Why I Don't Track my Food and Workouts...
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
I tried WW about two years ago and kept a daily food diary. Once I stopped WW I continued a similar diet by also tracking my daily food and beverage intake as well as counting calories. While at the start it was helpful after several weeks of doing it I began to hate tracking what I was eating.
It became a hassle having to constantly log every single item that I ate or drank. In fact, the food diary is almost always the cause of me quitting a diet. I stop logging my calories and then that turns into me feeling I am off my diet and then I end up going completely off my diet all together and not wanting to go back on one for several months. A terrible cycle!
This time around I know what the problem is, the food diary. So, I will not be tracking my food or workouts. I have chosen to start eating healthy whole foods and stop eating processed foods. I also have given myself time each day to do one hour of exercise. I believe that this combination will work for me and I will continue to track my progress on this blog to share my experiences with this new approach.
I know many Spark fans will say that not tracking is not a good way to start off. The big draw for many to Spark is that you can track and log your progress. I am not saying that my approach is better in anyway itís just what I have noticed about myself in the past and since I am on this new journey I plan to take a good hard look of how I do things in relation to me eating habits and try to make them better in ways that I have never tried before.
I will be using Spark as a way for me to document my journey and to help support others that are on this journey with me. As well as seek advice and tips to help me as I make progress. I look forward to sharing my journey with you.