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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Okay so I wrote this blog yesterday and basically said I was giving up on the nutrition tracker. I guess I lied....

I went through the WHOLE DAY without tracking a single food or cup of water or even the veggie/fruit serving tracker. OH THE GUILT! I ate well and made healthy choices through most of the day ( I had a 100 calorie bag of doritos SUE ME :P) but by the end of the night I felt so bad about not tracking anything that when I woke up this morning I said "SCREW IT!!" and put everything from yesterday and also my breakfast from today down. I thought I'd be able to let it go EASILY but I can't seem to do it.. The guilt feasted on my mind all through the day yesterday and the questions helped the guilt. "How many calories am I at now?" "How much fat have I eaten?" " Have I had enough protein?" " Will this tiny stupid bag of doritos put me over my range?" UGHHH so I caved. YOU WIN YOU FREAKIN NUTRITION TRACKER!! I am once more your slave!
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    Sounds like me. I tried to give it up for one meal out and I couldn't do it. The trick is finding balance - I find the tracker tremendously useful for me, but I'm also not a slave to it. If I happen to go over in one or more categories, I don't freak out... I just adjust the next day. I do like being aware, though. I'll definitely allow myself to go over, but I want to know by how much and where.

    If it makes you feel better, I did find that it got a lot easier and quicker after the first little while. Once I had my most common foods entered, I could jot down a meal in under a minute, and that's with weighing all my food.

    Hope you find something that works well for you!
    2886 days ago
  • KMS8755
    Hahahaha. I track Monday - Friday... I havent yet mastered weekend nutrition tracking. I went over my fat intake yesterday... stupid salad dressing, and avocado. I do enjoy the tracker because it holds me accountable for everything that I put in my mouth. But it sure does have a way to make me feel guilty for my choices some days..
    2886 days ago
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