Tracking food? Yes! Because I am a compulsive lier!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
I am a compulsive lier. I lie... to myself... all the time. Tracking my food keeps me honest. I have also learned with the new meal summary that I have other issues to deal with. Not right now. It is a learning process. I am just starting to see patterns that I never knew I made with my food. When I'm ready I will look at not only what I eat but how I eat. I am grateful to SP for being patient with me. I go at my own pace. If I had to do it all at once... I would definitely set myself up for failure. At the beginning... know what? I didn't care if I logged 3,000 calories for a single meal into the food planner. It was where I had to start. No one was going to judge me. In fact I gave myself a hurray just for tracking every mouthful. Then I started looking at the food more carefully. I started comparing what SP suggested I eat for a meal with what I was choosing. OK sometimes I got lazy and instead of researching a food (like a chocolate chip cookie) I just chose the first on the list I found. That sure gave me a laugh. One cookie from subway or somewhere was 1,000 calories! OK, so it made me go grab my recipe and punch it in just to see the difference. It made me start looking at how I cook and portions. I do try new recipes from SP but many are not so healthy - lol - but I am beginning to recognize what is healthy. The new cook for SP will be posting recipes and boy am I looking forward to that!