In my experience, tracking what I eat has been a major tool towards my success with my weight loss. Every time I think I can handle my eating without tracking, I go off the rails. It seems that science backs up my observation. It has to do with staying accountable - plus when I actually have to write down how much of something I ate, it's a reality check. "I ate HOW MANY CHIPS OR PIECES OF PIZZA??!"
As I began thinking about goals for December, the biggest challenge I know I'll face is keeping up with tracking. With a major road trip headed my way, it will be easy to fall into a complacency trap. So, this is my primary goal: track what I eat every day through the end of 2017. No excuses.
I posted this goal on the Facebook Group I'm on. It's a group of people who all listen to the same podcast Why's Advice. When I posted it, a bunch of them wanted to join in. I say the more the merrier! I can use all the support I can get!
So, I'm creating an official challenge for our merry group! We're focused! We're determined and we're #bettertogether!
What do you have to do?
It's simple, really! Just track what you eat. I don't care if you count calories or not, if you do Weight Watchers or not. Simply keep track of what you put in your mouth. You'll learn a lot about your patterns and habits along the way. Put it on your smartphone, a journal or whatever. You don't have to share with anyone if you don't want to. No judgements here!
I will be checking in on my social media pages (#TrackingThruDecember) and here with challenge updates. A few days I'll even post my full tracker (now that's scary!) Maybe that will put some extra accountability in there!
Thanks to everyone joining me on this month-long journey. Everyone is invited: Weight Watcher or not! You don't have to eat your way through the holidays!
And if you need some encouragement, don't hesitate to tag me on social media (see links below) or drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
We got this!
I'm Marie. I'm working toward a 200 lb. weight loss goal. I'm doing it with baby steps. Follow my journey here.