Welcoming Nutrition Notes into my Tracking Plan
Friday, September 14, 2012
every morning, i eat breakfast between 6 and 7:30 so i can get to class at 8. since i know i can't make it all the way to lunch at noon, i eat a snack during my break before my 10am class--usually something like a Clif bar (love the white chocolate macadamia nut ones) but sometimes popcorn or even some of those Lance cracker sandwich things that are probably not that healthy. in any case, it usually ranges from 100-250 calories. then i eat lunch and dinner like i normally do with a snack later at night if i'm staying up to study.
there's a flaw in this system, though. i've noticed that lately i've been left with fewer calories than i'd like to have for the evening. looking through my past tracking days, i notice that i've been eating bigger breakfasts on the weekdays--having another bowl of cereal, eating some yogurt, frying a sausage patty and baking a biscuit too sometimes. it's so easy for me to talk myself into eating more. "i'm hungry right now. once bowl of cereal isn't enough." "a sausage biscuit isn't that many calories"...etc. problem is, when you're working with a cap of 1700 calories, small modifications to the norm rack up pretty fast.
while i was looking at this today, the "nutrition notes" pane caught my eye. i usually ignore this because i really never learned what people used it for. but now that i think about it, maybe jotting down some notes about decisions and changes will help keep me in line.