A Little Game I Play with My Tracker
6/23/2012 12:19 AM
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Being on vacation/travelling/eating out can be tricky. Tracking food that you aren't really sure about, geusstamating points to the best of your ability, that's just how it is. To reduce the stress of "in the moment what do I do panic" when out to eat I try to look up places we are going ahead of time and make a plan for what I'm going to get. I also always- ALWAYS- pre-track my food at restaurants. Even if I've already ordered it and it's sitting in front of me I put it into my tracker before I take a bite. It's a control issue for me I think.
The game that I realized that I play with my tracker is that I track the whole meal, every last part of it. That way when I only eat half of it I can go back to my tracker and retreive all those points. Thus mentally saying "See how good I am? I could have eaten all these points, but I didn't, I only ate this many." It's like when you are shopping and you put back one thing that you really want so that when you get home you can feel better about the money you spent because you didn't get the one thing you really wanted. Silly isn't it! I even went so far today that knowing we were going to VooDoo Donuts and there are a couple different donuts that I really love there, that I put into my tracker two, yes two donuts. Of course I didn't eat two donuts, but I could have if I wanted to, I had already tracked them. Then I got the bonus good feeling of going and deleting one of them and getting those points back. I'm such a weirdo I know!
I wasn't doing it on purpose either it wasn't until later today that I figured out I've been doing this! I think for me it's the difference between telling myself I only GET TO eat half, or telling myself that I CHOSE to eat half.
Pictured are three donuts from VooDoo Donuts- the VooDoo Doll, the Portland Cream and the Bacon Maple bar. Seriously good donuts. IF you look them up online be sure there are no children in the room, some of their donuts are inappropriate to say the least!