Monday, January 24, 2011
It is good to make changes to my Spark routine to keep things fresh, while at the same time keeping to my new good Routine.
Okay, this is what I mean. I have established the habit of recording my foods, now, most of the time. I was using measuring cups and spoons. My new idea is to use a food scale and measure in grams. ( It is easiest to keep to the same unit. ) I am discovering that this new behavior is really helping me to stay on track. Will I do it this way forever? I am sure not. But hopefully I will continue to food journal for a long, long time. Will I stop when I get to my ideal weight? Hmmmm...... Isn't that how people gain weight back?
Another example: Walking 10,000 steps. It got boring to walk around Stow Lake. Yesterday, I walked to the market and back instead. I discovered some new delightful shops in my neighborhood that I did not know existed.
So, keep the basic plan: record foods honestly and record steps walked. But change how I do it as the mood fits. I went to Amazon.com where I saw a delightful video review of food scales. This guy did not use the scale for dieting but for cooking. His video got me more interested in weighing foods instead of measuring. (And especially instead of guessing. ) It seems like a hassle, but once you do it for a week or so, it seems easy. Most important though, is that watching this simple 3 minute humorous video was a tipping point to get me using the scale!!!