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The Value of Tracking

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I am learning quickly just how important it is to track what I have eaten. I am surprised at the amount of calories, fat, and mostly carbs some of my favorite foods have.

Tuesday night is meeting night for our family, which means we do not have a lot of time to spend after work on preparing a meal. We usually just fend for our selves. So instead of a healthy proportioned meal, it was cereal or a sandwich or whatever was handy. I tracked everything I ate (which I am happy to say I am getting pretty regular at doing this) and found that the junk I ate caused me to go over my goals for the day. Wow I consumed about 2100 calories.

I have been reading The Spark. I have just finished chapter 5. I especially liked page 91 where it talked about being gentle with ourselves and use positive-self talk to keep our fire burning. So I bombed yesterday with the choices I made however, I am using this to realize just how fast the calories and carbs add up. I have the view that I will continue to learn from my fall backs and go on from here. I didn't beat myself up about consuming to much.

I have a new flame that is starting to burn brighter that wasn't there before. I am even looking forward to using my bike tonight. I also bought the new cardio music cd that is from SparkPeople and the music did motivate me to keep on cycling when I was getting tired. I am happy to report that I did the entire work out, which was 30 minutes.

I KNOW I CAN DO THIS!!!!!!!
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