Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Am I the only one who diligently tracks for a few weeks at a time, then slacks off, gains a few pounds, decides to start tracking again, loses a few pounds (repeating this cycle over and over again)???
I have found (by repeating this cycle more times than I can count) that I am a rock star when I actually do track my calories daily. My stomach stays flatter, I tend to eat at home more often (easier to track when I know exactly what I'm eating), I feel accountable for my decisions and actually LOSE weight... And all of these things lead to a happier me!
Now, when I take time off from tracking, I still try to keep track in my head of how much I'm consuming, but it's definitely an estimate, and every time I do take time off, I gain! I would guess that when I'm not counting, I probably only go over my goal by maybe a couple hundred calories, but still, I think those few extra calories must really affect me!
I would really love to be able to just eyeball things and take note (in my brain) of how much I've eaten each day... It's tiring and time-consuming to measure/weigh/track, but I guess if that's what I need to do to lose and maintain, then so be it. At least I get results that way - After being "stuck" at 147 for weeks, I started tracking on Friday the 13th and I'm already down 5lbs! Go, ME!
Hope everyone's having a great week and the sun is shining wherever you are!