After a soul searching coffee session, BigMama sent me an email invite to join sparkpeople.com; an absolutely free online fitness tracking system. It offers exercise suggestions, motivational essays to read, complete with a million other subscribers and their stories, and a nutritional tracking program. I took one look and was hooked.
Everyday I log exactly what I've eaten. The biggest surprise is what I call hidden calories. Foods that I thought were okay to eat, (like california rolls). Where in one meal, I've consumed enough calories for 6 people to survive a week. So, it's not really a diet. I know my caloric, veggie, water, and exercise goals and I check that I am keeping these goals. It's a live it. I love it.I can live this way. Making smarter food choices. And by making the same or similar choices each day, I've learned that having a yogurt and watermelon for breakfast is a wonderful choice. Damn the sugar covered cereals, or bagels mounded with cream cheese and lox. It's been a month and I don't even want these foods anymore.
Seriously, my name is ptcakes and I'm a carbo-holic. So, here's looking at you. A rediscovering me, with a lifestyle that will soon fit into my jeans. Thanks, BigMama!