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Thursday, May 30, 2013

It’s remarkable how thoroughly I can deceive myself.
I’ve been upping and downing with the same 4lbs since Christmas and I kept telling myself I had no idea why I couldn’t seem to lose any more.

But then yesterday I was looking at my daily nutrition report and I realised I cannot remember when I last ran it. My food has been tracked faithfully down to the last gram whenever possible, but that’s all I did.
I haven’t been checking my calories, I haven’t tried to balance the macronutrients, I haven’t even thought about the micronutrients I’m supposed to be tracking. I was just plugging in the numbers out of habit and making absolutely no use of them.

Looking at it now, it’s no wonder I haven’t lost anything. I’ve been under and over my calorie ranges, I’ve been too low on protein, I’ve been far too high on carbs (why must fruit taste so good??), and I can’t even see the last time I met my calcium target.
What a mess!

I think it’s about time to start some new streaks:
1. Keep entering all food every day.
2. Run the report every day and ACT ON IT!

Let’s see if I can kick this 4lbs for good and get on with the other 13 I need to lose.
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