Monday, September 23, 2013
When I started tracking my food today using sparkpeople.com food tracker today, I never know that this will be my " aha" moment. For a while now I 've been struggling with one and off weight gain and loss. And today early morning I walk up just so fed up by all of it. So fed up with the time spent and the effort done without seeing the results, or so I thought. I was so fed up with the pain in my legs and knees every time I went to gym, and though I enjoy gym, I have to skip several days afterwards as my body really ached. " I have to lose weight", i realized. As I can't just go on putting all that pressure on my bones and joints for long with all that heavy weight, it should come done. So my first thought was to register with one of those diet centers that offer to deliver cooked meals. But then what ? I asked my self. Then what will happen when my one - two-months or even one year membership comes to end?? I will have to come back again to my own and take control of my life anyway. I will HAVE to take charge of my eating habits again. And this is when saprkpeople food tracker come to my mind. Why don't I PLAN my meals instead of just tracking them. At least this will trade my the extra ponds I gain when I come back home late in the night very tired to cook or figure out what to cook and yet very hugery that I run to the nearest fast food nearby and grab whatever comes on my way to shut up my hunger though every time after ward I feel so full and sick of it and I can't stop my self from saying " Gosh, Wish I never ate this", but that would be too late.
Today I said , ok , though I hated tracking my food so far, let me at least try to plan the next week meals using the sparkpeople.com food tracker, as I have some new favorites that I eat every time. And then my " aha" moment come. Though I imagined that I am eating all right and way too low calories, the truth was I am not at all . I am barely in the range. I was surprised to find out that I can be over eating very easily. The good news is, my diet is not failing. I am not dieting at all. And surprisingly this is not depressing me. This is giving me a fresh start with whole new insight. From today on, I will be tracking my food and pre-planing it, thanks for the "copy foods" options provided that makes life so much easier. I don't have to come late and tired and run to the nearest fast food restaurant. I will know what to eat today and tomorrow and properly days to come. I will also track food more actually to see really how much calories I am putting on rather than just imaging it! I even have few " here and there" points that I will modify to cut done few extra calories to see a better results.
In other words I will have my own " DIET CENTER".. FOR LIFE..
Those are starting thought ... I feel good and energetic about them .. but all starts with a though .. welcome healthy life-style !!