Thursday, May 30, 2013
Today I reminded myself of a very important lesson. Record what you eat as you go! For the past week, I've been very good at tracking what my food intake throughout the day, and the last 2 days I've been successful at staying within my calorie goals.
That was not the case today.
I was busy at work and kept going non-stop because I knew I had to leave early today. I made a mental note of all the foods I was eating and promised myself I would track them when I got home.
It wasn't pretty. After finding out that I was 300 calories (!) over my goal, I had a good opportunity to think about where I had gone wrong. My first mistake was obviously, waiting until the end of the day to see how I had done. I need that reminder throughout the day to help keep me on track. Second, my husband and I shared a large rice krispie treat as a snack since we wouldn't be getting home until later than normal. (There were definitely healthier choices available in that gas station.) Finally, we made a new recipe-venison meatballs with peach herb sauce. Instead of sitting back and relaxing while it cooked, I should have been putting in the ingredients in the recipe calculator. This way I would have known how big a portion I could have and stay within my goals.
Oops days are frustrating, but I hope I learned something from it.