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Logging struggle

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

So I have the worst time ever trying to remember that log my food, if I don’t log it, and sometimes log, I give up because I am doing the all or nothing thing. For a while the habit worked, then my Weight got stuck, I lost the Fitbit charger, and then I was doing a slide, I managed to get back on track, but the logging and Fitbit has taken several false starts
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    I really appreciate everyone’s comments! To be honest, it was totally unexpected, but so helpful to know I am not in a boat by myself!! I can’t wait to get back to Weight Watchers , that weekly meetings are SO helpful for support (just need that extra cash that is not there right now) and YES getting back into that consistency of habit is hard! Not sure why, maybe I get so lost when I get online, I am easily distracted. Came for one thing, did 20 others, then it is like ‘crap, where did the time go??!!!!
    1182 days ago
    I plan and check off in a notebook. It's fast and easy, and I can do it anywhere in seconds. It may not be as thorough with regards to nutrients, but I always know where I stand without having to rely on my very convenient memory.
    1182 days ago
    1183 days ago
    I'm starting back on ww the tracking is hard especually when you arent surehow many poi ts something has.

    I feel intimidated by tracking g

    1183 days ago
  • SUE5007
    Eating the same foods several days in the same week helps me. I can just copy them from the first day I tracked to the current day. Setting up Groups and Recipes makes it so much easier too. Do you use the App? It can scan barcodes. I will try to log my food as I'm waiting for it to cook. I happen to have a few spare minutes at that time and it also gives me an opportunity to play with portion sizes in the tracker before I eat them. I used to carry a tiny notebook and write what I ate, then tracked it when i got home. My calorie count was more of a surprise and i wasn't able to adjust much because everything had already been eaten but writing it down kept me from a bite of this or taste of that or just a few more ...over the course of a day that adds up. Accountability I guess.
    1184 days ago
    Recognizing where you're struggling is half the battle! I found logging made a HUGE difference for me - without it I was able to convince myself "It didn't have that many calories" or "I didn't eat that much" or "I'm sure I haven't had that many calories today". When I logged it helped me be honest with ME; often I KNEW I wouldn't lose any weight during a particular week because I KNEW what my nutrition had been. Figure out what works for you. Is it logging after every meal? Logging your food for the day before you eat? Just getting back into the habit and getting a consistency streak going? You'll figure out what you need to do to help YOU make healthy choices!
    1184 days ago
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