Food Tracking Laziness, Grocery Replacement System, Calorie Second-Guessing
Saturday, February 02, 2019
There's absolutely no reason that I'm not tracking food intake, other than laziness. I feel I'm doing well with my choices, but the only way to make sure is to see it in numbers on the tracker. Today I've made a commitment to start again and try to stick with it to see if I've really been making those good choices.
I've created a new system for myself; it's so simple that it's almost ridiculous to mention. But since blogs are a tool to remind ourselves of various issues, that's what I'm doing. As I deplete my food supply, I'm replacing less desirable food items with those that are soundly nutritious. I'm thankful there are several nearby stores that sell good produce, and other healthy items, at low prices so it's not expensive to eat well.
Sometimes I crack myself up by second-guessing the calories listed on the label. For example, if I were to eat a Sara Lee Raisin bagel, I might think that there's no way such a puny little bagel would be 260 calories. I don't do that very often, but sometimes I wonder how they come to the numbers they post on the package. I limit bagels as a treat sometimes. I've done well in limiting starch lately. My body thanks me.
One down side to celebrating my birthday starting mid-January and the entire month of February, is that by the time it actually arrives (first week of Feb), I'm tired of celebrating. Maybe I'll go back to just the entire week or half of the month. (smiling)
Wishing all a wonderful day. For those in extreme temperatures, stay safe and warm.
(p.s. I guess I should explain why I celebrate so much. I was born on my dear grandmother's birthday and named after her. Lived with grandparents for first five years of my life. They were very important to me.)