If This Were Easy…


…I would know who I am

Filed under: diet, tracking — Easy @ 9:23 am

As I said on my calorie tracker comparison chart, they say you are what you eat, so this must be the path to self-discovery. Thus far today, I’m a spicy caramel apple. For breakfast. Yeah. Good thing I’m just tracking what I do eat and not trying to be on a diet, yo.

I’ve been tracking my calories fairly regularly for the last couple of weeks as I’ve been experimenting with the different calorie trackers, and now I’m making it officially this week’s thing. The goal is to track everything I eat throughout the day, every day. Some things, obviously, will be simply estimates in terms of volume and nutritional values, but I’ll make a good faith attempt on stuff I eat that other people (restaurants, friends, etc) prepare and measure the stuff I make myself.

I didn’t track my food yesterday, as I was at an event with more than 50 different bits of food to try and I tried nearly all of them. That sort of thing is going to be impossible to track, and I’ve decided in advance that I will still give myself checkmarks on those days as long as I don’t take one overblown meal as a reason not to track anything else I ate that day. It’s part of my meta-goal of learning to not give up quite so easily on all the other goals when they go a little bit awry.



  1. I think I’m going to check out the Daily Plate site too. I was doing weight watchers, and water aerobics, but neither fits into my budget anymore. My water aerobics instructor is determined to find a way I can still take the class, but waive the fee.

    At any rate, the scale has crept up on me again, thanks to health issues and being physically unable to workout like I want. Which is why it’s so sad I can’t get into the pool anymore, at least for now. The pool helps my bad back and those days when I ache from head to toe.

    wish me luck! the food thing is the hardest for me, cooking for myself is not tops on my list, but I’m trying!!

    Comment by Lauree — 2008-09-15 @ 9:56 pm

  2. It’s really been valuable for me already — I can see so much about what my diet looks like at a glance.

    And I hope you do find a way to make the pool work. I used to do water aerobics, and I think it’s really great for the less fit amongst us — so much easier on the joints. I gave up my Y pass because it was expensive and I found the other people in my class annoying (they were old and there to socialize, not sweat), but I do miss the class.

    Comment by Easy — 2008-09-15 @ 10:18 pm

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