Tracking Tales from the Dark Side
Monday, February 04, 2013
Every day,every week, every challenge I vowed I was going to track. I bought journals, logs, pretty paper, you name I bought it thinking that one of these things would get me consistently tracking. Yeah I would start the day tracking. In fact one book is almost full with dates and breakfasts but alas the rest of the day was lost.
Then I thought I'll do it on line - I tried doing it on spark, my fitness pal, livestrong but again I failed. I don't know if my head was in the wrong place but I knew that to be successful at weight loss I needed to know exactly what I was eating, I needed to record those lick, bites and tastes, and I needed it to be easy.
Two days before Christmas I came out of the dark ages and got an iPhone with a data plan. Then after Christmas I went back weight watchers. Lightbulb moment! I could download the WW app on the iPhone and try etools free for two weeks. I did and I have successfully tracked for three weeks. I have tracked every bite, taste and lick. The first day I tracked it hit me how much those licks, bites and tastes add up. By supper I was down to have 2 points left.
So what have I learned - Do what works for you and track, track, track.