I have always known that tracking or writing down everything that went into my mouth was the most effective way for me to lose weight. What I didn't think about was tracking my activity. I am consistently surprised to find that I far over or under estimate my calories burned. Bowling for instance. I bowl on a league every Wednesday and figured I probably burned 100 calories in the three hours I bowl. Boy was I wrong! It is much more. Now does that mean I can stop moving every other day of the week? No but it does mean I don't have to beat myself up when Thursday morning rolls around and I just don't feel like getting out of my bed to work out. It also means that the stiff joints and sometimes sore butt are actually from exercising my body...not that I'm just getting old!
Life is good and it gets better with every tracked day!!