One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Day 4 of Food Journaling!

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Well, I’m on day 4 of food journaling in S Health.  I didn’t have any grand plans of restarting my journal but I’m actually enjoying it. There’s just something about that little extra bit of accountability. Especially for someone who tends to turn to food when bored, stressed, happy, sad, whatever. Plus, being home all day makes it really easy for me to eat whenever I want without even realizing it.

I think the biggest benefit of food journaling for me is the curbing of the mindless night-time snacking. When you are about to eat something just because and then notice you are already at or over your calorie goals for the day, it makes the decision just a little bit easier. Or should I say a little more mindful?

That’s kind of what happened yesterday with this pizza.

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Click here for the whole story. I decided to blog on about it because, well, it was a #wycwyc moment for sure.

Speaking of #wycwyc, we are expected to get the complete copy edited version of the book tomorrow. I can’t believe it! It’s almost done! Now, if we could just agree on a cover!

I’m off to stretch while watching Survivor with The Boys — yet another #wycwyc practice. :)

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    October 23, 2014

    I’d be curious to see info on how you set your calorie goals. I have just recently figured out that Weight Watchers calorie goals turn out to be VERY low once I do the conversion from Points Plus and I’m wondering what is really appropriate for me if I’m trying to lose weight in a sustainable way. I know you are maintaining so your goal should be a little higher than mine.

    Good save on the pizza!


      October 23, 2014

      I STILL struggle with this. I generally trust whatever program I’m using as they all give me the same 2000-2300 calories goal. I put in moderate activity since i workout/weight train every morning for at least an hour.

      Honestly, I think it was easier when I was losing but my goal was just low cals/point. Now I eat more for performance, at least I’m trying and it’s like a whole new ballgame.

      My focus in on good, real, food. I try to eat intuitively and then look at the calories as more of an afterthought to keep me from things like pizza binges or random handfuls of chips at night. But it’s taken me a long time to get here.


      October 23, 2014

      It’s not easy to sit through meetings where people are lamenting not being able to use all their points, and I’m thinking “Give them to me!” Socially, it’s awkward to say you want to be able to eat more.

      Joy @

      October 23, 2014

      I can’t live on Weight Watchers. I’m starving all the time! I need to eat 1500 or so calories a day to have energy for my life!


      October 23, 2014

      I really feel like they set the lower-weight people’s limits too low. It makes it very tough to stick with it.


    October 23, 2014

    I am 5’9″ and 230 pounds and my doctor gave a calorie goal of 2000, but that is with very low activity level. (Janis)

    October 29, 2014

    Food journaling is so helpful. It makes me really look at what I eat because I put it on MyFitnessPal and I think people are looking to see what I’ve eaten. Also, it opens my eyes to what I’m really eating, as I have to write down every little taste and sample. I never realized how much mindless eating I did until I started keeping a food journal!