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Ack: Don't want to track!

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Got on the scale this morning and am UP 3 pounds. Grrrr!!!

I got a little off my exercise this week because of the toe, but still got in a couple walks and a bike rides. I'm back "in gear" because I've figured out I can ride my bike for activity until my toe heals.

Eating:

I've been sneaking in a bit of bread...and that is NOT good for me!

I know that this past spring when I went on a stringent diet of whole foods only -- no sugar, no salt, no wheat, no dairy -- I dropped weight faster than I could practically even measure it. I was eating absolutely as much as I wanted -- including fats and protein -- and was still losing weight.

I was NOT tracking.

I don't like tracking -- especially in the summer when many of the things I eat are variations on the same thing (i.e., green vegetables) -- and lots of 'em -- so it takes WAY TOO MUCH time to track just one meal.

But: I also had for dinner: 1 WHOLE bagel and probably 2 oz. of CHEESE. That ought to stop a weight loss program in its tracks!

Well, it looks like my choices are to eliminate sugar, salt, wheat, dairy...or track.

There's no fooling mother nature.

I'm making a decision that just for TODAY I will get my exercise in and track (staying within my calorie range).

Signing off.
Would love to hear from others on how they manage the track/don't track dilemma.
Kathleen



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  • VALERIEMAHA
    Kathleen, I admire your progress and motivation. So, in contrast, here are the True Confessions I shared on a friend's blog earlier:

    "Ay yay yay! My monkey mind has been waging a battle with my body over the last many months...and my very naughty, slothful mind has been winning. I'm up TWENTY FOUR POUNDS over the last year...it's nothing less than shameful. I *feel* rotten about it, but my damned mind "has a mind of its own." I don't seem to have any control over it...and THIS has got to stop -- I'm letting my mind control me, instead of me being the master!....I'm curious if you are tracking your food? I'm terribly resistant to doing that right now (duh -- I wonder why -- s'pose it could have something to do with accountability?) though I know it would make a difference in the process. "

    The approach you and Bill are using may be my salvation for the moment. Since I've gotten SO off-track I'm trying to make small increments of progress without setting myself up for failure with BIG goals. Like today, for instance, I plan to to strength training. I was incredibly sore yesterday from doing it Thursday. This made me very sad, because getting that sore is a sign of how far I have slid. But...oh well, it's history now. So looking ahead is all there is, huh.
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    Maha
    2212 days ago
  • BILLB000
    Kathleen,
    I had to resign myself that tracking daily for me was going to create too much resentment. So I am choosing to track calories only when I begin to sense I am eating mindlessly for more than a day or not staying focused. Then I will track for a few days, maybe a week, then quit. . I know this is not the best choice for everyone, but it seems to work for me and I actually feel better about the whole tracking process.

    Good luck. I know it can be a real source of angst for all of us.
    Bill
    2212 days ago
  • LAURELSPARK
    I hate tracking too but I'll make you a deal. I'll track if you do.....in fact I'm going to track my breakfast right now.
    2212 days ago
  • TRESSWANN
    I relate to the tracking. I have said that I am going to do it this month no matter what but already I am hedging. What I did/do find interesting when I do is what my deficiencies are. Not enough protein! You can do it!
    2212 days ago
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