No Matter What, I’ll Track It
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Tracking food and exercise is essential to my path towards getting healthier. I know this. I have done this before. I have watched my mother struggle with her weight my entire life and she is about to go under the knife for surgery simply because she feels it is a last resort to her losing the weight she needs to. We both know that if she does not change the way she eats and moves, she will gain it all back, but she is willing to try. My stepdad has stated that he will be on the same journey with her towards a healthier lifestyle. If they can change, so can I.
Unfortunately, I have been down this path before. I know what to do. I know that my main pitfall is not tracking and looking at my goals. Without goals, I wander aimlessly. For instance, I put in my food intake from Tuesday. I was 1,000 calories over my goal for the day! 1,000!!! Once I saw it on paper, I could not believe the results.
So, I am making a deal with myself that as long as I track everything I eat and do while I do it (instead of waiting a day or two), I will reward myself with something special (probably a new book or piece of clothing).