About Gastric Girl

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Tomball, TX, United States
My name is Laurie. I'm 34 and I live in a suburb of Houston, TX. My life isn't super exciting or ultra dramatic, but I love it! My blogs are just a peek into my life as I know it. I'm quite random and have an opinion on everything, but I love everyone's aspect on things, even if I disagree. The world would be quite boring if not! :-)


Back on "Track"

Or.... should I say, getting on track? LOL
I've never been one to enjoy journaling my food intake, even though I realize it's important. It's not fun. It takes mere seconds each time you put something in your mouth, but it's such an annoying thing to do. Then, if you're eating with someone, they ask what you're doing, then you have to explain it all... BAH! I will be honest, and say that I've never REALLY tracked my food very well.. I'd do ok for a day or two at a time, but this has always been my issue!
But, it's very important. Especially if you're at a standstill and not quite sure why. I'm sure it's all right there.. a bite of something here, a nibble of something there.. it sure adds up! I wonder how thin I'd be if I wasn't a stress eater at work - where our office manager buys snacks in bulk as a "treat" to us. Honestly, I'd probably be too thin, but I'd have hit my goal, instead of having 10 pounds to go.. 10 pounds that have hung around for a year! Sure, it's an accomplishment for someone like me to have maintained a weight loss for a year, but why am I holding myself back from reaching my ultimate goal?
So, here we are. I remember everything I've popped into my mouth so far today, and have started tracking on Sparkpeople.com. If you're on there, feel free to add me - Laurie9797 is my user name. If you're not on there, feel free to join me! It's a great community.


Janine said...

I too am only good at tracking for a day or two...usually when something "bad" pops into my mouth and I "forget" to write it down......LOL

Salted with Shadows said...

I hate keeping a food journal! They told me to try to stay at around 1500 calories a day, so that's what I'm doing. Good for you, though! I know what you mean about that stress eating in the office. Offices seem to be a toxic-waste dump for junk food in general.