16 August 2008

Serious tracking ahead

Believe it or not, I've done a ton of reading in the last 2 days (luckily I'm a very fast reader and it's been slow at work :). I've done a lot of reading on metabolism and fat loss because that's what it boils down to. I don't particularly care what the number on the scale is, I want to lose this fat and feel good in my body. So after extensive reading I've decided I don't track enough. I keep the WW journal and I keep track of my exercise, but only superficially. Many, many times I will guess at how many activity points I earned, or how much of something I ate, or what the points value on something was. I thought I was being good but looking over my journals there is way too many of these ~ indicating I was guessing. No more guessing. Yesterdays weighing adventure was a real eye opener for me and highlighted how off I can be even when trying to be strict with myself.

Starting today I am going to keep a very detailed daily journal. Everything will be weighed and I will be tracking every single gram that goes in my mouth. I am also getting new batteries for my HRM (both of them are dead) and am going to use that when I workout so I have a bit of clue what I did. I know the HRMs aren't incredibly accurate but at least it's something and I'm not shooting completely in the dark.

It's going to be tough but I'm going to do it. I won't be doing it forever, just till I get a real handle on what exactly I'm eating and burning. I will do this, in nauseating detail, for 1 month. By then I should have a real grip on what's going on and I will know why I'm not losing the way I want to be.

Right now I'm off to WW to face the music. I feel it will be up again this week but I need to know exactly where I'm starting this part of the journey so that's okay. Hopefully, it won't be up too much.

1 comment:

Michelle @ Diary of an Aspiring Loser said...

Sounds like a great plan!! Can't wait to sit by and watch you succeed!

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