Food Tracker Blues

Saturday, April 16, 2011

I hate the food tracker! There I said it! Some people hate the scale, I hate counting calories. It just controls my feelings way too much. The calories go up, and I feel sad. I keep them low and I'm happy.

I've been on this roller coaster before and it does not make me happy. I've become even more obsessive about it than before. But, I feel like I will lose control if I don't keep count of my calories somehow. But the guilt that I feel when I go over is so discouraging.

So, I'm going to try my best to stay away from the food tracker and focus on getting in all of my water and exercise. I know its bad but I just can't keep using that thing. I think I've been wanting to give myself permission not to use it but I feel like I'm cheating somehow if I don't. But I have to stop. Hopefully, I'll still see results.
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    3106 days ago
    You and I have the same goal, to loose 70 lbs. If you have been tracking your food often, most of the time you already know, before you log it in, if you are over your limit. Use your knowledge and intuition. Make good choices and you should be all right.

    Don't give up, though. Keep track of your other goals to make progress. I understand your predicament because if you are really unhappy or uncomfortable doing something, you'll stop working on this journey all together.

    Good luck,

    Carolina M. emoticon
    3106 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/16/2011 11:45:41 PM
    Sometimes you have to concentrate on one thing at a time there is no rule that says if you don't track you don't loose. Just make the smartest food choices you can and get in your water and exercise and come back to the tracker at another time in your journey.


    3106 days ago
    Posting here is a great start. Be forgiving of yourself and try to celebrate and accent your successes. Don't beat up on yourself. When you think of tracking and get discouraged think also of the part of Sparking that you do well. Its like dividing a piece of paper with a line down the middle and balancing the sides against each other. You will do fine, the tracking is a tool. Everything does not work the same way for everyone. emoticon If anyone can, YOU can. Peace and joy.
    3106 days ago
    I feel the same way when I don't workout enough. I feel like I should have done more but by then it's night time and I can't get up and do jumping jack. stick with what you can manage and gradually go back to the tracker.
    3106 days ago
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