Saturday, January 14, 2012
I have been tracking all my food, good and bad, for two months now. I almost always look at the totals and the "how am I doing in different categories" reports, but tonight I looked at the GRAPHS. Cool! So revealing!
I knew I was staying pretty well in calorie range, and that repeatedly I had too much color in the FATS section of the pie chart. But when I looked at the trend on my graphs ----WOWZIE! THAT'S WHAT I'M DOING WRONG, CLEAR AS DAY!!
There's my protein, okay, that's good, right where it should be, even toward the top of the range, where I like it. There's my carbs, good, pretty steady, right in range, toward the lower end where I like it. But the little dancey line for FATS is OUT OF the shaded space where it's supposed to stay, CONSISTENTLY too high. And there's my poor little fiber numbers, sagging down below its prescribed band, completely out of its colored space that shows acceptable range.
OKAY, I GET IT NOW!! ["Do I have to draw you a picture?" Apparently, YES! HA!]
I am not eating enough fiber. Every day. And I am eating foods too high in fat. Every day. It's a pattern. Looking at my numbers day after day, and looking at my pie charts even . . . I didn't see it. But the GRAPHS . . . Ahhhhh. Lovely. Can't miss the message. I love Spark graphs!