Friday, June 5, 2015

Ideas are percolating.

Today is, as I would have expected, still a struggle. But the fight is being fought, and so far today I am winning. I intend to continue winning today.

I have a bit of a headache, so I'm going to go get a ton of water to see if that helps out. Usually this is what happens when I get dehydrated. Yeah, I know, me and everyone else. Just spouting out a bit of my self-awareness today.

Some of the percolating ideas...

First of all, I think that what may help me the most is to get into certain habits. I have some bad ones, and I need to get some good ones to put in their places.

One of the habits that I need is to write down everything that I'm eating, at least for now. Last year, I wrote down every bite of food for both January and February, and over half of March. From there I was in a good enough groove with good enough awareness of what I was eating that it wasn't as necessary.

But until I get there, (and maybe after?) I need to write it all down. I seriously love the idea of tweeting everything that enters my cake-hole. I want to do this, but I do know that it will take making the habit. When something is ingrained in my head then it works. Until then...well, it will be a struggle.

Second, I am going to weigh tomorrow. If I remember, I'll snap a picture. If not...well, either way, I will post the weight by Monday. Saturdays will be my weigh-in day.

Basically it all comes down to accountability. I need it, and I need it now. So I'm going to manufacture some.

On an administrative note, I am going to be posting all next week, but the week after I am going to be at Scout Camp. The bad news is that I won't have much control over my food - we are going to eat at the camp cafeteria. The good news is that they usually have good options. The even better news is that last year I averaged about 17,500 steps per day at camp.

So it's a good day so far. Nothing of note, and that's notable.

Time to get accountable. I will try to post tomorrow.


1 comment:

  1. Good ideas percolating, Silas! If tweeting your food intake is too daunting for the beginning, I suggest MyFitnessPal. It's free, and I haven't found a food yet that they haven't listed nutrition content on. :)

    Have a good weekend!