automated eating tracker

Counting carbs/calories is a drag. Obsessive scale stepping is a recipe for despair. If you want to count something, "days on habit" is a much better metric. Checking off days on a calendar would do just fine, but if you do it here you get accountability and support. Here's how. Start a new topic in this forum called (say) "Your Name Daily Check In." Then every N day post a "reply" to that topic as to whether you stayed on habit. A simple "<font color="green">SUCCESS</font>" or "<font color="red">FAILURE</font>" (or your preferred euphemism if that's too harsh) is sufficient, but obviously you're welcome to write more if you want. On S-days just register that you're taking an S-day. You don't have to do this forever, just until you're confident you've built the habit. Feel free to check in weekly or monthly or sporadically instead of daily. Feel free also to track other habits besides No-s (I'm keeping this forum under No-s because that's what the vast majority are using it for). See also my <a href="/habitcal/">HabitCal</a> tool for another more formal (and perhaps complementary) way to track habits.

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Candace
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Re: automated eating tracker

Post by Candace » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:21 pm

Hi! Now that you have (re) explained your estimated calories, it makes a lot more sense to me. Thank you for taking the time. I guess I'm still stuck on the idea that food you have to chew is somehow more substantial than, say, yogurt or food additives. But if you're not wanting to chew the furniture out of hunger, sounds like a good thing. I'm happy for you that you don't experience much hunger. That's a positive thing! Here's hoping today is a good day.
53 year old female. Weight 6/14/2019: 155 lb. Goal: 145 lb. Stretch goal: 140 lb.

automatedeating
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Re: automated eating tracker

Post by automatedeating » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:46 pm

"chew on the furniture" :mrgreen: :lol:
That makes me think of a pet rabbit.

Friday, June 14

123.4

Eating
B: coffee w/milk, 1 cup of bone broth
L: yogurt w/berries
D: Reese's pieces and 2 snickerdoodles

Moving
Lower back still painful, although much better than yesterday....
Month/Year-BMI
8/13-26.3; 8/14-24.5; 5/15-26.2; 1/16-26.9; 9/16-25.6; 8/17-25.8; 11/17-26.9; 3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8; 1/19-23.4; 2/19-22.7; 3/19-22.1

automatedeating
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Re: automated eating tracker

Post by automatedeating » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:43 pm

Saturday, June 15

123.0

S day! After a week of crappy eating. LOL. Oh, well.

Eating
B: coffee w/milk, cinnamon roll
L:
D:

Moving
Will try to go on a walk with my neighbor; lower back still hurting a lot but a short walk might be helpful.
Month/Year-BMI
8/13-26.3; 8/14-24.5; 5/15-26.2; 1/16-26.9; 9/16-25.6; 8/17-25.8; 11/17-26.9; 3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8; 1/19-23.4; 2/19-22.7; 3/19-22.1

Candace
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Re: automated eating tracker

Post by Candace » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:26 pm

I hope you enjoy your S day. I certainly intend to enjoy mine! I think they help somewhat with the idea that there ARE times that S's are okay to indulge in. If that sounds like a newbie comment, it's because I'm a newbie.

Best wishes for your back. I'm sure you've developed the methods that help you cope, but I'll just put in a plug for using a heating pad. For me, it helps more than any pain relieving medicine, not that I eschew those when I hurt either. When my 28-year-old stepson twinged his back lifting weights, he took me up on that suggestion and he was amazed at how much it helped him. Young people sometimes don't know about the simple remedies, but we're older and wiser :-).
53 year old female. Weight 6/14/2019: 155 lb. Goal: 145 lb. Stretch goal: 140 lb.

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