I haven’t seen the scale move in so long. I am starting to become really annoyed, because I am really good about working out and have been trying really hard to eat the right foods. I know what they say about try…you either do it or you don’t. I find I am falling back into old patterns more often than I would like, but for the most part I am staying on track. I do not eat out as much and I only cook healthy food. Even with all of the work, the scale is not moving.
I have learned that I really stink at keeping track of my food intake. This is really upsetting to me because I used to be really disciplined with myfitnesspal. When I say “really disciplined,” I mean I did it for a few weeks straight. I think this week has been really emotional for me, personally and professionally. I know there was a day when I ate three pieces of cake. Oh my goodness was I ashamed of myself. It really was a low moment. I am planning to start blogging more about my emotions. I think this is a big piece of the problem. I will think to myself “you know, I should blog about this,” and I always end up reading or viggling instead. I really do plan to blog about my personal issues in upcoming posts. Be on the lookout for them. Now, back to some basics about my food journaling.
I am pretty decent about logging my breakfast and lunch. It really is dinner that is the problem. Also, I find that I am really under my calorie intake a lot. I know that is a horrible problem to have, but it could be a problem nonetheless. What happens is I will be really under my calories during the week because I cook at home, bring lunch to work…esentially I don’t eat out, and I do not (usually) keep junk food in my house. The super bowl was the exception to this rule, and I ended up eating three pieces of cake I did not really enjoy…but I digress. During the weekend, I find myself eating more calories than I probably should, at least that is my guess because I rarely keep track of my calories.
Also, I think I am a little grumpy about the calorie journal on the Jillian Michaels website, which I think I am slightly disappointed because I love Jillian Michaels. I am disappointed mainly because I think it is difficult to find foods. You have to search by brand then name and so on. If you do not search it correctly, it has difficulty finding the food (even if it is in the database). I much prefer My Fitness Pal. Their database is extensive and easy to search. I also like the recipie builder so I can calculate the calories using the ingredients I actually purchase as opposed to relying on the nutritional informaiton given.
After all of this talk, I need a plan of action. After all, what good is complaining if I am not going to do anything about it. I plan to create a schedule in order to get myself into a routine of blogging and logging my food while still creating time to do the things I love (or the things I have to do). After all, I can calculate calories and watch The Biggest Loser, right? Also, I need to start wearing my Bodymedia all of the time. It has been a week since I have worn it. I know the more I wear it the more accurate it will become when I cannot wear it.
In effort to end on a positive note, I have been noticing a difference in my body. I can see the line in my calves when I flex them, and I am starting to develop noticible muscle on my arms (especially when I flex). I was like a kid in a candy store when I noticed it, and I was so excited to show my better half. It is nice to see that my exercise is paying off in some way. Now if I can just get rid of this fat, I would be fantastic. I know this is a marathon, not a sprint…but it would still be nice to know I am getting rid of some of that fat.