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.