Tuesday, August 13, 2013


I've not been honest.  I've tracked my food....sorta.   Yes, I go on every day.  Yes, I put my food in.  Or rather I put in my 'plans'.    I have been living in the delusion that I'm doing OK because I'm tracking.  However, I have to admit.....when things go awry and I allow stress to overtake me and I eat something extra......or when my plans don't go the way I want and I eat something other than planned.....or when.....yeah, best laid plans have not been my friend, I don't ALWAYS go back and change my food on myfitnesspal.  This is BAD.  I am hurting NO ONE but myself!

I've struggled with my exercise in the last week or so also.   Yesterday morning I got up early and got ready for my bike ride...and had a flat tire on my road bike.  I struggled to change the tube the last time and eventually had to go into a bike shop and look like a retard and ask for assistance. (my brother was out of town).  I have no problem changing the tires on my Trek or even my husbands trek...but this road bike KILLS me.  I never got it changed...and I've talked to my brother and tomorrow night I'll be going up to figure out what 'concept' I'm missing...because SOMETHING is not clicking for me.  SO my ride yesterday went out the window.  By the time I thought about switching and riding on the canal on my Trek I didn't have enough time.

I woke up this morning.  I rolled out of bed.  I couldn't ride so I was determined to RUN.    And then I heard it......pouring rain.  GRRRR  So no exercise today.   The saving grace for TODAY is that I have zumba tonight and yes, I am packed and ready to zumba after work.

Honesty...I ate an extra piece of breakfast pizza this morning.  I have already gone on and adjusted the food intake for the day.  I'm good.  I've got this!   Honesty with myself is the most important thing!!!


*A Strong New Me* said...

I use MyFitnessPal to track my food too. Or, I should say, I log in and post a food here and there. I haven't been nearly as honest as I need to be either, and it shows. Back at it today!

Fran said...

I'm never honest when I'm tracking food and I'm just fooling myself by that. That's why I stopped tracking. I know when I had too much to eat after years of watching what I eat.

You don't run in the rain? I do most of the times except when there's a thunderstorm: too dangerous.

JenB said...

I just did a "My Fitness Pal" post today! I've been on there for about three months now. I've always known I needed to track food, and it's been so great seeing the progress now that I am being honest and writing it all down. I keep my food diary private for now, as I'm still too embarrassed by all I put in it. Working on that! but gotta stay honest! I'm "scrapjen" there if you wanted to be MFP Pals.

I'm an indoor exerciser ... my bike is a stationary bike, so no such challenges. Hubby loved to run in the rain ... I have a treadmill and elliptical though, so NO excuses for me no matter what the weather.

Michele said...

Sorry about that flat. I ride lot and can also not change a tire on my road bike. I plan to take a little bike maintenance class to help me. Maybe one of your local bike shops offers such a thing. Hope things are going better!

Cathy said...

I have been guilty of that too. It doesn't count if you don't track it, right? I have to tell myself that even if it isn't on paper (or myfitnesspal, which I use too) my body knows that I ate it and it still counts. I still struggle with that a lot.

Debsdailylife said...

You are so right!!! We only cheat ourselves!!
Bummmer about the flat. Did you ever figure out what you were missing?