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livestrong or die hard? Maybe? Idk

I like this icon. I think it's one of my longest running ones that I haven't deleted.

I decided to start posting my recipes on Livestrong.com so I can figure out their nutritional value per serving. Since they have next to everything in their data base all I have to do is enter what I use, the amount, and then it converts everything by measurements. It's so quick and easy and I have no math to do. In other words, perfect for me.

I've also decided to start a blog on there that keeps up with my food intake since basically the entire thing is a food journal anyway. If anyone is on Livestrong you can find me on there under this handle. I like to keep it simple, classy. Also, harder to forget if I don't have 20 user names lying around everywhere.

Also, no, I have not seen tonight's Supernatural and probably won't have time to until Monday. Poop.


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Oct. 23rd, 2010 02:18 pm (UTC)
Keeping track makes such a difference. My eating habits have really changed drastically since I started holding myself accountable.
Oct. 24th, 2010 01:21 am (UTC)
It's harder to eat the bad stuff when you don't want to log it. Also, if I want something sweet I let myself have it at the end of the day if I've "earned" it, so to speak.

Then I go jogging.

What do you use to tract your intake?
Oct. 24th, 2010 01:22 am (UTC)
I use myfitnesspal, although apparently if you don't have adblock, you occasionally see ads for doughnuts.
Oct. 24th, 2010 01:37 am (UTC)
I'm going to check it out. I want to find cheap every-day ways I can improve my eating. I've been doing really well on the vegan thing, and cooking my own food makes it so mush easier but I only have time to do that late at night and sometimes I'm too tired.

Have you ever been on livestrong? I really love the recipe builder thing. Here's one of mine, but I didn't get that detailed in how to make it because I just wanted to get the nutritional info down.
Oct. 27th, 2010 04:27 am (UTC)
question- do you use a heart rate monitor (I know you've mentioned keeping track of you heart rate) and what kind do you use and what can you tell me about it?

I've been curious about them for a while now and decided I want to take the plunge and get one but I don't know enough about them to make a good decision.
Oct. 27th, 2010 04:44 am (UTC)
I use the Polar FT40, which is about $120 on amazon. (I got a men's watch because it was cheaper and I don't really care about the look of my watch when I'm sweating my butt off.)

A lot of why I got this specific model was because I wanted one that was waterproof so I could wear it in the pool. It's kind of middle of the road in terms of what Polar offers, but they're a solid company and the leaders in terms of brand quality for heart rate monitors.

It's basically three parts - a chest strap which has electrodes built in, a transmitter that snaps onto the strap, and a watch you wear which records and displays the result. I basically wear it in the gap between my bra band and my boobs, although your mileage may vary.

I find it's a great motivator. During the workout, I can tell if I'm wussing out by where my heart rate is, and push myself to work harder. After, I get to see how many calories I burned and it's rewarding - like I'm getting credit for my work.
Oct. 27th, 2010 04:59 am (UTC)
I just looked at that and WOW! I didn't realize they were so involved (see, this is why I asked).

I'm not worried about waterproof, just something to keep the pace as I jog. Whenever I enter my work out on livestrong it asks about my heart rate and I have no clue.

I'm going to see if the Academy here has any in store so I can get more hands on when checking them out. At least now I have a direction to go in. Thanks luv!
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