Saturday, November 03, 2012
This week's Living the Good Life challenge for the Fall 5% Challenge is tracking your food and staying within your calorie range. I had a bad feeling this would come up one of the weeks, and now it has. I know a lot of you do this every day, so I'm asking: How do you track your food and try to stay within your calorie range without going nuts and getting hung up on things being exact? I'm being 100% serious here. How do you do that? How do you not get completely stressed out by it? That's why I've avoided it so long. It makes me want to tear my hair out. (Maybe if I ate a lot of processed foods it'd be easier. Ha. Cooking and not measuring a lot of the ingredients does not make things easy to track.) I know I would probably lose the weight faster if I'd do this, but honestly, I'd rather lose it slower than stress myself out with this. However, I do want to get points for the team so I'm going to try. It's only a week. Maybe I'll find it's not so bad.
By the way, this isn't to say I don't keep track of what I eat. I have a pad of paper in the kitchen, and since March, most days I take the time to write down what I ate. Even if I didn't necessarily want to admit to it. Still, that's different than counting calories but it does keep me at least somewhat accountable.
So, yeah, I would absolutely LOVE to hear some input from you guys.