Tracking …

November 14, 2009 waterswife

I am a creature of habit, and therefore on weekdays when I am at work, I eat almost the exact same thing at the exact same time … every day. This usually goes on for weeks and then I get tired of one or more components and I’ll mix it up … and then eat that menu for several weeks.

So here’s the problem. I don’t get tired of the food, I get tired of the tracking. I feel a deep sense of deja vu when I am writing the exact same thing over … and over … and over. And then that causes me to NOT want to track. It’s like, what’s the point? I usually have the same number of points left when I leave work each day and then I have a dinner/snack that stays within those points.

Ugh, is this even making sense? It’s weird. When I am at work, I have the best willpower. I very rarely give in and cheats at work.

Any advice? Just shush up and track, right? LOL

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Entry Filed under: dAy 2 dAy, NaBloPoMo

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Amy&hellip  | 

    I'm the same way too. It's easier for me, at least right now, to eat a lot of the same stuff. The way I get away from writing down every little thing is by having a short-cut name. I saw that I was eating all the same stuff all the time, so I wrote down meal combinations on a master list (notebook) so I can refer to that for portions/points. Like for example, one of the meals I eat for lunch is:1 wheat pita-1 pt6 slices of lunchmeat-1lettuce & tomato-01 oz cheese-2ranch spray & bacon bits-1*1/4 avocado-2So instead of writing all that crap down in my journal i write "pita sammich +/- that daggum avocado that sometimes just tastes sooo good".My hard meal is dinner, fixing for two what I can also eat. I find that if I don't journal during the day, I'm more apt to "cheat" a little on the dinner portion/points.Hope that helped a lil'. You're doing awesome girl!

  • 2. lisa (lost pezhead)&hellip  | 

    keep tracking! or maybe keep a mental tally in your head? or if you change up your menu, then you'll have different points to write down.

  • 3. Jen&hellip  | 

    Are you doing the online program or the meetings? If you're doing online, it's super easy to just save a whole meal as a favorite, and then it's just a few clicks to retrack your entire day. But I do understand. When I do weight watchers, the biggest setback is finding the time/willpower to sit down and track all my foods.

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