The Joy of tracking
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Last week I was a bit frustrated because after not weighing myself for weeks I finally had the courage to do so. Although as expected I gained weight. I was less than thrilled to see that number between my perfectly fat feet 237.2 WHAT THE HECK?
I got off the scale and tried again, but this time stepping as lightly on the scale as possible…as if by some miracle I would drop 20lbs or something… Same $h*#!!!!! No such luck! Still 237.2!
I thought, I am only 5 lbs. away from where I was when I first joined SP 3 years ago. and only 13 from 250! Not good!
That whole day was a bad day...I felt fat! Like I suddenly woke up that day and was fat. huh? what had happened? I was disgusted with myself and was mad at me. The day came and went.
That night ( Saturday 9.10.11) I could not sleep, thinking about how I let it go again! I was driving myself crazy about the how’s and what I did or didn’t do, what I should’ve done and the what I needed to do self- talk. Finally got up and went to my computer around 11:45 started reading old food and exercise journals; still beating myself up. Why? Why? why? By 3:45am Sunday morning I had decided to give it a go. I was ready to try again. I was just going to start by tracking my meals. Yup! That’s it, I made a deal with myself that I would just do it every other day for the coming week.
I went to bed thinking about it and got up thinking about it, I went for a walk and walked for a couple of miles, the whole time thinking about how I was going to tackle my coming week. As I walked back home I thought….Groceries? Yes, I need fruits and veggies. Where is my food scale the one I got as a gift 2.5 years ago? I need to start measuring my food. Where did I put that little sucker? I bet I will find it. I have tuna, chicken, fish and I think turkey…I just need veggies and fruits. Okay no more chips and salsa!
I came back home and had a 3-egg white omelet with avocado for breakfast. Delish!
I felt ready…went to the market and bought my fruits -Mango, bananas, and grapes. Veggies -tomatoes, lettuce, cabbage, carrots, zucchini, cucumbers, bell peppers, limes.
As it turns out I managed to track all SEVEN days in my food journal and guess what?
I lost 4.4lbs. yayyy! I’m so proud of me : ) Good bye 237.2!
232.8 is the new number for today!
* I will continue to joyously track my food and start tracking my exercise minutes!
Have a great week everyone!