Monday, April 08, 2013
Tracking, tracking, tracking!
When I'm tracking my food honestly, I do *so well*! I am so accountable and mindful. I eat healthy portions of the best stuff.
When I'm tracking my food dishonestly--"forgetting" to record that second cookie, "not having time" to turn my computer back on before going to bed, "not really needing" to record the tablespoon of cream in my coffee--I'm so-so at best, but still accountable. I mean, at least I'm here, which is something.
When I'm not tracking my food at all, I'm a disaster. The wheels just come off completely: food, exercise, sleep...forget about it. It's a quick downward spiral to frustration and self-defeat.
I wish I could say I'm exaggerating, but I'm really not. It's common sense, the lesson to track food intake, but it's a lesson I'm still learning. So that's today's modest goal: To track every morsel, every drop my body takes in. I'm not even worried about exercise minutes or even the quality of the food today. (Besides, when I'm tracking, the food tends to be better, because who wants to record a milkshake or old Easter candy??)
Wish me luck!