Wow! Carbs & Exercise Killed My Diet

Friday, July 05, 2013

In June of 2012 I use to log in all my foods and exercises on the highly rated food and fitness app called "Calorie Counter" by Fat Secret. I love cell phone apps because they are so convenient, especially because of my hectic lifestyle. However, I stopped using it after I had my diet meltdown last summer.
Calorie Counter App Logo:

When I opened up my email this morning I had a request to "log in" to my old Fat Secret account and record my weight data. After I logged in, I saw my old starting weight of 169.5 lbs and scanned up to my last login in weight of 158.5 lbs. What went right and wrong with my previous plan? I remember in general that I was losing weight slowly but I was over-eating and over-exercising. However, I don’t remember the nitty gritty of it all. On the site I am able to view my old food, exercise, and journal entries from the very first day that I started.

Looking at the app today is a real eye opener because I can really see where things went horribly wrong. I can now comprehend the core of my weight loss issues clear as day, and how it slowly resulted in me quitting my weight loss journey as a whole!
I observed a horribly drastic increase to my carbohydrate and general food intake, along with an equally sickening increase to my physical activity levels. I will never get rid of this log to remind me of the mistakes I made in the past so I never go back. I love my current plan and it only gives me a firmer resolve to stick things through until the end.

My old Fat Secret log! (sorry pic is small on blogs)

This year I currently use the mobile app called “Lose It”. It’s a much simpler interface and is very user friendly.
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    Thanks ladies for all the great comments.

    -Sunny & Carolyn: Thanks it is working out really well for me. To look at back at my food choices over time is amazing - it's like watching a movie and replaying it over to see what the heck went wrong in the grand scheme of things. I'm really thankful for having these notes.

    -Jenn: I 100% agree with you. Denial is a horrible thing, but once I really face the facts and accept it, I can improve. Lean & Green is so easy now with all the websites with recipes, Pinterest pages, it's really amazing. I'll send you a link!
    1687 days ago
    So great that you can look back and see where the issues are:) Sometimes we can get in denial about things like that, and just give up. I was thinking the same exact thing today. That I really do like my eating plan, and I think it is pretty reasonable and realistic. I am getting better at preparing "Lean and Green" meals quickly and they are pretty creative sometimes. In the past, lean and green meal would equal to me *grilled ckn salad* .... that is not realistic for me. I could not eat that every day, lol! Nice to realize how much we learn along the way! emoticon
    1688 days ago
    WOW indeed!! Number 1, it's amazing how time can make you look back and go, "Oh, so THAT'S where I went wrong!!" Number 2, it's amazing when you set yourself back on track, you can so easily see the problem areas in previous eating patterns!

    Great job for getting back on track and keep up the fantastic work!!
    1688 days ago
    It is amazing what logging food tells you about your choices over time. The carbs are a special problem. Glad this plan is working for you
    1688 days ago
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