Ok, let's face it nutrition tracking sucks!
Week one, I can never make it past the weekend trying to keep track of every morsel I consume. It's not even inconvenient now thanks to our Sparkpeople app on our cells or tablets. It's just exhausting to be that dang honest with myself for any length of time.
I catch myself eyeballing portion sizes instead of measuring and weighing them.
I convince myself that one treat sized piece of Halloween candy really isn't worth tracking is it?
I don't worry about the sampling I do while I'm cooking or the extra dabs or sprays of butter I add to my healthy dishes.
Don't get me started on the salad dressing and how much easier it is to just pour over the salad instead of dragging out the measuring spoon.
Sprinkles of croutons, parmesan or other cheeses are more of a spice than anything and don't really need to be measured or weighed do they?
What about the invisible crackers I have with my healthy soups and stews? How much can they add up to really? Sigh!
The truth is it ALL counts. Especially if you're like me, a more mature... ahem... Sparker who has yo-yo'd her way into a metabolism that's in the cellar.
I'm sick and tired of not being consistent or cheating on my nutrition tracker. I'm only cheating myself.
I've been on this journey for years now and I'm tired of making excuses. I've made some progress but I'm ready to join the Maintainers.
To that end I am posting this blog to pledge that I will no longer cheat on my Nutrition Tracker and I will keep my macronutrient goals in mind with every choice I make. There is very little wiggle room for me so unless I stick to this I'm going to have a very hard time reaching my goals.
From now on whenever possible I will track my nutrition BEFORE I enjoy my meal or snack. I firmly believe that one little change is going to make all the difference.
Truthful tracking can and will be my salvation!