Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I did it. I input yesterday's food into the tracker knowing it was not a day I stayed on track. But I knew I needed to be brutally honest with myself. It was the best thing I did. I am not angry, upset or discouraged. Actually, I feel just the opposite. I'm proud of myself for facing reality and excited to learn from this. Now I know how many calories I'm really eating in a day and why I am not able to lose weight without being so dilligent. Eating whatever I want isn't going to make it happen.
It's not just the calories, though. It's the sad numbers next to nutrients like potassium, fat, calcium and sodium. Some are too high, others too low. My poor body! It must be crying for good food and I keep stuffing it full of the junk my taste buds like. This is God's creation and I'm ruining it. I wouldn't fill my car with such bad fuel or feed a child junk. I think I deserve better. So hubby can have the cookies, pass me the yogurt or veggies please!
And another thing I realized is that I've been avoiding foods I think are high in calories like nuts and margarine when in reality they are less fattening than the cookies and spaghetti I ate and higher in nutrients as well. Price, however, is something else and I continue to juggle budget-wise.
But there you have it! A success in a failure and today is looking much better so far. Just have to get through the afternoon and evening hungries. Way to go Sandra! Yep, I'm worth it.