Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Is this time of year a food orgy or what? I can't decide if it was complete madness to choose a holiday week to take a break from tracking or if it saved me from madness.
So far I have survived two days of not tracking what I eat after tracking every single day for a little over 15 months.
For the most part I have planned ahead where possible and made good choices with my meals.
It's the random handfuls of things I would absolutely not have touched if I were tracking that have gotten me in trouble. My husband's French fries. My son's gummi bears. My daughter's unwanted bean burrito. My mom's garlic bread... after I had already eaten my own!
But I also need to remember the things I chose not to eat. Like cotton candy, popcorn and fudge at the amusement park. (Granted, popcorn might have been a better choice than the French fries. But at least I didn't have both.) When we went to my family's favorite Italian restaurant I stuck with soup and salad (it's very good soup and salad) instead of having a mountain of pasta. When waiting for my car at the tire place and my daughter wanted to go to Taco Bell, I told her no because I had a cabbage salad fixed and ready to eat at home. These are good choices.
So far I am navigating this week of not tracking better than I would have "before." But I can tell that when it comes to meeting my goals, tracking is still my friend.