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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Re: automated eating tracker

Post by automatedeating » Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:04 pm

Soprano, you are totally right. In that regard I'm lucky I check and I know and I'm doing what I can to minimize frequency and altitude of my glucose excursions. :-)

Latest data is that something like 50% of Americans are either diabetic or prediabetic. Although I'm not sure how they can even know this, because they speculate that 90% of the prediabetics don't know it. That could be a lot of people on our forum that deal with mid-afternoon slumps and/or stubborn weight.
And people are all so different, so there are many that have post-prandial spikes but normal fasting blood glucose, so they wouldn't be alerted by their doctor. What patients really need is to have a fasting insulin drawn along with fasting glucose each year - that would give a much fuller picture of who is insulin resistance (probably something like 60%+ of us - yeeks).

Saturday, October 26

119.0
Fasting Blood Glucose: 97

Eating
B: coffee w/half&half, 1 egg, collagen protein + MCT oil
Blood Glucose: 100 before walk
after long walk: 103
L: yogurt w/berries
decaf coffee w/half&half
glucose 90 min post-yogurt: 102
D: Ugh. Social event tonight. White bean chicken chili + squash side dishes + fall desserts. It is an S Day but I really don't want to eat this stuff. I might enjoy the taste-testing competition for the fall desserts. I'm personally bringing egg nog for taste-testing. So maybe I'll just have the green salad + taste-tests.
So, I just scooped out some chicken and broth, then had a big caesar salad, then taste-tested. When I got home, my BG was 127. That was 2 hours post-treats. So I'm pretty sure it was up to at least 140 tonight.
I also had more anxiety during and after the even than normal. I started out fine, but then my anxiety began building. For some reason, I kept worrying that I had underwear lines showing on my pants. ? Weird to worry about that so much. Then my usual worries about talking too much, bla, bla, bla, crept in and by the time I was driving home I was quite confused as to the source of all the fears.

Moving
I'm letting myself off the hook today. If I feel like going on a walk/jog, fine. But I think my body needs rest and I'm not going to push myself. My resting HR has STILL not gone back to normal from when I was sick, even though I've been "better" for 2 weeks.
I did feel up to a nice walk - went for a couple hours w/HappyHerder.
GMB Vitamin
GMB Integral Strength
Nutritious Movement
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; 10/19-21.8

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Re: Friday, Week 7

Post by pinkhippie » Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:54 pm

automatedeating wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:56 am
A post of mine from October of 2013 -- just thought it was fascinating. Encouragement to all of those that wonder if they can really change. I have changed. Take a look -
automatedeating wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:52 pm

Weird day. I didn't really have a breakfast, then when I got home from work around 12 noon I was very hungry and anticipating soup. We all went out to eat, but didn't get food until about 2pm. I was so hungry, I started thinking about eating things/snacking/sweets, temptations that haven't bothered me much on N days for the past month and a half. I think this might mean the 'honeymoon' of No S is fading for me. I am scared but steadfast, doubting but determined, discouraged but diligent, slow to change but sure of my habit, tired but tenacious.

Someday this will be just part of who I am--the weird part will be having an interest in snacks, seconds or sweets during the week.

I want to change so badly. I want to be a moderate eater. I have been eating moderately since August 25th. The problem is I am excruciatingly aware that most dietary changes don't stick long-term. I am painfully cognizant that most weight loss doesn't last. I'm on this forum for the social support that I know will help me experience lasting change. I look forward to a time when I don't have rely on a daily check-in, but that time seems so distant I can't really imagine it yet.
LOL about that last part. I love this forum! It's my diary! It's not so much that I need as it fulfills something in me. But I couldn't see that 6 years ago! Such a journey.
That is very encouraging and so cool to be able to look back on! It really is such a long journey to change your habits so permanently it doesn't even seem like work any more most of the time, its just what you do. Thanks for the reminder!

I also have a fitbit and study my sleep on it. I find it fascinating that it thinks I am awake for about an hour total every night, even when I think I slept straight through. The only time I get really good scores are on the weekend when I sleep for 9.5 hours and then it thinks I got 8 or a little more.

Anyway, just wanted to pop in and say Hi! :)

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Re: automated eating tracker

Post by ladybird30 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:33 pm

Taste testing deserts as a social activity? I've never heard of such a thing. Perhaps I need to get out more.
Three meals a day - not too little not too much, but just right

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Re: automated eating tracker

Post by automatedeating » Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:53 pm

Ha! Ladybird, it's just something silly my friends do to make the get-together more fun.

Sunday, October 27
118.4
FBG: 99
Sleep Score: 84

Eating
B: coffee w/half&half, bacon & an egg, collagen proteins + MCT oil
dessert 1: banana slices & peanut butter - baseline 102; 30 min 106; 60 min 119
L: yogurt w/berries - 120 after 45 min; 113 after 2.5 hours
D: decaf coffee w/half&half. Just wasn't hungry, which was weird because I was hungry all morning.
BUT, and this is an important BUTTTTTTTT, I have LEARNED the HARD WAY!!!!! that when I am not hungry it just makes me feel sick to eat because it's "time to eat".

Moving
Will walk/jog during either Creator's play practice or during Challenger's basketball tryouts. Also set up a walk date with a friend and her dog.
GMB Vitamin
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; 10/19-21.8

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Re: automated eating tracker

Post by automatedeating » Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:26 pm

Monday, October 28th

118.4
FBG: 92
Sleep Score: 85

Eating
B: Coffee w/half&half, collagen proteins + MCT oil
L: yogurt w/berries
D: hamburger patty, cheese slice, liver, onions, bacon, pickles, tomato, guacamole
decaf coffee w/half&half and milk

Moving
Thinking a walk/jog in this cold fall weather will be pretty awesome at some point today.

Creator and I finished Harry Potter #5 and now we are taking it easy with Gregor the Overlander, book 4. It feels so much easier to get through a chapter. :-)
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; 10/19-21.8

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Re: automated eating tracker

Post by cedar » Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:40 am

I love how you read with your son, that's so lovely. My youngest reads the Harry Potter books and then we watch the movie as he reads them, we are waiting patiently for him to finish The Half Blood Prince so we can watch it 😂.

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Re: automated eating tracker

Post by TexArk » Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:22 am

Yes...listen and watch Paul Saladino. He talks so fast that it takes several listens. Here is a good one if you haven't seen it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6ImBig6Jv0

I have a grass fed farmer friend who gives me all the liver that they haven't been able to sell after a certain time period. They are vacuum sealed and frozen and I have a freezer to hold my stash. They recently gave me a heart, but I haven't tried it yet.
24.7 bmi Feb. 2019
26.1 bmi Sept. 2018
31.4 bmi July 2017

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Re: automated eating tracker

Post by automatedeating » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:16 am

Cedar - I totally get the "waiting patiently!" I read all the HPs to my Challenger and probably finished them all 4 years ago. So he has not been allowed to (re)watch anything beyond where Creator and I am!!! Poor kid!

Tex - I will check that youtube out! I definitely tend more toward the podcasts, since I can listen while I walk - but I liked the title. :-)

Tuesday, October 29
118.4

Eating
B: coffee w/milk, collagen proteins + MCT oil
L: yogurt w/berries
D: baked white fish, saurkraut, guacamole - a surprisingly good meal.

Moving
A fairly low-key day. Lots of meetings, grading, and teaching, then came home and decided to spend a couple hours cleaning and reorganizing my bedroom corner where I'm putting a desk and dreaming about my sabbatical work. I want to buy a monitor to hook up to my laptop so I can work with 2 monitors like I do at work. And I want great lighting and I want to get my printer/scanner/copier all hooked up.
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; 10/19-21.8

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Re: automated eating tracker

Post by automatedeating » Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:15 pm

Wednesday, October 30

FBG: 91
Sleep Score: 90!

Eating
B: coffee w/half&half, collagen proteins + MCT oil
L: yogurt w/berries
D: date night - porterhouse steak w/ broccoli and asparagus and blue cheese
decaf coffee w/half&half

Moving
I should get some decent walking in today during Creator's play practice.
My resting heart rate is kind of stuck at 68/69 (normal 65), so I am not sure what's going on with my recovery, but I don't want to overtrain.
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; 10/19-21.8

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Re: automated eating tracker

Post by automatedeating » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:13 pm

Thursday, October 31
Happy Halloween!

118.0
FBG: 95
Sleep Score: 84 - I feel tired and gritty and unmotivated today!
Resting HR: 69

Eating
B: coffee w/half&half, collagen proteins + MCT oil
L: yogurt w/berries
D: leftover steak, ground lamb, onions, tomatoes, cheese
decaf coffee w/half&half
regular coffee before trick-or-treating!

Moving
Taking Creator Trick or Treating and then to a Family Fun Night so I'll get lots of steps.
I'm dressed up as a kangaroo (with a joey, of course) and Creator is Chewbacca
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; 10/19-21.8

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Re: automated eating tracker

Post by automatedeating » Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:02 pm

Friday, Nov 1

FBG: 95
Resting HR: 71 (hmmm, I also have a sore throat but just assumed it was dry air or something but maybe I'm fighting something....)
Sleep Score: 78 (mostly because I just didn't sleep long enough, I think)

Eating
B: coffee w/half&half, eggs and bacon, collagen protein + MCT oils, walnuts (hungry this morning!)
L: yogurt w/berries (BG 125 90 min postprandial, 114 2 hours postprandial)
D: 3 fried chicken legs and 2 thighs - so hungry today!
decaf coffee w/half&half
diet coke

watched Fantastic Beasts & Where to find them. :-)
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; 10/19-21.8

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Re: automated eating tracker

Post by automatedeating » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:11 pm

Saturday, November 2

FBG: 100
Resting HR: 72!

Am I sick again? I've had a sore throat for a couple of days, and quite a bit of congestion this morning. But the real clue earlier this week was how tired I got + my resting HR started climbing again. I wonder if getting sick also helps explain that I had sugar cravings yesterday. I managed to avoid eating candy, but I had to use willpower.
I think perhaps Halloween triggered me to want to eat candy. I've never taken a Halloween "off" from eating candy...... my limbic system is probably not pleased that it did not receive the usual dopamine-hit. That combined with the cold coming on, and .... boom.

So I haven't had a cold since early 2018, and then got one about a month ago, and now seem to be sick again? :evil:
I kind of think I had been overtraining. So much walking and jogging, every day, and resistance work often thrown in too. Just a bit too much too fast, even though I thought since it wasn't "intense" I didn't really have to worry about an upper limit.

I want to be extremely lazy today (Saturday). No schoolwork, only enjoyable housework, no driving kids from one end of the planet to the other based on their whimsical desires. Eat whatever I feel like today. I'm taking a generous S Day just to let the willpower decompress.

Eating
B: coffee w/half&half, bacon & eggs
L: yogurt w/berries
D: nachos w/ground lamb, cheese, and guacamole
planned dessert: peanut butter and dark chocolate (X2)
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; 10/19-21.8

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Re: automated eating tracker

Post by automatedeating » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:59 pm

Sunday, November 3

FBG: 97
resting HR: 72

Eating
B: coffee w/half&half, walnuts, a few banana slices
L: yogurt w/berries
D: meatballs
Planned dessert: dark chocolate & peanut butter
decaf coffee w/half&half

Moving
Walked lots today. Even sprinted a couple times
Did my gmb vitamin moves. I'm designing a sort of routine using the daily moves - putting them into a longer series that I'm going to memorize.

Struggling with some... anxiety. About seeing my counselor tomorrow, about getting all my grading/feedback done, about my boys' facing hard things in their respective lives (friend issues for Creator, self-criticism things for Challenger) about facing/dealing with some difficult students (spring quarter! - but I'm already chewing on this), and worrying that my current students are dissatisfied. :|
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; 10/19-21.8

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Re: automated eating tracker

Post by BackToThin » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:27 pm

Great job on Halloween even though you felt unmotivated!!
Began No-S, 2/15/19 @179.8 No-S Patience Right Now: NONE, 2/27/19, 181.4
Left for Calorie Counting due to complete lack of patience.
11/6/19: 144.4
Coming back to No-S soon; I'm sick of calorie counting.

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Re: automated eating tracker

Post by automatedeating » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:04 pm

Thanks BtT. :-) I can't believe it myself, kind of. Candy candy everywhere, and not a bit of nutrition. :lol:

Monday, November 4

119.0
FBG: 107 (eek)
resting HR: 73 (yes, I have the sniffles again - that could also help explain my high FBG.)

Eating
B: coffee w/half&half
L: yogurt w/berries, last of the fried chicken
D: last of the ground lamb, onions, 2 eggs
decaf coffee w/half&half

Moving
Went on a short walk first thing. Goal to get to 13.5ksteps through 2-3 walks.
Also GMB Vitamin

Working on meditating a little using a little biofeedback sensor I bought through HeartMath. Also have counseling today - I might show it to him.
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; 10/19-21.8

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Re: automated eating tracker

Post by automatedeating » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:31 pm

Tuesday, Nov 5

119.0
FBG: 101
Sleep Score: 82

Eating
B: coffee w/half&half
L: yogurt w/berries
D: ham, liver, bacon, onions
decaf coffee w/half&half
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; 10/19-21.8

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Re: automated eating tracker

Post by liveitup » Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:15 am

You and I are completely opposite eaters, Auto. :lol:
Also, you have been doing extremely well with eating on autopilot this year!
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. --Epictetus
BMI Goal: 23.0
Progress: 10/2019 - 26.5

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Re: automated eating tracker

Post by automatedeating » Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:06 pm

Liveitup - ha! Yes, I've noticed that. :-) We all have different carbohydrate tolerances - if only my genetics were more cooperative.

Actually, I'm going to do some experiments with lentils and maybe some other beans to see if I can have small portions without sending my blood sugar through the roof. Grains of all types make my blood sugar spike (even the wholest of whole grains, lol and shockingly there's not even a noticeable difference in the blood sugar response for me between refined and whole!!), and so do foods like potatoes, but I'm not as sure about legumes. But I'm not much of a cook, and soaking and spicing and all that jazz is something I'm not very good about sticking with. So I need to find a way to make them simply but so they still have some flavor.

Wednesday, November 6
119.0
FBG: 96

Eating
B: coffee w/half&half
L: yogurt w/berries, walnuts
D: 2 eggs, cheese, guacamole and a glass of milk
decaf coffee w/half&half

Moving
13.5k steps - 3 walks

Here is a quote from Ellen Davis (MS in Applied Clinical Nutrition). I loved it and it so reflects my own approach to eating. I was especially chuffed that she mentioned habits at the end, and my own philosophy of habit-building that makes me hug NoS with gratitude:

I believe that each of us is an expert in our individual care and feeding. You should know your body better than anyone else; after all, you are the one living in it. Yes, physicians have had years of training in medicine. And just like any profession, some are quite good at providing care, and some aren't. Doctors can provide assistance, but only you can make changes, and only you should have the final say on the treatment of your body.

It is my belief that each of us should listen to our own voice above all others. I also believe that good health is a journey. It is only over time and through experimentation that we are able to listen to our bodies and define for ourselves what foods and behaviors help us feel better, and let go of any behaviors which make us feel worse.

Habits aren't built overnight, and they won't be dismantled over the short term. Small changes add up, and you can feel better one day at a time.
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; 10/19-21.8

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Re: automated eating tracker

Post by Soprano » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:01 pm

Love that quote thanks for sharing

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Re: automated eating tracker

Post by BackToThin » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:43 am

automatedeating wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:06 pm

Actually, I'm going to do some experiments with lentils and maybe some other beans to see if I can have small portions without sending my blood sugar through the roof.
...
I made this one
https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/13978/lentil-soup/

and it was really good. I hope it's something you can eat.
Began No-S, 2/15/19 @179.8 No-S Patience Right Now: NONE, 2/27/19, 181.4
Left for Calorie Counting due to complete lack of patience.
11/6/19: 144.4
Coming back to No-S soon; I'm sick of calorie counting.

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Re: automated eating tracker

Post by automatedeating » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:02 pm

Hey thanks BtT! I looked up that recipe right away. Unfortunately, after looking at the lentil soup recipe - the carrots and crushed tomatoes together would spike me. I could leave out the carrots and substitute chicken broth for the tomatoes, perhaps. But I think what I'll start with experiment-wise is just making plain lentils (do you have a favorite type - green or black? update - I think I'll use black because they have the most protein which should help offset the carbs) in chicken broth, and then eating them with meat, or adding meat to the pot. Depending on my results, I can include carrots or crushed tomatoes (not both), and start fiddling with things.
I have NOT adjusted to daylight savings this week (yet). I think I have a sinus infection, too, making my resting HR crazy high and my fasting blood sugar elevated too. So I am falling asleep around 8:30 and waking up at 5. Pretty much exactly an hour earlier than before we fell back. I'm not going to worry about it; I'll let my body adjust on its own. I'm lucky I can do that - spring forward is harder on me.

Thursday, November 7

FBG: 105

Eating
B: coffee w/half&half, walnuts
L: yogurt w/berries
D: beef, eggs, and onions/spaghetti for kids
decaf coffee w/half&half
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; 10/19-21.8

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Re: automated eating tracker

Post by BackToThin » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:30 pm

I hope the recipe mods work out for you.

Cool. I didn't know black lentils existed! I have to use them next time.

I wish we could be on daylight savings year round. But, I always do the time changes on Friday evening -- even though it messes up my Saturday appointments.
Began No-S, 2/15/19 @179.8 No-S Patience Right Now: NONE, 2/27/19, 181.4
Left for Calorie Counting due to complete lack of patience.
11/6/19: 144.4
Coming back to No-S soon; I'm sick of calorie counting.

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Re: automated eating tracker

Post by automatedeating » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:21 pm

I've got black lentils on my grocery list! The "lentil blood glucose" experiment is scheduled for this weekend! :-)

Friday, November 8

FBG: 95

Eating
B: coffee w/half&half, 1 cup of bone broth
L: yogurt w/berries, walnuts
D: "wedgie" burger at Red Robin with the boys
decaf coffee w/half&half

I cheered this article about eating the same foods every day. :-)
https://medium.com/sugar-free-zone/how- ... 8a2a6354c2
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; 10/19-21.8

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Re: automated eating tracker

Post by Soprano » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:28 pm

Interesting article, when I'm working my breakfast and lunch are the same each day :)

I do like variety for the evening meal but week to week is pretty similar :)

Jx
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.

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Re: automated eating tracker

Post by automatedeating » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:08 pm

Saturday, Nov 9th!

118.4
FBG: 105
Sleep Score: 80

Eating
B: coffee w/half&half, 1 egg, broccoli, carrots, celery - dipped in ranch (BG - 115)
L: peanut butter & dark chocolate (BG - 110)
D: salmon
decaf coffee w/half&half

Moving
Despite fighting a sinus infection this week, I was feeling pretty good this morning. Resting HR down to 71 (from 73 all week), and after a great work morning (got lots done), I took a nice hot bath and then felt up for a nice hike. So HappyHerder and I got in a surprisingly good walk. I'm at 11.5K steps, not far from my daily goal of 13K.
I wisely opted out of a get-together with a friend and a birthday party invite tonight. So a very restful day. Creator wants to play a board game tonight after dinner.
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; 10/19-21.8

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Re: automated eating tracker

Post by automatedeating » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:40 pm

Sunday, November 10
FBG: 100

Eating
B: coffee w/half&half, 1/2 banana (a few bites of banana shot me right up to 123)
L: 1/2 a banana, 1/2 a cinnamon twist donut, part of a brownie
D: some cheddar sour cream potato chips and chicken noodle soup

Moving
Went on a long walk. I'm at 12k steps at the moment.
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; 10/19-21.8

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Re: automated eating tracker

Post by cedar » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:56 pm

You're doing so well with your steps Auto! 👏👏

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Re: automated eating tracker

Post by automatedeating » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:54 pm

Thanks Cedar. :-)

Monday, November 11
FBG: 98
Sleep Score: 80
Resting HR: 71

Been a rough weekend, fighting nausea and diarrhea and headaches. Probably party sinus infection related, is my guess, and partly stress related. I had very little appetite and also felt dizzy and lightheaded. Much worse during the night both Sat and Sun night. Thankfully today I don't teach because I am no shape too.

Eating
B: coffee w/half&half
L: (will be) yogurt w/berries
D:

Moving
Will strive for my usual 13k steps. The nausea, etc. is generally absent during the day.

We are getting another puppy! (Yeah yeah it does not escape me that this decision might be what triggered the nighttime nausea. Last time we got a puppy I had full-on panic attacks. This time I refuse to let my fears stop me from doing what I love and what my kids love). Anyway, this litter of puppies will be born in the next couple of weeks. They will be 1/2 golden retriever and 1/2 american cocker spaniel. They'll be ready to come home in mid-Jan. HappyHerder will be getting a little sister! He happens to ADORE other dogs, so apart from the initial adjustment I expect him to be happy about this. We have picked out her name already, as well. But I haven't thought of her name on the forum yet. We will go visit the puppies when they are about 4 or 5 weeks old, around Christmas time, to surprise the boys with the news. :-)
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; 10/19-21.8

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Re: automated eating tracker

Post by Soprano » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:04 pm

Wonderful news re the Puppy so pleased for you.

Hope you feel better soon

Jx
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.

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