Friday, February 7, 2014

tracking again

I'm back on My Fitness Pal full time for a bit.  Not sure how long I will last this time, but it's become clear to me that my binges have gotten out of control.

I'm going to start by doing something that I've never truly done before.  Not change anything about how I'm eating except tracking.

In other words, for the first few days back on My Fitness Pal, I am going to track my food, but not really change how I'm eating currently.  Just to see how I've been treating myself, to help explain to my head exactly how I've gained so much weight lately.  Not to beat myself up over it or anything, but to just get a grasp on the situation.

I started yesterday, and I will go until Sunday night.  On Sunday night, I'm going to evaluate four days of my eating and see where I can make the easiest changes first, and start with those.

Then I will make a new change every week or so until I'm eating a "normal" amount of food, and better overall quality of food.  Right now, I'm way above average.

Here are yesterday's results:

And here are today's so far (I have not yet consumed dinner or any nighttime snacks):

I binged yesterday, and I ate a lot of fast food today (though no actual binge yet, hoping to not binge tonight).

So these are the honest numbers of how I've been eating the past few weeks.  Very little fiber because I'm not eating many fruits or vegetables.  Lots of carbs, fat, and sodium because I'm eating a lot of processed snack foods.  Lots of calories in general because of overeating.

I wasn't exactly in denial about this, because I knew that my pants were getting smaller and that my binges were getting more frequent.  I just want to start tracking again, judgement-free and honestly.

Hopefully My Fitness Pal will be a good tool to re-learn healthy portions and foods.  Baby steps, though.  One small change weekly (-ish) will get me to where I want to be.


MW said...

This is a great way to get back into the habit of good eating. Keep tracking! It's so easy to do with the app, but very easy to forget daily. I'll be joining you again with tracking in about 8 more weeks once this baby is out :)

Teresa Gump said...

If you need some help let me know. I am starting a 3 month program to lose weight.

Mariebop said...

There's a book... Of course there's a book and of course I own it. :P Though I've never followed it all the way through. It's called Small Changes, Big Results by Ellie Kreiger. It's a wellness book. It's along the lines of what you're trying to achieve. It might be worth a read. Could give you some ideas on what steps to take next or prevent trying to make too large of a change in the coming weeks.

MissDeeCanada said...

This is great! Tracking is the hardest part sometimes! Do one thing at a time and you will be on your way.

I am getting back on track this week as well. No more binging on junk food, no more excuses for not going out for a least a little walk. Too cold Canadian weather is not an option.

You are putting yourself out there for the world to see. Its a great motivator I must tell you! Any tips or anything are greatly appreciated. One day at a time!

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