It's been a busy weekend. Friday I went shopping with my son. I didn't buy anything, just along for moral support. Saturday was an all-day event with my writing group. Sunday was church and then a late breakfast out with hubby. Can you believe in the midst of all that I forgot to add my food and exercise to my SparkPeople tracker?
It was great!
How was it great you say? Well, even though I didn't track at breakfast, lunch, and dinner times, I knew I was going to track eventually, so I still ate mindfully. I was alert to what I ate and when I ate it. I was present as I chewed the food, enjoying it, but really thinking about it, rather than just inhaling it and forgetting what I even ate.
If I have to track it, I have to remember it. To remember it, I have to make a memory. To make a memory, my mind has to be involved in the process. For my mind to be involved, I must be present, thinking about what is happening when it is happening. Thus mindful eating. This is one of my goals.
So, even though I didn't track meals right away, I was able to remember what I ate accurately to track it when I had a chance to sit down today. Yay me!
Friday yoga and walking
Saturday no exercise
Sunday yoga (possibly walking later)
Friday, Saturday and Sunday current meals
Stayed within calorie limits on Saturday
So now I have a tracking streak of 1 week. It doesn't show up as a streak because I didn't do it each day, but I'll take my streaks where I can. I'm closer than I was a week ago to building a habit of tracking every day. Steps lead to habits, habits lead to lifestyle, lifestyle leads to success. So I can count every day a success because I've taken a step.