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what are the top things that help you stay accountable. This is such a puzzle to me.

Wed. Nov 14, 8:39am

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knowing that I will log every bite!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 8:43 AM

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yep - just writing down everything I eat is really quite sufficient. Being in an active group where we all look at each other's logs is an added lever, but I found logging alone is quite effective. Seriously - every day. every bite. write it down. In weight loss as with many things in life, each step isn't all that difficult, but consistently doing it every day is - consistency is key. Logging helps with that.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 9:48 AM

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I have to agree. Just the fact that I write down what I eat helps tremendously. I don't count calories or points or anything, just log what I ate and how much. It makes me think about portion sizes and minimizes mindless eating. I've lost 40 lbs. and it doesn't even really seem like a diet.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 10:15 AM

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This is something I've always wanted, and I want to beat this thing so I don't pass it on to my future children. My mother has a weight problem, her sister, their mother (my grandmother) and her sisters, my father's sisters, his mother, nearly everyone in my family...I'm breaking the cycle. I've finally figured it out. The body hatred will end with me. "Be the change you want to see in the world." I am changing my children's futures before they are even born!

...and that's what keeps me accountable. Thinking of my future children with healthy bodies, and healthy body images...not going through all of the pain and struggle that I did.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 12:09 PM

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I think what keeps me accountable - other than the daily journaling, etc. - is other people's thoughtless comments. What got me off my keister this time and keeps me going is running into a couple of people whom I haven't seen in a while and having them tell me that I've gained weight. As much as I'd like to take the high road on this, what keeps me motivated is my vanity and wanting to look good.

I've heard someone say that we should put our money where our mouth is. Write someone a check for an amount that will hurt you and tell that person to cash that check if you don't keep up with your program.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 2:03 PM

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