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Friday, January 06, 2012

I can honestly say that my my new intention to journal my food has nothing to do with New Years Resolutions. I never make them. I think they are beyond rediculous. I used to do them, many years ago. But like everyone else, found myself just putting them to the side after a few weeks of dedication. So this current commitment to journaling my food is a desire to look for patterns in my eating habits. I am curious to see what is going on in my life. I think i eat at work out of sheer habit and i am hopeful that the journaling will open up a few windows. Also, i want to figure out some strategies to improving the overall quality of the food i eat, so i believe that journaling will give me the best opportunity to see where i am making bad choices and where i am making good ones. Hopefully i can use the good times to apply to the bad times. Build upon success. Also, i want to see what my stress and health and mood contribute to my choices. So, week one, just journalling. nothing else. Also, i am using the new and improved Spark app on my Android phone. I am really excited about that.
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  • GRAMMACATHY
    Excellent choices to improve your health.
    3135 days ago
  • DEBBIERNSRMC
    Thanks guys. My knees have become so inflamed that I am not as active as I used to be. I need to see what I am really eating and look for any trends. I am looking forward to seeing how I am habitually eating too. Thanks for support!
    3139 days ago
  • SHAMROCKY2K
    I've been doing the food tracker daily for probably 2 years. It woke me up to how many calories, etc different foods have. If I am away from home I can usually figure it automatically. You are right.. resolutions don't work but lifestyle changes can and do.
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    3139 days ago
  • HEALTHYBARB1
    I love to journal...it started out to be simple list of what I would do for the day and just kept growing...love to write out my thoughts and dreams and find out lots about myself in the process...food journal sounds great...Barb
    3139 days ago
  • KDLEARN
    I journal my food every day here at spark....
    I also journal my feelings and reflection of the books i am reading... at least three times a week..
    I am reading Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult and Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren at the moment.
    I have changed many eating habits after seeing what I was eating..

    I eat more veggies( raw) then ever before and i measure and weigh all my stuff to get it as close as possible. I go over the 1550 regularly but I stay under 2000 I set a goal to be between 1250 and 1500 however I do not beat myself up if I go over.

    Last Doctors visit no sign of diabetes recheck again according to him in one year..

    hope you have fun journaling I know it makes me feel better...
    3140 days ago
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