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Old 09-08-2012, 09:57 PM   #211
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QOTD Saturday, September 8, 2012 2012: Do you think tracking food is an important part of weight loss?
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* No, I don't think it's necessary
Oh yes I think it's so important! I always do much better when I'm tracking what I eat. Right now, I'm using MyFitnessPal for that.
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Hey everyone! Interesting to see the takes on the QOTD. I do think an understanding of calories is important, but for myself I couldn't keep counting them long term. I lost 40 pounds a few years ago on Weight Watchers and I was only able to keep it off for a year. It was just too tedious for me. Surrounding myself with food choices that I know are nutritious and not too hard on my waistline seems to be the trick for dieting without feeling like I am.

Today was a great day, food wise, which was actually made a little easier by a very busy day. I took my foster dog to a pet adoption event all morning. This afternoon I had some shopping to do, and then I met my mom on the beach for a nice long walk. Even though I run, walking muscles are a little different and the sand is good for getting my feet geared up for Disney! Today is a non-running day for me, but I did not manage to fit in any body resistance exercises.

Tomorrow we're going to a local waterpark, so I spent the night getting some foods ready to take with us. I made my own crudite box full of tomatoes, broccoli, cucumbers, and carrots, and I also cut up a cantaloupe. We have a nice healthy egg salad too. That's the good. The bad... I also mixed up a batch of margaritas to bring. I so very rarely drink, and it's the weekend! We made them from scratch, so I know everything that's in the mix. I used agave nectar instead of sugar. I took a little sip and they are so, so good. I don't know if it's the long drought making me feel this way, or just that I rarely have fresh margaritas, but that little sip was delicious. I just hope climbing waterslide stairs tomorrow will counteract my badness.

I also edited a bunch of pictures of my foster puppies to help them get adopted. We have a litter here right now, cute as teensy buttons. Here they are if you want to see: http://imgur.com/a/7b9SQ Warning, it's cute overload in there.

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Old 09-09-2012, 08:08 AM   #213
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See, I told you that we would try some new and exciting things on this Disney trip! And what could be more new and exciting that Disney's latest E ticket ride Radiator Springs Racers in Disney's California Adventure? (Rumored to be coming to DHS). So let's talk a little about winning . . .

Doc Hudson says it takes more than new tires to win a race . . . .

Here is an excerpt from an article on sparkpeople called 7 Things that Separate Weight-Loss Winners & Losers.

Whether youre focusing on your diet or hitting the gym, the commitment to long-term weight loss takes the mindset and mental stamina of a champion. Youve got to have a supportive team and a great playbook to get on a winning streak. In this head-to-head match that lasts a lifetime, its all about preparation. Your success will be determined by how well you set your strategy and play the game.

Here are the winning strategies you'll need!

Winners Set Small Goals

Winners Take Breaks and Timeouts

Winners Are Proud of Themselves

Winners Take On New Challenges

Winners Keep Score

Winners Are Part of a Team

Winners Make It Fun

Here is a link to the entire article if you are interested http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/...es.asp?id=1732

Which brings me to the QOTD for Sunday, September 9, 2012: Do you have all the winning strategies covered? Or do you have one of your own that should be added to the list?

BRB with replies and my own answer.

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Which brings me to the QOTD for Sunday, September 9, 2012: Do you have all the winning strategies covered? Or do you have one of your own that should be added to the list?

Here are the winning strategies you'll need!

Winners Set Small Goals ........YES....overall goal 10%lost but have small goals to help me get there including 3 gym visits each week

Winners Take Breaks and Timeouts.......Need to work on this one, often icing take a break, I fail to get back in the game

Winners Are Proud of Themselves......YES....I am proud of my accomplishments and look forward to the feeling of pride I expect when I get to my goal

Winners Take On New Challenges.......YES..... I have done stance races before but keys a a walker. This time I am learning to run.

Winners Keep Score......YES.....I am always keeping charts and counters to show my progress

Winners Are Part of a Team.....YES.....this is why I like these challenges....the TEAM!

Winners Make It Fun........trying, but it does get tiring and monotonous at times, so I need to look for more ways to get the fun into my program


GREAT QUESTION!
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It's been fun to read everyone's thoughts on tracking. It may not be something that you do every day but keep it in mind for those times that you need a little something extra to push you out of a plateau. And don't let it become something that is a worry more than a help.

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I'm gonna go in the minority here and say it depends on the person. I did tracking calories for a while and nearly drove myself crazy trying to keep track of every bite. I do however research and read nutritional values on what I eat before I eat something different. Plus I usually don't eat back my calories when I workout and when I do, it's something I know the calories of already. So while I don't track every bite, I'm mindful of how much I'm putting in.
This is a good point, Ashley, about not eating back your workout calories.

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QOTD: I would say yes tracking is important. I find that when I track I am more aware of what I'm eating. Sometimes when I am wanting to eat something and then I look at the nutritional info and decide that it is probably not the best choice for me.
This is a good point, too, to be aware of what you are eating is a big plus.

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For me, tracking consistently until I reach my goal weight is definitely part of my plan. If I take a day or two off of tracking and I don't lose weight that week, I know I've got no one to blame but myself. Sometimes you need to track to remind yourself how much a couple of splurge meals can undo all the hard work you've done the rest of the week.
Yes, Samantha, it is amazing how quickly we can undo our hardwork by just a little straying off plan.

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For me, I definitely think tracking is an important part of my weight loss. I am a member of WW, so when I track I see how much more I can eat that day. It helps me to plan accordingly.
Excellent point about tracking relating to planning!

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It's a quiet day around my house. I finally got the kitchen floor mopped! The dog and I went for a walk this morning, and since I forgot to do sit ups last night I did them this morning. I will do them again tonight. Another thing I am starting with this challenge: situps on the exercise ball every night. I'd like to do a wee bit of jumping rope each day but it would mean a change of undergarment support and that just seems like so much trouble!
I personally think that mopping should count as exercise, Linda, it's not my favorite chore.

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Evening all! Just taking a moment to say hello. Busy day that started early for DD's open water dives (part 1 of 2), plus a long drive. Then home to chores, dinner, and yard work! I'm wiped out, so not taking the time to read and reply for now. Will try to get more time on here tomorrow evening ! Hope you all are well. TTYL..........P
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Hi! I'm a little bit late so I hope it is okay to join in on the fall challenge. I'm Karen but just K is fine too! So here are my answers to the QOTD!

QOTD-intorduce yourself.....
I live in Upstate NY where the only thing I battle more than the snow, is my weight! I've battled my weight for most of my life and after I had my kids I tackled it, lost 75 pounds in one year, and kept it off for a looooong time. About 7 years ago I started having some health issues, had 3 surgeries in 3 1/2 years and gained back 55 pounds! Because of my health problems and the pain it caused, it has been a long road back to being me but I am determined to get as close back to who I know I am supposed to be as I can.

I'm back down 35 pounds and really need to just finish this and get the last 20 off. I used to run just for fun and as I've gotten older I've realized that other than one 5K I've never really done a race so I would really like to do the Disney 1/2 just once in my life before my body says "nope!" so that is my long-term goal....Disney 1/2 Marathon for 2014.

QOTD...how are you going to do this
As far as how I plan to do it, I'm going to continue doing a combination of the HCG program (yes I know it is controversial!), work outs at my gym, and running while we still have good weather. Not surprisingly, the walking/jogging/running gets easier as the weight comes off but I haven't run in over 3 weeks now so I need to be here and be accountable!

I'm ready.....
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I do so much better when I track what I eat.....otherwise my "mental" tracking always seems to be off I really need to get back on the wagon and make better choices. Might be a little difficult this next week while in Aneheim but am going to try as I HATE everything I have tried on to pack
Ugh, Jen, I hate that clothes don't feel right thing. Have a wonderful time at my favorite park this week! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Bummer about the cold, Jill, hope that you are feeling better soon!

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QOTD - Yes, I think tracking matters, whether you track calories, or track types of food (like a Paleo or clean lifestyle) because if you are still putting more in than you are working off, you will never get anywhere.

Quick Intro - Hi, I'm Heather, a 39 year old engineer/runner with a great DH and DD. We live in the Finger Lakes NY state region. I started running 2 1/2 years ago and am training for the Tower of Terror 10 Miler this year and the Princess Half next year!!
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Oh yes I think it's so important! I always do much better when I'm tracking what I eat. Right now, I'm using MyFitnessPal for that.
I use MyFitnessPal, too, they have a great database and it's fun to scan your food with your phone.

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Today was a great day, food wise, which was actually made a little easier by a very busy day. I took my foster dog to a pet adoption event all morning. This afternoon I had some shopping to do, and then I met my mom on the beach for a nice long walk. Even though I run, walking muscles are a little different and the sand is good for getting my feet geared up for Disney! Today is a non-running day for me, but I did not manage to fit in any body resistance exercises.
Hoo! Running on sand is great exercise! You were right about your sweet little foster puppies -- so cute!

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Which brings me to the QOTD for Sunday, September 9, 2012: Do you have all the winning strategies covered? Or do you have one of your own that should be added to the list?
I need a bit of tweaking in the break taking and keeping score departments. I haven't done as well keeping score, which is why I was pretty much stuck this summer. I also need to work on getting back on track right away when taking a break as far as my food plan is concerned and try to enjoy my taper this week a bit more before my race.

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Which brings me to the QOTD for Sunday, September 9, 2012: Do you have all the winning strategies covered? Or do you have one of your own that should be added to the list?

Here are the winning strategies you'll need!

Winners Set Small Goals ........YES....overall goal 10%lost but have small goals to help me get there including 3 gym visits each week

Winners Take Breaks and Timeouts.......Need to work on this one, often icing take a break, I fail to get back in the game

Winners Are Proud of Themselves......YES....I am proud of my accomplishments and look forward to the feeling of pride I expect when I get to my goal

Winners Take On New Challenges.......YES..... I have done stance races before but keys a a walker. This time I am learning to run.

Winners Keep Score......YES.....I am always keeping charts and counters to show my progress

Winners Are Part of a Team.....YES.....this is why I like these challenges....the TEAM!

Winners Make It Fun........trying, but it does get tiring and monotonous at times, so I need to look for more ways to get the fun into my program

GREAT QUESTION!
I think you do have the winning strategies covered, Christopher!

Have a great Sunday all!

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Here are the winning strategies you'll need!

Winners Set Small Goals
Winners Take Breaks and Timeouts
Winners Are Proud of Themselves
Winners Take On New Challenges
Winners Keep Score
Winners Are Part of a Team
Winners Make It Fun

Here is a link to the entire article if you are interested http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/...es.asp?id=1732

Which brings me to the QOTD for Sunday, September 9, 2012: Do you have all the winning strategies covered? Or do you have one of your own that should be added to the list?

Well...I'm going to address these from a diet perspective and an exercise perspective since we have recently changed both!
  • Winners Set Small Goals--I think that I have set a modest goal, not a small goal of getting to the gym 4 days a week.

    We've also made a blanket decision to cut out breads, pastas, refined sugars drastically cut artificial sweeteners. (I was living off of Diet Mountain Dew!) At first, I thought that the food goals were giant sweeping changes, but they have turned out to be smaller goals than I had anticipated.

  • Winners Take Breaks and Timeouts---The 4 days a week gives me just enough time to give myself a break so I don't get burned out!

    We've also identified "safe" places to go out to eat so I don't have to feel chained to the kitchen nightly.

  • Winners Are Proud of Themselves--I am VERY proud of myself for making a diet change last month and sticking with it.

    I am also quite proud that I did make it to the gym so many times last week.

  • Winners Take On New Challenges--Cooking for our new lifestyle has been quite the challenge. I've actually enjoyed it quite a bit! To the point that I've started creating dishes on my own when we have a mish mash of stuff leftover at the end of the week. Some have been successful (chard/spinach/kale/green bean/bell pepper/chicken/halloumi stir-fry turned out FANTASTIC. And I used up all the perishables!) and some have not (Italian Beef soup, I'm looking at you).

    On the exercise front, I'm training for a 5K! It's definitely a new challenge for me!

  • Winners Keep Score--I am totally keeping track of everything I eat, how much I weigh, and how often I am exercising! I can't "win" unless I see that the numbers are in my favor.


  • Winners Are Part of a Team--Well...My DH and I have tried dieting separately in the past. Do you think it worked? Oh no it didn't. We've both had moderate success, but once we deviated from our own plans, we gained it all back. We are doing this together. We have decided to work as a team. I make lunch and dinners and since he gets up earlier than I do, he cooks breakfast meat for my daughter and me. It's worked out well for us because I would skip breakfast otherwise. We are also trying to get to the grocery store/farmers' market together at least once a week to look at the fresh produce.

  • Winners Make It Fun--We're trying, but it's hard! I did go out and buy a few more cute workout outfits (including socks). My boring workout clothes were not motivating me!

    We also got an small ice cream maker. Yup. You read that correctly. We started a diet and bought an ice cream maker! I've been making Paelo Ice Creams from coconut milk and fresh fruits. So far, Apple Coconut Ice Cream is our favorite!

Sorry I wrote a book!
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We also got an small ice cream maker. Yup. You read that correctly. We started a diet and bought an ice cream maker! I've been making Paelo Ice Creams from coconut milk and fresh fruits. So far, Apple Coconut Ice Cream is our favorite!
Do you have a recipe? I wanna try that!
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Do you have a recipe? I wanna try that!
Hehe.

1 Can Coconut Milk (We use regular, not lite)
2 Fuji Apples (more if you like it sweeter)
Cinnamon and Vanilla to taste.

Blend apples and coconut milk until they are pureed.

Pour in ice cream maker.


No lie, that's all we did. I've done blueberry/coconut too...though it was super tart. I may toss blueberries in the next time we do apple though.
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QOTD Saturday, September 8, 2012 2012: Do you think tracking food is an important part of weight loss?
* Yes, definitely
* Maybe, it depends on the person
* No, I don't think it's necessary






Which brings me to the QOTD for Sunday, September 9, 2012: Do you have all the winning strategies covered? Or do you have one of your own that should be added to the list?
I definitely think that tracking is incredibly important. Without nutritional tracking, it's just way to easy to convince myself that I didn't eat "that much" Seeing my nutrition in black and white allows me to change what isn't working and make healthier choices. Without fitness tracking (I wear a Fitbit) it was just too easy to convince myself I was moving much more than i actually was.

Winners Set Small Goals - I started with a LOT of weight to lose. Breaking things down into small goals has been one of the ways I keep motivated. I set up an Excel chart to track pounds lost goals, % lost goals and BMI goals.


Winners Take Breaks and Timeouts- i do try really hard NOT to take breaks from low-carb eating because of how over-indulging affects my blood sugar. That said, it happens and then I do try really hard NOT to play the Blame Game. Can't change the past!

Winners Are Proud of Themselves - I am proud of what has been accomplished.

Winners Take On New Challenges- I do well on the food front...Pinterest keeps me supplied with tone of new and tasty ideas. Exercise can be a bit more of a struggle. I think about doing something along the lines of C25K, but haven't pulled the trigger on that yet. Still plenty of time though...the rest of my life

Winners Keep Score- Absolutely! I am a huge fan of charts and graphs!

Winners Are Part of a Team- Yep, this is my 3rd BL Challenge and I try to participate actively on MFP as well.

Winners Make It Fun-I try to! This is the first weight loss effort I've made where my husband is also on board and willingly participating, so hopefully, I'm succeeding!
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See, I told you that we would try some new and exciting things on this Disney trip! And what could be more new and exciting that Disney's latest E ticket ride Radiator Springs Racers in Disney's California Adventure? (Rumored to be coming to DHS). So let's talk a little about winning . . .

Doc Hudson says it takes more than new tires to win a race . . . .

Here is an excerpt from an article on sparkpeople called 7 Things that Separate Weight-Loss Winners & Losers.

Whether you’re focusing on your diet or hitting the gym, the commitment to long-term weight loss takes the mindset and mental stamina of a champion. You’ve got to have a supportive team and a great playbook to get on a winning streak. In this head-to-head match that lasts a lifetime, it’s all about preparation. Your success will be determined by how well you set your strategy and play the game.

Here are the winning strategies you'll need!

Winners Set Small Goals

Winners Take Breaks and Timeouts

Winners Are Proud of Themselves

Winners Take On New Challenges

Winners Keep Score

Winners Are Part of a Team

Winners Make It Fun

Here is a link to the entire article if you are interested http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/...es.asp?id=1732

Which brings me to the QOTD for Sunday, September 9, 2012: Do you have all the winning strategies covered? Or do you have one of your own that should be added to the list?

BRB with replies and my own answer.
Actually, I think I need to work on taking on new challenges. I am kind of stuck in a rut with exercise. I take the same classes at the gym & run/walk the other days. The trainers at the gym are talking about adding & tweaking some classes this fall, so I'm looking forward to that. I also bought a set of DVDs at Ollies for $7.99. It's called Supreme 90 Day System hosted by Tom Holland. It seems to be similar to p90 but shorter workouts. I did the Tabata workout Friday & it was tough. I am going to try to challenge my food, too. I find myself eating the same things a lot.


I am home from church & grocery shopping, but feel terrible. I woke up with more of a cold. I am very achy & my throat & head hurt. Luckily, I have a wonderful DH who woke up early (after working a 12 hour midnight shift in the ER) & carried all the groceries in. I helped put them away & he told me to take some cold meds, get in my pajamas, and lay down. So, I am. I wanted to take DS9 run/walking today to get ready for a 5k we are doing next Sunday, but I told him he may have to jog up & down the street & I'll watch from our porch. This 5k is a fundraiser for the police & we have a good friend who is an officer. We did it last year & it was a blast. DS9 runs a little, walks a little & I stay with him the whole time. Last year, I think his time was 42 minutes. I hope he does as well this year. We really haven't been running like last year.

I am rambling again, so I am off to watch the Bears take on Indy. I am also going to make some lists for this week for home & work. Have a wonderful Sunday afternoon

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I'm not sure if I have all the winning strategies, well maybe I do, I'm just not obsessing about them! I do have small goals; I cheat sometimes--so we'll call that a break!; I'm tickled about what I've done--just wish I'd done more!; no new challenges this time--started c25k last year and am still running, have added sit ups every night; keeping score is fun--not the weight part, but I am "walking to Disney," also tracking my exercise minutes (so fun to watch your name change colors on the first page!); this is my team, even if I mostly lurk!; tracking is fun and eating is just what it is!

This morning I went for my first run/plod in over a month. Two miles and I felt super slow. But the back of my knee isn't hurting any more than usual so suppose I can start up again! It was weird to run without the dog, poor old baby. Made waffles for breakfast with fresh blackberries on them. so, so delicious

Have a super week! I know Tuesday I'm supposed to start a sub job for a vacant position. Mornings only so that'll be good.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:51 PM   #223
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I'm walking right down the middle of Main Street USA-a-a . . . it's the heart of America, the heartbeat of a holiday-ay-ay-ay! The place was made with a magical plan . . .

We all know a trip to the Happiest Place on Earth starts with a little trip right down Main Street USA.

How many times have you been on Main Street and seen some poor group of people standing right in the middle of the street staring at a map and trying to figure out where they are going to go. We Disboards big time planner types know that you can't get where you want to go without a great PLAN.

And those of you who have done the challenges before know that I can't coach without help from one of my favorite sites sparkpeople.com And this week is no exception.

Which brings me to the topic of goal setting. It's not enough to have a goal but you need a plan for how you are going to get there. Here is an excerpt from a sparkpeople article called Do's and Don'ts of Goal Setting:

Goal achievement, especially when it comes to health and fitness, can be a mystery. Most of us have no trouble with setting the goal. Setting a goal is the easy part, it's those other steps that can be a puzzle. But you CAN turn achieving your goals into a science with the right strategies. Here are a few of our favorites:

DO create a plan. DON’T wait for "someday" to roll around.

DO start small. DON’T focus on too many things at once.

DO write it down. DON’T forget to give yourself a deadline.

DO be specific. DON’T deal in absolutes.

DO leave room for failure. DON’T expect perfection.

DO track your progress. DON’T fool yourself into failure.

DO reward your success. DON’T beat yourself up over failure.

DO find a support system. DON’T try to do it alone.

DO make a commitment. DON’T ever forget that you can do it.

Here is a link to the whole article if you are interested. http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/...les.asp?id=124

QOTD Friday, September 7, 2012: So do you have a plan for how you are going to make your goals for the challenge? Share your plan and your goals big and small for this challenge.

Let's get this party started!
Plan:

64 oz of water daily
Exercise 4 to 6 times a week at minimum 30 minutes
More FREGGIES (fruits & veggies)
Alternate between cardio and strength
Take Sundays off

Goal:

I'm still thinking this part out. I'm thinking I wanna lose 10 pounds but that number may change.
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Let's continue our journeys to the Happiest Place on Earth.



We DISboards planning types know understanding the ins and outs of FASTPASS is a great way to help you get the most out of a trip to Disney and take in lots of attractions while other people are stuck waiting in line.

Wouldn't it be nice if there was a FASTPASS to help you with your weight loss?

What if I told you there was something that you could do to help you lose TWICE as much weight than you would otherwise?!? Would you be interested? Would you be willing to try it? Well, you can! And all you have to do is keep a food diary!

A 2008 study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that dieters who tracked their food intake in a "food diary" lost twice as much weight as those who didn't track their food. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0708080738.htm

It is incredibly easy to underestimate the number of calories that you consume and overestimate the number of calories you burn when exercising. It is a real eye opener when you first start tracking.

Here is a link to an article on sparkpeople.com about how important keeping track of your food can be on this journey to good health. http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/...les.asp?id=394

Which brings me to the QOTD.

QOTD Saturday, September 8, 2012 2012: Do you think tracking food is an important part of weight loss?
* Yes, definitely
* Maybe, it depends on the person
* No, I don't think it's necessary


Have a great Saturday!
Yes, to me tracking is very important. I have come to find that on days that I don't track I tend to at times go a little nuts, not always but its been known to happen. Now, I have gotten better when we go to Disney for trips. Naturally I can't track anything while I'm there but I try to be very conscious about what I eat. Yes, I still have an occasional Mickey bar but I try not to go to crazy.
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Which brings me to the QOTD for Sunday, September 9, 2012: Do you have all the winning strategies covered? Or do you have one of your own that should be added to the list?

I have all of those covered except:

Winners are part of a team

I tend to do better on this weight loss journey doing it alone. Yes, I have my friends and family to support me but I'm a loner when it comes to this area in my life.
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