Sunday, May 20, 2012

Tracking vs Not Tracking food- the 1-2 pound difference

60 day outlook. Tracking vs Not Tracking

Okay, here's what my last 60 days of weighing daily looks like on a graph. Each white line on the Y axis (up and down) is 5 pounds.

Tracking my food on My Fitness Pal is from 3/21 to 4/14 or so. There is variation and what looks to me to be cat ears!!!

From about 4/15/ to 5/17 or so I did not track my food. I had enough experience with eating Primal/Paleo-ish, day -to-day cooking and eating, life stress, and blind trust,  confidence to give not tracking my food to take a month long break.

Only a 1-2 pound gain, that was sustained over the month. Once I started tracking again on 5/17,  I've gone back to the lower side of my maintenance range.

This whole month long experiment was to give myself a test of the robustness of my new normal and I must say, I passed!!  Awesomeness. My clothes don't fit any difference and as long as I stick to my new, normal way of eating, I can safely not track, if I choose.

What it also may mean to me, is that if I need to loose weight, I will likely need to track my intake again. Really nice to know that I've got that range of control and choice right now.

1 comment:

  1. You must be a math person! I think it's great that you were able to maintain without tracking and feel comfortable doing that. Finding your new normal is so important!