chuckles yes tracking what one eats can be a big eye opener that is for sure ... I never put much thought into it around here where I am since I'd been doing it for most of my adult life (my mom got me started when I was a child tracking).
Just remember that you do need to have fun and what not that tracking ever grain can get to the point that you feel overwhelmed, its a lifestyle that you are aiming for not to be on a eternal diet.
I have been married for 13.5 years. After we had been married for 3 or so years we quit trying to not get pregnant. You can understand all the medical crud we went through to find out that I have PCOS. This process took a year and a half. I had slowly put on a 10 pounds a year (every year) since our marriage even though I was eating healthy and some what active. I was put on sugar busters - which worked. I went on clomid and we conceived our first month. My 2nd OBGYN (as we had moved mid-pregnancy) told me that I should not be losing weight in my 6th month of pregnancy, never mind that I was still over weight and eating healthy and the baby was growing. So, she took me off of the diet. Sugar Busters hasn't worked for me since the first time. It was down hill from there, on the weight roller coaster of my life. We did manage to successfully use clomid two more times - although it didn't work the first time for the second or third try.
I went right back up to my highest weight and stayed there. So, in October my husband's work was offering a membership special for Weight Watchers. We discussed it and decided that if it didn't work, we just wouldn't renew the membership in January. It is working, just look at my ticker! I know it doesn't work for everyone, but I love the support and cheer-leading that I get from my group - and from here too.
I think the biggest eye opener was for me to track EVERYTHING I ate. Boy did I used to snack a lot!!! But now I look at those 'treats' that I used to just shrug off and say NO - because I don't want to have to admit that I ate them. (Like the really bad day in August when I ate a 1/2 bag or peanut butter chips - and I wasn't even making cookies!!!)
Anyways, I am sorry if anyone thought I would be linking to Mike Meyers' clip about me in a nut shell from one of his Austin powers movies - I hope you were too upset
"Mama, if you're not gonna be fat any more, who is going to cuddle me and keep me warm in the winter?" My girls
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