Thursday, January 23, 2014
I got "back on the wagon" January 1st, but quickly realized I was more interested in weight loss than committed to it. Meaning I dabbled in eating better rather than consistenly making better choices. And it showed. The first week I ate mindfully and lost 3 pounds. The next week I ate with abandon and gained 4! Last week I decided to get a grip and lost those 4 pounds. The numbers don't lie, folks.
I'm using an awesome countdown app to help track how long I've stayed within my calorie range. It's the same principal as SparkStreaks, which I sometimes forget to update. This app does it for me. When I see how long I've stayed on track, I'm less likely to stray from my goal. Here are my stats at this time. The date at the bottom is where I set my starting point:
For this recovering food addict, 3 days and 12 hours is a pretty big deal.
When it comes down to one day at a time, one meal at a time, or one choice at a time, I'm looking to my Calorie Countdown to keep me in check! I also have to remember that it's not the end of the world if I do slip and have to reset the stopwatch.
It just stings less if I've splurged after staying on track for 30 days vs. 3 hours.