Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Feedback and Comments

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! for all your helpful comments on my food journal. I have already had 4 things pointed out to me as potential problems.

One - Chicken Breast. I thought a 4 1/2 oz chicken breast was 3 points ....it is if the extra 1.5 oz is the bone that you don't eat! I should be counting a point an ounce and I was counting 3 points for 4 ounces. When I have two servings of chicken breast like last night that means I should be counting 2 more points than I have been. (That kind of a mathematical error can certainly make a difference)

Two - Veggies. I have been eating as many as I want without counting them and someone pointed out that a serving is 1 cup for 0 points and if I am consuming more maybe I should count them. For example. I eat steam a bag of veggies to eat every day along with a Lean Cuisine. Today's bag had three 1 cup servings in it.

Three - Cottage Cheese. I am a big cottage cheese eater. I thought that 1 cup of Low Fat cottage cheese was only 2 points (not sure where I got that) when actually it was 3 points!

Four - Too much Chocolate. - Yeah this is my downfall. I am used to eating sweets at every turn. I know I have made progress ( I've not had any vitamuffins this week) but have a long way to go.

Okay, so none of these epiphanies were in my favor, but I just want to start losing again. I am going to make the changes needed.

Thanks again to all who offered their insight into my food and activity journal.


Lovebug6100 said...
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Lovebug6100 said...

I feel like I was really critical in my feedback when I was hoping to come accross as sympathetic and understanding and I'm hoping that it's just me being really sensitive...I wish that all those times that I'd gotten stuck, that someone would've said why don't you try....it might have made me less likely to fail...I hope that next week you can post a loss!!

Brenda said...

Lovebug - You were not harsh at all! I want honest comments that are going to help me. Sugar coating what you think isn't going to give me new ideas. I think sugar was how I got here inthe first place!I appreciate the comment.