How I Learned That Tracking Matters
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Sure, it's Thanksgiving weekend, and I didn't track my family get-together. Totally understandable, right?
Ah, but here's the crux: I haven't actually tracked in a month. (I haven't weighed myself either -- let's not go there!)
So today I decided to return to tracking. Everything. Guess what I learned...Calories are everywhere! I mean, all I had for lunch was a turkey and cheese sandwich...and potato chips...and a granola bar for dessert...plus creamer in my coffee. That doesn't even sound bad! Yet it added up to a whopping 655 calories! (And it wasn't even calorie-worthy!!)
Damn. That's why tracking is so important. Okay, let's get back in. I'm about to make my grocery list with a few of my stand-by meals from the Spark Solution book in mind:
Quick chicken enchiladas
Curried tuna salad...
Not to mention, I'll have my smoothie ingredients. It's the holiday season, but I can already tell that if I don't pay attention, then I'll regret the status of my health for the start of 2017.
That's a recipe for failure!
Here's another motivation: I'm going to weigh myself tomorrow and post that number on my Spark page. The goal is that my January 1st weight must be the same or less. I'm not out to lose weight this holiday season; I just want to be healthier. (We'll save the weight loss for January!)