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Back to tracking after eleven days of no green smoothies.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Two good reasons to start tracking nutrition again:
1. I am participating in the Winter 5% Challenge and that is the challenge for the week.
2. It has come at at timely moment for me 'cos I gained three pounds in the past two weeks. Oh no! Weight creep!

I stopped tracking nutrition in November and continued to lose weight. I was nourishing myself with green smoothies every day and not having carb cravings. And then in the past two weeks it started to creep back up. What happened? My Nutribullet blender broke down and I didn't replace it. No green smoothies. And I started grazing on hubs' snacks, while standing up. Not because i was hungry, you understand. Just because I wasn't as well nourished.

I figured out that my Cuisinart blender makes perfectly good smoothies. So I have had my spinach, kale, chard, avocado drink for the day. And I am tracking everything. So grateful to my Shooting Star team. I just learned that we officially won the Fall 5% Challenge. The team spirit is amazing. Hopefully, with these three habits in place, the weight will resume it's downward track.

Forward with joy!
Usha
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  • STRONGDAWG
    Tracking is the most important thing that I have to do. I got away from it because there haven't been enough hours in the day. I chose to sleep a little extra in the morning and go to bed earlier when I wasn't out for a work function. Spark was put on hold for the most part. I can feel my jeans getting tighter even though it's only been a 2 pound gain over the last month. Thanks for the reminder that it is important to stick with those habits that work for us!
    1156 days ago
  • VALERIEMAHA
    Tracking is "where it's at!"

    1167 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    Tracking is the very reason I joined Spark People many years ago! It is such a valuable tool, and sure saves a lot of time, and brain power not having to do all that math in my head! emoticon I love smoothies, too, and just about any blender will do a smoothie as long as you chop things up small enough. Glad you are back on the track to success!
    1168 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    Good you got back to having your smoothies and that the Cuisinart works just as well. So glad you're on our team!

    You take care, be safe, and healthy!
    1168 days ago
  • KALIGIRL
    Glad you are back on 'track' and enjoying those green smoothies again!
    1168 days ago
  • GABY1948
    Excellent for you!
    1168 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    Good for you!! You caught it fast and figured it out!!
    1168 days ago
  • LADYLUK
    Yay!! I love my smoothies! They are awesome in the evening when I want to snack!
    God bless you and keep you on your journey! Have a fabulous day!
    1169 days ago
  • PASTORDAN_ATDCC
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    1169 days ago
  • KIWIANN
    I am always happy when the LTGL challenges coincide with what we really need to work on. Tracking has always been a real challenge for me, but I do know it is important and I will do it for the STARS!
    1169 days ago
  • SWILKINS8
    Way to go!
    1169 days ago
  • JEANKNEE
    Congratulations to the Shooting Stars for their successful Fall 5% Challenge. emoticon

    ... and yeah for the Cuisinart and a return of the green smoothies. DH and I just had that conversation this weekend. He'd noticed that he wasn't drinking his green smoothies and he was beginning to experience some gastrointestianl upset that he hasn't experienced in quite some time. We've stocked the fridge with wonderful organic greens. We're good to go!

    So, as you say ... "Forward with joy!" emoticon
    1169 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Yeah for the Cuisinart.
    1169 days ago
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