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Monday's Humble Goal

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!
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    The wheels came off for me this weekend, but I've stuck them back on now and I'm hanging tough. Coffee, breakfast, lunch, and a planned snack all already tracked. Dinner will get entered and by all that's right in this world, may I please make it to bed without consuming an entire day's worth of calories by snacking out of control.

    1778 days ago
    Good Luck! I agree, honestly tracking your food is the best way to see consistent results!

    1779 days ago
  • PAL2010
    I hear you! I have the same problem, as I'm sure many of us do.

    1779 days ago
    I find I definitely have to track to be accountable for what I ate. And I eat cleaner when I track because I don't want to have to put in those foods that I shouldn't have eaten. When I don't track those "little bites" here and there add up and the next thing I know I"ve added 200-300 extra calories that added little to no nutrition. So.... great goal for today. One step at a time. I really hope for me this is something that will become second nature but for now it is a process but one that in the long run is beneficial emoticon emoticon
    1779 days ago
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