Monday, October 16, 2006

Discoveries from Fit Day tracking

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!


Anonymous said...

It IS amazing the difference when you are tracking it than when you're just stuffing it in your mouth. Our minds have a way of justifying it all. Good luck with the tracking! I'm sure you'll fix it and be right where you want to be in no time!

Brit-Man said...

I have doubted that Fitday site. Someone asked me once for a few diet ideas, and a rough tallying up of daily Caloric intake, and when they showed me the first 3 meals they'd had, calculated on Fitday, I worked out myself, the actual amount eaten was 100 less than the website reading :-(.

Made what I was doing harder, knowing I needed to slot another 100 calories into this persons diet, as well as three other meal ideas.

I know though you'll find the right answers to what you're doing, and you should be proud of yourself, because you are doing so well, and you've made such a success of your efforts in all areas, the past few years, just by all the things you've written.


:-) :-).


Eileen said...

I have tried to use fitday but I get so bored with it so fast and never keep up with it. And it seems to make a lot of mistakes unless you put everything in as custom food... See, I can easily justify NOT using fitday...I am very good at that sort of thing!

Anonymous said...

I stopped using fitday too, 'cause I had a feeling it just wasn't calculating correctly, but it WAS a useful tool for keeping me on track with what went into my body.