Nervous about not tracking... HELP!! Opinions/advice please!!!
Monday, December 17, 2007
So, the past two days, in preparation for Semester at Sea, where I will have no (rare) internet access, I decided to not track my food as I ate it, like I usually do. I wanted to see if I had the willpower and the knowledge to not go over my limits.
I failed =(
It's really hard to guesstimate what you've eaten, how much, and how many calories it translates into. Really hard!! I went over calories both days. Now, I had a required staff breakfast (I ordered a veggie omelet and only ate the side potatoes at breakfast, saved the omelet til lunch), and my bf made dinner for everyone, so I couldn't rightly turn him down either (goat cheese, tofu and pasta, and more potatoes), so that surely accounts for some of it, but what am I going to do!!!
This makes me nervous. The last thing I want is to balloon up like I did like, uhm, basically every other time I've studied abroad. I think it would kill me a little inside. No, I know it. It would ruin my motivation, I think.
I've been debating taking a scale with me on the ship to track my progress that way, but I feel like I would feel very vain, and it would be unnecessary. On the other hand, I don't know how I would track my progress any other way. Computer access will be around 1$ a minute!!
Any opinions and advice anyone has to offer would be super super appreciated, from the bottom of my heart! I'm kinda very concerned.... =/