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Track & Lose!

At our WW meeting today we talked about tracking and how important it is for success. It is the heart of the Weight Watchers program.  If you are not tracking what you eat and drink then you really have no idea how much (or how little) you may be consuming. Studies have shown that you will eat 30-50% more if you are not tracking or writing it down!!!!  So it pays to track! 😉

We talked about ways and helpful hints with tracking. The WW method is to do Upside Down tracking. Start with your evening meal and then go backwards

Karen’s great tip for tracking is that she knows she will be eating dinner with her husband at night. So she will figure out how many points dinner is gonna be and then divide up the leftover points for the rest of the day.

Another great method to try is to Pre-track. Plan out your what you are going to eat the night before or the morning of then all you have to do is just follow the plan. It will help you stay on track a lot better than guessing as you go will.

Of course, us gals here LOVE to track using our dietSNAPS app. We love to ‘see’ what we are eating vs. just writing it on paper. This app has literally changed our lives and how we look at food and eating healthy. Visually seeing what I consume daily helps my mind process what I am really putting in my body!

So our challenge this week is as you would probably guess is – to TRACK!!!   Karen reminded us that you can do ANYTHING for just ONE week!

I LOVED this week’s Motivational Close:

The Golden Rule of Tracking

If you bite it, write it

If you drink it, ink it

If you snack it, track it

If you nibble it, scribble it

If you steal it, reveal it

If you grab it, blab it

If you lick it, Bic it

If it goes in your smacker, it goes in your Tracker

If you ingest it, you guessed it —-

Grab your pencil before your utensil!!!


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About Carman

36 year old military wife of 18 years and stay at home mom to 4 incredible kids (3 girls ages 17, 11, 11 and our son is 6). After my 4th, and final baby, I decided I wanted to be more active, healthier, happier, and to be an example to my kids. I joined Weight Watchers and started using the Points Plus program to learn portion control, moderation, and develop healthier habits. I also used the dietSNAPS app to track my meals and it was such a life changer for me to literally *see* what I was putting in my body! Cyndi, Lexy and I created this blog to be accountability partners and that has been a huge key to this journey! I love to cook and I love converting my favorite recipes into a healthier version for my family to enjoy! I love the after effects of exercising :) I love challenging myself to fitness goals to change things up and in doing so I have run numerous 5K/10K's, several half marathons, one full 26.2 marathon, and a Tough Mudder. I love circuit training, weight training, and running sprints. My goal is to inspire others to take their health seriously, and to show how small changes can lead to big results.

2 thoughts on “Track & Lose!

  1. Gay

    I’m gonna try tomorrow to start writing down everything I eat or drink. Boy O Boy I hate to see it! Maybe I’ll get tired of writing and that will help me stop putting food in my mouth.
    I can see where that would help. ; )


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