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I Love Tracking

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tonight I passed a major milestone. My daughter is home for the weekend and is working on some group training. I decided I need to get rid of some of my baking inventory (chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, etc.) to make room for more healthy stuff and to put more of my food in the cupboard and have less sitting on the counter to tempt me. So I made some yummy, high calorie, low nutrition, baked bars for my daughter to take to her training group. Yes, sugar, butter, sweetened condensed milk, cocoa, chocolate chips and coconut! I made the bars and ate the equivalent of 1 small cookies' worth. Then I added it to my tracker and found I could actually have three more small servings if I choose.
But I looked at the numbers and I'd rather have a few calories left over than just eat junk. Now that's a milestone.

I don't know why, but this tracking food has got me hooked. I think there are two reasons, one it's teaching me so much about nutrition and I love to learn new stuff and two, I'm a chronic sorter and organizer, so this suits my personality to a "T". So now that I've had this little victory I think I'll take myself off to bed, before those baked goods make me a liar.

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    Dittos on the tracking sentiments.
    4177 days ago
    I love it too :)
    I've been tracking my calories since Jan 2009. Aside from committing to exercise, I think it has been the single most important thing. And I do love that now I KNOW what I'm putting in my body. When I think of all the crap I ate without even thinking, I'm sad that I didn't care about myself enough to pay attention. Oh well, that's the past! Here's to the future!
    You're doing awesome :)
    4178 days ago
    I like tracking ,too.It does keep you on your toes. emoticon
    4178 days ago
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