One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident

FOOD JOURNALS

Note to Self…

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You always said if you needed more accountability you’d return to the food journal. Well, here you are. Today, this journal stopped you from grabbing a handful of cheese curls, eating a slice of cheese while making the baby a sandwich and choosing watermelon instead of pretzels. Why do you feel like your taking a step backwards? This works. You know it works. Where’s the shame in that?

Food
What Why
2 egg omelet with veggies Everyone else has pancakes but I just feel better when I have eggs int he morning.
3 Black Bean and Cilantro Lettuce wraps OMG So good!The recipe is up! Click here to check it out.
Watermelon I LOVE SUMMER
2 thin cut pork chops, zucchini and kale, baked beans, small green salad Dinner was all leftovers. the boys ate the KFC
Popcorn I air pop now and sprtiz with oil and sprinkle with salt
Actvity
Just a walk today. I’m still not feeling well. This cough isn’t going away.
Water
Rocked it!

 



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    Reinado

    June 18, 2012

    Totally jealous about the watermelon and summer stuff. My house feels like a friggin’ iglu down here!

    s

    June 18, 2012

    i will admit that tracking seems like a chore some days. but actually i think those are the days that tracking helps the most, because it’s easy to get into the old mindset of eating for comfort without thinking of the long-term consequences. at least for me. and it’s always encouraging for me to remember that the national weight loss registry participants report tracking/food journaling as one of their healthy habits, so scientists say it works, too.

    Roz@weightingfor50

    June 18, 2012

    Some days, it’s just a pain to track, but it really does work. Sorry you are still under the weather, hope you feel MUCH better, VERY soon Roni. All the best!!! (look forward to that recipe too!)

    Shelley

    June 19, 2012

    Great job! I need to start doing what works (tracking) too! I’ve been hovering at the same weight for 6 months now – my baby’s going to be a year old next week, & I’m still 10 pounds above the pre-baby weight :( I’m trying to focus on the positive though – I have an AWESOME child and I ran a half marathon on Mother’s Day weekend. Thankful for all the good things & trying to not focus on those pesky lbs.

    I always try to walk away from it, too. Even though I know it keeps me on track and I tend to lose. Can’t wait for the black bean and cilantro recipe!!

    Great job Roni! I track everyday and I won’t allow myself to eat until it’s all planned. The Mr likes to think he’s close but at the end of the day he often finds “oops! I ate too much today!”

    MJ

    June 19, 2012

    Roni, you are so inspiring! I’m so glad that you have reached this part of your journey at this time. I’ve been working on listening to my body and intuitive eating, but finding it challenging to not eat when not hungry. So I’m back to a journaling of sorts and it’s encouraging to see when others use the same techniques. It does help to be conscious of what you are eating and why. Thanks, as always, for sharing your journey with us!

    Andrea

    June 19, 2012

    don’t think of your food journal as a set of training wheels…think of it as a syllabus :-)

    I feel better when I eat eggs in the morning, too. :) I can’t relate to bloggers who can eat oatmeal every day and feel fine. I feel like I’m repeatedly face-planting into a wall all day long if my breakfast is carby!

    No shame in the tracking! It’s been two years since I was on Weight Watchers, but I still occasionally plan my meals or track what I eat for continued perspective.

    kristi

    June 19, 2012

    You could also use your journal as motivation. Instead of knowing in your head you’re doing a great job, you can actually see it, and look back and see wow, I didn’t miss a day or give yourself a reward for journalling. I’m a paper girl, I personally love looking back. By the way, tried the frozen grapes last night… AWESOME! Even my daughter loved them.

    KarenJ

    June 19, 2012

    I always hated journaling, so one of the ways I got around it was to not vary my diet too much during the week. Especially now while I’m working long hours and having to bring my dinner, it forces me to pre-plan my entire week, so as to eliminate choices. Since I only vary my day to day with snacks and the type of protein I choose, and since I bring both lunch and dinner to work, it’s hard to eat things I shouldn’t. Of course, this wouldn’t work for everyone and especially those who work from home as you do.

    Lauren T

    June 19, 2012

    I can’t wait for the black bean and cilantro lettuce wrap recipe on Green Lite Bites!

    LisaM

    June 19, 2012

    I’m back to WW classes to re-energize my motivation. Heard a great quote this week: “Keep a food journal only on the days you want to lose weight”. In your case, since maintenance is more your goal, maybe the quote should be “Keep a food journal only on the days you plan to rock it!”

    Sarah @ Semi-Sweet

    June 19, 2012

    Good for you for getting yourself to do this – as you said, you KNOW it works . . . I’m such a fan of tracking – it’s amazing how many nibbles of this and that I can rack up if I’m not logging it (if you could’ve seen me last night?! girl, it was BAD). I’m back on track and tracking again today after a few day hiatus. I’ll track w/you! Here’s to watermelon and peaches and fresh greens and all the other wonderful, delicious summery things we can enjoy!

    Every day, I say I’m going to “behave,” yet it doesn’t take long until I’m standing in front of the pantry saying, “hmmm, what can I snack on.” It’s definitely a daily struggle, and we all have our eating plan that we’re on, but they are not miracles. Without us doing our part, no healthy eating plan will work. Hope you feel better!

    Linda

    June 19, 2012

    Food journals absolutely work! Having said that, I have a pretty hard time sticking to one myself, even though I know it will help me get back on track. Thanks for the reminder to get back to basics when things aren’t going well with my food choices.

    Jeni

    June 19, 2012

    Yes! I have been tracking for years and it is absolutely the number one most important thing for me when it comes to my healthy lifestyle. I know when I’m not tracking, I’m not doing well. It’s all about Spark People for me.

    Hortencia

    June 20, 2012

    I myself am starting to track today again because my willpower has been lacking. Like you, I know tracking works so I decided to get back to it today after a long walk yesterday.

    By the way, THANK YOU for leaving the old WW point calculators on your site.

    Kathleen

    June 20, 2012

    I like the journal… but love the whys… i think those comments and feelings are as important as the tracking itself :) Awesome job!

    Dr. Rudefriend

    June 22, 2012

    Don’t be too hard on yourself when you don’t journal. After all, this blog is a darned good journal of your journey. =)