Saturday, July 27, 2013
Day one (or hour 18 so far). Tracked my food all day yesterday and got my fitbit going last night. After using weight watchers on and off for a couple years, I have already learned a couple things about my diet that weight watchers didn't really tell me. First of all, I feel like I get a lot of protein in my regular diet, but it turns out I do not. I was seriously short yesterday, and I ate what I would normally eat on a day off. (When I work, I eat a lot more of everything, but I also burn it off like crazy.) I also learned that even though I feel like I eat a lot of dairy, I am not getting enough calcium. If this trend continues, I will start adding a calcium supplement, and maybe go back to taking my whole food multi-vitamin.
I'm very excited about my fitbit. I feel like a lot of these diet and activity tracking programs do not give me enough credit for the activity I do at work. As a nurse, I work 12 hour shifts at least 10 of which I am speed walking from room to room, lifting and turning patients, walking them, running up and down halls, etc. My fitbit may not track all of that, but it will track my steps, and how fast I'm walking. I hope the motivation from that will motivate me to do more outside of work.