Since I recently decided to get serious about what I eat, I decided to download a food/exercise diary app for my Kindle. When I first got my Kindle, I had tried a few apps out, decided to keep Lose It, and used it for about a week. I was running then, although my only goal then was to complete a 5k without walking. Drop a few pounds, and tone up. I didn’t know much about fueling for running, I’m not sure I know much now either.
Recently I subscribed to Runners’ World magazine. In their April 2013 issue, there’s a ton of information on weight-loss for runners while training for a 5 or 10k, half marathon, or marathon. I read the information on the 5/10 and half and recommitted myself to losing weight.
My biggest issue with any sort of diet is that I don’t want to diet, I want to be able to live with my food choices for the rest of my life. I want to make lifestyle changes. I don’t want to deprive myself of all the foods I really enjoy or be expected to eat things I find disgusting even if they’re nutritionally sound. And, to add to it, I am allergic to bananas and how many health food recipes are made with bananas….about a million. So I want to eat within MY constraints.
Today, I’ve been good about logging my food and exercise in Lose It. I even counted out the oyster crackers to put in my soup at lunch…twice…since I wanted to eat the whole can (2 servings). And, because I needed evidence of this, I snapped a photo.
I hope that logging at least makes me aware of what I’m eating and how much. It’s just too easy to ignore those Hershey’s eggs when I consider the day retrospectively.
Now, what should I have for my afternoon snack?