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Posted: 10 Aug 2012, 06:42
I am really struggling with marking everything down but will keep trying

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Posted: 10 Aug 2012, 06:46
Hi Michelle. I see that you're new here. Welcome aboard.
I know that jotting down all that you consume is tedious. I've been doing it for almost two years. However, it gets easier pretty quickly - just give it a few weeks and you'll see.
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Posted: 10 Aug 2012, 07:57
I agree, I've been here for a year and this is the longest I've ever managed to have a continuous weight loss. Recording everything keeps you aware and accountable for what you eat. Also makes it easier to fine tune your diet to make it more effective. I found using the favorite meals and cook book made it easier. Hang in there and it will get easier.

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Posted: 10 Aug 2012, 08:43
I thought that recording my eating and exercise was hard at first, but it was so helpful to see what changes I needed to make with my eating habits. Now, after a year I'm almost addicted to recording. Sure, I have my days (usually the weekends) that I don't record, sometimes you're just not around a computer, and I'm not tech literate, so I don't use my phone for recording. For me, like a lot of people, it's a goal to stay at or below my RDI, and being able to record what I'm going to eat, or have eaten, for the day really helps me make better choices and stay motivated.
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Posted: 10 Aug 2012, 09:43
It becomes habit or second nature to know the amounts, serving sizes, etc after a while. IE, it gets easier. Also your appetite eventually subsides or gets more normal, and it also leads to it being easier. That being said, logging and tracking is essential in my opinion, and I still do it.

Bottom line is, starting is the hard part! It does get easier!

Good luck!

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