I have a new obsession.
Luckily it's a relatively healthy one.
Sharon and I have been completely stumped by my recent, on-going diet plateau. And I have been very annoyed and frustrated. I've been doing a pretty good job of following the rules: being active and eating healthy (blech!) but I'm just maintaining. We've even tried mixing up my workouts (more Zone 2 stuff for a couple weeks, more Zone 3 stuff when that didn't work)
I'm ready to pull my hair out (though, since my hair doesn't weigh 40 lbs like Angelique's that won't do me much good!)
I mean, what happens if I DON'T workout 5x per week and eat 5 million grams of fiber a day????
So this week I started keeping a detailed and complete food diary. Boooooring! Right? Well, it's been OK. And kind of illuminating.
I'm using dailyplate.com which is part of Lance Armstrong's LiveStrong site. I'm not a huge fan of the Lance (sorry Garth) but the dailyplate is free and pretty easy to use.
The thing I'm noticing most is that it keeps me honest about what I'm eating. Yes, I can choose to eat a second 100 cal Skinny Cow Fudge Bar - but I have to also log that into the site and watch my daily calorie % jump up.
We'll see if this has any lasting impact. I lost 1.5 pounds this week, but that may be sweat from the horrible heat last night (I'm refusing to turn my AC on unless the temp hits 90°)
Anyway, the week is winding down. Wishing everyone a happy day!