I am going into my 9th week of no sweets. It has been really difficult for me but I am sticking to it and have not cheated once. That makes me very proud of myself. However, I stepped on the scale this weekend for the first time since I started this new way of living and I was so disappointed. I have only lost 3lbs. Whaaaaaaat? My brother, who has been eating healthy for 39 days has lost 18lbs. I asked him for some tips. He told me he tracks all his food intake and it has really helped him. He recommended an app for my phone, MyFitnessPal, which I have downloaded and I began using today.
Now, here is the real issue…remembering to use the tracker. With all the other things I have to remember on a daily basis how could I remember this? I did a little research and found this poem that is used to help people remember to track their food.
If you bite it, write it.
If you drink it, ink it.
If you snack it, track it.
If you nibble it, scribble it.
If you steal it, reveal it.
If you grab it, blab it.
If you lick it, Bic it.
If it goes in your smacker, it goes in your Tracker.
If you ingest it, your guessed it—
Grab your pencil before your utensil!
This poem will be a helpful tool but what I truly need to do it remember to put ME first. This new eating style is less about weight loss and more about behavior modification. I need to make it a point to remember to eat healthy and track my food intake. This is something I have to do for myself and my health!
If anyone has any tips, pointers or suggestions on healthy eating or food intake tracking please leave me a comment. I can use all the help I can get.
Remember, Be Brave, Be Bold and Always Be GUTsy!