Tuesday, February 19, 2013
After going on four years of SP and not a whole lot of weight loss progress, (notice I did not say progress as I have learned and gained SO much here) I am finally open and willing to food tracking. I no longer see it as a horrible pain but the useful tool it is.
I think part of the resistance has to do with how I feel when I am over.....and over again. It is a lot like how we handle the scale. There are lots of different reactions and ways of dealing with the disappointment of not doing as well as I would have liked and I think that is what kept me fighting tracking for so long. I am getting better at detaching and and just analyzing the incredible amount of information I can gather for being better sated and getting the proper nutrition I need, not just focusing on calories. There really are so many benefits and it's a great starter back into getting interested in new foods and ideas once more.
I have been trying to figure out aside from self-sabotage why I have been going over the past few days and I am happy to say I made a new discovery.......lack of planning. It really does help me to think about tomorrow and track it and wake up knowing I have a plan that can be re-arranged if necessary but is a great blueprint for staying in range. I have gotten so busy I took this for granted and at the end of the day I am sad to track all the food and find myself over. That coupled with once again, how that makes me feel, sets me up for the "oh well, I'm over anyway, let's have dessert" behavior that has kept me in the same place for too long.
SO, a few minutes at night is a wise investment for me and I am off to plan my successful tomorrow right now!