Monday, August 04, 2014
After I wrote my last blog I realized that getting so worked up over food tracking was making me crazy and eat more. I donít know how to explain it but, trying to account for everything I eat somehow makes me eat more. If I see that I donít have a lot of calories Iím tempted to have a little extra, and a little more extra. If my calories go too high, I just want to give up and go crazy with the eating the rest of the day. Either way Iím sunk.
Soooooooooooooooooooo I guess I will go back to the old plan with one difference. I will weigh in once a week or less. The old plan was to eat as healthy as I can and only eat when I am hungry and to stop eating before I am overfull. The thing I donít want to do is worry, can I have this? Is it too many calories? Will it throw me off for the day? It also makes me not want to go out to eat with my friends for fear of going over my goal for the day.
I am not extremely overweight, only 8 to 10 lbs. over where I want to be. So maybe I should be satisfied with that weight. And if it goes down, great. And if it stays the same, that is great too. I am 73 years old and donít expect to enter any beauty contests any time soon.
Tracking the walking and exercise, the way I do is motivating. It keeps me doing it. But the food tracking just isnít for me.
By the way...Thanks to everyone who responded to my previous blog. You all had some good suggestions. I'm going to try that walk one minute, run one minute, repeat, when I do my walking. I like the sound of that.