1. Tracking what you eat makes you WAY more aware of what you're tempted to shove into your mouth! I stayed and watched the kids do gymnastics today, and when we went to leave, my car wouldn't start. Well, I was already hungry, and had some Kashi TLC's in the car (healthy! yummy!). But I didn't touch them, because I already knew my carbs were kinda high for the day.
2. It's HARD to keep carbs somewhat low!!! Today I've had 1486 calories (no, I'm not done yet!) and my ratios are C:41%, P:30%, and F:16%. Don't ask me where the other 13% of calories are -- I have NO CLUE!
3. I will not die if I'm hungry. It's so easy to get in the "if I see it, I must eat it" mentality. Case in point -- I was fixing a snack, when I saw some Provolone slices in the fridge. I was reaching for them as my brain went, "You're having vegetables now, not cheese!" I guess the point here is that it's no longer a mystery as to why I've put on a few pounds. Nor is it a mystery as to how to take them off -- hooray!
Incidentally, when my clothes are tight, I have no place to go, cuz I don't have any big clothes anymore. Highly motivating to get this under control now!