Why, oh WHY Lord, did you invent…..

…THE SCALE??? It’s just a cruel joke to most of us…most of is women that is! I can’t believe I fell into the trap of WEIGHING myself this morning. I always counsel my patients NOT to be a victim of the scale and to NOT get discouraged. “Teacher…teach thy SELF!!. I wanted to see a “number” change since I’ve been actively keeping track of my food. Epic FAIL NO GO!!

Let’s chat about what I’ve been doing….

1. I have been tracking what I have been eating the past 2 weeks. I’ve been using the app myfitnesspal to track my eating. I am more accountable when I commit to writing it down then keeping it in “my head”. I think I’m doing well until I actually write it down.

This app allows you to write down items, whether in their food bank already….

Or whether you scan it in (see the bar code picture in the lower right corner) and then add it to your list.

You can add breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Maybe I haven’t been honest enough…! You know thoae little snacks that you think are negligible?? They start to add up….
Maybe one thing I’m doing wrong….

You can also add your exercise – either strength training or cardiovascular work.
Water..water…water!! I do like keeping track of that!

The only thing I don’t like is that I don’t have a fitness “tracker” to calculate burning calories in a WOD. So unless I have performed in a true cardiovascular way, I really can’t track my exercise for the day. Hmmm…maybe I need to invest in one of those Nike + Fuelbands to track that stuff!! Hmmmm….maybe someone at Nike will see this post and send me one to try out!!!!

2. Exercise

As you may know, I’ve been doing CrossFit usually 3-4 times per week. I used to run ALOT more. But keeping track has allowed me to see that I’m not doing near as much cardio as I did before. When I started CF about 4 years ago, I was a “runner”…running 2-3 miles 4-5 days per week and usually a 5k race on the weekends. I got the bug for CF and my running really suffered. I’m on this uphill climb (no pun intended….wait…yes it is!! If I’d run my ass uphill…I wouldn’t BE in this predicament!!!) trying to get back to my center..which is running.

I have ALWAYS responded to this kind of self assessments. When I see that I’m not doing what I have set out to do…it make me work HARDER! Everyone always needs a kick in the pants sometimes. It’s not the scale, but the fact that I am not doing what I thought I was!!


My plan?? Incorporate my daily runs back…even if I can only get a mile in…DO IT!. 42 is not gonna come and me not be in the BEST shape possible for me!

Do you keep track of your daily intake and exercise??
How do you keep yourself “honest”??