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Back on the wagon

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

I'm not sure why, but I logged back into SP a few days ago again after a long time away. I logged my meals, exercise, and water yesterday and today.

I had forgotten how emotional it can be to see how many calories I've eaten and my nutrition breakdown. In some ways it's motivating and in other ways it's depressing.

Yesterday I was motivated not to eat my mom's half-eaten malasadas leftover because I had been tracking my food. But today despite tracking my food I overate about 200 calories, and I just felt bad about myself, that I didn't have self-control to say no to eating certain things during the day.

The only thing I can think of to do is to keep tracking for a while to let the highs and lows even out. And maybe I'll be more motivated than depressed in the long run.

I did remember one important thing today that I had forgotten--I had unintentionally gone low starch for breakfast and lunch, and so by dinner I had the shakes. For me, a balanced diet is best to avoid things like that. Being hypoglycemic tonight made me eat a few cookies I probably wouldn't have wanted quite so badly otherwise.

Tracking my exercise on SP also enables me to be more motivated about my exercise, so that's a good thing.

I hope things go better tomorrow. It's my running day and I've been listening to the audiobook of The Martian, and that's been keeping me interested during my run. My average pace improved by about 10 seconds, too.
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