Friday, April 23, 2010
For me the nutrition tracker is such a valauble tool. I think it's something like confession. When I list, honestly, the food I ate, and see it out there, recorded, I am free of it, and can get beyond my error and feelings of guilt.
I went to P.F Chang's last night. For me (pre-Spark days) I was very good -- didn't go for the three course meal, has something I thought was healthy, cashew and almond chicken with brown rice, and only ate half of it.
My first inclination was to not track it, because I knew it would be bad. But that's how I get back into the "losing my motivation" mode. So I went online and looked up the nutritional value of PF Chang meals.
I was happily surprised -- my choice only had 373 calories! THEN, I read the fine print -- that plate was THREE servings. So, with the rice, it was over 600 calories. And for the day I had over 2000.
Still, it was much better than I would have done in the past. And now I can get on with today, and not worry about it. THAT'S the real strength of the tracker!