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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

6 months ago I started keeping a food journal. Mostly to track my BG levels. I would track what I ate during the day which was always pretty good. But every evening {ok 99% of the time} my journal would say....Junked out, bad evening, upset with so and so, tired, bored eating and so on. I got to thinking why keep it if I am going to keep this pattern up? But after going thru my little compositon book{ left over from school supply list that they only used like 10 pages of it all yr....frustration there....} I actually noticed the pattern of my frustation and emotional eating.

So then I would write little notes in it like EAT SMALL, Keep Carbs LOW. I also started to write if i walked that day or what kind of physcial activity I did. If I had read something about eating better I would write that down too.

But wait a minute doesn't that all sound like Sparkpeople. So I have recently come back to Sparkpeople. I still use my journal though because sometimes it is just easier to grab it write it down and leave it on the counter. Tech is great but when you are trying to teach your grandson that there are other things in life too I find it hard to physically get out the laptop and log in. I love reading the articles and blogs. They keep me motivated and I know I am not alone on this journey.

I am what they say Old School. I like paper....lol I feel if i read it write it down physically it sticks in my mind. The information I gather from this site is so valuable that I am making an effort to log in and use it.
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    921 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14456645
    emoticon I like the paper journals too, can write what I want, where I want and add doodles & stickers... :)

    I love the sparkpeople diabetes tracker for putting in different foods to see how the nutrition breaks down... in terms of carbs, protein, fats, and other like salt... I can see I would prefer 100% carbs! and that's what my food urges are at night...

    I think if we have a lifetime of evening snacking, changing that can take time... i'm like who wants to eat protein (a chicken drumstick) with my cookie??? LOL or stack of cookies...

    Welcome back to SP and to finding ways to eat & live well... you are worth doing this for :)
    921 days ago
  • no profile photo JESUSFAN11
    Me to ! Evenings are my worst have not been doing this long but welcome .And if u know how to add me we can stay in touch
    922 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    Welcome back to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. You have to make you #1 and tell yourself that you are worth it. If you don't take care of yourself you can't take care of anyone else. I am an emotional eater too. After all these years, I still turn to food when times get tough. You can do it! We are here to help! Welcome back and get active on this site. emoticon
    922 days ago
  • no profile photo CD16965570
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    I've recently started writing about what I eat & feel in a journal too, and it really helps to keep track of things. It also helps me see patterns that I wouldn't have noticed otherwise.
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    922 days ago
    Avoid labels, name the behavior and then change it
    922 days ago
  • no profile photo GRAMPIAN
    You're doing well. emoticon
    922 days ago
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