When I got to my most recent breaking point with my weight one of the things I really didn't want to do was track my food. But I think I so strongly didn't want to do it because I knew I had to.
I told myself that all I needed to do was track my food. I didn't have to try to change anything, just keep a track of it and that that would help steer me in a better direction.
So I've been using a food tracking app on my phone for just over a month now. And it's been fine.
I set up the app to guide me towards losing a pound a month, but the number of calories it suggested I aim for seemed low and when I talked to some friends at work, they told me it seemed low to them as well so I aimed for just under 2000 calories a day, and I tracked.
I did pretty well, hitting my goal most days, and noticing I needed more protein and less sugar.
But a month in, I'm the same weight I was, so I did some more research and it turns out that I will need to further reduce my calories.
In other words, I need to eat less if I want to actually lose weight.
So I'm going to try.
The app I'm using is really helping and I'm hoping that knocking off a few hundred calories from my daily intake is going to be manageable.
My plan is to eat more filling foods, and more protein, and more vegetables. And? I need to cut back on my snacks and sweets. But I'm not going to push that one too hard. Not yet, anyway.
This last month has made me more aware of what I'm eating, and I haven't been very aware of my food since the whole Celiac/stomach pain thing started. (And yes, I have been with Weight Watchers in the past, and yes, I'd recommend them.)
And yesterday, I used Captain Google and I went and bought some lean ground beef, and I added a few spices and garlic and I cooked me up some taco salad beef! Me! I cooked it! And it was super easy!
So while I may balk at change and dislike it, when I take the pressure off myself, and ease into things that need to happen, I manage.
Here's hoping the next month is as easy and positive as this last month and that I come out of it a little bit lighter in pounds.