Eating Junk and Not Realizing Until It's Too Late!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

So yesterday I did so well. I ended the day with a big salad with tuna for dinner, that put me right at the low end of my calorie range and if I wanted a snack I could go to the higher end. It was a nice evening so we had a fire in the backyard and the neighbors saw so they came over. They brought stuff for S'mores. I never thought once about not eating them or even just having one. I just didn't think...period! It wasn't until I was getting ready for bed that I realized what I had done. I had had two S'mores (made with Reese's cups) and then two toasted marshmallows after that! There went my good day that I was so proud of. This happens so much to me. I need to become more aware, but I'm not sure how. I guess making the commitment to journal EVERYTHING! I journal something everyday, just not every bite that goes in my mouth. If I make that commitment, hopefully I'll think twice before I shovel it in. I'll have to consider whether or not I want to see it in writing on my tracker or not.

But the other challenge I face is that I get resentful at having to track every bite! It makes me mad that I have to do that and others don't. But I guess its the hand I've been dealt and if I want to be healthy I have to get over that mindset.
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    I use the spark people app when away from the computer. Don't give yourself too much grief. It's done, you can't go un-eat the smores, (mmmmmm smores) So relish and enjoy the memory of the nice fire with friends and good food. And use this slip up as a learning experience.

    I hate having to track too. But it works. I'm with in 10 lbs of my goal weight. emoticon
    2519 days ago
    Tracking really does help, though! It helped me realize that even when I thought I was doing pretty well, I was overeating. It forces you to think about food as a numbers game, and helps you be more consious of even things you choose not to eat.

    For some people, it helps to turn it into a game.. to play the numbers and get the most "bang for your buck," as it were... I don't mind tracking because I know it is helping me learn and keeping me in control.

    Slipping up every once in a while isn't the end of the world, but if you track even those numbers after you've already eaten them it'll give you more of an idea of how those extra items impact you. :)

    If you have a smart phone or a tablet or something like that, you can even get a calorie counting app that lets you track everything on the go. Personally, it helps me to be able to enter things as I eat them and be able to see what I can still do for the day, and when I should schedule snacks, etc.

    I know it sounds like a pain, but being hyper aware of what is going on with your food can really help you learn where you are able to be healthier. My goal, in time, is to be able to reach maintenance and not have to use the tracker.. just be able to measure everything out myself. If I can teach myself proper servings and what healthy meals and snacks look like, one day I won't have to track at all! (that is my hope, at any rate) We'll see :)
    2519 days ago
    It happens, I had 2 bowls of ice cream and 2 tollhouse chocolate chip cookies!
    2519 days ago
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