Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Cal Pro Ir Carb Fat Calc Fib
Those seven little truncated words are my 10-year habit I can't seem to shake. It all started in 2001 when I bought a mountain bike and realized I was too fat to ride it further than 5 miles. Thus, a life change that is obviously too instilled in my brain now to give up. I track calories. And Protein. And Iron. And Carbohydrates. And Fat. And Calcium. And just this year, Fiber (old age!). I started digging in my training box for the years I lost weight (eating less than 1500 calories a day and ate a lot of yogurt, chicken, peanut butter, and eggs), and discovered I started doing this in February of 2002. I had no friggin' idea 10 years have past. Eat to Live is a diet that claims you don't have to track a single calorie and I tried it, but found myself cheating and writing calories down. Go figure! So I'm back on the tally again and write every morsel of food down. Some habits are hard to break.