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Hmm - a single trouble goal

Saturday, October 17, 2009

I'm supposed to post about a single trouble goal that's setting me back. I know I've started slacking off on my nutrition tracking so maybe I'll start there.

We have a lot of snacks at work. I usually indulge even though my co-workers try to be good about bringing in fruit and veggie trays as well as chips and dip. The other day a co-worker brought in a dessert and I had a piece about 1/4 the size I normally would have. Even then I could feel the sugar hitting me. So I guess I've improved but there will have to be more improvement.

The other problem with work treats is I don't have a scale or measuring cups there, and often the things don't have nutritional information. I then get discouraged about tracking because I feel like it won't be accurate anyways.

Also, yesterday I didn't eat a single piece of fruit. I'm mostly vegetarian so I usually assume I'm getting enough fruits and vegetables but now I realize that's not true.

So, I think my plan is going to be to bring tinned fruit into the office. It's not as healthy as fresh fruit, but it's more of a treat and it will get me started in the right direction. Then I'm going to have whole grain tortilla chips and salsa for an afternoon snack. It's only a tiny bit healthier than other chips, but I think I'll be able to stick to it whereas my previous, healthier snacks just caused me to cheat. Hopefully then it will also make tracking easier, so I'll stick to that more.

In other news, I've started exercising again. I moved to the treadmill from outdoor runs, and I don't miss the outside runs too much. I also added 10 more lbs to my bench press and I love feeling my muscles work.
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  • FLORIDASUN've got a plan..and that's the FIRST and most important step to success...keep on keepin' on! emoticon
    3471 days ago
    Congrats on getting back on the exercise bandwagon!
    3472 days ago
    That's a great plan! You take in items that will help you stick with what you can track accurately, and that won't make you want to eat the other things. Even if what you have isn't THE MOST healthy choice, it's a BETTER choice than the untrackables! It puts you back in control, and you can always find new and better things to take in with you as you learn what works for you.

    3472 days ago
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