To track or not to track .... that is the question
Friday, May 10, 2013
I have always tracked all my food, the good the bad and the ugly. What ever I ate or drank it got tracked. I have heard from different people how they would take a break from tracking and I would think to myself oh my gosh what are they doing ? There is no way I could go without tracking I have a horrible time staying in my ranges while I'm tracking.
Well after stressing over the numbers and trying to adjust things to hit all my ranges and meet my nutritional goals, and I was making no progress I was at a stand still and just treading water so to speak. I decided to stop tracking to just eat healthy and see what happened.
At the end of the first week I was nervous to get on the scale, I was afraid of the damage that I may had done. I was very surprised to see I started to lose weight again it was only a pound but I was finally moving the scale again. So I have continued to not track and I have been losing about a pound a week every week, and even though its only one pound a week it has been consistent for few weeks maybe a month now.
I really have no idea what I am getting for calories, if I am eating enough protein or fiber, or where I end up with carbs. What I do know is I am trying to eat healthy, I am trying to eat a lot of fruits and veggies, trying to cut back on white breads and pasta, and stay away from anything fried or loaded with fat. Which is what I was doing when I was tracking. What I do know is that for whatever reason I finally feel like I am back on track, like I am heading in the right direction once again.
So for now I will continue to not track and see what happens. This journey is different for every one of us and what works for one may not work for another, its all about finding what works best for you.
Do you track ?
Have you ever gone without tracking ?
What works best for you ?