The Tracker Slacker

Monday, December 09, 2013

All the success stories I read say, "Every day I track my food in some form or another." I know this works. Wondering why I opt to not practice something that's proven?

My jeans are tight (the jeans I had to buy because my regulars were tight). Without using the scale but only my clothes as an indicator, I've gained weight. I saw some friends yesterday that I saw one year ago, and I could see by the look on their faces their disbelief at the weight I've gained. No amount of baggy sweaters and scarves and long coats can cover it up.

I slipped on the ice on Saturday and took a fall. It hurt my knee, the one that gets sore when I gain weight and don't exercise. And I thought, "I haven't been stretching. If I had been stretching, I would have gone down without as much pain." And I thought about if I'm given another 20 years. When I take the same fall in 20 years, will I need help getting up if I stay on this track of treating myself poorly?

I really do believe that "just today" matters. I wonder why I decided again to dive into the abyss? Wasting a day feeling sorry for myself is pathetic; wasting several...which leads into a week, which leads into a month, which leads into two months, which leads into a incomprehensible.

Today I track again. In tracking again, I'm back on track. 8 glasses of water. Measuring food. Allowing my body to heal from the bad-food damage I've inflicted on it.

Just today...I just need to treat myself well TODAY.

Thanks SparkFriends.
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  • 68ANNE
    Why do we do this to ourselves? What does it take to stop the train wreck. Is it your fall? I hope you stay tracking now with us
    1929 days ago
  • no profile photo SUEPERWOMAN

    I'm really glad that you are back to tracking. I hate when I fall down, literally AND emotionally! I'm glad that you have your big girl panties on and are ready to rock and roll.

    Love you, Ginger
    1930 days ago
  • KONRAD695
    It is amazing how many of us turned off the successful path we were on. I too joined up on the "Tight Jeans Trolley ". First stop is FAT TOWN, next stop BLOB VILLE. If I ever figure out how to stay on track, I'll bottle it and sell it for a penny. I plan on spending the next couple weeks getting myself back in order. Maybe we can figure it out together. emoticon emoticon
    1930 days ago
    I do the same thing. I read all the stories and success almost always includes tracking. But do I track? No. Am I successful with my weight loss? No.

    I agree with the other comments. You are worth it. You are worth putting every bit of effort into taking better care of yourself that you can. I pray your knee gets better.

    I'm proud of you for taking care of yourself, Just for Today!
    1931 days ago
  • no profile photo PEANUTSDOG17
    I'm sorry to hear your struggling. The most important part of it all is that you realize it that's more then half the battle! I hope your knee is better. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Thanks for sharing. I've seen myself heading down the same path. You have inspired me to start tacking my food. I thank you for that.

    Have a wonderful and safe week ahead. "no more tumbles" A new week a new start! Shari emoticon
    1931 days ago
  • KAREN608
    Welcome back to tracking.
    Remember you are so worth it, and your knee will be pleased too.

    Sorry you had a fall... hope you heal up fast and see progress again.
    Just get back on the horse and ride on. We all fall off the wagon. Horse..
    oh you know what I mean.
    1931 days ago
  • JAROL7
    DECIDING is 90% of the process. The last 10% is just following your plan. When you truly decide to live healthily, you will "measure, calculate, and write down" your calories for your plan. It works. I'm on Day #123.
    1931 days ago
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