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Nutrition Tracking =SOOOO Important

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I haven't been tracking my food intake and it's taking its toll. I've been putting everyting in my mouth and I haven't been making myself accountable for the additional empty calories. I always find some excuse to venture over to the fax area at work where everyone puts their unwanted Holiday treats. I must stop this! I was doing so well avoiding all that temptation last week, but something happened over the weekend, something horrible...

I stopped tracking my nutrition and it all went downhill. Somethign snapped in my mind and I stopped caring about the ickiness I was putting in my mouth. The worst is when I go to my mother's apartment. She has junk everywhere. A bowl of chocolate on the side table, refreshing soda in the fridge, oh-so-delicious-but-oh-so-salt
y-sweet chex party mix, and sodium-rich microwavable dinners. Tonight, we're supposed to go over for her speghetti. That was a favorite of ours growing up, but now that I'm older and wiser I know that it's not the healtiest meal in the world, especially how she prepares it. All of her food, all of the deliciousness that I grew up eating and loving is full of starch, butter, and salt!

I'm going to go tonight, because I want to spend time with my brothers, mom and husband, but I'll be super conscious about my portion size. That is what it inevitably comes down to, keeping track of how much I put into my body. We don't need that much to be sustained. I have to remember that.

In other news, i've been pretty good about my work outs. I didn't do much over the weekend, but I wasn't a slouch either. Yesterday I ran 2.5 miles before my core class. Today I ran on the treadmill for 10 minutes before my resistance band training. Tomorrow might be a little difficult since I have training during thetime I usually workout, but I will figure it out.
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  • DEBBY4576
    It's so true how tracking helps, and when we get tired of it and stop we start eating wrong. You are back on track now. Make it a priority.
    1947 days ago
    Way to keep moving. emoticon
    1948 days ago
    Good for you for realizing that going to your mom's requires planning. Most people associate a visit with mom with eating. Where else can emoticon you totally unwind? You are keeping up exercising which is wonderful and hard to do this time of year.
    1948 days ago
    It is very hard to resist your Mother's cooking as it brings back wonderful memories.
    1948 days ago
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