You know, I’m pretty good at exercising.
I’m pretty good at keeping active and keeping track of what exercise I’ve done.
I’m pretty good at setting goals and getting there – even if it sometimes takes me longer than I hope.
But what I am really not good at is keeping track of what I eat.
I have used a few different apps, like My Fitness Pal, which has a great smart-phone bar-code reader and is really easy to use!
But I stopped using it.
I have used Slim Kicker, which is similar app for tracking food, but also awards points for logging food and giving bonus points for fruit and veg. And that’s fun!
But I stopped using it too.
I have logged using the old pen and paper method, in many different forms – as basic as check marks and as complex as time and feelings and satiety scores.
None last more than a few days.
But six-pack abs are made in the kitchen and not in the gym.
And I do NOT have six-pack abs.
Between my love of sweets, portion distortion, and emotional eating, I often eat too much of the foods that will not help me stay healthy. Plus, with a busy schedule and a less than versatile repertoire in the kitchen, I really don’t cook enough at home and therefore am not controlling what enters my body.
Being in control of what I eat is important to me, but I find it SO challenging to remain aware and responsible to myself for what I eat.
So, I am going to try another method.
(I reckon you need to keep trying new things – something’s going to stick eventually, right? Plus if you keep doing what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got.
But I digress…
Anyway, my latest and greatest attempt at being more aware of what I eat is going to be to photograph what I eat.
It works for plenty of people, so it’s my turn to give it a go.
Expect a quick upload each evening with just a bunch of photos of what I ate. A little visual diary for me.
We’ll see how long this one lasts 🙂