Sunday, July 19, 2009

Proper Planning Prevents P*ss-poor Performance

I was just reading my last post... I may have spoken too soon! While I was doing really well the first half of Sean's vacation, the stress of work got to me. Too many late nights prevented me from planning out my meals for the day. And I convinced myself that it was okay to forgo the gym in the name of getting some sleep.

Well, Sean came back Monday and I got back into the swing of things. I did a really good job with working out. I managed to get to the gym before FT to do some extra cardio each day. However, the food tracking is quite another story... I start off each day strong with writing down my nutrition but then I fizzle out. I think I really need to plan out the entire day. Maybe if I write down everything the night before it will go better.

It is so important for me to get on top of this jounaling... when I don't do it correctly I fall victim to stress eating, which I'm beginning to think had more to do with me getting to be the size I was than I originally thought...

And according to GI Joe, "Knowing is half the battle", right???

Happy Sunday!


DC Food Blog said...

One question about your food journal? How complicated is it? I found that when I tried to track any more nutritional content than carbs I would give up. The figure out and calculating was too much. I now just write down what I eat and how many carbs are in it and I can keep track of everything. Adding in fat, protein, and sodium was just too overwhelming.

Laura P said...

Hey DC!
Usually, I just write what I'm eating without nutritional content... recently I've been using which tracks fat, carbs, protein for me. I have been also tracking these over the last week by hand, but only if I don't put on a computer.