Monday, March 04, 2013
Some of you might have seen my status 2 weeks ago about the "experiment" I was going to try. Well let me just tell you, it was an epic fail!
The experiment: Don't track food, just see if I could determine on my own how much was enough and not have the stress or hassle of tracking.
I planned to only do this for 1 week but it turned into 2. And the end result is that I gained weight both weeks, I feel bloated, unmotivated and feeling the need to track more than ever.
The reasoning behind this experiment is that I was getting stressed and overwhelmed. If you read my last post then you know that this month has been a pretty big struggle for me. I've been emotionally eating, not working out nearly as much as I should and just generally feeling defeated about my weight loss goals. Tracking food and seeing that I was eating all my calories and STILL feeling hungry was becoming very frustrating. So I thought if I don't track and watch every bite I eat maybe I will feel more relaxed about the process and things will just come naturally.
Well, you win sparkpeople, because that did not happen! Instead, as you can imagine, I got out of control because I wasn't holding myself accountable. But now I see that the tracking works, I need it still to keep myself accountable and any inconvenience/feelings that come with tracking are better than the feelings and stresses of not tracking and seeing opposite results.
So I am back at it officially today. My main focus right now is on a wedding on Memorial weekend. I do better I think when I have a certain date or goal in mind and this is a big one. We will see a lot of people we haven't seen in awhile, in particular people that we know longer speak to. I know it's nasty and hateful but I would like to feel confident about how I look at this wedding, knowing that they will be glaring at me the whole time you know?!?!
Here are my February stats:
Fitness minutes: 570 (weak tot!)
Situps: 2,500 (boss applesauce!)
Pushups 210 (really...)
I promise to you my spark friends (and hold me accountable!!) that my March stats will be much better and that I will track food and water everyday!!
Thank you, as always for all your support.