back-sliding and I’m not. I’m just thinking out loud for my benefit and hopefully for the benefit of others who may read this. I really need to stick with the tracking every day, if possible. I have the mobile app so there’s no excuse. I can add the foods as I’m eating, if necessary. Tracking really helps me see what my patterns are and keeps me honest.

Let’s get this ball rolling again!
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    It's all about tracking. Don't give up!
    2052 days ago
    I'm in exactly the same boat for exactly the same reason. When I was tracking consistently, my weight loss was also pretty well consistent. As soon as I got out of the habit, I bounced around like you've been doing - always ending up around the same place. I've recently really increased my exercise, but "you can't outrun your fork."

    Let's get back into this habit together.
    2054 days ago
  • KAB7801
    It's gets even easier! That's great!
    2054 days ago
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    I recently started tracking again because nothing works for me like tracking.
    2055 days ago
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