To track or not to track

Saturday, July 17, 2010

To track or not to track that is a question I have been asking myself for about the last month. I have found myself being too lazy to log on an track my food and especially my fitness here on SP. Don't get me wrong I am still keeping track of my carbs an calories like the dietician wants me to. I am also exercising on a daily basis. I just have not been tracking any of it.

Today, I looked over to see to see how many fitness minutes I had for this month. I was appalled to find that I had only logged 5 minutes in for the whole month. Pretty sad right! Went over to check my nutrition reports for the past week. Well I will let your imagination take hold. I don't know why I am afraid to track either food or exercise. I do know that this trend has been put to a stop as of today.

The reason for this I remember how good I feel when I look at a day's worth of carbs and calories that have fallen in place like they should. When my exercise program is right on target or I push for just a little extra ummph in my exercise. These are the things I have been missing for the past month to motivate me.

If there are any of you who don't track on a regular basis maybe this will encourage you to do so.
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    I too have gotten too lacks in tracking my food. I have just started to change it. I don't think I've ever gotten too lacks in tracking my fitness though. Good for you for realizing it now!

    3917 days ago
  • DBELLE39
    Debbie --I too sometimes get lazy & don't track, although I know I should.When I consistently track, it even helps me to feel better about myself knowing that I'm doing what my body needs for me to.
    3918 days ago
  • ASH72461
    i do much better when i track
    tough there has been times i got to busy and forgot to do so
    sometimes i do the tracking for a couple of days at a time
    this may help you emoticon
    3919 days ago
  • BANAN2
    "I don't know why..."registered with me. I swear, I have this totally insane, illogical inner saboteur who gives me these notions just because she can! No matter how much inner and outer progress I make, I don't know if that little crazy demon inside will ever stop whispering false words and bad ideas in my ear. Like in the movie "A Beautiful Mind", I just need to learn not to acknowledge them or act on the bad ideas!
    3919 days ago
    Tracking is really good, I know you can do it and move those numbers down !
    3919 days ago
    Debbie I find I do better when I track it keeps me accountable to my self!
    3919 days ago
    I find tracking a big help
    3919 days ago
    I love the fact that I can track both food and exercise. if I have a bad week on the scale I can look back and see what I did or didnt do and figure out how to improve. also if you have a great week you can also see how you did it and try to repeat it. take advantage of all of the tools available and it will help you work toward your goals.
    3920 days ago
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