Thursday, January 10, 2013
It’s not a chore. I know I can manage without it calorie-wise at least short term. I’ve done this during the entire month of December with a cruise and the holidays and no Internet. Yet I look forward to online tracking.
So many weight loss programs/diets include the “no tracking/weighing/counting” benefit in their ads that I must be in the minority. I’ve even read blogs that look forward to the day they can stop tracking and eat intuitively. Oh, I intuitively know what I should be eating. The problem is that it’s too easy for me to ignore my inner good sense and scarf the stuff down anyway.
I really like to see the data (especially the charts) of my nutrition tracker. It’s a challenge to stay in range for all nutrients as well as calories.
I like the accountability factor. If I eat it, I’m going to have to write it down and see the numbers change. It’s just not the same to me to keep a pencil and paper diary - too easy for me to misplace it. SP keeps the equivalent of my old school “permanent record card.”
I like to plan my food for the day and see what happens if I eat this not that.
I wonder how many Sparkers hate tracking, or do it only because they have to, or actually like doing it. Am I really such an oddball or are my fellow tracking enthusiasts just quiet about it?