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October 8, 2012 11:54 AM
I log everything honestly.
It really wouldn't be a matter of lying to MFP friends, but lying to myself...
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October 8, 2012 11:58 AM
No, I never lie. Ultimately, I do this for me and no one else. To lie on MFP would be just trying to lie to yourself. What good is that? I take responsibility for my food choices and don't apologize for them. I record the good, the bad, and the ugly and hold myself accountable the entire time:D
October 8, 2012 11:58 AM
If I lie when I record, I'm lying to myself and therefore hindering my own weight loss. No one is perfect and even if I try to be a good role model (which I do); I'm still human and like to have something that I shouldn't eat on a regular basis now and then.
October 8, 2012 11:59 AM
I do not lie on my food on MFP. If I did, Id be lying to myself and that helps no one.
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October 8, 2012 12:00 PM
I would say I'm pretty honest. There is a lot I log and there are a few things I don't. The small things I don't are far and few between and to me don't account for much.

There's is no reason to lie about it, as it only hurts you.
October 8, 2012 12:00 PM
I log as much as I can.
Generally only miss condiments and mints/tic tacs.
October 8, 2012 12:01 PM
I record everything. Except when I go out to eat I always use quick add tool for food eating out and I guesstimate anywhere from 800-1000 calories. Why should I lie ? I'm only cheating and lying which does not look good on me.
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October 8, 2012 12:02 PM
QUOTE:

I log as much as I can.
Generally only miss condiments and mints/tic tacs.


I'm the same too.
  19812912
October 8, 2012 12:02 PM
I log everything honestly. The way I see it is that cheating in my food diary is really only cheating myself. What's the point of being on MFP if I'm not going to log 100%? My MFP friends are helpful and supportive. If anyone on my friends list judged me negatively for having a bad food day, they wouldn't be my friend.
October 8, 2012 12:03 PM
I log it all. Knowing that my MFP friends will see it helps me stay in check. And if they criticize or don't "approve" they won't be my friend for long! I use this site for accountability, and to give and receive support and nutrition and fitness ideas!
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October 8, 2012 12:05 PM
I have my diary locked. I find there is a lot of judgement on here regarding what we eat. I want friends to celebrate my success with - If i am having an issue with my diet, i will seek the advice of a professional, not the wannabe professionals here on MFP.
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October 8, 2012 12:12 PM
QUOTE:

Do you record even the "bad" stuff you eat in your diary for everybody to see? Or pretend it never happened? Does having "friends" on MFP influence whether or not you tell the whole truth in your diary?

I log everything, it would be pointless not to log the "bad" stuff then wonder why you are not losing weight.
If I was to embarassed to log honestly I would be more inclined to close my diary than lie.
October 8, 2012 12:15 PM
Good or bad I am putting it all in there. My daughter calls me out on it -- so it's a good thing. love But I have a long way to go. 90ish lbs I would like to lose over the course of about 1 year. I have my first meeting with a personal trainer tonight to put together a game plan. I am 8 days in -- trying to stay motivated -- and avoid the Halloween aisle at the grocery.
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October 8, 2012 12:16 PM
Never, as my diary is a record for me as much as anyone else. I can look and make changes to my diet and see where I went wrong or right.
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October 8, 2012 12:27 PM
I record and share everything that I eat. I am open to suggestions on here. My theory is hiding or lying about what I ate got me where I was when I started. So, finally being honest and loving the results!
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October 8, 2012 12:44 PM
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It would be more like lying to myself if I didn't record everything.

Exactly!
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October 8, 2012 12:44 PM
I keep it one hundred! I keep it honest because otherwise there'd be no point. If i'm not counting...i'm not counting and I can deal with being called out on it. IThis past weekend I did not count...a no-no for me. For me, If I am logging anything...i'm logging EVERYTHING. Good,bad, and ugly.
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October 8, 2012 12:45 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Do you record even the "bad" stuff you eat in your diary for everybody to see? Or pretend it never happened? Does having "friends" on MFP influence whether or not you tell the whole truth in your diary?


I don't lie to my real life friends. What purpose would it serve to lie to imaginary internet friends?

Exactly this.
October 8, 2012 12:47 PM
I record everything-otherwise, what is the point??
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October 8, 2012 12:47 PM
I never lie on my food diary. In my opinion, you're not just lying to your friends on MFP, you're lying to yourself... and THATS what matters!
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October 8, 2012 12:49 PM
If you're so concerned and/or guilty about what you ate that you don't want a complete stranger to know, so you lie about it... you're lying to yourself as well. And we all know we need to be completely honest with ourselves before we can make good on the healthy promises we make!
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October 8, 2012 12:49 PM
I log everything. I wouldn't be able to lie because even if it doesn't say it in my diary, I know I ate it. We are all human, and we are not going to eat the best things from time to time. No point in lying about it.
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October 8, 2012 12:51 PM
I record it all. I only started making my diary viewable to friends a week or so ago. I decided that it would be better for accountability. Honestly, if I get on here and whine I'm not losing weight and my friends can see I am operating on a diet of Twinkies and Pepsi, I'm not gonna get much sympathy (nor should I). It's just another way I can more easily stick to a reasonable eating plan, when I know others can see it.
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October 8, 2012 12:51 PM
I log everything even if I feel really ashamed that I went over my limit. If I don't log the calories because it's a take-away and I'm not too sure how much it is, I put it below my diary status.
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October 8, 2012 12:52 PM
My diary is absolutely honest. However, I do not share it, as I do not wish to be judged on what I eat. I stay very close to my calorie goal (w/in 100 give or take). Sometimes, it is because I eat veggies and fish. Other times, it is because I visited Cold Stone Creamery. My business, unless I am seeking advice re same. I'm not here for advice, truth be told; I am here for inspiration/motivation (both to give and to receive).
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