Taking a breather
Monday, October 26, 2015
I've been religiously tracking my food for many months here. It was very helpful at the beginning to keep me on track, but seems not helpful the last few months. I keep a running tally in my head so know exactly what I'm eating, especially since every breakfast is the same and there's only slight variation in my lunches. My dinners also stick to plan; it's always my nighttime snacking that veers me off course.
The tracking doesn't seem to help with stopping me from my late night snacking. Instead, in perverse fashion, I am using it to justify my snacking - e.g. if I have 300 calories left to my target, I give myself permission to "spend" it on something salty and crunchy.
So I'm going to take a break from tracking for a bit and see how I do. I don't think it will make much of a difference for my meals. It will be interesting to see if it does anything for my snacking. I have no idea whether this will make things better or worse, or have no effect whatsoever. I do know that the tracking with little apparent effect is wearying me so a little break will be welcome.