Saturday, October 01, 2011
I have decided that this month, I'm going to track all my foods consumed by picture instead of using the tracker. I think I'm becoming a little obsessive about tracking. LOL And I'm not sure it's helping me reach my goals either at this point.
So, I'm going to take a picture of EVERYTHING I put in my mouth AND the times. I'm going to put the pictures up in a blog at the end of the day or the next morning.
It's just an experiment, and I'll probably go back to regular tracking next month. I don't know. But I'm hoping that, at least for this month, photo tracking helps me make better choices and be more accountable. I track on the nutrition tracker, but you won't see it unless you're curious and choose to click on it. But, putting it up in a blog means everyone who choses to read my blog, will definitely see. I'm hoping that in seeing what I'm eating, my Sparkfriends--my honest and insightful Sparkfriends--will be able to help me with some suggestions if you can see possible mistakes I'm making.
I know FOR SURE, it'll save a ton of time! Just click and eat.
Now, I warn you, I keep it pretty simple when I'm cooking. LOL There won't be any fantastic recipes or meals that you'd probably want to copy and fix for yourself. LOL Meat and veggies is my staple, with possible some brown rice on the side. I don't like to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. But snacking...that's something different. So, keeping track of the snacks and the times, especially, that they are consumed will help me TREMENDOUSLY, I think.
During this experiment, I'm also going to weigh myself a minimum of three times a week: Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. My weight will appear in the blogs for those days. But official weigh-in is still Sunday. Without knowing the calories I'm consuming, I think I'll have to keep a more dilligent eye on what's going on with my weight so that I can adjust accordingly.
I am working out everyday this month too, alternating between cardio and strength training. That'll continue to be tracked on the fitness tracker. But, at the end of my blog, I may copy and paste my workout and the calories burned just so that I can have everything in one place.
Well, that's it. It's October TODAY and I haven't eaten breakfast yet. So.... gotta get my camera ready. :-)