Friday, October 21, 2011

Obstacles and Excuses - Tracking

So I wanted to blog a little bit about the obstacles and excuses I give myself when it comes to succesful weight loss. As much as we try not to focus on the negative I think it is very important to acknowledge your shortcomings so you can face them head on. I started writing a long post listing out and talking about each one of them. Then I rethought that and thought it might be more beneficial to do each one in a separate post. That way, it is a bit more succinct, yet I can bring a little more depth to each subject.

Let's face it. I have been "trying to lose weight" for about a year now. However, the exact opposite is happening. So obviously I have some thinking obstacles that have been preventing me from reaching my goals.


I HATE TRACKING!!!!!! Grrr!!!!! It brings out the angry bear in me. Tracking is one of my least favorite things to do. Ever. I hate keeping track of all the food I eat because it takes away the joy of eating food and puts it into the "task" category. Don't even get me started on tasks. I hate tasks. I am usually really good at tracking my breakfast (yay!) but then I pretty much falter and don't track my lunch or dinner (boo). I have used multiple trackers, from Weight Watchers, to Lose it, and now on to the Daily Plate. They are all pretty much the same. The error is not with them, it's with me. I just don't like to track.

So how do I overcome this? Will it ever be an enjoyable activity for me? I lost 15 lbs on Weight Watchers 2 years ago and that was because I was tracking every single thing I ate. I know that one of the biggest keys to success in weightloss is about keeping track of what you eat. So since we started this blog to help with our accountability I will set a goal right now (don't get me started on how much I fear goals). My goal is to track everything I eat, good or bad, for 1 week. So next Friday you all should expect a cheery post from me with the news that I accomplished my goal.


Over the weekend I want to make this:

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I love how good photography can make vegetables look so appetizing!

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