Okay, I've gotten sloppy. Volunteering with Erik, caring for grandchildren, taking over my own lawn care, joining jazzercize, taking a retreat, eating out, having some wine,beer or dark chocolate, going to a concert ....
None of these things are bad for me in moderation, what is bad for me is lack of consistency in tracking. Tracking my steps for which I now have a fitbit, I need to understand how it works then I can get that done because I just quit tracking my steps.
My food, little things like changed dinner times, forgetting to record right away, eating with friends and not writing it down. All that has to stop.
Exercise, well some days I do and some days I don't-that behavior has to stop too.
Going to retreats is good for me, not tracking food while I'm on it-not so great.
Going to a outdoor concert was fun, and since they had a silent auction I was up and checking my bids a few times-not too bad, but between my morning of reflection and the concert I did not top 5,000 steps yesterday. -not so good
Having a glass of wine, a beer or a piece of chocolate really isn't bad, it's the seconds or thirds that are hurting my caloric intake chart.
Streaking-lost the habit. So this morning I read a/watched an entry submitted by Oliver-forget his on-line name. It inspired me to go back to some old fashioned ways.
Even if I don't have access "in the moment" to record on line, I can record in a little notebook like I did when I was in weight watchers so many years ago. Then when I can get on-line I can track what I've done. At least I'll be watching for patterns, excessive ingestion of foods or too little exercise can be noted at the flip of a page... even with out knowing caloric numbers I should be able to judge if I'm in the right ballpark.
So my dear Sparkfriends after my 3rd anniversary in April, I'm trying to reboot my spark!
I will 1. write down EVERYTHING I EAT OR DRINK
2 write down all my activities
3 track my two new streaks-flossing
-rainbows of fruits & veggies (at least 5 a day)
Please join me... in my efforts.