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Pet Peeve - not logging dinner+

I am in 5 groups and I would have to say that MOST of my groupmates do not log after lunch or snacks. Why??? I don't even see a point to logging if you are not going to log EVERYTHING. If you don't have computer access at home perhaps write it in the next day.

Anyone feel the same - or have a good explanation?

Thu. Oct 25, 3:22am

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Often I don't log in dinner b/c I don't know what I'll have and/or I don't have time to log in again. I mean it's not like anyone is actually going to go back and look at my log from the day before. I also don't log in everything I eat for the day (say snacks) since things change, etc. I really don't see what the big deal is. I think as long as ppl are sticking to their plan, even if they're not logging in everything, and being an active, supportive group member, it shouldn't be a big deal.

Thursday, October 25, 2007, 3:49 AM

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... well I guess if that works fo you. for me... knowing I have to log every bite sometimes stops me from overeating and helps me be acountable to myself. I dont log until after I've eaten it - sometimes before, as a plan, but not often.

Thursday, October 25, 2007, 4:21 AM

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I typically dont have time to get on the comp and log after dinner, but I do usually go back and put it in. However, OP, I dont really see how it affects YOU whether others put in their dinner or not... Like I tell my students each day, "You just worry about you."

Thursday, October 25, 2007, 7:33 AM

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The dinner non-loggers tend to be the ones who bleat about not losing any weight this week and can't figure out why. Well, you're not going to get useful feedback if you don't give us the full picture, and you're not going to learn from your own mistakes or figure out your own unsupportive patterns if you don't track them. It's discouraging to be around so many uncommitted people in the one place we're supposed to focus on dieting.

Thursday, October 25, 2007, 10:16 AM

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i like to see what my groupmates eat for dinner b/c it 1. gives me ideas 2. if they stumble after dinner, which many of us do, it helps me feel less alone and less like a failure and more like keeping at it.

Thursday, October 25, 2007, 10:18 AM

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I log my dinner the next morning when I get on and log for the first time that day. AND I always go back to the day before and see what my group mates ate for dinner. There were a few people that weren't logging their dinners and I just gently reminded them and they do now. OP I agree though, why not log everything if you are going to log at all??

Thursday, October 25, 2007, 11:39 AM

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OP - you're right. I notice this in my groups, and I am also a forgetful dinner logger. Thanks for pointing it out. I'm going to work on logging dinner everyday.

Thursday, October 25, 2007, 12:20 PM

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I log in everyday first thing when I get to work (usually my workout, breakfast and my lunch plans). I always update my previous day with dinner.

Not everyone has that much time to log or access to a computer after work. Personally I'm too busy in the evening with social activities to log after dinner.

Thursday, October 25, 2007, 12:21 PM

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There are several non-dinner loggers in my group, too and yes, I do look to see if they're logged dinner the day before. They also don't log at all on the weekends which seems strange to me, too. I also like reading others logs to get meal ideas, inspiration or to avoid pitfalls. I've found it helps me alot to log all my meals.

Thursday, October 25, 2007, 1:09 PM

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OP here

Thanks for all the support - I knew there had to be some serious loggers out there... It helps me so much to log everything... I feel that I would be lying if I missed something. It helps keep me accountable and its one of the things I attribute to my successful weightloss. The few people in my groups that are serious as well, have been very inspirational to me, and I hope my dedication, is for others too.

Thursday, October 25, 2007, 1:35 PM

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