I came to all of you with the question to track or not to track.
I know that it’s a personal a decision, and it is something that I need to decide on my own.
Deep down I knew that I needed to track my foods. I need to make sure that I was taking in the amount of calories that I need to lose the weight that I want to lose.
Deep down I hoped that I could learn to eat right and exercise and the weight would magically start to disappear, but as I can see, that isn’t the way for me to succeed in my weight loss journey.
I think that I needed to take a break. I needed that time not to track every morsel that went into my mouth. To measure out my food. I felt like I was being controlled by tracking. That my day would be ruined if I ate something that I didn’t know the calories for. I was constantly looking up, adding up, subtracting numbers. It felt like homework.. a job.
And when something like eating starts to feel like a job, you know you need to make some changes.
I want to thank everyone who entered my cupcake giveaway and who commented on whether I should track my food or I shouldn’t.
I love being able to come to all of you and ask your opinion on the matter, and I know that you all will give me your honest opinion.
I decided that I was going to start tracking my food. I know that is a tool that I need to use to get the results I am looking for.
Losing weigh is all about the numbers.
The number of calories you eat.
The number of calories you burn.
The numbers that are on the scale.
I know that I am overweight.
I know that I have a lot of work that I need to do.
And I know that one day I will be able to eat intuitively, but I’m not at that place yet.
I need to lose the weight, and then I can learn how to maintain.
I can then learn to trust my body.