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Confused...but going with it

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Yesterday we went out to Pala in the LES. I ate vegan thin crust pizza with daiya cheese (dairy free, made out of plants). It was amazing. It had slivered potato and zucchini on top.

How do I enter that in the food tracker? I guesstimated that the whole meal was 800 calories but I really have no idea.

Today we went to my parents and I ate salad, marinated grilled veggies, and a very small amount of vegan pesto pasta (like a third of a cup or less). How much olive oil do I enter in the tracker for the grilled veggies? I put a tablespoon but that's probably too much. For the pesto, the tracker probably thinks it had cheese and therefore was fattier than it really was.

I just did my best with the tracker...I don't know. It's so different than at home where I measure out all my food and am able to enter things in exactly correct.

Maybe that's not the point of the tracker, to be correct all the time? Maybe you should try to be correct most of the time, but just keep doing it even when you're not sure? And the point is that it keeps you accountable and allows you to see which foods have the most calories (like a reality check), so you can make smarter choices in the future?

It makes me feel like I can never eat out of the house. That can't be right though. Oh well, I guess it is a moot point because I eat in the vast majority of the time, and when I don't I can just do my best with the tracker and then hurry back to my normal routine.

We got 4 bunches of collards from the CSA today. Yay, calcium! Tomorrow I'm going to wash, dry, shred, and freeze them. Then I'll be able to microwave as needed for meals.

Yesterday was nice because I was able to fit into some shorts I hadn't been able to wear in a while. That felt good. I wonder what my weight is - haven't weighed in in about a week. But today and yesterday have been weird, food wise, so I want to wait til things normalize before I weigh myself again. Tonight it occurred to me that I might want to take measurements rather than just use weight as a marker. Since I weight train and muscle weighs more than fat. IDK, seems like a lot of effort, the measuring.

Yesterday when I wore the shorts I felt I really did look thinner. Then I ate the pizza, and today when I put the shorts on they were a little tighter. I wore them anyway, they were still fine. No one today commented that I looked like I'd lost weight or anything. I'm sitting here still in my bathing suit and looking down I don't feel thin at the moment. IDK. When I was younger my stomach was so flat! But perhaps I'm not remembering the ol' looking down view. It'll getcha every time.

Wow what a weird, rambly blog post! Gym tomorrow...can't wait to get back to normal routine. :)
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    It sounds like you eat wonderful food. When I read your posts, it does sound like you overcompensate calorie-wise and write the calories down at too high a value.

    I have never heard of daiya cheese before. All I know is that what you eat sounds so exotic and good.

    I know what I had for lunch today and it's exact calorie count. 2 Taco Bueno crispy chicken tacos at 280 calories. Trade you! emoticon

    Congrats on getting into your shorts emoticon emoticon

    2087 days ago
    Tracking really is an estimate. Even if you're cooking it yourself it's most likley that every portion isn't going to have
    2088 days ago
  • LYNNA1968
    I try to learn what ingredients they used & either find it on sp or my "go to" site.

    you can enter almost anything & find it. You can also google it & use whatever comes closest, won't be 100% but should give you a guide.
    Good luck! Keep eating healthy!
    2089 days ago
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