Saturday, June 15, 2013
About 2 months ago I joined Spark Coach. I really like the daily motivation and check-ins.
I'm not a numbers person, but I can spot a trend when I see it. A few weeks ago I realized that I was doing a fantastic job with exercise, check-ins, and other indicators. But I wasn't tracking my food at all, and I was getting very frustrated with my lack of progress.
I have a dear Sparkfriend, EBETH, and we've been checking in with each other every week via Spark Mail. This week we started a friendly wager to see who can have the longest streak to track food. This is just the push I need to get me started, and I am so grateful to her for this wager.
Tracking food is really my kryptonite. I just hate doing it. But I also know that the things we hate the most are often the things we need the most. I keep telling myself that it takes 3 weeks to form a habit. In the meantime, I quickly realized that I've been eating 200-400 extra calories/day, so it's no wonder why I haven't been losing weight. I eat healthy foods -- I just eat too much of them.
So....I'm putting myself out there. This is the missing link to my weight loss and I am committed to food tracking.
What difference has food tracking made to you? Sparkers, I need all the inspiration I can get here!!!!