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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Itís remarkable how thoroughly I can deceive myself.
Iíve been upping and downing with the same 4lbs since Christmas and I kept telling myself I had no idea why I couldnít 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 thatís all I did.
I havenít been checking my calories, I havenít tried to balance the macronutrients, I havenít even thought about the micronutrients Iím 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, itís no wonder I havenít lost anything. Iíve been under and over my calorie ranges, Iíve been too low on protein, Iíve been far too high on carbs (why must fruit taste so good??), and I canít even see the last time I met my calcium target.
What a mess!

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

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